Weddings & Elopements


Hi, my name is Ely. I’m a Wedding and Elopement Photographer here in Bend, Oregon. I specialize in photographing weddings and elopements. I love hanging out with people who are in love. I built this website so you can see my work and get to know me better.
I love being married and having the opportunity to photograph other couples getting married. I've been photographing weddings since 2007 and couldn't ask for a better job. Whether you're getting married, engaged, or just want portraits, feel free to email, call, or text me with any questions. I look forward to getting to know you!

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I photograph around 40-50 Weddings / Elopements a year, as well as, several types of portrait sessions. Below are a few of my most recent sessions from Oregon and beyond. Please click around to learn more about my work.

Oregon Elopement Photographer with Couple Backpacking

Photography Philosophy

Since 2008, I have photographed over 700 weddings and countless portrait sessions. I have used several cameras and photographed weddings in different countries around the world. In that time, I have learned how to work with light to make for the best images in any scenario. Knowing that every wedding, engagement, or portrait session will be different, I have practiced so that I am able to work in any situation.

One thing I love about my job is that I get to work with people. As a sociology major, I have always been interested in where people come from and what makes them happy. I enjoy getting to know my clients, so I can better serve them whether it's the most important day of their lives or them in the company of their loved ones.

Last, I love the art of photography, so I am constantly learning how to better my craft. From camera equipment and post-processing to learning how to better make my clients feel more comfortable behind the camera. I know that I can always improve and love that my job has no creative ceiling.

My Style

I am a pretty relaxed guy and I want my clients to feel comfortable, but well served. I want them to have a good time and get the best photos possible. Since 2008, I have developed what I call my style. I would hope that every image that I produce has a timeless feel.
For example, I want my clients to look back on their wedding photos and feel the same emotions as they did on the best day of their lives.

Since moving to Bend I have been exploring Oregon to find more adventurous locations to photograph couples. We are fortunate to have an endless supply of trees, lakes, mountains, and some beautiful coastline. It is my goal to always be on the hunt for a new location or learn how to capture an old one from a different perspective.

This site is filled with dozens of Weddings, Elopements, Engagement, and Portrait Sessions that show my style. If you are at all interested in seeing some full weddings or engagements head to the bottom of the page and shoot me an email. For now please click around and get to know me and my work.

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Oregon Winter Elopement photographed with Sony A7rIII