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April Williams Photography

     

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Your day, your moments, your story.

April Williams Photography
Your day, your moments, your story

Serving Washington, Oregon and Worldwide. Specializing in Customized Packages.

www.AprilWilliamsPhotography.com

360.513.1227

I specialize in people, the stories they have to tell and the way they live their lives.  Life is lived where you love.

It’s all about the relationship.  I don’t just come to you and shoot your photos and call it a day, I want to know you, who you are so that I can showcase the best parts of that.  I ask lots of questions to get a good idea of what you would like to have photographed, what’s important to you, the things I shouldn’t miss and the things you’d like to leave out.  I want to know how you met, your favorite sports team, why you love horses, whether or not your husband is a butt guy or a boob guy.  Can you see now why there’s a relationship that needs to form?  I tell all my brides that I will see them in their underwear and they have to feel good about that.  Why?  Because it’s true!  I discovered long ago that if your photographer isn’t a good fit for you and they annoy you, it shows in your photos.  You have to like them.  Remember you’re inviting them into the most intimate times in your life.  You’ve hired them to tell your story, if they haven’t taken the time to get to know you and form a rapport with you, it will show.

I truly care about my brides and grooms, this is their big day and I want them to succeed.  I love photographing weddings, it’s my specialty.  I LOVE them.  I’ve been married for 10 years to literally the best man alive and I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I love being married and I think that comes through in my photos.  I tell my brides and grooms that being married is awesome, it doesn’t have to suck, there are therapists for that and there’s no shame in that.

If budget, time, and husband would allow I would have a wedding every year with different themes and colors.   I love the moment, you try on a dress and you know it’s the one.  I love the moment when you look at him and know he’s the one.  But my favorite moments are the day of, the ones you’ve waited for for so long.  The moment you open your eyes and realize today’s the day, the moment you stand in the mirror and your hair and makeup are done, your dress is on and you think, wow, I am beautiful, the moment the doors open and you see him waiting for you and the way he looks at you takes your breath away, the moment the officiant announces that you are Mr. and Mrs. and you are blissfully happy, the kiss , the hugs, the laughter, the dancing, it’s all so perfect and you never want the day to end.  That is what I love about weddings and why I love having the unique opportunity to document your perfect day that goes by so quickly.  I get the chance to show you the things you may have missed and remind you of the things you loved.  Ah, weddings, what isn’t there to love?

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6 reviews

  1. Stephanie Garbuio, May 25, 2013 - April Williams Photography
    5/5

    April was our photographer for our June 29, 2012 wedding and she was fabulous! As a creative mind myself, I appreciated her artistic eye. Not only is she very professional, but her cheery personality is so easy to be around on a day that can be potentially stressful. We also found her package prices to be very affordable without compromising her talent as she delivered a plethora of beautiful images to remember our day. Along with the package we chose, she created a high-quality sophisticated photobook with all of our images (and I think she even included photos in it we didn’t pay for) arranged in a story-telling fashion that makes me reminisce in a spirit of bliss every time I turn the pages. I would recommend her to any bride and in fact already have.

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  2. Lindsay Olson, May 25, 2013 - April Williams Photography
    5/5

    April took my engagement pictures as well as my wedding pictures. She is great to work with. April is super laid back person with a bubbly personality (she totally reminds me of Drew Barrymore). It was so nice because her laid backness (is that a word, lol) rubbed off on me which was great. A wedding can be very stressful and April made it light and fun. I loved how when we were taking pictures she would say, “I wouldn’t hate it if you kissed” it was so cute. Even though we were running a little behind schedule we managed to get all the pictures we needed. Something I recommend to all brides is to take a little time away after the ceremony and do some more pictures. The lighting is different and a lot more romantic. April also gives you little type business cards with instruction on how to view the wedding pictures once they are posted on her website for guest to see. You can either have them ben displayed at the reception or save them and put them in the thank you cards when you mail them out. This is what I have opted to do. April is super flexible. I asked her a week after the wedding if there was anyway she would send me a few of the wedding pictures of just my husband and me so I can order my thank you cards. I plan on using April for all my future pictures, from maternity to family, I cannot wait. I recommend that you book her well in advance like I did. She told me that she could have booked my wedding date over and over again because she was so in demand and so was the date. I have already recommended her to some of my friends getting married next summer.

