The commitment you are making to each other is based on more than just being in love… You two are alive, passionate, sincere, lighthearted, and intricately connected.


We move through different roles during the day. Although we sometimes act as directors (e.g. during family portraits) our primary role is storytelling. Allowing events to happen without our intrusion, and creating the environment where people can be themselves/comfortable. We believe that the best photos and films come when the presence of the camera is forgotten.

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You could describe me as a creative documentarian. I observe the story of a wedding day unfolding while seeking to capture moments that describe your passions. Documenting speaks to what I am striving to capture, and the creativity speaks to how. As an artist, I strive to find the beautiful and the unique in each moment.

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Photographed my first wedding


Countries visited so far


The best age to retire from artmaking

Kind words from our clients

Beautiful pictures and extensive video

Looking back over our wedding this past July is only possible after the fact because we have such beautiful pictures and extensive video footage of the day!… and now you should know, that if you are so fortunate, as to have similarly stumbled upon Jonathan and his lovely team at Atelier Pictures – look no further, friend, for you have struck photographer/videographer gold!

Rachael - Portland, OR

Our memories are now forever kept

The cinematography was so beautiful and artistic with such high quality – it’s like seeing a big-screen movie with us in it. Most importantly, we found that he listened carefully, understood our vision exactly and made it so enjoyable and comfortable for us to work with. Our memories are now forever kept, and we have a true piece of artwork that we will treasure for life.

Mandip & Nila - Portland, OR

Atelier is FANTASTIC and hands down one of the best vendors we hired for our wedding!!! They are so prompt with absolutely every communication – and when planning a wedding, that means everything! They are incredibly easy to work with, incredibly talented, and incredible people. They took the time to get to know us as a couple and really understood the vision we had to flawlessly and elegantly document our day. On the wedding day itself, the team is so discreet that I didn’t even know they were there capturing every special moment. They produced amazing quality pieces that we will have forever, and so lucky to work with them! Atelier Pictures is without a doubt the best!!

Amber -

Truly believe Jonathan should be an award-winning photographer in every category possible. He is incredibly easy to work with and knows how to capture perfect shots while working with bridal parties and families, which is no small feat. He is very easy to work with and his reassuring confidence will put any bride/groom’s nerves at ease as soon as he walks in the room. He captured every shot and feeling beautifully – you can truly sense the emotion and moment when you look at the pictures.

Patrick -

Jonathan provided us with the best wedding present ever, our wedding pictures.
I never thought I would be able to get married, but when it became possible it was truly the best day of my life.
When the pictures came I literally cried they were so great, really captured the day even better than I remembered it.

Bill -

One more thing that we love about Atelier pictures is their commitment to serving others abroad. Their work in Nepal is something to applaud and we love that we are able to support a local business that cares about social justice around the world. Jonathan and his crew do amazing work, repeatedly going above and beyond, and we are extremely happy with the selection of services we chose.

Victoria -

I whole-heartedly believe getting photography and videography from Atelier Pictures is the best value you can get in the entire West Coast. My husband is an artist so we had a high bar for the photography we were looking for, yet we also wanted our photographers to share our sense of fun and adventure. Atelier Pictures quickly rose to the top of the pile among a list from Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

Wan -

We couldn’t have asked for better! They were incredibly knowledgeable and flexible throughout the day. They started at the salon with the girls, met us at the site for all the “prep” photos and stayed til the wedding ended! They were always there for a great photo op, and anytime i wanted a photo taken of someone they were close by to wave over!

Mallory -