Hey, future K&S Bride! We're Kalahan & Sean. We are best friends & a husband and wife photography team serving couples from Portland and worldwide! Photographing weddings together & serving our couples well is our hearts' JOY. The friendships that we’ve created with our K&S Brides go far beyond their wedding day. Once a K&S Bride, always a K&S bride!
Our luxury K&S experience is for the bride and groom who are ecstatic about spending their lives together and can’t wait to have this season captured. From their engagement session, throughout their wedding planning process, to their wedding day itself, and beyond... the K&S Luxury experience will ultimately enhance your whole wedding experience as you can rest knowing that your memories are captured in a timeless, tender, & true way!
One of our brides once said to us, “It’s so important that you LOVE your wedding photographer and enjoy spending time with them, because you will ultimately spend the most time with them on your wedding day!” K&S couples are unique in that they work very hard to find the right photographer that they can trust, that is consistent with the style they love, and that they get along with well. With that said, the K&S experience starts out with a FaceTime "double date" so we can to get to know each other, hear each others’ stories, ask any questions, and to see if we’re a match made in heaven!
Once your contract & reservation retainer is turned in…. we're officially reserved for your wedding date! We’re your wedding photographers and you’re a K&S couple!!! We will then move on towards planning your engagement session. All of our couples receive our exclusive K&S Engagement Style Guide that we created to help guide you through wardrobe, hair & makeup, location, lighting, and more! We will be there for you to offer any tips and answer any questions you may have!
Now the fun can really begin! After you get a chance to look through our K&S Style Guide, we can book your engagement session! We LOVE helping our couples feel comfortable before and on their session- I mean, being in front of a camera can be intimidating right!? During your shoot, we will spend the first 10 minutes going over our posing system to make sure you feel confident as all get out! Our engagement session is complementary because we want to make sure that you feel absolutely comfortable with us come your wedding day, and getting to hang out with us with our cameras involved we believe is KEY for that. After your engagement session, you will be featured on the K&S Blog and shortly after receive an online gallery with your images to download and use as you please!
Two months out from your wedding, we will send you our wedding day questionnaire. This questionnaire allows us to be 100% prepared for your big day! It gives us the information we need to create the perfect & custom photography timeline for your wedding. After specializing in weddings for almost over a decade, we will come along side your wedding planner to create a schedule for your bride & groom portraits, bridal party portraits, and family portraits to ensure the most magical lighting possible!!! As you get to know us, you will find that lighting is one of our top priorities in our shooting method!
Your day is here and we are 100% ready to go!!! Time for you to relax and enjoy your day knowing that all of your precious moments will be captured. We have your custom photography timeline, your family portrait list, any special requests, and of course all of our equipment charged & ready to document your day! Your wedding will eventually become a blur to you, so we make it our priority to serve you well in capturing both traditional portraits AND beautiful, candid moments that shape your wedding day. Just a short week after your wedding, you will be featured on the K&S Blog! Your blog post will be filled with our very favorite images from your wedding for you to enjoy before receiving your full gallery! We know that there is a cloud nine window where you, your family, and your guests simply can’t wait to see your photos, and we don’t like to keep our couples waiting!
Six weeks after your wedding day, you will receive an online gallery of your wedding photos…. hundreds and HUNDREDS of them!! We encourage our couples to make it a special “date night in” and to kick back with some bubbly and enjoy reliving their wedding day through their images. Soon after your gallery is delivered and after you have selected your very favorite images, we will begin our album design process together! Your wedding album will be an heirloom that your family holds near and dear to their hearts for generations to come. With that said, our three-round-proofing process ensures that it is absolutely perfect for you before sending to the lab!
After all the emotions, all the work, and all the investments you made into your wedding day, you now have something that you can hold on to and cherish forever. Something your kids and maybe even grandkids will enjoy seeing someday. Something that will be an heirloom (especially if you decided to invest in an album!) Our hearts is that your wedding photos will always be a reminder to you, during the good times and bad times, of why you decided to commit your lives to one another in the first place: your deep love for each other!
The K&S Experience doesn't end here! We hope to grow in friendship with each and every one of our couples! We always say... Once a K&S Bride, always a K&S bride!
Here you will find a curated collection of the K&S Wedding Experience. Each and every wedding we capture is filled with its own personality, its own story, and joy. While our style is consistent at each wedding with our tried and trued shooting method, we love getting to tell each of our couple's unique story through their images. Our style is light and bright, true to life, and our motto behind our images is to make sure that the love we capture is tender, timeless, and true. We absolutely love what we do, and we hope that shows!
The best wedding decision I made (with the exception of choosing my groom) was having Kalahan and Sean be our photographers! The entire experience working with them was perfect and even better than what I expected. They're very skilled and give great direction for taking great photos, and at the same time you'll feel comfortable with them and become friends (even for camera shy people).
They were always on time, delivered on their commitments, creative with lighting and cold weather, and very encouraging. And, importantly, they captured the love between my husband and I, and the joy that we and our guests felt on our wedding day. Our engagement photos and wedding photos look AMAZING! We continuously have family and friends bring up how awesome our photos turned out. Definitely hire Kalahan and Sean to be your photographers!
Kalahan and Sean are amazing. We heard about them after having been referred to them by two coworkers of mine, and after a stellar review by both, we decided to meet up with them. As soon as we met them, Michaela and I felt an instantaneous connection with both Sean and Kalahan (and their precious baby, Ireland, whom is adorable.) We loved every second we had working with them, and love how they just have fun with their work and make it fun to be pointed at with cameras.
We feel truly blessed with having gotten to know them and are amazed with all of the pictures they have taken of us, they all turned out fantastic. Michaela and I would 10/10 recommend them to whoever if they are looking for photographers, and what makes them even better, is they are a husband and wife duo that works together seamlessly. Kalahan & Sean made our wedding so much better than we'd imagined.
Kalahan & Sean saved my life on my wedding day. They were truly the people that calmed us down, protected us from potential meltdowns (people crashing our first look photos, my makeup melting off completely, etc) and led us through things. We loved that Sean was with the guys while getting ready, and Kalahan with us girls! They both fit right in. They were not not only skilled photographers, but they really cared about our wellbeing and the rest of the bridal party! They make weddings a dream come true for the bride and groom through communication and truly served others well. They're leaders with good humor, they easily get along with every personality in the book.... AND they make everyone look good in photos. Sean and Kalahan are the definition of TEAM and it was such a great presence to have around!
Asking someone to capture the best day of your life is a big task; but Alex and I truly believe Kalahan and Sean did just that. From the point of first contact to the weeks post-wedding, Kalahan and Sean exceeded our expectations. They were always friendly, responsive, and patient. K&S also offer an “engagement session” which we loved! It was a great chance to see each other and share ideas about the months to come.
When they arrived at our venue the day of they Kalahan and Sean were so compassionate and professional. On-time and ready to shoot! Throughout the entire day, they were patient when it came to slight changes in the schedule. Especially when it came to family portraits, Kalahan so understanding when it came to our last minute ideas. We LOVE how our pictures turned out. Kalahan and Sean went above and beyond and we would highly recommend them.
Kalahan & Sean is a Portland, Oregon based Wedding, Engagement, and Lifestyle husband and wife photography team. We serve couples in Portland, Washington, Vancouver, and beyond - we love to travel!