We document weddings together all over the country, but call a small Kentucky town just north of Nashville our home. When we're not photographing incredible weddings, Portugal is usually skateboarding and Shelley is usually curating playlists for every possible mood. We are adventurous homebodies who appreciate the comforts of our close-knit town while always seeking new opportunities to see the world.
WE'RE SHELLEY AND PORTUGAL,
WIFE-and-HUSBAND photographers who believe EVERYONE HAS a story worth TELLING.
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The caterers are cleaning up and the wedding coordinator is putting away the decor, but the dance floor is still raging. The couple in the center of the crowd is surrounded by their family and friends as they have been all day, with unconfined joy on their faces as they scream along to the music. It’s a celebration worthy of dirtying a white dress and dancing barefoot until your feet hurt. It’s happy tears, long hugs, and a sacred reverence for the joining of two souls. And maybe, it’s the only day in your entire life where all of your people are gathered together in one place. And when you look at your wedding photos in 30 years, you’ll know you made the right choice because those fleeting moments will be preserved timelessly by photographers who cared deeply about you and your story.
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Our approach to photography is based in documentary storytelling with real, honest images that take you right back to how the moment felt. Click below to see the work.
WEDDING PLANNING RESOURCES
Having been part of the wedding industry for almost a decade, we've picked up a lot of knowledge about what can make a wedding day awesome, or what can make it unnecessarily stressful. Check out our advice blog for helpful tips and resources for planning for the best day (& photos) ever.
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Incredible images happen when you're having an incredible experience. More than anything, we want your photography experience to feel fun, natural, and true to who you are. Click below to read about the experience of working together.
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"They are freaking rockstars at what they do... capturing all the moments we didn't know we needed."