Spring Time Mini Sessions at Woodenshoe Tulip Festival

Its that time of year again, time for spring mini sessions. I love doing sessions at Woodenshoe Tulip festival while the flowers are in full bloom they provide so many gorgeous colors to use as backgrounds. The grounds are usually … Continue reading

Amanda and Johns small backyard wedding photography by DellaMort Photography

When I met Amanda and John at Starbucks to discuss their wedding photography I knew I wanted to make sure I photographed their big day for them. It didn’t take long during that first meeting for us to be telling jokes and laughing. They let me know that they were just having a very small back yard wedding at one of their family members homes in Washington. Ill admit I was a bit hesitant and worried if there was going to be room to do photos but this couple was so amazing they even created a virtual tour of the property they were using and again I was hooked. The grounds  (I say grounds because yard just does not do it justice) could have been a venue if it wasn’t in a gated community. I knew we were going to be able to get some absolutely amazing shots for them.  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Tulip Festival Mini Sessions ~ Portland Oregon Family Photographer DellaMort Photography


Childrens Portraits at the Tulip FestivalEvery year I offer mini sessions at Wooden Shoe tulip festival in Woodburn Oregon. These sessions can be used for

anything from updated portraits of your Kiddos to quick engagement photos. The tulips make an amazing backdrop that can be romantic or dreamy, there is even an orchard onsite that provides a more foresty scene for a completely different feel. It really is like two locations in One.  These mini sessions happen rain or shine so make sure to plan for the weather.

I am currently offering one 5:30 time slot Monday through friday for minis as well as 4 times in the morning on the 12th and 4 times in the Afternoon on the 18th. Please ask for availability.


This year I am offering two different sessions for my minis:


Headshots at the Tulip FestivalOption 1 : This option is quick and easy, and is perfect if you have a busy schedule.

For $75 you will receive a 20 Min Session that comes with an Online gallery of 8 images to choose from and 4 images emailed with print release for digital download


Option 2 : This is the most popular mini session option and comes with both digitals as well as prints.

For $100 you will receive a 30 Min session with an online gallery of 10 images to choose 5 images from which you will receive on a disc With print rights  as well as 2 gift prints (5×7) of the pose of your choice.

**The first two people to book their mini sessions and mention this blog will receive an additional image at no extra cost



Please be advised the Woodenshoe Tulip Festival does require an entry fee. Details can befound here.

Couples portraits at the tulip festival

If you are in the need of updated Family Portraits, Fun Engagement photos or last min Senior Pictures you can contact me about these mini sessions or any session here.




Valentines Day Mini Portrait Sessions by DellaMort Photography a Clackamas County Photographer

Trash the Dress photo

Need engagement photos? How about Family portraits? Or even senior photos, but dont have a huge budget? I can help!

DellaMort Photography is offering mini sessions for 90 dollars to celebrate the Valentines Day holiday.

Valentines Day Mini Sessions
30-45 min session
5 images on a CD with reprint rights
Choose one of 5 different locations
One outfit
up to 4 people
(each addl person is an additional 10 dollar session fee)
All images in an online gallery for proofing and print purchase.

Location Choices: Memorial Park, Wilsonville. Molalla River state park, Canby. Clackamette Park, Oregon City. Cross Park, Gladstone. George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego.

Bridal Portrait*Session must be booked before 2/14/14 and scheduled before 3/1/14 to receive mini session pricing. Non refundable 30 dollar deposit due at time of booking. remaining balance due at the time of session. Session can be used for any type of portraits except Newborn.* If you are interested in booking one of my mini sessions please checkout my facebook , my website or use my Contact me form.

