[  a little bit more about me ]

When I married my husband, it gave me amazing insight as a photographer and helped me understand what moments and experiences were truly important to couples. For you, I strive to be a calm presence in the noise, capturing the beautiful, emotional connections between you and your partner, all the small moments you won’t remember in the rush of the day. I want your photos to help you remember how it felt to be at your wedding, not just how it looked. I shoot through all the action, never putting my camera down. Your hair might be wind swept, your dress might get dirty, and if you're a crier, your make-up might smudge. I'm there to capture it all, because that's the good stuff. 

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ABOUT

Photo by Jenn Byrne

I'm kate

I'm an INFJ and a traveller, and lived all over the world from Brooklyn to Australia. I've driven across this incredible country four times and would do it again in a heartbeat. I’ve always been called to the wild scenery of the Pacific Northwest and, for now, I call Portland home. My heart is always looking for the next adventure and right now, I have an aching desire to explore the desert more! Needless to say, I’m available to work with couples from all over the world.

My perfect day starts with a Pips donut date with my main squeeze, a road trip to the Oregon Coast, a romp with my rescue pup, Opal, and finishes sleeping under the stars.

Fun fact, Barrett (my hubs) and I were actually high school sweethearts. But then we broke up for about 8 years and both bounced around the country and world before we started dating again. We moved to Portland together on a whim and we knew we'd get married after being back together for about a month. Some things are meant to be. 

That's my story and I can’t wait to meet you and hear about what makes your story unique. If you can see yourself in my images and think my style is perfect for your day, please get in touch! I can’t wait to join you as you embark on this new adventure together!

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Exploring all the little nooks of the oregon coast

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adding strange plants to my huge collection, and hoping i don't kill them!

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long, slow-paced road trips across and around the country with my hubs and pup

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breakfast. brunch. eggs. donuts dates and bagel sandwiches, please.

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Hiking and camping and yurts, oh my!

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clean modern design and color palettes inspired by nature

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 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.

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