I get this concern often but honestly, there is nothing to be worried about. Most couples I work with haven't been in front of a camera since high school senior photos, so nerves are totally normal. Just be yourself! I am constantly giving you direction, feedback and encouragement. You will have so much fun you'll forget the camera is even there. I promise. Read more about the experience I've provided to past clients in my my google reviews or in my featured reviews listed below.
It's quick and easy! After you decide on how many hours of coverage you would like to book (don't worry if you don't know I can help you decide!), I will send you an invoice that can either be paid online with a credit/debit card or you have the option to send a check directly to me for a discounted rate. I will also send you a digital contract to sign. Once your 50% deposit is paid and your contract is signed, your wedding date is officially locked down and no longer available to future clientele.
Each one of my couples receives a detailed wedding guide, vendor guide and the chance to meet up with me whenever is needed. I love to help create a custom timeline and give advice about getting ready locations, ceremony set up, and more. Hand edited images, an online password protected gallery with access to high resolution images and ability to purchase prints is also included. Add on's include a second shooter, various album sizes and an engagement session.
I've had the amazing chance to photograph couples all over the United States (Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Virginia.) As well as Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland and India. NEXT UP in 2020 // Temecula - CA, Austin - TX, + Brooklyn - NYC. I am always ecstatic when a couple or family decides to bring me along for their elopement, wedding or session.
4-8 weeks for portrait sessions (engagement, family etc.) and 6-12 weeks for weddings. I carefully hand edit each image and tackle each session or wedding in chronological order so I really appreciate your patience!
Although I recently moved to the Portland area, I am still photographing a good amount of work in the Seattle area and Washington in general. For weddings/sessions located more than 35 miles (driving distance) outside of Portland, Oregon I charge 58 cents per mile and for weddings/sessions located more than 2 hours outside of the Portland I require accommodations. For the Seattle, Spokane and Poulsbo area specifically, I often do not need accommodations since I have family living in those areas!
I love the chance to meet potential clients. We spend a lot of time together during your session or wedding and it's nice to know that we connect and get along well. Let's grab a coffee or set up a time to chat on FaceTime.
I learned on my dad's film cameras in high school starting in 2004 but before that I was photographing dogs on the street of the Dominican Republic on family trips or bugs and trees at temple camp at the age of 12. I've always been a photographer, long before I knew it would become a passion and a career. I've been photographing families and couples since 2011 but didn't go full time until 2015. I've photographed well over 100 weddings and a few hundred sessions including couples, maternity, newborn, bar/bat mitzvahs, portraits, brands, yoga studios, first birthdays, and headshots.
Please reach out to me via email for a more extensive pricing guide. Seattle, WA and out of state pricing may vary as the below pricing is for PDX.
If your budget is under the listed starting pricing below, don't hesitate to still reach out. I am always open to chatting about your budget and seeing what we can make work!
My husband, Braden and I got married at the Kiana Lodge in November 2018! When searching for photographers I came across Alexandra’s work and immediately loved her style. I reached out and she was so quick to respond and ask us questions in a way that really got to know who we are and what we wanted from a photographer. She worked with us to make a package for us that fit our needs and really listened to what we wanted!
We loved our engagement session with Alex, she took us out for pizza and champs to get us loosened up! We had so much fun with her and she became a quick friend.
Day of the wedding Alex did an amazing job. She caught little moments that I didn’t even know I wanted that ended up being my favorites. She got our pictures back to us very timely and we were overwhelmed with how much we loved them. She really puts her heart into her work and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
From our first meeting with her, we immediately hit it off and felt like we had known her for years so it came to no surprise that when it came time to do our engagement shoot, we felt confident and at ease under her direction. Now down the road, I am honored to not only call her our wedding photographer but a dear friend as well.
Alexandra's work speaks for itself. The moments she captures are honest, natural and organic. Her knack for making everyone feel comfortable is evident in the art that she produces. It is just an added bonus that she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She deeply cares about her clients and is helpful throughout every step of the process.
No matter what life milestone you decide to book Alex to document, you will not regret it! I plan to have her in my life for a very long time both as a friend and a talented artist.
Alex is an amazing photographer who takes great care of her clients, and is an even better person. She truly went above and beyond during every step of the process for our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the end result.
Her photos captured the essence of our day perfectly. Her aesthetic is romantic and warm (exactly what we were looking for) and to top it all off she manages her business with the highest level of professionalism, is proactive, organized, and knew how to direct/keep us calm on the big day.
Would I hire her again? 1000x yes (and you should too)!
From the moment we first corresponded via email, Alexandra felt like a friend! She gave me infinite tips about what to wear and what to think about for our family photo shoot, that by the time the day came, we really felt like friends.
She joined us for a beer in our backyard to capture some sweet intimate moments of our family, and then gave us her undivided attention and effervescent giggle for hours while we explored Seattle with our toddler (and her camera brilliance) in tow.
To date, I have never felt more comfortable in front of a camera. Not to mention the fact that we’ve made countless calendars and framed tons of photos from that day.
Do yourself the biggest possible favor and hire her! Seriously, she is brilliant as a photographer, but also as a human being and FRIEND!
I am SO thrilled that I found Alex to shoot my wedding. As soon as I came across her instagram page, I knew her style suited me and I was praying that I would be able to make it work and book her.
I am 100% uncomfortable in front of a camera and she made us feel so much better. I love the fact that she kept shooting no matter what we were doing, capturing all those candid moments. Those are the pictures I love the most because they are the most natural and real.
Throughout the day, I had no idea she was capturing certain moments. It’s like she was hiding in the shadows, or a ninja. When we received our wedding images I was BLOWN AWAY.
I’m so happy and grateful to have found her when I did and that we can stay in contact through social media. I talk her up to anyone and everyone I know and will continue to book with her whenever the opportunity presents itself.