Archive for March, 2010
These twins were such troopers considering they were both sick with bad colds the day of their session. We still got some beautiful smiles out of them, and I loved the hats mom and dad brought for them. It was a bit chilly, so we stuck with the fleeces, but I like it cause it really shows that they are a Portland family
On days like today when it is monsooning (is that a word?), I am just wishing that we had the sun back. The beautiful day that we had for this session, paired with the great kids, made for a great shoot. Here’s some to enjoy!
These two ladies remind me SO much of me and my sister. Its definitely a love-hate relationship One minute we are punching each other in the arm, the next I am leaning on her shoulder watching tv on the couch. Unfortunately I would like to say that we were only like that as kids, but even to this day we have our moments of bickering! We still love each other though, and you can definitely see this in these two lovely ladies. I don’t get to photograph older kids very often, so it was a nice change of pace to work with this family. And by the way, I bet you would never have guessed that they are only 12 and 14!??!! They are both gorgeous!
I just wanted to post a link to this very sweet review that “Speed Racer’s” dad wrote about the studio. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the kind words and I am excited for your next session in the summer! (click below to read the review)
This family came to me on their Oregon vacation to have their portraits done. I was really amazed that they were willing to fit me into their vacation, and I am so glad they did because we had a blast! The sister has such a knack for modeling and a very infectious laugh. I was really impressed while photographing her and couldn’t stop laughing myself. Brother took awhile to warm up, but it didn’t take very long before they were giggling and chasing each other all over the grounds of the Pittock Mansion. We had more gorgeous weather, and it was a perfect NW spring day to spend their spring break in Portland. I just wish this family lived closer so I could work with them in the future.
This little guy is probably one of the fastest 6 month olds I have ever met! We started off their session at Mt Tabor Park on one of the first really nice days of March, but unfortunately baby C just wasn’t diggin the park. So we decided it would be best to rendezvous the following afternoon to see if we could get some more shots. He was all over the place at home! The shots we did on the bed were hilarious because I literally had mom just picking him up and moving him back to the same spot like 20 times. He was crawling so fast I barely had enough time to focus my camera before he was inches from me and the lens He was such a cutie though, and I was so happy to work with him and his parents. I do have to apologize, because I promised to have these images up sooner and time literally got away from me this last week. Between getting back from Vegas and dealing with a car accident this weekend, I have gotten really behind in my blogging. I promise I will post as many sessions on here as I can, even if its after your viewing appointment! Thanks for your patience
I LOVE this next one!
I had a first happen on this photo shoot; baby Finn rolled over for the first time! (according to mom, we aren’t sure if he’d done it for dad before) It was a pretty exciting moment, and I had so much fun photographing him! This little guy, at only 3 months old at the time of the session, was such a happy little model for me. Mom had a great chair collection too, and I definitely made use of them. I love it when I go to a shoot and have clients with such great style. Anyway, I am sorry to Finn’s parents for not getting these up on the blog sooner (slight crisis with virus on the new mac!) but here they are nonetheless….
This client’s condo was a dream to shoot in. There was so much natural light flowing into their room that it gave a perfect glow around them and allowed for very well lit photographs. I love maternity portraits, and wish more people would agree to doing them. “C” will never forget this time in her life and I hope that her photos are a good reminder of this. I am so excited for their baby to arrive!
The last month has been a complete whirlwind. It finally feels like spring is here (or almost here), and the sessions have begun! In addition to this, I spent the last 5 days at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conference in Las Vegas. It really was non stop learning and soaking in as much information as possible. I am very glad that I got to experience this for the second time (I went two years ago too), and I am really excited for the ideas, inspiration, products, and friendships that I am coming home with. You will probably notice some of these ideas as I am going to immediately make some changes in the studio. Please keep in mind that these are for the better, and will only help you in having the best possible portrait experience. I really do believe in creating works of art with your family’s and child’s portraits, and hope that you take all the information the studio provides as helpful hints on how to achieve the best possible portraits of your family. Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox now (I’m just excited to be moving forward with the business and making it better for you!)
This brings me to a few recent sessions. The first one of of little “S”. She is simply one word: adorable. She had just woken up from her nap when we did her session, and she was just in the best mood. I love her little curls and chubby legs. Her parents were also very fun to work with. I must admit I’m a little sad that these guys are packing up and moving to Europe, because they have been such fun clients to work with! (Plus, I’m just a little jealous that they are moving to Europe and traveling for the next few years). S was such a natural in front of the camera, and I can see why mom and dad wanted to capture this age of her life!
This next little guy was also a lot of fun to photograph. I was very inspired by the decor of the house we shot in, and I loved being able to use lots of colors, patterns and textures. Baby “C” put up with all my clothing changes and room changes and was a great model. I love the one of his parents with him on the polka dot bed, you can feel their love for him in the portrait. I am looking forward to photographing him again later on this year and watching him grow!
I will be out of the office from March 7-11 at a photography conference (WPPI!). Thank you for understanding this week as our response times for calls/emails may be a little longer than normal. Jennee will be available this week on the studio phone (503-807-0137) if you have any urgent needs. I am really excited for this conference, I hope to learn lots and bring home tons of new ideas for the studio!