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Steele Photography

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

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503-902-5049

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ABOUT US

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
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
These guys are seriously fantastic! I am so glad I booked them as my wedding photographers. They were so professional, so easy-going, so on point. I actually got compliments on them from other guests throughout the wedding, just saying that every time anything happens, they’ve noticed the photographers, in the background, getting every single shot.

I knew I wanted two photographers, but these two are a seriously good team. They worked so well off each other throughout the entire wedding. They took tons of beautiful getting ready shots. They asked me for a list of any particular photos I wanted and then went out of their way to make sure they got them. We breezed through the formals and didn’t hold people up too long. Never did anyone have to go find the photographers; they were always right there, capturing every little moment. When I got my photos, there were tons that I didn’t even realize they were taking.

I can’t believe how good my photos look, and there are so many! And I know people always say there are a ton because lots are blurry or out-of-focus or at a bad angle. But this is absolutely not the case. There is not one single blurry or out-of-focus picture. There are maybe 10 or 20 that are kind of boring…out of hundreds and hundreds. You have to actually go out of your way to find a photo that is…meh, ok. There isn’t a single photo that is actually bad, or has red eye, or that I wouldn’t be happy to have hanging on my wall. I have no idea how I’m possibly going to weed down the number that make it in the album, there are just too many good photos. And hardly any are duplicates, they are almost all totally different photos.

These are two of the most professional, talented, and fun-to-work-with wedding photographers in Portland. I absolutely recommend hiring them for your wedding if you want top-of-the-line photos and albums, a stress-free photographer experience, and a really fun day overall.
These guys are seriously fantastic! I am so glad I booked them as my wedding photographers. They were so professional, so Read more...
These guys are seriously fantastic! I am so glad I booked them as my wedding photographers. They were so professional, so easy-going, so on point. I actually got compliments on them from other guests throughout the wedding, just saying that every time anything happens, they’ve noticed the photographers, in the background, getting every single shot.

I knew I wanted two photographers, but these two are a seriously good team. They worked so well off each other throughout the entire wedding. They took tons of beautiful getting ready shots. They asked me for a list of any particular photos I wanted and then went out of their way to make sure they got them. We breezed through the formals and didn’t hold people up too long. Never did anyone have to go find the photographers; they were always right there, capturing every little moment. When I got my photos, there were tons that I didn’t even realize they were taking.

I can’t believe how good my photos look, and there are so many! And I know people always say there are a ton because lots are blurry or out-of-focus or at a bad angle. But this is absolutely not the case. There is not one single blurry or out-of-focus picture. There are maybe 10 or 20 that are kind of boring…out of hundreds and hundreds. You have to actually go out of your way to find a photo that is…meh, ok. There isn’t a single photo that is actually bad, or has red eye, or that I wouldn’t be happy to have hanging on my wall. I have no idea how I’m possibly going to weed down the number that make it in the album, there are just too many good photos. And hardly any are duplicates, they are almost all totally different photos.

