I'm all about meeting new people and making new friends so I can't wait to get to know you! I'm also a hugger so lets skip the shaking hands.
I'm a natural light photographer based in Portland, OR and traveling worldwide. What do I mean by natural light photographer? I have a big heart for the incredible nature that God put at our fingertips to use and enjoy so my favorite thing is to get out in nature and do sessions in it. BUT that's not all I do. Ultimately, I get down on your comfort level and if that means taking photos right in your home then I'm there also!
Just a little backstory on how I got into this business. When I was a child, I loved taking pictures of everything. And I mean everything! (I get that from my mom.) Now my dad didn't share this same joy as me because back then it was all film and every snapshot I took...he knew he had to pay to develop. We love to look back on that time of my life now and see where it got me. Its a funny story to reflect on, but so rewarding to see a joy turn into a passion and that passion turn into a career!
In your visit here, you'll see that I'm simply drawn to love. My heart is to capture love in the most authentic way. If you have love to share, lets get to showing it off!
Skylar and her husband Jimmy make the perfect pair! We had the great pleasure of hiring Skylar and Jimmy for our wedding photography/videography. They are both so talented and truly love what they do--and it shows! I was able to see several unedited shots from Skylar's camera after she snapped them, and I was surprised at how acutely she was able to capture the detail and beauty in small, special moments. We can't wait to get our photos back and look forward to working with them again in the future! More...
We are so thankful we had Skylar to capture our special day! From the very beginning moments of our getting ready to our send off, she captured it all. Our wedding was shorter than the average but Skylar managed to catch every moment and all the family photos and in betweens. More...
Hannah Lee Jones
I can’t say enough how I admire Skylar’s intimate and lively approach to photography. Getting your pictures taken be such an agonizing experience when you’re not comfortable with it, and Sky’s entire being puts you at ease. I’ll never forget the evening we spent together at the Windows section of Arches National Park. She greeted me with a warm hug and as the sun went down, we took a journey in photos while we also got to know one another. I knew instantly that here was a photographer for whom art is a way of sharing and of loving the world. Sky is a remarkable human who embodies the notion that a photo isn't taken, but made. More...
Skylar took our engagement pictures and we love our pictures!! We were both a bit nervous going into it since we hadn’t taken candid pictures before. Skylar was great at making us feel comfortable and telling jokes to make us loosen up and laugh! I was amazed with the emotions that she captured on camera. Her editing style is also unique and makes her work stand out. Highly recommend Skylar! More...
Skylar did a fantastic job with our newborn daughter. We had planned for pictures and our little girl wanted nothing to do with getting her pictures done. Skylar was so patient and knew exactly what to do to still get amazing photos! We can not thank her enough!! More...
Skylar made our day so much fun. She picked out beautiful "ruins" around our town, helped us relax and enjoy ourselves, and we absolutely loved all our pictures! Thanks so much (and Jimmy did great too!) More...
I would recommend Skylar to anyone! Her work is beautiful and it's constantly improving! She took my maternity photos a few months ago and I'm still in love with them. She's fun and easy going, just the best to work with! More...
Skylar is always professional and is so good with our baby boy during photoshoots! She is patient and is great with using her time during shoots wisely. Skylar is skilled in taking pictures as well as editing them and has a keen eye dor detail. Love her! More...
I've never had so much fun taking pictures before! Skylar was so sweet, and so creative! We look forward to having her do more of our family photos! Thank you!
Skylar is kind, light-hearted, and so fun to work with! She is great at communication and makes you feel so natural in front of the camera. Highly recommend using her as your photographer. More...
I could write all day about how amazing Skylar is. We have worked with her two years in a row now for holiday photos and we also had her do our newborn daughter's photos this past summer. Skylar is a natural. Her attention to detail and ability to capture the most precious moments shared in a family are priceless. She has an eye for candid shots and the photos she takes speak for themselves on how beautifully she can edit. Besides her amazing talent at photography, Skylar is such a genuinely kind, compassionate and wonderful person. She is a breeze to work with and even if you're camera shy, her ability to photograph you is so natural. We highly recommend Skylar as a photographer! More...
Sky came all the way from Florida up into the mountains of South Carolina to photograph the big surprise. Nate and I were truly blessed by her. We were especially thankful for how comfortable she made us feel and how adventurous she was with getting us in just the right spot for beautiful photos. Thank you, Sky and Hod bless your business! More...
Skylar is so creative when it comes to capturing your personality, and really has a talent at seeing what makes each person special. She made me feel so comfortable and we had a ton of fun! She's consistently great, but also loves to experiment. You won't be disappointed � More...
Aleisha Hale Huppler
Our time spent with Sky and Jimmie was priceless- not only are they both talented creatives- they are amazing people. If you’re looking for beautiful portraits you’re on the right page.
