Welcome to Our Blog.

The Blog is a place we like to share some of our recent photo sessions, talk about the amazing people we get to work with, and let you in on a little bit of our crazy lives. We are a wife and husband team, who love our job and love working together. That's a photo of us on the right we took during a snow storm in Central Park. Leave it to us to visit New York during one of the worst snow storms in 60 years! Of course it did make for a great photo. We hope you stick around to enjoy some of our work and get to know us. We promise to share some of our crazy adventures. If you feel like it be sure to show us some love by leaving us Blog comments, they always make us feel good. Thank you for visiting! ~Brandy & Justin

Photos of Las Vegas ~ McCloud Photography

While in Las Vegas for our WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Convention, we broke away for a bit and walked the strip. Here are some photos that we took on our journey. Also, as you will see below, our pilot gave us an incredible view of the strip as we were heading back to PDX. It was so exciting to get a chance to take this shoot. It always seems like we are either on the wrong side of the plane or stuck with the dirtiest window, but this time was just perfect!

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Our upgraded room in Las Vegas for WPPI ~ McCloud Photography

We were so excited when we ended up with an upgraded room! It wasn't until we opened the door to our suite that we realized just how nice it really was. The suite had a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, three flat screen TVs, jetted tub and a balcony with great a view. It was a perfect place to rest in between class and events at WPPI. Of course, we had to take a few photos.

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Headed to Las Vegas ~ McCloud Photography

We are going to WPPI's photography convention in Las Vegas. WPPI is the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, an organization that we are members of. They hold the largest covention for photographers in the United States. It is through organizations like this and attending these conventions, that we learn and grow as photographers. We are so excited to be attending this event this year. We will be posting more of are travels soon but for now we are in the airport preparing to board our plane.

You can now follow McCloud Photography on Twitter.

We have recently started twittering. We are still discovering all the fun things twitter can do. So far we are enjoying being able to update our status in one location but we would also love to have more followers. If you twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/mccloudphoto

Bridal Portraits at Cathedral Ridge Winery ~ Hood River, Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

Last year, I took Jamie's bridal photos at the beautiful Cathedral Ridge Winery. Being that these were bridal photos, we couldn't share them until after the wedding. Bridal photos are not as common in Oregon, but in other parts of the United States, they are as common as engagement photos. The tradition is normally to display a large framed image or images of the bride at the reception. Bridal photos have so many benefits. As a photographer and a past bride, I can say I wish this was a tradition that would gain popularity here in Oregon. By taking beautiful photos of the bride before the wedding day, you have plently of time to capture amazing images of the bride and her dress. Images that would not otherwise be possible on the wedding day. It also saves so much time on the day of your wedding. As a bride, every extra task that day can lead to more stress. In my case, I was so excited on our wedding day that I could hardly stay still long enough to get my photos done. I am sure I was not an easy subject for my dear friend and photographer to capture. I also would of welcomed the chance to test out my make-up and hair before the wedding!

If your interested in knowing more about bridal photos, we would be happy to get you some information. We have a package designed just for bridal sessions. Contact us at (503)851-2998 and we can talk about the details of your bridal session.

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Creative, Homemade Invitations and more at Paper Zone in Salem, Oregon

Justin and I were recently in Paper Zone picking up supplies for one of our many projects and we ran across a flyer about an upcoming Wedding Extravaganza at Paper Zone. The event is on Saturday, February 7th from 11am to 3pm. They will be giving demonstrations on wedding invitations, programs, favors, and more!

If you have never been to Paper Zone, you should really stop in. They have an amazing selection of papers in every color imaginable. You can really create some wonderful things for your wedding with just a little imagination and if you lack the imagination, they have books to help you out!

Paper Zone in Salem is located at 1880 Commercial St. NE.

~ Just thought we would share.

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2009 Wedding Dates Filling Up Fast! - Oregon Wedding Photographer

In the last few weeks, we have been busy setting up consultations and meetings with couples. It is during this time that couples get to see who we are. We show more samples of our work, talk about the needs for your day, and how we might be able to help you. Consultations are free and we are happy to meet with you at our home studio or at a location more convenient for you. Popular dates especially book up fast, so we highly recommend you call us today to set-up your consultation. You can reach us at (503)851-2998.

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