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Meet Abigayle

Abigayle is the owner and primary photographer for Abigayle Tarsches Photography. Abigayle Tarsches Photography offers portrait, boudoir, headshots, wedding and events photography.

About Abigayle

It’s really simple:
I love photographing people!
I love working with you to create timeless and enduring photographs and strive to
create a unique and fun experience that represents you authentically in your best light.

My style is artful and timeless, and I do not follow trends that come and go.  I consistently capture the luscious beauty of my clients to create enduring memories.

I began my career as a fine art photographer exhibiting in NY, LA, and SF.

I then had my first real break being hired as a movie stills photographer and worked

on several independent films including Gus Van Sants “My own private Idaho and “Even Cowgirls get the blues among many others.

I am an award-winning photographer and have been pulished in many magazines including, Vogue, Bazaar, Tearsheet pdx, Reflex, and Bomb to name a few.

I am based in Portland, Oregon and available for travel worldwide.

And I obsessed with my dog Manny a Chihuahua mix

Her Family

Both my daughters now live on the east coast where they were born. Last year we went to the Dominican Republic in January and we all miss being able to travel! I have photographed all kinds of people but the truth is they are the hardest ones to please!

Things Abigayle LOVES!


 I would love to travel to Japan, Korea, and any warm beach in the world!

Meet Ashlie

Ashlie is the owner and primary photographer for Ashlie Behm Photography. Ashlie Behm Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood and family photography .

About Ashlie

I’ve been honing my photography skills for well over a decade and have been specialized in Maternity, Newborn, and Family photography for the last few years. I absolutely love that I get to document some of life’s most amazing and beautiful moments for families in love.

I specialize in capturing beautiful, authentic, and timeless portraits for growing families. From capturing that special waiting period before baby arrives, to documenting all of their tiny details once they make their grand entrance, to adventurous family portrait sessions. I’m here to help you remember it all for years to come. My photography style is clean, fresh, & minimalistic.

I own a full-service portrait studio. Every session is completed with an in-person viewing and design session to help you preserve your images in a physical form. Whether it’s an album for your coffee table or some fine art prints for your wall, together we’ll make sure your memories come to life in your home.  I am very passionate about helping you get your photos off of your computer screen and bringing them to life in your home. 

Her Family

My husband and I have been together for eight years and married for almost three. We love adventuring together; exploring Oregon on backpacking trips and/or day hikes. Two years ago we adopted two beautiful Siberian cats who have absolutely stolen our hearts. 

Things Ashlie LOVES!

1. Hiking and exploring the great outdoors! When I’m not behind the camera this is where you’ll often find me! 

2. I LOVE plants. Tending to my garden in the spring and summer and chatting with my houseplants on the daily are just a few things that bring me so much joy! 

3. I absolutely love tea and chai tea lattes are my favorite thing to order at coffee shops! 


The last time we were able to travel was my first time visiting Europe. My brother-in-law lives in Poland with his wife and two children. Visiting them there and exploring Krakow was such an amazing experience! 

Meet Amber & Eric

Amber & Eric are the owners and primary photographers for Sightglass Photography. Sightglass Photography offers wedding, family, elopement, headshot, event and commercial photography in Oregon and Washington.

About Amber & Eric

We are Eric and Amber, a husband and wife wedding photography team with a different story than most. Both of us actually had our own established wedding photography businesses, with years of experience behind us, before we ever met. We found each other at a wedding professionals networking meeting, fell in love, on Valentines Day, no less, and got married 2 years later. Along the way, we merged our 2 businesses into Sightglass Photography.

Between us, we have 13 years of experience taking wedding photos, and have shot over 250 weddings. For the past several years we have been blending and perfecting our styles to produce images that we are positive would delight any clients.

The weddings we shoot vary wildly, from a 1-1/2 hour long, formal Catholic mass with hundreds of guests, to a short ceremony at Voodoo Doughnut with just the bride and groom, officiant and a couple witnesses. We have worked all over the map… literally. We’ve shot weddings and engagement sessions from northernmost Washington to San Francisco, the Oregon Coast to Painted Hills in central Oregon. We love to travel, and welcome opportunities to explore new places with you. 

Venues ranging from rustic farmhouses to elegant hotels in downtown Portland, magnificent Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and even Powell’s Book Store, have given us many opportunities to work with differing environments. We’ve had the pleasure of shooting very traditional weddings. We enjoy working with same sex couples and couples who are marrying later in life. We get a kick out of working with children and four legged family members.

