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  • 2017 FAVORITES

    2017. So much happened for me last year. So much, in one tiny bundle. I had a son, and got to experience what it's like to be a parent. It has changed my world and how I view it completely. I didn't realize I could be even more emotional, or that I could love someone with an even greater love. I cry more during movies now. Heck, I cry during commercials sometimes. I've always teared up at wedding ceremonies, but now I find myself tearing up at other moments too...  Marriage is such a powerful and beautiful thing. The beginning of an imperative and cherished commitment…it changes you in ways you might not imagine. I treasure my job and the people I work with. At the end of every year I feel that so greatly…and so I want to say a wildly huge thank you to all my clients. Thank you for letting me in on the gravity... the magic... the beauty that dances around you in these oh so important moments.

  • TESS & PAUL'S OREGON CAMP WEDDING

    Tess and Paul's camp Namanu wedding was a dream to photograph. They put so much thought into every detail, and even designed their own wedding logo and map. Summer camp was a special place to me as a kid and camp weddings just make me so damn happy! Congratulations Tess and Paul! You are one rad couple.

    Vendor info is available at the bottom of this post.

    Location: Camp Namanu

    Planner: Kayla Hoppins

    Cocktails/ Bar: Merit Badge

    Food: Tastebud

    Florals: Fiore

    Bride's rings: Twist

    Gown: Ania Bridal

    Designer: Aimee Broadbeck

    Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals & Design

    Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN

    Hair: Emily York

    Makeup: Monica Ninh

    Dessert: Annie's Pies

  • HELEN & CHRIS' OREGON COAST ELOPEMENT

    Helen and Chris eloped in one of my favorite little beach towns, Manzanita. They rented their dream house, had a small ceremony in the driftwood, and Chris brought his classic Chevy that he’s had since he was a boy to whisk them away to dinner. Their wedding was simple, and quaint, and uniquely them. I had to sneak in a picture of the refrigerator into this post. Chris is a designer, and I’ve never seen the inside of a fridge look so pretty! Perfectly color-coded. Ha-ha! I can only imagine the every-day beauties of his world. Congratulations Helen and Chris! You cool cats, you.

  • JESSICA & ROB'S MANZANITA BEACH ELOPEMENT

    Jessica and Rob decided to elope with just a handful of loved ones at a beach house in Manzanita. They will be spending the next year on weekend adventures in various parts of the country to celebrate with the rest of their family and friends. How cool is that? The fact that they wanted to run around in the ocean after their ceremony doesn’t hurt their cool points either. I just love these two. More beach elopements with rad couples please!

    Hair: Jill Burch - Beauty And The Beach

    Florals: Starflower

  • 2016 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY - CLOSED

    Hello! Here’s a little bit about me:

    I am a Portland Oregon based wedding and engagement photographer who is inspired by people and nature. I love to travel and experience new places and landscapes.

    I’m am predominately a natural light photographer, which means I use the outdoors and the beauty of the sun as much as possible. I am a storyteller, and I strive to capture authentic and compelling images through a photojournalistic approach.


    How to enter:

    Follow me on instagram @terra_lange_photography and Terra Lange Photography on facebook.

    E-mail terra@terralange.com with the following info:

    1. Your names
    2. Wedding date
    3. Ceremony & reception location
    4. Details about the big day (location, décor, attire, feel/ style, etc… feel free to send photos and/or links)
    5. A little bit about you & your fiancé – Tell me your story!
    6. A photo of the two of you together
    7. Please put “Giveaway Entry” in the subject line

    Top three will be selected to have phone/ Skype interviews and the winning couple will be chosen by March 1, 2016.

    Thank you! I’m excited to hear from you!


     Terms & conditions:

    . Wedding must take place in the year 2016

    . Last day to enter is Wednesday, February 17th 2016

    . Couple will receive 8 hours of photography on their wedding day, a photo assistant, 500 high res images on a USB flash drive, and an online image gallery

    . Wedding can take place anywhere in the world.

    . If outside of Portland OR, travel expenses must be covered by the couple (includes: flights for two, hotel, food and transportation)

    . Wedding contract and travel fees (if necessary) must be taken care of within two weeks of notifying the winning couple

    . Contest open to all readers over the age of 21

    . Only one entry per couple

    . Liability cannot be accepted for entries that are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties

    . Couples cannot apply if already booked with Terra Lange Photography or in an existing contract with another photographer or within the process of booking another photographer

    . Terra Lange will be the only professional photographer at the event.

