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Sound Originals

Your special day deserves beautiful storytelling.

We're so proud of our excellent reviews from thrilled couples. With more than 100 reviews, our average rating on The Knot, Wedding Wire and Google is 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Discover why Sound Originals is the best Pacific Northwest, Portland and Seattle wedding photographer and videographer!

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"We are so pleased we went with Dan and Sound Originals for our wedding photo and video!! He was super easy to work with throughout the planning process (2020 made it hard enough on its own so that was so welcome with vendors!) and was always super prompt and responsive in correspondence re: questions and changes. He arrived early for our engagement shoot and wedding and the pictures are BEAUTIFUL. He made us so comfortable and at ease during the picture taking process (I can feel so awkward in front of a camera so I was nervous) and they all came out incredibly. They were super professional at the wedding and when we were looking at pictures there was so many times where I said “woah I didn’t even realize he was standing there for that!”. Just seamlessly captured all the special moments while also not interrupting them. I also couldn’t believe how he worked with some tight and odd spaces that we were getting ready in to somehow still get awesome shots. Overall we couldn’t be happier with the pictures and video he captured for our big day. He knows his stuff, he’s amazing at what he does and you can tell he truly cares about making sure his couples are thrilled with their experience. 

Random bonus - both my husband and I have big families and the extended fam portraits could have been a HOT MESS (and left to our own devices they for sure would have been) but he funneled everyone in and out for different groupings so seamlessly and quickly, it was awesome.

cassie + brenden
private lake mason wedding
grapeview, washington / kitsap peninsula

"Couldn't be Happier!"

"We got married in May 2019 and we absolutely enjoyed working with Dan for wedding photos and videography. Dan is very easy to communicate with over email and in person. We had the opportunity to get familiar and comfortable with him and his camera over an engagement photo shoot, where Dan gave very helpful guidance on poses but more often he used light jokes to help us being ourselves. The engagement photos turned out extremely beautiful. On the big day, Dan and his colleague were on time and accommodating to our slightly unusual itinerary. Throughout the wedding day, they blend into the background to capture the most natural emotions of the moment. The photos were absolutely gorgeous and they look great on our wall! The final video definitely shows how good Dan is at storytelling, as we still watch it once in a while to relive that day. 

The one thing I wish I did differently was to include more group combinations during the wedding party/family photo shoot. I was worried that we don’t have time for all combinations so I eliminated some before sharing the list with Dan, but later on I realized I didn’t take solo photo with my childhood best friend. I’d suggest to include as many combinations as possible and rank them with priorities, which should help Dan manage the photo shoot time. I also wish that I asked Dan to take more photos of us with the guests. He definitely captured many of them beautifully, but I could have asked him to follow us at least for the short 10-15 minutes when we talked to our guests, so we can focus on the conversations and still have the photos to remember the moments, especially with some guests that we rarely see. If you want to capture as many “people” in your wedding photos vs the special emotions or moments (which Dan is extremely good at), or have a balance between the two, make sure to communicate that with Dan."

stephanie + johnny
the five2five
buckley, washington

"Extremely Beautiful!"

"We are so thrilled to have chosen Sound Originals for our wedding! From the beginning, we wanted to make sure our photographer captured the moments with family and friends that we would otherwise miss during the festivities of the day. Dan understood that and was so easy to work with. Wedding photography really is an investment but I felt that Dan had both reasonable packages and overwhelmingly positive reviews and experience. I am so glad we booked him for our wedding! Day of, he was easy to work with and incredibly patient with our large families. He gave great directions for photos and also captured many of the natural moments between my husband and me. We had so many incredible photos after our wedding that I can't even pick my top 5 - they are so amazing! I also love his editing style since I found many photographers that had either an overly moody, dark style or were extremely bright and white. I know that my wedding pictures will look great for decades to come (and not look overly edited or styled). Also, the turn-around time was fantastic. We had a collection of initial images the next day (!) and our full album in a few weeks so I was incredibly impressed with the speed during a time when I know he had many other weddings he was working on. The one thing I wish we did differently is hire Dan for a longer time frame and also plan for specific pictures with us and our guests (we don't have enough with our favorite people). Overall we are so happy with the experience and we will treasure these photos forever!

jonica + kel
university of washington center for urban horticulture / arboretum
seattle, washington

"So Happy! We will treasure these photos forever."

"My husband and I are so happy that we worked with Dan and his team for our wedding photos and videography and we 100% recommend Sound Originals. I am not surprised at all that he's already mostly booked for 2021! It's clear to me that he loves what he does and loves making customers happy with such an important investment for a big day. We will treasure our photos and film for years to come.

The entire process from beginning to end of working with Dan was excellent. He always replied super quickly, and went out of his way to get us what we wanted. For example, we decided mere weeks before the wedding to hire a livestreamer instead of doing it ourselves, and Dan found us someone he had worked with before on very short notice and who was in our budget. And a month or two earlier we had had to reschedule the wedding and make some changes in the plan, and Dan was super responsive and helpful in getting us rescheduled. I had no idea planning my tiny wedding would be so stressful, and working with Dan was one of the least stressful aspects of the whole experience. And then afterwards, he got the finished product out SO quickly!! Just a few days after our ceremony, our family (who could not attend as they would all have had to fly) were able to watch a professional-quality video of our ceremony. In mere weeks we had our photos and then the film, and this timeline just blew me away. In addition to being just beautiful works of art in general, it really comes across, especially in the wedding film, that he got a sense of who we are as a couple, and incorporated that feel into the final product."

Thank you Dan and Sound Originals for immortalizing our special day!!

jen + brandon
lincoln park
seattle, washington

"Beautiful Works of Art"

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