Elopements + Intimate Weddings in the Pacific Northwest + Beyond

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MEET THE

About Venture Ever After

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENt and INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST + BEYOND

THE APPROACH

The older I get, the more I realize that connection is what gives our lives meaning.

Person to person connections.
Person to nature connections.
And the one that outdoes them all:
Person to person to nature connections.

Person to person connections.

Person to nature connections.

And the one that trumps them all:

Person to person to nature connections.

It’s when you combine the three — people with a deep emotional bond
connecting to nature, together — that the real magic happens. So, do I care
about taking stunning photos of your adventure elopement or wedding?

Hell yes. But, more importantly, I care about creating an environment for you
and your partner to have that next-level connection with one of your favorite
PNW places. If we can do that, gorgeous photos will come easily.

It’s when you combine the three — two people with a deep emotional bond connecting to nature, together — that the real magic happens. So, do I care about taking stunning photos of your adventure elopement?

Hell yes. But, more importantly, I care about creating an environment for you and your partner to have that next-level connection with one of your favorite PNW places. If we can do that, gorgeous photos will come easily.

“Nadia is so gifted! She captures the most wonderful
moments; her gift is faces & places. Those genuine
moments that tell a story and capture the emotions of
the memory.”

“Nadia is so gifted! She captures the most wonderful moments; her gift is faces & places. Those genuine moments that tell a story and capture the emotions of the memory.”

— Melissa

THE TEAM

SHE/HER

adventurous spiriT

ORGANIZED AS HELL

13+ Years experience

NADIA
PADZENSKY

OWNER + PHOTOGRAPHER

Once upon a time, there was a little kid in Idaho who borrowed her mom’s film
camera to take pictures of plants and nature. When she grew up, she moved to the
forests of Washington to study photography and dreamt of being a National
Geographic photojournalist. She sought adventure everywhere she could: by
working in event coordination, doing project management for tech companies,
and even moving to Thailand. But, after searching far and wide, she found her
biggest adventure at home in Portland: pursuing her photography dreams full-time
in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

I know you’ll be shocked (/s) that the kid in this story is me. I started Venture
Ever After (formerly Nadia Joyce Photography) as a side gig in 2010, and in 2020 I
quit my tech job to devote myself to entrepreneurship full-time. If you can’t
tell by now, this business isn’t just about photography. My love for this work
has only grown deeper over the years, into protecting the landscapes that saved me
and nurturing the people who love them as much as I do.

Once upon a time, there was a little kid in Idaho who borrowed her mom’s film camera to take pictures of plants and nature. When she grew up, she moved to the forests of Washington to study photography and dreamt of being a National Geographic photojournalist. She sought adventure everywhere she could: by working in event coordination, doing project management for tech companies, and even moving to Thailand. But, after searching far and wide, she found her biggest adventure at home in Portland: pursuing her photography dreams full-time in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

I know you’ll be shocked (/s) that the kid in this story is me. I started Venture Ever After (formerly Nadia Joyce Photography) as a side gig in 2010, and in 2020 I quit my tech job to devote myself to entrepreneurship full-time. If you can’t tell by now, this business isn’t just about photography. My love for this work has only grown deeper over the years, into protecting the landscapes that saved me and nurturing the people who love them as much as I do.

she/her

explorer extraordinaire

Creative + funny AF

10+ years experience

CASSIDY
REHWALDT

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

Photography has been a driving force in my life for as long as I can remember. From a young age I would document my family with my dad's film camera, and eventually I got my BFA in photography. I've always enjoyed capturing the moments - big and small - that make up an experience. At my core, I'm an adventurer with a camera-shaped companion to help me save memories worth reliving and sharing. That's why I can't get enough of weddings: They're a celebration of life. Photographing weddings is my way of preserving the things that matter most during our time on Earth.

Aside from photography, I love travel, good food, quality time with friends, and ridiculously long hiking trips. I also always want to talk about my cats, so feel free to ask about them.

