Outlive Creative serves Portland, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area and is ready to travel worldwide.
OUR BACK STORY
Hi guys! Jessi and Race here. We are a photographer and cinematographer who fell in love. After working separately in the wedding industry for over 10 + years we wanted to integrate our shooting styles and experiences to shape Outlive Creative. Outlive is the culmination of a deep passion for photography, cinematography, and design. .
Our approach is straightforward and natural. We are drawn to the beauty of the Northwest and both grew up with a love and connection to the outdoors. Outlive Creative strives to produce organic content. We want our images to express authenticity in ourselves, in our service, and in our clients. A wedding or elopement day is a very significant milestone and we don't take that lightly. We don't want to just show up, shoot, and follow the motions. Instead....we want to be engaged, inspired, and creative. Therefore, we offer complimentary engagement sessions for our clients to have the opportunity to hang out with us, to get acquainted, to learn posing tricks and tips, for them to see how we perform, and most importantly, to make a connection.
MEET THE CREW
Growing up Jessi's family tradition was to go camping in Durango, Colorado every year. It was in Colorado where Jess witnessed an unforgettable sunset when she was nine years old. Quickly borrowing her mother's film camera to photograph the fiery sky, she soon realized her passion for capturing beautiful moments. Ever since that sunset 20 years ago, Jess has been fervently connected to a camera in a deep and meaningful way... specifically film. Her passion centers on creating fine art film photographs showcasing love, life, and experiences. When not photographing, Jess enjoys hiking, exploring, snowboarding, interior design, travel, and spending time with her 4 year old daughter Zoey Rae.
Race grew up in Oregon's Northwest, in a small and humble town called Scio. He discovered his passion for cinematography in seventh grade. Before he earned his video production degree, Race spent three years working and snowboarding at Timberline. Race enjoyed life as a professional paintballer, band member, skateboarder, and world traveler during his young adult years. As his craft matured, he found himself filming all these subjects of interest, eventually leading Race to find his passion for commercial and wedding cinematography. Aside from filming, Race also loves to hike, adventure, snowboard, travel, photograph, and spend time with Zoey.
Whitney recently married her amazing man! She graduated from Biola University in Southern California in December of 2015. She is chasing her dreams of running her own design business and playing professional golf. She recently moved to the Phoenix area so that she could pursue her golf career all year around! Coffee mugs are her favorite accessory. She reminds herself daily that above all her titles (wife, sister, golfer, designer, giraffe lover, fur mom) she is a daughter in Christ FIRST.
As a company, Outlive Creative was formed to foster inspiration, encouragement, empowerment and respect. We are here to develop a brand that stands for the value and importance of people and quality craftsmanship. We are driven to deliver the best experience, customer service, and end product. Quality over quantity is important to us so we only accept a limited amount of weddings and events a year. To learn more about our wedding, event, and elopement service...connect with us here.
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