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A lot of couples can go into their wedding 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 confident […]

3 key 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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.Holy crap 2017 was a doozy! The year had a lot of super high, highs… countered with some super low, lows. But moving into this new year I’m concentrating on the positive. And I’m pretty sure this post will show you, there was a hell of a lot of positive! I had the honor of […]

Best of 2017

Year In Review

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This is the second half to the snow day I blogged a long while. A comfy sweater and coffee filled in home session. It is finally my slow season and my new website is done (hooray). So now I actually have a minute to catch up on blogging…or at least attempt to! Sara and Justin […]

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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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