Drone photo of a Bride and groom walking through a winter wonderland forest at Timberline Lodge


Education is our number one game-changer. Workshops that challenge us to redefine ourselves, judging world-class wedding photos, discussions that debate compelling questions, or articles we’ve been asked to write. All of these and more invites us to refine our approach and the way we see. Constant learning and experimentation always takes our craft to the next level. 

We have published in a number of magazines and featured on many blogs including  SLR LoungeRangefinder MagazineWorlds Best Wedding PhotosFearless PhotographersBored Panda, Wedding MapsDVLOPJunebug WeddingsHuffPost WeddingsStyle Me Pretty, Destination I DoLovely BridePhoto District NewsOregon Bride MagazineBravo WeddingPacific Northwest WeddingsMaharani Weddings.

June 2024

Worlds Best Wedding Photos
Favorite First Dance Photos

Two grooms laughing and embracing each other during their "first dance" at their Griffin House wedding along the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon.

Celebrating the first dance is such a great moment, and we pour everything we have into capturing it the best we can, every time! We work in teams to light up the moment with drama and take TONS of photos in fractions of a second. The Worlds Best Wedding photos selected this moment from Max & Ben‘s wedding as one of their TOP Editors picks. 

Bride and groom spraying champagne during their dance party exit in Mexico
Bride and groom spraying champagne during their dance party exit in Mexico

Fleeting moments happen within fractions of a second, and lighting them up aren’t always an easy task. That’s why we work in teams! Here Max & Ben are having the best time during their first dance in San Francisco. Fearless Photographers selected these 2 photos in their top photos of the week. First photo was taken by Jos and the second by Tree.

Bride and groom spraying champagne during their dance party exit in Mexico

We are “in it to win it” when it comes to capturing that last storytelling image of the day. Here Chelsea and Miguel enjoyed a champagne moment after their epic dance party in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Fearless Photographers selected this photo as one of their top photos of the week. 

Bride and groom toasting to a huge wedding cake with fireworks in Lake Como, Italy.

Planning a luxury wedding is exciting, yet where do you start? The team at Worlds Best Wedding Photos put together their top 10 tips that can help you plan your dream wedding. We are excited to see the big cake moment with fireworks from our recent wedding with Kate and Keegan in Lake Como Italy used in their blog post.

Creative photo of a Bride walking toward ceremony with silhouette shadow against the wall.

Using all the real estate in a frame is our aim, especially during real moments. When we find open negative space it’s sometimes fun to fill it with a mysterious shadow that adds depth to the subjects and makes the story larger than life. In this image, we anticipated Dao walking down the stairs headed toward Dao & Minh’s wedding ceremony. Nothing staged here, just pure anticipation and teamwork to make this image work. We are excited to see our creative use of shadows be chosen by Worlds Best Wedding Photos judges and included in their blog post among the top 10 creative uses of shadows during a wedding day.

Drone photo of a Bride and groom walking through the trees near Timberline Lodge Ski Resort on Mt. Hood in Oregon

Winter weddings are some of our favorite weddings to capture. Truth be told, we purposefully reserve our calendar for them to help spread out our weddings with more balance over the year. This way we are able to pour more creative quality time into each wedding we capture. This image was from Sierra and Brian’s winter wedding at Timberline Lodge Resort on Mt. Hood. 

Check out what Worlds Best Wedding Photos has to say about creative winter weddings. We are honored to have our dramatic drone winter photo included in their curated collection of winter weddings.

Oct 2022

Exciting Exits

Wedding photo of a bride and groom exiting through bubbles with family and friends and Edgefield in Portland Oregon. Photo by jos and tree.

We are excited to see Jody and Robert’s fantastic bubble exit photo selected among the best 360 Fearless Photographers’ exit photos from all over the world.

Bride and groom spraying champagne during their Garza Blanca wedding reception in Mexico near Puerto Vallarta

We love using creative Off Camera Flash, especially during real moments. Wedding Maps just put together a series of great tips for creative lens flare. Our image from Chelsea and Miguel’s end-of-the-night party exit was used for creative off-camera flash. Click here to learn more.


May 2022

Planning an Adventure Wedding?

Bride and groom lit up under a palm branch during their Mexico Wedding at Garza Blanca near Puerto Vallarta

The team over at The Worlds Best Wedding Photos is always on the hunt for great ideas. Adventure weddings are becoming more and more popular for many reasons. Two of our adventure weddings (Chelsea & Miguel in Mexico & Caro and Ben in South of France) were selected as examples for their recent article about tips for how, when, where, and why to plan an adventure wedding. Check it out here.


May 2022

Wedding Transportation Style

A vietnamese bride and groom laughing in a limo through the sunroof for their Gray Gables Estate wedding in Portland Oregon

We love photographing transitions. There is always an authentic feeling in movement and transitions help stitch the story together. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos just posted a number of wedding transportations for any style. Three of our transportation photos were used in the article from Dao & Mihn’s Gray Gables Estate wedding.

