Trung Phan

Who I am.

My Name is Trung and Wedding photography is my full time work, commitment, and passion. Weddings are where my heart is and where my eye has been trained. I hiked the Appalachian trail, I collect camera gear and knowledge, and I recently realized that breaking down my daily diet, it is 80% coffee. Incredible, delicious, coffee. I moved to Portland right after I chose my course in life. Living as an artist and building a business that I get to call my own. 
What I do.

I had a very important professor tell me as I was getting my formal education in photography that "People just want to know that they will be taken cared of, so remember that you are always talking to a person that has had as many ups and downs as you have." 
That inspired a couple of standards in my photography:
1- My engagement shoots are free with any wedding booking, because it gives me a chance to get to know you guys.
2 - Travel is very important because you get to know this one floating rock that we all hang out on.
3 - The photos that I am taking are for you, your current and future family, and everyone that loves you. These are important moments that turn into heirlooms.

I get the incredible opportunity to take that trust, and turn it into something that makes you cry, makes your friends envious, and your family never forget.
What is Trung Phan Photography.

- "How would you describe your style"
- "Eccentric and eclectic."
Getting to learn more about the couple and their desires, dreams, ambitions is a wonderful thing. Educating myself on their influence and style to create one of a kind photos for them is my goal. This website exist to show you what I do and allow us to get to know each other before meeting. I chose weddings because it is the biggest challenge in the photography industry. Portraits, products, event, movement, emotions, family, love, anxiety. ect. They all come together under the same umbrella of weddings. 

Here are some of  the generally asked questions I receive!

What is your accreditation, your experience?
I have two degrees from King University. One in Theatre and one in Photography. I then spent the next couple of years shadowing other successful wedding photographers and covering my own weddings. Now I walk on my own and look for the love in every photo.

What equipment do you use? 
I have chosen my gear to accommodate my method of shooting. My gear allows me to move quickly, predict the situation, and provide the quality that I expect out of myself. I have also made sure to keep up with other brands of cameras such as Canon, Olympus, and Nikon to ensure I am never caught in a situation without a camera that I can use.
For the curious:
Sony A7ii,    55mm 1.8
Sony A6500,    20mm 2.8
35mm 2.8,   70-200mm 2.8 
85mm 1.4,   Peak design Camera Clip
(2) speedlights, stands, and modifiers
Grey card, 1 Monolight, dedicated stand, and modifyers.
And I carry it all in a super neat Peak Design Messenger bag.

What do you wear?
Depends on how casual the wedding is, and how hot it is outside. But generally a blazer, nice dark jeans for mobility, and my camera bags.

Do you charge for travel?
General travel within Washington state and Oregon is complimentary. Any additional travel to the edge of the states or out of state will be worked into the final fee before signing.

How many pictures do you take?
Generally a whole lot! But you will receive an average of 55 photos per hours of service. So after a full day wedding, that's upwards of 700 images! But I want to mention that I keep my energy through your entire wedding, and I value quality over quantity. I plan to work for the entirety of your special day and I  am always looking for the best moments to create a unique image.

How do we book you?
To book me as your photographer please head over to the booking page or click here and take a look at my available packages.  I require 40% of your final balance during signing. And the final Balance six weeks before your wedding day.

When will we get our pictures?
I had a friend who got hitched and married but took 8 months to receive her images. I was so upset for her that I refuse to let that be a standard within my own business. I am very proud to say that I have a max 5 week turnaround time. You will receive day after images available for social media and they will also be part of your final collection as well, a mid edit set of update images, and then finally your complete set of photos.

Do you have a second photographer?
Yes! They are available by request. I always have an assistant to help me through the day but to maintain a consistent style of images and maintain the quality that I expect out of my photos I plan to be the man behind the camera 100% of the time. But I also understand that it is important to some to know I have a second photographer. That photographer is always trained by myself or is a working wedding photographer as well.

I've seen your pictures from a variety of weddings, but can we see a whole wedding day from start to finish?
Yes! Just check the gallery page and hit load more through some of the various weddings!

How long will you take to shoot the family photos?
An average of 35 minutes. The family portraits are very important to me because sometimes they are the last time the entire family and friends are in the same place at any given time. But I intend to be as fast as possible because no one likes to stand around waiting to have their photos taken one after another. We will work together to make sure we capture everyone that you would like in the photo and have you guys move on to the next part of your day as soon as possible.

Last question: spirit animal?
Definitely a sky whale.