Welcome!! My name is Mario Vaden. I am a photographer, and available to most of the Rogue Valley and parts the redwood coast.
My photographer background began over in the redwood rainforest, where a certain water reflection photo kindled a passion for portraits. I was also inspired by three photographers. One was our friend's daughter, with a knack for spotting interesting details. Second was Gerald, a famous old growth climber who changed course to publishing redwood books. And Frank, who saw promise in my work, and introduced me to lighting and ways to use it.
As for my own photography of people like yourself, photo portait sessions are relaxed and sometimes entertaining. Maybe it shows in a few photo samples. Most of my working years have been outside, so outdoor sessions are among my favorites. I feel at home outside but indoor space is available if needed. I have ample gear for portraits, weddings and some commercial work, using both natural and enhanced lighting. I am always on time or early. When people need my photography service out of town, sometimes I arrive a day early. I do not provide passport photos, but actor, model and corporate headshots are right up my alley.
Whether you need a Medford wedding photographer or Ashland high school senior photgrapher, I will emphasize my reliability. Feel free to call for any questions.
For anyone interested in a few personal aspects, I spent most of my years living in northern Oregon, but moved to southern Oregon with my wife Jan. We've been married over 20 years and have four grown children. Our entire family enjoys dogs, and we also appreciate parrots and other animals.
If you would like a price quote, please be sure to connect by phone. The number above is our land line. I usually provide my cell number afterward once I start scheduling and preparing for the photography .
The email above is for sharing sample images or directions. This website and phone are the best way to get in touch. I dabble in Facebook slightly for personal use, but find the platform of phone, email and real conversation better for professional photography service.
Every few weeks, I may be away from phone or internet signal for a couple of days during photography or exploring, but we check messages right away afterward.
I don't cram my schedule too tight, and usually have excellent flexibility to fit couples and families to my calendar. If you live near Medford, Ashland or elsewhere in the Rogue Valley and would like to meet at a coffee shop, I have various 12 x 18 and 20 x 30 print samples you can see first hand. Samples can be emailed too, but real prints seem to hold a special value. Meanwhile, a few extra notes are provided for you under > MORE > RATES in the menu.
Medford, Ashland and Oregon Photographer