Where are you located?
We are based out of Portland, Oregon- but would love to travel anywhere for your wedding! We love adventuring and exploring new locations, and have shot weddings all throughout Oregon, Washington, and California so far (but are itching to see more places!).
How long have you been photographing weddings?
Randy has been photographing for as long as he can remember- starting out developing film in a darkroom, then transitioning with technology into the digital world.
Angie first found her love for photography at age 16, spent four years learning and experimenting, and then began professionally photographing weddings five years ago alongside Randy.
How would you describe your style?
Timeless, romantic and colorful- with a film-like, photojournalistic approach. We love the raw, beautiful moments that love produces, and all of the simple details that surround it.
Have you been featured by any major publications or blogs?
Yes, we have been featured by Oregon Bride Magazine, Seattle Bride Magazine, Adriana Pappel, Kay Jewelers, Farm Journal Magazine, and many vendor sites, anywhere from venues to florists .
How much is the deposit to secure our wedding date and when is the rest of the payment due? Do you accept all forms of payment?
The deposit to secure your wedding date is 40% of the total cost, and the remaining balance is due a month before your wedding date. Please inquire about payment plans! We accept cash, checks, and PayPal.
Do all of your wedding packages include a second photographer?
Yes! Angie & Randy always work together for weddings. We believe it is so important to have two photographers on your wedding day so that there isn’t a moment that gets missed. We are effectively able to work together, feed ideas off of each other, and combine our creative brains to produce beautiful moments and images. It works out perfectly having Randy be able to capture the guys getting ready, while Angie can spend time with the bride and her girls before the wedding.
What about an engagement session- is that included, too?
Absolutely! We include an engagement session with ALL packages, which we feel is a fun, laid-back time to meet our clients, get you in front of our camera, make you fall in love with your photographs, and get you even more excited for your wedding! All travel within the Portland area for engagement sessions is included at no cost, any travel outside of the Portland area is subject to a small transportation fee. We are happy to photograph you session ANYWHERE you would like! Want to head to the beach? The mountains? The Grand Canyon? New York City?Just let us know!
** If you are not wanting or needing an engagement session, we can subtract $250 off of your wedding package.
How/when will I receive my photos? And will I have printing rights to them?
For portrait sessions, you will receive your digital images within 2 weeks, and they will be delivered to you in an online gallery with approximately 50 edited images (plus black & white copies). The album is completely downloadable at full resolution to your computer or device, and you will always have rights to print and distribute them as you please. For your wedding photos, you will receive your images within 10 weeks, and they will be delivered to you either via a personalized wooden USB drive, or a personalized photo-wrapped case with DVDs to hold your images- your choice! If you are unsure where to print from, please let us know and we can recommend printing labs.
Will I receive the unedited photos as well?
No, we believe in giving our clients the best selection of photos and feel that unedited images to not represent our business fully. Many photos can be duplicates, individuals can look unprepared, or we may be testing lighting at times. Therefore, we hand select and professionally edit the best, most beautiful images that we can be sure our clients will fall in love with.
What type of lighting do you shoot in? Do you use off-camera flash equipment?
We love the look and feel of natural light and veer toward that as part of our style and theme as photographers. For sessions and wedding portraits, we love shooting either early in the morning or later in the evening (golden hour as we like to call it!) to produce gorgeous, light-filled sessions. If the day is cloudy or if your ceremony is indoors though, not to worry! We love the soft look that the clouds produce, and are fully equipped with the best off-camera lighting equipment for indoor situations to fit your wedding needs.
What should we wear for our portrait session?
If you are unsure what to wear, ASK US!! Angie is more than happy to provide style advice and share an outfit idea board on Pinterest based on what type of session you are booking. A good first and foremost piece of advice, is don’t be afraid to dress up a little bit for an outfit change or two! Not only does it photograph well, but it tends to make people feel more confident. Anything from maternity, to boudoir, to coordinated family sessions, to graduates, to engagement sessions- we are here to help stylize and help you feel and look wonderful!
What type of equipment do you use?
Angie Grace Photography uses only the best Nikon Equipment:
Nikon D810, Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm 4.0 VR, Nikon 24-70mm 2.8, Nikon 35mm 1.8, Nikon 50mm 1.4, Nikon 50mm 1.8, Nikon 85mm 1.8, Nikon 105mm 2.8 Micro VR, Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Sigma 70-200mm 2.8, Multiple Nikon SB-900 Speedlights, Multiple Remote Triggers, Reflectors, Softbox, & Umbrellas, Lightroom 3.6, Lightroom 4.1, Lightroom 5.6, Photoshop CS5 Extended
What makes you different from other photographers?
Photography is our passion. Both of us each have full time jobs aside from this, but we absolutely love it so much that we spend our weekends and most all of our free time bettering ourselves, our business, and making our clients feel comfortable and welcome. We want you to feel beautiful, romantic, and alive- to always look back on your images and love them. Whether you are booking us for a family session, a graduate session, or a wedding, we’ll laugh with you, tear up at the emotional moments, and become your friends. We couldn’t feel more blessed to be a part of your lives.