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  3. Katie Kunkel, May 31, 2013 - April Williams Photography
    5/5

    Our wedding was August 24, 2012 and April did such an amazing job! I have a pretty big family with lots of little kids and she was just great with them. Everyone loved and she gave great direction. We got married in mansion style house specifically built for weddings. After the ceremony we took some time to get pictures of just me and Kristopher. They turned out even better than I could’ve imagined. We got a great family photo of my side with 4 generations. We haven’t ever had a family photo like that so it was a really great idea.

    April also did a boudoir photo book for me as my wedding gift for my husband. The photos turned out great and I felt so comfortable with April. She kept it fun and listened to my input and helped me come up with ideas for poses and whatnot. He loves the book.

    What really helped too was the business cards April hands out with instructions on how family members can print the photos. I know it saved me a lot of time trying to tell everyone.

    Overall we had a lot of fun with April for a very affordable price. I hope to use her in the future when I get a chance.

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  4. Keary Niarkos, Jun 02, 2013 - April Williams Photography
    5/5

    April took my engagement and wedding photos for my June 25th, 2013 wedding. I had a great experience working with her. She was very organized and prepared. When meeting her for the first time I felt very comfortable talking to her. She is energetic and enthusiastic. The wedding process can be incredibly stressful but she was never a source of stress for me. Her confidence and professionalism allowed me to enjoy my wedding even more and not worry if she was doing a good job. She was flexible with her packages to ensure I got what I wanted. The pictures were gorgeous and I was given tons of options to pick from. She was a huge blessing! I would recommend her to anyone!!

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  5. Kristin Carruthers, Jun 28, 2013 - April Williams Photography
    5/5

    My husband and I married August 18th, 2012 and April Williams did a fabulous job capturing each and every special moment of that day! I had very high hopes and our pictures turned out even better than I could have ever imagined!

    My wedding planner and I first met with April to talk about my vision for the wedding and what important photos I wanted to capture. April was very personable so I instantly warmed up to her and knew that she would be the perfect fit. I had pinned a few examples from Pinterest of shots I wanted to take and April was more than happy to make sure we got those photos. I also really liked that she went through a list and noted which people at the wedding I wanted to make sure I had photographs of. Wedding are crazy and overwhelming, but it was impressive to see she was so organized.

    The day of the wedding, I was more excited and emotional than I’ve ever been. April documented each and every moment, while making me and our guests feel comfortable and radiant. She brought out our best smiles, poses, and her attention to detail really made these pictures amazing! Our photos turned out so incredible that a handful of them have popped up in local Portland wedding magazines and ads, which is always so fun to see and share with friends and family!

    We’ve been married for almost a year and I still look at our pictures daily (I’m not lying)!! I’m in love with all of them and am so happy to have met April Williams. She’s such a joy to work with and I will continue to use her for any and all future events. I would absolutely recommend April to any bride that’s looking for an amazing wedding photographer.

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  6. Amy Stahl, Jul 17, 2013 - April Williams Photography
    5/5

    April photographed our wedding in October 2012. We did a destination wedding and had her come with us to photograph that, as well as a reception when we came back to Portland after. It was not our intention to bring a photographer abroad for our wedding, but after we met with April it was the obvious choice to bring her. Looking back, I can’t imagine not having her with us for that day!! Not only was she a great photographer, but she was a joy to have with our families for our celebration abroad. She did an amazing job on all of our pictures, both at the wedding and the reception. We will have these pictures for the rest of our lives and I cannot be happier that I found April. I have reccomended her to several friends since our wedding and will continue to do just that!

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