Moab Elopement photo of bride and groom walking under a massive desert arch way

MAY 2022

20+ tips for capturing engagement and wedding photos

WeddingMaps just shared some must-see tips for shooting engagement and elopement photos in deserts. They included 2 of our photos from Abby & Bruno’s Moab Elopement shoot. These were among 30 of their favorite desert photos along with great insight about how, when, where and why to adventure into the desert for great photos and an unforgettable experience. 


Bride and Groom on their wedding night in beautiful candle light with family at Silcox Hut atop Mt Hood and Timberline Lodge

APRIL 2022

Book Your Wedding Photographer First

The Worlds Best Wedding Photos just shared 5 important reasons you should hire your wedding photographers first. We love to consult each of our couples about how to best approach wedding photography that aligns you with the right style, gives you insider advice, saves money, spend time with the right people, and get the vendors you absolutely want. Check out their article here. We are excited to have our action shot included.


Bride and Groom on their wedding night in beautiful candle light with family at Silcox Hut atop Mt Hood and Timberline Lodge

MARCH 2022

Great Wedding Group Shots

Photojournalistic wedding photography is our main jam, but we also take group photos very seriously. But we want something unique and different than the average “classical lineup.” Here we invited friends and family to give good vibes to the bride and groom while holding candles that happened to also light up their faces   Our clients loved it! So did  Worlds Best Wedding Photos in their latest article Great Wedding Group Shots



Oregon Winery Wedding

MARCH 2022

Romantic Moments

Over the past 15 years, there has been one main theme within our photography, authentic moments. They are an organic process and take time to find. Our secret? Hard work and never stop shooting all the way thru and after moments. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos included our image among 15 other “romantic photos” in their latest article Romantic Moments in Wedding Photography.



Creative photo of a Bride walking toward ceremony with silhouette shadow against the wall.


The Creative Process

Rangefinder published our silhouette photo in their recent Eye-Catching Portraits and Photos of the week article.  The creative process of capturing a good photo isn’t always as meets the eye. When the sun is setting fast, we have to make quick decisions and problem solve quickly in the heat of the moment. Read their full article here.



Creative photo of a Bride walking toward ceremony with silhouette shadow against the wall.


Landscape Photography for Weddings

Every wedding we photograph we like to get low, high above, super close, and far away. This creates a cinematic storytelling perspective. We love it. So do World Best Wedding Photos. They included 2 of our landscape photos in their recent 20 Breathtaking Landscapes in Wedding Photography post. One from Machu Picchu, Peru and another one from Arches National Park, Utah.  


Creative photo of a Bride walking toward ceremony with silhouette shadow against the wall.


Creative Shadow Wedding Photos

We love filling the frame with storytelling details. Casting creative shadows into empty parts of the frame with our off-camera flash is something we look for. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos loved this photo so much they included it among 16 select images in their recent blog post about Sensational Shadow Photos in Wedding Photography.


Fearless Photographers Award Winning Photo of Portland Engagement at Ron Toms


Fearless Photo Critique Session

Honest evaluations of photos is something we love practicing. It opens our eyes and helps us make better work. Together with Huy Nguyen (founder of Fearless Photographers), Ralf Czogallik, and both Tree and myself (Jos) we critiqued 20 photos from the Fearless Photographers community. We also discussed our upcoming photography workshop retreat called REVIVAL this coming March 20-25th with 5 mentors for 5 days in Mexico. Don’t miss it.

Live Fearless Critique here
REVIVAL photography workshop retreat here


Fearless Photographers Award Winning Photo of Portland Engagement at Ron Toms


Photos Taken From Above

We are always on the move for capturing the best compositions possible. Here we climbed up high to look down and found leading lines and complementary colors while letting the directional light from the window do its magic on our couple. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos included it in their most recent collection of “best wedding portraits taken from above.


Bride and groom walking in pink light near a reflection at Elk Lake Resort


Magic Hour

Light is always something worth chasing, especially when we invite our couples to connect together while walking thru it. In this photo at Elk Lake Resort, Rachel & Aaron went out to enjoy a moment together while their guests continued conversing in the cocktail party right behind us.

Fearless Photographers shared this photo in their Fearless Portraits collection.


Drone photo of a Bride and groom walking through a winter wonderland forest at Timberline Lodge


Client Testimonials

We give everything we have at every wedding. Our approach comes with no assumptions and our eyes are wide open for anything and everything. We experience just about every emotion mentally, emotionally, and physically. It’s a true labor of love; the experiences last a lifetime.

We rarely ask for testimonials. When a client shares their experience with us with kind words, it fuels us with great joy. Fearless Photographers shared a testimonial we just received on The Knot from Sierra & Brian’s winter wedding we photographed this December 11th, 2021.


Fearless Photographers: Sierra & Brian full testimonial


Emotional Vietnamese bride and groom during a traditional tea ceremony before their wedding


How to best capture tea ceremonies

Read SLR Lounge’s latest article about how to best photograph the traditional part of tea ceremonies with Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian weddings. These rituals are some of the best storytelling moments for photography that capture respect for their families and loyalty. We are excited to see 6 of our photographs used among 2 of their articles to help illustrate the emotional aspects of these rituals.


