About Me / FAQs

~My Style~

I am a story-teller. I have a very organic approach to my shooting that allows my couples to be themselves. I capture things as they happen so that it tells your story, rather than my version of you. I rarely work with static “poses” and am not the kind of photographer who worries about everything being exactly perfect for every shot. Life isn’t perfect. Love isn’t perfect. It’s raw and I want your pictures to reflect all that beauty! I want your pictures to tell what your day felt like, not just what it looked like. I’m not the kind of photographer that uses lots of posing, get lots of cheesy smiling at the camera, and worries about perfectly spreading the dress and train for every shot. I’m not the kind of photographer that says “We can just fake it later” for the pictures or that tries to recreate other photographers’ pictures people have seen on Instagram or Facebook or Pinterest. If that’s what you’re looking for, this may not be the right fit. And that’s okay – you deserve to get what you want and are looking for! I’m the guy that gets the big laughs, the small tears. I’m the guy who captures those little unrehearsed raw moments through the day that really tell the story of you and your day. I’m the guy who gives you pictures that will bring back those big laughs and small tears many years down the road.

-Do you use a 2nd photographer?

I don’t. I’m a solo shooting kinda guy. In years past, I would often utilize a 2nd photographer but was never completely thrilled with the images since no 2 photographers see things alike. I also found that the benefit of a second shooter usually did not justify the huge increase in price. By shooting alone, I am able to offer my clients amazing pictures at a much more reasonable rate. Everything you see from Aperture Vision was shot by me alone.

-How many pictures do I get?

It depends. I really try not to constrain myself to a set number of images. Some weddings can be 600-700 pictures, some can be well over 1000. I know that’s a large range, but the location of the ceremony and reception, how many locations we go to, what kind of details you’ve invested in, and what type of reception you have all have an impact on how many shots you will get back.

-Do you edit all the pictures?

Yes. I love the warm and organic look of film.  When shooting digital, my edits emulate that same look – gentle colors, natural skin tones, beautiful warm light. If you would like any specific editing outside of the basics (exposure, white balance, etc.), these are quoted on a picture by picture basis.

-Do you shoot film or digital?

I learned on film (I’m dating myself here), so I have always loved the soft and nostalgic look.  And I use film for some small personal projects and just for capturing my family and friends.  I used to offer both film and/or digital to my clients, but with Fuji’s recent drop of their 400H (my preferred film stock), and the massive increase in price with film, I only offer digital at this time.

-Do you travel and what are the charges?

Absolutely! The travel fee is generally based off of mileage outside of a 50 mile radius from Portland. If over-night stays are required, then I can work that out with you.

-How long have you been a photographer?

Most of my life. I’ve been behind a camera since I was 10, and shooting weddings since 2007.

-Are their any other fees or charges associated with hiring you?

Nope – what you see is it – nothing hidden and nothing extra!

-What happens if you can’t make the wedding?

This has never happened. However, if this was to happen, I would exhaust my resources to try and find a replacement photographer with a similar shooting style. If unable to do so, I would refund all of your investment.

-Well, that’s the cat’s meow – sign me up!

Awesome! As soon as you contact me to secure your date, I will send out a contract to you. You then have 7 days to return the contract with a 50% retainer and you are all set! I can also do payment-plans for the retainer.