You’re craving a real and authentic wedding photography experience, because you know that your wedding day is a lot more than just an opportunity for pretty pictures and a cool video. You want photographers who understand you as friends, who want you to have an amazing experience on your wedding day, and who care about documenting it all authentically and timelessly. Rather than being another vendor to check off your list, we hope to document your life and love from the perspective of friends, capturing genuine moments that take you right back to how you felt on your wedding day every time you flip through your album. We believe wholeheartedly that authentic, unposed photography is a gift that gives back far beyond your lifetime. Our purpose is in preserving these core moments in your life for the decades to come.
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 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! 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 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 authentically and artfully.
After you've viewed your online wedding gallery, the last step is securing your story off of the computer and into print format for the years to come. Order archival quality prints and wall art through your gallery, or go with the most popular option: a timeless, unique heirloom wedding album. We'll guide you through the collaborative album process, ensuring your album genuinely reflects you two and your day.
"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 want you to have an incredible experience with beautiful photos to cherish for a lifetime.
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!