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When you choose me as your wedding photographer, you're not just getting someone to show up and click a button. You're getting an EXPERIENCE. One that's filled with fun, laughter, crazy dance moves, lots of slightly inappropriate jokes, and as little stress as humanly possible. Cause I'm about to bring the party to your party. Consider me your own personal hype-girl BFF who happens to be an EXPERT in all things weddings. And I'm here for you every step of the way.

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with a side of personality.

we'll get to know each other before your wedding so you'll be comfortable, relaxed, and I'll know how to genuinely tell your story.



You're guaranteed to feel comfortable when I'm guiding you through your photos. I'll give you lots of tips and pointers- and I promise I won't let you look awkward.

From engagement outfit inspo to wedding planning resources and even timeline planning, I'm here to help you all along the way.

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You're into me...

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You've seen the photos. You've read all about my quirks. You're picking up what I'm putting down. Head right on over to my contact page and let's connect.

Let's meet...

Our first hangout is a FaceTime call, because leaving the house means we all have to wear pants. If we connect, we'll know- we'll know by how hard we are laughing. Once you decide to swipe right on our relationship, you'll put down your retainer and digitally sign our contract to reserve your date in my calendar.

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The planning...

Timelines, articles, advice, OH MY! We will work together on your customized wedding photography timeline and will plan everything with a buffer so we all feel good about it. It's safe to say that I've most likely been to a lot more weddings than you, and just like Farmers- I know a thing or two, cause I've seen a thing or two. I'm happy to offer my expertise to help you with anything and everything.

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The engagements...

Even if you think you don't need an engagement session- trust me, you do. Think of this fun evening of shooting as practice for your wedding day. We'll laugh, I'll bust out my ridiculous hip-thrusting dance moves, and gorgeous photos will ensue. You'll learn all the do's and don'ts of posing and you'll practically be professional models by the time we're through.

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Personal ninja for a day...

I apologize in advance for crying more than your grandma. Especially if you read your own vows. They get me every.dang.time. Like, maybe put "tissues for Dionne" on your list of things to bring. I just care is all. I will integrate myself so seamlessly into your tribe that you'll forget that I'm not part of the wedding party. I'm basically your wedding ninja, capturing moments you won't even realize are happening. I'm already getting emotional.

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The final countdown...

Then the final product. Eeeeek! I get excited just thinking about it. You'll get a sneak peek sent to you within 72 hours of your "I Do's". Cause ain't nobody got that much patience. And then you'll get the whole dang enchilada (aka your wedding gallery) within 6-8 weeks. And it will be the best day ever.

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Dionne Kraus is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Servicing the local area of Portland, Salem, the Oregon Coast and the surrounding PNW areas. Also provides photography for weddings across the United States and worldwide. Specializes in capturing artistic wedding portraits and fun candid moments to produce beautiful, emotional, and unique wedding photography. The Pacific Northwest is home but available for travel worldwide.