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.
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.
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!
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.