Through a candid, photojournalistic style, FotoVitae, based in Portland, Oregon, creates timeless imagery of a couple's special day. Brandon, the lead photographer and owner, remarkably captures the raw emotion, tradition and details of the wedding day. The art of storytelling allows Brandon to photograph moments of the wedding that the couples themselves may have missed! While he shoots primarily out of Portland, he expands throughout the Northwest and Alaska, and is always open to travel for destination weddings around the world.
Brandon's passion for photography started when he was in high school. He learned to compose shots and develop b&w film. During his high school and undergrad years, photography was simply a hobby, but his talent advanced when he attented The School of Photo in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since he started FotoVitae in 2006, and his hobby turned into his career, Brandon feels proud and fortunate to document such an incredible and important day.
FotoVitae specializes in candid photos, while also including those with the wedding party and of the couple in front of backdrops at their beautiful venue. Other services offered include:
Recommended by 96% of couples
Katie · Married on 05/12/2018
Brandon was very quick to respond to our initial email inquiry, and he was also flexible when scheduling an in-person appointment. He is a warm and lovely person that we really enjoyed spending time with during our engagement pictures and on our wedding day. He is very skilled at his job, and we received all our pictures in less than 10 days! We are thrilled! And our moms cannot stop telling us how much they love all the pictures too :)
raina · Married on 09/22/2018
We absolutely could not be happier with our wedding and engagement photos. Brandon really listened to us and gave us exactly what we wanted. The prep and ceremony photos are beautiful, and while formal photos weren't important to us (we gave him about 15 minutes to take those so we could get back to our guests) they turned out beautifully too.
What we really wanted him to capture was the joy of our friends and family celebrating and that is exactly what he did. I am absolutely in love with the photos from our reception. I will be gifting so many people beautiful, funny, joyful shots of themselves celebrating with us this year.
Rachel · Married on 09/15/2018
We absolutely LOVED working with Brandon, as cheesy as it sounds from the first night we met with him, we knew he was "the one" we wanted to have shooting the best day of our lives! His education + experience in the field is unmatched. He is professional, punctual, and committed to getting all of the right shots. He is truly so kind and passionate about his work, and that shows. He went over and beyond with our engagement shots, and met us at sunrise in the Gorge! His process is simple - which is SO nice for a bride trying to manage many vendors. My wedding party, coordinator, family, guests - all had compliments to give about Brandon. We loved how his style is more "journalistic" - his photos are true colors and perfectly composed! We were looking for something that was not over-edited or over-stylized. He got some EPIC action shots from our Reception, as well as all of the portrait, detail, ceremony photos we could ever want. His price is so reasonable! We truly do not have enough great things to say about Brandon and FotoVitae - but mostly do not skip booking him! Take a look through his portfolio, if it fits your style, seal the deal because if you wait and he books - you'll be kicking yourself! Oh AND we got our entire gallery within 2 weeks!!
I've worked with Brandon, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about his photojournalistic style and professionalism. He shoots weddings all over Oregon, Washington and Alaska, and always manages to capture the real, emotional and unforgetable moments you love to see at weddings. Of course, he is incredibly thorough and thoughtful with his camera, and while he manages to capture these gorgeous moments, he is also brilliant with the more formal portraits, easing you and your loved ones into comfortable poses. I highly recommend FotoVitae