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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kate ames

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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The Most

A lot of couples go into their wedding photography planning thinking, I don’t really need engagement photos. Here are a few quick, but really important reasons you do...

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3 big reasons for engagement photos

Holy crap 2017 was a doozy!I had the honor of shooting weddings in eight different states. I witnessed love stories for some of my oldest friends...

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best of 2017 in photos!

 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.