130x130_sq_1391578829340-turn-loose-the-art-portland-wedding-photographer

Turn Loose The Art

Portland , OR

LOCATION

16617 NW Avondale Drive
Portland, OR US 97006 (map)
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Portland wedding photographers Turn Loose the Art is the team of Joe Rumore and Britney Gardner, photographing weddings in Portland, Oregon, in New York, Southern California and beyond... Read more
Portland wedding photographers Turn Loose the Art is the team of Joe Rumore and Britney Gardner, photographing weddings in Portland, Oregon, in New York, Southern California and beyond to include destination weddings around the globe. While in their hometown they also are Portland portrait photographers.

As a boutique photography studio specializing in artistic wedding photography and creative family portrait photography, we want to help you create photographs with personal meaning and unique touches that tell about you as a person.

See the latest on our website and blog! Read less
Photography

PHOTOS

130x130_sq_1194881111421-wed13
130x130_sq_1194881144359-wed31
130x130_sq_1194881163843-wed32
130x130_sq_1194881185359-wed38
130x130_sq_1194881202109-wed41
130x130_sq_1194881230968-wed045
130x130_sq_1194881247062-wed050
130x130_sq_1194881271625-wed062
130x130_sq_1194881293531-wed067
130x130_sq_1194881315750-wed076
130x130_sq_1194881413843-wed087
130x130_sq_1194881437953-wed089
130x130_sq_1194881463203-016ej
130x130_sq_1194881487437-ana011
130x130_sq_1194881505703-es005
130x130_sq_1194881526687-es001
130x130_sq_1194881558281-es019
130x130_sq_1194881595234-fea17
130x130_sq_1194881616875-fea20
130x130_sq_1194881642609-017fea
130x130_sq_1194881692296-08-09
130x130_sq_1194881731265-26-27
130x130_sq_1194881771921-msalb16-17
130x130_sq_1194881800515-r4
130x130_sq_1194881841671-032ej
130x130_sq_1194881892171-15

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We custom print all our Fine Art prints on archival, German bamboo art paper, finished with a beautiful matting to protect your prints.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
experience with all lighting and weather situations from sweltering humidity to gale force winds
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
2
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We only take a limited amount of commissions per year. Never more than one wedding per day - and we try to avoid more than one wedding on a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Absolutely. That's why it's so important to hire a professional photographer.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Multiple digital SLR camera bodies and lenses by Nikon; yep, we've got it covered
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have various hourly coverage options, though most wedding can be covered between 6 or 8 hours
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes, $350/hr
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes, meal breaks are good! Remember, a well-fed photographer is fueled and ready to photograph all the action that will happen at the reception (and not thinking about how hungry and tired he or she is) :)
Do you charge for travel?
Only for weddings outside of the Portland, New York and Los Angeles metro area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
typically 8-10 weeks till all your images are fully retouched and ready for your eyes!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proofing gallery; printed proofs are available for purchase
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes (that's how you found us here)!
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes, in addition to coverage rates
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
flushmount and couture hand-sewn. We have leather, non-leather and even vegan cover materials for you album
When will the client get the final album?
as soon as three months after the wedding, depending how soon you approve your album layout

