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Auburn Photography

8431 Southeast 139th Court, Portland, OR 97236
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Auburn Photography is a wedding photography venture based in Portland. With its thrust to "love people" and "love adventure," Auburn Photography utilizes outdoor imagery with the aim to capture big moments and small details during weddings. It offers an eight-hour coverage for its wedding package, with 500-800 hand-edited images and two photographers. Auburn Photography also offers a two-hour "post-wedding adventure" photo session, striving to make sure these moments are preserved. Its professional photographer, Lana, is available 24/7 for queries and concerns.

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Bryan Aulick Wedding Photography

Portland, OR 97210
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Bryan Aulick Wedding Photography is a studio that ensures client satisfaction through personalized service. Located in Portland, their studio creates timeless images from unforgettable memories, and has a range of customizable packages to choose from. Their flexibility gives clients complete control of their special day.

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5.0 / 5 (14)

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Catalina Jean Photography

Portland, OR 97205
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Catalina Jean Photography is based in Portland and provides a thoughtful, creative approach to photographing weddings. The result is timeless and modern images of the couple's day. The studio serves the Oregon area is available to travel for destination weddings.

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Chris Brodell Photography

Portland, OR 97206
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Chris Brodell Photography serves the Portland metro and the surrounding areas. Its primary photographer, Chris, has over 10 years of experience in wedding and elopement photography. He shoots with a natural and candid documentary style that produces images with light and vivid colors. Chris also does family photography, portraits, and senior photography. Additionally, he works with associate photographers with a similar style to him. After the event, he consolidates all of the shots and edits the photos to produce a consistent final product.

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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Dylan M Howell Photography

Portland, OR 97210
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Dylan M Howell Photography is a Portland studio founded in 2011 that specializes in wedding and portrait photography. Founder Dylan Howell is well-known in the photography industry, having hosted workshops and spoken at conferences across the country, and he offers mentoring sessions and equipment reviews. In addition to photo shoots, Dylan creates multiple exposure prints and uses an overarching fine art sensibility.

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Erica Ann Photography

Portland, OR 97201
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Erica Ann Photography has been photographing Portland weddings since 2008. Team specializes in wedding shoots and engagement sessions for both local and destination weddings. They are also available for beauty shoots and customized artwork.

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Jessica Hill Photography

Portland, OR 97227
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Jessica Hill Photography is a Portland company that has been working with couples and photographing weddings since 2001. It only takes a limited number of events each year. The wedding photographers take engagement and wedding photos with a photojournalistic approach. Jessica has won numerous awards, including the Best Independent Wedding Photographer Portland by Oregon Bride Best in 2018. Jessica's work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Portland Bride & Groom, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.

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JOS & TREE

240 N. Broadway Suite #012, Portland, OR 97227
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JOS & TREE is a husband-and-wife photography team specializing in artistic wedding stories. It is currently among the top 100 wedding photographers in the world. With over 15 years of professional photography experience and training, it brings creative skills and practical solutions to the growth of professional wedding photographers. Tree and Jos’ adventurous documentary wedding photography style has taken them all over the world. Fueled by a passion to learn and grow, they are constantly taking photography to the next level. They are conference speakers, contest judges, study with the best of the best, and have won multiple awards in Fearless Photographers and ISPWP (top 100 for 2016-2020), WPPI, Best of the Best for Junebug Weddings, and have been published in World’s Best Wedding Photos.

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Kimi Photography

1445 SW 84th Ave., Portland, OR 97225
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Opened in 2013, Kimi Photography is a Portland photo studio that specializes in portraits, weddings, maternity, and newborns. The studio offers printed portrait albums with all fulfilled orders, creating a unique experience for every client.

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Markchercy Photography

Portland, OR
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Markchercy Photography caters to clients in Portland and the surrounding areas. It captures candid moments between couples during wedding ceremonies and provides elopement photoshoots in scenic vistas such as Wahcella Falls. Additionally, it offers portrait sessions for maternity shoots, engagement celebrations, and family photos, as well as professional headshots and staff shoots. The studio's primary professional, Cherechi Brenneke, uses a light and airy photography style to capture real emotions and intimate moments. She is also available for worldwide travel.

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Mhari Scott Photography

Portland, OR 97214
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Photographing weddings professionally since 2006, Mhari Scott Photography blends an accessible style with passion and positivity. The studio is located in Portland and specializes in weddings, engagements, and family portraits in Oregon and across the country.

