Wedding coverage begins at $3200 which includes free consultation, 2 awesome photographers, 6 hours coverage, online gallery of all artfully curated images to share with family and friends, all images to print share as you wish.  Inquire for additional collection information.

Elopements start at $1,200. Includes one photographer, online gallery of all artfully curated images to share, print, and download as you wish.

I do offer special rates Monday – Thursday.

Wedding Weekend Upgrades

Extra day of coverage is $800 add on (can include rehearsal dinner, pre wedding day activities, day after session, etc).

Planning a destination wedding or elopement? Ask about my travel rates.

I’m a photographer and traveler based in Bend, Oregon telling stories and artfully curating images for intimate and stylish weddings around the PNW and the world.

I know from my own wedding that your day is going to be filled with perfect moments, maybe some imperfections, and it will definitely all be over in a blink of an eye.  I want to capture the day for you, so years down the road you can remember how fabulous every moment was.  Telling your story is a job that I don’t take lightly and I am so grateful for the opportunity.  We will collaborate to create beautiful moments in nature; creating images you will hold on to for years.   I LOVE clients who don’t mind getting dirty during a session, who will run across a hillside to catch that last minute of golden light, who will walk juuuuust a little further to explore the view around the corner.  I LOVE clients who aren’t afraid to make their session (and wedding day) all about them and not mimicking the latest trends on social media. I love REAL people, REAL weddings and working with genuine people who have a laid-back approach to life. Your wedding day should be a celebration of the love you share, honoring the lifelong adventure you are beginning together.


I would love to hear about your wedding day plans.

What Makes You Different from Every Other Photographer?

That is a great questions! Considering the accessibility of photography due to technology and saturation due to social media. Photography is as exciting as ever! I've been shooting weddings since 2010 and have experienced many dynamic situations while working and I'm prepared for everything!

My attention to detail is utilized throughout your wedding day and continues through the editing process. Connecting with my clients is important to me. Capturing the love and connection between my couples is what makes the images come to life. I won't be shooting from a traditional list (or staging images from Pinterest) but instead from the feeling of your day, capturing real moments, emotions and all the LOVE.

I love my job and feel so grateful to capture these moments. I take what I do seriously, although, you may witness me busting a move on the dance floor.

I genuinely care about your love story and it would be an honor to capture your story.

What Kind of Gear Do You Shoot With?


I've been shooting Canon since my mom gave me her old AE-1 film camera in 1999.

5dmiv + 5dmiii
A variety of lenses, fixed and zoom
Some of my favs include: 50mm 1.2L, 35mm 1.4L, 135mm 2.0L, 45mm TS, 70-200mm 2.8L

Fuji X-Pro2
Variety of lenses

Flash 600exii {typically used during receptions}

Mac computers for life = my digital darkroom.

Are you Insured?

Heck Yes! Rest assured, I am insured.

Our Wedding is Not Local in Bend, Oregon, Are You Available to Travel?

Ding Dang, You Bet! I love traveling. My travel fees are basic (to cover airfare and two nights lodging) for weddings or elopements within the US and globally.

We Aren't Planning a Traditional Wedding, Do You Photograph Elopements?

I certainly do! Eloping is a great option for those overwhelmed by the thought of planning a large wedding or for those who desire a more laid-back day.

I LOVE intimate, stylish, weddings and elopements. Whether it is in the mist of a waterfall, on a bluff overlooking the ocean or in your backyard I want to be there to capture your love.

If you are planning an elopement here in Bend, I am happy to offer advice and explore to find the PERFECT spot in nature for your vows.

Will We Get to Keep Our Photos?

Yes! My wedding packages are priced to include YOUR final, EDITED images. Depending on the packages these will be available for digital download from your gallery or on a thumb drive. All images received will be artfully curated, giving you the very best of the best and individually edited. Receiving your gallery should not be overwhelming or underwhelming by image overload. For each hour I shoot, you can expect approximately 50 final images delivered per hour. I spend many hours after your wedding day carefully and artistically editing your images. In my opinion, it isn't a final photograph until it has been edited.

We Love What We See. What is Required to Reserve a Date?

A signed contract and 1/3 down. Remaining 2/3 due at least 10 days before your wedding date. Happy Dance!

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