Welcome. My name is Mario Vaden. I work out of Medford, Oregon, and often travel beyond.
My photography began in the redwood forest where a water reflection photo kindled a passion for portraits, further inspired by three friend photographers. One was our friends' daughter, with a knack for spotting interesting features within a larger scene. Another is Gerald, semi-famous old growth climber and author who changed course to writing and publishing redwood books. And Frank, a photgrapher who saw promise in my work and introduced me to lighting and some different ways to use it.
As for my own photography of portraits for people, photo sessions are relaxed and sometimes entertaining. Maybe it shows in a few photo samples. Most of my working years have been outside and 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.
To all of you considering Medford wedding photographers or Ashland high school senior photgraphers (etc), I will emphasize my reliability. Always on time, and usually early. Feel free to call for any questions.
For anyone interested in a few personal aspects, I spent most of my years in northern Oregon, now residing in Medford Oregon with my wife Jan. We've been married over 20 years and have four grown children. Our entire family enjoys dogs, too.
If you would like a price quote, please be sure to connect by phone. The number above is a land line. I often provide my cell number later once I start scheduling and preparing for the photography .
The email above is for sharing sample images or directions. Because social media tends to slow efficiency, this website and phone are the best way to get in touch.
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 Medford, Ashland and Rogue Valley couples, families and events on my calendar. Meanwhile, a few extra notes are provided for you under > MORE > RATES in the menu.
Medford, Ashland and Oregon Photographer