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Modern Art Photograph

924 N Killingsworth Ct, Portland, OR 97217
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Modern Art Photograph provides wedding photography services for couples in Portland and the surrounding areas. Whether it is an autumn evening, coastal, family farm, or outdoor summer theme, the studio's photographers work to capture special moments of the bride, groom, and their loved ones. They use a blend of techniques, including traditional posed photographs, fine art, photojournalism, and landscape. Modern Art Photograph offers different packages that vary in shooting duration to meet the unique needs of each client.

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Nate Meeds

Portland, OR
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Nate Meeds is a photography studio that's active in the Portland metro area and offers wedding photography services. Photographer Nate Meeds has been active since 2009 and does both staged shoots of brides and couples as well as candid, live photography coverage of wedding day events. This studio offers a variety of packages to clients to select from depending on if they want portrait coverage, elopement shoots, or full-day coverage of their weddings and associated events.

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No Rules Photography

Portland, OR
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No Rules Photography is a wedding photographer serving clients from all walks of life in Portland. This company aims to create timeless photographs through its work. Specializing in bright and vibrant photography styles, this firm strives to maintain consistent communication with its clients to meet their expectations. No Rules Photography respects every kind of couple's right to marry and handles wedding photoshoots for all partners, regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, or budget.

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Peter Mahar Photography

Oregon City, OR 97045
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Peter Mahar Photography is an Oregon City studio that specializes in weddings, engagements, and senior portraits. Their light, simple style offers clean and effective results. The studio serves the greater Portland area and is willing to travel for destination weddings and events.

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Photography by Cambrae

3357 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
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Photography by Cambrae is a wedding photographer and Portland native who specializes in capturing intimacy and love. From the proposal and engagement party to dress rehearsals and the actual wedding day, the photographer enjoys filming and supporting couples throughout the entire process. Cambrae also offers other photography services, including maternity, family, business, and lifestyle photoshoots. Wedding planning publication The Knot named Cambrae one of the best wedding photographers of 2021.

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Sightglass Photography

Portland, OR 97214

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Sightglass Photography is an elopement and wedding photography business based in Portland and willing to travel worldwide for elopements and destination weddings. A husband-and-wife team, the photographers specialize in photojournalistic wedding stories with twist of fine art. The company offers a variety of wedding packages, from elopements to all-day coverage. Sightglass Photography has over 10 years of industry experience and is committed to fostering long-term relationships with its clients. The photography couple is the recipient of multiple awards and has been featured in several publications.

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Simply Splendid

Portland, OR 97229
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Simply Splendid is a professional and exquisite photography studio based in Portland, Oregon. Since 2008, owner Marla Cyree has been helping clients capture all of life's precious and fleeting moments. She is both honored and humbled to be an integral part in allowing people to memorialize beautiful moments and occasions. Marla combines her calm demeanor with an artistic and creative soul to create the perfect image, and she truly enjoys working closely with her clients. Simply Splendid offers a variety of detailed and thoughtful sessions including wedding photography, individual and family portraits, maternity shoots, commercial and editorial shoots, and event photography. Marla can be reached by phone, email, online, or through her various social media platforms to discuss and schedule services.

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Sweetlife Photography

Oregon City, OR 97045
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Sweetlife Photography has been photographing weddings in the Portland area since 2010. The studio's work has been featured in top wedding blogs around the world and across Oregon's multitude of wedding publications. Sweetlife Photography offers generous packages for couples looking for high-end quality. They also offer fine art and lifestyle photo shoots.

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Zoe Arnesen

3706 SE Van Water Street, Portland, OR 97222
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Zoe Arnesen is a mother and photographer who is ready to capture beautiful memories and happy moments of couples who are getting married. She has been sharing her skills and talents with Portland residents ever since she started taking interest in photography in 2009. Her own studio offers couples three packages, including elopement packages that also cover Adventure Elopements. Families are also welcome in her studio as they offer family and newborn photography with a private online password-protected gallery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.

What does a wedding photographer do?

Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

What makes a good wedding photographer?

A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

How do I pick a wedding photographer?

Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

What should I ask a wedding photographer?

Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

  • Can we see your portfolio?
  • How many weddings have you shot?
  • How much do require for a deposit?
  • What packages are available in our price range?
  • What is your editing style?

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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