Fine Art Photography

Your photographer was trained by fine artists and portrait photographers with like-minded views. Straus Arts is here to provide a full service to those who are looking for a truly unique experience from their wedding photographer.
Lifestyle Portraits.




Types of Weddings

Types of Weddings


Your Wedding Your Way

I bet you didn't know there are roughly 5 different genres of weddings did you? That's why wedding photographers require a detailed questionnaire and an in person consultation session before booking you. Because weddings can differ so much there is no standard type of wedding.







A stylized shot is when a photographer hires a model, makeup artist, hair artist, and usually a few assistants to "stylize" the photograph to exact detail to make it look flawless, or magazine worthy.

a styleized look can also be achieved when you book a Bridal Session.


What's a Bridal Session?

Bridal Sessions are when a photographer does the couples' wedding portraits before your wedding day, at least a month prior. This session is typically booked the same day when your hair and makeup test is done, so you look your best and exact to your day of wedding.

Your photographer does a full pre-wedding session with you and your significant other in a location of prior choosing. A bridal session is professional portraits without the Wedding Day pressure. You can relax, have fun, and let your photographer create some truly fine art worthy images they would otherwise not have been able to do the day of your wedding. Timing is everything, that's why ever aspect of these sessions are geared towards giving you the best lighting, location, and experience.

  • This session does not include bridal party or family portraits. You still need to schedule extra time during your wedding day for these portraits to be done after or before the ceremony.


  • Most popular for courthouse or temple weddings.

Courthouse or temple weddings

Not everybody is a fit for big weddings. And that is ok. Whether you need a photographer for just the ceremony, reception, or to drive around all day in a party bus and photograph at certain locations of Seattle, WA we want you to know we would love to join you. We will even work with you to pre-designate locations we will hit. It's your day, spend it how you want to. In a house of God, in a house of the the state, or outdoors, it's about you two committing the rest of your life together and nothing else.

Location Ideas

Check out the locations provided below for popular photographic spots for your next session.

Other Locations:

  • Snoqualmie FALLS

  • flaming GEYSER state park


And Many more...

Remember state parks in WA require a Discover Pass


Ask about our SECRET locations!

These are specifically chosen locations only this photographer has permission to photograph at.

We can also arrange a special location to photograph in that is unique to you and your significant other. You'd be surprised the locations a professional photographer can attain! I once received permission to photograph an engagement session inside the gates of the CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle, WA!


  • Kerry Park

  • Gas works Park

  • Volunteer Park

  • Pike Place Market

  • Seattle waterfront

  • Space Needle or Surrounding park

  • Discovery Park

  • Seward Park

  • Olympic Sculpture Park

  • Freeway Park

  • UW Botanic Gardens

  • Alki Beach

HAVE FUN, Relax.

It's your wedding day, yes it's stressful, yes something always goes wrong. But why should that effect your images? Have a little fun, throw a bit crazy in love in there too. You really never know what sort of outcome will reveal. That little bit of different may become your favorite photo!


Let your photographer do their magic. After all, isn't that why you hired them? Each wedding photographer will have a completely different style then the next. Look at their style, the colors they use in editing, or style of portraiture, weigh your options. Before you book ask yourself, "what style do I want my wedding pictures to look like?"  With Straus Arts you are going to receive a more vibrant, but clean and refreshing look. A look that 20 years down the road you won't regret booking because they look outdated. Minus the dress.



I had a wedding adventure of my very own too. It may not have been the wedding of my dreams, but I married the man of my dreams. The day was all about us. That's all that matters, and besides this means I can have a big marriage renewal in which I will hire an incredible wedding photographer.





WEDDINGS  2018 - 2019

Packages start at $1500

Includes minimum 4 hours
ONE - 16X20 Canvas
ONE - 8X8 Engagement Sign-in Album

Special Features:
One main photographer
Option to add a 2nd Shooter!!

Free 8x8 Engagement sign-in book
when you book a Wedding & Engagement together

8x8 Engagement Heirloom Album, Click picture for more information on our custom made album to fit any needs

8x8 Engagement Heirloom Album, Click picture for more information on our custom made album to fit any needs

60% Retainer Fee due at contract signing to secure your date


Name *
Your Fiance's Name
Your Fiance's Name
This helps with setting up a meet and greet your photographer.
Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
If different from where your Reception will be held.
Example: Courthouse, Small family, Beach, Destination, haven't decided.
Books, Prints, Canvas, USB's. This helps with choosing a package that is best for your needs.

60% Retainer Fee due at contract signing to secure your date
9.5% tax will be added to any and all transactions