Portland - Seaside - Cannon Beach - Rockaway - Tillamook - Oceanside - Pacific City - Neskowin
Xiomara began her career at the young age of 16 working for her small town newspaper. She interviewed, got the job and a Nikon Em Film camera all in one day.
In her time at the paper she experienced working in a fast pace environment. She flourished and grew in the love of film photography. A true introvert, she thrived in spending time in the dark room enjoying the quiet art form.
Fast forward a few years... she married her high school sweetheart and they settled into a nice home-life routine. She and Josh prefer the quiet, simple life over the fast paced hustle. It was at this time that she got an opportunity to seasonally work with a national studio during their Christmas rush. This was a challenge for her slow pace mindset but helped in that she learned how to work in fast paced and sometimes stressful situations, something she still puts to use on a busy wedding day.
A few years later she mentored under an stablished wedding photographer, where she discovered her passion for telling love stories. She describes it as an "Aha! moment". 15+ years later she continues to grow in her craft and love for the art of creative story telling with an emphasis in photojournalism over posed style.
"I truly believe photography is more than just a photo. I believe it is an art form. I believe it freezes seasons, emotions, memories and love. My goal is to create imagery that will make you laugh, lovingly reminisce, as well as move your soul to tears.
My intention each time I pick up my camera is to document reality. The special moments before my eyes. To give an authentic voice to moments that will remain timeless 30 years from today. At the end of your time with me I want you to say "she captured the moment perfectly!" That's when I know I've done my job well! "
I believe photography is an investment into memories. I believe it is one of the most important investments you will make as the images that are documented today will be the only tangible evidence of your day when it's all said and done. Years from today your photographs will be the only lasting piece of your day to carry into the future.
If you feel the same way, we may be a great fit!
Email me for a full brochure of our photography offerings for both weddings in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, the greater Portland area- and beyond. We offer full destination wedding day coverage. We have Photographed at The Disneyland Resort, Yosemite, Seattle, and countless other destinations-We'd love to hear of your dream location!
Email me for a brochure of our full wedding day photography offerings for both local Oregon as well as destination wedding day coverage.
Our Elopement Collections begin at two hours of coverage all the way to full day coverage for the adventurous pair- contact us for a brochure
Our sessions are more than just a time in front of the camera, we plan an adventure to ensure it's a fun and memorable experience that you won't soon forget!! We have several experiences to choose from, what will yours be?
Offering the perfect coverage- and planning (!) for your adventurous surprise proposal as well as engagement session or adventure sessions. Already have ideas brewing for your adventure- great, let's make it happen!!
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