My wife and I felt up against it when searching for a photographer for our wedding last year. Not being from the Portland area, we were going with a destination-style wedding so we had no organic leads. Google searches for local photographers yielded results that were either out of our price range or not quite what we were looking for, stylistically speaking. Once we connected with Roberto, we immediately knew we had our guy. A quick glance at Roberto's website and you can immediately get a sense for his style and his professional mindset. He prides himself on capturing emotions and moments in real time, without having to overly stage events for the sake of the photo. As two people who don't enjoy that uncomfortable, forced feeling you can get when posing for photos, we loved that Roberto was able to capture every authentic moment from our big day without ever making the situation feel forced or contrived. Roberto knows how to get both the traditional shots of the ceremony, families, and bridal parties as well as the intimate, private moments throughout the day/night. As corny as it might sound, we really felt like we had a friend or family member taking our photos that day. (Bonus: Roberto went above and beyond and visited our venue in advance to scope out all of the best potential places to take our photos. This saved precious time on our wedding day and led to us getting beautiful shots of our hotel and the PDX skyline in the background of photos)/ We absolutely love and adore all of the photos Roberto delivered to us after the wedding. Each one was beautifully thought out. While we received even more photos than we expected, each one was outstanding and no photo failed to highlight an emotional moment from our day. We cannot recommend Roberto and his services enough. If you're still looking for a photographer, reach out his way, you won't be disappointed.
Chip and Sara
We were lucky to find Roberto as a referral from another photographer who also valued his work. It was an easy connection, and we were fortunate that he was available even at short notice! Roberto was exactly what we were looking for: personable, easy to work with, flexible, clearly devoted to us and to finding the right images to capture the mood of our wedding. He was able to create and photograph both posed family portraits, and also the important spontaneous moments of the afternoon and our guests. Funny thing, I don't remember him being there! He was like a fly on the wall, unobtrusive, blended in, was not in anyone's face, he seemed barely visible, but a few days later there were all these photographs! Thanks Roberto for being true to your word and your craft. We are making a book of the photos, and thank you for creating the images that we'll keep and treasure for years.
Jesse and Will
7 months into our marriage and we still pour over our photos with such joy. That would never have been possible without Roberto. As a photographer he captures your day in his unique style that is a combination of art, documentary, and candid snaps. The outcome is a true reflection of exactly how your event, wedding or otherwise, felt to you personally. As a person, he is the most flexible, positive, easy going person I have ever worked with and made everything feel just right. You'd be lucky to nab him as your photographer for your engagement, wedding, or anything else you need. We can't wait to have him back to do our family photos as the years pass.
Marcus and Melissa
Having Roberto as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding plans. His style and ability to capture moments are absolutely stellar. He was nothing but helpful, and totally took charge of helping us get prepared for the day and took away any stress we may have had related to the photography. And the best part is that now that the wedding is all over, we have a gorgeous album of photos that stays with us forever. Whoever we show our photos to is always super impressed with his shots, and we are too. He captured the night perfectly, better than we could have imagined. We just can’t recommend Roberto enough!
Kelsey and Sriram
We are privileged to comment on Roberto's work. We were one of his earliest clients in the Portland, OR area. As with many couples, we struggled with finding a great photographer at a reasonable price. Roberto was a godsend. Roberto came to meet us near where we lived. He was very realistic about how many good pictures could be taken, what was feasible and what was not. The contract was reasonable and covered various situations. Quality: the photos were excellent. Roberto used to be a photojournalist in the past, so he's used to adapting to changing environments and getting the best shots describing a particular moment. Interaction: Roberto's interaction with us was one of utmost professionalism and warmth. He was very friendly and respectful toward all of our attendees and staff at the wedding and reception. Most of our guests were working professionals and our guests loved this guy. Attire: he was dressed just as sharp as anyone else in attendance. No worries there. Roberto does the ground-work well in advance of the event - scouting the sites we were going to be at on the big day: wedding venue, scenic photography locations, reception. He met with the primary staff there, surveyed the location for good vantage points and potential issues and let us know in advance if there were any issues he foresaw. He was respectful of the restrictions at the church wedding while managing to get all the right photos. We provided Roberto with a list of desired shots in addition to the shots he would naturally pursue. He's the kind of professional you would want to be friends with outside of the wedding. We highly recommend Roberto and would hire him for future family events. Good luck on your event!
Alex and Will
Roberto is exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer – he is professional yet approachable, and a down-to-earth photographer. We met with Roberto prior to our wedding to get a sense for each other, and spend sometime together (which helped to make us feel comfortable on our wedding day). At the wedding, Robert captured all the important moments as well as the goofy ones. He fit into the reception and I heard from guests afterwards that they thought he was great. Upon receiving our pictures, we were so happy to see the results. We love the job he did and will treasure our photos for years to come.
Ruth and Teal
Roberto was a great guy, enthusiastic, easy to talk to, and exactly what we were looking for – someone who was able to capture the feeling and the energy of our wedding day, somehow always in the right place at the right time, and not worry too much about official portraits and things that would have taken us out of the moment. We loved his approach and we loved the photos. Highly recommend!