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Aaronstadt Studios Photography

Portland , OR

LOCATION

Portland, OR 97215 US (map)

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971-235-4440

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ABOUT US

As a husband/wife team we've collaborated over the past ten years combining our individual sensibilities into a unique 'blended style'. We take the best elements of traditional and... Read more
As a husband/wife team we've collaborated over the past ten years combining our individual sensibilities into a unique 'blended style'. We take the best elements of traditional and contemporary photography to create images that tell the story of your weddingday. At times that means stepping back and quietly catching moments as they happen and at other times lending a hand to ensure every special event at your wedding is translated into a lasting memory.



After being partners, shooting over 500 weddings, we developed something like a dance, we know each other’s moves and coverage and we completely compliment each other.



We want you to trust that on your wedding day you can relax and enjoy yourself knowing we are capturing all the action, all the love, all the little moments and all of the details of the day.



Your memories are safe with us.

So, lets chat! coffee, tea, skype, lunch, email or even a phone call (usually works best). Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We offer black and white or sepia conversions at no charge! Spot Coloring (aka 'hand coloring') is quoted on a per project basis, We also work with our customers to custom design beautiful digital flush mount albums
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We've photographed over 500 weddings, we've see it all. From candlelight only events and overcast days to harsh sunlight, we can handle it with great results.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We photograph all of our weddings using high end professional Canon 'digital' equipment. Film, haven't used it in years. Digital has achieved the state where it is dependable and creates incredible quality photographs. All major publications and news agencies use digital. A print made from a decent sized digital file is indistinguishable from one made from film.
How many photographers do you work with?
Two, Patrice and Stephen, always. If you book with us you get us not a substitute, it doesn't matter if you choose to go with the most basic service we offer. It's a lot more fun to shoot with a partner, we get better coverage and you get more images.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Patrice and Stephen are the only photographers at Aaronstadt. We have never missed a wedding.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We never book more than one wedding a day. We want to devote all of our energies and focus to make the coverage the very best it can be.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have associations with many other photographers in the area. Many of them have actually been trained by us. In the unusual circumstance that we were not able to attend and photograph the wedding it would be covered.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We use professional Canon cameras, lenses and flashes. Our supplemental lighting (for formals and the photobooth) consists of Alien Bee mono-lights with wireless transceivers.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes; cameras, flashes, flashcards, strobes and brownies. We used to carry an additional inflatable photographer for those events where people didn't think that there were enough of us already but obnoxious guests kept poking it with a fork. It took too much of our time to patch the holes. Now, inflatable brides, grooms, bridal party members and guests are available but only by special request and must be reserved one year in advance.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Our price is organized by 'package' (more info is available on the website).
 However, time can be added to any package. We never leave an event before checking to see if you need us to stay longer
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We are always available if an event goes long. We charge $150/hr and bill in 1/2 hr increments ($75.00) We never do money 'stuff' on the day of the wedding, We would bill you later.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
If there is action going on we are shooting. There are 'moments' during the day when it is possible to 'take 5' without actually scheduling breaks into the day. We are provided meals my our clients.
Do you charge for travel?
We include 30 mile and 1 hour of travel with any package. Some of our more inclusive packages extend the mileage allowance to 2.5 hours and 100 miles. After the mileage allowance is met we charge .45/mile + $25./hr.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We post 30 - 35 i mages to our blog within days of the wedding then two to four weeks after the wedding we send an email notice and directions on how to access a private preview gallery for viewing your images
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Electronic online images.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The preview website is 'hosted' for six months with a six month extension upon request.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We 'share' the copyright with you.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
When we initiate a contract there is an area where you may give us permission to publish or not, it is up to you.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Every wedding includes copyright free reproduction quality digital files on DVD-ROM as well as images optimized for FaceBook
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. Once the images are carefully edited and arranged in a easy to view story of your wedding, they are uploaded to a password protected website where you and your family and friends can preview and/or order images.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer digital flush mount albums and coffee table books
When will the client get the final album?
That depends upon the type of album you decide to include in your package, how long it takes you to choose which images are going into it and in the case of a digital album, how long it takes for you to approve the design once we have created it.

