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Portland based wedding brand and elopement photographer

Hi, I'm Skylar!

- photographer, artist, and story-teller

I grew up in a small town in Western South Dakota but moved to the beautiful state of Oregon in 2021. My small-town upbringing taught me to value community, but Oregon has given me a better understanding of diversity and culture. I’m excited to explore that deeper as I meet new people from all walks of life. 

I got my first camera when I was a freshman in high school and quickly became obsessed with capturing the world around me. Photography has become much more than just a career for me. It’s transformed the way I view the world and has allowed me to connect with people on a deeper level. It’s a form of expression, and an essential part of who I am.

 

 ... photographs allow me to fall in love with this life all over again, every single day. 

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I try to approach my clients from a place of
 

Empathy
 

and Understanding
 

My Approach

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My Approach

I don’t believe in turning your wedding day into a production.

 

Instead, I value authentic connections and real love, raw and unfiltered - shifting the focus from perfectly executing a planned schedule to embracing the imperfections and genuine emotions of the day. It’s about remembering, amidst the celebrations, that at the heart of it all, this day is about you and your partner starting a new chapter together.​

This is not to say that I don’t value the decor or grandeur of weddings. I recognize that there is care and intention woven into every detail of your wedding day. My job is to capture the beauty you've worked so hard to piece together - to translate the intentional choices you made into timeless photographs.

But that's where wedding planning is important. It's about blending those precious details into the larger narrative, ensuring that every element reflects your unique love story. It’s about creating an intentional timeline with space to let the day unfold organically, rather than controlling every minute.

 

Wedding planning allows you the space to be fully immersed in the experience when the day comes, trusting that you have done the necessary planning ahead of time. 

So this is my belief: I think perfection happens when you focus on creating space for these intimate connections. Prioritize time with your loved ones and be fully present in each moment, savoring the laughter, the tears, the silent understanding, and the overwhelming joy. That, I believe,  is where true “perfection” lies.

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The way I capture weddings is by using a mix of both directing and a “fly on the wall” approach. 

There are certain moments of a wedding day that require direction - group photos, bridal portraits, and other formal shots. I provide clear guidance to ensure everyone looks their best and feels comfortable during these times. 

But some moments simply can’t be directed. And this is where my true passion lies - in documenting the unscripted moments and subtle nuances that make the day truly your own. I find joy in becoming a silent witness to your love story as it unfolds.

By blending both of these approaches, I’m able to capture the full spectrum of your wedding and allow the feelings and emotions you felt that day to shine through to your final gallery. 

“Skylar truly has a gift and a special eye for capturing beautiful moments”

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A Million Skys Photography

"Honestly, I can’t even put into words how amazing our experience with Skylar has been. I will never use anyone else for photos. I seriously cannot say enough about her and her work.

- McKenna + Hayden

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