Hi I'm Cliff!
I have been photographing weddings since 2006, and have taken part in hundreds of weddings along the way. After living in San Francisco for 15 years, we moved to the Willamette Valley wine country just south of Portland, OR for a change of pace and scenery. Connecting with couples and their stories, and the always challenging conditions that require innovative, on the spot, photographic solutions keep my enthusiasm for wedding day photography just as strong as ever.
I'm proud of my ability to blend in most of the day, capturing an honest representation of your wedding and all the personalities that make it truly yours. I'm equally driven to create portraiture that gives a sense of personality and place, mixed with a design eye and technical geekery. I consider myself a huge light snob/nerd, and always strive to either make the most of the natural light or craft my own when appropriate.
I've been told I have a calming presence throughout the day, and my sense of humor helps to keep things feeling fun and light and gets honest reactions during portrait time. I'm highly organized on the back end,and have streamlined processes to aid in your planning, and get your images processed on time.
Outside of photography, I can usually be found in my garage working on classic European cars, discovering new roads to drive them on, trying out new breweries (I really love barrel aged saisons and sours), wine tasting with my wife Malarie, testing out complicated new recipes, or hanging with our 2 cats Mango and Moxy.
I'm an enthusiastic and experienced traveller, and am available for weddings anywhere you'd like to take me. I'm still regularly shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area in addition to Oregon destinations.
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