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Hello!

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. 

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Washington Park Anniversary Portraits | Christina & Kyle

What better way to celebrate one another then having a portrait session just for the two of you!

These two cuties wanted to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary photographing in Washington Park with a romantic picnic. So fun! I love that they wanted to incorporate things from their wedding such as this little stool they bought as a decor item for their wedding and pears were also a significant thing at their wedding as well. Ofcourse wine and cheeses and a baguette added to the romantic picnic also! they also brought their sweet pup to the shoot.  We lucked out since it was a tad muddy around the park still from the rain, I found a gorgeous magnolia tree to be a nice setting for their picnic and I couldn’t have been happier about that!

Happy 5 year anniversary Christina & Kyle! it was truly an honor photographing this time for you both!

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Were having a giveaway!!!

 

 

 

 

*Contest over*   Congrats!!! Gretchen Black Harple!!  Please email me to claim your prize.

 

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Im SUPER excited to announce our giveaway this morning!  Sometimes our readers get to take advantage of a cool giveaway and I’m honored to be able to do this with lovely items from such designers as the lovely Tessa Kim!

Heres what you need to do to enter:

 

1) Go like our Facebook page HERE if you haven’t already

2) Go Like Tessa Kim’s new Intimates page on FB HERE

3) comment below that you have done both

4)For an extra entry, please tag 3 friends on Deyla Huss Photography FB page in the comments section underneath the post, so they can enter as well.

One lucky winer will be drawn at random on Saturday morning and announced!

**contest ends Friday the 18th at 11:59pm

 

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April 19, 2014 - 12:41 am Kathryn DePorter - All 4 Done! :)

April 18, 2014 - 5:26 am Sara Mckenzie - Done

April 17, 2014 - 7:26 pm Gretchen - Did it! Now to add some names to your page...

April 17, 2014 - 5:48 pm Elizabeth - Done!! ;) Gorgeous robe.

April 17, 2014 - 5:02 pm Shena - Done!

April 17, 2014 - 4:28 pm Laura Duvall - Yes both. Thank you!

April 17, 2014 - 4:07 pm Marissa Atienza - I've completed all four steps. I'm crossing my fingers.

April 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm Savannah Bryant - I have Done Both !! :)

April 17, 2014 - 3:48 pm Jennifer O'Leary - Both pages have been "liked"!

Hillsboro Newborn Photographer | Baby D

 

 

I love getting a call from a brand new client saying they want soft intimate lifestyle imagery for their portraiture session. They moved up here from California and have no family up here so what better way to let their family and friends step into their lives but by showing them portraits of a day in the life adjusting to parenthood and a new beautiful baby boy. People ask me all the time, what are your favorite type of portrait sessions when it comes to families and kidos? I love when families PLAY with their children and interact with them for their photos, Im not a traditional portrait photographer and try to steer away from the more traditional shots of families and babies. I love to watch brand new families interact with their newborns and work together when taking care of them, It is so beautiful to watch and photograph this time in their lives. Here are some from their session…

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She nurses and he burps… See what I mean about working together :)

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Staying true to my photographic style and watching the Notebook way too much!

I had gone back and forth on writing this post for a while but I thought it would be good to get it out there if not for myself but for others as well. I have been photographing weddings and portraits for 8 years now, wooooa did I just say 8 years? time flies! during those 8 years I have been trying to find my photographic style and finally LOVE that style and want to stick with it.

This is not just a job for me.

Its so easy now to find inspiration on social media of all kinds and fall into that “oh gosh I like that style, oh wait no I love this” and so on. I decided about 2 years ago to stay away from that sort of “searching to find my style” mentality and just start shooting and playing with my ideas and my art.

I cannot tell you what a difference it has made in my way of thinking out a session before photographing it… HUGE!

