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Serendipity In Color

I’ve made it a habit for years to have my camera sitting out just in case an image presents itself. And that experience bore this out for this image while I was enjoying an Americano at Vero Espresso House in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. The similarities in color […]


Documentary Wedding Photography by Cliff Etzel

Childhood Innocence

I captured this moment of a little girl playfully dancing at my son’s wedding. I had observed her running and jumping in the innocence that only young childhood seems to allow these days. This moment was all about her dancing and playing freely after the ceremony. It’s these nuanced moments […]


Elevator Door

I realized that the work of Magnum Photographer Mark Power influenced this image as I was headed down from where I had parked to do some early evening street photography in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. The color contrast between the red elevator door and the green wall jumped […]


Documentary Wedding Photography by Cliff Etzel

A Private Moment

On July 27th, 2019, my son married the love of his life. As the father of the groom, I wasn’t asked to shoot their wedding photo’s yet I knew how I wanted to remember this special day and so I took it upon myself to document their special day as […]


A Moment Between Brother and Sister

On July 27th, 2019 my son married the love of his life in a heartfelt ceremony that had a lot of laughs as well as tearful moments. My daughter was a part of the bridal party and even though I wasn’t the official photographer, I knew I needed to capture […]

Cliff Etzel Documentary Wedding Photographer based in Eugene Oregon