Hi! I’m Mia!

portrait of mia in iceland enjoying the view of a waterfall

I have traveled all over the world but I get to call Central Oregon my home. I am lucky enough to have found my passion at an early age. I was always obsessed with magazines and pretty pictures so when I was old enough to buy my first camera I’d do photoshoots with my friends and intently study what makes a good picture. In college, a few friends would ask me to capture their weddings and the rest, as they say, is history.

It’s been over 12 years since then and a few hundred weddings later, I still love what I do! I have seen it all and am happy to help in any way I can –even if it’s not photography related. Above all, I encourage you to celebrate in a way that allows the space to be truly present, relaxed and have fun the entire time. You deserve that, and your pictures will show it too!

HERE’S WHAT WORKING WITH ME IS LIKE

bride and groom elopement photos

My job doesn’t begin and end on your elopement day. It begins the second you inquire with me. Our first call is an opportunity to get to know each other so that I can come up with fun ideas you may not have even thought of. I want to know the milestones of your relationship, and all of your favorite things to do together. Let’s infuse your day with meaningful moments each and every step of the way.

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portraits of mia at benham falls oregon
portraits of mia at benham falls oregon

I consider my shooting style very laid back. I believe the best photos happen unposed, when you’re happy and having a good time. I focus more on creating an enjoyable atmosphere than being overly particular about the position of your left pinky.

When you feel good, you look good. That’s my motto!

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Your investment covers all of my travel and accommodations so you never have to worry about hidden fees or additional costs. I like to arrive days early so I can physically scout and plan my shots before the big day. That way I can purely focus on capturing the magic between you two and all of the spontaneous moments in between.

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I make sure we’ve packed enough snacks, touch-up supplies, props, safety equipment, first aid kit, and backup gear in case you forgot anything. Nothing matters more to me than your ability to have a good time on your wedding day.

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I’ll be so excited for you to see your photos that you’ll get a handful of sneak peeks within 24 hours of your elopement. I then work diligently to make sure you get them ALL back within 4 weeks, just in time for your month-a-versary. : )

oregon waterfall elopement photos
wedding album designed by mia at imagine elopements
wedding album designed by mia at imagine elopements

 

When your Collection includes an album, I’ll create a design that effortlessly tells the story of your day so you can flip through it in your home without having to boot up a computer or scroll through the thousands of pictures in your phone. It’s all right there, in the beautiful heirloom that is your wedding album.

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portrait of elopement photographer at crater lake national park
view of mt bachelor in bend oregon

A bit About My Darling and I…

couple photo at yosemite national park

…since you just might meet him on the trail!

couple photo at yosemite national park

His name is Pacman and we met at a bon-fire in Joshua Tree on New Years Eve while each on our own adventurous road trips. We then went our separate ways but kept in touch for a couple weeks until he decided to meet me at my next destination: Yosemite National Park

sunset overlooking half dome and el capitan photography at sunset in yosemite

Our first date was a 5-day hike on the Yosemite North Rim Trail. We got to know each other very quickly and had a feeling this would be a long term thing. We lived about 3000 miles from each other so we did the distance thing for a while. Now, we own and live on 5 acres of land in Central Oregon and Crater Lake National Park is our actual neighbor! 

sunset overlooking half dome and el capitan photography at sunset in yosemite
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We love our homestead and enjoy raising chickens, gardening and cooking scrumptious meals together. When we’re not working or homesteading, we’re often camping somewhere with beautiful views, fishing a new lake, or paddleboarding into the sunset.

night sky astrophotography by mia
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I’ve always been a traveler but he’s brought the more adventurous side out of me. We have seen so much of the world together and our love of travel has brought many incredible new experiences our way.  Being able to share those moments with other couples is absolute magic!

Want to imagine your dream wedding day with me?