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Hi, I'm Deyla! I am Portland and Seattle wedding and lifestyle photographer, but more then that I'm a mother of two awesome kids and completely in love with my super hot husband of 13 years! Here are some other fun facts about myself...

 

* I am giddy about love. 

* I drink capucino like its going out of style.

* I Love the water, something so serene and soothing, I can't help it.

* I am happiest when my ideas unfold, and with those who trust me to do this for them in their sessions.

* My husband says I have too many pairs of shoes... I disagree.

* I will hug you when we meet for the first time.

* Milk Chocolate is my friend

* I love to travel

* I frequently volunteer at my children's school 

* I work out of my home office and I love it! 

* I have no idea what my natural hair color is

* I'm one of those "big" laughers

* I have a handsome 14 year blind and deaf pug named Duke, he's my buddy.

* I genuinely and wholeheartedly love what I do!

I have been privileged to photograph over 150 weddings and hundreds of Portraits. It has been an honor to be a part of so many lives and truly lucky getting to know all of these amazing people. Seriously from the bottom of my heart, I love all of you! I believe each story is it's own with real moments and I capture these in a beautifully classic way.

I would love to get to know you, meet you and hear your story and in turn make some beautiful imagery for you to hang on to forever.

Can I take you out to a cup of coffee (did I mention I love cappucinos?)? Looking forward to meeting you!

Deyla's work has been featured on both print and online wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, SGreen Wedding Shoes, Style Unveiled, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Brides Magazine and The Knot. 

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Basel Cellars Wedding Photo | Lauren & Devin

Lauren & Devin’s stunning destination wedding at Basel Cellars in Walla Walla Washington was not only gorgeous but the friends and family surrounded them with so much love and support, it was pretty awesome to be around.

Lauren and Devin live in Montana and were looking for a beautiful venue on this side of the woods due to some family and friends living in the northwest, but of course picking their venue was not hard when they came across Basel Cellars! they rented the entire estate for about 4 days it has some of the most beautiful features! First off the woodwork in this estate is insane! secondly there is a killer Guys area downstairs complete with dance stage, theatre, pool table, and bar! I mean seriously! Lauren and Devin have a beautiful fur baby  named Brooks who really captured the show during their wedding rehearsal with his swimming, and going down the water slide and carrying around his giant rock.

From the details, the touching moments of both first looks (one with dad and brother and the other with Devin), the stunning Walla Walla valley, and gorgeous sunsets, their wedding day was nothing short of perfect.

Fab Vendors:

Photo: Deyla Huss Photography

Second Shooter: Misty Christenson

Venue: Basel Cellars

Wedding Coordination: Red Barrel Design & Events

Makeup and Hair: Muah

Dress: Rue de Seine from the Dress Theory

Bridesmaids Gowns: Donna Morgan, Adrianna Papell, David’s Bridal, Harscuuthung

Rings: Brides/ Michael M  Grooms/Benchmark from the Goldsmith Gallery

Floral: Amore Floral Designs

Groom’s attire: Perry Ellis from Nordstroms

Cake: Olive Marketplace & Cafe

Rentals: Fleurissant Entertainment

DJ: Platinum Entertainment

 

 

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And of course nothing like a little behind the scenes despite me looking like a hot mess :)

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My favorite photo of the day with two of my lovely brides! What an amazing experience it is to photograph not one but two weddings from the same wonderful family. Love these ladies!

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Resort At The Mountain Wedding Photos | Nicole & Nick

It started out at a Huskies fraternity tailgate and continued on to be a match made in heaven truly! What a beautiful wedding at The Resort At The Mountain in Welches, OR! We were expecting sunshine and open skies but instead we got a little rain and a whole lot of fog! But that didn’t stop this wedding from being gorgeous thanks to the amazing Elizabeth of Bridal Bliss! Having to change things up a bit last minute was nothing short of flawless!

Watching Nicole with her mom and sister was so sweet during the preparations, both mom and sister helped her get her dress on, and its usually one of my favorite times during the day to photograph because it is such a sweet memory being built for them. There was music and lots of dancing when the girls were getting ready! During the ceremony, Nick and Nicole exchanged two red roses symbolizing something like a unity candle would, very neat idea! After the ceremony, everyone moved over to a cocktail hour on the deck outside of the ballroom and THAT was just the beginning of this evening! It was filled with SO MUCH dancing and fun which led to some amazing reception photos! We ended the night with all the University of Washington Alumni on the dance floor for a group shot throwing up their “W” can’t get better then that!

