Steele Photography

Portland , OR


737 SW 17th Ave
Portland, OR US 97205 (map)




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We are Chris & JD - A talented, fun loving, creative, husband and wife professional photography team. All of our wedding packages include both of us working hard to make your day the... Read more
We are Chris & JD - A talented, fun loving, creative, husband and wife professional photography team. All of our wedding packages include both of us working hard to make your day the most amazing experience possible.

Check out some of the links below and see how hiring photographers that specialize in weddings makes a huge difference!

Our Website - www.steelephotos.com

See some featured weddings and engagements - HERE!

Check out what a few of our past clients have said about us - LOVE NOTES

We only work with 25 couples each year to ensure that every client gets amazing service and our full attention. We'd love to chat with you about your day and answer any questions you have. Contact us any time! Read less




What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We do artistic enhancements to images that are used in any albums or large prints we produce (16x20 and up). However, our enhancements are not "harsh" or "over processed" looking and meant to subtly draw the eye to an area or create a mood or feel.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We are professional wedding photographers. We can, and do, shoot in almost every lighting situation imaginable. Mixed light, low light, harsh light, you name it - we have you covered. =)
Is your media preference film or digital?
We shoot only digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
Always two of us at every wedding!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
The only way we will not show up at an event is if we are dead. If that's the case, please try not to be too mad at us and know that we are probably still trying to get there!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Nope. We only work with 25 couples a year to ensure everyone has our best service and full attention.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. We have a network of photographers we are friends with that can help if needed.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We typically bring 4 cameras, a slew of lenses, 3-4 lights, stands, triggers, etc.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely! We wouldn't walk across a tightrope without a net either!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Our packages include a set number of hours but can be customized by adding additional hours.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. $300/hr total for both of us.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We try to take a quick break when everyone else is eating. It doesn't always happen, but we definitely feel better when we get some fuel during the day. Meals are appreciated, but not required.
Do you charge for travel?
We charge for travel for anything over 150 miles from Portland, OR.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Approx 6 weeks after the wedding day.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Custom online gallery that can be shared with family and friends.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Gallery stays online for 6 months. The proofs are included on a DVD given to the client that is theirs to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes. However, we issue a release for personal use and print rights to our clients.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
No. Well, sorta.... Our clients are free to publish the photos online and share with their family and friends. We encourage it! We love seeing our work pop up on Facebook pages and blogs around the web.
 Selling the image(s) to a magazine or other publication for profit is not allowed.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yep! It's a digital age and everyone wants to email, Facebook, blog, and tweet their awesome images all over the place. We provide web optimized images along with high resolution files to make this easy for our clients.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, in a custom private gallery.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer custom guest books and the best leather bound flush mount albums in the industry.
When will the client get the final album?
Album design is different for every client. Some want to be very involved, some don't. Every thing we do is custom and on an individual basis so delivery times vary. Our clients are kept in the loop and know what's going on every step of the way.


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There are not enough 5's on this review to describe how wonderful Steele Photography is!!!! They are masters at their craft and leave you with beautiful images of your day! In a situation like this it can be uncomfortable getting your photo taken for hours. Chris and JD make you feel so comfortable and you end up having a blast, which shows in the photos.
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Chris went out of his way to make sure that the wedding photography part of our wedding day was stress-free and fun. His pictures are gorgeous, and it was a great value. Thank you!
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Chris and Jd did an amazing job at our wedding and on our engagement photos. They really make you feel comfortable, relaxed and natural. Their photojournalism style was just what we were looking for and the photos were very professional. We were very happy with the quality of service and the products. I highly recommend them for any photography needs.
Services Used: Photography
Chris is a fantastic photographer. He provided direction during both our engagement and wedding day shoots, maintained a high level of professionalism while communicating with my wife and I on a personal level that made us feel very comfortable. He had creative ideas and experience that led to wonderful images of our day that we will cherish forever.
Services Used: Photography
The team of Chris & JD is AMAZING! They did our engagement photos, wedding photos, and JD was my make up artist! They are the BEST!!! A+++++++ Amazing work, punctual, professional, and SO easy to work with! Highly Recommend!
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Photography


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