A fun, friendly and successful wedding photographer in Portland, Nilas Photography shoots timeless photos for you to remember your special day. Very down-to-earth and fun, Nilas and his wife will make the day as stress-free as possible. With a passion for meeting couples in love and documenting their heartfelt day, Nilas Photography guarantees everlasting photos filled with happiness, emotions and beautiful moments.
Michael R. Ballard, known by Nilas, grew up with a strong interest in photography. Over the years, he taught himself everything about the art of photography. In the beginning of 2016, he shifted a hobby into a full-time career. Nilas' main focus is weddings, as they allow him to meet amazing people and visit incredible new places. While he resides in Hillsboro, Oregon, Nilas enjoys photographing weddings anywhere in the entire world. Aside from weddings, he enjoys dark editorial, surrealism and conservation photography. Nilas works alongside his wife and photography partner, as they share the enriching and grand journey together.
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5 Reviews for Nilas Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
Linda · Married on 08/12/2018
Nilas Photography - Yosemite Wedding Photographer
We had a destination wedding near Yosemite in August 2018. It was a multi day event and I was looking for a photographer who was flexible, and whose pictures fit my wedding's style. Nilas Photography was it. He was initially out of my budget, but I couldn't find any photographer who fit my criteria, and adjusted my budget to make him work -- and I'm SO GLAD I DID. Michael was amazing. He was there to capture all of the little moments that were important to me in my wedding, without being obtrusive.Sent on 03/11/2019
My husband is notorious for being a poor subject for photos -- he never looks like himself because he gets all stiff. Michael and my husband got along so well, it was like they were old friends. It's amazing how this made the whole wedding seem more at ease.
Michael's photos capture the essence of the moments -- the emotions that bring the wedding day back to life when you look at them years later. Things like a curious child, a father looking at his newborn baby (my wedding was very kid friendly), and my exasperated husband.
I also wanted "the photo" -- you know what I'm talking about -- the photo that encapsulates all of the reasons why you hire a photographer in the first place -- the quintessential photo that says -- "THAT was my wedding" -- and Nilas gave that to me. I'll forever be grateful for that.
Take a look at his portfolio, and if you like his photos, hire this guy. I totally recommend him. My family was so impressed with his pictures, in fact, that he's photographing my brother's wedding in July!
Hannah · Married on 02/24/2017
Michael shot our wedding in February, and we couldn't be happier with the results! He made sure to capture every special moment from beginning to end, and provided a wide variety of elegant and fun photos that truly showed what a fantastic day it was. He also did a great job of locating beautiful and unique backgrounds for our pre-ceremony photos, as well as our engagement photos. We would highly recommend Nilas Photography for any occasion!Sent on 05/09/2017
Nicole · Married on 03/20/2016
Michael is professional and very flexible. We wanted professional photographs but didn't want to break the bank and he was definitely our man. He really caught some beautiful moments and some great expressions. I would absolutely use him again for a wedding or any other photography needs.Sent on 04/14/2016
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