I'm Brandon, the owner & lead-photographer at FotoVitae. People often ask what the best part of my job is; for me, my favorite moment is when I receive that joyful call/text/email after I've sent out the link to my client's wedding gallery. My goal, with every image I capture, is to evoke an emotional reaction from the viewer...this fuels my passion as a wedding photojournalist!
Located in Portland, Oregon, FotoVitae photographs 40+ weddings each season throughout the PNW. While many of these weddings I photograph personally, I also work with an amazing team of associates & second shooters to help record the angles & weddings I can't always focus on (pun-intended). Our small studio is located in St. John's and I would love to schedule a time to learn more about your upcoming wedding and showoff more of our work. If you're not local, Skype/Facetime work great too.
Before I started photographing weddings full-time, I studied photography at The School of Photo in Johannesburg, South Africa after receiving my undergrad from the University of Oregon (entrepreneurship). At the time, I pictured (again, pun-intended) myself as a traveling-wildlife-exploration type photographer. As much as I love nature, and I do, it is MUCH more fulfilling to work with people and to record their moments & memories.
When I'm not taking photos, you'll find me hiking with my wife, kids, and doberman in Forest Park. If we're not there, we are camping at one of our breathtaking national parks (we have visited over 20!) or relaxing at our cabin in NW Montana.
Brandon will be your lead photographer with every package except when you opt for an associate. Currently, FotoVitae has two associate photographers who are available for Saturday-Sunday weddings only.
When you are ready to book your wedding date, we will provide the link to a contract that can be signed digitally. Along with your contract, a 50% retainer is also required. Your final balance will be due on your wedding day.
Both retainer and final payments can be paid by card, check, or cash.
No. After booking your package, the only additional fees would be if you wanted to add additional coverage or order prints directly from your gallery.
Once your photos are delivered, you are welcome to make prints, albums, share them online, with guests, etc. The full-size JPEG images are capable of making enlargements and have no watermarks.
Most of the time, we will start sharing photos the day after your wedding. We love to show our work on Instagram, as well as, our Facebook page. Complete galleries are available within 1-3 weeks.
We occasionally run promotions, contests, and offer discounts..feel free to ask!
Yes! We carry 2-3 cameras to each event and have a extra memory, batteries, flashes, etc.
Yes. We are always open to traveling and can provide custom pricing when requested.