The National average of the “cost” of wedding photography

The national average spent on wedding photography is $2500. So if you want average it should be at least that price and if you want exceptional plan to spend more. The old adage you get what you pay for is the same here. I just met with a bride and her sister and her sister said when she got married she got everything and the kitchen sink from her photographer at a steal and hated the images. She said now she doesn’t care that it was such a great deal as she crys with tears of sorrow every time she looks at her wedding images. Everything will pass from your wedding day and the only thing besides your memories to keep the day alive is the photography. The memories can take your breath away with joy or horror-decide wisely.

Eileen (I love weddings) - November 1, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Quality is not cheap nor are skilled photographers.Your wedding photographs are so special so choose your photographer with care.

Holly Patton - May 2, 2011 - 4:33 am

That is such a true statement. I have been married for 30 years and still look at my wedding pictures. I spent a lot of money and every cent was worth it.

Refer a friend and get a $50 gift card and more…

Check out our current specials, free stuff and contest.

We are running two contests right now and have detailed them out below.

Destination Wedding Contest

FREE Wedding coverage including:  10 hours of photography coverage and all images at high resolution on dvd as well as posted online for the period of one year for friends and family to view and order from and an online slideshow set to music ($3450 value)

Just submit your name, address, email, phone, wedding date, and location of the wedding and you will be entered in a drawing that will be pulled from on June 30th, 2011.

Travel charges not included

Unique Wedding Contest

Receive $1000 off your wedding package.  If you think your wedding is going to be unique and different please email in your name, address, email, phone, wedding date, location and any details regarding why you think your wedding will be particularly unique and a panel will vote on who will be the recipient of the $1000 discount.  This contest closes on Jaune 30th, 2011.

We want to recognize and thank you for your referrals and repeat business and to show our gratitude we have outlined some benefit opportunities for you.

Refer a friend and receive a $50 Studio Gift Card

Provide a review of our services online and receive a $25 Gift Card for your time

Now through May 31st book a wedding and receive two hours of additional coverage free ($500 value)

Thank you


Ann - March 15, 2011 - 2:27 am

I stumbled across your site and fell in love with your work. Your pictures are beautiful!

I may be getting married in Oregon this summer, and I was curious if there is a minimum amount of time that goes along with this deal? We aren’t planning a large wedding so we wouldn’t need a photographer for a full day.

I am now listed on Thumbtack check it out.

David Barss has been photographing professionally for over 12 years and is based out of Portland Oregon. While many of his clients are local or based in the Northwest he has also traveled to many locations and enjoys destination photography. He has been recognized and awarded for his unique vision and quality of work both locally and internationally.

The goal at David Barss Studio is to offer a boutique style experience, providing unique photography paired with products and services that reflect the caliber of work.

David is passionate about photographing people and while his emphasis is on weddings, David also photographs high school seniors, children, families, modeling portfolios, and lifestyle assignments as well.

Soiree Boutique

Come check out our new wedding boutique in the Sellwood neighborhood.