These are two of the most professional, talented, and fun-to-work-with wedding photographers in Portland. I absolutely recommend hiring them for your wedding if you want top-of-the-line photos and albums, a stress-free photographer experience, and a really fun day overall. Read less
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Chelsee
Wedding:
7/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Chris and jD Steele are dream-makers. They have an eye for beauty and artistry that is undeniable. Not only are they incredible photographers, but also truly genuine people. Chris and jD helped guide my husband and I through the whole process-- from day one to the big day. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but the Steeles have established a system of organization that alleviates the uncertainty and panic. I can be a very anxious person, but jD and Chris were very supportive, almost like a best friend who happens to take absolutely stunning pictures! You are not just another gig to the Steeles, you become their friend, their family; shooting your wedding is not just a perfunctory job, it's an experience for all, filled with laughter and love.
On the day of my wedding, jD and Chris made my husband and I feel amazingly comfortable and actually like, really, really good-looking. We are not accustomed to posing or having our picture taken, but with the Steeles, we could just be natural and ourselves. The whole process felt organic.
When we received our pictures, my husband and I were astounded! We stayed up until the wee hours of the morning re-living our wedding shot by shot. The Steeles managed to capture every ounce of love and joy in each photograph. There aren't just a couple good shots; the entire wedding album is like an art exhibit, with each picture a story, a beautiful artifact from one of my favorite days in my life. If it seems like I'm being hyperbolic, simply scroll through their gallery: their work speaks for itself.
When your wedding day comes and goes, the only thing you have left is the memories in your heart and the pictures of those memories. I am beyond happy we went with Steele Photography and forever grateful for their unbelievable gift.
Chris and jD Steele are dream-makers. They have an eye for beauty and artistry that is undeniable. Not only are they Read more...
Chris and jD Steele are dream-makers. They have an eye for beauty and artistry that is undeniable. Not only are they incredible photographers, but also truly genuine people. Chris and jD helped guide my husband and I through the whole process-- from day one to the big day. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but the Steeles have established a system of organization that alleviates the uncertainty and panic. I can be a very anxious person, but jD and Chris were very supportive, almost like a best friend who happens to take absolutely stunning pictures! You are not just another gig to the Steeles, you become their friend, their family; shooting your wedding is not just a perfunctory job, it's an experience for all, filled with laughter and love.
On the day of my wedding, jD and Chris made my husband and I feel amazingly comfortable and actually like, really, really good-looking. We are not accustomed to posing or having our picture taken, but with the Steeles, we could just be natural and ourselves. The whole process felt organic.
When we received our pictures, my husband and I were astounded! We stayed up until the wee hours of the morning re-living our wedding shot by shot. The Steeles managed to capture every ounce of love and joy in each photograph. There aren't just a couple good shots; the entire wedding album is like an art exhibit, with each picture a story, a beautiful artifact from one of my favorite days in my life. If it seems like I'm being hyperbolic, simply scroll through their gallery: their work speaks for itself.
When your wedding day comes and goes, the only thing you have left is the memories in your heart and the pictures of those memories. I am beyond happy we went with Steele Photography and forever grateful for their unbelievable gift. Read less
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Shayna
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
If you're reading this you're likely newly engaged, so first and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS! You may also be feeling a bit overwhelmed with things on your "to-do list". Well another huge congratulations is in order because you JUST found YOUR photographers for your "big day" and can check that off your list! Having jD and Chris photograph our day was truly the best decision. They are PROs! Being a married couple themselves, they know what is important to the bride & groom. If you're anything like me, I had lots of questions and they had all the answers. Most importantly, they LISTEN to your wants and needs. One thing to consider is how you "feel" around your photographers, they are with you ALL day (on a very important day) and looking back we wouldn't have wanted to share our day with anyone but them. They are true professionals, timely, fun, and deliver beautiful photos. jD and Chris were our "calm" in the middle of a busy day and the trust instilled in them allowed us to enjoy our day and not be distracted by the little things. Your wedding day will fly by (I mean FLY by); and I couldn't be more thankful that Steele was there to capture the things that I missed or that were important to me so that I can cherish them for many years to come. Again, congratulations and cheers, to a lovely wedding day and the BEST photographers that will be there to catch it all!
If you're reading this you're likely newly engaged, so first and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS! You may also be feeling a bit Read more...
If you're reading this you're likely newly engaged, so first and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS! You may also be feeling a bit overwhelmed with things on your "to-do list". Well another huge congratulations is in order because you JUST found YOUR photographers for your "big day" and can check that off your list! Having jD and Chris photograph our day was truly the best decision. They are PROs! Being a married couple themselves, they know what is important to the bride & groom. If you're anything like me, I had lots of questions and they had all the answers. Most importantly, they LISTEN to your wants and needs. One thing to consider is how you "feel" around your photographers, they are with you ALL day (on a very important day) and looking back we wouldn't have wanted to share our day with anyone but them. They are true professionals, timely, fun, and deliver beautiful photos. jD and Chris were our "calm" in the middle of a busy day and the trust instilled in them allowed us to enjoy our day and not be distracted by the little things. Your wedding day will fly by (I mean FLY by); and I couldn't be more thankful that Steele was there to capture the things that I missed or that were important to me so that I can cherish them for many years to come. Again, congratulations and cheers, to a lovely wedding day and the BEST photographers that will be there to catch it all! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
6/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Definitely book these guys to photograph your wedding! They were so great to work with, they were fun, easy going and very accommodating! At our original engagement session location the weather looked pretty gloomy so they called us a couple hours before hand and suggested a new spot for better pictures. They take AMAZING photos! They are so creative and have just great ideas but also listen to you if there are specific poses or photos you want included. Plus they are a husband and wife couple so were able to take different angled photos at the same time of the same moment which was SO cool to have!
Definitely book these guys to photograph your wedding! They were so great to work with, they were fun, easy going and very Read more...
Definitely book these guys to photograph your wedding! They were so great to work with, they were fun, easy going and very accommodating! At our original engagement session location the weather looked pretty gloomy so they called us a couple hours before hand and suggested a new spot for better pictures. They take AMAZING photos! They are so creative and have just great ideas but also listen to you if there are specific poses or photos you want included. Plus they are a husband and wife couple so were able to take different angled photos at the same time of the same moment which was SO cool to have! Read less
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Jem
Wedding:
3/21/2016
5.0/5.0
After saying yes to the groom, choosing Steele Photography was probably the next best decision for our big day! From the first initial e-mail inquiries, meeting them for the first time, to the engagement shoot, weeks/days leading up to our date, and our big day, I admired how professional, comforting, and down-to-Earth Chris and Jd are. They're extremely skilled at their job and do it with incredible finesse that you're having so much fun in the process!!! As I scroll through wedding pictures, I relive those little moments, feelings, and memories all over again. It is more than I could have ever asked for. I even have numerous family members jealous of the quality of our photos compared to their own wedding ;)

