The Everyday Shaman, LLC.
The Everyday Shaman, LLC.

The Everyday Shaman, LLC.

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Introduction: My business is The Everyday Shaman, LLC. I bridge the everyday and the sacred through ceremonies of love. I am a nondenominational ordained minister operating from Portland, OR. I hold liability insurance for officiating weddings and elopements. Not every officiant does this. <<<PLEASE KNOW THIS... IF YOU CHOOSE ME OR ANYONE ON THIS SITE, WE PAY FOR EACH LEAD, WHETHER YOU HIRE OR DON'T. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS WHEN SELECTING SOMEONE... >>> I love what I do. I love to help you and your beloved create a custom ceremony you both dream of. Let's make memories for you, your beloved, and those who attend your special day! Whatever creativity you have, let's have a chat. YOU DO YOU! ❤️ 🌟 Whomever you choose for your officiant, I sincerely wish you the most beautiful day you and your beloved can have... ❤️ 🌟 I don't do "cookie-cutter" elopements or weddings. I actually meet with the couple virtually, to give beloveds the ceremony they want. Even the smallest wedding or elopement takes time to craft. I truly want your ceremony to be heartfelt and all about the two of YOU! 🌟 I also offer a NEW OPTION of writing the ceremony, and having another officiant perform the ceremony. I can mentor the officiant, and that may be for someone who would like a family member or friend be the officiant. I can offer an eBook for that option, and you can be ANYWHERE, and have your custom ceremony that reflects you and your partner! $150 for the crafting of the ceremony and mentorship. For more detailed mentorship (your friend of family member may want this as their "side hustle", I will offer a deep-dive into what it takes to make this officiant a PRO! 🌟 WEDDING RATES FOR 2022 (Updated August 2022) Packages include:
 • Handling of the legal documents; mailing to licensing entity.
~ Arrival to your ceremony location at least 60 minutes prior to start time. • Custom graphic to use, with the name of the beloveds and the date of their ceremony. Can be scaled to print on iron-on decals for clothing, bags (think “swag bags“, napkins, magnets, etc). Because of my extensive knowledge of print and graphics, I can also broker any “swag“, saving you time and money.
 • Online virtual consultation via zoom, FaceTime, or Google Meet.
 Pricing is for the Portland Metro area. If the ceremony is needed sooner than two weeks prior to contacting me, an additional fee may be applicable. 
 Outside of the Portland Metro area may have additional fees due to travel costs.
 For more information, please contact me. 🌟 Love IS Love! And you want your wedding to fit who YOU and YOUR PARTNER ARE! Let's create an event you will remember for a lifetime, filled with love. 🌟 I support couples in the “ceremonial” part of their nuptials, so they have the memorable event that they envision. I am a nondenominational minister, so clients that align with non-traditional ceremonies that are customized to their adventurous, fun, out-of-the-box lives will enjoy a ceremony that fit them. 🌟 If you want something simple, I can write "simple", if budget is your concern. Here are the ranges for officiating in the Portland Metro area. These are GUESESTIMATES, based on simplicity and proximity. 🌟 $240 for a simple elopement in the Portland Metro area. (additional fees added if it‘s a “Let‘s Get Hitched Yesterday“ situation, booked within two weeks of the ceremony). I can‘t time travel back in time; yet, I sometimes have availability for a SOONER RATHER THAN LATER ceremony. You might want something simple. I will create four ceremony options to customize for you to choose from, if budget is your concern. Here are the ranges for officiating in the Portland Metro area. Additional fees apply for outside the Portland Metro area, based on travel. Deposit: $120 (half of ceremony, to reserve your date and time). LET'S TALK, and see what can work... We will talk virtually to see how we can work together. 🌟 $375 for “It‘s Gotta Be OUR Way“ customized ceremony, with a custom ceremony and all the things you‘ve envisioned for your special day. You will have unlimited access to to me by phone, virtual meetings, and text, to help you feel less stress and have more fun. Deposit: $187.50 (half of ceremony, to reserve your date and time). 🌟 $450 for Weddings on the Oregon Coast, the Gorge, or the Mount Hood area. A custom ceremony and all the things you‘ve envisioned for your special day. You will have unlimited access to to me by phone, virtual meetings, and text, to help you feel less stress and have more fun. Deposit: $225.00 (half of ceremony, to reserve your date and time). 🌟 Additional fees will apply if my services are needed for the rehearsal, or a stay outside of the Portland Metro Area. 🌟 🌟🌟 I also have more add-ons, that will not cost additional fees. Is there WiFi where you‘re having your celebration? I have a tripod for use. We can zoom the event, and there will be no added fee. I do my best to make your event memorable, sacred, and fun. I also have an amplifier for my use, and when we meet virtually, let’s talk about your needs and desires to make your special day all the more memorable and fun. NO ADDED FEE! 🌟 🌟 I have a fun piece of art from my Coloring Book Calendar that I offer to my beloveds (it's a FREEBIE); you can color it with gel pens or colored pencils. You can see it in the photos. I can edit it to be circular (I'm a graphic designer with a lot of years under my belt). If it's a big wedding, we could have magnets, or note pads made from the art for wedding "gifts" to the attendees (NOT FREE; six weeks notice, and I will get a bid based on quantity). I do my best to make your event memorable, sacred, and fun. 🌟 ¡Lo siento! ¡Yo no hablo Español; solomente un pequeño! 🙂 DISCLAIMER: I cannot offer to provide witnesses for your wedding. 🌟 Working with me is simple. 🌟 We meet via zoom or Google Meet, or FaceTime, I have a form for you to fill out, a contract for you to sign, with a deposit due, and I will get the detail of the when, where, if you choose for me to be at a rehearsal (all this is in a form for you that I will send out). It will also help you, with your plans. 🌟 Looking for something special, unique, and out-of-the-ordinary? I have a network of creative people to recommend, and can also interact with your wedding coordinator, so you have more fun and less stress on your wedding day. 🌟 I am fully vaccinated, and take every precaution to protect my clients, and myself, and am compliant with the state of Oregon and Washington, with the mandates currently in effect. I test for COVID prior to your special day. 🌟 May your day be blessed! I also mentor people to become officiants. If you would like to know more, find me on FB, and we can chat about that.

