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holding space for 
your wildest, truest selves
to tie the knot

holding space for your wildest, truest selves
to tie the knot

adventure elopement

intimate wedding photographer

and

capturing all love
all over the pacific nOrthwest

and beyond

see what it's like to adventure together

hands up if you 'want your wedding day to feel like your happy place

When you close your eyes to picture your big day, I’ll bet you see lush untouched nature. The one you love by your side, with an adventurous twinkle in their eye. Both of you so relaxed and present, it’s clear you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be: a laid back, soulful experience that makes you two come alive.

sounds like your kind of elopement, right?

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the trailhead starts here.
which way, lovers?

You heard me. It’s your day, so it’s YOUR call on how to spend it. Maybe you’ll swap your veil for a headlamp as you whisper your vows at dawn, the sun rising over a majestic mountain peak behind you. Maybe exploring a secret waterfall, dancing under your favorite constellations by firelight, or a cozy party at a craft brewery is more your thing (IPAs and breathtaking nature are my two love languages, so I feel you on all counts!).

Whatever elopement or intimate wedding adventure you’re dreaming up, you can count on me for a lot of heart and a whole lot of soul in our journey together – not to mention expertise on navigating the great outdoors with awe and care, thanks to my 7 years in the US Forest Service. Documenting your day unfolding in a pure, unrushed and authentic way is why I’m here. Let’s do this!

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Meet Erica

YOUR DOWN-FOR-PRETTY-MUCH-ANYTHING GUIDE

you and your love are so so so welcome here

All skin colors, all sexual orientations, all gender identities, all bodies...
I love serving all humans, period.

As an official Leave No Trace photographer I’m trying to help us all love the earth a little better, too.

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you and your love are
so so so welcome here.

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Where will your story take you?

elopements

run away with us

engagements

capture our spark

weddings

make our day stand still

Michelle & Tim

I knew Erica was the perfect photographer for us from the moment I read her bio! She was so much fun to work with and made my husband and I feel so comfortable! I’m so grateful to have met Erica and I highly recommend her! Thank you Erica for giving us more than we ever expected and for the awesome experience of hiking around after our ceremony to get some incredible photos!

not only is erica

amazingly talented

she has such a great personality

that makes you

feel at ease.

Monica & Kavi

When COVID hit, we didn’t know what our plan was but Erica let us know she would be with us no matter what. About a month before our date ended up switching to a small family wedding in Southern Oregon. Erica was soooo willing to change her plans and joined us COVID stay (socially distant, mask and all) and completely ROCKED it with our wedding photos.

We did our engagement photos with her, which ended up being a great experience since my husband and I are both awkward in front of the camera…all the pictures turned out perfect!

Ryann & Mark

We loved her positive and relaxed attitude, which matched our own. She helped us plan for all of the moments we wanted to capture and provided helpful tips for posing, while also giving us room to be ourselves. She captured so many lovely candid moments throughout the day that are so fun to relive and get to see everything that was happening. With all of the uncertainties and plans changing around covid, Erica was great at communicating and willing to work with us as plans developed. 

erica was so

wonderful

to work with and her photos

are absolutely

gorgeous!

Michelle & Ray

We wanted to document our special day, as simple as it was, and the photos came out great. She made the effort to get to know us and captured who we are as a couple. She was fun to work with, even hopping a little creek in her Chacos to get the perfect shot. We highly recommend her!

Erica was

exactly

the right choice for our elopement!

Lindsey & Ian

Before our big day, she asked all the right questions and made me feel 100% secure that all our photo needs would be met, all over email! On our wedding day, she was everywhere! Getting the perfect shots and giving us feedback. She was easy to trust and we were so happy to try all her fun photo ideas! After our big day, she was so quick with first looks and the whole set of hundreds of photos came within weeks of our day! I have so many favorite images from our day thanks to Erica!

I can't tell you how

thankful I am

we decided on Erica for our

in Bend.

elopement

Emily & Jack

We had so much FUN with Erica throughout the whole process - she brought such a relaxed, can-do energy to all our interactions and never once made us feel silly for any of our questions or requests. If you're planning a PNW wedding (especially an elopement or intimate wedding), I'd recommend Erica in a heartbeat! She is an artist and a true professional, and we feel so lucky to have found her.

we absolutely

loved

working with erica for our

shoots!

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