Portland Wedding Photographer
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Hi I'm Deyla! I am wedding and lifestyle photographer, a dreamer, passionate about love, a mother of two pretty amazing kids, completely in love with my husband, pug lover, driven, romance fanatic, laugh loud, and hug tightly.
I have been priveleged to photograph over 100 weddings and thousands of Portraits. I have been honored to be a part of so many lives and get to know all of these lovely people. I believe each story is it's own with real, intimate 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 have forever.
Thank you for taking the time to view my work and I look forward to hearing from you!
Deyla has photographed Weddings all around the US such as Florida, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Washington, California and of course her home state Oregon. You can find her work featured on many online wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Style Unveiled, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Brides Magazine and The Knot.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
WOW I have a “tweenage” daughter, seriously I may freak out just a bit… or not
First off for those who don’t know the term, here’s a little definition for you:
a preteen or a young teenager.
I was inspired to post this while browsing through personal photos of my beautiful family and kept getting a bolt of lighting down my back every time I ran across a photo of my tween daughter. WHAT? I have an 11 year old? This may come as a bit cliché to most, but dang where did the time go?
I watch her pass me with a sweet smile while shoving her brother out of her way then turning around and giving him a hug and saying ” I love you” to him. Yep its just like that. The craziness we call the “ups & downs”. She sits on her bed strumming her guitar and singing so softly so knowone can hear her. But I do, I hear her and watch her as she goes through this crazy thing we called life. And its a hard one for this age, they go through puberty and excessive changes, their emotions, their thoughts. They are a complete mess and thats what we are here for as parents, to guide them and help them get through this awkward stage in their lives. And we pray that they come out of it knowing that they are loved more then life itself.
My daughter and I have frequent talks about life and simply girly stuff just to see where she’s at in this stage of life, I want to make sure her thoughts and questions are answered in the best way I can. They need to know we have all been there before and could possible provide some insite We as parents, have a responsibility to our children, don’t ignore this time in your child’s life just because you may not understand fully what they are going through, talk to them.
Every time I see that smile on my daughter’s face, it reminds me, that I know we are doing a good job raising our tween-age daughter and I couldn’t be more excited to watch her grow into a beautiful women inside and out and knowing I may have had a small part in that
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
When in doubt, hire someone that you mesh well with to capture your wedding day. It is one of the most intimate moments of your lives and truly should be captured by someone that you trust completely. What better way to really get to know your wedding photographer and of course them getting to know you, by photographing your engagement session. Not only do you find out how you are in front of the camera but also how your photographer and you mesh. Have fun with your engagement session, bring a few outfits, snazzy it up a bit for some and really bring out your personalities and love for one another. I always say to my lovely couples “what better excuse to simply look at each other and be really in tune with one another, play and to just love one another”.
I had such a blast with Petya & Kevin downtown Portland at the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade and surrounding rustic urban areas. I had never actually met them before this, we had been Skyping one another beforehand and totally hit it off through our Skype dates:) Petya and Kevin get out of their car and I started to walk over to them and Petya just starts to run over with open arms and welcomed me with the biggest hug… Yep I have the best clients in the world! I knew then this evening was going to go really well!
I can’t wait for your gorgeous wedding next month! xoxo
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I had the honor of photographing Tamara and Shane’s Beautiful intimate New England wedding last month and couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. Flying out to that part of the country was a new venture for me and I was stoked! I love the feel of New England, the history, the buildings, the rocky coastline, lighthouses and the moody skies, It really is beautiful!
They wanted a quaint and intimate wedding, they were so comfortable and calm for their day and made this about them. Tamara got ready with her mother at Troupe Studio in the quaint town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Michael did a fantastic job on her hair! Tamara sat there in her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown from Divine Designs in Portland so calm and relaxed, She was about to marry her Mr. right. The day moved so effortlessly and they both allowed tons of time for portraits as husband and wife which of course I love!
They chose several fun locations around town and on the water and I got to see more of the lay of the land and I can say Im pretty much in love with this sweet town of Portsmouth. After our venture around town, we drove to their stunning reception location on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton Bay, New Hampshire. Just think more water, beautiful lake front home, amazing sunset, and family and friends. You really can’t get any better then that! As they sat down for their intimate family style Lobster dinner before their cocktail reception began,I was schooled on how to properly crack open a lobster as well as hear about the correct pronunciation of Portsmouth and of course we had to chat how to say Oregeee-gon HA! They were some of the warmest people I have ever met and it truly was an honor.
Tamara & Shane It was an amazing day, Cheers!
Whispering those sweet nuthins in her ear… I wonder what he was saying to put such a smile on her face?
Even though they had a chef preparing their yummy Lobster meal, Shane still finds his happiness behind the grill, I mean what man doesn’t right?
Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography
Dress: Monique LHiullier
Dress Shop: Divine Designs
Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss
Floral Design: Jardiniere Flowers
Catering: Magic Foods Catering
Paper goods: Wedding Paper Divas
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This couple was a dream to photograph, Gorgeous couple + Perfect light + Stunning location= PERFECT! When Heather mentioned her grandparents property up in White Salmon, WA followed by some pics of the property, I couldn’t be more excited to get these to in front of my camera. Im talking 240 acres of hills, trees, pure bliss for this gal and we had such a blast and it was so fun getting to know these two even better and I can only imagine how their wedding day will be!
Feast your eyes on these two cuties, I promise you won’t regret it one bit
Monday, June 16, 2014
I was truly honored to be chosen to be Tamara & Shane’s Wedding Photographer for their gorgeous New England Wedding and can’t wait to show you the rest, but in the mean time, heres a preview of whats to come
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Oh my I do adore this family! We are very lucky to live only an hour away from the coast and an hour away from the mountains, Its pretty awesome and sometimes I think we take Oregon for granted and not fully appreciate the beauty that surounds us. but not this family, meet the Nuttman family, they rock… they really do and I have been super lucky to photograph them a couple of times now and always end up having a blast with them. They wanted to take advantage of spring break and head to the beach for their family portrait session. I don’t know if you remember but spring break wasn’t the best weather time we have had in the past during then but that didn’t stop us from heading down to the beach for a break in the rain and get some fun family portraits.
You may recognize the lovely lady in peach, thats Amy, she’s the fabulous owner of Blush Bridal Events go check them out, they plan some beautiful weddings and events!
Oh and one more thing before I show you their awesomeness… we JUST sent out our summer newsletter and announced our July Beach Session Event, if you didn’t get that, click HERE to view.
Hair & Makeup by the lovely Jennifer with Face Body Beauty
Monday, May 5, 2014
It is such a blast to see one of the weddings I photographed featured in print or online, I mean who doesn’t like getting their work published?
Recently THIS lovely private estate wedding of Stephanie and Nic, was chosen to be featured on a special event they had called 50 Weddings in 50 States which featured one wedding per state and honored to be picked for Oregon. Please feel to visit the feature HERE
Friday, May 2, 2014
I get so sad when I hear from clients “I haven’t even printed from our digital images yet” even after a couple of years and that disk or usb is collecting dust next to your computer because well I get it…. life. I cannot stress enough how amazing it is to see touch and feel those images either hanging on your walls, made into a gorgeous leather flush mount album for everyone to ooohhh and ahhh at. your memories in tangible format, yep do it! We don’t realize how easily forgettable our digital images are, not because you don’t love them but because they are not physically in front of you to touch and feel. We are an out-of-site out-of-mind type of generation, everything is digital.
Most of my wedding collections come with an album credit because thats how I encourage my couples to invest in their portraiture. Would you forget about a $500-$800 credit? Can’t figure out how to display or use your images? I have some ideas for you and happen to be the most popular with clients. Each one of these products are available through us and we have a little contest to boot, keep scrolling down to get more info.
Flush Mount Albums, this is a 10 spread 10×10 leather bound flush mount on thick watercolor paper. this cover is one of my faves, Sahara in distressed leather.
Another awesome way to display some of your images is displaying some Gallery Prints on a wall shelf or easel, these are matted prints and probably one of my favorite ways to display gorgeous photographs in right now. The matte is super thick and has backing on it so it really doesn’t need a frame to go with it, they are meant to do without the frame and look so classy and elegant.
Canvas prints are also a great way to display larger pieces of art work on your walls, and Im not talking 8×10′s or 11×14′s Im talking about that 24×36 Canvas in your bedroom or over your sofa in your living room! I have several large canvases in my home and the minimum size I have displaying my family pics and of my husband and I is a 18×24 and up to a 24×36. It makes such a statement and is your very own piece of art.
This is a 28×20 .5″ thick canvas in my office, the .5″ is my preference although I have several 1.5″ thick canvas’s around my home as well.
Contest!!! You can win a $100 print certificate to get you started! If you have had a session or wedding with me already or want to save this for your next session with me, it never expires! Heres how it works:
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CONTEST ENDS MONDAY 5/5/14, Winner will be picked by random generator.
Monday, April 28, 2014
I do love a Portland marina family portrait session! and this family braved the wind and sprinkles that chilly Portland day.Being commissioned by another Photographer is always a bit nerve racking but always an honor as well. The lovely momma in this shoot is just that, a local photographer and she has two very sweet rambunctious boys that want to run and be boys and so we shall do just that and sneak in a few of mom and dad along the way
Here are some of my faves from their session…