About Zen Todd

Zen Todd Photographers is a husband and wife team. They specialize in helping people look unbelievably awesome in photographs!

Zen, originally from the Pacific Northwest, met his wife Lenore while working in Beverly Hills, California as an actor (Tod Thawley) and photographer (Zen Todd). Together they became an inseparable artistic team and found themselves in high demand among the rich and famous. Clients included Paris Hilton, Paul Stanley from KISS, Adrienne Maloof from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Josh Duhamel from Transformers, Supermodels Janice Dickinson and Angie Everhart, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, J-Date and many more.

After a life-changing event, Zen and Lenore moved back home to Portland Oregon and began a new life. First, they were fortunate and found themselves living on a large farm but only 13 miles from downtown Portland. Gone is the fancy house in the Hollywood hills – thank goodness. Then Zen went one step further and applied with thousands of other applicants to become a Portland Fire and Rescue firefighter. Much to his surprise he passed the test, physical and interview. Now, Todd is a professional fire fighter and loving every minute! Lenore has put her artistic talents to work creating a gourmet cupcake delivery service - Lightning Cupcakes. By the way, delicious gourmet cupcakes are a huge hit at any event - especially a wedding!!! Together Zen and Lenore also started The Healing Hunter Foundation with a mission to "Fight childhood cancer, one smile at a time, through random acts of kindness".

So back to photography...Zen Todd is offering his relaxed, artistic and award winning talent for 12 weddings per year. Although Zen’s wedding artistic fee started at $10,000 in Beverly Hills - he is willing to consider weddings on a case-by-case basis starting at only $2500.

For Zen and Lenore - it’s not about the money - it's about the time we spend together making timeless images you'll be proud to display to your children and the generations beyond.

During the spring, summer and fall months Lenore also photographs children, people portraits, actor headshots and high school senior pictures.

A strong portion of the proceeds from both Zen Todd Photographers and Lightning Cupcakes go directly to helping kids with cancer. Together we can make a difference - and oh yeah – make mind blowing images of you too:-)