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CASI YOST - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BEND OREGON

BEND OREGON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I DRAW MY INSPIRATION & CREATIVITY FROM FILM

I'm obsessed with film photography and videography and feel that it is truly the most timeless look for wedding photography. This probably stems from my nostalgia of looking through scrapbooks that my grandmother made of us. I just adore how classy and wonderfully imperfect film can be. I try and replicate that as much as possible on my digital images, and don't worry - I always bring a film camera with me.

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I'm thrilled that you found me and that you're getting married! Congratulations! And even better, you're thinking of getting married in Bend Oregon. I know that choosing a location that has everything you want and a photographer to match is important. To be honest, finding a photographer (or any vendor for that matter) online is a daunting taks. You don't know if you're going to be a good fit, or what the process is like, etc. The whole point of this page is to help answer those questions you may not think you have. Especially about wedding photography.

Based on my experience there are a few things I recommend.

First, you should make sure you have a great wedding planner. They will help you to make the day memorable and stress-free. I have so many couples that did most of it themselves and they were stressed about little things like who is taking the wedding presents home at the end of the night, who takes down the chairs, etc. If you have a planner, you don't have to worry about that or anything else!

Make sure your venue has everything you need. Enough parking for all of your guests? What about set-up and take-down? There are things you don't want to have to worry about when you're tipsy at the end of the night. If you scroll down, I have a list of great venues and other vendors that will take care of you while you're in Bend.

CHOOSING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN BEND SHOULD GIVE YOU THE DESIRE TO DO A LITTLE HAPPY DANCE. I'M HERE FOR IT AND I'LL HOLD YOUR BEER.

MORE THAN USUAL WORDS | BEND OREGON ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Let me re-introduce myself. Hi, I'm Casi Yost and I'm a wedding and elopement photographer serving Bend Oregon, and I am a pro third-wheeler.

I love crazy dance parties bumping around with hair going everywhere, with people dancing and singing really bad 90's cover songs. That is the real real and i'm here for it.

I love the first dances and the tearful speeches because those are the moments that mean the most.

I was born and raised in Oregon and Bend is just one of those magical places that has everything. You want to get in a few runs on the mountain before you say you'r "I do's?" you can just head over to Mt. Bachelor. Maybe you want to check out the local art scene? Head to Wall St in Old Town Bend and you'll see all the local talent, plus some epic shops and breweries. You probably already did some research or come all the time anyway. ;)

My passion for storytelling and bringing your memories to life drives me to capture your wedding day in a way that is honest, documents the messy with the beautiful, and helps you to remember it honestly as it was.

When you are looking back and reflect on the day, you should be able to say, "I didn't realize she even got that shot!" and then enjoy how it feels to re-live that moment.

I truly appreciate and love the outdoors so it is important to me to include the beauty of the amazing setting that we're in. This is just as important in story-telling as photographing the place-settings and details of your venue. You chose Bend for a reason and I want to make sure that is highlighted!

This place has beautiful snow-capped mountains, desert, lava-fields and majestic pine trees. The cliffs, the grassy fields, and unreal sunsets make Bend the perfect place to get married.

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BEND OREGON WEDDING VENUES

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The primary outdoor wedding sites are on the lawn at the Main House and in the meadow by the Metolius River. The Main House features an outdoor patio and lawn area overlooking the river. Indoor weddings can be held in the Main House; the Grand Room features a river view and is perfect for a small indoor ceremony or reception.

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Black Butte Ranch is a spectacularly scenic wedding venue. located on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon. It has been a preferred wedding destination for more than 40 years. The outdoor wedding location offers exquisite natural beauty as a backdrop for your perfect day.

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Over the years, Loloma Lodge has hosted hundreds of weddings, family reunions, and large-scale events. A unique facility, Loloma offers lodging, camping, a reception area, stage, and ceremony site all in one location. Loloma is the wedding venue for you if you want that "campground, middle of nowhere vibe"

BEND OREGON VENDOR LIST

BEST WEDDING VENDORS SERVING THE BEND OREGON AREA

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THINGS TO DO + ABOUT BEND

If you're the adventurous at heart, Bend is going to be your idea of heaven. Bend is on the eastern edge of the Cascades and is in the shadow of four mountains, Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters. It also has the Deschutes river running right through it. For outdoor activities, they don't lack anything. You can ski or snowboard on Mt. Bachelor and in the same day, go hike Smith Rock, rock-climb, mountain bike, walk the lava fields, and even kayak the little river by Drake Park.

If you're looking for post-adventure fun, it has 18 breweries, four wineries, and three cideries. There is also an awesome art scene and the Bend Downtown Association always has an up-to-date listing of all the shops and things to do in the city.

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WEATHER IN BEND OREGON

The climate in Bend is that of high desert. They have over 300 days of sunshine, which makes it perfect for wedding planning and adventuring. It is no wonder so many people are moving there. The best time of year to get married there is from March through October to be comfortable for outdoor weddings.

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IDEAS FOR WHAT TO DO

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Bend is such a destination for so many that they have curated lists by visitors on what they love most HERE. Some of my top things to do in Bend:

- Bend Rock Gym: Great place to take the littles.

- Hike Smith Rock: Rock climbing is huge here if you're into that.

- Kayak and Canoe Tumalo: This is great to get out on a hot day.

- Stand on Liquid Paddleboarding: Bend is THE place to paddleboard and hold a beer.

- Les Schwab Ampitheater: They have large large concerts here. Check out their upcoming listings.

- Pilot Butte: Epic views of Bend. Great for bridal portraits.

- Cog Wild Bicycle Tours: Great if you want to really see the hidden gems of Bend.

- Mt. Bachelor: Because you have to try this dry powder.

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Not only is Casi extremely sweet, she has a rad sense of humor and makes the process as comfortable as possible. Casi is the MOST organized and communicative photographer I have worked with. I wouldn’t have a single worry knowing Casi was photographing for any event because she’s got it down! I couldn’t recommend her enough, but I will anytime I get the chance.

I don't know where to begin, the experience from start to finish was so fun and enjoyable! The first time we met Casi was for our engagement shoot at 7 am in the Gorge. Despite the cold weather and early start she was energetic, bubbly, and kept us laughing. We are not comfortable in front of the camera but the photos looked very natural and candid.

"I cannot describe the way my heart felt when we looked at our photos. The photos are incredible, and we are so excited about the rest of them. Casi is so talented. Overall, you are not merely hiring a photographer. She is anything you need her to be, and she does it with a genuine heart."

- Nina & Ben

- Danielle & Chess

- Kristen & Will

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