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About our blog

People say to me all the time: “You're so lucky. You get to go to weddings all the time." They're right. We are lucky. We get to be among people having a great time, looking and feeling their best and participating in what is often the most important day in someone's life.

Here’s the other thing we are lucky to see: the terrific style and creativity that our clients bring to their celebrations. If there is one thing we’ve learned while photographing weddings, it is that a wedding doesn’t have to be expensive to be lovely. We dedicate our blog to sharing the terrific ideas that we’ve seen before and will see this coming season, with a focus on ideas that are simple, elegant and stylish.

All these images are the work of us or our associate photographers from events we've photographed. So, we say "thank you" to our clients who have shared their warmth and happiness with us. 

About John & Theresa Valls

Because we love to travel, we photographed our first wedding together in exchange for two plane tickets to Europe. That was our original plan: we'd photograph a wedding or two, basically just enough to underwrite our love of italian food eaten in Italy. What we hadn't counted on, however, was how much we would grow to love everything about shooting and working together.

John's wedding photography is influenced by his advertising work with agencies, companies and magazines he shoots for. Avoiding an overly-produced style for his photos, John's images reflect his light touch as well as his ability to capture what is descriptive, yet beautiful.

My background in design management helps us create wedding albums that are both contemporary and timeless. I'm an avid believer in the strength of a killer edit, so I work with our clients to compile a photo selection that will meaningful and satisfying 25 years in the future. 


Sneak Peek: Melissa & Kenny, The Old Church at Sellwood


We’ve never photographed a Valentines Day wedding before. What a terrific idea! For years to come, when everyone else is celebrating some silly, supposedly romantic holiday, you and your spouse can be celebrating the anniversary of the most romantic day of all time.

Kenny and Melissa married at 5pm, in the perfectly teeny Old Church in Sellwood. I’d been nervous about rain all day, but clear winter light appeared at just the right moment. Lots of friends and family gathered with the couple, and I think I saw more than a few happy tears from my position in the side of the church.

Congrats to you both. Here’s your sneek peek today. (And your gallery, too!) Also, here’s a little slide show of our favorites from the day. We’ll have your proofs for you shortly. Stay tuned!

Fritz Photography - Wow, you guys made made the Oaks Park Church seem spacious and gorgeous! Nice work.March 6, 2009 - 12:25 pm

Amy Prutch - Love the new blog! The elegance is the perfect compliment of your style, studio, and photographs! I love aisle return shots and you nailed it not only on this one, but in the first moments outside the church!March 1, 2009 - 2:22 pm

Paul Rich - What a fun day to photograph a wedding. Not all that often that Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday... Love the new blog!! Nice work you two...February 27, 2009 - 5:12 pm

boone - love to new blog facelift! and what a cute church for a wedding - love your close up ceremony shots.February 26, 2009 - 2:26 pm

alexis - I love this little church! It's so cute. I love the touches of red they had, it really pops. They must be thrilled with the images. Great work!February 26, 2009 - 10:55 am

Cheryl Guthrie - Were there 10 photographers? It sure looks like it from the beautiful and stunning photos you got! Wow! It was beautiful in person, but what beautiful and romantic shots to treasure forever! Much love, Kenny and Melissa. CherylFebruary 25, 2009 - 9:42 pm

Randy Kepple - You know, after nearly 20 years of photographing weddings I've NEVER photographed a wedding on Valentine's Day. I've always wondered why that wasn't the most popular day of the year to get married. Perhaps it's the cheese factor associated with Valentine's Day. Great work guys...that church is such a cute little historic gem in our city.February 24, 2009 - 12:54 pm

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