Jessica & Bradley :: Married! :: Salem, Oregon Wedding Photography

It didn’t seem like that long ago we were meeting Jessica and Bradley on the beach for their engagement photos, and next you thing you know it’s wedding time! The day started off a tad stressful with the Keizer Iris Parade blocking off any possible access to the wedding location, but once we all got on site everything went just fine – even the rain held off!

This turned out to be a great backyard wedding, with some wonderful family and friends and delicious bbq! Congrats to you both – hope your time in Hawaii was wonderful!

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

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House for Sale!

Anyone looking for a 3 bedroom/1 bathroom house in South Salem??? My wife and I have listed our house for sale!

I decided to take a few photos for the MLS and other listings. I used the Bower 14mm lens for the photos – a lens I have boasted about before! I shot the photos with my Canon 1D Mark III – which has an APS-H sensor, a 1.3x crop factor. This essentially makes the 14mm lens the equivalent of an 18-19mm, which I found just perfect for our photos.

Let me know what you think! And by all means, if you’re shopping for a house or know someone that is, please send them our way!!!

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Meg & Matt :: Engaged! :: Salem, Oregon Wedding Photography

This was one of our most fun engagement shoots ever! We started on the Oregon State University campus, ventured into the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Corvallis, then visited the classroom where these two lovebirds first met in eight grade at Santiam Christian. Their chemistry is obvious, and when two people love being around each other it makes photographing much easier!

Congrats, Meg and Matt! Looking forward to your wedding in July!

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

Jessica & Brad :: Engaged! :: Salem, Oregon Wedding Photography

My wife and I spent the weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon and that Sunday we were able to meet up with Jessica and Brad for their engagement photos. The weather was beautiful – clear skies and fairly warm! I love visiting the Oregon coast and it is one of my favorite places to take photos. We had a great time with Jessica and Brad and are looking forward  to their wedding in May!

Here are a few photos from the shoot.

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

A few more from the capital

I just went through the rest of my photos from the Salem, Oregon capital and decided to post a few more (I posted my favorite one below with the beach photo). These were taken with the bargain Bower 14mm f/2.8 lens – a great wide angle lens for a good price. The lens is manual only (no autofocus), but when you’re shooting this wide it really isn’t necessary.

These are probably the last photos I’ll get with the cherry blossoms. Rain is expected this weekend, which will blow some of the flowers away. Also, I drove by the capital and noticed they were setting up some sort of tent in front of the building, which pretty much ruins any ideal photo opp. Enjoy!

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A little scenery

Wedding photography is my favorite thing to shoot, but a close second is nature. I love hiking, getting outdoors and it seems as though I rarely take the time to capture scenic photos.

Here are a few I recently took. One is from Lincoln City, Oregon and the other is the Salem, Oregon capitol building. Both were taken at dusk/sunset when I had time to relax, be patient and wait for the shot I wanted. The beach photo was taken with my beloved Canon 35mm f/1.4L and the capitol was captured with the highly underrated Rokinon 14/2.8 (Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens for Canon) – a fabulous bargain lens for full-frame cameras. Enjoy! Feedback greatly appreciated.

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

Tommy & Nicole :: Engaged! :: Salem, Oregon Wedding Photography

I’ve known Nicole about seven years now – along with some other friends, we’ve traveled to Washington DC and Russia together. I was excited when she asked if I would be able to photograph her wedding! For the engagement photos, we spent a good chunk of the day walking around downtown Salem… lots of walking… Thanks to both of you for being flexible and willing to try out some different areas around town. It’s going to be a blast being part of your September wedding at Green Villa Barn!

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

Eric & Elizabeth :: Engaged! :: Salem, Oregon Wedding Photography

Here are a few photos from a recent shoot with Eric, Elizabeth and Eric’s son, Noah. We did a quick combo of engagements and family photos. Noah was very excited to have his photo taken and was a natural in front of the camera! We hit a tad bit of rain, but overall lucked out with the weather.

Congrats, Eric and Elizabeth! Looking forward to your June wedding at the beautiful Silvan Ride Winery!

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

Andrew & Angie :: Salem, Oregon Wedding Photography

Not only were these guys fun to work with, but the weather was absolutely stunning! The day was just perfect… in the middle of February near the Oregon Coast. I could feel the excitement that these two had all day, so excited to marry one another! It also showed in the happy tears during the ceremony. It’s weddings like this that make me love doing what I do.

Congrats, Andrew and Angie! We loved being part of your big day!

Venue: Salishan Spa & Resort

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

Non-Visual Essentials

How do you pick a wedding photographer? It’s not easy, and in my opinion it isn’t as simple as price and appealing sample photos. There are plenty of blogs that go in depth with this question, so I will only highlight a few things I find essential. Most people shop by the visual samples on a photographer’s website, Facebook page, or portfolio. But, I warn shoppers to look for some non-visual elements to the photography package…

1. Backup Gear: I am shocked at how many people I know that are photographing weddings with one camera and a few lenses. This is very common with low-budget photographers. The reality is that cameras can, and eventually will, malfunction and fail. What happens if this occurs in the middle of your wedding? What if the photographer accidentally drops their one lens? When hiring a wedding photographer, always make sure they have backup equipment – or risk the potential of not getting any photos.

2. Insurance: If the photographer doesn’t have backup equipment, it is unlikely they have insurance. If the worst happens, who’s going to pay for it? Accidents happen, and unfortunately accidents can be very expensive. If the photographer is liable, how will you recoup the loss or expenses? You can try litigation, but most likely a budget photographer won’t have many assets to pay for damages.

3. Off-Camera Flash: This may not always apply, and there are many photographers that specialize in beautiful natural light photography. However, I have been to a few weddings with very dark receptions, and been surprised when I have seen a photographer trying to get photos without a flash. For receptions with a lot of light, this may not apply. But if you think your reception or ceremony might be on the dark side, it’s worth asking the potential photographer how they can deal with that.

These are just a few things to consider when shopping for a wedding photographer. In general, be cautious with low-budget photographers – you tend to get what you pay for.

Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!