While I've spent over a decade photographing weddings around the Pacific Northwest, I'm always up for an adventure! Whether it's in the United States or somewhere around the world, I love capturing love in beautiful destinations! Where do you dream about saying your vows?
Your wedding day will be one in a million. You're marrying one in a million. Your relationship is entirely unique, never seen before, never to be replicated. You may pull from history and tradition and trend to create a mosaic of what's important to you as a couple, or you may throw it all out the window and create a celebration from scratch that reflects your ideals, aspirations, and values. The best weddings I get to participate in (and I don't use superlatives lightly), deeply reflect the individuality and values of each couple. I kid you not, no two are alike!
I would love to join you on your path to creating the day that reflects your relationship and your love story. My work usually begins months before a wedding day with getting to know the details of what you plan for your big day.
It's so important to me to know as much as I can so I can do the best job capturing and portraying you, your families and loved ones, and all of the elements and details that go into your wedding day. Documenting a day that will never be recreated exactly is a tremendous responsibility and I'm so honored to be entrusted with it.
We'll work together to create a timeline that accommodates photography of everything that's important to you, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself! I firmly believe you look best in photos where you're truly enjoying yourself.
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.
destination pacific northwest weddings & Elopements
On such an important day, whether you have two hundred guests or just two witnesses, it's not the time to take a gamble on something as important as photography. I've photographed over 300 weddings in almost thirteen years as a wedding photographer, and I value my client's trust in me so highly! It's that trust that allows me to capture honest, unrehearsed moments and emotions, spectacular scenery, and all the people and details and memories of your day.
An investment into wedding photography is something you will cherish for your entire lifetime and the generations beyond. After you've stored your dress, the cake has been eaten, the flowers have wilted, the guests have left, and all that's left are memories -- your photographs remain.
As you decide on what to do for your wedding photography, keep in mind two things. First, payment plans are available. And second, everything else that you are planning for your wedding day is temporary. Your photographs are forever. Relive your wedding day over-and-over again with hiring the right photographer with a style you will cherish for decades (and generations) to come. I am available for weddings around the world. No distance is too far for your love story!
You already know that you won't get a second chance at your wedding or elopement photography.
Starting at $3750
Starting at $2450
Options Available Include:
-Hours of Wedding Day Coverage up to 10
-Additional wedding day photographer
-Hourly photography coverage for rehearsal dinner or other events
Prints & Products:
-Heirloom Wedding Albums
Coming in 2024:
Video Coverage & Wedding Films
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I'm so excited to hear about your story & your vision for your wedding day!
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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
Have Questions? Get Answers
Q: How long have you been a photographer?
A: My first cameras were those drugstore film point-and-shoots on family vacations. In highschool my parents bought an early digital camera, and I fell in love with imagery and composition. After a college degree in Visual Communication, I found a passion in documenting portraits and events, first for my friends, and eventually for clients. Wedding photography was the perfect vocation for my love of art and the beautiful PNW!
TLDR: The first wedding I photographed was in 2009, but I've been chasing people around with a camera over 20 years!
Q: How many weddings have you photographed?
A: I've photographed over 250 weddings as the lead photographer, and I've had over 500 portrait sessions. My weekends have been basically filled with love stories and late-night celebrations ever since I became a photographer 10+ years ago!
Q: Do I need a second photographer?
A: There are a few factors that go into determining if a second photographer is necessary for your wedding day. If you have more than 150 guests and a large bridal party, I would definitely encourage a second photographer. If your wedding day is taking place at more than two locations for getting ready, first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, & reception, having a second photographer can be really helpful. If you have more than 6-8 attendants each, for a total bridal party size of 10+, or an extensive list of family photo groupings, you may want a second photographer. If, however, you have fewer than 100 guests, your whole wedding is taking place at a single location, and a smaller bridal party, a single primary photographer (me!) is more than enough.
Q: Do I need an engagement session?
A: The most important aspect of an engagement session is getting the chance to feel what it's like to stand in front of a person with a camera. There's always a moment of "what do I do? Where do I put my hands?" I know exactly what that feels like, and I consider it my job to help you forget there's a camera pointed at you! I always want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in front of my camera, and ideally you'll. forget it's there! An engagement session is the ideal way to get comfortable in front of the camera, and get some great images that you can use for Save-the-Dates, invitations, social media, and whatever you can. dream up.