I was truly honored to be a part of Nicole & Nick’s beautiful day, Getting to know them both over the last year through the planning process was such a pleasure. Love you both and wishing you the very best on life, love and marriage!

Amazing Team:

Photography: Deyla Huss Photography

Associate Photographer: Deena Selbak

Venue: Resort At The Mountain

Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth with Bridal Bliss

Floral Design: Blum

Wedding Dress: Anna’s Bridal 

Hair & Makeup: Blossom & Beauty

Cake: Dream Cakes

DJ: Paradox Productions

 

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Union Pine Wedding Photos| Alice & Joel

To find each other was meant to be for these two! Alice & Joel are such a sweet and loving couple, and it was an honor to watch their beautiful day unfold. They started off at one of my favorite hotels downtown Portland; The Sentinel  getting ready with some of their closest friends and family. Then we were off to the funky hip Portland venue; Union Pine, for the ceremony and reception. I absolutely loved the tropical elements with Portland flare that Kirsten with Bridal Bliss pulled together, to make this one heck of a wedding! So many family members and friends from afar shared in their day and they were surrounded by so much love. It was truly an honor!

Photography: Deyla Huss Photography

Wedding Coordination: Kirsten with Bridal Bliss

Venue: Union Pine

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Bridal Hair Piece: BHLDN

Rings: Tiffany & Co.

Floral Design: Floral Sunshine

Makeup: Hair by Katerina

Makeup by: Julie Lampros

Table Numbers: The Pearl Creative

Chalk Board illustrations: http://marlybeyer.com

Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals

Other Rentals: Party Place

Linens: La Travola Fine Linens

Cake: Dream Cakes

Catering: Devil’s Food Catering

Band: Cascade Crescendo

Transportation: Lucky Limousine & Classic Chauffeur Company

 

 

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Lake Oswego Maternity Photo | Christa & Dan

There is just something so beautiful about the relationship between two expectant parents. It’s a deeper love then anything else. Christa (a fabulous photographer btw) and Dan came to my studio in Lake Oswego and we started off their Maternity portraits in studio and then ventured out to George Rogers Park on the water. Christa wore this gorgeous cornflower blue dress and brought a stunning bouquet as an added bonus to use in some of our photos. But nothing beats the photos with both expectant parents together enjoying this special moment with one another and just being with one another with nothing but duck calls in the background peacefulness.

Photographing them was such a pleasure and Im so incredibly happy for them both!

Makeup and Hair by Blossom and Beauty

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Blame it on the Rain

Yep I know you had that song in your head! I broke out the song Blame it on the Rain by Milli Vanilli yesterday and it couldn’t have been more perfect for what yesterdays crazy insane weather was like! Oh I do love living in Oregon and I really don’t complain ever about our weather because really it is truly one of the most beautiful places to live because of it. But common!

I announced my Spring Mini Sessions a couple of weeks ago and I KNOW there was so much hesitation because our weather has really just been nasty and not Spring like at all. I get it, I do!

But hey, I see some sunshine in our near future and It may just give us what we need, MUCH NEEDED Vitamin D!

Do you feel me?

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Oregon Golf Club Wedding | Tori & Brett

What a way to ring in the New Year and have all of your friends and family in one place celebrating the beginning of the year with a wedding at the Oregon Golf Club. The cold winter day was filled with sunshine and couldn’t have been more perfect.  Elizabeth with Bridal Bliss planned a wedding to remember and the details throughout were exquisite. We started off the day at Tori’s parents home, which in itself was also pretty darn gorgeous! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect bride and bridal party and Tori’s mom and dad are seriously the sweetest people you will have ever met!

Their wedding was held at the GORGEOUS Oregon Golf Club and the views are to die! this wedding was filled with lots of white drapery, white flowers, glitz and glam! and definitely was a perfect way to end a wedding season.

Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography & Associate

Wedding Planning: Elizabeth with Bridal Bliss

Venue: Oregon Golf Club

Wedding Gown: Anna’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns: Badgley Mischka from Rent The Runway

Hair and Makeup: Face Body Beauty

Floral: Zest Floral

Rentals: Party Place

Officiant: Steve Sharp with A Beautiful Ceremony

Video: Focal Point Digital Media

DJ: Chad Dowling Productions

 

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I love this photo because it really depicts the morning we had, one of the coldest most beautiful days of the winter! These lovelies decided to snuggle up during a crisp blast of wind that blew through at this very moment, ha!