Jocelyne Lysandra Plaisance
She seriously wants even the people who hate being in pictures to be there for the occasion. I am so glad she did this for me otherwise I would only be in family pics for my sisters wedding. She is personable and really pays attention to every detail. More...
Skylar’s number one priority is you and making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Haven’t not had pictures taken in several years, she came prepared with jokes to make me laugh and and her heart to make me feel at ease. She is the kind of photographer you will have take your engagement photos and for years and years to come capturing every special moment in your family’s journey. More...
Skylar was wonderful! She was recommended to me by a friend and I am so happy she was! Skylar was so patient and friendly with my friends and family at my daughter's dedication party and was so easy to work with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful photos! More...
Skylar truly captured the essence of my little family. She is such a joy to work with and has the ability to see (and photograph) the most wonderful moments! I’m so thankful we decided to have her take our family photos!! More...
Sky was a pleasure to work with! I had hired her to take photos of our son's Bar Mitzvah service and his party that night. She went above and beyond for us. She was timely, both in her communications via email and for the events. She was personable, putting us and our guests, at ease for the photos. When I had technical trouble, she ran home and got the items that helped solve it. Most importantly, her photos came out beautifully. She captured the energy and love of the events. I plan on using her again next year for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. Highly recommend! More...
she is a really great photographer. our wedding pictures a dream. skylar is so natural and unique. we had so much fun together and could just drop us.
many thanks for everything and the great pictures.
Filiz and Sven More...
I was so nervous to meet up with Skylar for our session but she’s seriously amazing! So fun and laid back! She made it so easy to relax in front of the camera and honestly, I’d forget it was there. We’ve since become great friends and I’m so thankful for it!! I HIGHLY recommend her!! She’s so talented and sweet! More...
I have now known Skylar for almost two years, and I have watched her photography be consistent in greatly capturing moments and personalities of all ages! She is extremely personable, and has an amazing knack for capturing everyone’s special quirks. I strongly recommend her for any photography needs! Her creativity is impeccable and is forever growing! You can be yourself entirely while shooting with her, and I find that to be an extremely important factor when working with someone. More...
Oh my gosh- truly can’t say enough about skylar and all of the photos she’s given to my family in the last couple months. She did our family/maternity photos and then our family photos as a new family of four- and has given my family photos and memories that I will cherish FOREVER! She has an incredible ability to not only take remarkable pictures but to make you feel totally comfortable and at ease behind the lens.... not to mention she’s great with getting a two year old toddler to cooperate and even have fun with it! Thank you skylar, so so much for these photos. More...
I can't explain how fantastic Skylar and all the work she did was. She took photos of my husband and I, and It still baffles me that she was able to capture the care and beauty I see in my husband every day. She was so personable, kept us laughing through every icy wave that hit us, and was such a fantastic presence to have when we felt we didn't know what to do! She really captured some sweet moments and we couldn't hype her and how amazing her work is more than just saying trust her and go for it! More...
The photos Skylar took of my wedding were amazing!
We love Skylar! She's super talented and wonderful with children.
Skylar took photos of my newborn twins who were born 7 weeks early. She was so patient and progressional with the boys and we were thrilled with our photos! Thanks Skylar!!!
Such an amazing photographer to work with! She captures such beautiful candid pictures!
Skylar was amazing and made me feel super comfortable when taking the photos, which turned out beautifully!
Skylar is once of the most gentle and hardworking souls I know. She is so talented and I recommend her to anyone!
Skylar photographed my sister's recent wedding and did an AMAZING job. She was so professional and the pictures came out beautifully.
Skylar was wonderful to work with. She is so efficient and professional. The photos are amazing. I am absolutely thrilled that my daughter chose her for her wedding pictures.
Skylar did a wonderful job on our engagement photos! My finance (now husband!) and I were long distance, so we weren’t sure we’d be able to get engagement photos, but Skylar made the time last-minute to capture that special time in our lives, and we are so grateful!!
She was amazing! My daughter rarely cracks a smile when she is being photographed and is really shy. Skylar got her out of her shell and to have fun.
Stephanie Lynn Jonas
Skylar has taken so many pictures for my company and has truly made my website come alive with her images! I love skylar and her work so much!!
Skylar photographed my wedding back in 2014. I was so impressed by her awesome work! Not only did she give me a great price, but provided me with hundreds of beautiful pictures. I will definitely use her for future photography moments More...
Skylar made me feel super comfortable from the very beginning. She calmly coached me through all of the pictures and made what I thought was going to be an awkward experience into an enjoyable one. She explained lighting techniques with me and knew when to take the perfect shot based on the sun's placement and ended up with some really cool pictures. I highly recommend her, she's very talented. More...
Love me some Skylar!!!!!
I absolutely loved the pictures that she took.
Great women! She will listen and get the best for you and your needs.