Full Article: Tea Ceremony Photography Tips and Inspiration

Full Article: Tea Ceremony Photos from Chinese and Vietnamese Weddings 


Indian wedding ceremony in Bend Oregon at Sunriver Resort with bride and grooms hands holding flowers and the Indian bride showing her hands with Mehndi design.


Indian details: Bridal Mehndi Designs

Here’s a great article by Wedding Maps about what a Mehndi is and its design aspects. Interesting how traditional Indian mehndi designs were originally designed but today inspiration is drawn from Indo-Arabic and Arabic and modern art too. Read more in this fantastic article. We are excited to see 4 of our photos among the 16 used to illustrate.

Full Article: 16 Beautiful Photos of Mehndi Bridal Designs



Winter wedding ceremony in Belize at Portofino Beach Resort


Winter Wedding Destinations

Want to get away for an unforgettable winter wedding destination? There are some fantastic ideas between December and March to consider. The World Best Wedding Photos just shared 6 great tips about where and how to get away. Our Belize wedding at Portofino Beach Resort was included. Learn these 6 tips and go have the time of your life!

Full Article: 6 Sensational Winter Wedding Destinations



Sunrise Moab elopement ceremony with the bride and groom in the Windows Section of Arches National Park in Utah.


Adventure Wedding Photography

There is magic in the desert. Nature’s profound architecture is everywhere; it’s the perfect backdrop for photography. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos showcased our sunrise elopement photo in Moab from Abby & Bruno among 12 other desert photos around the world. Check it out. 

Full Article: Beautiful Backdrops – Deserts & Dunes



Bride and Groom first dance photo at Gorge Crest just outside Portland


SLR Lounge – 5 tips for perfectly capturing the first dance

Capturing a great moment of the bride and groom during their first dance is one of our top priorities. We know from experience that working as a team gives us the best bang for our buck. This means we use dedicated lighting assistants.  We are honored to have our photo of Sara & Brad included among 22 other great photos.  Read these great tips by SLR Lounge, they will ensure you prepare and execute getting great storytelling images.

SLR Lounge – 5 tips for perfectly photographing the bride and groom’s first dance



Stunning portrait of bride and groom on their sailboat catamaran with colorful sunset in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.

JULY 2021

Worlds Best Wedding Photos – picture perfect portraits

We are are always keeping an eye out for finding moments where our couples are perfectly placed in a composition that tells their story and showcases their wedding scene. These special portraits make for great wall art and albums.  We are honored to have our photo of Laura and GM on their catamaran home (where they were also married)  to be included in the top 20 photos by The Worlds Best Wedding Photos. We’ve been very honored to have many articles written about our photography by The Worlds Best Wedding Photos that constantly keep us and our clients inspired with new ideas.

Full Blog Post – Perfectly Placed Photos


Epic exit photo of bride and bride at Mt Hood Organic Farms

JULY 2021

Worlds Best Wedding Photos celebrates LGBTQIA weddings

Its already been 6 years since same-sex marriage was allowed in the US.  We’ve been honored to capture a number of LGBTQIA weddings and excited to be included in the top 15 photos by The Worlds Best Wedding Photos.

Full Blog Post – LGBTQIA wedding photos


Huy and Jos having a Fearless Photo Critique together

JULY 2021

Fearless Photographers Critiques with Huy & Jos

Huy Nguyen, the founder of Fearless Photographers, invited Jos to critique a series of select photos. Together Jos and Huy analyzed what qualities make these photos work and what can be done to make them better. Education among the Fearless Photographers community is one of the best ways to grow as a photographer.  Join in on the discussion here: Full Discussion – Fearless Critiques


Award winning engagement photo by Worlds Best Wedding Photos for the top 50 all time best engagement photos

JUNE 2021

The 50 Best Engagement Photos Ever

The Worlds Best Wedding Photos team just announced the winners of “the 50 Best Engagement Photos Ever” and 2 of our photos were awarded.  Our two photos included one from our home town, Portland Oregon while the second one was captured in Paris, France. Taking quality time with engagement photos is so important to us because not only are we looking for the best light, composition, and moment but an experience that our couples will remember the rest of their lives. Be sure to see all the award winning photos, it’s worth the time.     


Mother of the groom dance at Portland Art Museum

MAY 2021

Framing the Moments

Fearless Photographers is always searching for ways to better photography. New ways to compose moments that help lead the eye right to the subject is one of our favorites. Checkout this recent article about how “framing the subject” helps direct our eyes into telling the best story possible. We are honored to see 2 of our photos among this collection.   


Mother of the groom dance at Portland Art Museum

MAY 2021

Mothers on the Wedding Day

Fearless Photographers honored some of our most favorite subjects to capture on a wedding day: Mothers! The expression of a mother can tell the story all by itself. They’ve touched every part of their childs story from giving birth, nurtured the upbringing, to every small gesture of love that is SO powerful!  Mothers are a huge priority for us to capture on a wedding day. 4 of our photos were honored by Fearless Photographers for Mothers day, 2021, among an extraordinary collection of mothers at weddings photographs.   


Groom shaving on a catamaran sailboat photographed thru a port hole.

MAR 2021

Picture Perfect Portraits

The Worlds Best Wedding Photos wrote one of our favorite concepts: Seeing The Big Picture. As storytellers we are on the constant lookout for showcasing “the scene” with our couples easily seen in the photo. This along with capturing emotion is top priority.   


Bride dancing ecstatic while reaching out to her Grooms hands at their Timberline Lodge Wedding in Oregon atop Mt Hood

The team at DVLOP reached out to us to ask us to test drive their new editing tools called Mixology by TWO MANN studios.  They showcased 3 of our images in their lead blog post about these game-changing presets.


Couple walking in an epic elopement location called Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy

Check out these additional 17 unforgettable elopement locations. We are honored to have 3 of our elopement settings showcased among the best.  The Worlds Best Wedding Photos team always has their pulse on great ideas. 


A bride and groom walking into Civita di Bagnoregio during their Italy elopement in Umbria

Elopements are becoming increasingly popular. When done safely they offer a great solution to COVID and are incredibly intimate. With extra focus on just the two of you they are even more authentic and adventurous. Find the right photographers and location and you have a master plan. We are excited to be included among the best-recommended wedding photographers in the world. Read what The Worlds Best Wedding Photos team has to say about the best places in the world to elope.


Bride and groom portrait with beautiful light at sunset at Sunriver Resort during their winter wedding

 DEC 2020

SLR Lounge top 20 Visual Flow edits

During the pandemic we’ve been lucky to be part of a thriving community of photographers dedicated to learning and growing. Checkout how SLR Lounge has created solutions for intuitive, effective, and effortless Lightroom editing. We are honored to be SLR Lounge ambassadors and learning right along side with the best of the best. 


Two grooms spinning in a hug just after their Portland Castaway wedding

 DEC 2020

Fearless Photographers celebrates “love is love”

We are honored to have one of our creative “groom and groom” portraits recognized by Fearless Photographers in their collection of curated portraits reflecting “love is love.” See full collection in link below. 


Ecstatic couple running in the snow and wild wind with their umbrella inverted. Captured atop Mt Hood near Silcox Hut. Award winning wedding photo by Fearless Photographers

 DEC 2020

Winter weddings make great stories

Winter weddings are some of our favorite celebrations to capture. The weather always shows up as a “special character” and invites unexpected experiences. We are always ready for the adventure and fully embrace everything we are given without expectations. This approach has always told the best story. We love it! Read what The Worlds Best Wedding Photos has to say about it.


emotional photo of grandfather with bride before entering ceremony

 DEC 2020

Grandparents are everything  

The story behind grandparents is almost always profound. As photographers we always make a priority to capture them in the story. Their character and depth are always filled with emotion and literally drive the feeling behind all weddings.  The Worlds Best Wedding photos just put together some wonderful words and a great collection of grandparent photos at weddings from all over the world. And they included one of ours. Take a moment, especially during this time with COVID.


Stunning portrait of bride and groom on their sailboat catamaran with colorful sunset in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.

 NOV 2020

The Golden Hour  

Sunsets are some of our favorite times to capture color and mood. Here’s a shot we captured at the end of Laura and GM’s sailboat elopement in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos have a lot to say about “the golden hour” along with many great examples.


bride and groom surrounded by circus flames lit up perfectly by award winning wedding photographers Jos and Tree

 OCT 2020

Lighting up Bride and Groom thru flames  

We are always on the lookout for that last epic storytelling photo of the night. Here’s a circus wedding we photographed in Palm Springs at the Merv Griffin Estate shooting through the circus performers throwing flames. Click on the link below to see great photos captured through flames on a wedding day.


Jos and Tree Fearless Photographers Judges for Collection 57

 OCT 2020

Judging for Fearless Photographers  

We have been analyzing thousands of good to great to outstanding photos for the Fearless Photographers Collection 57 contest. Studying hard-earned photographs always takes us on a grand odyssey and opens new ways of seeing. A balance of gut feelings combined with technical reasoning always unveils good conclusions. Thank you to Huy Nguyen for his dedicated leadership in the growing community of powerful storytelling photographers. We are excited about the final results.


Great photo of groom getting ready at Timberline Lodge

 SEPT 2020

Great Groom Photos 

Capturing great photos of the groom is one of our top priorities. There’s always a great story with all the action, laughter, and concentration. The Worlds Best Wedding Photos describes the importance of capturing unique groom photos for a complete wedding story and included one of our groom photos. 


Engagement photo of a couple running under a waterfall in Iceland

 SEPT 2020

DVLOP includes us in Skyweek

The team at DVLOP have some of the best of the best LR presets on the planet. Checkout how their presets work on skies. We are thrilled they showcased our engagement portrait in Iceland. 


 JULY 2020

SLR Lounge invited us to write about the “creative gap”

To grow or not to grow? Checkout how 12 photographers close the creative gap through constant learning.



JUNE 2020

Worlds Best Wedding Photos selected one of our comical children’s Wedding Photos around the world on BoredPanda

At a wedding kids never really care about the fancy wedding, check out these funny photos from photographers all around the world on Boredpanda.



MAY 2020

Worlds Best Wedding Photos included 2 of our photos in their top 20 Silliest Wedding Photos around the world on BoredPanda

Everyone can have a great laugh while all of us are in quarantine. Check out these funny photos from photographers all around the world on Boredpanda.



MAY 2020

Fearless Photographers Showcases Tree & Jos

The Fearless Photographers keeps the community engaged by continuing to share and critique photos. 3 of our photos were recently included in their Epic Portraits, 2 of our photos included in their Artistic Portraits, 1 in their Classic Portraits. Visit all of the amazing photographs in the gallery links below.  



APRIL 2020

The DVLOP team interviews Tree & Jos

DVLOP helps pull out the full potential of an image and keeps workflow consistent. Timing is of the essence and DVLOP keeps our photography thriving.



APRIL 2020

Worlds Best Wedding Photos: Artist Interview with Jos & Tree

Blair with the Worlds Best Wedding Photos asked us about our way of seeing the world, our travels, how we got started and what keeps us inspired.



APRIL 2020

Worlds Best Wedding Photos: The love of Joy

A brilliant topic: Joy. Life is short and beautiful, no time to waist without joy. Checkout what WBWP has to say about joy.



MARCH 2020

SLR Lounge Visual Flow Artist Feature

SLR Lounge interviewed us about how we are using the Visual Flow Preset System to speed up our Lightroom workflow. Visual Flow Presets are magic! 




PPA Magazine interviews Tree & Jos

Robert Kiener’s dove deep into interviewing us about how we strive to provide an experience for the couples we photograph.




PPA Magazine Features Jos & Tree’s Electric Portrait

A detailed interview about how we visualize, plan, compose and wait for a great moment. Greatness (if we are lucky) is sometimes really persistent in disguise. 




What is Environmental Portrait Photography?

SLR Lounge continues to push the edge of educating the world about the best of the best photography. We are excited to be included in their recent article about how 20+ photographers share techniques about why Environmental Portrait Photography can be so powerful.



SLR Lounge Biggest Lessons Learned in 2019

SLR  Lounge  Educational Ambassadors for Mastering Business asked us at 13 other photographers to share their number one lessons learned from 2019. Great insight helping photographers master the “Business of Photography.”  Check it out! Great read.

Full Article: Photographers Biggest Lessons Learned in 2019 – SLR Lounge


Bride and groom in the doorway at Silcox Hut atop Mt Hood above Timberline Lodge


SLR Lounge Photographing in a Winter Wonder Land

SLR  Lounge showcases a great handful of inspiring winter wedding photos, including one of ours. If you are looking for an alternative wedding ideas, consider the cozy feeling of a great winter wedding accompanied by a skilled photographer. Check these out. 

Full Article: Inspiring Winter Wedding Photos – SLR Lounge





Just Married – Photos that Capture the Joy of Saying “I do”

We are excited to see our clients Lisa and Cat on World Best Wedding Photos. This amazing wedding was at the Mt. Hood Organic Farms, one of our all time favorite venues to photograph just outside Portland, Oregon. One of the best destination wedding locations in Oregon, near Hood River.

Full Article: Just Married – The Photos that Capture the Joy of saying “I do.”



Worlds Best Wedding Photos

We are included in the top 50 photographers in the world.  Being part of the Worlds Best Wedding Photos community is so powerful. Surrounding ourselves with the best moves us to become our best.

Full Article: Worlds Best Wedding Photos


Best Engagement Photography Locations Around Portland, Oregon

Looking for great locations to take engagement photos around Portland, Oregon? We took some time to write up twenty of our favorite engagement photography locations around Portland and why. Check it out.

Full Article: Best Engagement Photography Locations around Portland, Oregon


KATU interviews JOS & TREE

They are award-winning lifestyle and commercial photographers with a signature style. Jos and Tree WoodSmith joined us to share how they capture more than a moment in time — they capture the emotions behind it.

KATU interview with JOS & TREE


SLR Lounge | Masters of Light | Off-Camera Flash

We are so thrilled to be announced as ambassadors of the Master Lighting + Off-Camera Flash (OCF) with SLR Lounge and included in their recent article for photographers. Join this group and learn very valuable information. It’s free.

Full Article: SLR Lounge – Masters of Light – Off-Camera Flash


How I Shot It – MagMod – Interviews JOS & TREE

Educating ourselves with other photographers is hands down been the biggest game-changer for our photography business. Yesterday we had the priveledge of being interviewed in “How I Shot It” by the amazing Trevor Dayley with MagMod. The MagMod tools give us the freedom to capture photojournalistic wedding photography, our favorite style. Join us in this video and let us know all of your thoughts. Feedback is paramount. Learning is the best!

Full Article: “How I Shot It” – MagMod Interviews JOS & TREE


Top 100 Fearless Photographers in the World for 2018

We are honored to be one of the top 100 Fearless Photographers of 2018. Earning Fearless Awards is extremely difficult. Normally only 1-2% of submitted photos are selected as Fearless awards for each contest.  Together we earned 6 Fearless award in 2018. Jos ranked #37 (#6 for USA) and #44 overall in the world (#8 for USA). We are excited as a “team” since we consider both of us in every shot we take. We are constantly inspired by the Fearless community and always seeking to learn and grow in new ways. Huge thank you to Huy Nguyen, Fearless Photographers founder, for taking the entire industry to a new level every year.

Full Article: Jos WoodSmith #37 Fearless Photographer for 2018
Full Article: Top 100 Fearless Photographers for 2018


Professional Photographers Advice – Things You Don’t Need to Buy

Here’s some extremely helpful advice about how to save money by knowing what NOT to buy. Written by a group of seasoned smart professional photographers, including Jos & Tree. Save money/time. Read on!

SLR Lounge: 15 Professional Photographers Tell Us Things You Don’t Need To Buy


Best Portland Wedding Photographers

We are honored to be on the top list for Portland wedding photographers from Peer Space. They included us in celebrating the top 12 photographers in Portland as photographers who “really stand out from the competition.” We are excited and up for the continued challenge.

Full Article: Best Portland Wedding Photographers


Performing Thru Pressure – a mental strategy for photographers

How often do you find yourself shooting in the heat of the moment thinking you captured an awesome shot but then later found out you missed some critical elements that could have taken the image from good to great? All too often it’s easy to be overtaken by anxiety, rushing or distraction and forget to include particular visual elements. Read more…

Full Article: Performing Thru Pressure


Jos & Tree – judges for This Is Reportage – Collection 7

Being asked to judge photography contests is always an opportunity for us to learn and grow. This coming January 24th we will be judging Collection 7 for This is Reportage. We love this contest because it focuses on wedding photojournalism which is our favorite form of photography.

Full Article: This is Reportage – Collection 7


Top 100 ISPWP Wedding Photographers in the World – 2018

We are thrilled to be recognized in the top wedding photographers in the world with the Internatioal Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. The photography communities we engage with constantly challenge us every year to learn, grow and become the best at what we do. Thank you Joe Milton with ISPWP, you are a true leader for all of us.


MAY 2018

B & H interview Jos & Tree about Documentary Wedding Photography

Jos and Tree Marie Woodsmith, of Portland, Oregon-based Jos Studios, ensure a trusting relationship by meeting with the couple—in person or via Skype—multiple times prior to the wedding. “We listen, and we ask a lot of questions,” says Tree, “and let our couples know that the better we know them, the more we can identify what to look for when shooting the wedding. They inherently trust us because they know we care.”

Full Article: Challenges and Rewards of Documentary Wedding Photography


Huffington Post’s 30 Favorite wedding photos

The Huffington Post selected one of our photos in their favorite top 30 wedding photos from around the world. These images were selected from Fearless Photographers latest collection of award-winning images.

30 Award Winning Photos that Deserve a 2nd Glance


Jos & Tree – Judges for ISPWP Fall 2018 Contest

Tree and Jos were graciously invited by Joe Milton, founder of ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers), to judge the Fall 2018 contest.

Full Article: Tree & Jos Contest Judges for the Fall 2018 ISPWP


Fearless Features Jos & Tree

Excited to see 2 of our photos in these collections of “Right On!” photos by Fearless Photographers put together by Huy Nguyen, Founder and President of Fearless Photographers.  Trees emotional capture of a small girl hugging photo (part 1) and Jos’ creatively lit groomsmen photo (part 2). Great to observe and learn from all these good photos.

Full Article: Fearless Photographers
Full Article: Fearless Photographers 


Holdfast Gear Features Tree & Jos

It goes without saying that a lot goes into capturing the ‘perfect’ shot. Everything from lighting to environment to cooperation from the subject you’re shooting are all factors in crystallizing those timeless moments that pass all too quickly. But before the composition and the lighting come into play, your gear has to work, or all that time and effort spent setting up the ideal shot will go to waste. Tree & Jos and their commercial brand Wood + Smith know how vital it is to have the right gear.

HoldFast Gear higlights how Jos & Tree Uses the right Gear


Rangefinder features JOS & TREE as Instructors

We are honored to be invited to speak at WPPI this coming February 27th in Las Vegas. Rangefinder Magazine has featured our advice and image in their January 2018 issue.

Look No Further. Its All Here. Advice from a few of our new instructors


Wonderful Wedding Colors from around the World

Thrilling to see our Fearless photo recognized as one of the “Wonderful Wedding Colors from around the World” by MSN today. Tree and I worked very quickly as a team to capture this fleeting moment. We invited everyone into a fun interactive game while also using our off camera flash camera left. Special thanks to MagMod light modifiers to help light this epic moment.

Full Article: MSN – Wonderful Wedding Colors from Around the World


Jos & Tree – Jurors for Masters of Wedding Photography

We have been invited to be international jurors for the next Masters of Wedding Photography contest. This Masters contest has been growing over the past 4 years. They originated in Holland and Ireland and have expanded to Germany, Italy, the UK, and now North America, to combine Canada, USA and Mexico. We are thrilled for this contest and look forward to learning from everyones best photographs. Checkout the result links from previous contests.

Full Article: JOS & TREE – Masters of Wedding Photography Jurors
Full Article: The Netherlands – Masters of Wedding Photography
Full Article: Germany – Masters of Wedding Photography
Full Article: Italy – Masters of Wedding Photography


13 Places in Europe to Propose to your Partner

A travel magazine called Days to Come powered by Tourradar shared our best piece of advice for anyone looking to propose in Cinque Terre. Among 13 different travel destinations from Iceland, Italy, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Germany, France, Denmark, Greece, and Prague this team of experienced tour specialists offer great tips on where to get down on your knee. If you are a travel adventure enthusiast Days to Come offers some of the best travel advice you can find. Check it out!

Full Article: 13 places in Europe to Propose


Training with the Best Photographers in the World

We take learning very seriously and constantly pushing our craft to new levels. Collaborating with other creatives is critical for learning new ways of seeing, performing to our potential, mastering light and composition, dealing with difficult settings, refining our workflow, and growing through critique. Our most recent training was with the 2 top wedding photographers in the World, Erika and Lanny Mann with Two Mann.  The workshop challenged us to learn and grow like never before. We are thrilled be Two Mann alumni and part of a community of photographers who seek to “transcend wedding photography.”

Full Article: TWO MANN albumni


Oregon Bride Magazine celebrates wedding photographers you can trust

We are honored to be included in Oregon Bride Magazines top 8 wedding photographers you can trust to capture your big day.

Full Article: Oregon Bride – Wedding Photographers You Can Trust


Fearless Photographers Photo of the Day – Nikki & Paul

Nikki & Paul’s ecstatic reception photo is showcased on Fearless Photographers “Photo of the Day.” This photograph was personally curated with love and care by Huy Nguyen, the founder of Fearless Photographers.  Fearless photographers has over 3000+ members worldwide and its a real honor to have this photograph spotlighted on their Instagram and official website. Fearless Photographers are for couples who truly love photography.

Full Article: Fearless Photographers Photo of the Day – Official Website
Full Article: Fearless Photo of the Day by JOS WOODSMITH (USA) – Instagram



JPEGmini showcases our images at PhotPlus Expo in NYC

Even though we aren’t in NYC at PhotoPlus Expo, our photos are. Thanks JPEGmini for showcasing some of our work at your booth. JPEGmini showcases how photographers can use their “compression” software and NOT lose quality. Thanks Mantas Kubilinskas for capturing it for us and Mitchell Schneider for being so awesome to work with!!!

Full Article: JPEGmini showcases JOS studios photos at PhotPlus Expo in NYC



Rangefinder Spotlights Jos & Tree and Wood & Smith

“As wedding photographers continue to expand their brands, focusing on key marketing elements including names, logos, and websites – are becoming more important than ever. Jos & Tree tells us how they do it” – as told by Jacqueline Tobin – Rangefinder Magazine

Full Article: Rangefinder Magazine



ISPWP – interviews Jos & Tree about questions you should (and should not) ask your wedding photographer

The ISPWP conducted an informal poll of its members to see what questions they wished their clients would ask them (and what questions they wish they didn’t ask). We received an interesting variety of answers, let us know what your thoughts are in the comments!

Full Article: questions you should (and should not) ask your wedding photographer



BuzzFeed Includes Jos & Tree’s photo in top 41 Romantic Ideas

BuzzFeed lists our lifestyle image of Justinea and Justin in Florence, Italy in their top 41 romantic ideas to elevate your engagement pictures: “Capture a Low and Emotional Angle.”

Full Article: 41 Ideas to Elevate Your Engagement Pictures


JUNE 2016

Huffington Post Showcases Shannon & Kiernan

The excitement of a bride and groom get ready are some of our favorite moments of anticipation. We are thrilled to see The Huffington Post write about Shannon and Kiernan’s getting ready moment in a beloved 16th century countryside Renaissance villa in the heart of Umbria, Italy.


JUNE 2016

Tree & Jos speak at Mystic Seminars 2017

We are beyond excited, honored to be speaking at Mystic Seminars Portland January 17-19th 2017 in our hometown Portland, Oregon. We deeply respect the creative minds, talent, and experience in the Mystic Seminars community.

We will be presenting KEEPING IT REAL. Learn how the art of photography begins with the art of communication. Discover our favorite truths about how to bond with clients to develop trust for a fun, creative, and authentic experience.

If you are a photographer looking for a killer learning experience sign up for the early bird specialThank you to our sponsors: Fundy Designer | Finao Albums | Shootproof


JUNE 2016

JPEG mini Interviews TREE & JOS

We’re so lucky to have had the chance to ask Jos and Tree some great questions about how they work so well in photography and how other photographers can learn from them.

Full Article: One Important Piece of Advice for Aspiring Photographers

JULY 2015

Huffington Post Showcases Lisa & Brian

Lisa and Brian’s magical lightning moment was the lead image on the front page of HuffPost Weddings.

