Sunday, August 26, 2007

More Senior Pictures

I'm a little embarassed at how many of these I'm posting, but there are so many good ones! And I really can take a plain old headshot, I am just so in love with the artistic ones and blogging is really the only place they'll ever get seen! (Nobody hangs those on their walls... right!?)

Emily's Senior Pictures

Emily and I had so much fun doing this shoot and she really warmed up! As my first Senior Picture shoot she was a great guinea pig and willing to let me boss her around and try crazy things. Every single photo was amazing - I'm holding myself back from posting hundreds here. Thanks for being such a great model Emily!

*Don't worry mom and dad, there are LOTS of plain old beautiful headshots, it's just so much more fun to blog the artistic ones!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm still here!

I'm busy working on all sorts of stuff behind the scenes, including gift certificates, invitations, and more to add to my repertoire.

Here's a cute shot today that my husband actually took, but I touched up:
I love journalistic-style photos. They are my favorite of all time, but the hardest to do something with. I mean, they don't really fit in photo albums and usually they're not something you'd hang up as a family portrait. Any creative ideas on what to do with all these crazy digital photos floating around these days? I'll think of some good prize for anyone who shares a great idea I can put to use, especially with these journalistic photos.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Family Reunion Favorites

Fifty-five people in the middle of nowhere, Washington. Here is the first round of my favorites, a mix of portraits and complete candids. It was great. I can't choose my top favorite.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

God's Country

My mom calls Oregon "God's Country." After taking two long walks (hikes?) through the trails right by her house, I can sort of see why. Here are my opportunities to practice up on photography skills other than portraiture. I had the most difficult time focusing on this spiderweb! It hung seemingly in midair, and being so thin it was difficult to catch in focus. Here's the best I could get. Our dog Kino wouldn't go near the water. But others were jumping right in the Willamette river.
We picked and ate black berries right along the trail. Adrie loved them and by the end she would eat berries as big as her mouth. She was in a pack on my back so sadly, I don't have any pictures of the bright plum juice that covered her lips.And here's my mom, who inspired this shoot to begin with.