I have been photographing weddings and working within the wedding industry since 2009. As a local who grew up alongside the popularity boom of Portland, I have experienced first hand how this vibrant and unique city has changed, which in turn shaped me as a photographer. My experience as a freelance photographer for the Portland ABC news affiliate gave me a chance to explore my photojournalistic side, covering both local and national events; I took that fresh and raw perspective of photojournalism and applied it to my wedding work.
When I’m not out photographing you can catch me on the dance floor cutting a rug to soul, swing, and blues music. I’ve been an avid partner dancer for almost 6 years now and movement has become as much of my identity as photography. Not only will I take great photos of your wedding, I’ll even teach you a move or two to make sure you look your best for your first dance.
I’m excited to meet you, your family, friends and loved ones who will make your wedding day a special. I can’t wait to find out how I can capture the important moments that make your wedding day uniquely you. Cheers!
Reviews for Kai Hayashi:
“Kai Hayashi was the photographer for our summer camp wedding in Fall, 2013. It was wonderful to have him on-site with us, as he was able to capture great action shots of the pre-wedding sports and activities. He provided plenty of time for us to discuss the types of pictures we wanted to capture from the wedding, and was able to get a wide variety of both posed and candid shots. The images were simply amazing, capturing the fun spirit of the event but also the beauty of the surroundings. We would highly recommend Kai as a photographer, and plan to hire him again for future events.”