Hi! I'm Kate, a Portland, Oregon based wedding photographer.  I’m here to capture your intimate ceremonies, adventurous elopements, unexpected love stories and romantic portraits. My biggest goal: to bring out those quiet, unexpected moments that are uniquely you. The tactic: East coast sarcasm paired with west coast spirit, and some bad dad jokes to (hopefully) make you laugh.

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I believe in living simply and loving deeply. That plants are the best decor and dogs are the best adventure partners. Rocks are meant to be climbed and wedding dresses are meant to get dirty.

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On the blog

The Most

Hannah and Zak were married over the Summer at Castaway Portland, which is one of my favorite wedding venues in Portland. We started the day with a first look under Redwoods...

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redwood & castaway portland wedding

Ian and Natalie's Upstate New York wedding that took place in a beautifully renovated greenhouse and farmhouse. Full of greenery and emotion..

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Modern Greenhouse wedding in NY

 PHOTOS copyright Kate ames 2018 + DESIGN BY CHRISTINA LAING 

Kate Ames is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Portland, Oregon and traveling often for destination weddings. Specializing in modern and romantic portraits and working with adventurous and creative couples.