    . Travel arrangements must be made by Terra Lange Photography

    . By entering the contest, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete

    . Additional hours of coverage, prints, and albums are available at an additional cost.

    . Availability is based on Terra Lange Photography’s schedule

  • 2015 FAVORITES

    Happy 2016! Oh what a fantastic year it has been! I am so blessed to get to create, and to go on adventures, and to meet amazing people, and to laugh, and dance, and share in so much joy. My job is a gift, and I never want to loose sight of that. Every year I learn so much. I am always striving to get better, be braver, more creative, faster on my feet. I want to say a huge thank you to all of my clients. You make my job so fulfilling. Thank you to my brilliant assistants, Leah & Pearson, and my superb second shooter Simone. I couldn’t do it without you guys! Here’s to another great year!!

     I send each client a post wedding survey when all the work is done and delivered. Their feedback is tremendously helpful and positively uplifting. I’ve shared a few of their wonderful responses at the end of this post

    2015 FEEDBACK:

    What did you like the most about your experience with Terra Lange Photography?

    Your eye for the good shots. Your style of photography.  The way you found great photo locations the day of. You were so easy/laid back to work with that it made the whole experience feel natural and fun. We felt that we left a lot of direction open to you leading up to the wedding day, and you took care of it - something that made us say, "One less thing we have to worry about, Terra's got it!", which was huge! From the initial meeting to the delivery of your flash drive, you have experienced professionalism with new and fresh creativeness. All around you exceeded our expectations and were lovely to work with. Thank you!

     

    Is there something that you didn’t like, or something that you would change about your experience?

    If we were richer, we would have had you for the full 8 hours. 

     

    Is there anything else that you would like to share?

    I'm not sure if this is standard, but we loved how you added "Photographer's Favorites" on the flash drive. After all, you are the professional and we trust your eye. A lot of your favorites were ours as well. It was also nice to have all our photos at high res, as well as ready for web. Those little details showed how you dot your i's and cross your t's. 


    What did you like most about your experience with Terra Lange Photography?

    Terra made us feel so comfortable! Both Justin and I are extremely camera shy, but she made it extremely easy for us on a day that’s already filled with a lot of jitters. We were so completely blown away, by how she was able to capture each of us in a way that made us feel beautiful. We rarely see photographs of ourselves that we find flattering, but after seeing the photos from Terra we were both absolutely stunned. 

    Terra and Leah are both some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and it made the entire process so pleasant! We encountered a lot of really difficult vendors throughout this process, so it was so refreshing to have Terra and Leah be so professional and accommodating. Absolutely nothing was difficult, and both ladies were so relaxed and at ease. It alleviated so much pressure. 

    Photography was definitely our highest priority item, and I can say with confidence that booking Terra was the best decision we made. The quality of her photographs was extremely beautiful, and I was very impressed with how quickly we received them! 

      

    Is there something that you didn’t like, or something that you would change about your experience?

    As mentioned above, our entire experience was very, very enjoyable, and Terra was absolutely the right photographer for us!

    I think the only thing we wish would’ve gone a little different were the family photos. In some of the final photos there is some odd spacing between people that we wish might have been a little more directed to alleviate some of the tension it creates in the final photographs. There are a few groupings we likely won’t use.

    Is there anything else you would like to share?

    The photographs of Justin and I on the mountain are phenomenal, and we will cherish them forever. We would recommend you to any of our friends, and hopefully we can find time to have you shoot the two of of us in Oregon as well! Anniversary shoot. New puppy. Lunch at Chipotle. Whatever the occasion, I’m always thinking you should probably come photograph it. These photos remind us that there is so much beauty in every small moment, a quick look, a short laugh. It’s like I’m there all over again. The perfect day. Thank you, so much.


    What did you like the most about your experience with Terra Lange Photography?

    Terra was so easy to work with! I had emailed several photographers, and from the beginning - she was prompt & communicative.

