Oregon Small Weddings and Elopements - Kenzi Shipley Photography

Chances are that you are here because the connected, relaxed, small wedding experience feels more "you." You really value quality time with each other, close friends and family. You prefer custom experiences over big productions and more than anything believe that your wedding day is truly about celebrating your love with those you love the most. You want a wedding experience that feels comfortable, fun and authentic to who you are as a couple. Whether just the two of you or with 50 or even 100 of your closest friends and family- whether somewhere epic outdoors, somewhere classic or even your backyard- your wedding day can be exactly what feels right to you.

a wedding day all about quality time, celebration + your love story

Oregon small wedding photographer

Back to the roots of what a wedding should be

I believe our job is to serve you well by creating a relaxed space where you feel free to be yourselves on your wedding day. The value of these photos is huge and I aim to capture your day in an emotive, artful + documentary way. Years from now I hope these photos carry you through the hard times, remind you of the feeling you felt on your wedding day, help you relive this day full of love + give you something incredible to share with your loved ones. Life moves so fast + preserving this day filled with all the people you love most- it’s priceless + so worthy of being documented in a way that will last through generations. 

emotive wedding photography that tells a story

I believe that your wedding photography experience should be relaxing, connecting + fun, just like your wedding day should be. I are passionate about intentionally creating an atmosphere where you feel comfortable and free to be completely yourselves in front of the camera. I take the time to get to know you + genuinely care that your unique love story is documented in a way that highlights your connection + feels like your most authentic selves. 

Imagine a relaxed + connected wedding photography experience 

Let’s get back to the roots of what a wedding should be. A celebration of your love + commitment to each other with those who are truly closest to you. 

I believe that there is something so special and different about small weddings. After photographing weddings of all sizes for two years it became abundantly clear that our hearts connected best with those couples that chose intimate celebrations over big wedding day productions. I so deeply love documenting wedding days that are centered around connection and celebrating your love story. Relaxed wedding days full of quality time + joy. A day where couples could truly be themselves and spend their day together. Isn’t that what it’s all about? 

Why small weddings + elopements?

Kenzi here! I am an Oregon wedding photographer!  I am here to guide you through this crazy wedding process. From what to wear for your engagement session, how to pose, where to set up your ceremony, vendor recommendations, location ideas, venue ideas + so much more- I AM HERE TO SERVE YOU. I am an open book and genuinely care about my clients having the best, most relaxed + meaningful wedding day.
I only take on a few weddings per year, so let's talk!

We’re here to guide you through the small wedding experience

1-4 hours of wedding photography starting at $1,350
6 hours of wedding photography starting at $2,050
Engagement/ couple session starting at $425

Pricing + Investment

— Gaona, Couple + Family

"I cannot say enough good things about Kenzi. She is so incredibly warm and easy-going and talented. She made us feel at ease from the second we met. She guided us so well throughout the shoot (embraced and rolled with our awkward selves lol) and delivered an outstanding gallery."

what clients are saying

— Kayla, Wedding, Engagement, maternity, newborn

"Kenzi made the whole experience so fun which for us is hard because we are awkward when it comes to being photographed but it was so easy and seamless with her. ... Her photos are so beautiful and she really captures our personalities and the emotion in every shot!!

what clients are saying

— Nikki, Wedding + Engagement

Kenzi is simply amazing. She pours her whole heart into her business and it shows. She takes the time to connect and get to know her clients so that when picture taking time comes, you’re already comfortable.

what clients are saying

Each time, we experience an intimate lifestyle photography session. Kenzi’s work is unique in that it feels like a family date! It’s intimate and creates a family memory while we’re being captured. It reminds us of the love we have and what makes us special and precious. Our whole family absolutely looks forward to it We always leave our photo times more connected as a family than when we came.

what clients are saying

katy, family, maternity, birth + newborn

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

i'm based near salem, oregon but photograph weddings primarily in the willamette valley and the oregon coast. There are no travel fees for wedding days, but there are mileage costs for engagement sessions!

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Do you charge travel fees? Where are you located?

Absolutely! The terms depend on how far out your wedding is. A wedding one year out may be split into 4 payments, but a wedding 3 months from now would be split into 2. the final payment is made 4 weeks before your wedding date.

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Do you offer payment plans?

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I do, sessions within 50 miles of salem, oregon are $425. I highly recommend engagement sessions as an opportunity to get to know me and feel more relaxed with photos before your wedding day!

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Do you offer engagement sessions?

Once you fill out the contact form, we schedule a time to jump on the phone and chat! There I answer all your questions, get to know you better and can talk you through what different timeline options look like based on your specific day!

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How do I know how many hours I need?

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as of the writing of this faq, i've been photographing weddings for 3 years together! roughly 80+ wedding days!

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How long have you been photographing weddings? 

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i promise 30+ high quality, thoughtfully edited images per hour, edited in accordance to my own personal style. however, i deliver as many as it takes to tell the story of your day well. sometimes it's 30 an hour, sometimes it's more. it depends on the day!

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How many photos do you promise?

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small weddings and elopements are our specialty. i define small weddings as 2 to 100 people. however, if i connect with a couple well we'll photograph weddings up to 300 guests. it's all about if we're a good fit for each other! fun fact- our background is actually in big weddings!

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Do you only photograph small weddings and elopements?

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