"every time we look through our gallery, i can't believe they're our wedding photos. it's everything we dreamed of"

- maddie and griffin

But crossing my finger you'll be able to call me your new friend - because your photographer shouldn't be a stranger holding a camera. Your photographer should be someone you connect with, someone you trust, and someone that allows you to be your authentic self with no hesitations. That's why the relationships I create through my work are the most important to me. When you book with me, I want you to know I am passionate about you, your story and the memories we capture. 

I fell in love the first time I picked up a camera. I knew I wanted to meet incredible humans and tell their stories through my lens. The past 5 years I was able to turn a dream into reality, and I believe I was put on this earth to document those moments that tell your story. 

When I’m not third wheeling, you can usually find me binge watching a true crime documentary on Netflix, visiting the Oregon Coast, or at a rooftop bar looking for the best happy hour in Portland. 

Hey - I'm Mercedes.

Meet Your Photographer

Imagine your favorite song playing while you get to dance with your love

My style is a little nostalgia, a little editorial, and a whole lot of fun. I feed off your emotions and aim to capture your love in a thoughtful and creative way that is true to who you are.  Basically, come as you are and I'll guide you through our session together.

my approach

Promising forever with the mountains as your witnesses or wherever your heart desires.

It’s the two-person dance party in your kitchen on a Sunday afternoon. It's dinner at the restaurant you had your first date. The tears in each other's eyes when you see each other for the first time on your wedding day. The way they look at you when you laugh. I'm here to capture all of it. 

Romanticize the everyday

with a little help from my artistic documentation and the landscape around us.

Your full, authentic self is ALWAYS welcome here. Our time together should feel fun + real, like you’re out on a date and I just happen to be there following you around (paparazzi moment). No awkward poses or questioning what to do with your hands... just you and your love in the moment.

come as you are.

your favorite memories - captured, forever.

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