REVIEWS

4.9
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
Sort by
Wwnetwork-128
Trunch103
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
When it came to our wedding, my wife and I decided the pictures were of highest priority. So much of the day flies by, but the pictures you can hold onto for a lifetime. We were exceptionally critical in our selection of photographers. Having seen Joe & Britney's work, we knew they were excellent, but they still blew our expectations out of the water. Each photograph was more breathtaking than the next. They captured every moment and strung them together to retell the story of our wedding. I am still mesmerized by their work. I give them the highest recommendation!
When it came to our wedding, my wife and I decided the pictures were of highest priority. So much of the day flies by, but Read more...
When it came to our wedding, my wife and I decided the pictures were of highest priority. So much of the day flies by, but the pictures you can hold onto for a lifetime. We were exceptionally critical in our selection of photographers. Having seen Joe & Britney's work, we knew they were excellent, but they still blew our expectations out of the water. Each photograph was more breathtaking than the next. They captured every moment and strung them together to retell the story of our wedding. I am still mesmerized by their work. I give them the highest recommendation! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Danielle
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, photography was of the utmost importance. We knew that our pictures would be the one tangible memory we would have to relive our special day for years to come. We wanted gorgeous pictures with a laid-back feel; artsy pictures that still illustrated who we are as a couple. We were so fortunate to find Turn Loose The Art because we got all that and more. Joe and Britney are the perfect team! Not only are they amazing photographers and masters of their craft, but they are wonderful people who are so easy to work with. I highly recommend them! Choosing Turn Loose The Art will be the best and easiest decision you will make during wedding planning.
When planning our wedding, photography was of the utmost importance. We knew that our pictures would be the one tangible Read more...
When planning our wedding, photography was of the utmost importance. We knew that our pictures would be the one tangible memory we would have to relive our special day for years to come. We wanted gorgeous pictures with a laid-back feel; artsy pictures that still illustrated who we are as a couple. We were so fortunate to find Turn Loose The Art because we got all that and more. Joe and Britney are the perfect team! Not only are they amazing photographers and masters of their craft, but they are wonderful people who are so easy to work with. I highly recommend them! Choosing Turn Loose The Art will be the best and easiest decision you will make during wedding planning. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Fawne
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Britney & Joe did an absolutley fantastic job of our wedding, couldn't be more thrilled with their pictures. They are a lovely couple with creative ideas for shots that just worked so well! They were brilliant to work with, even though we were in a different country they made things so easy. I would absolutley recommend them to anyone
Britney & Joe did an absolutley fantastic job of our wedding, couldn't be more thrilled with their pictures. They are a Read more...
Britney & Joe did an absolutley fantastic job of our wedding, couldn't be more thrilled with their pictures. They are a lovely couple with creative ideas for shots that just worked so well! They were brilliant to work with, even though we were in a different country they made things so easy. I would absolutley recommend them to anyone Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
JMills15
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Joe and Britney were an absolute PLEASURE to work with on my wedding day with my husband. They were willing and open to travel to different spots for a nice variety of photos (in fact, they insisted!!) I love that they aren't cookie cutter photographers and everyone that has seen the photos cannot believe how amazing they look. DEFINITELY worth every penny and more for the memories they have captured on our special day!!!
Joe and Britney were an absolute PLEASURE to work with on my wedding day with my husband. They were willing and open to Read more...
Joe and Britney were an absolute PLEASURE to work with on my wedding day with my husband. They were willing and open to travel to different spots for a nice variety of photos (in fact, they insisted!!) I love that they aren't cookie cutter photographers and everyone that has seen the photos cannot believe how amazing they look. DEFINITELY worth every penny and more for the memories they have captured on our special day!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
susank91011
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Joe and Britney have an amazing eye yet are so down to earth and easy to work with. We met with a lot of photographers and while some had great pictures, they also had a matching attitude/artsy fartsyness (is that even a word?) that just wasn't us. The minute we met Joe and Britney we felt comfortable and trusted them to capture all the moments on our wedding day.

They really go above and beyond the standard 8 hour shoot. They got to our venue an hour or so earlier before we even got there to get a lay of the land. They also stayed past the designated time to get every shot. Britney was about 8 months pregnant when she shot our wedding and she was working just as hard as Joe the entire time! We also ordered an album from them and it really is beautiful. All of our friends and family love our photos.

Beyond the beautiful photos, Britney and Joe are wonderful people that take the time to get to know you. Your photos become personal and not just from someone else's point of view. Getting along with your vendors is one of the most important factors in wedding planning, and with Britney and Joe, it was truly a pleasure.
Joe and Britney have an amazing eye yet are so down to earth and easy to work with. We met with a lot of photographers and Read more...
Joe and Britney have an amazing eye yet are so down to earth and easy to work with. We met with a lot of photographers and while some had great pictures, they also had a matching attitude/artsy fartsyness (is that even a word?) that just wasn't us. The minute we met Joe and Britney we felt comfortable and trusted them to capture all the moments on our wedding day.

They really go above and beyond the standard 8 hour shoot. They got to our venue an hour or so earlier before we even got there to get a lay of the land. They also stayed past the designated time to get every shot. Britney was about 8 months pregnant when she shot our wedding and she was working just as hard as Joe the entire time! We also ordered an album from them and it really is beautiful. All of our friends and family love our photos.

Beyond the beautiful photos, Britney and Joe are wonderful people that take the time to get to know you. Your photos become personal and not just from someone else's point of view. Getting along with your vendors is one of the most important factors in wedding planning, and with Britney and Joe, it was truly a pleasure. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Ilana
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Our best vendor BY FAR...friendly, hardworking, went above and beyond (my day of coordinator was completely useless so they started doing her job as well!)

Can't recommend them enough!!!
Our best vendor BY FAR...friendly, hardworking, went above and beyond (my day of coordinator was completely useless so Read more...
Our best vendor BY FAR...friendly, hardworking, went above and beyond (my day of coordinator was completely useless so they started doing her job as well!)

Can't recommend them enough!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Katelynn
Wedding:
11/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with our Turn Loose the Art experience! From start to finish, Joe and Britney were professional and creative. Even our videographer commented that he had never seen a photography team work so hard. They gave us what we wanted most from our pictures, memories from the most amazing day ever!
We couldn't be happier with our Turn Loose the Art experience! From start to finish, Joe and Britney were professional and Read more...
We couldn't be happier with our Turn Loose the Art experience! From start to finish, Joe and Britney were professional and creative. Even our videographer commented that he had never seen a photography team work so hard. They gave us what we wanted most from our pictures, memories from the most amazing day ever! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
FallBride1
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved, loved, loved my photographers and my pictures turned out gorgeous! Joe Rumore from Turn Loose the Art and Kristin Cioffi from PictureEverything teamed up for my wedding. The photography was very important to me, so I was willing to invest more in it than other aspects of the wedding, but I also wanted to get the most for my money.
I can be a bit of a control freak and worry about details and where everyone is and if they are doing their job, but with Joe and Kristin I felt totally at ease. I wasn't worried if they were getting the right shots and pretty much forgot they were even there. I was able to completely lose myself in the day (other than the problems with the flowers).
They were coming from out of town, so I offered to scope out where around the venue I wanted the portraits done, but I ran out of time during the crazy week before the wedding. They ended up finding some great spots for us just as they drove in and took care of everything. While on my honeymoon, I had to check my email for something and already had a notification saying that my gallery was ready.
Other than the portraits, I don't remember seeing Kristin around the wedding, but after looking at the pictures, she must have been everywhere. Both of them were so nice, Joe even let my husband steal his hat for a dance that resulted in one of my favorite pictures.
I also ended up having the "wedding planner from hell" as my MOH dubbed her, and both Joe and Kristin were very professional in dealing with her, even though she would snap at them and try to tell them what to do. Needless to say, I'm glad they didn't listen to her, they completely knew what they were doing and didn't need any direction. I would definitely highly recommend them to anyone for any event.
I loved, loved, loved my photographers and my pictures turned out gorgeous! Joe Rumore from Turn Loose the Art and Kristin Read more...
I loved, loved, loved my photographers and my pictures turned out gorgeous! Joe Rumore from Turn Loose the Art and Kristin Cioffi from PictureEverything teamed up for my wedding. The photography was very important to me, so I was willing to invest more in it than other aspects of the wedding, but I also wanted to get the most for my money.
I can be a bit of a control freak and worry about details and where everyone is and if they are doing their job, but with Joe and Kristin I felt totally at ease. I wasn't worried if they were getting the right shots and pretty much forgot they were even there. I was able to completely lose myself in the day (other than the problems with the flowers).
They were coming from out of town, so I offered to scope out where around the venue I wanted the portraits done, but I ran out of time during the crazy week before the wedding. They ended up finding some great spots for us just as they drove in and took care of everything. While on my honeymoon, I had to check my email for something and already had a notification saying that my gallery was ready.
Other than the portraits, I don't remember seeing Kristin around the wedding, but after looking at the pictures, she must have been everywhere. Both of them were so nice, Joe even let my husband steal his hat for a dance that resulted in one of my favorite pictures.
I also ended up having the "wedding planner from hell" as my MOH dubbed her, and both Joe and Kristin were very professional in dealing with her, even though she would snap at them and try to tell them what to do. Needless to say, I'm glad they didn't listen to her, they completely knew what they were doing and didn't need any direction. I would definitely highly recommend them to anyone for any event. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Stephanie
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
These two are amazing individually and when you put them together you get one of a kind photographs! My now husband is the type of person who hates having his photot taken... In fact he told me I would be lucky to get one of him and I on our wedding day. We in fact had a large amount of photographs with the two of us. These two take photographs so effortlessly that you so t even realize they are takin them. In addition to their exceptional photography, they have wonderful personalities which makes them very easy going thus very easy to work with! Great people + great photos equals you cannot go wrong by hiring them!
These two are amazing individually and when you put them together you get one of a kind photographs! My now husband is the Read more...
These two are amazing individually and when you put them together you get one of a kind photographs! My now husband is the type of person who hates having his photot taken... In fact he told me I would be lucky to get one of him and I on our wedding day. We in fact had a large amount of photographs with the two of us. These two take photographs so effortlessly that you so t even realize they are takin them. In addition to their exceptional photography, they have wonderful personalities which makes them very easy going thus very easy to work with! Great people + great photos equals you cannot go wrong by hiring them! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
habw
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Britney was the perfect photographer for our wedding. I was really particular about the photography, as I knew that would be the one thing that would last after the event was over. She is a little pricey, but is totally worth it... our pictures are absolutely beautiful and she was so much fun to have around. Very professional. I would recommend her to anyone who wants pictures that will be original, unstaged, and very much reflect your personality and the feeling of your individual event. Check out her blog to see a lot of samples of her work, you will be impressed!
Britney was the perfect photographer for our wedding. I was really particular about the photography, as I knew that would Read more...
Britney was the perfect photographer for our wedding. I was really particular about the photography, as I knew that would be the one thing that would last after the event was over. She is a little pricey, but is totally worth it... our pictures are absolutely beautiful and she was so much fun to have around. Very professional. I would recommend her to anyone who wants pictures that will be original, unstaged, and very much reflect your personality and the feeling of your individual event. Check out her blog to see a lot of samples of her work, you will be impressed! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Warren
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
You won't find a better photographer. Everyone loved her. Our photos were the highlight of our day.
You won't find a better photographer. Everyone loved her. Our photos were the highlight of our day.
You won't find a better photographer. Everyone loved her. Our photos were the highlight of our day. Read less
Services Used: Photography

MAP

 
16617 NW Avondale Drive, Portland, OR 97006 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Turn Loose The Art
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1391578829340-turn-loose-the-art-portland-wedding-photographer