Rock Climbing Engagement Session at Smith Rock State Park | Shannon + Ryan

This rock climbing engagement session with Shannon and Ryan was absolutely an adventure! These two met back in college on a friend’s camping trip and they’ve been adventuring together ever since! For their session, we planned to take rock climbing photos at Smith Rock State Park in Bend, Oregon. Keep reading to learn more about this incredible adventure engagement!

How Shannon + Ryan Planned Their Rock Climbing Engagement Session

Shannon and Ryan are no strangers to the rock climbing world. After meeting on a camping trip in college, they started dating. During their 10+ years together they discovered a shared love for rock climbing and they never looked back.

I first met Shannon through the Ladies Climbing Coalition. We are both ambassadors for the group and run meet-ups around the Portland area. When Shannon and Ryan first booked me for their wedding, I knew we had to incorporate rock climbing photos into their engagement session! Of course, they were down so we headed to the canyons in Smith Rock State Park for their epic adventure session!

An Adventure Engagement Session with Rock Climbing Photos at Smith Rock

For their engagement session, Shannon and Ryan brought their adorable pup, Cedar! We ventured out on a short hike to check out the views and pop some champagne.

We then proceeded into the park to do some climbing. Shannon and Ryan changed into some more dressy outfits before strapping into their climbing gear and heading up the canyon wall. It was epic!

This engagement session was not only so much fun, but it was also amazing for me because it combined my love of rock climbing and photographing couples!

Shannon and Ryan, thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your epic engagement session! I can’t wait to celebrate you again at your wedding this fall!

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Couple popping champagne bottle at rock climbing engagement session
Couple popping champagne bottle at rock climbing engagement session
Couple kissing at rock climbing engagement session
Couple sitting and hugging at rock climbing engagement session
Couple sitting and hugging at rock climbing engagement session
Couple holding hands while walking along a trail at Smith Rock
Couple walking along a desert trail at Smith Rock State Park
Woman carrying man on her back during engagement session at Smith Rock
Couple hugging and laughing at Smith Rock State Park
Woman sitting on man's shoulders during engagement session at Smith Rock
Couple walking along hiking trail at Smith Rock
Couple walking up the stairs at Smith Rock State Park
Couple hiking at Smith Rock State Park for engagement session
Woman putting on rock climbing gear at Smith Rock
Couple putting on rock climbing gear for engagement session
Couple kissing before rock climbing at Smith Rock
Woman in blue dress rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park
Couple rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple hugging while rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple hugging while rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple kissing while rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple hugging while rock climbing at Smith Rock for engagement session
Couple holding hands during rock climbing engagement session
Couple sitting on the steps after rock climbing engagement session at Smith Rock
Couple dancing at Smith Rock after rock climbing engagement session
Couple hugging during rocking climbing engagement session at Smith Rock
Couple hugging during rocking climbing engagement session at Smith Rock
Couple hugging during rocking climbing engagement session at Smith Rock
Engagement session photos at Smith Rock
Man lifting woman up into the air at Smith Rock State Park
Couple kissing in the field during rock climbing engagement session
Couple portraits during rock climbing engagement session
Couple holding hands at Smith Rock State Park
Couple kissing at Smith Rock State Park
Couple sitting overlooking the river at Smith Rock State Park
Couple kissing at Smith Rock State Park