If you walk into my house, you might notice I don't have a ton of decorations on the wall. But my walls are far from empty. What you'll see is many photos on the walls. I LOVE photos and love having them hang in my house. I also love looking through photo albums, and have since I was a small child. So, you'll find lots of albums and photo books on my shelves. My daughters all enjoy looking back through the photos from across the years. Do you remember floppy disks? The actual floppy ones, and then the smaller, hard "floppy" disks? I do, but barely. And I certainly couldn't tell you where to take one to get files read from it. Imagine if most of the family photos your parents had from your childhood lived on floppy discs. Now imagine, in 20 years, that most of your childrens' photos were on CDs and DVDs. They might not be able to view them! Many computers even now are sold without CD drives, because in this world of digital, CDs are becoming obsolete. "But Rachelle," you say, "I have unlimited cloud storage!" That's fantastic! And your digital photos should absolutely be backed up, but even cloud storage can fail. Things can happen, and someday down the road your kids *might* not be able to access those photos! So, please, print those photos! Make albums! Hang large prints and canvases on the wall (the bigger the better!). Venia Photography loves being able to provide high quality prints and products for use in your home, but there are other options for printing as well! I'm happy to help you figure out the best way to keep your memories and enjoy them in your daily life! Venia Photography is located in Albany, Oregon, and has a studio in Jefferson, Oregon. Available for all your photography needs, and also willing to travel!
Tim & Marisa's Wedding was on a beautiful September Saturday at O&L Gardens between Albany and Lebanon, Oregon. O&L Gardens is a beautiful location, and Marisa, Tim, and their family and friends had it decorated beautifully! I loved crossing the little foot bridge and seeing such great details! There is a nice room for the bride and bridal party to get ready in, which is where I was able to capture a few more detail shots of things like Marisa's dress and jewelry. There are several big swings in trees around the property, and the light was great for some fun photos! Marisa's mom made the cake, and it turned out so wonderfully! Enjoy the rest of these photos from Tim & Marisa's beautiful wedding day!
This sweet and fun family was in the studio recently. I love having families and kids in the studio for photos. It's amazing to see the things kids are drawn to. I love being able to capture them playing and enjoying themselves, even in the studio! Owen found a few favorite items, and his baby brother Waylon was just too sweet! Venia Photography is located in Albany, Oregon, and has a studio in Jefferson, Oregon. Available for all your photography needs, and also willing to travel!
I love photographing proposals! It is so fun to capture that purely raw emotion and surprise. And it really gets my adrenaline going - I have to get those shots, can't miss them! I was so excited when I was able to photography Jordan & Christina's proposal in Salem, Oregon at the Reed Opera House. Jordan had rented the ballroom and hung up pictures of the two of them throughout the years, and brought Christina in blindfolded. After proposing, they danced and had some sweet moments together. After a while, we headed downstairs and found some great spots for photos inside, as well as just outside the Reed Opera House.
This family is one who I have been blessed to take photos of for years. They came to be in my very early days and have stuck with me through the years. I've been part of some awesome things with them, and always feel so thankful to have that honor! One thing about this family is that they've had a lot of injuries in illness in the past year (or so!). They wanted to do a photo of them all wrapped up in bubble wrap for their Christmas card. I love how they choose to make light of a situation that sometimes brings them stress! Venia Photography is located in Albany, Oregon, and has a studio in Jefferson, Oregon. Available for all your photography needs!