Whatever your vision is for your wedding, we would love to be a part of it.

Their Family

We love spending time with our dog Chloe and going on adventures. She loves walks and rides in the car. We really enjoy road trips to all the fun places in the PNW. 


We took a 13 day road trip last fall in California. We wanted to a trip where we could stay away from people and this was perfect. We went to LA for a drive in movie theater that had zombies wondering around. (It was Jo Bob Briggs event) We even met up with a friend from Portland who came down for the same drive in. Went to Palm Springs and hung out by the pool. Then we checked out the Salton Sea and that was a blast. We even stopped at a film museum which was a blast! Then we drove up to Lake Tahoe for a few days before it got cold. We can’t wait until spring/summer and doing some local road tips to explore Oregon with our dog Chloe who we adopted in December who is 8 years old. She really enjoys car trips and short walking trips.

Meet Emily

Emily is the owner and primary photographer for Emily Hall Photography. Emily Hall Photography offers wedding, portrait, and boudoir photography in Oregon and Washington.

About Emily

I’m an editorial style photographer based in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

I believe that the most important part of my job is to capture your story and to tell it in a way that makes it undeniably clear to you that your story is special. Because it is. My favorite part about the time I spend with my clients is having this job where I get this special window into their lives. I ask questions about hopes and dreams and goals and love. It’s awesome.

I have never been a ‘large posed portrait over the fireplace’ type of photographer. I used to feel the pressure to create that image for clients, and always felt as though I fell short with the somewhat messier reality of the portraits I created. But real life is a little bit messy, and those ‘real’ moments are the ones I want to preserve. Most people have a ‘picture day’ smile. And, when we look at pictures of our loved ones, we know the difference between that smile and the real one. When you look at your portraits, what is really truly important to me on photo day is that you have fun together. And that when you look back on the images from picture day, you see true joy, and you remember the fun you had. Take a look at an old picture. What memories immediately pop into your head? Because as weird as it sounds, that is a really important aspect of your pictures.

When I photograph couples, I almost always ask what brought them together, and what they first noticed about each other. Most of the time, partners seem surprised by each other’s responses, and I get to see this unexpected burst of ‘new love’ level emotion. And I always ask about first dates and marriage proposals. Some are hilarious, many involve a lot of the “real life” moments that you never see in rom-coms, but the story always leads to the wedding day that I get to photograph.

And, in closing, since this is the “about me” bio portion…
I live in Albany, Oregon with this great guy named Steven, our daughters Rose & Sonia, and our four cats – Kitty Kitty, Rufus, Oscar, and Doozer. We’re a messy, imperfect bunch, but we make a pretty great team.

Her Family

Our family includes a mom, a dad, two awesome little ladies, and four cats.  Whether we’re doing shoulder races, building obstacle courses, cooking together, or snuggling up to read Dr Seuss for the 750,000th time, quality time together is something we don’t take for granted.

Meet Erica

Erica is the owner and primary photographer for Erica Ann Photography. Erica Ann Photography is a Portland-based studio specializing in fine art wedding and boudoir photography and recently opened a new studio for newborns.

About Erica

My motto in life has always been “Go big or go home.” Whether it’s card games or major life decisions, I love the exhilaration of taking the big risk for the big reward. I have never been content with, “say cheese!!!” Ugh.

After 9 years in the photography business, weddings are still my first love. Each one is so different and deeply personal with its own unique style and flavor. Sharing each couple’s adventure is what fuels my passion to preserve them into works of art.

There is nothing I treasure more than seeing the beauty of this love captured and presented in the form of showpiece-quality heirlooms that complement the authenticity, beauty, and emotion of those original moment, allowing you to relive that memory for years to come.

As a company founded on truth, beauty and art, I set out to document these life events in a way that helps them live on forever – on your walls and in the album that you’ll share with your kids and grandkids.

Her Family

My husband and I are celebrating 14 years this year. We have two hilarious boys who are 3 and 1. We love spending time together in our overgrown backyard, climbing trees and roasting marshmallows. 

Things Erica LOVES!


We recently rented a big house in southern California with a whole bunch of family. It was so fun seeing the cousins play together and do life together for more than just a few hours. My little guy even took his first steps for Grandma and Grandpa!

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!