Bainbridge Island is a hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest. From the Coleman Dock in downtown Seattle, the Washington State Ferries take only 25 minutes to cross the sound to the Bainbridge Island dock at Winslow. Thousands of commuters cross eastbound and westbound every weekday, and on the weekends locals and tourists alike take advantage of the ferry as a unique and exciting way to get around the Puget Sound.
Bainbridge Island offers a handful of gorgeous wedding venues. First on the list is Islandwood, an educational center that hosts camps and programs focusing on environmental education. The 250-acre property hosts only one wedding per weekend, allowing you and your guests to roam the spectacular grounds at leisure. If your wedding vision includes a relaxed summer-camp stye vibe and an environmentally conscious wedding venue for your guests, Islandwood might be the place!
Located on the southern end of the island, Heyday Farm provides a quaint atmosphere with stunning seasonal gardens, an on-site restaurant, and guest accommodations. If you're envisioning a charming garden wedding and farm-to-table cuisine, this might be the perfect venue!
With a gorgeous clear tent over a refined patio, the Manor House at Pleasant Beach is a gorgeous location for a sophisticated wedding! The Manor House is able to accommodate up t0 150 guests year round, thanks to the outdoor fireplace. Views across Puget Sound and the forested island hillsides, the sophisticated garden patio makes for an elegant atmosphere. The Manor House at Pleasant Beach is located at 4611 NE Woodson Lane, Bainbridge Island 98110, just minutes from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal at Winslow.
And although it's technically located just across Agate Pass from Bainbridge Island itself, Kiana Lodge is worth a mention here! Able to accommodate up to 300 guests in the spectacular indoor garden atrium, Kiana Lodge is an ideal location for both summer and winter events. The property offers several ceremony site locations with a stunning water view as well as on-site catering and bartending, and lodging is available and the nearby Clearwater Casino Resort with a 15% discount for wedding guests.
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 pre-prequels Star Wars nerd (I read almost every book in high school--yes, there were books in addition to the movies!), I’ll do anything and everything for the people I love (family doesn’t end in blood), I'm a newbie runner, Podcast-obsessed, unrepentant coffee-addict.
I am so excited you're here. I love nothing more than working with clients who aim to have a wedding off the beaten path, whether that means a destination-style venue in a spectacular location or an elopement hike to a remote wilderness area. While I've spent over a decade photographing weddings around the Pacific Northwest, I'm always up for an adventure! Where do you dream about saying your vows?
I want to be your wedding photographer. I want to help you navigate the process of planning for your wedding day and witness your emotions when the day finally comes to fruition. I want to create a history of images that you can look back on and feel all the feelings of your wedding day for decades to come. Shoot me a message and let’s start talking!
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Amazing! Adrien was amazing! Literally from start to finish I could not have asked for a better photographer. She is so kind and caring and really goes above and beyond for her clients. She worked with us to make the day exactly what we wanted. She even ended up staying a little extra than planned when we last minute decided to have a sparker send off - and they were some of the best pictures of the day. I ended up with a huge wedding album because I honestly couldn't decide from all the hundreds and hundreds of truly incredible photographs. She worked with our complex family dynamics and made even the craziest of family complications and photos run smoothly. Couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Hoping someday she can take our baby or family photos. Don't even think about - choose Adrien as your wedding photographer! You and all your family and wedding guests will be happy you did :)
Julie & Seth
Caty & Nick
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!
Best wedding photographer on the Olympic Peninsula! Looking through the photos of our wedding on the Olympic Peninsula, Adrien's skill and experience are immediately apparent. She put us at ease and was very flexible to work with, her intuitive nature helped us to capture the very essence of our nature-themed wedding. Her level of detail, organization and aesthetic eye are unparalleled. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and we will cherish the photographs for a lifetime.
Lisel & Sam
Using Adrien for our wedding photographer was one of the best and easiest decisions we made for our wedding. Not only is she extremely talented and kind but she also is a PNW local, so she is skilled in framing the natural beauty of the area in every shot. She made sure to keep us all on schedule (which isn't easy with 8 bridesmaids/8 groomsmen), took every shot we talked about, and even went on an out of the way sunset hike to capture some incredible sunset beach photos during the ceremony. She went above and beyond, exceeding all expectations. The photos from our wedding weekend are perfect! My only regret is not having enough time to take even more photos :)! If you are looking for a photographer in the PNW, I highly recommend!
Malaika & Dave
Highly recommended. After working with Adrien for our wedding, I would wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone looking for excellent wedding photography at a reasonable price. She was extremely flexible and leveraged her deep experience in the field of wedding photography to actually remove stress from our planning and on the day of. I really can't recommend her highly enough.
Dorian & Jeremy
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!
Jessica & Will
Adrien was just amazing to work with! I planned most of my wedding while I lived out of state and Adrien was so great and easy to plan with before the big day. On the day of the wedding she was always in the thick of everything making sure she documented what we wanted and even though she was heavily pregnant at the time it didn’t slow her down, I was very impressed with her dedication. Her calm and friendly demeanor throughout the day put everyone at ease in front of the camera. The photography budget was the one of the biggest parts of our overall budget for the wedding because before anything else I wanted beautiful photos to mark the day and I am so glad that I was able to hire Adrien since she did exactly that. Could not have asked for more perfect memories that she captured for all time in beautiful composition. Beyond happy that she was a part of my wedding day!
Carrara & Terrel
Lauren & Gavin
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!
Lauren & Gavin (cont).
Amy & Brian
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!!!
Melisha & Albert
Helpful in so many ways other [than] taking gorgeous, amazing and unforgettable photos!
Taylor & Ryan
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!!
Shawna & Jason
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.
Shawna & Jason (cont.)
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
Stephanie & Theo
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.
Stephanie & Theo (Cont.)
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.
Angela & Troy
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!
Sarah & Soren
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I'm so excited to hear about your story & your vision for your wedding day!
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