The homepage!

Mirror selfie of the photographer. Yes, it's embarrassing.

Here’s an embarrassing mirror selfie. You can’t even see my face. This is why people need to hire professional photographers. Clearly, I walk the walk. (But look how BUFF my arm looks! Whoa!) 

Hi there!

I’m Daven, a “genuine dude” and portrait photographer based in Hood River, Oregon and serving clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. I specialize in headshots and environmental portraits. My style tends to be a little, um, dark and brooding, so I designed this website to be v colorful to counteract that. I might have gone a little over the top…

I’ve been some sort of professional camerahaver for over a decade, including a wedding photographer and photography writer. I also did a not-as-brief-as-I-would-have-liked-it stint in the photo retail business. If you’re interested in booking me for a portrait session, give me a shout using the form below.

Oh, and I still photograph weddings as a second-shooter for Stacie Shoots — so if you’re getting married and want me to photograph it, just book her and I’ll tag along! (I promise my wedding photos aren’t too dark and brooding.)

Hi there!

I’m Daven, a “genuine dude” and portrait photographer based in Hood River, Oregon and serving clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. I specialize in headshots and environmental portraits. My style tends to be a little, um, dark and brooding, so I designed this website to be v colorful to counteract that. I might have gone a little over the top…

I’ve been some sort of professional camerahaver for over a decade, including a wedding photographer and photography writer. I also did a not-as-brief-as-I-would-have-liked-it stint in the photo retail business. If you’re interested in booking me for a portrait session, give me a shout using the form below.

Oh, and I still photograph weddings as a second-shooter for Stacie Shoots — so if you’re getting married and want me to photograph it, just book her and I’ll tag along! (I promise my wedding photos aren’t too dark and brooding.)

Mirror selfie of the photographer. Yes, it's embarrassing.

Here’s an embarrassing mirror selfie. You can’t even see my face. (But look how BUFF my arm looks! Whoa!) This is why people need to hire professional photographers.

…Clearly, I walk the walk.

What can I do for you?

In the Studio

You come to me.

What: Individual portraits in my White Salmon studio. How you use them is up to you. Acting headshots, profile pics for LinkedIn — or Tinder? — etc.

Where: White Salmon, WA. Other studio locations for a fee.

Why: Look good, feel good!

On Location

I come to you.

What: You in your business, workshop, art studio, event, etc. We’ll have fun with lights, heroic poses, and making your space and your face look rad.

Where: Within 60-mile radius. Additional travel extra.

Why: To show you doing what you love. <3

Say hey!

8 + 3 =

Questions which may or may not be frequently asked

When will I receive my photos?

Nevarrrr! Bwahahahaha!

Just kidding! For studio headshots, I usually deliver edited photos within two business days. Same-day delivery is possible for a rush fee, schedule permitting.

Other types of shoots take longer and depend on the particulars of the shoot.

And how are they delivered?

Digitally via Dropbox in both original and Instagram-friendly aspect ratios.

Prints available on request for a fee. 

What are "light" and "full" retouching?

Light retouching includes basic exposure, contrast, and color corrections and minor blemish removal. (It’s everything I can do inside of Adobe Lightroom.)

Full retouching includes advanced color correction and skin retouching, localized exposure adjustments and sharpening, removal of errant hairs, etc. (It’s the stuff I have to open Photoshop for.)

So like, how much does this all cost?

I’m working on a full pricing table, but for now just email me and I’ll happily give you a quote.

Why White Salmon? That's kind of far away 🙁

Everywhere is far away from somewhere.

White Salmon (and Hood River, just across the Columbia) are the two coolest towns in the Columbia River Gorge, based on science. Great food, superlative beer and wine, all manner of outdoor activities, killer sunsets, wind surfer bros, rich hippies, river bums, sprinter vans, man buns. Joking aside, if you don’t live here and haven’t been, trust me, it’s worth a visit. Come for the photography, stay for the everything else. Or just come for the everything else. Whatever.

Your name is Daven Mathies, but the URL is davnmaths?

Correct.

This is partly as a way to help with the pronunciation of my name. People often read Daven as “Day-ven” when it is in fact “Dav-in” (rhymes with Gavin). Mathies is often read as “Math-ees” when it is actually “Math-iss.”

Phonetically sounding out “Davn” gets you closer to the correct pronunciation. “Maths” kinda sorta works the same way, unless you pronounce it as one syllable, as in the British English short form of mathematics.

But the real reason behind the URL probably has something to do with the fact that davenmathies.com was already in use. By me. For my other site.

Why aren't you on Facebook?

Facebook stopped being enjoyable for me around 2010.

I am on Instagram and WhatsApp, though, so don’t worry — Facebook is still extracting value from me.

Say hey!

11 + 1 =

Questions which may or may not be frequently asked

Why White Salmon? That's kind of far away 🙁

Everywhere is far away from somewhere.

White Salmon (and Hood River, just across the Columbia) are the two coolest towns in the Columbia River Gorge, based on science. Great food, superlative beer and wine, all manner of outdoor activities, killer sunsets, wind surfer bros, rich hippies, river bums, sprinter vans, man buns. Joking aside, if you don’t live here and haven’t been, trust me, it’s worth a visit. Come for the photography, stay for the everything else. Or just come for the everything else. Whatever.

When will I receive my photos?

Nevarrrr! Bwahahahaha!

Just kidding! For studio headshots, I usually deliver edited photos within two business days. Same-day delivery is possible for a rush fee, schedule permitting.

Other types of shoots take longer and depend on the particulars of the shoot.

And how are they delivered?

Digitally via Dropbox in both original and Instagram-friendly aspect ratios.

Prints available on request for a fee. 

What are "light" and "full" retouching?

Light retouching includes basic exposure, contrast, and color corrections and minor blemish removal. (It’s everything I can do inside of Adobe Lightroom.)

Full retouching includes advanced color correction and skin retouching, localized sharpening, removing errant hairs, etc. It’s the stuff I have to open Photoshop for.

So like, how much does this all cost?

I’m working on a full pricing table, but for now just email me and I’ll hapilly give you a quote. 

Your name is Daven Mathies, but the URL is davnmaths?

Correct.

This is partly as a way to help with the pronunciation of my name. People often read Daven as “Day-ven” when it is in fact “Dav-in” (rhymes with Gavin). Mathies is often read as “Math-ees” when it is actually “Math-iss.”

Phonetically sounding out “Davn” gets you closer to the correct pronunciation. “Maths” kinda sorta works the same way, unless you pronounce it as one sylable, as in the British English short form of mathematics.

But the real reason behind the URL probably has something to do with the fact that davenmathies.com was already in use. By me. For my other site.

Why aren't you on Facebook?

Facebook stopped being enjoyable for me around 2010.

I am on Instagram and WhatsApp, though, so don’t worry — Facebook is still extracting value from me.