Weekday Studio Special – No Session Fee | Albany Oregon Photographer

As you know, we now have a studio in Jefferson, Oregon. It’s just a few minutes up the road from Albany.

For a limited time, we are offering weekday (9 am – 5 pm) studio sessions with NO session fee!

After the session, I’ll take a few minutes to lightly edit your photos, and then we will view them in person together. While you wait, you can hang out at the studio or pop next door to Broads Brews for some coffee. Then, you’ll only pay for what you want to order (minimum $50 order).

These sessions will need to be booked in advance. I will collect the $50 minimum order as a retainer fee to hold your session spot (since I’ll heat the studio and drive to Jefferson for your session). THEN that $50 will be applied to your order.

For pricing on digital files and print products see www.veniaphotography.com/pricing

This limited time special does not apply to posed newborn sessions, but can be used for a more lifestyle type newborn session.

Email me at info@veniaphotography.com to book your session!
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By |2018-04-05T23:42:22+00:00April 5th, 2018|2 Comments

Engagement Session Giveaway | Albany Oregon Photographer

It’s time for the 2018 Engagement Session Giveaway!

Deadline extended! Enter by Friday, February 16, at midnight!

Congrats to all who have recently become engaged! What an exciting time!

I’m excited to giveaway an engagement session to one lucky couple!

To enter:

1. Email a photo of yourselves (cell phone photos are perfect!), engagment
ring, along with a bit about yourselves and your proposal story. Entries
must be received by 2/16/2018.

2. Like Venia Photography on Facebook at www.facebook.com/veniaphotography

2. I will select three (3) finalists and post on
www.facebook.com/veniaphotography for voting by 2/17/2018. Voting will
close at noon on 2/24/18, and winner will be announced that same
day!

3. Engagement session must take place within 30 miles of Albany, OR, or a
travel fee may apply.

All couples who enter will receive a special discount on a session!
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By |2018-02-14T17:08:18+00:00February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Austin & Amanda’s Alaska Wedding | Oregon Wedding Photographer | Alaska Wedding Photographer

We had the wonderful privilege of traveling to Anchorage, Alaska, in May to photograph Austin & Amanda’s beautiful wedding. It was held at The Lakefront in Anchorage on Lake Spenard–such a gorgeous hotel and location!

It was such a fun day to be a part of, and I definitely had a hard time narrowing down photos for the blog. Enjoy a glimpse into Austin & Amanda’s Alaska Wedding Photos!

Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair: Yu Beauty
Makeup: Yu Beauty
Flowers: Evalyn’s Floral
Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Sensations Cakery
DJ: DJ GRE
Dance Lessons: Taryn Oleson
Groomsmen: Mens Wearhouse

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By |2017-07-20T23:42:16+00:00July 20th, 2017|2 Comments

Anthony & Ashley Get Engaged | Eugene Half Marathon | Albany Oregon Photographer

Couples are quickly becoming a favorite “subject” to photograph, and susprise proposals are SO fun! This is the 3rd proposal I’ve had the honor to photograph!

Anthony contacted me at the end of April. He planned to propose to his girlfriend at the end of the Eugene Half-Marathon on May 7. When I spoke to him on the phone a few days before the race he told me how Ashley is a runner and had been wanting him to run a race with her since they’d started dating. He was finally going to do a race, and felt that proposing at the end was perfect because it would show how he had persued her, and worked hard for her. I wish I could remember his exact words, because it was so sweet!

The race was Sunday morning and began at 7 am. I got up much earlier than I’m accustomed to, and headed to Eugene. I was able to be at the starting line when the race began. There were SO many runners, and I was very impressed with all of them for running such long distances (it was both a half and full marathon)!

I had emailed earlier in the week and been in touch with the director of the race. He had said it could be arranged for me to be at the finish line so that I could easily capture the big moment. I hadn’t been able to get in touch with him again to arrange to meet, but was able to find some others who helped me and gave me a badge so I could be where I needed to be. I was able to be at the finish line with plenty of time to spare.
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Anthony’s parents and brother, along with Ashley’s mom and grandma were also there to witness the big moment. Ashley had no idea that they had traveled from California to be there. Anthony’s brother was my contact person for the morning, and he along with the rest of the family arrived shortly after I set up at the finish line.

Proposals are pretty intense to photograph. Along with weddings, the moment really can’t be re-created. And I think that’s even more the case for proposals, since you really can’t re-create that moment of shock when she first realizes what is happening. As runners began finishing the race, my heart started pounding. I was worried I would miss them, or that someone would block my view, or any number of other things.

Anthony called his brother as they neared the finish line so we would know to watch for them. Very soon we could see them coming and I was able to capture them crossing the finish line.
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Very soon after they crossed the line, I saw Anthony signal to Ashely to wait for a minute, and start getting into a pouch at his waist. I knew this was the moment! I am so glad I was able to capture Ashley’s surprise and excitement as Anthony proposed to her.
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After Anthony proposed, their family called out to Ashley so she’d see they were there. They were all so excited and happy!Proposal photographer, Oregon proposal photographer, travel photographer, engagement photographer, oregon engagement photographer, destination photographer, albany engagement photographer, albany proposal photographerProposal photographer, Oregon proposal photographer, travel photographer, engagement photographer, oregon engagement photographer, destination photographer, albany engagement photographer, albany proposal photographer

Anthony had asked that I meet them at King Estate Winery outside Eugene around lunch time to get a few more photos after they’d had a chance to clean up. What a gorgeous drive up to the winery!Proposal photographer, Oregon proposal photographer, travel photographer, engagement photographer, oregon engagement photographer, destination photographer, albany engagement photographer, albany proposal photographer

It was great to be able to capture some photos of Anthony, Ashely, and their family.Proposal photographer, Oregon proposal photographer, travel photographer, engagement photographer, oregon engagement photographer, destination photographer, albany engagement photographer, albany proposal photographer
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Anthony and Ashley first met at a concert with mutual friends, and Anthony had scooped her up and put her on his shoulders.
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Congratulations, again, Anthony and Ashley! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!Proposal photographer, Oregon proposal photographer, travel photographer, engagement photographer, oregon engagement photographer, destination photographer, albany engagement photographer, albany proposal photographer

By |2017-05-23T16:59:29+00:00May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Aaron and Jamie–Engaged

About 10 days before Christmas I woke up to a message from my cousin that she had given my information to a co-worker who needed a photographer as he was planning to propose to his girlfriend. He called me soon after and I was excited for the session! We got some snow that week and I worried that it might change plans, but we were able to make it to Willamette Valley Vineyards for the big question.

Aaron had arranged for a private tour and told Jamie they were also getting Christmas photos done. We took some photos along the way. It was awesome seeing behind the scenes at the vineyard!
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As part of the tour, we went out on a deck that overlooks the valley. It was beautiful, especially covered in snow (you don’t see that often around here!).
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We were led a little further up, where there was a table with flowers. Aaron popped the question, and Jamie said, “Yes!”
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We finished with a few more photos outside. This was such a fun event to be a part of!
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By |2017-01-12T21:43:03+00:00January 12th, 2017|10 Comments