I’m so thrilled that you’re here! This guide is here to help you understand my pricing structure, booking information, and answer any questions you might have about my work or how I do what I do. Of course, if there’s something I didn’t mention, please feel free to reach out to me!

I can’t wait to hear your love story, and chat with you more!

"The way Katy can capture light while also making every shot look natural and comfortable is unbelievable."


I LOVE documenting proposals! It’s such a huge, happy moment and having good photos of it is SO important!

I’ll work directly with you to help plan your proposal in the most epic place possible. I can hide in a bush, pretend to be doing a regular couples shoot, or even act like I’m a tourist standing there in plain sight! Either way, we will get AMAZING photos of one of the best moments in your lives!

Because proposals are a little different than regular couples sessions, I have a slightly different pricing structure! Instead of choosing from proofs and getting a select number of final edited images, I edit ALL the photos for you so you have complete documentation of the proposal and the happiness afterward! It’s more similar to my wedding photography in that I deliver a lot more images, but I don’t retouch them quite as much! My proposal photos are edited the same way I edit my wedding photos!

My pricing for proposals is $800 for documentation of the proposal itself and up to 90 minutes of couples photos after! That includes all the high res, edited photos in an online gallery, delivered in two weeks or less!

"She has a rare gift to see people and environments and capture the best parts in a very real, honest way"


I absolutely love to turn my engagement and couples shoots into half-day adventures to rugged, beautiful locations. Think of it as a epic day spent making memories with your love - hiking, laughing, even popping a bottle of champagne - just with a photographer there to join you!

Doing a couples session gives you the opportunity to take some amazing photos together on a day that is MUCH less stressful and busy than your wedding, and it gives us the option to take photos anywhere, without many time restrictions!

When is the best time to do engagement or couples photos?

I shoot couples photos year round, in any time of weather (rain, sun, snow, you name it!). I typically book sessions at sunrise or sunset for the best romantic lighting, but I often block out more time to make sure we can travel to our locations and arrive at the perfect time of day for light! I also always try to carpool with you if we are going anywhere far away - it saves gas and it helps you get to know me better!

What to wear and bring:

Pick your favorite clothes that make you feel the most confident and comfortable. Make sure everything fits super well! Take into consideration where we are shooting and bring footwear that is cute but also practical! As for colors, I prefer to photograph people in neutrals and solids, because I want the focus on you and your love, not the clothing! It’s a good idea to avoid really bright fluorescent colors because the light can bounce off the clothing and into the shadows of your face, adding a weird color cast to images! This is another reason why it’s a good idea to bring a variety of options in case something doesn’t work. It’s also a good idea to coordinate your outfits, just don’t get matchy- matchy. Pick a general color scheme and play around with it! For example, if one person wears a plaid shirt, have another person wear a shirt or dress with a color that comes from that plaid. Adding different textures to the same scheme looks good too!

Want more information? I have boat-loads of details on my engagement info page!



Adventure Session


Half-day or more
Carpool to multiple locations
Proofing gallery to pick your favorites
75 hand-retouched images
Online gallery
$800 Album Credit

Explorer Session


2-3 hours
Carpool to multiple locations
Proofing gallery to pick your favorites
50 hand-retouched images
Online gallery

Discovery Session


1 hour
One location in Portland
Proofing gallery to pick your favorites
20 hand-retouched images
Online gallery


We all have places in our lives that make us feel relaxed and at peace, or places that hold special memories and meaning. Choose a place for your photos that feels like YOU. I’m happy to help suggest ideas based on what you have in mind, and you also check out my website and blog! And I’m always willing to shoot at new spots that might be special to you.

For a full list of location ideas and info, head over to my engagement info page here!



I do a LOT of couples shoots at the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and in the Columbia River Gorge! For these sessions I really prefer to carpool with you so we can hang out and get to know each other! It also saves gas! If we do carpool and you book my Explorer or Discovery Collections, I don’t charge anything extra to go to these places! Yay adventures!

If I drive separate, OR you book my Discovery session and want to go further outside of the Portland Metro area, I charge 50 cents per mile.

Want to do a couples session somewhere further? Arizona? Hawaii? Europe? Iceland? Thailand?! I’m there! I just require a plane ticket + a place to sleep for two nights + a rental car (or pick me up and I’ll ride around with you!)


Don't let your photos die on a hard drive!

I believe in the power of print. In the power of holding your photos in your hands and being able to share that tangible experience with friends and family.

I offer leather-bound, hand crafted, individually designed albums that will last for generations.

8x8 $800 for 10 spreads
10x10 $1000 for 10 spreads
12x12 $1200 for 10 spreads
Additional Spreads: ​$100 each