Lauren and Alex’s wedding at the Waverly Country Club was amazing! Amidst the elegant backdrop, the bride and groom wanted their photos to reflect their laid back and easygoing personalities. I tried to capture the day as authentic as possible.

    One thing about these two that I just love is that they smile right before they kiss. It was super sweet and heartwarming. They also cracked up laughing MID kiss a few times! Haha!

    Wonderful people, wonderful day. Also – EPIC chair lift at the end of the night!

    Venue: Waverly Country Club

    Cake: DreamCakes

    Band: Hit Machine

    Planner: Barbara Cohen - BLC events

    Flowers: Zest Floral

    Rings: Lake Oswego Jewelers

    Makup and Hair: Face Body Beauty

    Wedding Dress: Trish Lee Bridal San Francisco 

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo

    Bridesmaid's Dresses: Joanna August

    Grooms Attire: Mario's

    Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's/ Tommy Hilfiger

    Caligrapher/ Invitations: Wide Eyes Paper Co

    *Special thanks to my dear friend Maria Lamb for second shooting*


    Oh, sweet young love! Heather and Simon are the quintessential adorable couple. We headed out to Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast for their engagement shoot. We climbed around on the rocks, we lauged, we danced, and we even busted out some Shakira and sparklers in the evenings last light...


    Iceland. Vast, open landscapes...mountains...geysers...farms...lakes...volcanoes. The descendants of Vikings. A truly beautiful and majestic place. This was a personal trip, but I wanted to share some photos from the adventure...


    JIll and Cole are from North Carolina. They live there happily with their sweet little baby Emerson. They got the crazy idea to come out to the Pacific Northwest and elope! Woo-hoo! What a magical day they had in the forest. Jill's best friend married them amongst stony cabin ruins hidden in the tall trees…

    Vendor information is available at the bottom of this post.

    Wedding Dress: J. Crew

    Bride's Floral Crown: Handmade by the bride

    Baby's Floral Crown: Snugglebugs Bowtique

    Makeup and Hair: Kassandra Sommerville

    Groom's Attire: Banana Republic


    Amaren and Luke’s wedding was joyful joyful joyful! There is something truly marvelous about photographing laughter…and these two laughed the entire time!

    Amaren is a photographer at Swift, and Luke is a photo assistant, so they are both in the biz. No pressure there! Haha! Lucky for me, they are a super RAD couple, and were really fun to photograph. They had a lovely little house ceremony with a small group of family, followed by a cozy reception at Firehouse Restaurant in the Woodlawn neighborhood. It was a beautiful day full of beautiful people!

    Vendor information is available at the bottom of this post.

    Ceremony Location: Private residence

    Reception Location: Firehouse Restaurant

    Cakes: Sweetheart

    Flowers: Fieldwork

    Makeup/ Hair: Kassandra Sommerville

    Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Dye

    Groom's Attire: Duchess


    Oh boy am I excited to share this one! Some photographer friends and I decided to take a mid-week getaway to the beach for community, collaboration and some much-needed R & R. The photo biz definitely has its challenges, and it was quite refreshing to spend time with other talented ladies in my field in an environment of support and encouragement. We had meals together, we drank, we laughed, shared ideas, built fires, spent entirely too much time on the sun deck, and even teamed up for a styled shoot with Diamond Sea Bridal gowns, Zoe Cope Jewelry, pistils & stamen florals, and Kirstie Wight Makeup Artists at the gorgeous Historic Reed House in Manzanita. This house is right ON the beach. It was an amazing place to stay, and would be a fabulous spot for an elopement; hence the theme of our shoot. I hope you have as much fun looking at the photos as I did making them! 

    Dress: Diamond Sea Bridal gowns //  Stylist/Jewelry Design: Zoe Cope Jewelry // Florals: pistils & stamen // MUA/Hair: Kirstie Wight Makeup Artists // Location: Manzanita Beach Life

    Photographer comrades: Amy WinninghamCatalina JeanChristy Cassano-MeyerEllie AsherGrace & Jaden


    Sarah and Kyle are a rad couple that love the outdoors and all the beauty the pacific northwest has to offer. For their engagement photos we headed out to the Gorge to soak up that beauty and what turned out to be a LOT of rain! Haha! No matter! You can't let the rain keep you down. Being avid climbers, these two hiked all around the slippery landscape with no problems (and Sarah was in heels to boot!) Champions. 


    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