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Hannah and Zak were married over the Summer at Castaway Portland, which is one of my favorite industrial wedding venues in Portland. I love how close it is to downtown and all of the fun city spots nearby for portraits. It’s right next door to Pomarius Nursery and Blockhouse PDX, and only a quick double-decker bus ride […]

Castaway Portland Wedding | Hannah + Zak

Portland Wedding

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Color Theory Collective is one of the Portland florists I recommend to all of my couples. They create such stunning and modern centerpieces and bouquets, as well as wow worthy installations.  Alyssa is always a step ahead of the rest with trends, and works with color palettes that are unique and unexpected. She studied art […]


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DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma County was one of the prettiest wineries I’ve been. It was also the most incredible place for an outdoor Spring wedding. The grounds are covered in beautiful gardens, overflowing with roses and lavender.  A dinning area called the grove, lined with farm tables and baby maple trees, which felt like it […]

Deloach Vineyards Wedding // Santa Rosa, California // Rachel + Patrick

California Wedding

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I had the extreme honor of traveling to Upstate New York over the Summer to capture Ian and Natalie’s gorgeous greenhouse wedding. It was basically a dream and if this venue was around when I was getting married, I 100% would get married here. I always dreamed of getting married in an old greenhouse, because […]

New York Wedding

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I’ve been holding onto this session for over a year now.  Every time I went to blog it, I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know where to start. I loved it too much and didn’t want to half ass it. But Ian and Natalie are finally getting married tomorrow, so it seems like it’s time. Ian […]

Big Sur Engagements // Ian + Natalie


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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 […]

Portland Elopement

 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.