our philosophy + PROCESS

The fact that you're here is a good indication that wedding photography & videography is important to you. It's important to us, too! We are really laid-back, but we take what we do very seriously. You put a lot of trust into your photographer, and we’re honored to carry that responsibility. You’ll spend more time with your photographers than any other vendor on your wedding day, so it's really important to us that we can be friends and have a good time together! 

Our style is very candid, raw, and artistic. We want to see you be YOU on your big day — that means minimal posing direction from us. We strive to curate an environment for raw love and connection. We love crazy dance parties, seeing you cry (in the happy way, of course), PDA, first looks, fun bridal parties, and seeing people let loose and live fully in the present.

As your wedding photographers, take full confidence in knowing that we are constantly looking out for the candid, beautiful moments that truly tell the story of your wedding day.

 

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SEE THE STORIES

 
 
They took an already special day, and made it a million times better.
— Shannon + Patrick
 
 
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I wish I could give Shelley and Portugal more than 5 stars. They cared as much about our day and capturing every moment as we did.
— Megan + JD
 
 

HOW IT WORKS


 
 
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Everyone says that your wedding day will be a blur (and they’re right!) and your photos are what you get to take with you years and years into the future. We did a ton of research and are beyond happy that in the end we chose Shelley and Portugal. They offered just the right amount of guidance, so that we were eased through some of the more posed photos and portraits, and their candids captured the spirit and the feeling of our day perfectly. As a wife-and-husband team you can tell they love what they do, and are so in sync with one another. We have received countless compliments on how beautifully the photos turned out, and we know we will cherish them forever. I can’t thank them enough.
— Natalie + Mikus
 

faqs


 
 
 

We are STOKED that you’re ready to jump in. If you’re ready to move forward, contact us through the Connect page. Please don’t spare any details when sharing your story with us and telling us why you want us there to document your day!

We LOve you + your work.
how do we book you for our wedding?


Do you travel for weddings?

HECK YES. We travel long-distance for about half of our weddings every single year. Please inquire for details.


We are artists who feel very fortunate to have turned our craft into our full-time career. We 100% believe that photography/videography is the most important investment you will make for your wedding day. You will never get this day back, so please don't settle for anything less than photographers who understand what really matters. On a logistical level, we conduct our business as professionals, too—insurance, contracts, backup gear, the whole nine yards! 

Our friend offered to shoot our wedding for free. Why should we hire professionals?


Sending us a long list of images to recreate is actually quite counter-productive to how the day will naturally unfold. Trust us, we’re going to get some amazing photos on your wedding day—images inspired directly by you and your love. We hope that you'll contact us because you love our work and trust us to create something beautiful specifically for you. Because when we show up to your wedding, we are approaching it with you in mind. We capture the moments that unfold for what they are — raw + unstaged.

Can I give you a shot list of photos i want you to take? and can we recreate my favorite wedding photos from Pinterest?


Absolutely! We do both photo and video at about half of our weddings. Choose the photo package you'd like, and then we can add on the highlight video for a flat rate of $2,000. We can also be hired for videography if you already have a photographer.

Can you do both photo + video at my wedding?


In the same way that we keep you + your story in mind while capturing images/video, we approach audio the same way. In our pre-wedding meeting, we will run through all the details with you + ask specifically if there is anything special + personalized planned, like vows or toasts. This way, we know what to expect and we are able to think ahead to what we’ll need to capture for the video. When your wedding day is unfolding, we’re already piecing the video together in our heads—there’s no formula for it. It’s all based on feeling. If you have a preference of one of these approaches over the other, please do let us know + we will definitely keep it in mind while we create your wedding film.

WHY DO SOME VIDEOS HAVE TALKING WHILE OTHERS DON’T?


Can we see the RAW/unedited photos and footage for ourselves?

 

 

Asking a photographer to hand over their RAW unedited work is like asking your baker to bring you their batter and icing and call it a day. Showing up and shooting your wedding day is only half of what you're paying us for! The other half is all the editing: removing unflattering photos (blinks, misfires, duplicates), editing all the best images, and finally delivering an incredible gallery that tells the story of your wedding day from start to finish. We promise that nothing worth seeing by you will be excluded. 


We will send you a sneak peek gallery of about 20 images a few days after your wedding, and then about 4-6 weeks after your wedding, we will send you a password-protected link to your full online wedding gallery where you will be able to download images, make favorites lists, and order high-quality prints and canvases directly through us. The link is shareable so you can pass it on to your friends and family. In the case of videography, your video will be posted online for easy sharing. We will also send you a custom package including hard copies of the digital files along with some other goodies from us.

After my wedding, how do I receive my photos/video?


Prints and canvases are available for purchase a la carte through your online gallery. This is the only photo printer we recommend, as the quality is unmatched. You will also receive a print release with your USB if you'd rather print on your own. We highly recommend a photo album to all of our couples. There's no better way to view your wedding images than holding them in your hands, flipping through the pages year after year. View album options here.

Do you have print or album packages?