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  • 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!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • ECLECTIC WASHINGTON COAST WEDDING AT THE SOU'WESTER LODGE

    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

     

  • CHRISTINA & DAN'S NEW ENGLAND SUMMER CAMP WEDDING

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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
     

  • 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! 

  • JILL & JUSTIN'S SUNNY ARIZONA 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!

  • EMILY & JASON'S SEASIDE SEATTLE WEDDING

    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!!

  • 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. 

  • MARGO & JIM'S RUSTIC AND ELEGANT WEDDING IN WHITE SALMON WASHINTON

    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!  

  • MEGAN & AARON'S IDAHO WEDDING AT BEAR CREEK LODGE

    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!