    She continued to keep in touch, at just the right times throughout the rest of our engagement - making sure that all details were organized & well managed. The day of was also great.  For a couple who feels pretty shy around cameras, she & her team made us feel comfortable - made us laugh & created an all around great experience.   Last but not least, the photos turned out so well! From the images captured, to the final edits - they perfectly represent how amazing the wedding was. 

     

    Is there something that you didn’t like, or something that you would change about your experience?

    Nothing at all! If anything, I kind of wish we had opted for the engagement photos as well now =) (though i don't know what I'd do with so many photos of Euge & me)

    Is there anything else that you would like to share?

    Thank you thank you thank you! You & your team are awesome & the photos perfectly capture the wonderful day we had. 


    What did you like the most about your experience with Terra Lange Photography?

    Where to begin... honestly, our experience from start to finish was wonderful. Terra was incredibly warm and enthusiastic, while also being professional and so helpful. Our favorite part of the experience was probably going off with Terra (and Leah) before the ceremony and following her to all the beautiful spots she'd scoped out. It was sooooo amazing to not have to make any decisions and to just be relaxed and giggly and in love. We felt so comfortable around Terra and Leah so it felt easy to be ourselves, to let go of all the wedding stress, and to just be present with each other. We're also so grateful for the idea (Terra's) to do the photos before the ceremony so that we could take part in all parts of the celebration! 

    Is there something that you didn’t like, or something that you would change about your experience? 

    No. We seriously feel so lucky to have found this photographer!!

     

    Is there anything else that you would like to share?

    Thank you soooooo much! We absolutely LOVE your work and what a bonus that you are just amazing and awesome to be around as well :) Thank you!!! 


    Hi Terra, 

    First off...I just want to reiterate again how much Keaton and I love our pictures.  We are so incredibly thankful to have gotten to have you be a part of our wedding and cannot express how perfectly you captured our day.  That being said, here are the questions you had sent us:  

    What did you like the most about your experience with Terra Lange Photography?

    The best part of the experience with Terra Lange Photography was the entire process from start to finish.  We are a couple who decided early on that photographs of our wedding were the top priority.  After reviewing Terra's portfolio and seeing some of the brides and grooms that she has taken pictures of, we had no doubt that her work would not only capture our day, but we would be happy with the way that we looked.  She did a wonderful balance of all of the kinds of pictures that we wanted including posed and candid photos.  The hard part now is figuring out how to choose which ones to put up in our home!  The thing that made the experience with Terra even better was how awesome she is to spend time with.  She and her assistant are kind, supportive, fun, and professional.  I cannot more highly recommend Terra Lange Photography.  Having Terra photograph your wedding is worth the value in every single way!  

     

    Is there something that you didn’t like, or something that you would change about your experience?

    Nothing at all! 

     

    Is there anything else that you would like to share?

    Just a huge thank you and a virtual hug :).  Also, your packaging for the flash drive is adorable.  

     

     THANK YOU!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • CHRIS & SARAH'S STUNNING HOOD RIVER WEDDING: INSTAGRAM LOVE

    Sarah and Chris are dear friends of mine. I had the privilege of capturing their wedding in Hood River at an old forest ranger station. These two are just as darling as they look. Chris: Jesus, beards, psychology and whisky. Sarah: Jesus, animals, adventure & whisky. They have a very sweet story. They met on Instagram. Yes, you can find true love on Instagram! What began as casual comments and likes of each others photos turned into phone calls, then visits, then love, then one cross-country move, and finally, a wedding.

    Their special day was as perfect as any of us could have imagined it. So much joy… and tears, and laughter as the blazing orange sun set beneath the valley pines. What a memory. Chris and Sarah, you are magic. Wishing you a future of many more adventures together!

  • DANIELLE & EUGENE'S MOUNT HOOD ORGANIC FARMS WEDDING

    Danielle and Eugene are SO cute! Their wedding at Mount Hood Organic Farms was every kind of lovely. Sweet, genuine, and gorgeous: just like them! Haha! These two were so shy and goofy in front of the camera. I had so much fun with them on this very wonderful day. Congratulations Danielle and Eugene!!