Full Article: Come on lightening! Bring it on!

JUNE 2015

Rangefinder Magazine Interviews JOS studios

“… we think breaking the rules and doing something artistic and more emotional with a raw edge better represents professional photography…” – Jos (Rf June 2015 – pg. 54-56)

Rangefinder (Rf) is the award-winning monthly magazine for wedding and portrait photographers, and the official publication of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).

Full Article: Avoiding Local Cliches – Play With Light

Full Article: Rangefinders Blog – Destination Weddings

MAY 2015

Junebug Weddings Features Amber & Brian

Amber and Brian’s Oregon summer wedding was full of gorgeous golden light, an incredible forest setting, and whimsical details

Full Article: Fun Outdoor Wedding at Camp Angelos

Full Article: Junebugs Favorites: Top Pics of the Week


Fundy Software Features Jos & Tree

We had the pleasure of spending time with Jos and Tree at Mystic Seminars this year, and not only do they have some fantastic work, but they are just overall great people.

Full Article: Featured Photographer Jos & Tree


Junebug Weddings Features Mark & David

An ecstatic wedding at the Mt. Hood Organic Farms where Mark and David were so excited they could hardly keep their feet on the ground.

Full Article: Whimsical Mountain Wedding in Oregon


Junebug Weddings – Best Wedding Photographers

Junebug Weddings includes JOS studios in their Truest Hot List as one of the top 10 best wedding photographers in Oregon and Napa.

Full Article: Best Wedding Photographers in Oregon and Napa


Junebug Weddings Features TREE & JOS

Tree and Jos’ whimsical wedding looked as if it were right out of the pages of a storybook. A midsummer night’s dream wedding indeed. With dazzling personality, creativity, and originality, their artistic expression of love and commitment made for a beautifully unique and richly symbolic day. Photos by Thomas Flint Photographers – By Cherry Photography – Julianna Patrick Photography – Moetic Films

Full Article: Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding


Fearless Photographers welcomes JOS studios

Fearless Photographers include Jos and Tree as one of the boldest and brightest photographers around the globe.

Full Article: Jos WoodSmith
Full Article: Tree WoodSmith


Fearless Photographers Features Jos WoodSmith

Fearless Photographers are among the world’s best wedding photographers.

Full Article: Oregon Wedding Photographer – Jos Smith

JULY 2014

Huffington Post Showcases LesleyAnne & Brent

The Huffington Post features our shot of LesleyAnne and Brent’s beautiful wedding under the stunning St. John’s Bridge in Portland.

Full Article: 7 Secret Spots to Tie the Knot in Fall
Full Article: 7 of the best kept wedding secrets in North America

OCT 2013

La Fleur Features Jaclyn & Chad

La Fleur Magazine features Jos & Tree images from an extraordinary wedding in the heart of Oregon’s wine country.  Flawless execution by Nora Sheils with Bridal Bliss.

Full Article: Destination Weddings

OCT 2013

Oregon Bride Features Nikki & Paul’s Destination Wedding

We are thrilled to see our fun late-night pool party captured from Nikki & Paul’s Belize Wedding featured in Oregon Bride.

Full Article: Oregon Bride

OCT 2013

Bride in Italy Features Letizia & Morgan

Letizia and Morgan’s gorgeous Sicilian Wedding in Milazzo was given lots of praise by Bride in Italy in their Real Weddings – una sposa retro nella meravigliosa Milazzo

Full Article: A Dreamy Destination Wedding in Sicily, Italy

OCT 2013

Maharani Features Kiran & Siddharth

We are thrilled to see Kiran and Siddharth’s wedding on Maharani weddings blog. We are also excited to be 1 of the top 6 published in Real Wedding – Summer/Fall 2013 Portland Bride & Groom illustrating Kiran+Siddharth’s stunning Indian wedding.

Full Article: South Indian Wedding Mehndi Party

Full Article: Intimate Indian Wedding On Lake

OCT 2013

La Fleur Features Letizia & Morgan

La Fleur featured Letizia & Morgan’s Sicilian Wedding as one of their #1 destination weddings in their 2014 issue. La Fleur Magazine inspires women to live a passionate life and connects the community.

Full Article: Real Weddings

OCT 2013

Portland Bride & Groom Interviews Jos & Tree

Portland Bride & Groom – interviews JOS for the expert advise column in the article MASTER CLASS addressing key issues about the three big-day subjects real brides told us mattered most.

Full Article: Master Class


2012 Bravo Wedding Guide – Cover Photo

Our images from Nicole and Nima’s wedding were used for the front and back cover of the Bravo 2012 Wedding Resource Guide.  Bravo! is the northwest’s most trusted name in northwest wedding planning.

Full Article: 2012 Bravo Wedding – Cover Photo – Jos & Tree


Style Me Pretty Features Matt & Jess

Style Me Pretty names Matt Watson as “Super Duper Groom of the Year.”

Full Article: Oregon Wedding

Full Article: JLM Weddings Matt & Jess