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Scott McNamara Photography

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR 97214 US (map)

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Its amazing to think about what happens during a heartbeat. Your life can change in that split moment of time. A first kiss...a paused proposal...a vow.

My work captures... Read more
Its amazing to think about what happens during a heartbeat. Your life can change in that split moment of time. A first kiss...a paused proposal...a vow.

My work captures life...one shutter click..or heartbeat at a time in an approach known as freestyle photography.

What is freestyle? Freestyle is an open, boundary-less approach to wedding photography. As a freestyle photographer, I will combine the best elements of photojournalism, traditional, fine art and abstract styles. This will provide you with rich, varying, and truly unique images of the most important day of your life.

Freestyle even applies to the digital post-processing work I will do to your images after your wedding day. I will combine textures, vintage treatments, and other style elements that will further lend to the raw beauty and tell the story of your wedding day.

My work has been featured by the Associated Press, Anchorage Daily News, Yonhap News Agency, USA Today, and the Juneau Empire.

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Shannon
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found Scott by chance. We Google searched Trash The Dress Portland Oregon and he was the first to pull up. We had been looking for a wedding photographer for quite some time and knew it was what we wanted to lay the money down for. Pictures last forever so it was important to us that this be a photographer who would capture us as a couple in our true form not staged or posed like every other wedding photo. After meeting with Scott we knew he was the one the second he told us he used to be a wildlife photographer and had never shot an indoor wedding. It was a perfect match to our laid back life-style and our camp wedding. Not to mention the first photographer we could agree on, after looking at his pictures hands down he took the cake. My husband is in the creative biz as well and is VERY picky. VERY!
Scott was wonderful to work with, easy to get along with and quickly made himself a friend. He's very passionate about what he does and easily makes you feel comfortable with him. He captured our wedding perfectly and caught priceless moments that shouldn't be forgotten. When he showed us our wedding video there was a clip of me on the phone with my grandmother who passed away the day after our wedding. In all the hustle and bustle I thought I had forgotten to call her. It brought me to my knees to see me tell her one last time that I loved her and I'll have that forever.
Scott captured our engagement photos, wedding photos, and trash the dress. All of them turned out AWESOME! We were very happy with his work and with the awesome table topper book he provides that is specially made in Italy for you.
My husband and I found Scott by chance. We Google searched Trash The Dress Portland Oregon and he was the first to pull Read more...
My husband and I found Scott by chance. We Google searched Trash The Dress Portland Oregon and he was the first to pull up. We had been looking for a wedding photographer for quite some time and knew it was what we wanted to lay the money down for. Pictures last forever so it was important to us that this be a photographer who would capture us as a couple in our true form not staged or posed like every other wedding photo. After meeting with Scott we knew he was the one the second he told us he used to be a wildlife photographer and had never shot an indoor wedding. It was a perfect match to our laid back life-style and our camp wedding. Not to mention the first photographer we could agree on, after looking at his pictures hands down he took the cake. My husband is in the creative biz as well and is VERY picky. VERY!
Scott was wonderful to work with, easy to get along with and quickly made himself a friend. He's very passionate about what he does and easily makes you feel comfortable with him. He captured our wedding perfectly and caught priceless moments that shouldn't be forgotten. When he showed us our wedding video there was a clip of me on the phone with my grandmother who passed away the day after our wedding. In all the hustle and bustle I thought I had forgotten to call her. It brought me to my knees to see me tell her one last time that I loved her and I'll have that forever.
Scott captured our engagement photos, wedding photos, and trash the dress. All of them turned out AWESOME! We were very happy with his work and with the awesome table topper book he provides that is specially made in Italy for you. Read less
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Scott McNamara Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Shannon. Your wedding was AMAZING and will remain one of my faves. So glad to hear I captured your last conversation with your grandmother. THAT is why I love what I do - capturing moments like that so you can relive them forever. Thanks so much!!
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Pamela
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott is Incredible! He is friendly, considerate, profession - and his work is unlike anything else I've seen. It is artistic and so beautiful. His passion for photography is clearly visible in every photo he takes. He used the scenery to set the stage and really captured the essence of us in the images and told the story of our day through them.

The day after the wedding, we set out with Scott on a “Trash the Dress” photo shoot. I cannot recommend this enough – we road tripped all the way down the Florida Keys and back – stopping along the way to take some shots. We took photos everywhere from an abandoned construction project covered in graffiti to a lone mangrove tree on the edge of the ocean. The backdrops were outstanding and we look so amazing set in them.

We began the weekend as clients/vendor, but we absolutely parted ways as friends. Hire Scott McNamara for your wedding – you will not be disappointed. He is so talented and such a great guy. He really is the best you can find!
Scott is Incredible! He is friendly, considerate, profession - and his work is unlike anything else I've seen. It is Read more...
Scott is Incredible! He is friendly, considerate, profession - and his work is unlike anything else I've seen. It is artistic and so beautiful. His passion for photography is clearly visible in every photo he takes. He used the scenery to set the stage and really captured the essence of us in the images and told the story of our day through them.

