I'm focused on creating relationships with my couples. I care so much about what your day feels like and most of all, I want to experience all of these amazing feelings with you because that's what helps me tell your story the best way possible. I'm here for the long haul and want to make sure I photograph all of those in-between moments that you will cherish forever. I'm not a vendor and you're certainly not just a client. I want to be friends and create a meaningful friendship. Let's do this thing!

and philsophy

my approach

who i am

I am an intimate wedding and elopement photographer based in Portland, Oregon. I love to travel and experience new places. Let's go somewhere beautiful and document your story. Photographs are so very important and are the only tangible item we have to remind us what moments felt like. I'd say that's pretty special and something worth investing in.

I’m so freaking happy that you’re here. Whether it be by chance or fate, you’re here now so let’s be friends. This corner on the internet is my space to be creative, meet new folks and share all of the beautiful stories I’ve had the opportunity to document. When I’m not photographing, you could typically find me hiking somewhere in the outdoors or hanging out with friends or family. Relationships and the outdoors are so important to me, and that’s why I like to incorporate both of them in my work. Reach out and give me all the details. I can't wait to hear from you!

i'm brady

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travel dates


Palm Springs, CA
Joshua Tree, CA

Boston, MA

Penn State, Philadelphia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Zion, Utah
Page, Arizona

Orlando, Florida
Southern Iceland

Amarillo, Texas
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Las Vegas, Nevada
San Francisco, California 

Portland, Oregon
Seattle, Washington

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mount Rainier, Washington
Brooklyn, New York
Tokyo, Japan

a trip somewhere

let's plan

As you can tell, I thrive when i'm traveling and photographing couples in a new place that inspires me. Let's plan a trip together and photograph your love in a place that YOU love. I am always up for a new adventure and would love to get to know you for who you are individually and as a couple. Check out my bucket list below... I've listed a few specific places that have been on my bucket list for years. Want to go somewhere else? I'm game! Send me a message and i'll start planning away. I cannot wait to hear from you!

ideas + suggestions

Bucket list

Mt. Cook National Park, New Zealand
Queulat Glacier, Patagonia
Kirkjufell, Iceland
Tonsai, Thailand
Ubud, Bali
McWay Falls, California 
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon
Painted Hills, Oregon
Diablo Lake, Washington
Granite Mountain, Washington
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Glacier National Park, Montana

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creating meaningful relationships

i believe in

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