Award winning professional wedding photographer, portrait photographer and wedding photojournalist creating fine art photography by capturing your wedding through unique, candid and artistic photojournalism and creative portraiture serving Portland, Oregon, Bend, Sisters, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Salem and Eugene, Cannon Beach and Vancouver Washington.
I had an absolutely perfect wedding day, and Clete played a huge role in making that possible. He was a pleasure to work with and was so much fun to have as a part of our wedding. He was able to capture the special moments of the day in the most beautiful photographs. I have received so many compliments on my wedding pictures, but even more importantly, I absolutely LOVE them myself. He is amazingly creative and has captured memories for us that will last a lifetime.
Posted: 6/12/2011 • Link to this review
Clete is an amazing wedding photographer. When I saw his work I knew I wanted him to capture our big day. I love how he captures "real" moments instead of the usual posed pictures. He will try to accommodate any type of pictures you want. Our photographs from our wedding day are exceptional. Everyone always compliments them. He is WONDERFUL!!!!
Posted: 6/12/2011 • Link to this review
We had a very big wedding and reception with a lot of family and friends. So, we got the package with two photographers. It was an absolute must; there was just so much going on that I am happy that they were able to capture everything we wanted. Clete and his other photographer were so great and very patient with all the photos we wanted to have taken. I admire their professionalism and the quality of service that we got. Clete walked us through every step of finalizing all our album, parents' albums, and prints. Everything came out gorgeous, and the album was very luxurious. I absolutely appreciate all their efforts, and we are very satisfied with everything that they did.
Posted: 5/23/2011 • Link to this review
We used Clete for our engagement and wedding photography. He is extremely easy to work with, personable, creative and put us all at ease in front of the camera! I've received numerous compliments about his work and how he seems to capture everything on film! You do not want to leave your wedding photography to just anyone. It's worth splurging on! You will not be let down! :)
Posted: 4/06/2011 • Link to this review
Clete Schroeder is renowned among leading wedding photographers for a reason - he uniquely captures events and produces eye-catching results. Our wedding was no exception - he broke away from the mold and the photos speak for themselves, while reflecting us and our special day. Friends rave about the results and have actually wanted to look over all the photos together to relive the day. Clete Schroeder is sensational - highly personalized, so easy to work with and blew us away with the results. We've told a million friends and we'll shout it to the mountaintop: get Clete for your wedding! PS he travels across the country (including for our wedding) so don't let geography hold you back from stunning memories.
Posted: 4/04/2011 • Link to this review
Empty promises and poor follow through make this a bad choice for your wedding. A year and a half have gone by and we are still waiting for our book. We have been told repeatedly that we will have them, "by the end of the month." As a former photographer I appreciated Clete's documentary style photography. Our candid wedding pictures were outstanding. Our group photos were uninspired at best which wasn't a problem for me because I am not a big fan, but if you are looking for creative posed pictures of groups you should look elsewhere. He did a much nicer job with the pictures of the two of us. Overall I would highly recommend you choose another photographer. We paid a premium price for Clete's work and my wife's parents are considering hiring a lawyer because of the delays. We have had trouble getting him to even return our emails after the wedding. Getting a disc with all of the images in high resolution was nice, but we paid for prints and a book that are still not in our hands. It also seems odd that all of these glowing reviews are written only a few days apart...
Posted: 2/17/2011 • Link to this review
I was referred to Clete Schroeder by a friend for wedding photography. After looking at his website I knew he would understand the feeling I wanted to portray at my spring wedding. He has a unique, creative eye which makes an average picture come to life. He captures the moment naturally without it being forced or posed. In my wedding photographs, I fell in love with the way he caught the quiet moments that people shared with us without being the slightest bit invasive. I've gotten incredible compliments from people who have seen my photos and I've recommended him to all my friends who are getting married.
Posted: 3/10/2010 • Link to this review
Schroeder Foto is renowned among leading wedding photographers for a reason - he uniquely captures events and produces eye-catching results. Our wedding was no exception - he broke away from the mold and the photos speak for themselves, while reflecting us and our special day. Friends rave about the results and have actually wanted to look over all the photos together to relive the day. Clete Schroeder is sensational - highly personalized, so easy to work with and blew us away with the results. We've told a million friends and we'll shout it to the mountaintop: get Clete for your wedding! PS he travels across the country (including for our wedding) so don't let geography hold you back from stunning memories.
Posted: 3/03/2010 • Last edited: 3/30/2011 • Link to this review
Clete Schroeder did an absolutely wonderful job on my bridal portraits as well as our wedding photography. He was very patient and flexible, and his work is incredible. He treated my family with absolute respect and we look forward to using his talents on later aspects of our lives. He made our day all the more perfect.
Posted: 3/01/2010 • Link to this review