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Lauriel-Arwen Photography

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

Portland, OR 97214 US (map)

PHONE

360-402-9254

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ABOUT US

Hello and welcome to my site! I am a photographer that specializes in portrait, event, wedding, band and travel photography. In particular, I love telling stories through pictures and I... Read more
Hello and welcome to my site! I am a photographer that specializes in portrait, event, wedding, band and travel photography. In particular, I love telling stories through pictures and I have an eye for the interesting and different. I take a minimalistic "organic" approach to my photography and use natural lighting, make minimal computer edits and try to capture the feeling of a moment and not create an artificial one.

I fell into the world of photography when I was given a camera as a gift at just 9 years old. For the first few years I took lots of blurry pictures of my friends and any animals that I came across, but I stuck with it and started to become interested in how photography was a way that I could communicate how I saw the world. Through that exploration I began to take pictures of people when they weren't looking. I wanted to tell the true story of a person and how they interacted with the world around them. I found beauty in ordinary actions and became excited to capture moments that told a story about someones life. During high school I set up a dark room in my Mother's basement and began developing and printing my own black and white photography. Then when I went off to College I began taking photography classes and working in the dark room on campus. I did three major documentary photography projects during my first year of school in which I focused on current activist movements including documenting protests and the people involved. For the next many years I traveled around the globe documenting the places and people I saw and becoming more inspired to tell stories through pictures. I was able to publish some of my photography and writings in our school news paper and share my stories with others. During this time I also started freelance work doing portrait photography for families, students, graduations and engagements. More recently I have been shooting bands, weddings and large events. During the summer of 2010, I decided to transition from film into digital photography (a little late I know...but, I love film!) and embrace technology. I started a blog, created a website, started an online photo gallery and began the task of transferring tens of thousands of prints into digital form. This has been a daunting and exciting task!

In addition to my passion for photography, I have a strong personal commitment to environmental and social justice and I have a B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Environmental Science and Cultural Studies and I am about to complete my M.A. in Sustainability Education from Portland State University. As I move forward with my photography business I always keep my other passions in mind and I will continue work to help create a more livable, environmentally sustainable world each and every day I am alive!

I hope you enjoy what you see!
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No

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Sarah
Wedding:
8/28/2010
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Lauriel is just getting started as a professional photographer but she's been taking photos for years and her skill is evident is all that she does. She did an amazing job at my wedding and gave me breathtaking pictures of my entire event. She has the ability to stealthily take fantastic, intimate photos without being noticed. She listened to what we wanted, disappeared, and then gave us pictures more beautiful than we imagined. She is great to work with, is amazingly affordable, and produces awesome work. Could not be happier!
Lauriel is just getting started as a professional photographer but she's been taking photos for years and her skill is Read more...
Lauriel is just getting started as a professional photographer but she's been taking photos for years and her skill is evident is all that she does. She did an amazing job at my wedding and gave me breathtaking pictures of my entire event. She has the ability to stealthily take fantastic, intimate photos without being noticed. She listened to what we wanted, disappeared, and then gave us pictures more beautiful than we imagined. She is great to work with, is amazingly affordable, and produces awesome work. Could not be happier! Read less
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brittany_d
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Lauriel was absolutely wonderful! She was clear and communicative and put me at ease (which is a big task for a bride on her wedding day:). The photos are beautiful and exactly what we were hoping for. She is highly recommended!
Lauriel was absolutely wonderful! She was clear and communicative and put me at ease (which is a big task for a bride on Read more...
Lauriel was absolutely wonderful! She was clear and communicative and put me at ease (which is a big task for a bride on her wedding day:). The photos are beautiful and exactly what we were hoping for. She is highly recommended! Read less
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