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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

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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.


Q & M’s Rocky Butte Engagement

Lesbian Couple's Engagement at Rocky Butte

Nothing beats a fun engagement session atop Rocky Butte than a super enthusiastic couple.  It was windy, and M almost flew away on a rainbow umbrella, but laughing, snuggling and goofing off was definitely to be had.  We ended the session at their home, and I had the privilege to watch them have a kitchen dance party to Pharrell’s Happy.  So appropriate for this pair.

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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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Adrian and Amber’s Black and White Themed Wedding

Portland Wedding Photographer, Embassy Suites Hotel Wedding by MaiCamera Photography

Brilliant and Wonderful!  Black and White!  Adrian and Amber had a fantastically classic wedding where everyone was encouraged to dress in black and white.  The wedding began with a ceremony at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and ended with a reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel.  At the reception there was a dessert bar (featuring B&W candies!) as well as a kids corner (for the awesome Kendal and her friends).  Friends and family celebrating and kids running around the dance floor (hey, it was a dessert reception), everything added up to good times for Adrian and Amber’s wedding day!

Photos will all be B&W for this post 🙂

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Pete and Niamh’s Wedding at St. Michael’s and Leftbank Annex

Portland Wedding Photographer, the Parks Blocks wedding portraits by MaiCamera Photography

Pete and Niamh’s wedding was awesome.  Beyond fun, but I may be biased as they’re my awesome friends.  Pete and Niamh came in from Phoenix, Arizona back to Portland where the two first met.  Their wedding started at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and ended with a fantastic reception at Leftbank Annex.  There were plenty of loud cheers as the bride and groom walked up the aisle together and their reception was my favorite reception ever (I may be biased towards my friends).  There was delicious food (the delicious mashed potatoes had a delicious fried potato chip in it), great music (DJ Graymatter threw a good party), and most importantly, lots of awesome family and friends to celebrate with (again, I may be biased).

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Sneak Peek of Erin and Rick’s Rogue Farms Hopyard Wedding

Books, hearts, and laughter, lots of laughter!  That’s the summary of Erin and Rick’s outdoor wedding this past weekend!  Here’s a preview of their wedding!

Outdoor Wedding at Rogue Farms Hopyard

Outdoor Wedding at Rogue Farms Hopyard

Outdoor Wedding at Rogue Farms Hopyard

Outdoor Wedding at Rogue Farms Hopyard

A kissing book, for a boost.

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Outdoor Wedding at Rogue Farms Hopyard

And one last one…. because Erin is known for her no-holding back laugh, the laughter was non stop.  I loved it. 🙂

Outdoor Wedding at Rogue Farms Hopyard

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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.


Erin and Rick’s Library Engagement session in Monmouth

Erin and Rick met while working at the University of Idaho’s library.  So, we saw it fitting to have an engagement session at Western Oregon University’s library.  Nothing like running around among the stacks goofing off with two librarians!

Monmouth Library Engagement Session

Monmouth Library Engagement Session Monmouth Library Engagement Session

I love that when I told them to walk through the stacks and explore, they genuinely pulled books out to look over.

Monmouth Library Engagement Session

Monmouth Library Engagement Session

Monmouth Library Engagement Session

Monmouth Library Engagement Session

Monmouth Library Engagement Session

Monmouth Library Engagement Session Monmouth Library Engagement Session

For their wedding, they’ll be having a book swap. I’m looking forward to it!

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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.


Sara and Dave’s Wedding at Oaks Pioneer Church

Sara and Dave had a rocking wedding.  No really, a rocking wedding with awesome music choices (the bride and groom walked up the aisle together to Billy Idol’s White Wedding).  They were married at the Oaks Pioneer Church in a really intimate ceremony with their kids standing by their sides.  After the ceremony, they headed over to MacTarnahan’s Brewery to rock the rest of the night away!

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography
Sara and Dave had a first look on the terrace behind Oaks Pioneer Church

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography
It might’ve been my favorite first look of 2012…

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography
It was one of those first looks where I stayed back, grabbed some photos, and gave them some time alone.

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography

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I love the interior of Oaks Pioneer Church. It’s perfect for a small intimate wedding.

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography

Oaks Pioneer Church Wedding by Portland Wedding Photographer MaiCamera Photography