Meet Ara


Where shall we adventure together?  On the Oregon Coast?  A National Park?  Hiking to a waterfall or rock climbing for your wedding ceremony?  Walking along a mountainside to a secret trail leading to the best view?  No matter what we do, your photographs will be so very personal, and we're going to have an unforgettable journey along the way.

As an award-winner in both wedding and landscape photography, my style weaves together artistic portraiture, atmospheric scenery, photojournalism, and pure fun.  I have a long list of beautiful places to take you, an undaunted spirit to keep up with you on all your adventures, and an obsession with natural beauty that pours into my images.

Wallflower while your event is unfolding, loud enough when people need wrangling, knowledgeable when a gown needs bustling or a boutonniere needs pinning, helpful when toes need pointing and knees need bending and smiles need refreshing, and dedicated to those memories that deserve remembering, I'm fiercely invested in making sure you have an incredible experience from start to finish.  I choose my clients as carefully as they choose me, because I believe in the perfect fit.

I am a native of the Pacific Northwest, currently living in Portland with my husband, Nathan.  I'm outside as much as possible, traveling many times per year, documenting the wonderful lives and love stories of adventurers, waterfallaholics, and romantics like me.

I can't wait to meet you!



Introduction Film

Out in the World

Elopement Adventures on Instagram