The day after the wedding, we set out with Scott on a “Trash the Dress” photo shoot. I cannot recommend this enough – we road tripped all the way down the Florida Keys and back – stopping along the way to take some shots. We took photos everywhere from an abandoned construction project covered in graffiti to a lone mangrove tree on the edge of the ocean. The backdrops were outstanding and we look so amazing set in them.

We began the weekend as clients/vendor, but we absolutely parted ways as friends. Hire Scott McNamara for your wedding – you will not be disappointed. He is so talented and such a great guy. He really is the best you can find! Read less
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Scott McNamara Photography responded with the following comments:

Hey Pam! Thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of your beautiful wedding. We did part as friends and look forward to you guys visiting in Portland soon!!
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Shelly
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about working with Scott. We knew that we wanted a less traditional and more "editorial" approach to our wedding photos and Scott fit the bill perfectly. You'll still get the shots you want, he'll just add a creative twist or a subtle detail or a bit of a modern edge that will surprise and amaze. Looking at our wedding photos I find it hard to believe that's US in the pictures. They look straight out of a magazine.

Scott is also incredibly professional and doesn't make you or your guests feel awkward or like he's imposing himself on every big moment. In fact, I was surprised to see some of the shots because I had no idea he was even there! He also shoots video along with photos so you'll get a really cool added bonus. The video is currently circulating around to family and friends and making people cry coast to coast!

I love our wedding photos. I can't imagine not looking back on them a decade from now and still loving them as much as I day I first saw them. Everyone who has seen them comments on the beauty and uniqueness of every, single photo. We got shots at Pike Place Market in Seattle, against a wall of graffiti in Capitol Hill, even doing shots with some locals at a really cool diver bar across the street from our venue. (The shot of our guests looking at us through the window of the venue is priceless.)

Scott is a true talent. You'll feel incredibly special to be his "subjects" for the day. I feel truly lucky to have had him be part of our day.
I can not say enough good things about working with Scott. We knew that we wanted a less traditional and more "editorial" Read more...
I can not say enough good things about working with Scott. We knew that we wanted a less traditional and more "editorial" approach to our wedding photos and Scott fit the bill perfectly. You'll still get the shots you want, he'll just add a creative twist or a subtle detail or a bit of a modern edge that will surprise and amaze. Looking at our wedding photos I find it hard to believe that's US in the pictures. They look straight out of a magazine.

Scott is also incredibly professional and doesn't make you or your guests feel awkward or like he's imposing himself on every big moment. In fact, I was surprised to see some of the shots because I had no idea he was even there! He also shoots video along with photos so you'll get a really cool added bonus. The video is currently circulating around to family and friends and making people cry coast to coast!

I love our wedding photos. I can't imagine not looking back on them a decade from now and still loving them as much as I day I first saw them. Everyone who has seen them comments on the beauty and uniqueness of every, single photo. We got shots at Pike Place Market in Seattle, against a wall of graffiti in Capitol Hill, even doing shots with some locals at a really cool diver bar across the street from our venue. (The shot of our guests looking at us through the window of the venue is priceless.)

