likemorningsun photography // wedding & portrait photography for adventurous souls.
natalie crane // based in phoenix and los angeles. available worldwide.


Natalie Crane is a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Phoenix, and Southern California. Adventurous, intimate, elopement weddings, mountaintop engagements, unique wedding photographer. Destination wedding photographer. 

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hi i’m natalie!

i am a photographer + videographer currently based in orange county, california. i like making meaningful things and photographing little moments. i love shuffling through stacks of printed photographs.  i’m obsessed with love and light and finding beauty even in the messy parts of life. when i’m old i want a house full of family and a heart full of love.


i graduated from biola university with a BFA in fine art & photography in may 2016. i am currently based in southern california! i have shot weddings all over the US—portland oregon, seattle washington, colorado, tennessee, indiana, arizona, etc; as well as photographed around the world—mexico, rwanda, italy, paris, belgium, congo, india. i would love to add more places to that list--don't hesitate to contact me if you are planning a wedding somewhere amazing--i'll meet you there!

does my work resonate with you?!
Keep reading below to learn more about my process and how to book!

the process

first off, let’s meet! i’d love to meet for coffee or hop on a facetime to talk about the plans you have for your day. i want to get to know your story so that i can tell it in your photos / video on your wedding day.

after booking, we will be in touch throughout your planning process. we can schedule an engagement session, talk about your timeline for the day, and i will be there for any questions you might have!

on the wedding day, i shoot a mixture of candid, documentary type photos as well as take a little time to get some beautiful portraits of you two and your families. i encourage you to take in every moment of your day!!

after the wedding, your photos or video will be complete within 8 weeks. you’ll receive a link to an online gallery where you are able to view, download, and print all of your amazing images from your day.

keepsake boxes, prints, & albums are available for purchase after the wedding.



how to book

whether you are having a traditional wedding day, eloping, or traveling somewhere amazing, i am excited to tell your STORY! my favorite weddings are the ones that are simple, laid back & celebrate who you are as a couple.

if my work resonates with you, get in touch!! i’d love to send you a client guide with all photography / videography package & booking information. all that is required to book is a signed contract, and a retainer fee to reserve a spot on my calendar.



nate & kay lee

We are forever grateful to Natalie! We contacted Natalie at the last minute (a week before our wedding!) and OMG are we glad we did. She was so easy and gracious about jumping into our wedding plans and timeline in a pinch and worked seamlessly with our other vendors to make magic happen. She was able to capture our day in an effortless, documentary way that suited our style and we couldn't be more happy with our video. Not to mention, she is super sweet and professional and is a delight to communicate with. It is such a gift to have our wedding day on film for us to look back at and we have only Natalie to thank for it. She's the best!



We couldn't be more pleased with the beautiful photos she captured of our wedding day. Natalie's photography feels organic and natural, while still maintaining a very professional look. We love how she captured every moment of the day from getting ready to our exit and every little detail in between. She's extremely friendly, flexible, and gave us so much peace of mind! We love all of the personal touches she added to the process. Our wedding photos turned out perfect and we could not recommend Natalie more!


dan & josie

Natalie was an absolute dream for our wedding day! Her calm and gentle personality helped to keep everyone so relaxed during pictures. She was extremely prepared and professional and made us feel so comfortable and natural. We look back through our wedding photos at least a few times a week and could not imagine having them any other way. Thank you, Natalie!



I was the "I don't care" or the "whatever looks good" type of bride. But the one thing I wanted to take into my own hands was picking out our photographer. I looked & looked for days online. I finally came across Natalie on Facebook through a mutual friend and I was blown away. Once I found her website I knew immediately she would have to be our photographer. She flew all the way to Indiana to do our engagement photos as well as our wedding day. Even the second photographer on our wedding day was amazing. Natalie managed to never be in the way or be seen yet she captured the most important photos like she was standing right in front of everyone. Natalie surpassed all of our expectations and then some & we can't thank her enough! I will be using her from now on & I highly recommend her to everyone wanting a truly great photographer!