Venturing Vows

Venturing Vows

Based In: Oregon Coast
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Venturing Vows

Venturing Vows

Based In: Oregon Coast
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Your love has been an adventure.

So should your wedding.

Hi! I’m Miki and I’m an elopement photographer based in Tillamook, OR. I specialize in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho elopements.

I do what I do because I believe everyone deserves to have the wedding of their dreams. I want to empower you to elope however you want. Your day is a clean slate for you to fill with whatever makes your soul happy whether that’s hiking, kayaking, drinking coffee at your favorite shop, or frolicking on the beach.

What you want on your wedding day matters.

Your experience comes first. My goal is to help you plan a day where you have space to be yourself and I’m just there to capture it. Your relationship is special and my job is to capture it in all its uniqueness.

Specializing in: Oregon Coast, Olympic National Park, Mt. Hood National Forest, Stanley, ID, Mt. Rainier National Park, Columbia Gorge, Northern Idaho, and Bend, OR


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When we were originally looking to elope on the Oregon coast, we were initially attracted to the more popular spots you see online...but we soon found Venturing Vows and were immediately drawn to her emphasis that she could take us to places that were even better and more remote (being a local herself). We don't regret it a bit -- Miki was amazing. She helped us plan an amazing day unique to our interests, guided us through beautiful recommendations to choose from, and even advised us on spots to see for the remainder of our trip on the coast.

Within a day she had a handful of pictures to us so that we could start to share and break the news to family and friends. Ours was a 6 hour package, it was a wonderful day with just us and Miki finding beautiful spots, making the pictures our own, and having a great guide along the way.

Sure, you can go to Secret Beach or Natural Arches...or you can go with Miki and find something unique, beautiful, and true to you as a couple that's even better.

We love our pictures and we loved our elopement! Thank you Miki for an adventurous day that truly reflected us as a couple and avoided the cookie-cutter mold.

Rebecca DeWitt

This is a long overdue review for Miki, and to summarize, we couldn't be happier with our photos and our whole experience! We got married in July 2021. Miki gave us great advice on where to go based on what we were looking for. She was able to find places that gave us exactly the what we were looking for - great views/backdrops, easily accessible, not crowded, and even a lot of dog friendly options! She was very available for communication prior to the elopement and we could definitely not have found as great of locations without her. As for the day of, she was everything you could want in a photographer - punctual, prepared, friendly, etc. We were worried about feeling rushed, but Miki made sure things went at a comfortable pace. She had some great suggestions, and incorporated our ideas as well. As for the photos - WOW! We are just obsessed. We have so many gorgeous pictures, it's hard to pick a favorite. So happy we found Venturing Vows!

Jessie Goldstein

We hired Miki last minute after covid changed our wedding plans from a 150 person party in Eugene to an intimate elopement in Mt Hood. I could not have been more overjoyed with stumbling upon Venturing Vows! From the moment we booked her, Miki showed such passion for not only being a great photographer, but for making our day as special as it could possibly be. She went above and beyond to research beautiful hikes in the area for us to have a photo adventure and she was extremely responsive with communication while the rain kept shifting our plans. She even brought extra tools to entertain our new puppy! Miki was a joy to be around the day-of and her work flowed seamlessly into our activities. We had a great time taking photos with her! Of course one of the most important things is that the photos are BEAUTIFUL! She captured things just as I would have hoped, and used different styles to ensure that the details and the important moments were well documented. Definitely the best investment of our wedding. Thank you, Miki!

Emily Little

Miki is literally the best!!! My husband and I had a destination vow renewal for our wedding anniversary on the Oregon Coast / in the Red Woods. Let’s just say Miki absolutely exceeded our expectations! She was so responsive during the process, and so easy to work with. The day of she came so prepared and took us to the most amazing spots. The pictures were phenomenal and she returned multiple sneak peeks within 24 hours. She is truly the best in the business and I would recommend anyone and everyone to work with her!

Marissa Silk

Working with Miki was incredible!
A few things we loved:
1.) from the very beginning Miki was professional and sent us amazing resources to help us decide where we wanted to take photos
2.) She communicated more than any of our other vendors! Miki was proactive and reached out to see if we had any questions before we reached out. I really appreciated her keeping in touch with us every step of the way
3.) As with most wedding days, ours didn’t go completely as planned. Miki was so calm and offered us many alternatives for times and locations. I never felt stressed or overwhelmed because Miki truly went above and beyond to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible.
4.) The photos we received are absolutely stunning! Miki is so talented at what she does and she truly has a passion for it. Having gorgeous photos was one of my priorities and she exceeded my expectations!!

We are so grateful that Miki was part of our day, it felt like having a good friend along with us. She is the best elopement photographer ever!!!

Morgan Haunold

I had a wonderful experience with Venturing Vows photography! When I told her what kind of photo session I was looking for, she knew just the right locations and was very responsive and professional during the time leading up to the photoshoot and during it as well. She was super easy going, making the photo session feel very relaxed and comfortable. She was also open to any of my own ideas. And the photos she captured were amazing! She has a special talent and has absolutely lovely work! All in all, I would definitely recommend Venturing Vows!

Taylor Carpenter

I’ve always been a little hesitant to book any sort of photography session because I’m afraid it’ll be awkward, especially having someone you don’t know photograph you. Miki at Venturing Vows made the experience the exact opposite! From the very beginning she made my fiancé and I very comfortable about our adventure session. Miki was very open and clear about what would happen during the photoshoot and how these things worked. She answered any and all questions I had and made me feel reassured that she would make this experience fun! And not surprising at all, it was an amazing experience!

Our adventure session last minute turned into an engagement session (my fiancé proposed the night before) and Miki was just as excited as I was when I showed her the ring! The spots she chose at Bandon beach were absolutely gorgeous, she made us genuinely laugh, made us feel super relaxed and always made sure we were comfortable. As a bonus, she even sent us a few sneak peek photos the next day so we could announce our engagement with her immaculate work!

I highly recommend Miki at Venturing Vows. She is one of a kind, super easy going, friendly and truly passionate about her work. You can’t go wrong having Miki photograph special moments in your life.

Kathie Dunigan
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