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Wedding Photography

Michael takes the utmost care to preserve every memory possible on your most special of days. He understands the importance of being able to get the shot and his knowledge of his equipment and comfort under pressure makes him a great choice for your wedding day. You're only going to have one wedding day, please don't trust your memories in the hands of a novice photographer.

Michael is an experienced wedding photographer but he is selective about what assignments he will take. As such he typically only books a few weddings a year. The slideshow above represents a small portion of Michael's favorite wedding images over the years. Michael's wedding portrait style varies from documentary to creative and artistic. He and his assistants are highly creative and detail oriented and are determined to capture your wedding in a way that no one else can.


Most weddings will come in under $2000. Off season minimums are $500 for small informal weddings and go up from there (Minimum charge for Peak Season weddings is $1000) Michael will bring in a second photographer for larger weddings to ensure that no shot is missed. No two weddings are alike, as such there is no accurate way to determine what your wedding will cost. Please contact us for a consultation to discuss your wedding photography needs so we can give you an accurate bid.

Your wedding package typically includes all of the photos shot during your day with Basic Retouching (color and exposure correction) Your "Basics" include print rights up to 8x10 and are suitable for using in wedding albums and collages. Your package will also include a determined number of "Selects" These are images you pick for Michael to edit to Portrait Quality standard. These will be images that are typically more suitable for wall hanging and enlarging. "Basics" are typically delivered within 72 hours and are delivered via web download for your convenience. You also get a permanent private photo album on Michaels website to share with your friends. All of your images are archived in this album and your Selects will ultimately be delivered to this same album (along with a new download link) within 21 days of you providing your selections.

Print Rights

Like all of Michael's photo sessions, your images come with print rights up to 8x10. That means as long as you are printing them at 8x10 or smaller you can print them with permission at any retail outlet. If you want them bigger you will need to order them directly from our lab via your web album for optimum quality. Please see Michael's Compromise for more details.

Additional Products

Michael is a low sales pressure photographer. He respects your right to choose when and what product you wish to buy. As such... while he has additional products available to purchase, he does not insist on a pushy sales "reveal" to his clients like many other photographers do. He feels his product sells itself. If you are interested in large prints, canvas prints, photo albums, books... etc.. Please discuss this with Michael during your photo consult or by calling him anytime.

We're excited to provide you with excellent photography services for your special day. Please contact us using the e-mail address at the bottom of the page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Michael James Photography
700 N Hayden Island Dr, Suite 333
Portland, OR 97216
By Appointment Only
P: 971-303-8654
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