Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facebookin' it up!

Howdy everyone, I've been adding new photos to our SJ Harmon Facebook page every day this week! My image resizing and copyright pasting fingers are getting a bit tired, but hey, we've got TONS of work that we'd like everyone to check out. I just added favorites from Karen & Jeff's wedding and Sasha & Jon's Wedding. So, check us out on Facebook! Hope you're all well and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ALMOST Springtime

We've been having a lot of fun here in the studio lately with a new project we've been working on called Both Steve and I have been licensing our photography for a few years with and it's been ok, nothing to brag about at all, but we've decided to step up our game. Every week, Steve's been setting up the studio and shooting some really fun portraiture. We've also been contacting our past wedding clients too, so if you'd be so considerate to let us use your wedding pix in our portfolios, we'd love to get you some free 8x10 prints! Email me or call the studio, and thanks for swinging by!

Here's our photo of the week:


Friday, January 28, 2011

January/February Print Sale!

Hey all, Justin here again at SJ Harmon. All of this nice weather lately has been getting me a little stir crazy here, teasing our photographic brains into thinking it's spring time and we should be out taking photos instead of working on computers all day. HOPEFULLLY, this weekend, we can get out with cameras in hand and snap some fun portraits and scout some cool locations in the Portland area for the coming Summer shoots. Also, if you're looking to order any prints, please email me ( and I'd love to take 15% off list till the end of February. Hope you're all well and thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Summer Booking Time

Wow, the holidays have been a whirlwind! I got to take the longest vacation I think I've ever had this December/January c/o the awesome snowstorm that shut down NY & NJ for about a week, so that was's nice to be home and getting back into the swing of the office. We've been putting a lot of albums together recently which has been great. Bookings have also been picking up lately too, and our calender is filling up. If you're interested in checking out our new work, please give a call, or keep checking the blog for up to date goodies from the studio.

Thanks and stay in touch!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ah, The Gorge

Portland is seriously a great place to be a photographer, the climate, people and amazing locations within an hour or so of here still amaze me after 6 years of clicking wedding photos. We were super lucky a couple weeks ago when Darren & Becky got married out in Hood River County. An outdoor wedding on a pear orchard in July, sounds as perfect as it was. A great day, with great people, here's a couple of my favorite shots from the day.

Thanks for checking in, and I mentioned it in the August Newsletter, but we're dropping the price of a portrait session 100 bucks for the fall, so 50.00 gets us following you, or whomever you choose around for a senior, family or group photo session. Email us ( for details and availability.

Check out our slideshow too! Click the link below to watch it in HD.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brian & Shannon

Here’s some awesome shots from Brian & Shannon’s wedding! Shot first at the Nines in downtown, with a reception on a private Oregon ranch, I think in Polk County, this wedding was nothing more than stunning. A great couple to work with, with a great family from around the world. They made an awesome call by having a mobile Batista at their wedding! Nothing like a nice iced Americano on a hot day, good call guys!

- Cheers,

SJ Harmon Photography

Thursday, February 11, 2010

April & Bryan

Our first wedding of 2010 was the super radical, super fun event of April & Bryan. We started out at the Hotel Modera a recently revamped hotel in downtown Portland with an absolutely killer contemporary art collection which made for some sweet photos. We were lucky enough to work with Nicole Wagner one of the best makeup artists in the Portland and someone we are fortunate to work with several times a year.

The reception was held in the Portland Art Museum's event space, which features some stellar sculptures, and a pretty awesome interior to work with. We were again, fortunate to work with one of the best catering services in the Northwest, Vibrant Table So, 2 of my favorite vendors in one day, coupled with a totally awesome new couple, radical modern and classical art all around, a solid way to walk into 2010. Check out some photos below!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year and New Wedding Photos!

Happy New Year everyone! Justin here at SJ Harmon, where we were lucky enough to ring in the new year with some newlyweds at some beautiful locations here in Oregon. Sasha & John had an early afternoon wedding at the Portland Mormon Temple and while risking life and lens to the rain, we were able to get some super shots of the couple and the architecture at the temple.

From there, we headed south on I-5 and then west over to
Zenith Vineyard, a beautiful Willamette Valley winery with an interior as amazing as the surrounding hills. This place is spot on, and has one of the nicest bridal preparation rooms in the area. Catering was taken care of by Vibrant Table and, as always, was spectacular and highly recommended. All and all, it was a beautiful day and truly a fun shoot. Check out some photos and keep on checking back!

SJ Harmon Photography

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shields Films/Honeysuckle Photography Open House 2009

Thanks to everyone at the Shields Films and Honeysuckle Photography for hosting a super radical open house this past weekend. PDX Photo Lounge was there taking awesome snapshots like the one above, and they are always a hit at weddings. Cocktails and goofy photos aside, it was really cool re-connecting with old friends and meeting new folks like the coordinators at Champagne NW and photographers from Mosca Photo. Check out their sites and ours for new works, special pricing and anything else wedding you may need!

Check out some photos from Lindsay and Eric's Wedding Below:

SJ Harmon

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Michael & Caitlin

Hello everyone! Justin here at SJ Harmon Photography. We've had a really busy month this past May, and with full hard drives and tired fingers, we've got quite a bit to show. Michael & Caitlin had a really nice wedding over at the Old Laurelhurst Church in N.E. Portland. It was a beautiful day, and we were able to get shots down in the park and the beautiful surrounding neighborhood. We've also been shooting new ad's for Multnomah University, maybe you've seen some of our work on the TriMet busses? (Ok, now I'm just bragging.) Anyhow, we've still got some summer dates open, so drop us a line (503.417.1130) or an email ( if you've got a wedding, portrait, high school senior, or anything else that we can creatively photograph for you.

- Justin