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
9/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Stephen and Patrice were the best choice I could of made for our photography! They did an amazing job, making us all feel comfortable and relaxed. They work as a team and individuals to make sure all the great shots are captured! They have years of experience and helped the day run smoothly. Their companionship was something I could look forward to in my future with my husband!
Stephen and Patrice were the best choice I could of made for our photography! They did an amazing job, making us all feel Read more...
Stephen and Patrice were the best choice I could of made for our photography! They did an amazing job, making us all feel comfortable and relaxed. They work as a team and individuals to make sure all the great shots are captured! They have years of experience and helped the day run smoothly. Their companionship was something I could look forward to in my future with my husband! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Stephen and Patrice, the owners of Aaronstadt Studios Photography were an absolute joy to work with! We selected them because of the beautiful samples we saw and how warm and funny they were when we met with them. Another thing that was so wonderful was that they helped us plan the flow of the wedding day and because we followed their plan, we got hundreds of fabulous photos! While at the wedding they were funny, kind, and warm. They made us feel so comfortable that we could forget that we were being photographed, which made it so much fun and we ended up with a lot of great pictures! It's obvious that they love what they do and that they have been doing it for years. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any couple and I will definitely use them for future photography projects.
Stephen and Patrice, the owners of Aaronstadt Studios Photography were an absolute joy to work with! We selected them Read more...
Stephen and Patrice, the owners of Aaronstadt Studios Photography were an absolute joy to work with! We selected them because of the beautiful samples we saw and how warm and funny they were when we met with them. Another thing that was so wonderful was that they helped us plan the flow of the wedding day and because we followed their plan, we got hundreds of fabulous photos! While at the wedding they were funny, kind, and warm. They made us feel so comfortable that we could forget that we were being photographed, which made it so much fun and we ended up with a lot of great pictures! It's obvious that they love what they do and that they have been doing it for years. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any couple and I will definitely use them for future photography projects. Read less
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Kass
Wedding:
1/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Stephen and Patrice did a fantastic job with both our engagement and our wedding photography and we could not have been happier! They were innovative and spontaneous, capitalizing on spur of the moment shots which truly captured the spirit of the day. They were both fun and easy to work with and made the day feel very relaxed. In the background, they found time to create incredible still life photos, incorporating our rings, flowers, and other accessories. And the wedding pics turned out amazing!

One thing I thought was unique was that our pre-wedding meeting included a tutorial session on how to make the shots come out better, i.e. how to hold the ring so that your hand doesn’t block the picture of it going onto the finger, where to hold your hands during the first dance so your faces can be seen, etc., VERY helpful, as we wouldn’t have known any of that if they hadn’t shown us!
Stephen and Patrice did a fantastic job with both our engagement and our wedding photography and we could not have been Read more...
Stephen and Patrice did a fantastic job with both our engagement and our wedding photography and we could not have been happier! They were innovative and spontaneous, capitalizing on spur of the moment shots which truly captured the spirit of the day. They were both fun and easy to work with and made the day feel very relaxed. In the background, they found time to create incredible still life photos, incorporating our rings, flowers, and other accessories. And the wedding pics turned out amazing!

