I’m a down to earth, pasta eating, go-with-the-flow, adventure seeking empath with a love for new experiences and creating solid connections. I’ve always been a mushy romantic at heart and am all about anything that makes me feel. I'm based in the pacific northwest and Iceland and you can most often find me traveling between Seattle, Portland and Reykjavik.
When I was younger, I spent 5 years in college getting a degree because I felt it was what was expected of me. Since then, I've learned that going about life by following the paths that others create for you will not make you happy. I didn’t need to follow traditions that I didn’t resonate with. This is why I love elopements. Eloping isn’t about pleasing others. It’s about pleasing yourself. It’s about having the opportunity to have a celebration that is fully centered around what matters most to you. Elopements are the perfect way to celebrate something so emotional and intimate.
My strengths as an empath have led me to be highly intuitive and adaptable in documenting & guiding couples on their own wedding day. Since I’m a sucker for nostalgia and feelings, photographing people in love is an incredibly rewarding experience for me and something I can pour my heart into.
Emotions are where I find my inspiration. Like the nostalgic feeling you get when you’re in the car with the windows down, eyes closed, music bumpin' without a care in the world. The moments where you feel infinite like life couldn’t be any better than this moment right now.
These are the kind of moments my couples have on their wedding day and being able to capture these moments are what fills my cup.
I get the privilege to be a storyteller through my art, and it is freaking amazing! I've documented 60+ couples all over the world & love showing couples how beautiful and meaningful their connection-focused elopement can be as they a leap into this new chapter of life.
I'm Oshen :)
While I get to travel all over for my couples, I really only have two areas I refer to as my home base. I was born and raised in Washington and recently relocated to the Portland metro area so the Pacific Northwest is where I reside about 60% of the time... But, I also fell in love with a freaking amazing human being who lives in Iceland -- yay for love! So I get to spend my time between the Pacific Northwest and Iceland for the next several years. It's wild to think that I get to live in two pretty epic locations but I freaking love it! My pricing for the PNW and Iceland are the same because I don't have the typical travel expenses like other photographers shooting abroad. I get to experience life living in two different cultures and being just another local and sharing all the best advice, insight and resources to my couples.
How I ended up being based in two locations...
All love is worthy of a meaningful wedding day.
Discrimination, hatred & prejudice are not tolerated. If you support any of these, I'll tell you right now-- we are not a good fit.
I'm here to support couples to make the choice to have a wedding day that is entirely their own.
to help couples create an intentional experience that focuses on the intimate and meaningful connections while celebrating their commitment to each other in a unique and authentic way.
to empower couples to choose to celebrate their union in a way that is down to earth, stress free and without restriction.
to give couples the choice to say no to tradition and be true to themselves by choosing to celebrate in a way that reflects who they are.
to be open and honest and respectful of the vulnerability, emotion and intention behind the way they get married.
to be mindful of the values in which their wedding day takes place and to foster an environment of equity and inclusion.
a safe place where couples can love wildly without fear of judgment.
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