If you're still here, we're willing to bet wedding photography is really important to you. When it comes to your wedding day, you're most excited about celebrating your commitment to one another surrounded by all of your people. You know that the flowers will fade, the cake will get eaten, and even the memories will get fuzzy with time - but the photos will remain. You want a wedding album to pass around for decades to come that tells the narrative of your day beautifully and authentically from start to finish, immortalizing the moments that make up your life and love together.
Our passion for photography was born out of a desire to make art out of real life moments. We're drawn to weddings because of what they symbolize - commitment, family, friendship, and celebration. But beyond our 10+ years of experience documenting weddings, we do so much more than simply show up to your wedding with cameras. To us, documenting your story is a process that begins with connection, so we can tell your story from the perspective of friends. This breeds comfortability and authenticity, and it allows us to capture everything we witness on your wedding day from the inside out. This is vital, because we believe that wedding photography is a lot more than just pretty pictures and soft smiles - it’s a real part of the day. Not only do you deserve the best images, you also deserve an amazing experience from start to finish to help you savor every second.
Once you've submitted an inquiry on our contact form, Shelley will reach out to schedule a quick call so we can connect and hear more about you two and your hopes for your wedding. If we both feel it's a good fit, we'll send you a proposal with customized package options to fit your needs. From there, all we need to reserve your date is a signed contract & retainer.
Get excited to hang out & take awesome photos together! We gift every one of our couples 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.
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 that you'd be present for all of it, trusting that your photographers are capturing it all beautifully.
After you've seen your full online gallery, our work is finally complete when we've secured the legacy of your story in a timeless, unique heirloom wedding album. Our three-step album process is simple and collaborative, ensuring your album genuinely reflects who you are and what matters most to you. We'll guide you through the album process with ease, getting your album safely into your hands before your one-year anniversary. For all other prints, products, and wall art options, you can order directly through us via your online gallery with ease.
"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
You won't get this day back, so please don't settle for less than photographers who understand what truly matters - photographers who care about you as friends, and who do WAY more than just take pictures at your wedding,
This may be the only day in you entire life when all of your family and friends are gathered in one place together. We can't quite explain the feeling of it, but 'surreal' comes close. And photography is only way to immortalize the way it felt.
Because getting to know our clients is so important to us, we love to start the process by connecting via email and making sure we're the best fit to serve you. Click below for the contact form, and tell us a little more about you two and your hopes for your wedding day. If we are available on your date, we'll set up a time to chat to hear more about your wedding and come up with a custom quote tailored to your needs. When you're ready to secure your date, all we'll need is a signed contract & 50% retainer deposit - after that, the fun can begin!