An engagement session is a great idea for so many reasons! Not only does the session allow all three of us to bond and get to know each other in preparation for your wedding day, but it gives you a chance to warm up to me taking your pictures, which most couples have never done before. Another perk of doing an engagement session is that I get to see how you two interact which gives me a better idea of how best to work with you on your wedding day. And lastly, engagement photos are a great way to document this special stage in your lives together! So whether you're into a formal sunset session outdoors or in the city, or a cozy, intimate shoot in your own home, I encourage every couple that I work with to consider participating in an engagement session.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: My gear includes professional-grade Nikon bodies, a variety of lenses + external lighting equipment. Be forewarned I can get real nerdy if you bring up this topic in person, but I'm happy to talk about the details of my equipment if you really wanna know! This might start getting a bit technical, but I personally use two Nikon DSLR camera bodies + 1 mirrorless DSLR with a variety of prime and zoom lenses. My favorites are 35mm, 24-70mm, 50mm, and 70-200mm. I love breaking out the wide 24mm for epic scenery shots, and getting in close on emotions and expressions during the ceremony with the 70-200mm. My gear is optimized for low-light photography, so romantic candlelight receptions, dark interiors, and dance floors are no obstacle. I use on and off-camera flash when the situation calls for it, but I'll always choose natural light first when it's available.
Q: Do you offer any albums, prints, canvases, guest books, etc?
A: Absolutely! The only thing I love more than capturing your wedding day images is seeing them come to life in prints, canvases, and albums. You can add artwork to your package of options prior to your wedding day, or wait until you have all the images in your hands to decide. I love helping to dream up beautiful gallery walls, storybook albums, and heirloom artwork for you to treasure.
There's nothing like seeing an image in tangible printed form, off the computer screen. I offer heirloom albums, framed and unframed prints, & canvases all produced through a professional lab, which ensures the highest quality materials and accurate colors. What I think people don't often realize is that a high quality professional print will last for decades without fading, whereas a cheap print from a drugstore will often be badly faded and UV damaged within a year.
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, I do! Traditional payments are 50% due at the time of booking (within a week) and the final 50% is due 30 days prior to your wedding day. But, if you wanted to do the payment plan, I can stretch it into equal 1/3's or 1/4's if that works best for you. Just let me know what you prefer, and I will make it happen. It's that easy.
Q: what happens if you aren't able to make it to our big day?
In the super unlikely event that I am too ill, injured, or there's some other emergency, I have a list of colleagues that I can call on to replace me that have similar styles of photography. If possible, I will handle the editing and delivery of the images to ensure the final gallery is in keeping with my standards. That said, in the 10+ years I've been doing this full-time, I have never even been 60 seconds late. You're in good hands. I promise!
Q: How do I book you for my wedding day?
Once you have secured a date + venue we can move forward with booking! To reserve your day with me I require a signed contract and retainer. Shoot me a message to get started!
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
YES! While most of my travel takes me throughout Western Washington, Seattle & the Puget Sound, I love new adventures and would be happy to join you in any city, state, or country to document your special day. My passport is current and I'm ready to pack my bags!
Q: HOW MANY HOURS OF COVERAGE WILL WE NEED?
Every wedding is unique in locale, elements, + timing, therefore the amount of coverage that you need may vary from someone else's needs. I offer a-la-carte hourly coverage, which you can customize further by adding additional hours of coverage and options ! Having said that, my preferred amount of coverage and my most frequently booked collection includes 10 hours. Ten hours gives me the perfect amount of time to thoroughly tell the story of your wedding day without feeling rushed, left with too much downtime, or missing important details/moments, from the getting-ready moments to the final send-off.
HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR FINAL IMAGES?
All weddings + portrait sessions are delivered through an online gallery for easy viewing, sharing with friends + family, and downloading. Portrait sessions take about 2 weeks to be processed and weddings can take up to 8 - 12 weeks. Curious to see a full engagement session or wedding gallery? Be sure to mention it in your initial inquiry and I'd be happy to share!
What You'll Get
Simply email me and ask! I'm here to help.
Have More Questions?
This guide has been meant to give you an easy way to build your own custom collection, to get to know me a little bit, and to help give you an insight as to the experience you will receive when working with me. But as always, I am here to answer any questions for you at any time. Just send me an email and I'll get back to you ASAP. Thank you so much!
You will receive 80-100 high-resolution digital photographs per hour of coverage (on average), a personal-use print release, and all of my years of experience to help ensure everything is both fun & super smooth along the way. And if you want heirloom artwork or additional portrait sessions, it's all there for you, too!
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