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Hello. I’m Dylan.

portland, or

where to elope in the world




I have been working as a photographer for:

I still have my first film camera, from my 7th grade photography class, and use it almost every week.


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black and white portrait of photographer Dylan M Howell holding a vintage camera

Eight years back, I decided to move to Portland, Oregon.

Capturing these stories for others gives me an incredible feeling of satisfaction, one that I've never found anywhere else.

I wanted to be closer to the nature of the Pacific Northwest, to be near the ocean, and to surround myself with interesting and artistic people. Through my travels, I never find a place that feels more like home.

I'm often asked why I shoot weddings and the answer is simple. There is no better workplace. Where else are you surrounded by love, beauty, happiness and joy every time you go to work?


Little Things

Weddings documented around the Pacific Northwest, California, and world-wide.


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Number of images delivered to my adventurous clients.


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Number of open weekend dates I have left for 2023.


concentrate on what matters most, your love.

Instead, you can sneak off with the one you love and get married on your own terms.


Yosemite Elopement

“Dylan is amazing! Was very knowledgeable about the best places and timing for shots at Yosemite. Went way above and beyond for us. Super friendly, it was like spending the day with an old friend. Can’t recommend him highly enough!”

Waterfall Elopement

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“Dylan was the most phenomenal photographer for my elopement at Wahclella Falls! We met with him before our elopement and he patiently answered all of my questions. I had seen his work on other elopements and fell in love with the beauty, the light, and emotion in each photo. The day of our wedding, Dylan came prepared with umbrellas and a spirit of adventure. He captured amazing moments between my now-husband and me. I would recommend Dylan to anyone and I can’t wait to find another excuse to use his awesome photography talent again.”

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Recent Blog Posts


A Fall Wedding at Loloma Lodge | Elizabeth + Steve


Intimate Redwood Deck Elopement at Hoyt Arboretum


Oregon Coast Elopement | Judson + Michelle

Destination Weddings

Big Sur Wedding | Emily + Greg

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Florida Park Wedding | Bonnie & Patrick


Portland Oregon Elopement | Jameykay + Arlie

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The Griffin House Wedding | Laura + John

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Intimate Redwood Deck Elopement at Hoyt Arboretum

A Fall Wedding at Loloma Lodge | Elizabeth + Steve

Domaine de Broglie Vineyard Wedding

There isn’t much better than a wedding at Loloma Lodge when the the Fall colors are in full effect.

There were wildfires hundreds of miles away covering the Dundee Hills with a blanket of smoke.

The last wedding of the year for 2018 and one of my favorites.

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