A Pacific Northwest wedding and portrait photographer


My name is Van Gachnang and, as you probably can tell, I’m a photographer! I take photos of people doing all sorts of things: screaming “I DO!”, hanging with their dog, kissing their kids, or just being themselves.

I’m madly in love with my husband Rob and our dog Kodiak, and the three of us moved to Washington in 2018 to figure out what the hell we’re doing with our lives (and we’re here to stay!). I’m an INFJ most days, I will cry on cue if I watch any animal video, and I love being in the mountains more than any place on earth.





Things I’m into: eating vegan nachos at every restaurant that makes ‘em, The Office, Parks & Rec, and Bob’s Burgers (in that order), camping and hiking in places that terrify me, attempting to understand politics so I can support the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color in the best ways, SSDGM, downloading enough podcasts to last me 2 lifetimes and not having time to listen to them, and trying out new projects like embroidery and macrame where I’m totally lost but doing it anyway.

Stuff I don’t like: cilantro aka the devil’s lettuce, staying up past 11pm (I can’t do it, god save me), wearing any pants that aren’t leggings, any snow that lasts more than 20 minutes, and eating animals. Just not my jam.

photo by kiara talley of indwell weddings

photo by kiara talley of indwell weddings


“Cheers to Van! She did an absolutely superb job capturing our intimate wedding ceremony. Her communication before, during and after the event was faultless.” -Duncan & Danielle