You’re craving a real and authentic photography experience, because your wedding day is a lot more than just an opportunity for pretty pictures and a cool video. You want photographers who care about getting to know you, who want you to have an incredible experience on your wedding day, and who are excited to document it all from the inside out.
Rather than being another vendor to check off your list, we hope to gain your trust as friends so we can capture your life and love from a real, honest perspective. Our core purpose as your wedding photographers is preserving these once-in-a-lifetime moments for the decades to come, to transport you back to your wedding day every time you flip through your album.
Sound like what you're looking for?
Once you've submitted an inquiry on our contact page, Shelley will reach out to schedule a quick call to hear more about you two and your hopes for your wedding. If we all feel it's a good fit, we'll send you a proposal with customized package options suited to your needs and wants. From there, all we need to reserve your date is a signed contract & retainer. After booking, we'll send you a resource guide with all the info you need to plan for an incredible photography experience.
Get excited to hang out & take awesome photos together! We always encourage an engagement session since this is the best way for us all to get to know each other, get comfy with the cameras, and get some amazing images of you two before the wedding day. Typically engagement sessions take place within 120 miles of Bowling Green (i.e. Louisville, Nashville, Lexington) but we are happy to travel outside these parameters for a fee.
We love that our clients trust us to tell their story candidly. Beyond the spontaneous moments, we’re pros at putting together a timeline, ensuring family photos run smoothly, and making sure all the details you’ve poured your heart into are documented along the way. Our goal for your wedding day is to help you stay present for all of it, trusting that your photographers are capturing it all authentically and artfully.
After you've viewed your online wedding gallery, the final step is securing your story for the years to come. We don't believe a USB is going to do your photos any justice (especially not in thirty years), and that's why we don't believe our job is done until we guide you through to the very end. We are here to help you order archival quality prints and wall art directly through your online gallery- or better yet, a timeless & unique heirloom wedding album (our most popular print option, by far). And don't worry, we'll guide you through the collaborative process, ensuring your album genuinely reflects your style.
"Don't hesitate. Just book. Shelley and Portugal did an outstanding job making us feel comfortable the way we are. We are not models, we are not influencers. It felt less like a photo shoot and more like hanging with friends who happen to have a camera in their hands. They're so kind, approachable, relatable...not to mention, crazy creative."
Christina + Aaron
Megan + JD
“Shelley + Portugal 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. They were kind, fun to work with, and blended right in with our guests. As a wife-and-husband team you can tell they love what they do, and are so in sync with one another.”
Natalie + Mikus
"Their passion for capturing quiet moments, love, and their service towards others is incomparable. In a business where people are not always put over profit, you will not ever have to worry about coming second if you choose Shelley + Portugal as your wedding photographers and/or videographers. "
MCKENZIE + alex
“Not only are they creative and so so talented, but they are exceptional human beings. They even came early for our destination wedding, spent time hiking with us and our friends, and had lunch with our family. By the time our wedding day came, they felt more like friends to us! Working with them was hands down the best decision we made when planning our wedding.”
Taylor + Chris
Because getting to know our clients is so vital to our process, we like to start out by connecting via email and making sure we're a good fit for each other. Scroll down for our contact form, tell us a little more about you two, your hopes for your wedding day, and why you're interested in working with us. If we are available on your wedding date, we'll set up a time to chat more in depth, share exactly what we can do for you, and come up with a custom quote tailored to your desires. When you're ready to secure your date, all we'll need is a signed contract & a deposit - after that, the fun can begin!
Wedding photography coverage starts at 6,500. Photography/video combined coverage starts at 9.850. Two photographers always included. Travel outside of our local region (KY/TN) incurs an additional fee.
You won't get this day back, so don't settle for less than photographers who understand what truly matters; photographers who care about you as friends and want you to have an incredible experience with incredible photos to cherish for a lifetime.