Photography has been a driving force in my life for as long as I can remember. From a young age I would document my family with my dad's film camera, and eventually I got my BFA in photography. I've always enjoyed capturing the moments - big and small - that make up an experience. At my core, I'm an adventurer with a camera-shaped companion to help me save memories worth reliving and sharing. That's why I can't get enough of weddings: They're a celebration of life. Photographing weddings is my way of preserving the things that matter most during our time on Earth.

Aside from photography, I love travel, good food, quality time with friends, and ridiculously long hiking trips. I also always want to talk about my cats, so feel free to ask about them.

THE LOCATIONS

WE LOVE WIDE OPEN SPACES, JUST LIKE YOU. LET’S TRAVEL TO ONE OF THESE PLACES AND GET YOU HITCHED:

Oregon
Mount Hood National Forest
Oregon Coast
Crater Lake National Park
Willamette National Forest
Wallowa Mountains
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Columbia River Gorge

Oregon
Mount Hood National Forest
Oregon coast
Crater Lake National Park
Willamette National Forest
Columbia River Gorge

Washington
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Washington Coast
San Juan Islands
Mount Adams
Mount St Helens

Washington
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Washington coast
San Juan Islands
Mount Adams
Mount St Helens

Idaho
Priest Lake
Coeur d'Alene
Rocky Mountains
Montana
Glacier National Park
California
Redwoods National Park

Idaho
Priest Lake
Coeur d'Alene
Rocky Mountains

Montana
Glacier National Park

California
Redwoods National Park

What Moves You?

WE VALUE TWO THINGS ABOVE ALL ELSE:

PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

Notice photography isn’t on that list. That’s because, in our experience, when you put people and the planet first, good photos come naturally.

READ ABOUT OUR VALUES

Holy wow we have nothing but incredible things to say about Nadia and Venture Ever After. Her photos are phenomenal, but more amazing is the experience of working with her.

HOLY WOW WE HAVE NOTHING BUT INCREDIBLE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT NADIA AND VENTURE EVER AFTER. HER PHOTOS ARE PHENOMENAL, BUT MORE AMAZING IS THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH HER.

From the beginning she made the experience personal to us as a couple and made a genuine connection with us.

Nadia is your wilderness and adventure guide, a jokester when you're feeling camera shy, and someone you can put your trust in to capture memories that you'll have for a lifetime.

We would recommend her to anyone who wants to make their day about spending quality time together making new memories outdoors!

From the beginning she made the experience personal to us as a couple and made a genuine connection with us.

Nadia is your wilderness and adventure guide, a jokester when you're feeling camera shy, and someone you can put your trust in to capture memories that you'll have for a lifetime.

We would recommend her to anyone who wants to make their day about spending quality time together making new memories outdoors!

-N + T

This was a destination wedding for us, so Nadia’s expertise in photographing couples in the PNW was even more valuable to us.

THIS WAS A DESTINATION WEDDING FOR US, SO NADIA’S EXPERTISE IN PHOTOGRAPHING COUPLES IN THE PNW WAS EVEN MORE VALUABLE TO US.

Going into an intimate wedding, we knew our photographer was going to be one of the most important choices we made, and choosing Nadia ended up being the BEST decision we made. Any time we had questions or needed advice, she would get back to us quickly with thorough and thoughtful answers that really proved we were more than just clients to her. She cares like a friend and her attention to detail is astonishing.

She made us both feel comfortable to be ourselves in front of the camera and did an amazing job highlighting our love.

For anybody who is looking into hiring Nadia to capture your special day, this is your sign to DO IT!! You won't find anybody better.

Going into an intimate wedding, we knew our photographer was going to be one of the most important choices we made, and choosing Nadia ended up being the BEST decision we made. Any time we had questions or needed advice, she would get back to us quickly with thorough and thoughtful answers that really proved we were more than just clients to her. She cares like a friend and her attention to detail is astonishing.

