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  • 2018 FAVORITES

    As a new year is upon us and another year comes to a close I always enjoy looking back on my work. 2018 was a year of more family shoots, reflecting my own place in life. We are now officially a family of four with our newest edition, Juniper Rae Lange, born earlier this month. She arrived three weeks early weighing just 5 pounds,13 ounces and she is already such a delight. Every year is uniquely different with its ups and downs, its joys and sorrows, its rhythm of days and nights. Here's to the moments we are able to capture in a photograph before we blink too quickly and they are but a memory. I so enjoy being a part of all the colors...  

  • 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.


    Leah and Ean are dear friends of mine. When they invited me to travel cross country with them and snap some photos I just couldn't resist. We got to stop along the way at some pretty stunning locations including Zion National Park, the Black Hills and the Badlands of South Dakota. It was a rad adventure...


    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!!








    When Christina & Dan asked me if I would be willing to travel to New England to photograph their summer camp wedding my response was, “heck yes!” Camp Common Ground in Starksboro Vermont had no shortage of charm. Positioned along side a creek, full of unique cabins and lodges, and even a swimming pond. It was so perfect that it felt more like a movie than real life.

    We arrived the night before the wedding and were immediately welcomed with hospitality and kindness. We ate BBQ rehearsal dinner at a table with three guests from London, and one from D.C. It was such an eclectic and exquisite group. This is not surprising to those that know the bride and groom. Christina and Dan are two of the loveliest people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They are kind, genuine, and simply delightful!

    The day of the wedding was as fantastic as could be expected. After a beautiful ceremony and a night of dinner dancing and toasts, the best man showed a video that he’d made chronicling the story of the couple. It was perfect.

    The wedding weekend was an exuberant occasion hosting joy, tears, laughing, dancing and creating new memories from old ones. Congratulations Christina and Dan! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wonderful celebration. 


    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.


    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!


    For our first wedding of 2015, we got to travel to Phoenix Arizona! Jill & Justin were married at “The Bentley Projects” Art Gallery in Phoenix.  They are such a sweet and endearing couple.  They had to wait a long time to get married (as they originally planned on getting married in the summer of 2014.) It was well worth the wait, and it was a beautiful sunny day in Phoenix.  I had a wonderful time hiking around South Mountain and taking pictures with them! We caught the magic light, just as the sun set on the canyon.  It was all quite lovely, and I am so happy I got to be a part of it.  Congratulations Jill & Justin! 

  • 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!


    Cena & Jeremy are two of the cutest people I have gotten to photograph!  They are from Las Vegas, and they came out to Portland for Cena's birthday weekend.  They wanted to do a holiday photo shoot while they were here and I was pumped to get to be there photographer!  They both had such a happy energy about them.  I think Cena laughed the whole time!!  

    We started our adventure at Coava Coffee in Southeast.  It is one of my favorite coffee spots, and I wanted them to experience some fine, fine coffee while they were here. :)  Next, we took a lovely drive out to Sauvie Island where we ran around on the beach and in the woods. We had such a good time! I think everyone should get holiday photos done!  They are so much fun!


    Eight years ago, Megan & Aaron met through mutual friends, and they connected so quickly that Megan skipped out on concert plans to hang out with Aaron a little longer.  An eight hour car ride brought my assistant and I to the beautiful scenery of  McCall, Idaho to capture their moments of love becoming one. Megan and Aaron looked absolutely stunning in their boho-chic wedding garb. Simple and beautiful, they were married in front of a backdrop of feathers with the Idaho mountainside in the distance.  The evening culminated with a private concert by Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats, a folk grass group from Boise that energized the crowd into dancing on the wide wooden deck lit by fancey lights under the broad Idaho sky. Congratulations to the happy couple!  We are so happy we got to be a part of your wonderful day!