Welcome. My name is Mario Vaden and my wife's name is Jan. We are located in Medford, Oregon, sharing space with a few dogs for creature comfort.
My love for photography started years ago in the coast redwood forest, followed by a passion for portraits. I enjoy portraits as much as landscapes, maybe even more. 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 photo sessions are among my favorites. But indoor space is available if needed.
I have ample gear for portraits, weddings and some commercial work, using both natural and supplemental light.
For anyone interested in extra personal stuff, I enjoy hiking, chess, reading and gardening, and searching for world record size trees, including a largest coast redwood and others. This is another reason why some couples enjoy me capturing their redwood wedding photos.
Price quotes will need a phone call.
The email above is for sharing sample images, lists or directions. Facebook is not practical for contact and I don't use it very often. 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 check messages right away afterward.
I don't cram my schedule too tight, and usually have excellent flexibility to fit your event on my calendar.
Meanwhile, a few extra notes are provided for you under "More" in the menu.