To highlight the work of Chris & Jd is easy, but there are so many behind the camera tasks they excelled at that blew me away. I felt like a valued customer when they asked for our expectations of wedding photographers, incredibly special when receiving hand written notes from them, relieved when they called more than a week before the wedding to finalize little details, and I felt in great hands the day of the wedding in every single aspect.

To those seeking out wedding photographers, look no further... Steele Photography is an amazing duo that will make this experience unforgettable and exciting!
After saying yes to the groom, choosing Steele Photography was probably the next best decision for our big day! From the Read more...
After saying yes to the groom, choosing Steele Photography was probably the next best decision for our big day! From the first initial e-mail inquiries, meeting them for the first time, to the engagement shoot, weeks/days leading up to our date, and our big day, I admired how professional, comforting, and down-to-Earth Chris and Jd are. They're extremely skilled at their job and do it with incredible finesse that you're having so much fun in the process!!! As I scroll through wedding pictures, I relive those little moments, feelings, and memories all over again. It is more than I could have ever asked for. I even have numerous family members jealous of the quality of our photos compared to their own wedding ;)

To highlight the work of Chris & Jd is easy, but there are so many behind the camera tasks they excelled at that blew me away. I felt like a valued customer when they asked for our expectations of wedding photographers, incredibly special when receiving hand written notes from them, relieved when they called more than a week before the wedding to finalize little details, and I felt in great hands the day of the wedding in every single aspect.

