While the venue and the dress attract most of the attention, finding the right wedding professional to take stunning photographs of your big day is an equally important task that takes time and thorough research.
Have no fear! I’ve put in the time to look through portfolios, pour over reviews, and read testimonials to find the best wedding photographers in Portland, Oregon.
Whether you love the light, bright aesthetic, or are seeking a creative well-versed in the art of a good candid, you will find the right wedding photographer to fit your needs.
Read on to discover the 17 most incredible wedding photographers in Portland, Oregon!
We’re an eclectic crew of rebels and creatives with an affinity for bringing unconventional and intimate elopements to life. We specialize in helping you have a truly together experience on your wedding day—without the rush, fuss, or outdated traditions.
Baylee Dennis Photography
Although Baylee photographs weddings and elopement in exotic destinations such as Jordan, Hawaii, and Costa Rica, she is based in Portland.
Her portfolio is vast and features a collection of warm, joyous images that are full of life and love.
Baylee perfectly sums up her approach to wedding photography: “if I can tell your love story back to you through photographs, that’s enough for me”.
And, all of her photos tell love stories as deep and unique as the couples who live them.
Wedding collections start from $4,000, while elopement packages begin from $2,400.
Catalina Jean Photography
Catalina is an award-winning wedding photographer who has been featured in publications such as Style Me Pretty, Portland Bride & Groom Magazine, and Rock ‘n Roll Bride.
All of her images are intentional, filled with emotion and effortlessly cool.
According to Catalina, “there is so much deep beauty in the seemingly ordinary – but really, there is no ordinary” and you can see this philosophy clearly in her work.
If you find magic in imperfect moments and beauty in the chaos, you will love working with Catalina.
Former clients praise her professionalism, creativity, and ability to exceed all expectations.
Laura Shepherd Images
Laura is a wedding and portrait photographer who is based in Portland, but ready and willing to travel the world. She has a background in brand marketing and design, which guides her creative process and gives her work a sleek, cool appeal.
She’s a great choice for couples who want their true personalities to shine on their wedding days, love passionately, and see the world through an artistic lens.
Laura helps turn wedding dreams into reality through vision boards, concept planning, staging, styling, location scouting, and thoughtful editing.
Kate Holt Photography
Kate is a luxury wedding photographer who provides services in Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, and across the Pacific North West.
In the past eight years, she has photographed over 200 weddings and knows how to fully capture the elegance of high-end celebrations.
Her photography style is light and bright with an emphasis on effortless connection and joyful moments.
If you are planning a garden wedding in the spring or summer months, you will love the way Kate brings out floral tones.
While the business carries Kate’s name, her husband, Dom, is also a skilled co-owner and lead photographer.
Jessica Hill Photography
Providing wedding photography services in the Portland and Hood River areas, Jessica has an eye for personality-driven shots and candid moments.
Her style combines photojournalism and creative portraiture to create images that capture the emotion of the moment without feeling too raw.
Jessica has a BFA in Photography from the University of Michigan and has been in the wedding photography business for over 15 years.
Former clients love how Jessica observes her subjects and then fully captures their personalities in portraits.
Abby Rae Photography
If you are looking for a fine art photographer who is an expert at capturing elegance and moments when you light up, then Abby will make your wedding dreams come true.
Abby has been shooting wedding photographs for the past nine years and approaches photography with “a romantic, impressionist sensibility”.
Former clients often describe her work as “painterly” and appreciate the subtle nuance in her imagery.
Her images are clean and luminous with a focus on the vulnerability of intimate moments and simple beauty.
Rachel LeCrone Photography
If you are looking for an affordable wedding photographer in Portland, then Rachel is an excellent choice.
She offers three wedding packages, ranging in price from $2,100 to $3,500.
If you are planning a small wedding, you can choose the Minimalist Package which costs $2,100 and includes 6 hours of photo coverage, a pre-wedding consultation, a fine art collection, an online gallery, and a print release.
Whether you are planning a wedding at Bridgeport Brewing Company, along the Columbia River Gorge, or in a quaint church, you will love working with Rachel.
With over 200 weddings under her belt, she knows how to manage her time and immortalize your special moments.
Katy Weaver Photography
Bold. Quirky. Full of Life. One of a kind. If these words describe you and your love story, then Katy is your perfect wedding photographer.
Her mission is to create “powerful, artistic imagery that’s anything but boring” and she absolutely delivers on this promise.
Her approach to photography is less about the setting and more about the people who make your wedding day amazing. She has a way of capturing people exactly as they are and making you say “that is so spot on”.
