I'm Kendra

IT’S so NICE TO MEET YOU,

You deserve to have your special day documented in the most beautiful and timeless way. When I say timeless, I mean that the beauty of your photos should pass the test of time, to where your great grandchildren can look through your wedding album and feel as though they were there. This is what I strive to create.

I believe in capturing real moments. The photos that I provide take you back to the joy that was found in the simplest memories together. I believe in images that are longing to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, is beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that! It’s an honor to be chosen to document the most important moments in life, and I don’t take that task lightly!

As your photographer, I will go above and beyond for you. My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Mexico to the city streets of New Orleans. But, regardless of where I travel, the fir trees and foggy mornings of Oregon will always be my home. 

and I capture love stories

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WHEN I'm NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND me

Spending Time

with my horses

Growing up on a small farm, horses have been part of my life for as long as I can remember.

WHEN I'm NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND me

channeling my

inner chef

WHILE I'm no expert, I love playing with new recipes and making healthy, yummy food. Prepping my weekly meals helps me stay organized and is one less thing off my plate (pun intended).

WHEN I'm NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND me

cuddling my

puppy dog

Meet Phoebe, the newest addition to the Kendra Cates Photography team. Her duties include napping in my office while I work and providing much needed cuddle breaks

at a glance

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"Kendra is absolutely amazing. She is extremely organized and very helpful. She knows exactly what to do, and keeps everyone in line. We are so blessed to have had her do our engagement pictures and our wedding day. Forever grateful! She will forever be our go to photographer"

Laura & Chance

What I Do

THE HEART BEHIND

If you're like me, you know that the value of a photo increases as time goes by. These days, it's easy to forget that the photo you just took on your phone could be gone at any minute. Having photos that you can hang on your wall and hold in your hands is the heart behind what I do. 

Last summer, Oregon faced wildfires like it has never seen before, and I found myself helping loved ones as they were forced to evacuate their homes. When that "yellow light" warning came over the television, the first thing they did was start taking the photos off the walls and packing them in boxes to take with them. This reminded me that, if everything else is gone, all we're left with is memories. Now is the time to capture those memories, to hang them on the walls of our homes, and relive them, while we still can. 

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