Based out of Portland, OR and SLC, UT. I travel back and forth!
Okay, so I am a horrible salesperson. If I were hired to be a salesperson, I would have been fired within a week. But here’s a little info about me: I absolutely love what I do. I love my clients because they chose me for my style and for what they see on my Instagram and blog. I work with all types of clients—low budget, high budget, every religion, and every lifestyle. I love that I get to see my clients , in their zone, with the people they love, whether it is a large or small group, on a day that is so valuable and special to them. I love that my clients love my work enough to hire me.
Being the daughter of a photographer, I learned to operate a camera when I was 12 years old by following my dad around at weddings and taking candid photos of the bride, groom, and guests. Therefore, I have a candid style of photography, mixed with the editorial style my dad taught me. After my dad retired, he actually gifted me his equipment for my birthday. I have been shooting ever since. That was about 10 years ago. I am originally from SLC, Utah, but I relocated to Portland, Oregon a little over a year ago and absolutely love it. I love to travel as well and have no problem heading to different cities for weddings.
One of the most common questions I get is about how I get my clients to look so natural in my images. People often tell me they are awkward in front of the camera and are worried they won’t be able to invoke the emotion they see in my images. But, the truth is, almost all of the clients you see on my website said the exact same thing before shooting. Although my images have a candid feel, I always give direction. I think of it as directing a movie. I give you actions and tasks to perform as well as let you know when your face needs to turn a little or if your arm need to relax, etc. I will make sure you look good, I promise you that. I also make sure to get some posed images for the parents, even though I don’t post many. It definitely good to get some of those “smiling-at-the-camera” shots!
Editing is a huge part of my work. I do not just apply the exact same filter to all of my images from all of my shoots. I put a lot of time and attention into adjusting each image, and into coloring my images in a way that evokes the emotion I feel from my clients’ weddings. This means bringing out the right colors as well as toning down the wrong ones. I want your images and editing to be unique to your wedding. I consider my style to be mid-toned (not overexposed or underexposed) and I love to play with shadows as well as allow for plenty of light. I like to be dynamic in my editing and leave room for interpretation.
Loosle is a documentary/editorial style elopement and wedding photographer based out of Portland, Oregon and servicing the PNW. Real, organic emotion is an emphasis in her work.