If I’m not busy planning upcoming photo shoots in my Birkenstocks or meeting with new clients at one of Salem's many coffee shops, then you can usually catch me advocating for Oregon's Child Welfare/Foster Care system here in Salem. Word of mouth from previous clients has been one of my only advertisements and if you’re here, then it is most likely you’ve heard great things.

I can assure that I will always be there to ensure the best experience that can I can deliver. I will definitely go par in par with every expectation you have for a photographer regarding not only quality and creativity, but also professionalism. Feel free to shoot me an email through a contact form HERE, or just give me a call, I’m always ready to talk about what I can do you for you in regards to creating art in the form of you. And last but not least: Thank you for creating culture!


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Nathaniel Schwab

After beginning to shoot photos almost 7 years ago, I have gone through some substantial changes in my photography business.

I started doing photography more heavily after I was placed into care. I had a lot of support in learning how to start my business and with the help of my caseworkers I was able to understand that photography was something I really loved doing.

Shortly after I had the opportunity to shoot several non-profit events with my camera and thus, began my journey with professional photography. I have had many hard learned lessons and failures when I started out. Those experiences have taught me many lessons, and have made an extremely hard worker.

I then began working at Catholic Community Services in Salem as the Lead Photographer and managed their website and social media as a Digital Content Specialist. I have been there for over 3 years.

Now I am slowly making the shift to full-time freelance working with couples and non-profits/

When it comes to photography, I will do everything I can to deliver the best photos possible.

I hope someday to be able to help mentor youth who have experienced foster care with understanding their own definitions of success.

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Dylan Ulmer

Dylan Ulmer is one of my second shooters and has been a great friend since day one.

Dylan has a great eye for composition and loves doing videography. He is also very creative in designing digital materials and also helps me code for web as well.

Passionate about Improving the Foster Care system through advocacy and youth mentorship.