wedding packages start at $2600

All wedding packages come with a complimentary engagement session, a beautiful online gallery to download from and share, wedding planning guide and timeline assistance, the ability to order prints and albums and as many coffee and donut dates as you'd like! Packages start with 6 hours. Additional hours and a second shooter are also available. 


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elopement packages start at $1500

Whether you want to have your immediate family by your side on the Oregon Coast or run away just the two of you to some mountain top, I'd love to be there to capture your intimate and honest day. I'm happy to help you plan it and I can also act as one of your witnesses! Intimate weddings and elopements with 20 people or fewer start at $1,500 for up to four hours.


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engagement sessions start at $400

Grab a bottle of champagne or a few beers and let's go explore together. There will be a lot of running around, wind in your hair, bad jokes resulting in crinkled noses and playful interactions. I'm just there to capture you, as a couple, in your most honest and flattering way. In-home, anniversary and day after sessions all welcome. 


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Bucket List For Shooting: 
(take me with you!)
Joshua Tree
Moab, UT
New Zealand

2018 Travel Dates:
(always adding more, check back)
Jan- Sayulita
April- Austin, TX
May- Northern California
June-Maine, CT, MASS
July- CT, New York
Aug- Orcas Island, Mt Rainer
Oct- San Diego, CA

'will you come travel with me?
 shall we stick by each other as long as we live?'

Travel info

-walt whitman

Getting married somewhere amazing that's not listed? I absolutely want to come! 

[let's make it happen!]

Kate was everything we wanted in a photographer and MORE! She is calm, beyond flexible, talented and very professional. She was so easy going and fun to work with that we forgot all about how awkward it can be to be in front of a camera. The best part to us was that Kate was so calming, took creative gorgeous shots, put up with a rowdy bridal party of 18 and made sure we took the time to take photos even when things were hectic. BONUS getting a sneak peek on our honeymoon just DAYS after the wedding was the best surprise. Not to mention the photos are perfection. We have gotten so many compliments from family and friends who loved her too! I could go on and on - Kate is the best!

Urban seattle wedding

[  Margo+peter  ]

Hiring Kate as our photographer was hands-down the best decision we made during the entire wedding process. We put photography as a huge priority, and it meant a lot to us - it was the only thing we would really walk away with after the big day was over, so we wanted a photographer who would capture the amazing moments and be really easy to work with. Kate was all of this and more. We can’t say enough fabulous things about working with her. We had so many guests come to us afterwards, and rave about the photos they saw of our wedding online taken by Kate. We feel so lucky to have found the perfect photographer who we trusted completely to capture our wedding day, and she is so much fun to spend time with as a huge added bonus! If we had to do it all over again, we would hire Kate again in a heartbeat!

intimate colorado wedding

[ Lauren + Eric ]

Kate worked closely with me to make sure my lake-side elopement was perfect. She was always quick to respond and very helpful whenever I had questions. She returned a quick sneak peak of our ceremony and I am in love with these pictures! I definitely recommend her!

lake side elopement

[  alex+brian  ]

Kate was so amazing to work with. We did a post wedding engagement-like shoot, because I really wanted to have nice pictures of us with Mt Hood in the background before we moved from Oregon. She was so sweet and fun on the day of as well, and it felt like we were truly hanging out with a friend. Kate had such a calming presence that put us at ease in front of the camera. They (photos) are so beautiful and totally capture our personalities, with a mix of the classic couple poses too. She was amazing to work with and we would recommend!

mt hood couples session

[  emily+ryan  ]

Kate is THE best! She is creative and quick. She captures everything from funny to precious moments. She was there taking pictures in all the great moments, but also seemingly unnoticeable! I love her go-to attitude and love for the outdoors! She has a way of harnessing your style and also her style within the pictures!! She also has a way of capturing absolutely beautiful, unique and candid pictures. She is down to earth and super great to work with. Our engagement, my boudoir and wedding pictures are seriously breathtaking. She is worth every penny and more!!

Bridal veil lakes wedding

[  kelly + Aaron  ]

There are not words for how thrilled I am with my wedding pictures. Kate blew my expectations out of the water. She understood what we were looking for, candid shots of our day and our loved ones. I feel so lucky to be able to have such great photos of our day to remember for the rest of our lives!

Montana lake front wedding

[  alexis + Mitchell  ]

OMG we just spent this last hour and a half looking through all the photos. You have an amazing eye, truly an artist! We are so lucky to have found you. I'm on cloud 9 looking at these photos. Will you please shoot our wedding?!

columbia river gorge engagement

[  katelyn + Chris  ]


 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.