Do you know how many people read the author bio and picture on the inside cover or back of a book? A LOT! People want to put a face with a name, and - as the old adage says - a picture is worth a thousand words. Do you want an elegant portrait or something more whimsy? Do you want some photo shopping done or just a snapshot of you running through a field of daisies?

This first photographer come the Salem area, but we have two more getting their portfolios together! All three of them are unique, yet willing to work with YOU to meet YOUR needs. They can create a studio effect for you or capture any scene in nature or the city that you want. Their quality and professionalism can't be beat, and neither can their prices. 

 AJ Photography, Gresham

"I am a wife, mother of two, a daughter of the King, a peacemaker, a smoothie lover, a sun worshiper, a retired volleyball player (bad knees, but i still play on the inside). I truly belong behind the lens, capturing the little and big moments that make our memories. I truly love to see the moment, a timeless piece of art, that you can cherish for years to come.    I look forward to meeting you and working together to capture genuine images!  Real. Simple. You. Contact me today via email." -AJ 
 (photo of Angie and her husband, not taken by her) 

Beverly Landgren, Salem 
As a natural light photographer. I have a passion to capture God’s creation in a way that honors my Creator. My relaxed style enables me to “catch” unique personalities and everyday life in my portraits. My fascination for all things old and vintage can be seen in my favorite works. Contact me today to discuss photo ideas for your book at Prices include a CD of all photos. To learn more about me, please visit Married2MyDreamMan or Landgren Photography. $75-1st Hr ... $50-2nd Hr... $30/3rd Hr


"Bev is a fantastic photographer and takes her time taking photos so you have a full portfolio. I told her what I wanted and she came prepared with beautiful props and ideas to make my photo shoot unique to my personality and needs. I would highly recommend her for any type of photo shoot."  -Author, Melinda Todd


Funny Note: Using pictures you take of yourself in the bathroom with your camera phone as your author photo is still not widely accepted. 

Not So Funny Note: The photographs shown on this site are copyrighted and owned by our photographers. They may NOT be duplicated, transferred or sold without her express written permission. Thievery will be prosecuted.

Jessie Kirk, Clackamas & Milwaukie
An intrepid newspaper editor by day, I design award-winning pages, write and edit copy for a suburban weekly. I've taken photography courses since high school; spent three years as the sole photographer for a small, monthly newspaper and have long been the go-to photographer for friend and family weddings, engagements, bands, babies and birthday parties. I've been told that I have an eye for finding interesting textures to make close-ups pop and that I have a way of making people feel at ease. My post-processing skills allow me to remove blemishes, scars or anything else that could detract from your lovely face. $125 gets you a one-hour session and a CD of full-resolution images. For more info, please e-mail and like me on facebook