Spring the perfect time for Portraits in Oregon

Spring is finally here and with longer days and plenty of light this is the perfect time for portraits. I photograph portraits anywhere in Oregon. I am available to photograph families, Seniors, Babies, Maternity Sessions, Engagement Sessions, Weddings etc.

Please contact me for a beautiful and natural portrait session from the contact form above or call me at 541-760-0323.

If by any reason you don’t like your portraits I will redo the session for free !!!

Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Wedding in Portland

Many of the wedding couples that I photograph often tell me that I have a very recognizable photography style. Needless to say hearing that from my clients is the greatest compliment I can receive.
Since the beginning of my wedding photography career I have tried to be unique and that involves having a style that is timeless and artistic which at the same time shows a deep knowledge of photographic techniques.

Here are photos from the wedding of Lindsay and Josiah at the Crown Ballroom in Portland Oregon which is a very dark place and can be a challenge for the average photographer. I believe the photos speak for themselves.

If you appreciate high quality Oregon wedding photography I will be happy to work with you!!

Please check My Main Website to see the complete gallery in high resolution.

Juan Carlos is a part of the most select wedding photographers in Oregon, that specialize in wedding, ceremonies, receptions, engagement photography, proposals, engagement etc.

I have been an Oregon wedding photographer since 1990 !!! Contact me at 541-760-0323 or from the contact link above.

Salem Photographer | 3rd Magazine feature in two weeks !!

Wow, I am so happy!!! I love photography and like every photographer there is nothing more exciting that seeing your photography printed and published !!

In the last two weeks I had 2 magazine covers and one article featuring my photos !!!

I will be happy to photograph your wedding, portraits, senior session or any other assignments. As always i put my heart and talent in each photograph.

I am one one of the most published Oregon wedding photographers !!!!

Oregon Wedding Photographer|One more magazine cover this month

Have I told you that I love photography and even more when my photography gets published.

Besides being a Oregon wedding photographer I have the privilege to travel internationally to cover fashion events and weddings !!!

Working with top designers for magazine publication allows me to refine my Oregon photography skills and to be current on the photography trends so when I photograph your wedding or senior portraits your photography will always be fashionable, modern, fun and trendy !!!

Oregon Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the wedding of Angela and Byron in the historic City of Gracias in Western Honduras in one of the oldest colonial churches in the Americas. The City was founded in 1536 and was for a few years the Capital of Honduras. Nowadays it is becoming one of the best known attractions in Central America !!

The reception took place at a colonial fortress. It was a long day but the couple is really happy with the wedding photos!!!

As you can see in the pictures it was a beautiful event, colorful and joyful !!!

I photograph weddings in Oregon and anywhere in the world. Because of the economy I have discounted my pricing !!!

You can contact me at 541-760-0323 or from the contact form above !!!

Is it still necessary to hire a professional wedding photographer these days ?

Do you need still need to hire a professional Oregon wedding photographer now that high quality cameras and cell phones can produce good photos?

A lot of couples looking for Oregon wedding photography ask this question. We all agree that with the current economy it makes sense to try to save money. However I believe that key question is if you are going to be happy with your wedding photos.

Here are some points to consider when deciding if you need to hire a professional Oregon wedding photographer:

1. An experienced professional wedding photographer is capable of producing consistent high quality work under the wedding fast paced day. Remember there is no way to recreate or reshoot wedding moments once they are gone !!

Do yourself a favor an hire a wedding photographer who studied photography and has years of experience no somebody who bought a camera a few months back and has suddenly decided to start photographing weddings. You don’t want somebody practicing photography at your wedding.

2. Backup equipment is another reason to bring a professional photographer. If a camera fails there will be additional equipment ready to be used.

3. Oregon professional wedding photographers use professional grade cameras and lenses with amazing resolution and color fidelity. Professional cameras are designed and rated to take hundreds of thousands of pictures without failing. For example, my Canon 1D IV cameras are rated at 300,000 frames so they are unlikely to fail in the middle of your wedding.

4. Professional lighting equipment which allows to take photos in dark places and produce high quality portraits and group photos. I normally bring studio lighting to weddings and it makes a huge difference. Feel free to look my sample weddings !!!

5. High quality editing of your photos. Even with the advances in digital technology photos still need to be cropped, color balanced, sharpened and enhanced to look just perfect. Editing involves technical knowledge and artistic talent. If you hire a beginner you are likely to end up with a CD of unedited low quality photos or with weird Photoshop effects.

6. Access to professional quality labs that only serve to established professional studios. Professional quality prints are well above the quality of the photos printed a your local supermarket.

7. Access to high quality albums printed to perfection with the best materials and to your specifications. Custom albums can have any imaginable cover materials, different sizes and are the ideal way to display your wedding photos. Please note that the best quality album companies only work with professional photographers. In addition producing a professional photo album requires knowledge of desktop publishing and color flow management that the beginner wedding photographer is very unlikely to have.

8. Liability Insurance to cover any accidents. Many venues these days don’t allow photographers without proof of liability insurance.

9. Membership to professional photography organizations that offer training and are likely to intervene if there are any ethical violations. These include the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of Oregon.

10. Avoiding potential family or friendship issues in case somebody close to you ruins your wedding photos. Believe me it happens a lot of times !!!
In addition, I am pretty sure that you want your friends or relatives enjoying your wedding rather than working and having the big responsibility of taking and giving you great photos. Taking wedding photos is a lot of work !!!!

11. What if your budget is low? As a professional Oregon wedding photographer I have worked with couples with different budgets. Let’s talk about your wedding and let me customize a wedding photography package for you!!

I have photographed over 500 weddings in Oregon and abroad. I travel to Corvallis and Portland every week. I am available for weddings anywhere in the world !!!

Oregon Wedding Season is here !!!

This is the perfect time to book your Oregon wedding photographers. I photograph weddings in Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend and anywhere in Oregon.

I go to Corvallis and Portland every week so we can meet and discuss the details of your wedding!!

Contact me at 541-760-0323 or from the contact form here in the blog. Please visit my website www.juancarlosphotography.com to see more samples of my wedding work.

Bobby Ramirez 2014 Haute Couture Collection

In addition to to offering Oregon wedding photography I also cover international fashion photography assignments. Last week I had the opportunity to photograph the 2014 Couture Collection for Bobby Ramirez one the most famous and talented designers in Honduras.

If you like my style of photography please contact me. I will be delighted to photograph your wedding in an artistic way !!! Text or call 541-760-0323.

Salem Oregon Photographer: Magazine Cover

Besides Oregon wedding photography I also cover international fashion photography assignments.

Here is recent cover for Cheque a national fashion and lifestyle magazine in Honduras.

Oregon wedding photographer Juan Carlos Torres is available for weddings, portraits, seniors and fashion photography in Oregon and internationally !!