The one behind the lens.

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”

— Irving Penn

 

Welcome! I’m Paige, owner of Michael Paige Photography. Although technically considered a Midwest native, as a young boy I dreamt the Pacific Northwest is where would I navigate towards eventually. After spending a few years frolicking around Arizona in my early 20’s, my wife, daughter and I (and dog) ventured to Portland in 2013. A few months after settling in the spark for photography reignited and began traveling throughout Oregon photographing the luscious landscapes. In 2014 we welcomed our son into the world and it was at that time, I realized how working with people is another deep rooted passion of mine - thus my endeavor in portrait photography began. 

 

In 2018 I began photographing weddings and will be the first to say, witnessing two humans pour both their hearts and souls into a day they share with their closest friends and family, is wholeheartedly beautiful. Love exuding from our inner frameworks is rare, and is what resonates with me to my core. I'm wildly blessed to have such a passion for documenting authentic moments and utilizing this tool to help push the standard of photography and is why I love what I do.

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I'm outgoing, (mildly) foul-mouthed and extremely determined to bring joy to people. I enjoy good whiskey and pizza and may watch too many Netflix series in my down time. My wife and kids are the center of my life and thoroughly appreciate the constant journey we seek for greater purpose. If for some reason I'm not behind the lens, you can usually find me at local eateries, hiking around the Cascades or chasing waterfalls through the Columbia River Gorge. I also like llama's. So theres that...

Cultivating genuine human connections with honest intentions.

 

“ I personally view my services as an investment of art, relationships and nostalgia, and believe my purpose is to document each moment as its presents. A single photograph can evoke an emotion otherwise forgotten without the evidence of art we create through storytelling imagery. ” - Paige

 
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Classic Weddings

FROM $1560

Congratulations on the wonderful journey you’re embarking on! There has never been a more beautiful time to take the next step in meticulously crafting plans to spend the rest of your life with your best friend than now. If you’re like the many others looking for the “right” photographer, you may have found yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed but let me be honest with you - you’re not alone. I’ve been there too! At Michael Paige Photography, I pride myself in delivering a one of a kind, custom-tailored experience to alleviate those feelings you may have. Throughout the planning process, I’ll provide endless support for you and your future spouse to ensure your day goes exactly as planned, down to the last detail. Your satisfaction is my number one goal and work diligently to provide exceptional customer service to you. Base package:

Complimentary Engagement Session (OR/WA Locations Only)

7 Hours Wedding Coverage (Additional Coverage Available @ $100 / Hour)

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Lifestyle Portraits

FROM $195

My Lifestyle Portrait services are unparalleled in comparison. I’m a firm believer in documenting your lifestyle as it truly is - unposed and candid. Whether you’re looking to update family photos, headshots for professional or social media outlets or asking the person of your dreams to marry you, this is the choice for you! These sessions are fun, creative and adventurous! Base package:

Up to 60 Minutes Session Coverage

Unlimited Wardrobe Change (Family / Senior Sessions)

** If additional services are required (more than the base session), please inquire with details to receive an accurate quote.

Recommendations:

For Weddings: Consider hiring a Second Photographer for your special day. From experience, a second photog provides complete coverage while adding a dynamic twist to your story!

For Lifestyle Portraits: Consider your wardrobe prior to your session. Avoid clashing colors and patterns. You’ll thank me later!

For the adventurous type: If you want to have the best possible experience when booking a Lifestyle Portrait session with Michael Paige Photography, consider choosing a location special to you or somewhere on your bucket list and you’re guaranteed to have a truly unique story to share!

Your story deserves to be told and displayed.

 

At Michael Paige Photography, I offer both Albums and Digital Masters for sale as I understand the market for providing my clients with multiple options. While digital masters have their place, prints last forever and should be displayed. After all, your story is unique and special!

 

Albums

from $741

Albums are a timeless way to display your portraits without the clutter. I offer 10” and 12” square lay-flat designs in your choice of high end distressed Italian leathers or carefully crafted woven linens. Designs begin with a 10 page spread, displaying 10 to 30 of your favorite portrait images from your session. Albums display beautifully on your coffee table or bookshelf but demand frequent attention due to their quality and elegance.

* Additional spreads, designs and image quantities are available for purchase. Base Albums and Deluxe Collections price shown reflect our 10 page spread, 10 image, 10” woven Linen option.

Digital Masters

$75 per file

Digital Masters are a great alternative for clients on the go or who travel often that want to carry their memories with them on their smart devices. When purchasing Digital Masters from Michael Paige Photography, you can be confident the quality of your file will exceed your expectations in the event you choose to print them at a later date. All files come standard in the highest quality JPEG format available.

Digital Master Collections:

16 - 49 Files @ $45 per File

50 - 99 Files @ $35 per File

100+ Files @ $25 per File

(Digital Master downloads include a limited lifetime license and printing rights)

I’ve never had a photo session before. So when I planned this as a surprise for my now fiancé and I, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. But as soon as we met Paige he made all those worries go away. Not only were we happy with our session, but it turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Oregon. Paige is an extremely talented professional and a very genuine person. Not only will you gain awesome photos, but very likely a new friend too. Thanks Paige for capturing us and being part of our story!
— Moe C.
HIGHLY recommend Paige! He was our wedding photographer and he captured some of the best moments of my life in ways I couldn’t imagine! He was completely involved in our day, made us feel so comfortable and was fine with us letting loose and being ourselves! Such a relaxed environment when he’s around! Paige puts 100 percent into what he does and it WILL show in the work he does for you!
— Myka D.
I had the pleasure of working with Paige today and he went above and beyond for me. I was in a bind in the first place and he made everything so easy. The work I was able to see was amazing, so I know the end results will be more than I could have ever expected. Thank you very much, Sir!
— RJ Q.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Paige a couple of times now. Hands down one of the nicest, most down to earth people you’ll ever meet! Very professional and extremely comfortable to be around! As for his work? You only need to glance at his portfolio to know that he’s nothing short of phenomenal. And that’s exactly what I get.. phenomenal work.. every time!
— Jessica R.