Joyful, romantic photography for outdoorsy couples who want to venture off the beaten path.
I'm a wife, mama, & creative soul. If I’m not behind a camera, I’m usually somewhere making a creative and crafty mess, adventuring with my little fam outside, or trying to make my home look more like Fixer Upper. I’m a Star Wars nerd (originals only, please), I’ll do anything and everything for the people I love, I'm a newbie runner, Podcast-obsessed, unrepentant coffee-addict.
When I found wedding photography, I found my vocation — I've been a wedding photographer now for over 9 years; I currently divide my time between the PNW and West Virginia, but I am available for your wedding day anywhere in the world—No distance is too far! I love what I do, and I treat every wedding as if it were my own. I'm so excited to hear from you and learn more about your special day!
Adrien is truly a Pacific Northwest gem! Like the laidback, unfussy beauty of the region, Adrien is truly a calming spirit and can find the beauty is the most ordinary of views. As two introverts who are quite uncomfortable in front of a camera, we were not particularly looking forward to being posed and forcing smiles - but Adrien truly made us feel so comfortable and at ease, we really almost forgot about everything else and just enjoyed the moment together. She listens to feedback and will go out of her way to capture what's important to you - but will also spend the time to help you figure out what IS important to you, which was so helpful to us when we really didn't know what to expect! She made herself available for everything from help with offering a photographer's opinion on which wedding dress to choose when I was stuck, visiting the venue before the wedding to get ideas and make a plan, and general advice on how the ceremony usually goes and help with layout. Working with her was really one of the highlights of our wedding - and it goes without saying her photos are phenomenal! She really caught the joy and beauty of our day!
Adrien was absolutely wonderful to work with and she takes beautiful photos! She is extremely thoughtful, fast in delivery of photos, accommodating of your needs, and a very, very talented photographer. She captured our day perfectly, with enough posed shots with plenty of fun candids that really allow the personalities of the couple to shine though in pictures. She is an excellent resource on the big day - she definitely helped speed things along when everything was running behind schedule, and she got the pictures she needed in a timely manner so we could relax (as much as possible!) before the ceremony. I highly recommend doing an engagement session with her so you get a sense of how the big day will go down, not to mention the pictures last a lifetime! I can't wait to proudly display our wedding photos on our walls!
Adrien was a dream to work with and I will treasure our wedding photos for a lifetime! Not only is she a very talented photographer, she knows exactly how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and she kept us all on schedule for the wedding day which was greatly appreciated since I didn't hire an official wedding planner or day of coordinator. I would recommend her a thousand times over!
Working with Adrien Craven Photography was an exceptional experience. She was professional, efficient, extremely talented, and understood everything that we were looking for in our wedding day photography. We wanted the personality of our wedding and us, to shine through the photos and she exceeded our expectations. She is a great photographer and I would recommend her to anyone getting married!
I didn't know what to expect hiring a professional photographer, as I had never done so before, but Adrien made the experience unforgettable. Before the wedding she was organized, prepared, and calmed all my anxieties. On the day of the wedding, she made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world. Our friends raved about how kind Adrien was, and how much fun it was that she was able to "fit right in" to our friend group. After the wedding, she delivered stunning pictures in a timely matter. She so clearly conveyed our style and personality through her photos and really captured the beauty of the day. Adrien is awesome and we would highly recommend her!!! Don't consider booking anyone else besides Adrien!!!
Helpful in so many ways other [than] taking gorgeous, amazing and unforgettable photos!
This woman is incredibly talented. I came across Adrien in early February as I was researching photographers. I reached out to multiple photographers hoping that someone whose work I loved would work with my budget. Adrien responded right away and we met for coffee, I must say it was meant to be! She was very genuine and seemed to really understand my vision. She even brought me a gift and we hadn't even booked her yet! Needless to say we chose her to shoot our day as well as our engagement photos. I couldn't be happier with our decision... she was always willing to give suggestions as well as help with a timeline. Not only was she great beforehand but our engagement pictures turned out fantastic... All my friends rave about her. She is an incredible photographer and a very sweet and genuine person, I will absolutely be returning for any photography needs in the future as well as encouraging any friends/family/acquaintances that need it to check out her stuff! I can't say thank you enough Adrien!!
Adrien Craven was the best wedding decision I made, by far (besides the husband choice of course)... My husband and I were hoping to get maybe one or two good photos that we could hang on our wall; instead, Adrien gave us hundreds of consistently gorgeous photos to choose from. She knows how to capture light in such a way that gives her pictures a magical glow you can’t help but love and stare at for hours. Like many brides, my wedding day flashed before my eyes quicker than I could keep up with. That being said, I remember the exact moment I heard that Adrien had arrived, because I shouted “OH NO!” so loud people probably thought I burned my face with the curling iron... The day was already in a state of chaos, she had no direction from me whatsoever, people were scattered everywhere, and yet there she was… perfectly calm, smiling back at me, like she didn’t even notice the giant tornado blazing past her. Somehow, she managed to get amazing pictures of every person and detail of our beautiful day and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Continued: "On top of which, she had the unlucky chore of dealing with a not so photogenic bride, and I’m not being modest. I have a long history of always making a weird face right as the camera flashes (a running joke amongst my friends and family), but Adrien made me appear absolutely glamorous. When I expressed my concerns about my natural tendency towards “double-chiness”, she gave me a few quick tips that instantly solved the problem. It’s been five months, and I still look through my wedding pictures every single day thinking to myself “is that really me? I look incredible!” Adrien is so relaxed, organized, and professional; it relieved some serious wedding anxiety to have her there.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the investment we made with Adrien as our photographer, because she turned our special day into a magical memory that we could cherish forever."
