Before we were wedding photographers, we were just two kids in love. We met on Instagram and fell in love over FaceTime. A shared interest in roadkill portraiture is what brought us together (it’s a funny story), but what compelled us to take a chance on a long-distance relationship was the fact that we were both seeking the same things out of life.

shelley       portugal!

(and it absolutely goes against every warning from our parents against Internet stranger danger) but from the very start, we knew we wanted to live our lives together. Despite the “what-ifs” and the long-distance logistics, we said yes. And in saying yes to something we couldn’t fully comprehend, we unknowingly said "yes" to a life more wonderful than we could have ever imagined.

Nothing about our story is conventional

Our Story

...To say “yes” to more unknowns, because even though we can’t be sure of what’s to come, we know it’s BOUND to BE AN ADVENTURE WORTH EXPERIENCING.

...To embrace people + hear their stories. To capture both the bold and loud moments as much as the quiet, in-between ones.

About Us

A recurring theme in our life together is that even though the world can be a dark and ugly place, good things can be found where you least expect them... and It’s usually beneath the surface. maybe for us, photography is a means to an end—to DIG DEEP FOR that truth & capture it the best we can...


The Portugals, est. 2016

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One thing you may not have thought about yet is just how much time you are going to be spending with your photographers on the day of your wedding. Every wedding we are chosen to photograph is really just an invitation into the most intimate parts of your life for a day. This is exactly why we prioritize getting to know you and building trust and connection throughout the planning  process; that way when we show up on your wedding day, we’re not just "the photographers” — we’re Shelley + Portugal! This trust is the secret sauce that allows us to get the best photos possible on your wedding day; photos that reflect who you truly are and what you represent.

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our secret formula...

"Not only are they creative & talented, but they are exceptional human beings. hands down the best decision we made when planning our wedding."


We take a limited number of weddings every year to allow ourselves to wholly invest our care, attention, & excitement into your day. To reserve your date, start here and share your story with us: