About this Vendor

Portland's Best Wedding Photographer

Founded in 1996, Powers documents only weddings regularly traveling worldwide for our clients. Remember, your wedding images will be family heirlooms that you hand to your grand kids... they will probably be one of the most important items in your entire home.

Details

Photo Shoot Types

Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range

$2,000-$2,999

Wedding Categories

Digital Files

Awards
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Contact Info

Address
825 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR (503) 478-0997
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Reviewed on 7/25/2017 Carmel D

One of the best decisions of our wedding was choosing Powers Photography, hands down. Just the first inquiry with Natalia, to taking a quiz to find out what photographer would best match with us, to being given the gift of Seppi Ramos our photographer, we couldn't be happier!... Read More Seppi was SO fun and easy to work with and he made our day really special and personable. Seppi spoke with us often leading up to the wedding day to get shot lists from us, talk about details of timeline, and everything we were hoping for. This type of communication is exactly what we needed to make wedding planning easy! My husband and I are kind of dorky and awkward around a camera, but Seppi eased us into poses and prompted us to just have fun! We would highly recommend everyone to Powers and Seppi and our family will now be using Powers for years and events to come! We are blown away by our wedding photos and would choose Powers over and over again. Everything turned out better than we could've dreamed. Thank you so much Powers, especially to Seppi!


Top Notch

Reviewed on 4/10/2013 Heather K

Knowing that I wanted my wedding photos to stand the test of time and provide amazing shots that would make me relive our special day was very important to me. I am so thankful that we chose one of Portland's best, Powers!!! We worked with Erin to negotiate a package... Read More appropriate for our budget. Since we had a winter (Mar), weekday (Thurs) wedding, they were able to honor a considerable discount. Erin patiently guided us through the process of viewing several photo sets to determine what style, and ultimately, what photographer, would suit us best. Mike, our photographer, was extremely easy to work with. We met up to go over details prior to the wedding, and discussed what we were looking for in our final product. He asked questions that were thought provoking, but we could tell, it enabled him to get a better read on us and our comfort level with different aspects of shooting. On our wedding day, Mike arrived on time and collaborated seamlessly with Moving Pictures Weddings. Although our start time was running a bit behind, due to girl's getting ready, Mike was patient and said he would let us know when we were ok, or needed to get a move on. And he did, politely so...girl's we need to get going, or we are going to miss... After the ceremony, he took the bridal party and family out around the venue and found awesome spots to set us up. He was clear with his direction and made everyone feel completely comfortable. We have already seen a sneak peek of photos on our blog, and are sooooo excited to see the rest of our beautiful photos. Many Thanks for being a part of our special day and being so wonderful to work with!


Incomparable photographer!!

Reviewed on 4/03/2013 Wendi L

From your first interaction it's obvious this isn't a typical photo studio. They take the time to assess every preference: photo style, review other shoots and pick the ones you like. With that they match you to a photographer that suits you and will get to look you want. And... Read More it works!! Sara was amazing and the photos are beautiful. She didn't even skip a beat when we had to change our engagement shoot location 10 minutes in. I didn't know I could look that good in photos (always an issue for me)! She was invisible on the wedding day and yet the photos look like she's in the middle of everything. The studio staff works hard to get things right and to find ways to work with you. When some edits weren't just what we wanted they went back and redid them. This is a great photography studio!!!


Reviewed on 7/23/2017 Kendra B

Our photographer Peter went above and beyond! He came out to Timberline Lodge the night before our wedding and took photos of the gorgeous sunset that erupted and later some shots under the stars since the clouds cleared. He didn't have to do any of that! We had only hired him... Read More to shoot our brunch wedding the day after. I never could have dreamed that we would have gotten such gorgeous photos! He was so good with our family, friends, and was super adventurous about setting up amazing shots! We couldn't have been more impressed!


Reviewed on 7/12/2017 Lillie Mae S

Powers was great to work with! We went with them after a first consultation, where we felt very comfortable. We then went through a bunch of photos and filled out the survey they provided, and they assigned us a photographer. We really liked Lindsay! She was wonderful to work... Read More with! Everyone responded fairly quickly to our emails, and when I asked for additional hours and a second photographer, they were able to add this to our package, including keeping the discount we got for our venue! We adored our second photographer as well! They were so great, helping us day of get the photos we wanted, and helping deal with our families. I would highly recommend working with Powers!

2017-07-18T17:25:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the amazing, review! We are so happy you loved working with us! Congrats again!


Reviewed on 7/10/2017 Sarah L

The entire Powers team was amazing to work with every step of the way! From Natalia who got us started and helped us figure out what we needed and the best package to fit our needs, to Seppi who was always an email away to ask questions and was always fast and professional with... Read More your responses! To Zach Holden, he was incredible! He knew what I was thinking before I did, was always there at the right time to capture the perfect moments with all the special people in our lives. He was laid back and kind and kept me calm. Zach worked with our Coordinator, DJ, family members to make sure we stayed on timeline, we had the pictures we wanted taken and kept us sane! Any one who is on the fence about investing in a photographer pick Powers. Your day will fly by so fast, and 50 years from know i'll look back and know that I made the right decision to put my wedding memories in the hands of professionals. You won't regret it! With any professional photo there are a handful that you love off the bat, but with Powers you will LOVE every one! Thank you so much for all that you did!

2017-07-18T17:26:18 Response from the vendor

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you loved working with Zach and the studio as whole! Please see us soon if there are any updates to the family - new puppy or new house? We would love to... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/05/2017 Mattie R

Powers studio has been wonderful to work with. Friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Our photographer Tom could not have been more fun to work with! He met with me a couple times before the wedding, he was so helpful in creating our photo timeline and integrating his talent,... Read More ideas and knowledge to get the photos we will cherish forever. I enjoyed working with him and the studio and look forward to using them for future events. I have nothing but good things to say about the entire process and interaction! Thank you Tom and Powers Studio for partaking and helping to make our wedding day amazing!


Reviewed on 6/06/2017 Khristeen K

From asking a question and setting up an appointment and to meeting Natalia, Powers Photography was AWESOME! From full detail of how things work and how they pick the right photographer it was great. Seppi was our photographer for our wedding and he was AMAZING! He took control... Read More when needed and good with kids. Was ok with not doing first look and was able to work things out. Very organized and good at calming my husband. Very happy we chose Powers Photography for our wedding. Highly recommend them! Thank you!


Reviewed on 3/09/2017 Scotty C

Powers is amazing..seriously AMAZING. Our photographer was Zach and I couldn't believe how personable and prepared he was. He made us feel comfortable. He had bandaids for my daughter's blister, he carried my stuff around, and tied my sons tie. And he took beautiful photos. The... Read More office staff is helpful. The process of choosing a photographer was impressive. I could name 100 more things I love about this company. Just choose them, you won't regret it 😊


Reviewed on 2/12/2017 Jessica M

My husband and I had a great experience with everyone from Powers! From Natalia to Tatum everyone I encountered did an excellent job answering my questions and getting me the information I needed. Tom our photographer also was great! He listened to everything we wanted and... Read More delivered! He had lots of great ideas for photos and really helped us capture our special day, which happened 2 days after it was supposed to! Thanks snow-pocalypse 2017. Tom went beyond the call of duty and made a special trip to our home to take pictures of guests who couldn't stay a few more days, then he laid down in the snow in 20 degree weather to get awesome shots! Thank you, Powers! Thank you, Tom!


Reviewed on 2/08/2017 Vicki S

Our daughter was married on 7.23.16 at the Aerie, and after much research we booked with Power based on their consistent high ratings. Unfortunately for us, the did not meet our expectations. The photos were nothing more than multiple random shots that an amateur could have... Read More taken. We were lucky to find one photo that was "wall worthy"! Very disappointed...having two photographers, we expected better.


Reviewed on 2/07/2017 Serena R

Extremely professional yet personable experience. I would 100% recommend Powers Studio. Zach was prepared for every surprise situation we had and went out of his way to make sure our needs and wants were met. Thank you, I could not of asked for a better photographer.... Read More Exceptional!!!!


Reviewed on 1/31/2017 Lauren M

Powers studios let's all the experts of each area of photography do their thing. The people, persons match you with your team and relay info, the photographers takes the best photos, the editors do the editing (most photographers dislike that part, and just because your a good... Read More editor doesn't mean your pleasant at a wedding) every thing comes together in the best most hassle free way!


Reviewed on 1/26/2017 Janet R

I have nothing but great things to say about Powers. From the initial email to setting up dates and times for our wedding, everyone has been just great! We are so excited and can't wait to see how the photos turn out.


Reviewed on 1/25/2017

We enjoyed working with everyone at Powers. Everyone was very easy to work with and very helpful. Our photographer, Amy was such a pleasure to work with. She was very comfortable working with our dogs during our engagement photos which made things so much easier. The engagement... Read More and wedding photos turned out amazing. We couldn't be happier.


Reviewed on 1/02/2017 Christy B

Working with Powers Studio for our wedding was amazing! We had multiple friends use Powers Studios in the past, and they had nothing but positive experiences to share. When we looked over their body of work on their website, we were excited to select them for our wedding as... Read More well. One of the best features they provide, in our opinion, is a photography survey that matches you to a photographer. This personalizes the photographer, to your own personal style. We hired Powers Studio for our engagement and wedding photos. We were matched with Seppi, and we couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. From the first time we met him, all the way through until the end, he was a delight. When we were doing our engagement photos, we ran over our allotted time. Seppi however, did not mention this one time, and finished shooting all the way until we were satisfied that we would have a good selection. On our wedding day, we opted to have a second photographer. This was a huge benefit, as it allowed the two groups to remain separate, and take our own individual shots. Seppi was the model of happiness, and remained calm when things began to run longer than our timeline. If one thing is certain about weddings, it's that it goes by in a flash. He was somehow able to be in every area of the wedding, and took photos of things we would have missed. We now have these memories forever, to help us relive the night for the rest of our lives.


Reviewed on 12/27/2016 Miranda K

Absolutely wonderful to work with and our photos turned out stunning. Our photographer, Amy, had a wonderful eye for great shots and good light. She was good at getting smiles out of the kids too. The whole experience from start to finish was smooth.


Reviewed on 12/13/2016 Samantha K

We had a great experience with our photographer and Powers Studios! Everything went very smoothly, our photographer really helped us stay calm and have fun throughout the day, and we love the photos!


Reviewed on 12/13/2016 Jamie B

Powers Studios was great to work with; we could not have asked for a better experience! The photos turned out great and I am so happy with the moments they were able to capture. The wedding day went by fast fast and my photos capture every moment perfectly!


Reviewed on 12/07/2016

Excellent service and professional quality. Powers was convenient and helpful in the planning of our wedding and I would recommend them to those looking for a good studio to take care of their wedding!


Reviewed on 11/29/2016 Shannon L

I chose Powers Photography Studios to do our engagement and wedding photos last year and they were absolutely amazing from start to finish! I first emailed them asking how much they typically charge for their photography packages. I was very impressed with their work and had... Read More great reviews online. They were a little out of my price range so I thanked them for their time and wished them well. I never expected for them to email me back asking for more information about my big day to see if they could give me a custom quote. They really try to work with you and try to stay within your budget. They ask you to take several surveys to learn more about you and your fiances personal style and what you are looking for in your wedding photos. This is very time consuming but it was very helpful and helps you determine what style of wedding photos you want. Based on your answers to the surveys you are paired up with a photographer who best suits your personal style and needs for your wedding day. I had never heard about a photography studio doing this and let me tell you it makes all of the difference! We were placed with Zach and he was so attentive and listened to what we wanted. We had several meetings with him in person before our big day to hash out all of the details. Zach went above and beyond on our wedding day. Not only was he able to get every shot we wanted and discussed beforehand, he stayed later then he was contracted to get some extra shots in. We had an evening wedding and did a sparkler exit once the reception came to a close. We were packing up when he noticed we had extra sparklers on hand. He grabbed an umbrella and asked if we wanted to take some photos in the rain with the sparklers to get some really cool shots. They are some of my favorite photos from our wedding day and all because he was kind enough to stay late. After the wedding we got our photos back right when they promised we would get them. They even sent us our photos on a thumb drive in a beautiful box. They also have a rewards program that you can take advantage of to get free prints or discounts off on albums. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer.


Reviewed on 11/28/2016 Kelsi B

Everyone on the Powers team was fabulous from the start to our wedding day and beyond! Laurel was so fun, energetic, and creative! We are very happy with the wonderful photos we have to keep forever :)


Reviewed on 11/17/2016 Chelsea N

The entire experience with Powers was great from start to finish. They were very responsive to my calls and emails, kept me updated throughout the entire process, and everyone I corresponded with was so professional and kind. Not to mention my photographer Kiersta (and her... Read More assistant) were amazing and we are SO happy with our photos. The best part is that we own the rights to our photos so we have them on a flash drive (a neat Powers customized flash drive in its own little box) so we can order prints or view them easily anytime we want. I am SO happy with Powers and would recommend them to anyone!! We will most likely use them again in the future for family photo shoots.


Reviewed on 11/15/2016 H C

We are super happy with how our wedding photos turned out and with the studio's professionalism.


Reviewed on 11/12/2016 Kari H

If you're in search of a fantastic photographer, look no further than Powers Studios! Excellent customer service and the photos are beautiful. We were able to work with Peter and Seppi - if you paired with either of these fellows, consider yourself lucky!


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