Cliff created beautiful and compassionate visual stories of the people we help. He treated them with kindness and respect in every setting. We loved working with Cliff on various projects (portraits, candids and service events) and enjoyed getting to know him. The range of photos he took perfectly captured the essence of our nonprofit mission. The power of his images has greatly increased our visibility online, improved our print and digital publications, and boosted our social media presence. Cliff’s talents and photography skills provide a very compelling message that I share widely in Oregon communities to achieve our goal to raise awareness of our sight and hearing programs, and to find new donors to support our cause. 

Alyssa Gomez

We all take a million pictures of our favorite moments to savor those times. However, I didn’t realize how priceless documentary photography was. cliff has this eye that captures every bit of the present time. When I saw my pictures I was flooded with all the emotions and senses! Looking at each picture I could feel what I felt in that moment, the scent of what it smelled like that day and tears filled my eyes with joy. Cliff had captured every moment in time. Not only is Cliff a creative, incredible photographer he is also a joy to work with. He immediately felt like family which helped me not be camera shy. I felt so comfortable just being me. He is so much fun but also professional. We feel so blessed to have gotten to work with cliff and incredibly grateful for preserving our memories! If your searching for the right documentary photographer Cliff is it!!

Esther Streisfeld

Working with Cliff was easy and amazing! Cliff is a talented, kind, and patient photographer! We spent 4 hours together with our family and the pictures he took were gorgeous!! We are thrilled with the pictures and the experience, I hope other families have this amazing experience!

Nicole Rohrer

Documentary Wedding Photography by Cliff Etzel

Cliff is a consummate professional and delivers high quality work. He documented our wedding and did an impeccable job with detail and diligence in every aspect of capturing the event. We were more than satisfied with the images. He is extremely experienced and it shows. I recommend Cliff to everyone especially because he is so reliable and kind. An overall pro.

Teri Berlant

Cliff has photographed my family on multiple occasions… portraits, events, etc. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. Cliff has an eye for catching that magical moment at just the right time. His passion is shown through his work. I treasure the photographs he has taken for us. They make my house a home.