She made us both feel comfortable to be ourselves in front of the camera and did an amazing job highlighting our love.

For anybody who is looking into hiring Nadia, this is your sign to DO IT!! You won't find anybody better.

-J + K

People we didn’t even know have looked at the photos and said they’d “never seen such genuine joy construed through wedding photos.”

PEOPLE WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HAVE LOOKED AT THE PHOTOS AND SAID THEY’D “NEVER SEEN SUCH GENUINE JOY CONSTRUED THROUGH WEDDING PHOTOS.”

Nadia was the first and absolute best vendor we booked for our wedding. From our first inquiry phone call we felt so good about working with her and knew she had our backs. Wedding planning is so incredibly stressful but we never once stressed about our photos thanks to her attention to detail, thorough planning and constant communication.

Not only is Nadia a great planner and communicator, but she is so incredibly talented behind the lens! We absolutely loved how our photos turned out. They really captured our authentic selves and genuine moments throughout the day. Every moment was captured beautifully and we’ll be obsessing over these photos and the smooth sailing day for the rest of our lives.

Nadia was the first and absolute best vendor we booked for our wedding. Wedding planning is so incredibly stressful but we never once stressed about our photos thanks to her attention to detail, thorough planning and constant communication.

Not only is Nadia a great planner and communicator, but she's so incredibly talented behind the lens! We absolutely loved how our photos turned out. They really captured our authentic selves and genuine moments throughout the day. Every moment was captured beautifully and we’ll be obsessing over these photos and the smooth sailing day for the rest of our lives.

-D + D

Nadia was instrumental to our day going as beautifully and smoothly as it did. I seriously cannot imagine the day without her.

NADIA WAS INSTRUMENTAL TO OUR DAY GOING AS BEAUTIFULLY AND SMOOTHLY AS IT DID. I SERIOUSLY CANNOT IMAGINE THE DAY WITHOUT HER.

She alleviated so much of the stress that I had with developing the plan for the day. She helped me make sure my lipstick wasn’t on my teeth, helped me put on my bracelets, gave me calming words and support, and expertly captured every single shot and way more!

My husband and I felt so completely relaxed and comfortable with her, as she had become not only our photographer but a friend throughout the process. Nadia transformed our beautiful setting into a magical atmosphere that made our photos shine.

I cannot rave enough about the experience we shared with Nadia. The photos she captured of our wedding day will be cherished for many years to come.

She alleviated so much of the stress I had with developing the plan for the day. She helped me make sure my lipstick wasn’t on my teeth, helped me put on my bracelets, gave me calming words and support, and expertly captured every single shot and more!

We felt so relaxed with her, as she had become not only our photographer but a friend throughout the process. Nadia transformed our beautiful setting into a magical atmosphere that made our photos shine.

I can't rave enough about the experience. The photos she captured of our wedding day will be cherished for many years to come.

-M + J

If you’re looking for an elopement photographer in the PNW, Nadia is simply the best! (Take it from me because I’m actually an elopement photographer on the east coast!)

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE PNW, NADIA IS SIMPLY THE BEST! (TAKE IT FROM ME BECAUSE I’M ACTUALLY AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE EAST COAST!)

When my partner and I decided to elope in Olympic National Park, we knew finding a great photographer was the most important thing on our list.

She went above and beyond in so many ways; including securing our florals and bringing them to us the day of, AND, we had a small table delivered to her home for our private dinner that she brought to us as well. Her customer service is outstanding!

She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she helped make our day incredible! You can tell that she really loves her job and cares for her clients deeply!

When my partner and I decided to elope in Olympic National Park, we knew finding a great photographer was the most important thing on our list.

She went above and beyond in so many ways; including securing our florals and bringing them to us the day of, AND, we had a small table delivered to her home for our private dinner that she brought to us as well. Her customer service is outstanding!

She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she helped make our day incredible! You can tell that she really loves her job and cares for her clients deeply!

-L + J

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