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I cannot get over how stunning their reception looked, Elizabeth and the Bridal Bliss team did such a fantastic job putting it all together!
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Let the party begin! ring in the New Year!

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Let the count down begin!

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Portland Family Portraits | Starbuck Family

I have had the joy of photographing these Portland family portraits since sweet beautiful little Ainsley was in her mommy’s tummy! And it’s always a good time with this family. We decided to venture over to the Columbia River on the Portland side to get some sunset shots and to celebrate Ainsley turning 4! Ofcourse momma always dresses her in the cutest outfits, I absolutely adored the fox sweater!

They scheduled a Mini session which are always great fore those with smaller children that cannot handle a full session and you still get a lot of beautiful photos to view and select your favorites from on your final online gallery. Mini Sessions are offered all year long now and we still have special mini-session events in March and October. email us to request your Portrait PDF packet today with all the details!

Here are some of my faves from their Portland Mini Portrait Session.

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Bridal Fashion Photographer | Tessa Kim Lookbook 2016

Im excited to finally get to share these images from Tessa Kim’s 2016 Launch was today. I absolutely love photographing these Lookbook’s and play with beautiful bridal fashion and work with some very talented people. We styled the set with a garden theme with pops of color yet a clean palette. I Absolutely LOVE the pops of color throughout such as this stunning Lime green gown by Elizabeth Dye, it was perfectly styled with some gorgeous gold headpieces and a gold Capelet from Tessa Kim‘s new line.  The gorgeous floral garland really pulled it all together and Bella Bloom did an amazing job and exactly what we had envisioned. The elegant vintage pieces that were brought in by the lovely Something Borrowed worked perfectly with the garden theme, my favorite was the light pink settee, the color of pink is so perfect! I cannot get over the light updo and beautiful makeup that Jennifer from Face Body Beauty did, such a fantastic job as always.

Please check out her new line HERE and start shopping for your wedding!

Photography & Styling- Deyla Huss Photography

Headpieces, veils, capelets, intimates- Tessa Kim

Gown’s- Elizabeth Dye

Model- Kylie with Option Model Media

Makeup and Hair- Jennifer with Face Body Beauty

Floral Design- Bella Bloom

Vintage Furniture pieces- Something Borrowed

 

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A little behind the scenes…

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February 1, 2016 - 7:29 pm Tessa Kim - Thank you Deyla for your amazing work as always! Everything came together beautifully! Can't wait for our next shoot together!

2015 Year in Review

 

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

Where do I even begin but first by saying, if I could give each and everyone of you hugs right now I would, without you, I would not be doing what I love! Thank you for sharing your beautiful moments with me, I am truly honored to be a part of so many lives!

This last year was a year full of new adventures, growth and new relationships with some amazing people. I have photographed some gorgeous places and will continue to search for new locations for more adventures with you all! I made a point to not photograph as many as I did the year before in order to get that family time I so desperately needed and went on several family vacations this year which is very important for momma’s soul!

Heres are a few little snippets of 2015

-I came home with seven ticks crawling on me after an amazing engagement session in a stunning location! totally worth it!

-I chased our worst Thunder and lighting storm to photograph an engagement session.

-I photographed a couple celebrities this year (nope not telling who)

-I may have tripped a few times, fallen only once LOL

-I cried at 14 weddings this year

-I photographed over a 100 Portrait sessions this year

-My boudoir sessions were off the charts this year!

-Got into a new studio in Lake Oswego, OR (open house coming soon)

-I photographed a New Years Eve wedding with a pinched nerve in my back and made it out alive! LOL

Cheers to a Happy New Year!!

 

 

Oregon Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Portland Engagement Photographer // Alix + Cam

Alix and Cam are getting married next year and Im so excited to photograph their nuptials! It helps that Alix has incredible style and brought some fun pieces to their fall engagement session on Sauvie Island! Oh and yes she looks like Katherine Heigl, I couldn’t believe how close the resemblance was 😉 We walked around the forest, danced in a tulle skirt near a beautiful oak tree and cozied up together in their gorgeous Pendleton Wool blanket. We shot until the sunset was gone and still able to grab the last bit of that moody light! Absolutely adore these two and couldn’t be more excited for them both!

Hair & Makeup by Beth Level Artistry

Most all outfits from Nordstrom

Blanket by Pendleton Wool

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