Forever Grateful, Shawna
Top reasons to pick Adrien to be your wedding photographer:
1) You are getting married and want amazing pictures to cherish forever
2) You want to have fun and feel 100% confident and relaxed throughout the planning process and entire wedding day
3) You have good really good taste ;)
Seriously though, from the first day she joined the team, Adrien was professional, creative, and extremely reassuring. She was knowledgeable about our venue (in West Seattle) and photogenic spots in the area, helped us plan out a reasonable photo schedule to accommodate our ginormous wedding party, and worked seamlessly with us and our planner and venue. On the day of the wedding, she was unflappably calm, upbeat, and helped everyone feel totally comfortable. We had several hurdles including me supplying her with a super last-minute list of "oh by the way could we try to get these photos in???" (my bad sorry), bouquets being forgotten at one point, balloons tangling in the wind, etc, but Adrien kept everyone laughing and having fun and our photos absolutely reflect that.
She was never intrusive and never tried to get anyone into awkward poses. Instead, she captured all the details of our day in breathtaking color and vivid detail, from big moments to our favorite silly/intimate candids. Her love for weddings and for her work absolutely shines through in her demeanor and in the quality of her work. Nearly everyone who attended the wedding commented to me during the day about how much they enjoyed her enthusiasm and tireless energy, and we've gotten so many requests for prints of her gorgeous photos. (I've even had random people message me on facebook/instagram just to compliment me on my wedding photos!! They really are THAT good!) We will treasure the photos forever, and choosing Adrien was one of the best decisions we made in the entire wedding process.
Adrien captures magic!
From our engagement shoot, to our wedding and rehearsal dinner to family photos, Adrien has captured the most special moments in our life. She has far exceeded our expectations and edited the photos with an artful eye. Of all of the wedding decisions we made, the best one was to hire her as our photographer. The pictures are timeless and will be my most prized possession for years.
We saw Adrien's work where we got married and knew we had to have her shoot our wedding. She was a dream to work with and captured our special day and us perfectly. The images of us on the Pier at Lake Crescent are unbelievable. A year later we also had her shoot our new baby and she captured him and us just as we are. She is beyond professional, a great talent and makes you so comfortable when shooting. We would recommend her to anyone and hope to use her again!
As a Washington State Photographer, I serve Seattle, Western Washington, the Olympic Peninsula, The San Juan and Puget Sound Islands, the Kitsap Peninsula, Bainbridge Island, Whidbey Island, Vashon Island, Snohomish, Bellingham, Tacoma, Olympia, Seabrook, North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Woodinville, Gig Harbor, Suncadia, Eastern Washington, and others!
I'd be thrilled to travel to you—send me a message and see if your date is open on my calendar! Now serving Virginia, West Virginia, and Appalachia as well!
As a native of the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park holds a special place in my heart. Part of my soul exists in perpetuity on the rocky coast between Kalaloch, Ruby, and Rialto Beaches. A few of my fave wedding locations are Lake Crescent Lodge, NatureBridge at Lake Crescent, Camp David Jr. on Lake Crescent, Salt Creek State Park, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Quinault Lodge, Cape Flattery, & Second Beach at La Push.
Are you planning an ONP wedding? After nine+ years photographing weddings and elopements in and around Olympic National Park, I'm more than happy to weigh in on choosing the perfect location for you!
I love when I have the chance to work in the Seattle area —Seattle is an amazing location for historical, urban, and cultural venues that retain a connection to the PNW outdoors. A couple of my fave Seattle venues include Melrose Market, Within SODO, Georgetown Ballroom, The Great Hall at Greenlake, the Admiral's House in West Seattle, The Hall at Fauntleroy, & SODO Park. I'm drawn to the fascinating history and culture of the region—I adore the city of Seattle and its quirky residents & culture. If you love Seattle as much as I do, we might be a great fit!
If there's anything better than an Olympic National Park wedding, it might be a San Juan Islands wedding. San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez islands have a unique magic found nowhere else in the world. With a temperate climate, ample sun, and rocky tidal beaches, the San Juans provide a spectacular natural backdrop for a wedding focused on the beauty of the coastal PNW and the small town charm of island life.
Convenient to Seattle, and yet lush with Pacific Northwest beauty, set against the backdrop of the Cascades and full of small-town farm charm, both Snohomish and Woodinville feature dozens of charming wedding venues in wineries, historic barns, and gardens. A Snohomish or Woodinville wedding will put the spotlight on the natural beauty of the PNW while retaining the convenience of the nearby city of Seattle and metropolitan vendors!
Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, & Forks are the main cities of the Olympic Peninsula, with miles upon miles of wilderness and countryside in between. Sequim's lavender farms and Dungeness Valley offer drier conditions, while the rainy forests near Forks capture the epitome of Pacific Northwest atmosphere. Port Angeles and Port Townsend offer a bit of history with turn-of-the-century architecture and a just a hint of city life. If you're having an Olympic Peninsula wedding, you likely have a deep connection to the area like I do.
I'm so excited to hear about your story & your vision for your wedding day!