Save the Date Designs by DellaMort Photography in Canby Oregon

Recently I have been using my digital scrap-booking skills for another purpose, I am creating save the date and announcement cards. Since I am spending so much time on these I decided that I should offer them up to the DIY brides that may find my blog.  When I create these designs I make sure that they the text and photo are fully customizable and in some cases so is the color. If you are interested in any of these designs there are two ways to order, first if you like the design just the way it is and just want the PSD file to download to your computer and the edit in Photoshop or some other editing software ( there is one you can download that is free called Gimp that will let you edit these PSD files) you can go to my
Deviant Art Gallery where I have made these available for Download for two dollars each. You would then be able to Edit them to say what you want and put in the photo that you would like to use and have them printed somewhere. The second option is if you are unsure how to edit them yourself or would like a color change then you can contact me at tabitha@dellamortphotography.com and we can discuss your save the date design. Custom designs start at 5 dollars depending on the amount of custom work I will need to do.
I really love to be creative and would love to help make your Save the Date announcements represent your relationship. After all you are Unique so why should you have the same announcement as everyone else?

In this save the date template the photo and the text are editable.

In this save the date template the photo and the text are editable.

In this Victorian Red template the Picture and the Text are customizable

In this Victorian Red template the Picture and the Text are customizable

Valentines day amazing love contest with DellaMort Photography

IMG_9186BWCWMDo you have an amazing love story? I want to hear it! We are having a contest for Valentines day. To enter send your picture to tabitha@dellamortphotography.com with your love story and why you would like to win a free couples photo session. Entries must be received no later than Midnight on the 1st of Febuary 2013. I will then decide the top 2-6 entries depending on how many entries we get. I will post the finalists in the contest album on my facebook page sometime on the 3rd of Feb. Contestants must like my page as the winner will be announced on the page  Then it will be up to you who wins. Friends and family can vote for your picture by liking it  and it would be awesome if they liked my page as well. the finalists will have 1 week (voting ends on the 9th at 11:59 pm)  to bring in as many votes as possible.  I will announce the winner on the 10th.

The winner will receive the a couples mini session valued at 50.00
30 min
10 Fully Edited images on CD
Online Proofing
Option to add Professional Prints
1 location
1 outfit
***please see contest rules in my notes section of my facebook page***

If you prefer to forgo the contest but have questions about booking a photography session please do not hesitate to email me at the above address.

Jesi and Chris’ Wedding Pictures by DellaMort Photography

Jesi and Chris came all the way from Hawaii for their wedding, Because of this we did not actually meet in person until the day of their wedding this made planning their pictures a bit of a challenge but we managed beautifully and I am so grateful that they let me be a part of this amazing day. The hall was all decked out with hardwood floors a Christmas tree and Christmas lights and I had an amazing time with them, It didn’t seem to mater what silly pose I asked them to do they were on it. We did most of their pictures before the wedding ceremony so that they would be able to go from the ceremony straight to the reception (well almost, we did have to run outside after to get some pictures with Christmas lights) and enjoy the night with their guests. Congrats you too, I hope you have Many happy years together.


If you have any questions about wedding photography you can contact me at tabitha@dellamortphotography.com.

Wedding Photography Time line By Dellamort Photography a Portland area wedding photographer

Being a wedding photographer has made me realize that unfortunately the images of one of the days that you will want to remember forever are usually rushed and thus not Of the quality that they could be. Most people do not know how much time to allot to their photographs and I want to try and help with this. Planning your Wedding can be a stressful time so make sure that you use every resource that you have available for you.  Your timeline for Photos depends on how long you book your photographer.

If you only have a photographer for an hour on your wedding day then you are pretty limited. Either they show up the hour before your wedding or the hour after the wedding to get all of your posed shots.

When you are deciding what type of package you wish to book please keep in mind the type of photos you wish to get as well as your budget remember that the pictures are what will last forever from that day. You want to make sure that you have enough time to get all the images that you want.
If you are having a short 15 min ceremony and a back yard BBQ reception then more than likely a 3 hour package will be sufficient.

Photographer arrives about a hour and a half before the ceremony  first half hour you take pictures of the Groom and Groomsmen and his family. Second half hour you take pictures of the Bride, Bridesmaids and her family, Then a half hr before the Ceremony is to begin you go back in to the bridal room for finishing touches. Ceremony ends 45 min later this leaves about 45 min for the after glow pictures, This includes pictures of the full bridal party and full family and then Pictures of the Bride and Groom together.

