Welcome. My name is Mario Vaden and my wife's name is Jan Vaden. We are located in Medford, Oregon, and share our space with a few dogs for creature comfort.
My love for photography started years ago in the coast redwood forest, and the passion for portraits began there also. I enjoy portraits as much as landscapes, maybe even more. My photo sessions tend to be 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.
If I have a style it may show up in realistic color, vs. "blown-out" or bleached lighting. I have ample gear for portraits, weddings and some commercial work, and use both natural light and supplemental light.
For those interested, I am considered an expert with landcape design, tree care and redwoods, also credited with a few world record tree discoveries. For relaxation, I enjoy hiking, chess, reading and gardening.
Price quotes will need a phone call because conversation is the best way to help you, and learn the variables. The email above is for sharing sample images, lists or directions. Facebook is not a good option for contact and I don't use that media very often. This site and phone are by far 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 I check messages right away afterward. I don't cram my schedule too tight, and usually have better flexibility than some other photographers to help fit your event on my calendar.
Meanwhile, a few extra notes are provided for you under "More" in the menu.