There are so many great photographers out there — I have the great honor of recommending some of my favorites here! All these photographers are people I’d hire to photograph my own family. Kelly, Maalaea & Ian and Christy are all great fun to work with and very talented artists.

Kelly Wilde, June Lion Photography, Portland Oregon

Kelly Wilde of June LionĀ 

Weddings & portraits | junelion.com | [email protected]

Kelly has a real artist’s vision and she incorporates her signature style into each event or portrait session that she photographs. Combine that with her charisma and easy-going attitude and she’s a natural fit for the DIY couple, the offbeat portrait session or the hopeless romantic.

I + M Photography, Portland, Oregon

Ian & Maalaea Gustafson of i+m photo

Weddings & portraits | iandmphoto.com | [email protected]

Ian and Maalaea are a husband-wife team who bring a unique style and viewpoint to their work. Recently dabbling in film and exploring their art further, they’re a great fit for someone who wants a combination of soft, beautiful portraits and scene-setting moments.

Studio Christy, Portland, Oregon

Christy Rimrodt of Studio Christy

Kids & family portraits | studiochristy.com | [email protected]

Christy is pure magic with kids. They can be tough to photograph, but she does it in a way that captures the fun and innocence of childhood. Her clients come back year after year so they can remember the moments as their kids grow up.