Scott is a true talent. You'll feel incredibly special to be his "subjects" for the day. I feel truly lucky to have had him be part of our day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Being a photographer myself, I get picky about many things. We knew Scott was the perfect fit, he was very helpful throughout our out of the country wedding. He is professional, creative, considerate, helpful and extremely friendly, all in one package. What more can you ask for from a great guy?
Being a photographer myself, I get picky about many things. We knew Scott was the perfect fit, he was very helpful Read more...
Being a photographer myself, I get picky about many things. We knew Scott was the perfect fit, he was very helpful throughout our out of the country wedding. He is professional, creative, considerate, helpful and extremely friendly, all in one package. What more can you ask for from a great guy? Read less
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Skong
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Scott is an amazing photographer. He went over and out of his way to meet all of our needs. Very professional & great attitude!!! Would definitely recommend him for your wedding!! You'll have no regrets!!
Scott is an amazing photographer. He went over and out of his way to meet all of our needs. Very professional & great Read more...
Scott is an amazing photographer. He went over and out of his way to meet all of our needs. Very professional & great attitude!!! Would definitely recommend him for your wedding!! You'll have no regrets!! Read less
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Joann
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.9/5.0
Scott took our engagement pictures (unfortunately due to scheduling, he couldn't do our wedding). I am a photographer myself, so I am incredibly picky - but Scott exceeded every expectation I had. I can't recommend him high enough. Hire him. You won't be sorry.
Scott took our engagement pictures (unfortunately due to scheduling, he couldn't do our wedding). I am a photographer Read more...
Scott took our engagement pictures (unfortunately due to scheduling, he couldn't do our wedding). I am a photographer myself, so I am incredibly picky - but Scott exceeded every expectation I had. I can't recommend him high enough. Hire him. You won't be sorry. Read less
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lisae
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with Scott as our wedding photographer! I wondered how it would feel to have a relative stranger with us during many of the more private moments on our wedding day, but Scott was so charming and easy to be with, that he made everyone feel instantly at ease. He was friendly, unobtrusive, and of course he passed the acid test - the photographs are fantastic! Looking back, I count hiring Scott as one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process.
We couldn't have been happier with Scott as our wedding photographer! I wondered how it would feel to have a relative Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with Scott as our wedding photographer! I wondered how it would feel to have a relative stranger with us during many of the more private moments on our wedding day, but Scott was so charming and easy to be with, that he made everyone feel instantly at ease. He was friendly, unobtrusive, and of course he passed the acid test - the photographs are fantastic! Looking back, I count hiring Scott as one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process. Read less
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Casroxy
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Scott was an excellent Photographer. He was very prompt with his responses, either returning my emails or my phone calls within 24 hours. He was very professional the entire time both in demeanor and attire. Scott did my engagement shoot, wedding, and an alternative shoot the day after the wedding, so we spent a lot of time together. He is very intuitive and creative; he has great ideas for shots that the common eye cannot see. He was very accomidating and easy to work with; my husband and I felt very comfortable around him. Several guests at the wedding commented that he blended in well and hardly knew he was there snapping photos, but that he was definitely capturing every moment. Scott is also very prompt in developing/publishing the shots that were taken. We were able to preview a sample within a matter of days and recieved all our shots in a couple of weeks. I would highly recommend Scott McNamara Photography to any bride, or couple, looking for a Photographer. He is much more than just a photographer : )
Scott was an excellent Photographer. He was very prompt with his responses, either returning my emails or my phone calls Read more...
Scott was an excellent Photographer. He was very prompt with his responses, either returning my emails or my phone calls within 24 hours. He was very professional the entire time both in demeanor and attire. Scott did my engagement shoot, wedding, and an alternative shoot the day after the wedding, so we spent a lot of time together. He is very intuitive and creative; he has great ideas for shots that the common eye cannot see. He was very accomidating and easy to work with; my husband and I felt very comfortable around him. Several guests at the wedding commented that he blended in well and hardly knew he was there snapping photos, but that he was definitely capturing every moment. Scott is also very prompt in developing/publishing the shots that were taken. We were able to preview a sample within a matter of days and recieved all our shots in a couple of weeks. I would highly recommend Scott McNamara Photography to any bride, or couple, looking for a Photographer. He is much more than just a photographer : ) Read less
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Janice C
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Scott did more than what we would dream of from a photographer. He showed up at 7am on the wedding day with a rake to help clean up the ceremony venue to ensure that it was 'picture perfect'. I definitely recommend him to all brides who are looking for a friendly, professional and creative photographer.
Scott did more than what we would dream of from a photographer. He showed up at 7am on the wedding day with a rake to help Read more...
Scott did more than what we would dream of from a photographer. He showed up at 7am on the wedding day with a rake to help clean up the ceremony venue to ensure that it was 'picture perfect'. I definitely recommend him to all brides who are looking for a friendly, professional and creative photographer. Read less
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Bridechilla
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Scott took our honeymoon pictures. I wanted to have a day with a photographer on our honeymoon because I couldn't stand the thought of being in paradise and having underwhelming pictures to show of one of the most special trips we would take in our life.

My husband and I had such a wonderful time working with him. I know typically husbands don't enjoy taking pictures much less taking time away from our honeymoon while in paradise {Kauai, HI} but my husband actually had lots of fun that day and the end pictures were worth every second we spent with Scott!

I recommend him to EVERYONE! He has a special eye for unique, out of this world photos. I have friends that referred him to us and people that we know that are now using him after seeing our pictures. Such an amazing photographer and overall awesome person!
Scott took our honeymoon pictures. I wanted to have a day with a photographer on our honeymoon because I couldn't stand Read more...
Scott took our honeymoon pictures. I wanted to have a day with a photographer on our honeymoon because I couldn't stand the thought of being in paradise and having underwhelming pictures to show of one of the most special trips we would take in our life.

My husband and I had such a wonderful time working with him. I know typically husbands don't enjoy taking pictures much less taking time away from our honeymoon while in paradise {Kauai, HI} but my husband actually had lots of fun that day and the end pictures were worth every second we spent with Scott!

I recommend him to EVERYONE! He has a special eye for unique, out of this world photos. I have friends that referred him to us and people that we know that are now using him after seeing our pictures. Such an amazing photographer and overall awesome person! Read less
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