    Venue: Mt. hood Organic Farms

    Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Dye

    Flowers: Osa Floral

    Rings: Engagement Ring: Single Stone, Bride's band: Gabriela Artigas, Groom's Band: Carla Caruso

    Makeup and Hair: Klover Beaute

    Shoes: Loeffler Randall

    Grooms attire: Hugo Boss

    Groomsmen's attire: Banana Republic

    DJ: dmoefunk

    Cake: Windflower Cakes

    Catering: Cultivate Catering

  • DESTINATION PORTLAND PARK WEDDING AT MOUNT TABOR & UNION PINE

    Kimberley and Kevin live in British Columbia. They wanted to make their wedding a fun getaway for their friends and family, and chose Portland as their destination due to its aesthetic beauty and it’s edgy, youthful spirit.

    Fun fact: they originally discovered Mt. Tabor by seeing photographs on Pinterest of a wedding I shot there a few years ago. It was one of my favorites I have ever had the pleasure of capturing, but I must say, this wedding was a favorite as well! Is Mt. Tabor responsible or is it the ridiculously stylish couples that choose to be wed there? Maybe It’s both! :)

    It’s probably not hard to tell that Kim and Kevin were super easy to photograph. They were so relaxed, yet chic and funny at the same time! After their ceremony in the park followed by some beer and lawn games, guests loaded a school bus to Union Pine for a reception packed with ping-pong, dinner, dancing and hilarious speeches. This was a good day. Congratulations Kimberley and Kevin! You rock the party that rocks the party.

  • KATIE & MANUEL'S ROMANTIC BRIDAL VEIL LAKES WEDDING

    There were so many sweet elements to Katie & Manuel’s wedding. It was held at Bridal Veil Lakes, which is a photographer’s dream when it comes to venues. Beauty in every direction! This sweet couple had a barefoot ceremony, which included communion, planting a tree, and washing each other’s feet.

    Before the “I do’s” Kate did a first look with her father and she presented him with a special gift. It is in those moments as a photographer that I feel extremely blessed to be let in on so much love and joy. It soaks into my skin and I leave each wedding completely exhausted and illuminated at the same time. Congratulations Katie & Manuel! You are a beautiful.

  • HUG POINT ENGAGEMENT SHOOT ON THE OREGON COAST

    This was my first time shooting at Hug Point, but it definitely won’t be my last! It was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous couple. Jennifer and Donnie were a photographer’s dream to photograph. They were super fun, up for anything I asked them to do, and dressed to perfection! Jennifer's dresses were amazing in the wind. After climbing a cliff and some tall rocks, we ended the evening with a hotdog & marshmallow roast over a campfire. All in all it was an absolutely lovely day. I can’t wait for their wedding!

  • GARDEN TEA PARTY WEDDING INSPIRATION

    I had so much fun working with some awesome Portland vendors to put together this Garden Tea Party wedding inspiration. I just love intimate, outdoor weddings! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see an adorable behind the scenes video by Jenn Byrne Videography, as well as a complete list of all the wonderful vendors that put this together.

    For more of the story, check out our feature on Intimate Weddings

     

    Dress: Claire La Faye
    H/ MUA/ Wardrobe Styling: Renee Bruhn, Makeup Artist
    Floral: ZEST floral and event design
    Rentals + Styling: Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rentals
    Paper Goods: Rachel Jacobson Calligraphy & Lettering
    Dessert: Sweetheart
    Videography: Jenn Byrne Photography & Videography
    Jewelry: Cottage Queens
    Location: Pomarius Nursery
     

  • COLUMBIA GORGE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

    The weather has been so lovely for spring! We lucked out with this beautiful day in April, and headed up to the Columbia Gorge for Jessica & Brian's engagement shoot. They were real troopers, hiking up a mountain in the hot sun. To our delight, we found a lovely shady spot to stop and shoot for a while. We were on the Washington side of the Gorge, with the water and Oregon mountains as our backdrop, we frolicked on the hills for a while, enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I just love photo adventures! 

  • ERIN & KYLE'S WHIMSICAL PORTLAND WEDDING

    Erin & Kyle are such a sweet couple.  I met them both at my church, Door of Hope, and when they asked me to photograph their wedding I couldn’t have been more thrilled! Their fabulous wedding attire blew me away! It’s vintage nature made me feel like we were in another time period, not modern day.  I love it when that happens!