Full wedding collections start from $4,500 with couples on average spending $6,500. She also offers elopement packages starting from $2,400 for two hours of coverage.
Aperture Vision Photography
Fletcher is the talented photographer behind Aperture Vision Photography, servicing Portland and beyond.
While his wedding collections are affordable, that’s not the reason you book him.
You want to work with Fletcher because his images are casually beautiful and almost ethereal. He is an excellent choice if you are planning a wedding in a state park or another atmospheric, outdoor location.
He describes his style as “organic storytelling” and his mission is to capture the feeling of the day not what happened each minute of your wedding.
Full-day wedding packages start from $1,700 and small collections start from $500.
Bryan Aulick Photography
Based in Portland, but available throughout the Pacific North West, Bryan knows how to capture the party, the joy, the love, and all the joyous moments in between.
If you hate posing and are drawn to photos with movement that tell a story, you will love Bryan’s portfolio. He believes in “no-stress”, unobtrusive photography so that you can enjoy every moment of your wedding day.
Bryan also values relationships and does a great job preserving memories of the one day when everyone you love will be in the same place.
Even if you’re planning your wedding or engagement shoot in a popular location, Bryan will make all of your photos stand out as something a cut above the rest.
Alixann Loosle Photography
Alix is a highly sought-after wedding photographer who is based in Portland but shoots weddings and elopements around the world.
It is no wonder Alix is in constant demand considering her eye for natural, wild beauty that exists beyond the constraints of traditional wedding photography.
She simply couldn’t shoot a cheesy photo if she tried!
Alix’s Wedding Weekend collection is a $10,000 investment and includes 12 hours of coverage that can be used however you like over 3 days, a second shooter, and travel fees.
Her Adventure Elopement collection starts from $4,000 and includes 3 hours of coverage.
Taras Yasniy Photography
Taras specializes in wedding photography for couples seeking classic charm through a modern lens. In other words, his work is all about showcasing the joy of your wedding, while guiding you through poses that don’t feel old and tired.
He is a great choice for couples who don’t want to leave their wedding photos completely at the mercy of the candid gaze and would instead like a collection of naturally posed images.
Although Taras is based in Portland, he shoots beautiful wedding portraits worldwide and has been in the business since 2006.
Alyssa Jul Photography
Located in West Linn, Alyssa provides wedding photography sessions and packages in Portland and the surrounding area.
She is an excellent choice for couples who value portraiture and want a wedding photographer who can take portraits to be cherished for a lifetime.
All of her images are true-to-color and feel down-to-earth and natural.
Wedding collections start from $2,500 with optional add-ons such as up to 3 shooters, engagement sessions, photo albums, and prints.
Kiara and David are the husband and wife team behind Indwell Weddings and they are here to photograph your intimate wedding or elopement.
They believe that love cannot be described as a feeling. Instead, it is the culmination of an uncountable number of magical moments between two people who choose each other.
If you are looking for candid wedding photos that prioritize showing connection and real feelings, then Kiara and David are the perfect match for you.
Weddings in Oregon start from $5,000, while couples on average invest $7,000. However, elopements and intimate wedding packages start from $3,800.
Peter Mahar Photography
Peter and Susannah Mahar are a team of Portland-based wedding photographers who describe their style as “moment driven” and “authentic”.
They believe that the photographer shouldn’t have an ego about the wedding and that you should experience as little stress as possible.
They go out of their way to make sure everyone feels comfortable in front of the camera and they can make even the most anxious people feel at ease.
Wedding packages start from $2,900 and include 6 hours of coverage, 300 to 500 edited images, and an online gallery.
Rebecca Rizzo Photography
Rebecca is a wedding and family photographer located in Portland who services the entire country.
She is all about realness and prioritizes getting to know you as a couple so that she can tell your unique story.
When you look at her portfolio, you will think, “how did she capture that amazing shot?” while experiencing the emotions of the couple in the picture.
With over 15 years of photography experience, it is no wonder Rebecca has been featured in Martha Steward Weddings, Oregon Bride Magazine, and Rocky Mountain bride.
Wedding and event packages start from $4,200 and micro weddings (less than 40 guests) start from $3,000.
Chelsea Moudry Photography
Chelsea is an incredible photographer for lovers of nuance and the small details that jump out to those who care to see them.
Her images are deeply intimate and her editing style ranges from dramatic to delicate.
She does a great job showing the feeling of getting married beneath the ancient trees that dot the mountains and coastlines.
Although she is originally from Washington, Chelsea provides services throughout the Pacific North West with a focus on Seattle and Portland.