"(Tori) is a gift to this world and makes people feel their complete best on one of the most important days of their lives"

- Ellen + Zak

I've carefully curated what I offer to prioritize three things:

storytelling, time spent with loved ones, and experiences over things.

You likely won't find offerings like mine from other intimate wedding photographers.

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What it's like to work with me.



Prioritizing candids of your guests.

Capturing everything as it unfolds.

You aren't just inviting 200 people you kinda-sorta-know. You've intentionally chosen an intimate group of your closest loved ones to share in this experience–they are important. I am hyper aware of how fleeting time is, especially time with those we love most, and will document your time with them fully.

You get to enjoy the day you worked so hard to plan and I capture everything as it happens with little to no intervening or posing. I'll photograph your story the way it actually happened.

The little details.


A calming presence.


All the tiny things that add up to the way your day felt–I'll be documenting those too. Not just portraits, not just the standard "wedding day shot list" but all those unseen moments and details in between that make your wedding day yours.

Weddings are full of unexpected turns, it's what makes each one so unique. I bring a calm and grounded presence to the wedding days I document–even if there is chaos. This doesn't mean I won't laugh with you or encourage silly moments, but it does mean that you have someone there on your side to always support you and remind you to take a deep breathe.

specializing exclusively in

elopements + intimate weddings

these were made just for you


For up to 6 guests

Offerings include:
- full-day and multi-day coverage

- 35mm film + polaroid

- prints and albums

- engagement, honeymoon, boudoir, and heritage sessions

- local Oregon, Pacific Northwest, USA, and international travel

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for up to 60 guests

Offerings include:

- full-day and multi-day coverage

- 35mm film + polaroid

- prints and albums

- second shooter

- engagement, honeymoon, boudoir, and heritage sessions

- local Oregon, Pacific Northwest, USA, and international travel

more details

starting at


Travel Dates

See a location you want to get married in on my travel schedule below? Reach out! I am able to offer discounts off my travel for the following destinations during select dates.

tulum, mexico

Mar 2024

aug 2024

san juan islands, wa

fully booked

apr 2024

sep 2024



may 2024

oct 2024

olympic National Park, WA


jun 2024

nov 2024


Oregon coast + north cascades, wa

jul 2024

intimate wedding + Elopement FAqs

I live in Bend, Oregon and spend the majority of my time in the Pacific Northwest. The diverse landscapes are what draw me to this place. Oregon has a little bit of everything; lush forest, snow capped mountains, rivers and lakes, a stunning rugged coastline, and even expansive desert landscapes.

Where are you based?

I travel and photograph weddings and elopements all over the world. My favorite places to photograph include; the American west, Alaska, Iceland, the Alps, and New Zealand.

Do you travel?

Can you help us find an elopement location?

Many couples who are eloping don't have a location picked out when they inquire with me. I would love to help find the perfect place for you to exchange your vows.

Should we hire a planner?

My planning help is focused on location recommendations for elopements and portraits. I also assist with timeline creation as it pertains to photos. For some couples, this is enough.

For most weddings though–and even some elopements–I recommend hiring a planner! A wedding planner is an amazing resource for creating a day that’s everything you’re looking for. They can handle everything–from a design perspective to managing the ins and outs of the day’s logistics. This means you can relax, avoid stressing the small stuff, and rest assured that every element of your day will be just as you envisioned them.

Don’t have a planner in mind? That’s no problem. I have a list of creative, talented elopement and wedding planners that I’d love to recommend to you.

Do you offer multi-day coverage?

Yes! Multi-day coverage is ideal for couple's deciding to include guests in their wedding experience. This enables more of your story to be captured beyond just your ceremony. A welcome dinner, exploring at sunset just the two of you the day before, a send-off brunch the day after! Your wedding is so much more than just your ceremony and a couple portraits.

I recommend reaching out 10-12 months before your ideal timeframe to ensure availability. Please reach out sooner for multi-day weddings or if you’re hoping to have an international wedding or elopement.

How far in advance should we book?

Will you keep our photos offline?

Discretion and exclusivity are important. Let's chat.

Let me tell your story

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love is love:


I do not discriminate by gender, religion, race, background, sexual orientation, Age, nationality, or "style."
I welcome + celebrate love in all its forms.








wedding + elopement photographer

come to bliss

Tori Mercedes Ware



Based in Bend, Oregon

Available worldwide

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