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Excited to finally share this untraditional Portland elopement with you!  Leslie and Sam decided to elope to Portland from Canada and were the most relaxed and fun couple ever. Their day was totally unscripted and was such a blast to capture. I met them on a Monday afternoon at Hoyt Arboretum in the beautiful Washington Park […]

Elopement in Hoyt Arboretum, Portland

Portland Elopement

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In early January we traveled down to Mexico to escape the Portland Winter gloom. Last year we went to Tulum, but this year we wanted a more spontaneous and adventurous trip. We had heard incredible things about Sayulita, which is just north of Puerto Vallarta. Barrett went down before me and fished for a few […]

Adventure

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A lot of couples can go into their wedding photography planning thinking, I don’t really need engagement photos. Or they just wonder what the point of an engagement shoot is. Here are a few quick, but really important reasons you should definitely take advantage of an engagement session with your photographer. Be more comfortable and […]

3 reasons for engagement photos.

Tips for couples

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It has taken me FOREVER to blog this session, but only because I love it so much. I knew it would have to be a doozy if I was going to do it justice! Hannah and Zak really wanted some adventure photos for their Columbia Gorge engagement session. Luckily they totally trusted me to find […]

Adventure Session

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Sarah and Andrew hosted a wedding celebration that gave a whole new meaning to church wedding and backyard reception, in my eyes. Their modern Portland wedding is definitely in my top five favorites of all time. They had their ceremony at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland. The church is a really beautiful, simple space […]

Modern and Minimalist Portland Wedding: Sarah + Andrew

Portland Wedding

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You know the old label ‘the one who got away’ we use for lovers we never got closure with? I feel like that can apply to friends as well. Those gems of people who we’re really close to and love dearly for a season. Then for whatever reason we lose touch with them, but wish […]

Adventure Session

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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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