Hired 12 times

Serves Portland, OR

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3 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


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Ngoc H.
Oct 13, 2021
This review is for the service of Lori Shin, the owner of the Everyday Shaman. We had the great luck to find Lori to serve as our wedding officiant this September. From the start, Lori was extremely professional and took the time and showed interest in getting to know us. During our initial consultation, Lori guided us through the ceremony and used what she learned about us to compose the perfect vows - in just a few hours!! On the day of the wedding, Lori was extremely flexible with our last minute changes and requests. She arrived on time and was well prepared and even brought her own tripod to help us take pictures when she didn't need to. We were thoroughly impressed. Her reading of the vows was thoughtful and caring. The ceremony was smooth and efficient - all in all, it was just as we had hoped! Do not hesitate to hire Lori for any and all of her services. She is a wonderful, kind woman with a warm heart and is full of generosity. You won't regret it!
The Everyday Shaman, LLC.'s reply
Thank you so much, Ngoc! It was an honor and a pleasure to serve you and John as an officiant. You are both a lovely and thoughtful couple. I'm glad I'm in the same neighborhood as you, and I'll walk by your new home, thinking of you both and how much you'll enjoy raising a family, entertaining, and riding your bicycles around! Be well, and when I walk by, when you are outside, I will say "hello", and think of your special wedding day!
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Heather L.
Jun 13, 2022
10/10 would recommend hiring her! She was absolutely amazing and super sweet! She showed up early and hung out with us bridesmaids, and even helped a little bit. When my husband and I didn’t know what we were doing she helped us. Her ceramony was super vivid and had such depth, and made a bunch of people tear up. She included our loved ones and fun details about our relationship that just made it amazing! I had chill running up my spine😭❤️ 100000% Recommend coming to her to do your wedding! Just the sweetest lady you will meet!
The Everyday Shaman, LLC.'s reply
Thank you so much, Heather, for the amazing review! I so enjoyed officiating for you and Allen! The day was SO MUCH FUN! Everyone was so glad for the great weather, and a good time was had by me (and all who attended)!
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Ben E.
May 28, 2022

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Lori has been a joy to work with; we are so excited for our coming wedding!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

The Everyday Shaman, LLC.'s reply
Thank you, Ben! I am excited, too! I just was getting prepared for your and Keaton's wedding today! I will be seeing you in July! Blessings and many thanks! Lori
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Kirsty s.
Feb 9, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

She is worth it.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

The Everyday Shaman, LLC.'s reply
Many thanks, Kirsty. I am looking forward to your nuptials with you and Ian.
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Joi B.
Sep 22, 2021
We had an absolutely lovely ceremony! My friends and family loved it and it really reflected my husband and I so well.
The Everyday Shaman, LLC.'s reply
Thank you so much Joi! It was an honor to be a part of your and Chuck's special day!
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Lori Shin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing includes my mailing your marriage license the next day (even on a Sunday, the PDX airport post office is open), a document that is recorded and certified of your marriage, sent directly to you, in the county you request, as well as mileage. I also bring incidentals that you may need, like another tripod for zooming the wedding to your family and friends, an iPad, a small ring light, LED candles and battery-operated lights.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We meet virtually, via zoom or Google Meet, after I have sent a form for you to complete. That way, we can use our time efficiently, and exchange information that will directly be documented to use for your nuptials. I have a contract for you to sign, once you accept my services. There is a deposit for the service that is mostly refundable; the fees charged by Thumbtack will be subtracted from the refund.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been doing ceremonies for about 30 years; officiating at weddings is an add-on service, and I enjoy the fun of helping a couple with their ceremony, so it's a memorable occasion. I also am a writer (published author) and write every day as a spiritual practice. Making the beloved couple comfortable and happy is paramount to the experience I do my best to provide.

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