Now it comes down to the difficult part, and it truly is difficult I’ll be honest. I will have an inquiry for a wedding or portrait session and sometimes they will describe what they are looking for as a completely different style of what I portray or at least what I thought I was portraying. As I listen to them saying “I love those photos with the real high contrast look” or as they show me a shot from a different photographer and say “I really love this shot, can you do something like this?” It takes me a little bit to realize they are describing someone else and hoping I can just mimic that style. I ask you.. why? why not hire that photographer that you obviously love? Sure I know I can photograph it and edit those shots the way you want exactly, JUST like that other photographer, but will it make me happy and you as well? probably not. Enjoying what I’m doing is why I started this venture in my life, Why give up on myself and my artistic style? I have had the difficult time turning down a session or wedding because of each of these scenarios letting them know I felt I wouldn’t be a good fit for them. Because of that not only will they be happier going with someone that fits their style, so will I.

Staying true to you photographic style is something that took me a few years to figure out but I feel I am on the right track now. I am getting inquiries from prospective couples that say they absolutely love my work and most importantly me as a person and trust me to produce gorgeous imagery for their wedding day… they love my photographic style. I am blessed beyond words to know that each couple I work with throughout their planning process is not only a client that hired me for me, but someone I have become friends with over the months as well.  Why would you want to hire someone to photograph such an intimate day and not truly trust they will produce the imagery you are wanting for your wedding or portraits?

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I am truly passionate about what I do, so it has been difficult not to photograph everything and anything Im asked to by a prospective client. Each inquiry I receive, whether it be portrait or wedding, I make sure I get to know them a bit better and ensure we are a good fit by asking them a few questions about their day and what they are hoping for in their session/wedding. Next I love to set up either a phone call or have them meet with me over coffee for another round of getting to know you and hearing your love story.  Does this take a lot of time?  I know a lot of photographers think its taking a lot of time and to just book it already! Well I truly believe its better in the long run and completely worth it to spend a little extra time with those newly engaged or expecting mothers booking a portrait session.

I know my clients have appreciated it!

With each session or wedding I give each client the attention they deserve to ensure a beautiful return for them and myself. I book a limited amount of weddings each year, 14 to be exact, so I can spend more time on each individual couple. And I book a limited amount of portrait sessions a month for the same reason.

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What would I say my style is? in a nut shell, I aim for the more romantic, soft, fresh, dreamy if you will. I attract couples who are completely in love with one another and show that in a photograph. Im not a traditional photographer, I get excited for those real moments such as when your new husband walks you out in a field or down the street and he just can’t stop staring at his beautiful wife and simply stops in the midst of everything and pulls his bride in for a kiss or simply to look at her some more.

Call me a sucker for romance, or maybe I just watch the notebook to much! HA!

Happiness shows in a photograph and I don’t miss the opportunity to capture that for you.

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If you are looking for someone to photograph your wedding or portrait session but found inspiration from other styles of work, don’t settle for someone that you know deep down you

will not love the results from, hire that photographer that truly emphasizes you and that you would be proud to hang those beautiful images on your walls.

I can’t wait to hear about your story and photograph these monumental times in your lives!

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Have a beautiful week!  xoxo

 

Newborn & Nursery Portraits | Wiley Family

Oh this little one gave his parents an early arrival because he decided it was time for some cuddling and loving on his family. Weighing only a hair over 4 lbs, he is such a tiny little guy, you could hold him in your hands and he would almost fit perfectly. I couldn’t get over how fragile and sweet he is and how much in love his parents and fur sister were with him. Watching new parents is so amazing, how they help each other change a diaper or put on a change of clothes or feed him and the task of adjustment to caring for such a beautiful life.  It is such a beautiful experience and I was honored to photograph this time for them. Now As you will notice there are photos of the nursery, because it is really amazing! see Mandi is the co-owner of Champagne Wedding Coordination, so it didn’t surprise me when decor for the nursery was going to be as beautiful as it was. The proud parents hand made the drift wood sign for his name over the crib as well as the sweet chandelier/mobile hanging next to it. And I heard that painting stripes on the walls was not an easy task, I only know this as I had attempted to do this in my daughters bedroom, and well lets just say her room is now one solid color ;)

Feast your eyes on this sweet family!

 

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Fashion Photographer | Tessa Kim 2014 Intimates Look Book

What can I say I am in love with photographing beautiful things such as these pretties! I was honored to be asked to photograph a 2014 Look Book for Tessa Kim’s new Intimates Line at the studio in December, I mean seriously she has some amazing pieces and Im pretty sure I want to buy each piece from her new line! especially the lace!! yummy!  You can see another shoot we did in Seattle to see more of her lovelies HERE.

