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.
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Wedding
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Wedding The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown S
Downtown Portland Wedding Venues Portland, Oregon is a city alive with energy and a unique spirit. Wedding venues near
Best Bend Oregon Wedding Venues 2022
Bend Oregon Wedding Venues Beautiful Bend, Oregon offers a wide variety of wedding venues to host couples for their
Sayulita, Mexico Wedding Why Get Married in Sayulita, Mexico? Sayulita, Mexico is a small beach town bursting with
Walla Walla Wedding Venues
Walla Walla Wedding Venues Eritage Resort Wedding Eritage Resort is a stunning wedding venue located in Walla Wa
Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer
Portland Oregon Wedding Claudia and Reese held their ceremony at Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon. The next day we he
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.
What is an Elopement or Micro-wedding in 2022?
Simple, Sacred Elopements & Micro-weddings Elopements have always been around, steeped in adventure and a de
Oregon Coast Elopement Locations
Oregon Coast Elopement Locations The Oregon Coast is full of stunning landscapes perfect for an elopement location.
Crater Lake Wedding
Crater Lake Wedding Here is a guide to planning your Wedding at Crater Lake, Oregon. Photos by me and Officiated by Ama
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.
Downtown Portland Engagement
Downtown Portland Engagement This is an engagement session that spans from Downtown Portland, The International Rose Ga
Portland Engagement Photos
Portland Engagement Photo Locations These are some of the best engagement photo locations in the Portland Area. Serena
Painted Hills Engagement
Painted Hills Engagement Here is a wonderful engagement session from the Painted Hills. Also, here is some info you may
Smith Rock Proposal
Katie and Alex's Smtih Rock Engagement Alex Proposed to Katie at Smith Rock this winter the day after Thanksgiving.