    Spring came early for these two and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day in February. The ceremony was held at Door of Hope, followed by an adorable reception at The Laurelhurst Club.  Tables were decorated with mason jars and flowers, lights were strung, the saloon was open and there was even a “Moonrise Kingdom” themed photo booth. It was a marvelous wedding!  I am so happy I got to be a part of it! Congratulations Erin & Kyle! 

  • MEREDITH & ERIC'S SNOWY LOVE SHOOT

    Meredith and Eric are dear friends of mine that are getting married this June.  Last weekend we drove up to Mount Hood in search of snow for some engagement photos.  These two are so much fun and so wonderful together.  They laughed for almost the entire shoot. I brought my husband along to assist me, and the four of us had such a great time running around in the snow! Congratulations Meredith & Eric!  I love you guys!

  • 2014 FAVORITES

    As Christmas approaches, and 2014 comes to a close, I have been reflecting on what an amazing year I have had.  I’ve been blessed with so many fabulous clients, and I’ve been able to shoot in some truly stunning locations. I am very thankful to have such a fun and rewarding job! Here is look back at my year, and the adventures I have had the privilege to share.  Thank you to all of my wonderful clients!  I have loved being a part of your special moments!

  • CHRIS & SARAH'S LOVE SHOOT

    Chris and Sarah have to be one of the cutest couples ever! The story of how they met is just as cute as they are! Have you ever heard of someone finding true love on instagram?  Well... now you have! These two first met by liking each other’s photos on instagram.  Likes turned into comments, which turned into text messages, which turned into phone calls, into Skype sessions, and finally into Sarah flying across the country to meet Chris in person, and the rest is history. It just goes to show you that true love can find you where you least expect it.

    I have been a friend of Chris' for years, and I've gotten to follow their story from the very beginning. When they asked me to be their wedding photographer I was beyond thrilled. Who wouldn't want to photograph a couple this endearing!? 

    Our photo shoot was so much fun! We started the day at a lovely little tea shop in Sellwood for some tasty vanilla chai. Then we hiked around near the Hoyt Arboretum through the forest and between the redwood trees. We finished up the day on the waterfront. I couldn't of had a better time and I just can't wait for their wedding next year! 

  • LAUREN & NATE'S ELEGANT WEDDING AT SILVER CREEK FALLS

    Nate & Lauren's was definitely the closest thing to “perfect day” that you could possibly have. Nate is a fellow photographer, and when he asked me to shoot his wedding I was honored and excited!  He and his beautiful bride made my job easy and fun all day long. This wedding was a little surreal for me, because I myself got married at Silver Creek Falls in July.  I also stayed at the same Inn as Lauren to get ready. Throughout the day, I got to remember my own wedding, while enjoying theirs. 

    We couldn’t of asked for better weather; mid 70’s, and a nice cloud cover with patches of sun. Nate and Lauren beamed with joy over how perfect everything turned out to be. From the decorations, to the cake, to the flowers, to the weather, to how amazing they both felt!  Yay! I sure do love days like these. One of my favorite parts was when Nate and Lauren grabbed me spontaneously to run through the field and into the mysterious fog that had just rolled in. They even missed their announced entrance into the reception! We heard guests clapping and cheering them in from the ranch, as we stood in the foggy field a few 100 feet away. We couldn’t help but laugh. So worth it!  Congratulations Nate & Lauren!  You are lovely. 

  • EMILY & RYAN'S OREGON FORREST WEDDING

    Emily & Ryan were married under a big tree in the forest in Corbett Oregon.  Their location was very sentimental, because they got married on the same land where they first met. It was a bit of an adventure, as guests got to hike into the wedding site. One of my favorite parts of the day was hiking to the ceremony with Emily and her ladies. The weather was amazing, and the air was crisp. It was a special time of peaceful anticipation. The ceremony was just lovely. Emily and Ryan recited vows that they wrote themselves while standing barefoot in the shade of their favorite tree. The rest of the day was romantic and whimsical, complete with a teepee, a folk band, a dinner circle, a pig roast a potluck, and a campfire, as well as a whole lot of dancing!  Emily even surprised Ryan by singing him a special song at the end of the night. It was very, very sweet. I’m so glad I got to be a part of such a beautiful day!