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    Nikki and Steve are the kind of couple that you can't stop smiling around. They're cool, without trying to be. You know? It's the best kind of cool. Married in White Salmon, Washington at Husum Highlands Bed and Breakfast, their wedding was relaxed, beautiful and full of laughter. 


    Kat and Melissa were a delight to work with right from the start. In fact, Kat's wedding inquiry is probably the best one I've ever gotten. Under "Is there anything else you would like to share?" Kat wrote: "We will legit move the wedding date to have you there. Not kidding even a little." Haha! I love that! :) Both her and Melissa are such genuine, kind and caring people with an ease and a grace about them. They got ready together at the cutest little Airbnb A Frame cabin in Hood River and the ceremony was held at COR Cellars vineyard in Lyle Washington. The day did not disappoint. It was sweet, stylish, and easy going with beautiful views of Mt Hood and the Columbia Gorge. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. 

    Vendor information is available at the bottom of this post.

    Wedding Venue: COR Cellars

    Getting Ready: Airbnb - Red A Frame

    Catering: Solstice

    Rings: Alexis Russell

    Dresses: BHLDN

  • 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.


    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 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!!








    My last wedding of the year was up in Seattle Washington. Jenn & Donnie wanted to elope, but didn’t want to exclude their family and friends in their celebration. Their happy medium was a sweet little courthouse ceremony with a big reception the day after. This was especially awesome for me because I got to take a lot of portraits of the gorgeous couple! It was a fantastic wedding to end the season on with such a wonderful bride and groom and their lovely family and friends. 

    Ceremony Venue: Municipal Court of Seattle

    Reception Venue: Columbia Tower Club

    Planner: Sprinkled in Seattle: Katie Slayton

    Rings: Engagement: Hearts on Fire/ Wedding Bands: Greenlake Jewelry Works

    Makeup and Hair: Kurumi Uchino

    Courthouse Dress: BCBG

    Wedding Gown: Kenneth Winston via MeaMarie Bridal Atlelier

    Wedding Sneakers: Creative Recreation

    Grooms courthouse attire: Suitsupply

    Furniture Rentals: Blush

    Reception lighting: Crimson Haze


    Ashton and Joshua chose the Sou’wester Lodge and Cabins in Seaview Washington as the location for their very eclectic wedding. It was selected due to It’s unique charm, which reflected the couple’s style and their relationship. The light hearted wedding theme was “South by Northwest” as Ashton is from New Orleans, and Joshua is from Idaho, but the two fell in love in the city where they currently live, Portland, Oregon.

    The ceremony was held in a DIY tent of doily stings set under a few tall trees. Guests threw rose petals from constructed book-page cones as the newlyweds victory marched down the isle. The reception tables were all New Orleans style with Mardi Gras cups and beads, Leah’s original Louisiana hot sauce, and a praline. 

    The planning was entirely Ashton and Joshua and was very successful with career backgrounds in food and design. They wanted the strongest theme of the day to simply be “love”, showcasing their past, present, and future together. Congratulations Ashton & Joshua! 

    Vendor Information is available at the bottom of this post.

    Catering: Chris Meldrum (former chef @ Genoa) and Alton Garcia (former chef/menu creator for Broder Café)
    Cake/ Dessert: Miss Zumstein Bakery
    Music: First Dance: ‘Strangers’ by The Kinks, Processional: modified version of ‘Street Hassle’ by Lou Reed, Post Ceremony: ‘Kyoto’s House’ by Philip Glass.
    Planner: Bride & Groom 
    Flowers: Lisa Creatura
    Rings: Bride: Antoinette Antique and Estate Jewelry + Betsy and Iya/ Groom: custom design by Betsy & Iya (the gold was melted down from my grandfather’s ring)
    Wedding dress: The English Dept; Designer Elizabeth Dye; Siren Dress
    Bride's Shoes: Good Will
    Veil/ headpiece: Hairpiece wreath by Mignonne Handmade from The English Dept
    Bridesmaid’s dresses: various places including BB Dakota and Mod Cloth
    Grooms attire: Este’s Men’s Clothing; custom tailored
    Groomsmen’s attire: various places including Asos and Nordstrom
    Design and Décor: Bride with the assistance of family and friends



    Liz and Nick are from the Portland Metro area, but they met up in Seattle, so they wanted to do their engagement shoot up there. They are such a fun and energetic couple! Being a bit of a goofball myself, I love it when people laugh a lot! We had so much fun exploring Discovery Park. I am truly excited to capture their wedding later this year!

  • 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!


    Emily & Jason are a super fun and quirky couple.  Their lovely fall wedding was on the docks in Seattle Washington. They got ready together at Hotel Ballard, followed by some fun photos on the rooftop, and between the boats at Cascade Locks.  After their photo adventure, Emily & Jason took a few special moments together to sip champagne and enjoy the view from the hotel terrace. The ceremony was beautiful, with a fantastic view, and lots of sweet little decorations. It was a wonderful celebration! Congratulations Emily & Jason!!


    Margo and Jim are an endearing pair. I had the pleasure of meeting them for the first time when I photographed their engagement shoot earlier this year. Jim wasn’t initially thrilled to have to pose for photos, but we all had a great time running around town on a photo adventure that included morning coffee, a hike in the park, and climbing a tree.  I was especially excited for their wedding this year.

    The lovely couple was married on private land in White Salmon Washington. I have to say that the scenery at this place was epically gorgeous!  It was so pretty that when they brought me up on the mountain to the lookout point, I had a momentary photographer’s meltdown because I was so overwhelmed by the beauty. The ceremony was short, sweet, and heartfelt. After which, guests enjoyed an evening of lounging, lawn games, beer, wine and delicious wood-fired pizza. They laughed and cried at thoughtful toasts, while sitting at a long, farm-style table, and enjoying a breathtaking view of the valley. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to capture this amazing day and the love of these two charming people. Congratulations Margo & Jim!  


    I had such a good time running around Seattle with these two!  Heather and Curtis are a super fun and lively couple.  We had quite the adventure, and we went o so many cool spots!  We even ended the evening with some delicIous sushi in the city, (but I didn't photograph THAT!) Haha! I can't wait for their wedding in August!