To those seeking out wedding photographers, look no further... Steele Photography is an amazing duo that will make this experience unforgettable and exciting! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Like many other clients of Steele Photography, we cannot tell you how great Chris and jD were to work with leading up to and during our big day. Here are a few specific examples of how Steele Photography made our wedding unforgettable.
1. Organization – you cannot ask for a more dedicated and organized (married!) team to help keep everything straight leading up to your wedding. They helped keep us & our families on track during the day and even called ahead to our reception venue before leaving the church to let them know we were running a little behind schedule!
2. Technology – Steele’s freedom gallery made receiving, viewing, and sharing our photos with friends and family incredibly easy. The online gallery allowed us to favorite photos & order high quality online prints, while also being able to share links with friends to download any of our images.
3. Pricing Structure – you get rights to ALL of your photos for one price, including a free engagement session and consultations regarding your wedding timeline (this was very helpful).
4. Personality –We met Chris & jD for the first time over happy hour drinks to discuss our style, venue, date, budget, etc. and left knowing they were the right photographers for us. They instantly felt like friends, rather than just vendors and their passion for their job truly shines through! On our wedding day they helped us & our guests have fun &feel comfortable in front of the camera – resulting in some amazing photos.
Though we could go on and on about Chris and jD, the main reason you should book Steele Photography as your wedding photographers is their high quality photos. Their work is truly second to none. When we view our wedding photos for the first time, I found myself sitting in front of my computer with tears in my eyes – their photos transported us back to our wedding day and we felt like we were re-living that magical day. We can’t thank Steele Photography enough for all they did to make our wedding day so
Like many other clients of Steele Photography, we cannot tell you how great Chris and jD were to work with leading up to Read more...
Like many other clients of Steele Photography, we cannot tell you how great Chris and jD were to work with leading up to and during our big day. Here are a few specific examples of how Steele Photography made our wedding unforgettable.
1. Organization – you cannot ask for a more dedicated and organized (married!) team to help keep everything straight leading up to your wedding. They helped keep us & our families on track during the day and even called ahead to our reception venue before leaving the church to let them know we were running a little behind schedule!
2. Technology – Steele’s freedom gallery made receiving, viewing, and sharing our photos with friends and family incredibly easy. The online gallery allowed us to favorite photos & order high quality online prints, while also being able to share links with friends to download any of our images.
3. Pricing Structure – you get rights to ALL of your photos for one price, including a free engagement session and consultations regarding your wedding timeline (this was very helpful).
4. Personality –We met Chris & jD for the first time over happy hour drinks to discuss our style, venue, date, budget, etc. and left knowing they were the right photographers for us. They instantly felt like friends, rather than just vendors and their passion for their job truly shines through! On our wedding day they helped us & our guests have fun &feel comfortable in front of the camera – resulting in some amazing photos.
Though we could go on and on about Chris and jD, the main reason you should book Steele Photography as your wedding photographers is their high quality photos. Their work is truly second to none. When we view our wedding photos for the first time, I found myself sitting in front of my computer with tears in my eyes – their photos transported us back to our wedding day and we felt like we were re-living that magical day. We can’t thank Steele Photography enough for all they did to make our wedding day so Read less
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Spencer & David
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
JD and Chris are simply the BEST! We met with 4-5 photographers before meeting with Steele and we saved the best for last. It was really important to not just be a number with our photographers. We were going to spend a lot of time with them so it was important for us to mesh well with whoever we chose. From the moment we met at Starbucks we knew we didn't need to meet anyone else. Not only does their work speak for itself but they are the most kind and sincere vendor we had. It was like we had known them our whole lives. We met for our engagement session on a gorgeous day in the Pearl and they warmed us up to the lens and made us feel so comfortable. It was a great chance to get to know how they work and a little prep for the BIG DAY. Our photos of course turned out perfect. On our wedding day JD and Chris were silently there in the background with a smile on their face. They made sure we were running on schedule and captured everything we wanted them to and more. If you're looking for a wedding photographer don't look ANY further! Meet with JD and Chris and fall in love with them and their work just like we did! ~S&D
JD and Chris are simply the BEST! We met with 4-5 photographers before meeting with Steele and we saved the best for last. Read more...
