Contact


Inquire about rates, prints, or image licensing at:
503.770.0099 or info@garrettdownen.com


Background


I'm a Portland-based photographer experienced in landscape, portrait, wedding, event, architecture, and travel photography.


I try to run a sustainable business...

  • For local gigs, I transport my gear and myself by bicycle (with the help of very large panniers).
  • Proofs and final pictures are typically delivered via a convenient, secure cloud-based service (although prints, thumb drives, and/or discs of images are available upon request).


Clients


My work has featured in publications such as Travel+Leisure, The Nation, Huffington Post, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, The Grinnell MagazineReed Magazine, Bike Portland,

OregonLive, the Hillsboro Argus, and travel guides. 

Organizational clients include:

  • Bike Walk Vote
  • Business for Culture & the Arts
  • The Bus Project
  • The Bus Federation
  • The Circus Project
  • Democratic Party of Oregon
  • FMYI
  • Jillian Rabe, LLC
  • John Kitzhaber for Governor
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony
  • OfferGlass
  • Office of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
  • p:ear
  • Portland Children's Museum
  • Portland Opera
  • Prichard Communications
  • Net Impact
  • Reading Results
  • Renewable Northwest Project
  • Save Our Wild Salmon
  • Sierra Club
  • Sunnyside Church
  • University Park United Methodist Church
  • Via Delia
  • Washington Bus

Additionally, I've been retained by musicians, families, executives, individuals, and other political campaigns.



Testimonials


"Absolutely breathtaking."


"Just amazing. We are all THRILLED! Thank you Garrett!!"


"We couldn't be happier with the photos - they are absolutely totally awesome, and one of the best investments we made for our wedding. You can be sure we will recommend you to everyone we meet."


"You made this a pleasure."


"We appreciate your professionalism: your tremendous technical skills, your punctuality, your ability to deliver photos in a timely fashion and for thinking quickly on your feet."


"These photos are super swank."


"It must be said: From my theatre discipline perspective I can tell you good photographers are hard to come by. That combination of omnipresence and unobtrusiveness is a rarity. You, sir, did it with aplomb, and are among the best I’ve worked with. You made it fun, too. Thank you for that."


"I'm a believer."


"These are really fantastic, and certainly the best we've ever had from [our annually recurring banquet]."


"I cannot tell you how much these photos mean to my fiancée."


"Awesome work man! I love them all!"


"These pictures surpassed our high expectations."


"If I had any more daughters, I would do my best to make sure they hired you for their weddings too."


"He's kick ass."


"There are no words, Garrett. These photos are above and beyond anything I ever imagined. Your ability to capture your subjects' deepest emotions is just phenomenal, and each photo showcases your insane creative ability. I could go on an on... But the bottom line is: you're brilliant, and thank you SO much! "


"I love them."


"I am thrilled with the pictures you got. [...] You’re amazing."


"We're so appreciative of your time and talent and can't thank you enough."

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