She tailored  this years line towards brides and I know there will be a ton of happy brides out there! Speaking of that, she is having a $200 giveaway right now featured by Green Wedding Shoes so hurry up and go enter HERE  to get some gorgeous new pieces!!

Photographer: Deyla Huss Photography

Designer: Tessa Kim

Model: Nicole Miller with Option Models

MUA: Jessica Belknapp

Chairs and Lanterns: Classic Vintage Rentals

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Sunset Photographer-couples in love | Samantha & Kiley

I have to piece this session out into sections because it was a rather large group and and several couples, children, etc.. SUCH an amazing family! So I can’t wait to share each and every one of them! but first I would like to share this very special couple, having photos taken of you as a couple and well simply in love? why not! I think couples should do this more and celebrate each other. It doesn’t have to be an anniversary or a birthday or an engagement, it can really be anything and well just because! After getting lots of family photos, Grandma came out and took the kids so mom and dad could get a break and just be together and of course watch the sun go down! Gorgeous evening, Perfect light, amazing couple! can’t get better then that really!  So here is Part I of the Rand/Walker Fam session I did a while back. Enjoy! :)

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Columbia Gorge Engagement session | Liza & Jonathan

As you know Oregon Weather is unpredictable all the time  at times, so that usually means we have to tough it out in the rain, wind, cold most of the year. Well that did not stop Liza & Jonathan and I from hiking up to Horse trail falls and having some fun in the rain! There is something about the warmth of their love for eachother that comforts the moody outlook of the afternoon. They both enjoy geocaching up in the woods or Portland’s eccentric neighborhoods which is why we decided that Horse Trail Falls off of the Old Columbia Gorge Highway was a perfect backdrop for their engagement Portraits!

She makes him laugh with her silliness and she thinks he has stellar eyebrows HA!  they enjoy playing games together such as scrabble which played a roll in the afternoon affair. I couldn’t be more excited for their wedding in September this year at The Edgefield, it fits them perfectly! Love you guys!

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A loss of a life and a journey to live again | Rusnac Family

It took me a while to share these photos with you only because words cannot express how truly amazing this little family is and the strength of a mother that is not only moving but a powerful story. I have lost a pregnancy and I only got to 17 weeks along but it felt like something so surreal and wondered how something like this can be taken away from me?  I still think about that moment and how scared it was to get pregnant again but also how thankful I was given that gift again when I was pregnant with my son.

I want to share a dear friends story with you, I cannot compare my story with with theirs and can only imagine what it felt like to go full term and loose a precious gift. I was honored to photograph her and her sweet family at one of their favorite spots; the Edgefield McMenamins, and even more honored to share her photos and help get her story out there.   Liz hopes that her story will helps others who may have gone through a loss of a child and helping them cope and to know that it is ok to move forward and be happy again, remembering them, to laugh again and to live again, despite how hard it may be and how it feels like you shouldn’t be allowed to be happy again.

Please stop by her blog about her personal story and her loss of her beautiful baby girl Emma http://lizrusnacblog.wordpress.com/

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January 9, 2014 - 6:11 am Nicole Wagner - aaaahh Love these so much! She is certainly amazing. her strength is contagious. well written and captured Deyla. xx

2013 year review

Is it really another new year!? Im pretty sure this year went by so fast but what a fantastic year it was! I was honored to have clients come back again this year and I appreciate their continued support, I wouldn’t be in business without you all! And Im so excited to welcome new clients and had a blast getting to know you and your families! I photographed 14 weddings in 2013 (my yearly max), photographed over 60 Portrait sessions, welcomed 24 new clients and have to say this was the best year yet! I was grateful to work with some amazing vendors this year and honored to call my clients my friends! I cannot WAIT to see whats in store this year and looking forward to photographing more of your stories and cherished moments this new year.

We have tons of exciting new things coming for Deyla Huss Photography, new products, new collections, more Mini Sessions, new beautiful imagery coming your way! Cheers to all of you and to 2014!

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