Wedding planning is A LOT, I know. But I promise that with me, you can relax knowing that you've hired a true professional who can handle any situation and turn it into magic.

I'll capture who you truly are in an artistic and genuine way. I'll capture the moments you didn't even realize were happening. I'll pass you tissues, I'll hold that dress while you pee, I'll be right there with you through it all. 

A stress-free, pose-free, GENUINELY FUN experience

EMBRACE THE CHAOS // GO WITH THE FLOW // TRUST THE PROCESS

ALL love is welcome here.

Wedding planning is A LOT, I know. But I promise that with me, you can relax knowing that you've hired a true professional who can handle any situation and turn it into magic.

I'll capture who you truly are in an artistic and genuine way. I'll capture the moments you didn't even realize were happening. I'll pass you tissues, I'll hold that dress while you pee, I'll be right there with you through it all. 


ALL love is welcome here.

All you have to do is be your true, weird selves. 

You deserve to SEE the love you feel every day captured as beautiful, timeless art. I want you to look back at the photos from your wedding day and FEEL the love, joy, and anticipation that you felt in each moment. 
These memories are irreplacable, and you can re-live that incredible day time and time again if it's captured in the right way.

But that's my job. Your job is to just have a fucking blast.

I want you to have an effortless, stress-free experience with someone you truly enjoy having around. That's why I strive to be the vendor that's easy to work with, the gal who keeps you calm when things go wrong, and the artist that makes beautiful work while doing it. It is the most important day of your life, and I'm here to make sure you have the best time ever.

I'll handle the rest.

OLYMPIA Washington Wedding & Elopement Photographer

1. consult call

Once you reach out to me via my contact form, we'll set up a call where we can get to know each other a little and talk about your wedding day to make sure I'm the exactly right person for the job.

Go with the flow...

2. engagement session

Once we decide we're a good fit, I send a contract and invoice. After those are taken care of, we get to start planning your engagement session!

3. timeline meeting

About 3 weeks before your wedding day, we'll have a meeting to go through your whole wedding with you and help you construct a timeline that will ensure your big day flows perfectly and you get every single photo you want without having to rush.

4. wedding photos

After having an ABSOLUTE BLAST on your wedding day, I send you a sneak peek of 30-50 images within a week to share and stare at while I carefully edit the rest of your wedding gallery. Your final images are delivered to you in a beautiful and user-friendly online gallery where you can share them with your friends and family, download all of your images, and even order prints, canvases, books and albums.

the fir collection:

Weddings with Cherish

$4500

package price:

*Short films can be added to any collection starting at $795

6 hours coverage

Engagement session

300 expertly edited digital images

Wedding timeline assistance

Online gallery

the willow collection:

$6500

package price:

8 hours coverage

Engagement session

400 expertly edited digital images

Wedding timeline assistance

Online gallery

3-4 minute highlight film

the redwood collection:

$8000

package price:

10 hours coverage

Second shooter

Engagement session

Wedding timeline assistance

600+ expertly edited digital images

Wedding film with full ceremony

Contact Cherish to learn more about packages options and to customize your wedding experience based on which is best for you.

planning an elopement? packages for elopement coverage start at $2000

Online gallery

20 page album

Wedding films can be included, too.

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I like to set myself apart from other photographers. One of the ways I do that is by offering short films as a part of your wedding experience.
While the details and raw emotion I capture through photography have the power to transport you back to these memories, nothing compares to the power of video. 

DID YOU CATCH THAT? 

What style of photography do you do?

I guess if I had to label myself, I’d say my photography is a blend of documentary style, and fine art. 90% of your wedding day is me following you around and shooting every moment as it unfolds. At the end of the night, sometimes I like to get a little artsy fartsy. 


Will you help us build our wedding day timeline?


Absolutely! I love building wedding timelines, and am pretty damn great at it! I will make sure your day is padded with bits of extra time to ensure you are never feeling rushed on your wedding day. I plan my timelines so my couples take 3 small photo breaks with me, instead of one realllllly long one that leaves their guests to fend for themselves for over an hour while pictures are being taken. I also make sure couples have alone time (even I’m not allowed!) planned into their timeline to take a moment, be together, and soak it all in. 


How do we book with you?


First, fill out this form to schedule a consult call with me. We will sit down together either in real-life, or via video chat and get to know each other. After our consultation, you can choose which wedding collection best fits your needs. You will pay a 50% non-refundable retainer and sign my wedding contract, then we will start planning your engagement session! 


What if I HATE having my picture taken?


I specialize in working with the "unphotogenic". I also hate having my picture taken. I might be the most awkward human I’ve ever seen when a camera is pointed at me. All of that to say, that I totally know how you feel, and I will make it so easy. In fact, you will completely forget that you are being photographed. You will be free to relax, be your genuine self, and soak in every amazing moment of your wedding day. 


Do we need to do an engagement session?

No, but you totally should! The engagement session gives you a chance to go somewhere super fun, plan an incredible day together, and get used to having your photo taken by me. Engagement sessions are fun, easy, and make you feel so much more secure on your wedding day! Once you know me, my photography style, and how I work, you will be able to completely relax on your wedding day and put your trust fully in me. 


Click for Elopement FAQs 

We have no idea how to elope, can you help us?


Absolutely! First we will determine the type of landscape that feels right (mountains, beach, forest, desert, etc.), and work from there to find the perfect location for your ceremony. Once we have a location set, we will apply for a permit for your desired date (don’t worry, I’ll help you!). Once your permit is approved, we will start planning! I can help you figure out your route, timeline, vendors, and anything else your sweet little hearts desire. 



Is there an additional fee to have you travel with us?



Nope! Travel within the US is included in all of my wedding and elopement collections. Travel outside of the US may require additional travel fees. 



Can we have people at our ceremony if we elope? 



Of course! Up to 10 guests is still considered an elopement in my book. 



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FREQUENTLY ASKED...

"Cherish's style deviates from current trends in profound ways. She doesn't manufacture beauty, but captures the subtle beauties that are already present. I am so happy with her work."

"Cherish was such a wonderful photographer and such a delightful part of our wedding. We truly could not have been happier with the moments that she captured and will forever be grateful for her talent and hard work. Go with Cherish. You won't be disappointed."

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"Our wedding day photos turned out incredible! The contrast, movement and sensuality were so present in all the photos. As a person, she was so charming, accommodating and awake/sharp at the same time finding great angles and positions in real-time. Super comfortable and easeful with her. I'm so happy that she could help us capture our most intimate moments!"

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Let's FUCKING DO THIS.

I want you to look through your wedding album and be able to FEEL exactly how you felt when you were there. 

I want to capture the SQUEEZE in the hugs you receive from people you love. The tear you were trying to hold back while your partner said their vows. The “I’m about to explode because I’m overwhelmed with absolute bliss” feeling you get right after you’ve finally made it official. Making those moments last forever for my clients is my passion.