One thing I thought was unique was that our pre-wedding meeting included a tutorial session on how to make the shots come out better, i.e. how to hold the ring so that your hand doesn’t block the picture of it going onto the finger, where to hold your hands during the first dance so your faces can be seen, etc., VERY helpful, as we wouldn’t have known any of that if they hadn’t shown us! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Stephan and Patrice are an amazing team and did an excellent job at our wedding on Dec 30th, 2012 at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City. Even the guests were commenting how professional and organized they were during the event. Every aspect of the wedding was captured, the final photos far exceeded our expectations and most importantly of all, they made it FUN!\r\nWe first meet with them a few months prior to the wedding. After the first meeting, we knew immediately we had to have them photograph our big day. Stephan and Patrice are very entertaining, very easy to talk to and have lots of great ideas for the big day. They even have tips (such as how to hold the ring) for the best photos.\r\nThe day of the wedding, they arrived right on time and got started right away. During the entire event, we could always count on one of them being nearby when we wanted certain photos with people or locations.\r\nWe highly recommend the team and will be using them for our future photography needs.\r\n
Stephan and Patrice are an amazing team and did an excellent job at our wedding on Dec 30th, 2012 at the Abernethy Center Read more...
Stephan and Patrice are an amazing team and did an excellent job at our wedding on Dec 30th, 2012 at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City. Even the guests were commenting how professional and organized they were during the event. Every aspect of the wedding was captured, the final photos far exceeded our expectations and most importantly of all, they made it FUN!\r\nWe first meet with them a few months prior to the wedding. After the first meeting, we knew immediately we had to have them photograph our big day. Stephan and Patrice are very entertaining, very easy to talk to and have lots of great ideas for the big day. They even have tips (such as how to hold the ring) for the best photos.\r\nThe day of the wedding, they arrived right on time and got started right away. During the entire event, we could always count on one of them being nearby when we wanted certain photos with people or locations.\r\nWe highly recommend the team and will be using them for our future photography needs.\r\n Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I would recommend Aaronstadt Studios Photography to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer. One of my favorite things about them is that you are really getting two photographers for the price of one. It was so nice to be able to have a photographer with me and my bridesmaids while I was getting ready, but also a photographer that was with the guys while my husband was getting ready. Stephen and Patrice make a great team. They are a perfect combination of serious and fun! Our pictures turned out great! I can't wait to get them all back. The prices were very reasonable for what we received in our package. My husband has commented several times what wonderful work they do and how great the pictures have turned out. They really are amazing...if anything go to their website and check out some of their blog samples. I promise you won't be disappointed.
My husband and I would recommend Aaronstadt Studios Photography to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer. One of Read more...
My husband and I would recommend Aaronstadt Studios Photography to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer. One of my favorite things about them is that you are really getting two photographers for the price of one. It was so nice to be able to have a photographer with me and my bridesmaids while I was getting ready, but also a photographer that was with the guys while my husband was getting ready. Stephen and Patrice make a great team. They are a perfect combination of serious and fun! Our pictures turned out great! I can't wait to get them all back. The prices were very reasonable for what we received in our package. My husband has commented several times what wonderful work they do and how great the pictures have turned out. They really are amazing...if anything go to their website and check out some of their blog samples. I promise you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Aaronstadt Studios Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Dana. You and Warren were such a pleaure to work with. That always makes for great pictures. Thank you also for suggesting couples check out our Blog/Sample weddings. We post around 30 images about a half week after the wedding and have been doing that for the last couple of years so there are lots of weddings to see. Those same images are also provided at Facebook size. We hope you took advantage of those. By the way, Stephen is designing your album right now!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
these guys were wonderful. they kept our wedding running smoothly and helped to keep us on schedule better than our wedding planner did! i strongly suggest using them. they took beautiful photos of us and kept us laughing and having fun.
these guys were wonderful. they kept our wedding running smoothly and helped to keep us on schedule better than our Read more...
these guys were wonderful. they kept our wedding running smoothly and helped to keep us on schedule better than our wedding planner did! i strongly suggest using them. they took beautiful photos of us and kept us laughing and having fun. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Stephan and Patrice are an amazing team and did an excellent job at our wedding on Dec 30th, 2012 at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City. Even the guests were commenting how professional and organized they were during the event. Every aspect of the wedding was captured, the final photos far exceeded our expectations and most importantly of all, they made it FUN!
We first meet with them a few months prior to the wedding. After the first meeting, we knew immediately we had to have them photograph our big day. Stephan and Patrice are very entertaining, very easy to talk to and have lots of great ideas for the big day. They even have tips (such as how to hold the ring) for the best photos.
The day of the wedding, they arrived right on time and got started right away. During the entire event, we could always count on one of them being nearby when we wanted certain photos with people or locations.
We highly recommend the team and will be using them for our future photography needs.
Stephan and Patrice are an amazing team and did an excellent job at our wedding on Dec 30th, 2012 at the Abernethy Center Read more...
Stephan and Patrice are an amazing team and did an excellent job at our wedding on Dec 30th, 2012 at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City. Even the guests were commenting how professional and organized they were during the event. Every aspect of the wedding was captured, the final photos far exceeded our expectations and most importantly of all, they made it FUN!
We first meet with them a few months prior to the wedding. After the first meeting, we knew immediately we had to have them photograph our big day. Stephan and Patrice are very entertaining, very easy to talk to and have lots of great ideas for the big day. They even have tips (such as how to hold the ring) for the best photos.
The day of the wedding, they arrived right on time and got started right away. During the entire event, we could always count on one of them being nearby when we wanted certain photos with people or locations.
We highly recommend the team and will be using them for our future photography needs. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Our day was captured gracefully by Stephen & Patrice. As a team they work like a well oiled machine. They don't miss a shot and all their photos were gorgeous!
Our day was captured gracefully by Stephen & Patrice. As a team they work like a well oiled machine. They don't miss a Read more...
Our day was captured gracefully by Stephen & Patrice. As a team they work like a well oiled machine. They don't miss a shot and all their photos were gorgeous! Read less
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courtney
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We love our pictures and can't wait to see the rest!! We hope to work with them again soon!
We love our pictures and can't wait to see the rest!! We hope to work with them again soon!
We love our pictures and can't wait to see the rest!! We hope to work with them again soon! Read less
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Aaronstadt Studios Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Courtney. Maybe we can get together to do a protrait session to celebrate your first year together as husband and wife. I hope you've had a chance by now to print some pictures from both your wedding and photobooth DVD's. I can't think of a better backdrop than Bridal Veil Lakes. You and Danny were just adorable together.
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Kim
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.5/5.0
We had a great time with all of the photo's and made so many memorable moments. I was so impressed when I saw all 350 pictures turned out amazing not one bad picture!! That's the best thing..

Dominic & Kim Cia
We had a great time with all of the photo's and made so many memorable moments. I was so impressed when I saw all 350 Read more...
We had a great time with all of the photo's and made so many memorable moments. I was so impressed when I saw all 350 pictures turned out amazing not one bad picture!! That's the best thing..

Dominic & Kim Cia Read less
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Aaronstadt Studios Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Dominic & Ken for your great review. However, I think you may have a typo here as your final image count came to 562 images. Please let us know if you are having a problem with your DVD and we will take care of it right away. Most weddings we cover end up with around 600 printable and FaceBook size images on their DVD. Cheers,

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