Professional Photographer Mai Duong, the most enthusiastic photographer you will ever meet.

Wedding

Sneak Peek of Ben & Ellen’s Wedding at Immaculate Heart

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Ben & Ellen got married at Portland’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, possibly the cutest Catholic church I’ve ever seen!  Here’s some sneak peeks of their ceremony.  Photos of their reception at Melody Ballroom to come soon!

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

Portland Catholic Church Ceremony by MaiCamera

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Mai Duong is a Portland wedding photographer, also based in the San Francisco, Northern California area.  She is available for weddings in the United States and Europe.  MaiCamera Photography focuses on photographic storytelling by capturing natural moments.   For booking inquires or more information about wedding photography in the Portland area and beyond, please contact Mai.


Shepperd’s Dell and Bridal Veil Falls Elopement in the Columbia Gorge

Columbia Gorge Elopement by Oregon wedding photographer MaiCamera
Halie and Ryan came all the way from Kansas for the private elopement in the Columbia Gorge.  It was a low key, intimate ceremony taking place at Shepperd’s Dell.  With the sound of the waterfall right by them, they exchanged their vows and rings.  We then finished up their elopement with some portraits of the newlywed bride and groom, taking in all the beautiful sights the Columbia Gorge has to offer at Shepperd’s Dell and Bridal Veil Falls.

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4 Tips to get the Best Group Photos at Your Wedding!

Wedding Group Photos by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

To me, wedding photography about story telling by capturing details from the wedding, as well as candid moments. However, my favorite part of the day to photograph happens to have nothing to do with storytelling, but everything to do with relationships: the family and group photos!

Wedding Group Photos by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

I enjoy the group photographs, whether you just have 3 groupings to photograph, or 20 groupings to photograph (which, by the way, is well above average). I just ask that we plan ahead, and give it the time it deserves!

Wedding Group Photos by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

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Columbia Gorge Elopement – Halie & Ryan, Married!

Columbia Gorge Elopement by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

Halie and Ryan are married! They flew in from Kansas earlier this week and enjoyed a trip to the Oregon Coast.  They also spent yesterday in the Columbia Gorge, where they came across Shepperd’s Dell, an awesome little nook of a waterfall, perfect for an elopement! They had a very, very intimate ceremony with just the two of them, the officiant, and a lovely waterfall (as well as me and the two required witnesses). More to come later, but for now, a sneak peek!

Columbia Gorge Elopement by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

Columbia Gorge Elopement by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

Columbia Gorge Elopement by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography Columbia Gorge Elopement by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

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Mai Duong is a Portland wedding photographer, also based in the San Francisco, Northern California area.  She is available for weddings in the United States and Europe.  MaiCamera Photography focuses on photographic storytelling by capturing natural moments.   For booking inquires or more information about wedding photography in the Portland area and beyond, please contact Mai.


San Francisco Log Cabin Wedding, Lauren & Kevin

San Francisco Log Cabin Wedding by San Francisco Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera Photography

Lauren and Kevin were married at the Log Cabin in the Presidio neighborhood with fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Their wedding was a very personal wedding with a focus on their friends and family.

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A Pre Wedding Shoot at Cannon Beach and Sentinel Hotel

Cannon Beach Pre-Wedding Portraits

Sunny Day, Purple Flowers, and Elegant Palace.  Those were the three dream components that William and Tran wanted for their pre-wedding shoot.  They dreamed up a portrait session of bright sunny beaches, guitar serenades, fun dates, purple flowers, and romantic evening palaces.  Amazingly enough, we got them all.  We drove away from rainy Portland, exited the forest, and found a sunny Cannon Beach waiting for us!  Along the drive back, we stopped at field covered with purple flowers, and ended at the Sentinel Hotel (formerly known as the Governor Hotel), who were really, really generous and kind to let us come shoot in their empty reception halls.

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Columbia Gorge Elopement, Sneak Peek for Jenny and Shawn

Columbia Gorge Elopement Wedding photos by MaiCamera Photography

Just Married, TODAY! Congrats to Jenny and Shawn! What a great way to celebrate Valentines Day! Here’s a sneak peek from their elopement out in the Columbia Gorge!

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A Cannon Beach Surprise Wedding Proposal, Drew & Bridgette

Cannon Beach Surprise Proposal by Portland Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera

Drew and Bridgette drove in all the way from Idaho for a last minute weekend visit to Cannon Beach. However, Drew had a surprise up his sleeve as they played around on the beach. In keeping with their fondness for drawing pictures and messages in the sand, Drew popped the question with a simple “Marry Me!” message! She said yes, and he revealed his second surprise: inviting a photographer (me!) to photograph the proposal along with a portrait session for afterwards!

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Multnomah Falls Wedding Inspiration, Sneak Peek

Multnomah Falls Wedding Inspiration by MaiCamera Photography

I had the fantastic honor to photograph this amazing mock up wedding that Jackie of Cloud Nine Events put together at the Multnomah Falls Lodge.  Her vision was a dark, romantic, Victorian wedding, and she nailed it!  There’s more to come, but for now, I offer you a little preview!

Multnomah Falls Wedding Inspiration by MaiCamera Photography Multnomah Falls Wedding Inspiration by MaiCamera Photography

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Angie and Norbert’s Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

Golden Gate Park Engagement Session by San Francisco Wedding Photographer, MaiCamera

When I asked Angie and Norbert what they like to do together, Norbert mentioned that he had a membership to the California Academy of Science.  So, when they suggested an engagement session in the museum, I was all for it!  We started at the California Academy of Science, exploring the entire museum, and then topped it off with a visit to the Japanese Gardens.  The Academy was such an awesome place to visit!

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