We LOVED working with Grace. She is a visionary with her photos, sweet as pie and so fun to work with. She will make you feel so comfortable and help position you for the most beautiful photos. Don’t know if your arm looks awkward? Grace will tell you how to hold your bouquet for the perfect pic. It was so fun getting to know her and getting comfortable during the engagement shoot she did with us - we adventured out to the gorge and had the best time on the very windy Rowena Crest! Having that rapport is so imporant on your wedding day during the craziness off the day! We highly recommend Grace. Her pictures are stunning and she is so fun to work with!
-Erica & Brian
"Grace was such a blessing to have as our photographer. The whole experience, from the day of the shoot to the day we received the photos, was perfect. We immediately fell in love with every single picture and were blown away by the amount of talent she has. We were also grateful for the amount of hard work she put into the shoot. Each photo felt personalized and hand crafted to fit who we are as a couple. She captured us so well and gave us memories that will last forever. The amount of joy she has as an individual and the volume of time and energy she puts into each shoot, is reflected in her work. We highly recommend her to all couples looking for a photographer for their special day.
-Heidi & Andrew
"My husband can be shy at times, but for our engagement shoot Grace was able break away the shyness and make him (and me too!) feel so comfortable; we had a blast posing for the camera! This is such an essential trait for any wedding photographer, because now when we look back at our engagement photos, not only are they very natural and un-staged, but we also have fond memories of the engagement shoot experience. This can also be said for our wedding photographs too! For our wedding, let me say that Grace and her husband shot for a full 8+ hours during our wedding AND it was 100 degrees outside for our outdoor wedding--so this was a very long day for them! Yet, I never once saw the falter. They were so professional, kind, and worked diligently to make sure we got all the shots we asked for. Even though most photographers can take several months to deliver edited work, Grace had our wedding photographs (roughly 800+ edited photos) back to us in about one month. We even asked for a few of the best shots a couple weeks early so we could use them for our thank you cards, and she sent them to me within a day! I truly cannot speak more highly of Grace Helen Photography or of how pleased we are with our photographs--we will cherish these photographs for decades to come. She truly has a gift for photography, so book her before it's too late! "
-Jessica & Alex
Our wedding was on an overcast day in mid-January. It rained off and on throughout the day. When it came time for pictures, it was still cold, cloudy, and drizzling. We took pictures around an outdoor space for more than an hour in these conditions, hoping the sun might eventually emerge. It never did. Because of this, we did not have particularly high expectations for our wedding pictures. When Grace sent us the pictures (less than two months later, I might add), we were blown away. They were beautifully done. Despite the darkness and dreariness of the day, the pictures were bright and full of color. Grace did an excellent job of choosing backgrounds and angles that made best use of our space and light. We were thrilled. Grace also took candid shots at our reception. Once again, despite the setting (a warehouse brewery) the pictures were well lit and brimming with energy. Months before this, we did an engagement shoot with Grace in more ideal conditions (the light of a gauzy sunset filtering through the evergreens). These also were beautiful. We were constantly astounded with Grace’s skill. As a bonus, Grace was consistently punctual and professional. We never had to worry that she would be where we needed her, on time and ready to go.
Elizabeth & Brian
"My wedding is a day I will never forget. My husband and I are so pleased to have these beautiful wedding pictures, the photographer really did an amazing job at capturing us at the right moment. She knew exactly where to the perfect spots were to take pictures, paying attention to the smallest details that made our pictures look just right. The lighting was perfect, and she really captured the breathtaking expressions. Not only were the pictures amazing, but she didn't let the freezing temperature stop us from having the most beautiful wedding photos. I could not be more happy with the results. "
-Rachel & Liam
" My husband and I hired Grace Helen Photography to shoot our wedding in 2014. It was one of the best decisions we made in vendors. Every time I look through the photos Grace took, I'm taken back to the best day of my life thus far. She captured the moments and smiles I'm not sure many photographers can see. She listened to our requests and got our photos back in a professional and timely manner. We have recommended her to numerous friends, all of which have been equally happy. Her talent only continues to grow and we are blessed to be along for the ride!"
-Hilary & Josh
My Husband-To-Be and I had never hired a professional photographer before and both were a bit nervous about being in front of the camera. We wanted to remember our special day and have pictures that we were proud to show our friends and family. Grace was everything that we could have asked for. She helped us to figure out what we could afford with our budget, was very flexible when we wanted to add a few more hours for the wedding day, and made everything feel easy. Grace captured stunning pictures for our engagement photos and I have received so many compliments on how beautiful the wedding pictures are. If we had to do it all over again, Grace is the only one that I could see as being our photographer.
-Cayla & Bjorn