Best Photographers – Spokane – LaDuke Photography

Wedding Photographer North Idaho SMLaDuke Photography Locations SMI love Spokane and apparently Spokane loves LaDuke Photography! I recently found out that Expertise.com has ranked LaDuke Photography as one of the top 20 Spokane Wedding photographers. I am super humbled by this news as I have been working on improving my photography business and sharing it with new clients for over 10 years now.

LaDuke Photography Spokane WeddingLaDuke Photography was born from the determination to never miss a moment. I’ve always has a camera around my neck. After a few years of capturing thousands of photos people started offering my money to capture their important milestones. Weddings, proposals, engagements, seniors, families, etc. all of these moments have passed in front of my lens. At first I resisted, but persistent friends, family and clients convinced me that I had a chance. Now I happily capture important moments for clients all over the Pacific Northwest.

Spokane Wedding PhotographerI just want to take a moment to say “Thank you” to all of my friends and clients (and clients who have become some of my best friends!)Thank you for choosing LaDuke Photography. Thank you for continuing to return time and again, and a big huge “THANK YOU!” for telling your friends about your positive experiences with LaDuke Photography. Word of mouth is my most powerful advertising tool.

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If you would like to find out first hand how LaDuke Photography made the Top Wedding Photographer’s list on Expertise.com just drop me a line. Let’s chat about your perfect family photo session or what is going to make your wedding unique.

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For a little more on how I was chosen check out the website by clicking the image below. Also, if you have had a positive experience working with me make sure and let the world know! Positive reviews make my day and help connect me with new clients.

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Pleasant Hill Oregon Military Wedding – Oak Knoll Acres

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Oak Knoll Acres is a beautiful wedding venue a little ways off the beaten path near Pleasant Hill, Oregon. W&C are a sweet couple who are all about family, friends and having a good time. They had been apart for months because of C’s job in the military and I was so excited to capture them coming together to start their lives as one. Everyone was so fun and sweet to work with. I wish all weddings could go this smoothly.

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Bridal Portraits – Eugene, Oregon – Wedding Photo Re-Shoot

LaDuke Photography Locations SM Weddings are wonderful life events that most people have captured by professional photographers to ensure that their precious memories are preserved exactly as they remember them. Unfortunately sometimes for whatever reason this does not happen. Cue the increasingly popular Bridal Session! Whether you let a friend take the reigns on your wedding photography or it poured on your wedding day, or because you just wanted a fresh location bridal portraits are a fun way to recapture some of that magic. Eugene Bridal Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-9-3K&R decided that they wanted a few more photos than when they received with their wedding so they put on their wedding clothes and we went out to their back yard for some cute posed photos.

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Eugene Bridal Portraits LaDukePhoto.Com-9-6I had a blast helping them relive some of the fun from their nuptials. Stay tuned for photos from my latest session with them, they’ve got a little one on the way! Congrats  K & R!

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St. John’s Cathedral & Davenport Hotel in Spokane – Low Light Wedding Photography

LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (9)LaDuke Photography Locations SMJordan and Ashley came all the way from Washington DC to tie the knot at St. John’s Cathedral on Spokane’s south hill. Ashley is a Spokane native who actually knows several of my other clients which made photographing their wedding a real treat.

LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (17)I have to give a massive shout out to Chris Thompson Photography for 2nd shooting this great wedding with me. Thank you again, you are awesome! LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (16)LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (2)LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (3) Catholic weddings are a favorite of mine because I really appreciate good architecture and old churches have plenty to spare. It makes it worth dealing with very low lighting and other challenging photography conditions when I get to present my clients with bright happy photos from a venue that they were already aware was dark! Indoor photos pose a special set of challenges to the professional photographer because you need to be able to stop motion, keep photos sharp and still properly expose without driving the guests crazy with extensive flash set ups. LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (10)  LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (8) LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (7)  LaDuke Photo Spokane Wedding (4)After the ceremony at St. John’s we headed downtown to The Davenport Hotel for another challenging and super rewarding location – The Marie Antoinette Ballroom. The food was amazing, the mini pies delightful and the DJ really rocked the house. If all of my weddings could be this fun I could die happy!

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Why You SHOULD Feed Your Photographer – A Slightly Biased Opinion

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This is in direct response to this post on PetaPixel and the original post that it references from Brides Magazine. If you haven’t seen these posts read before you continue. If you want a really really quick summation of it Brides Magazine doesn’t think you should feed your photographer. I wholeheartedly disagree. Check out the poll on the PetaPixel post, I’m not the only one.

Umm, ‘scuse me? Anyone who has seen me work a wedding knows that I EARN that meal. I’m not just standing around snapping a few candid pictures and flipping you a memory card at the end of the day.

Feed The Photographer

Wedding photography starts MONTHS before the wedding day with consults, estimates, contracts, engagement photos, wedding products etc. Follow up consults before the big day have to happen at least once, sometimes 2-3 times. Then I come to your rehearsal and help you make sure it goes off without a hitch. This is all before the wedding.

On the day of I show up, camera in hand and start work immediately. Not only am I taking photos but I am helping clients make decisions, I’m fielding questions left and right, making sure you are eating, hydrated and that Great Aunt Millie isn’t hovering over you stressing you out because she wishes you would have worn white instead of ivory. Hiding the bride from the groom, motivating the groomsmen to get ready, helping with finishing touches on decor. (I KNOW that more than one of you has seen me setting up chairs and tables, putting out flowers, organizing desert tables, directing traffic, etc.) This is all BEFORE the first look!

Feed Your Photographer

I realize that weddings are expensive and catering can cost an arm and a leg to get what you want, but please consider how hard your photographer is working for you. Feed us what you are eating. We really appreciate it. I may still be bitter about the warm egg salad sandwich and warm water that I was ordered to eat outside in August, but I remember the plates of BBQ, roast pork, even modest sandwich bars that I have been invited to share. I have clients who are so wonderful that they have invited me to sit at the head table with them and chat while we ate.

I could go on for another three paragraphs about the fact that I routinely travel 500+ miles for weddings. That coupled with the fact that the real work starts AFTER the wedding when I go home and immediately back up 6,000 photos, make copies and back them up again (Usually getting me to bed by 4am on wedding nights) – I then spend hours and hours and hours sorting, editing and going back to remove that stress zit from Every. Stinkin’. Photo.

I think by this time we are friends, treat me like one. I’ve already seen you in your underwear, climbed halfway under your dress to fix your bustle (Where the heck did your bridesmaids go!?) Consoled a crying drunk person that I’ve never met, hefted around 30lbs of camera gear all day and taught 8 grown men how to pin a boutonniere. I am a photographer, but I am also so much more.

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If you beg and plead I will try your signature wedding shot – after I’m off the clock! (Huckleberry was so fitting for Priest Lake!)

I love my clients, you are wonderful, and save one instance you have all fed me. Pass this on to any misguided friends who take what wedding magazines say as the gospel. The “HAnger” (Hunger + Anger) is real. People perform so much better when they are satisfied and cared for.

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