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Meet Serra

Serra is the owner and primary photographer for Serravision Photography. Serravision Photography makes it simple and natural to remember the best parts of life and strengthen your family through modern story-based photography. We all have stories, so you’re welcome to start your journey with us at any time. Some of the best moments to take the plunge are when you’re pregnant or have a new baby, to celebrate new or treasured relationships, birthdays, and other milestones in your family’s life. Serra also specializes in adoption stories.

About Serra

A northwest native, I spent 5 years in Boston learning the art of high-end photography as well as earning a master’s degree in documentary video and media art.  In 2008, I moved back to the Northwest to practice my art.

Over the years, my education and my passion for family have overlapped to form the documentary-inspired lifestyle photography that I create today.

I believe in joy, and I see it everywhere. Many of my clients start out hesitant. “I would love to do this,” they say, “but I just don’t know if we are that interesting. “To that, all I can say is “Do you trust me? Let me show it to you.”

Hiring a photographer is like making a friend. You don’t want to hire just anyone! You’ve got to choose someone whose work you like, but also someone you like and trust as a person.  If I’m going to get true images of your family, I will have to become part of your life!

If you love my style, and would like to get to know me, I sincerely hope you will reach out and join my revolution.

Her Family

I’m an adoptive mom to a 4-yr-old and grateful for almost 13 years with the best partner I could ask for. We live in Portland with our two adolescent ragdoll cats.

My kiddo is a kinetic ball of energy. He loves to run and jump, ride his scooter, play with any kind of sports gear (lately he’s into his wiffle ball/bat and hula hoops), and ride his bike. He and I like to color in coloring books together, and work on jigsaw puzzles.

Things Serra LOVES!


We’ve begun a tradition of going to the Oregon Coast for a camping trip the week after school lets out. We love spending time outdoors together.

Meet Cambrae

Cambrae is the owner and primary photographer for Photography by Cambrae. She specializes in capturing the lives of couples, starting with the proposal, engagement, or wedding. Then beyond as couples families change and grow.

About Cambrae

I am a Portland native through and through! My  love for photography rivals only my love of traveling. My interest in photography began at a young age, thanks to my Uncle and 8th grade math teacher.  After over 18 years of experience, I have mastered the art of putting my clients at ease and creating an environment for them to be present and most importantly be themselves.

I have a deep passion for not only the images I create but for the people I work with.  I truly consider it an honor to be a part of someone’s wedding day and the images we create together become reflective memories for the couple, not just snapshots in time.

Her Family

Family is a HUGE part of my life! I can’t imagine where I would be today without the love and support they have given me.

A couple years ago I got my whole family together for a portrait session at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and I am so incredibly glad I did. Having this photograph of all of us just means the world to me. Even more so now that we have lost one of our family members. It a hard reminder of why the work I do is so important. Preserving not only the amazing moments we have in our lives, but preserving ourselves for generations to come.

Things Cambrae LOVES!

Abandoned Places

When I travel there is nothing I love more then seeking out abandoned places, ghosts towns, and historic graveyards. On my recent trip to Nashville I was trying to access what I thought was an abandoned prison only to find out it is still in use for administrative purposes. BUT near by I stumbled across an abandoned dog food factory! Trains used to pull in and would be loaded up from the large silos with dog food and along they went.

how to capture the eclipse - a brief infographic that covers the basics of planning your location, protecting your eyes and your equipment with glasses and filters, learning to bracket your exposure for drastic light changes, and most importantly staying present to the experience.

Are you seeing this?

The simple answer is “No.”

I am not seeing the same thing you are.

On Monday morning, everyone in Oregon will experience a solar eclipse. For about a third of the state, for varying amounts of time, it will reach totality. Understandably, the focus for many of us is on the sun and the moon. After all, the moon crossing between the Earth and the sun is what creates our experience of an eclipse!

But even though we will all watch the same cosmic event, we will all watch it from our own unique perspective. And that is what’s really interesting about this event.

Learn how to safely document this experience and capture truly meaningful images – even using only your smartphone – today in Serravision Photography‘s article: Am I the only one seeing this? – How to photograph the eclipse.

We hope you’ll share your story in pictures!


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:

My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

If you place a high value on your family, and on creating a sense of unity and belonging for yourself and your children, you will love this unique way of looking at lifestyle photography.

Free consultations always.


It’s been a great year, and we’ve heard from a lot of people about how our site is a terrific resource for finding your wedding or portrait photographer! Hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas, and please enjoy this self-timer portrait of our group :)

(Disclaimer: We are not artists, just awesome photographers: top-bottom: Bunn Salarzon and Amanda Wright Thompson; Linnea Castro and Jennifer Gardner; Kim O’Neil and Erica Ann Bader; Danae Jones, Kira Noble, and Emily Hall-Klaassen)

May 2013 be everything that 2012 didn’t bring— and more. Happy New Year from the Photographers of Portland!!

(Disclaimer: We are not artists, just awesome photographers: top L-R: Lisa Ambrose-Delapp, Emily Hall-Klaassen, Danae Jones, Amy Nieto, Erica Ann Bader, Kira Noble, Carrie Stoller, bottom L-R: Kim Chen, Linnea Castro, Amanda Wright Thompson, Jennifer Gardner, Bunn Salarzon, Jenna St. Martin-Tuck, Katherine Shirley Apker) Honesty is the best policy. We hope you all got everything you asked Santa for this year!!

Photographers of Portland

(Photographers of Portland on self-timer, top L-R: Linnea Castro, Kim O’Neil, Amy Nieto, Erica Ann Bader, Amanda Wright Thompson, Kira Noble, Carrie Stoller, Kim Chen, Jennifer Gardner, bottom L-R: Bunn Salarzon, Danae Jones, Emily Hall-Klaassen, Lisa Ambrose-Delapp, Jenna St. Martin-Tuck)

Merry Christmas from all of us!