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 100% of couples
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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 :)
Natalie Rhodes · Married on 10/06/2018
It was a pleasure working with FotoVitae! Communication was clear and timely. I felt that Brandon really understood what was important to me for the wedding photos and that helped me completely relax on the wedding day. The photos are beautiful and capture the joy and fun of the day. My family is playful and animated and that is truly reflected in the photos. I highly recommend FotoVitae for your celebrations!
Cathy Snyder · Married on 10/05/2018
Absolutely recommend to future newlyweds! :)
We absolutely LOVED working with Brandon! Even just from our first initial meeting, we knew Brandon really cared about us as a couple and our vision! He was on top of the check-in's before the wedding and was super responsive to all our questions and needs throughout the whole process! It rained on our wedding and there were a lot of moving pieces on the-day-of. However, Brandon was super prepared and was able capture our special day flawlessly, even with all the unknowns during the event day! He came to check on both the Bride and Groom Quarters (going back and forth in the rain no less!) and was very clear in his communications. He kept us on track with our timeline and was super flexible with all the changes. He made sure we switched things around as necessary to capture the best light/angles for all our pictures! Brandon was not only professional, took amazing pictures, he was also friendly, approachable and passionate about what he does! The pictures came out just incredible and we are very happy with both the colors and black&white copies. Definitely recommend for future newlywed!
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