JD and Chris are simply the BEST! We met with 4-5 photographers before meeting with Steele and we saved the best for last. It was really important to not just be a number with our photographers. We were going to spend a lot of time with them so it was important for us to mesh well with whoever we chose. From the moment we met at Starbucks we knew we didn't need to meet anyone else. Not only does their work speak for itself but they are the most kind and sincere vendor we had. It was like we had known them our whole lives. We met for our engagement session on a gorgeous day in the Pearl and they warmed us up to the lens and made us feel so comfortable. It was a great chance to get to know how they work and a little prep for the BIG DAY. Our photos of course turned out perfect. On our wedding day JD and Chris were silently there in the background with a smile on their face. They made sure we were running on schedule and captured everything we wanted them to and more. If you're looking for a wedding photographer don't look ANY further! Meet with JD and Chris and fall in love with them and their work just like we did! ~S&D Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about these two! They were responsive throughtout everything from the first meeting through to the wedding... jD basically helped me plan the wedding with her wealth of vendor knowledge. They were super friendly and just really FUN to be around. And the pictures... OMG... everyone looks so pretty, the scenery looks lovely, every detail is captured, and with their gallery it is so easy to share the photos, which for me is great since most of my friends and family live far away. They are spectacular photogs and once you meet them- you will want to hire them... and I promise you will not regret that decision!!
I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about these two! They were responsive throughtout everything from the first Read more...
I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about these two! They were responsive throughtout everything from the first meeting through to the wedding... jD basically helped me plan the wedding with her wealth of vendor knowledge. They were super friendly and just really FUN to be around. And the pictures... OMG... everyone looks so pretty, the scenery looks lovely, every detail is captured, and with their gallery it is so easy to share the photos, which for me is great since most of my friends and family live far away. They are spectacular photogs and once you meet them- you will want to hire them... and I promise you will not regret that decision!! Read less
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Jannette
Wedding:
9/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris and JD are the best photographers, EVER! I didn't waste my time meeting with other photographers because I knew instantly when I saw them at a bridal convention, that they were the ones for us. They have been doing this for a while, especially Chris, so I was comfortable enough to put complete trust in them. Chris kept us on time throughout the day and I loved how JD focused on the tiny details. They are both very professional and serious about their job but they know how to have fun as well. We currently have our engagement album and are extremely happy with how beautiful it turned out. Our wedding pictures are to die for and I cannot stop looking at them! We are anxious as we wait for our wedding album but I'm sure it will turn out just as beautiful and worth the wait! Their work is beyond amazing! You will not regret hiring them!
Chris and JD are the best photographers, EVER! I didn't waste my time meeting with other photographers because I knew Read more...
Chris and JD are the best photographers, EVER! I didn't waste my time meeting with other photographers because I knew instantly when I saw them at a bridal convention, that they were the ones for us. They have been doing this for a while, especially Chris, so I was comfortable enough to put complete trust in them. Chris kept us on time throughout the day and I loved how JD focused on the tiny details. They are both very professional and serious about their job but they know how to have fun as well. We currently have our engagement album and are extremely happy with how beautiful it turned out. Our wedding pictures are to die for and I cannot stop looking at them! We are anxious as we wait for our wedding album but I'm sure it will turn out just as beautiful and worth the wait! Their work is beyond amazing! You will not regret hiring them! Read less
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Ahzha
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris and JD did an amazing job taking our wedding and engagement photos! The photos from our wedding perfectly captured every detail of our day. They instantly make you feel comfortable with them and in front of the camera, and that really shows in all the pictures. I highly recommend these two because their photos are top of the line, you get two photographers for the price of one (essential for getting all the best wedding photos), and they are just really nice and fun people.
Chris and JD did an amazing job taking our wedding and engagement photos! The photos from our wedding perfectly captured Read more...
Chris and JD did an amazing job taking our wedding and engagement photos! The photos from our wedding perfectly captured every detail of our day. They instantly make you feel comfortable with them and in front of the camera, and that really shows in all the pictures. I highly recommend these two because their photos are top of the line, you get two photographers for the price of one (essential for getting all the best wedding photos), and they are just really nice and fun people. Read less
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