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. 

Lake Arrowhead Wedding, Mt Baldy Wedding, Horseshoe Bend Photographer, Portland Photographer, Grand Canyon Photographer, Zion National Park Wedding Photographer. Palm Springs Wedding Photographer, Joshua Tree Photographer, Desert Photographer, Backpacking wedding photographer.


Sacred Sands Joshua Tree Wedding

Aside from selecting a groom, choosing Natalie as our photographer/videographer was easily the *best* decision I made for my wedding! We had a whole weekend worth of events we wanted to capture -- a Friday night costume party at an art compound, Saturday morning sunrise shoot in the desert, both the bride and the groom getting ready, family photos, a ceremony and a reception. Natalie wrangled it all and made it look easy! It took place in Joshua Tree, which is gorgeous but can be challenging with weather, light and terrain. Natalie navigated every moment with grace, and was wonderfully accommodating along the way. Coordinating and planning with her leading up to the big day was a breeze, she's a total professional and made the process easy. During the event she was a delightful presence, somehow covering everything organically and without interrupting the flow. Best of all, the final photos and footage are just SPECTACULAR. Breathtaking, natural, flattering and totally authentic, her images make the experience look every bit as dreamy and magical as it felt! I can't recommend her highly enough, and would hire her again in a heartbeat.


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!


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!

The Evergreen Portland Wedding

evan & bri

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!

luc & megan

Natalie, you were absolutely amazing to work with! From the very beginning to the very end. You made it so easy and stress free for us, we both knew we had nothing to worry about and were able to focus our attention on other things, confident that you would do a great job. Which you did, flawless. I seriously can't stop looking at all of the photos. They're so beautiful! You did such a good job capturing everything and every moment of our wedding. You were out of the way but still got the most gorgeous shots, Luc and I called you ninja Natalie lol :). You were perfect, seriously. I would recommend you to anyone! I absolutely loved working with you, you are so sweet and so talented at what you do! Thank you again for capturing our wedding and giving us forever memories of the perfect night.

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nathan & taylor

Natalie is simply AMAZING! Her calmness and imaginative eye captured my beautiful day! From arrival, setting up, bridesmaids/bride and groomsmen/groom getting ready, the ceremony, and reception ~ Natalie did not miss a thing! All of the pictures she took are stunning, but I must say that Natalie has such a special gift in capturing wonderful, and unique, pictures that are not necessarily "posed"! We will treasure these photographs, and the memories, forever! I would STRONGLY recommend Natalie if you are looking for someone to photograph your special event, or will not be disappointed!


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