Alexandra Celia is a film focused wedding photographer, based in Portland OR, with over a decade of professional experience. Her intentional approach to storytelling has been said to capture her subjects vulnerability and connection in a tender, natural, and heartfelt way. With a naturally empathetic temperament, she fits into a work day seamlessly, easily fostering relationships with her clients and their loved ones. She takes pride in being a calm presence and cares deeply about client experience.

Known for her creative approach to framing, light and movement, she creates a collection of keepsakes that defy the typical approach to photography; preserving both the profound and simple moments, as individual works of art. With the ability to capture weddings on a hybrid of digital, medium format and 35mm film, Alexandra's delivers a unique final gallery, specific to each client's personality and artistic vision.

Alexandra is also passionate about documentary style family photos. She has a rare ability to foster connection with children and families. Capturing family dynamics through joyful storytelling is her strong suit and is done primarily on 35mm and medium format film. 

NATURAL & HEARTFELT photos on film

"I found Alexandra's Instagram a few years ago before getting engaged/married was even on my radar, and then following her account over the years, I knew that she was the photographer who I would work with someday. I fell in love with her clean, beautiful edits that seemed to capture the essence of the moments she was documenting. Stylistically, I particularly loved her black and white photos-- to me they are very romantic, classic and elegant.

Once finally engaged, we began communicating with Alexandra and she took the time to really get to know me and my fiancé. She helped create a personalized engagement and wedding photography package that was realistic for our timeline, locations, and budget. Through every step of the process, communicating with her was so easy; like talking to a friend who was genuinely interested and excited to be a part of this time in our lives. Anytime I had questions, she was very responsive through text or email. We had multiple phone/FaceTime planning sessions that helped me feel prepared and taken care of.

Though my fiancé and I had never done a professional shoot together, Alexandra was able to get us out of our comfort zones and into the moment. Having the engagement shoot as a "warm-up" for being in front of the camera on our wedding day was incredibly helpful.

Finally on the wedding day, our family and friends had nothing but praise for Alexandra. She felt like another friend on our guest list to us. When we received our gallery we were absolutely blown away. She captured the feeling of the day precisely including our joy and our guests' joy, which was so incredibly important to us. We wanted to be able to look at our photos and feel transported back to that day, and she was beyond successful. If you book with Alexandra, you won't have any regrets."

CHLOE + kyle | whidbey island wedding | Washington

reviews from couples like you.

"Alexandra is talented on so many levels. She has a unique and creative perspective and is always able to find inspiration in where and who she is shooting. She also brings such an emotional component to her work. She sees the best in everyone in the most genuine way and is an expert in bringing out her subjects spirit.

My husband and I were nervous and initially felt awkward, but she quickly put us at ease with her goofy, compassionate, confident charm.

And then we got our photos back…. She put so much love into every edit. I still look through them and my heart beats a little faster, because she captured the essence of our day so perfectly, but also you can tell she put so much love into her work and it felt so comforting.

Couldn’t recommend this amazing artist, empath, visionary more. We love you Alex!"

allie + Ben | fireseed wedding on whidbey | Washington

"Working with Alexandra on my engagement photos was so darn fun and easy! She was quick to respond to my emails, flexible, and enthusiastic in scheduling our photo session, (which meant she was also super flexible in traveling to our unconventional location). On the day of the shoot she put my partner and I at ease, she was easygoing and supportive as we got used to being in front of the camera. We cracked open a beer, goofed off, and when it rained - she was so light-hearted and positive as we continued to take amazing shots and all got drenched!

When we saw the final images a couple weeks later, I was blown away by her photographic eye. The pictures told a beautiful and romantic story, she really put attention into the details of each and every photograph."

tylie + Maurizio | bainbridge engagement | washington


"What drew me into Alexandra's work initially was how her photos embody such authentic emotion. Rather than a staged photo, you get this amazing work of art, that also represents one of the most special moments in your life. So many guests at our wedding told us how much they loved getting to know her, and raved about the beautiful photos she took at our Cathedral Park wedding in Portland.

Sharing your day with her feels like sharing it with family. I honestly can’t imagine our wedding without her."

Ali + Adam | cathedral park wedding | Portland, OR

"Where do we begin? Alexandra showed up for us in countless ways leading up to our wedding in Portland, Oregon. First, as two people that don't like having their photo taken, she made it fun and silly and made us feel comfortable just being our weird, awkward selves. Then somehow she turned that into beautiful art that we will cherish forever.

Alexandra's edit is crisp and clean and allows the real joy of the day to shine through. She understands that a wedding is a culmination of so many people and experiences, and does her best to capture ALL OF THAT for you.

We shifted our wedding plans due to COVID and she helped create a timeline for our small intimate ceremony and was flexible in helping us set up two packages for both the ceremony and postponed reception at The Evergreen. We truly can't say enough about how much we love her energy, care, and photos. Wedding photos are an important investment and with Alexandra you will receive images that you will cherish forever and even a friend out of the deal. HIRE HER; you will not regret it for one second."

Abbey + Ryan | The evergreen Wedding | Portland, OR

I believe that taking time to create connection with you and your partner, in addition to getting to know your loved ones, will always lead to genuine, one-of-a-kind imagery; imagery that truly means something to you. I'm not talking about forcing a friendship, but rather being curious and aware of the connection, human dynamic, personalities and the overall essence of what makes your day and your relationship uniquely yours. I enjoy using my people skills to connect and encourage when it feels appropriate, and a deep level of equanimity to observe when moments seem to be unfolding naturally. Every image should feel true to you and those who will cherish your wedding collection so I always aim for genuine storytelling, rather than posing or forcing interactions that don't feel real.

I care deeply about my clients and take pride in my role as a "cheerleader", trusted friend and artist on a wedding day. I am frequently pulled in for a hugs and thanked by guests who can see that I'm eager to create and be present at my weddings. I'm thrilled that my love for this art shows, and the warmth of my clients (and their loved ones) is what pushes me forward into my 13th season shooting weddings.

This is more than just a job for me. I'm honored and excited you've made it here.

a note about
my approach.


The griffin house wedding | OREGON

arch cape elopement | oregon coast

Mt. Tabor elopement on film | PORTLAND








The Griffin House is easily becoming my home away from home. Sweeping views on the Columbia Gorge, intentional decor in the getting ready suite, and a grand tent to support all sized weddings. Juliet & Fritz's day was captured on a mix of digital, medium format film, and 35mm film.

This Arch Cape elopement made me realize how much I enjoy the intimacy of a small celebration. The root of why we get married is to honor what two people have found in one another. A sentiment that may seem simple, but one that carries great depth. 

A fashion forward elopement, with Catherine rocking a Cawley Studio dress and Hereu loafers. These two eloped at Mt. Tabor and their sun drenched portraits captured on 35mm film are still on my mind almost a year later.

The color and direct sunlight at Nate & Becky's spring wedding at The Orchard set my creative heart on fire. I love how people are embracing color more in 2024 and color on 35mm film is unmatched. I'll dream about this day for awhile.