If you are having a longer ceremony and would like images of the Reception it may be better to book a Larger package. I currently offer a wedding photography package with 8 hours of coverage for 600 dollars that allows for more coverage. below is the timeline that I usually will use for an 8 hour wedding package

in this case well say that the ceremony is at 4 pm and that the bride and groom are getting ready on location.
Photographer arrives at 1:30 (2.5 Hrs before  the ceremony is to start)

1:30-2 photos of the Bride getting ready

2-2:30 Photos with the Groom and Grooms Men and grooms family

2:30-3:30 Bride puts the dress on if not on already and then Photos of the Bride Bridesmaids and Brides family

3:30-4 Finishing touches and more getting ready pictures or pictures of guests arriving

4-5 Ceremony

5-6 “After Glow” Pictures

  •     5-5:15 Large group family picture
  •     5:15-5:30 Large group wedding Party
  •     5:30-6 “After Glow” Bride and groom Pictures

6-9:30 Reception Pictures. During this last 3.5 Hrs you will want to make sure that you get any of the events within the reception that you would like Pictures of Such as:

  •     Daddy daughter dance
  •     Mother son dance
  •     Couples First dance
  •     Cake cutting
  •     Bouquet Toss
  •     Garter Toss

These are just a few of the items that you may like pictures of during the reception. This is also just a suggestion of a time line and can be customized based on your needs. Be sure to discuss timelines with your Photographer so that you can make sure he or she knows what it is that you expect.

If you have any questions about Wedding Photography or would like to schedule a consult with DellaMort Photography please do not hesitate to contact me either on my Facebook or at Tabitha@Dellamortphotography.com. You can find my Prices on my Facebook or at http://www.dellamortphotography.com

Peters/Barron Wedding Portraits DellaMort Photography In Oregon City

Two weekends ago I had the Honor of Photographing a beautiful couple on their wedding day. Their Ceremony was held at St John The apostle Catholic Church and Reception at Abigails Garden. The bride Jamie is an amazing person and absolutely awesome to work with. Her new husband , James is easy going and attentative . You can tell how much they love each other even when they do not speak to each other.  They employed me for 8 hours that day so I was able to be with them through the whole process. We took pictures before the ceremony with the Groom and grooms men at High Rocks in Gladstone. The contrast of the wedding attire and knowing that this was the beginning of a new life against a place that has taken so many was really awe inspiring. I spent most of the ceremony in the balcony shooting pictures with my Telephoto lens so I was able to get above the action which is kind of an awesome angle. After the ceremony we went out to the churches garden to get some full group shots and  then the Bride and Groom and I went to the reception location to get some shots of just them. I Have included a few of the shots from this wedding for you to enjoy.

Want to see more? check out my Facebook page.

If you have questions about my Wedding Photography packages or any of my portrait packages Please do not hesitate to contact me either on my Facebook or via email at dellamortphotography@hotmail.com

Happy Engagments! DellaMort Photography from Portland Oregon

This last weekend In Portland a VERY brave man proposed to his girlfriend and the video went viral. On youtube this video is called Best Marriage Proposal EVER. -Portland Oregon. I have embedded it below for you to enjoy.

This got me thinking… Why is it that More people dont document this moment? It is going to be something that you will want to remember for the rest of your lives and a story that you will tell your children (should you have any) and grand children( again should you have any) so why not make this not only easier to remember but something that you can truly share with family through the generations. There is a couple ways that I can think of to do this.

One is through video like the guy in the above video did you can either be blatant about this or sneaky, however if you shove a big old camera in your girlfriends face she is going to know whats going on so there are some ways that even with a larger camera you can do this without being all in your face.. Ask a friend to hide out in a crowd with the camera where they can see you and press the record button at the appropriate time, or if you are more out going run of to “go to the rest room” and ask a innocent bystander to covertly record the proposal. If neither one of these are Spy enough for you there are many pin hole video cameras or bat operated “nanny” type cameras. You could wear a pin hole cam on your shirt without anyone knowing or even set up a few of the “nanny cams” in trees and such. Or if you want you can make the recording part of the awe of the proposal and get a flash mob style proposal going.

The other way that I can think of is through the photograph. Bring a camera with you and ask someone around to take pix as you propose or higher a photographer, either way you will get pictures that will last a lifetime and help you to remember this special night.