Highly Energetic, Positive Fitness!

Will, a Personal Trainer local to the Portland area was in need of some fresh headshots and images (showing his hands-on coaching style) for various social media outlets, along with his future website. Will said it's important for him to show his engagement with each of his clients, and that his positive and energetic attitude is the most successful way of encouraging his clients to put forth their greatest effort. Shooting in the mid-day heat, this group was all-smiles and full of energy. I added a few jump-shots at the end to add a sense of finished achievement. 

To Frame Without a Frame

When a straight-on portrait isn’t working for you, this little posing trick yields a nicely framed headshot. Create some interesting diagonal lines by simply having the subject create a frame around their face with their hands and arms. Framing their face can add depth and structure to a portrait.

The majority of us have a social-media presence, and the first thing potential customers see is your profile photo. This portrait reflects your persona, and your business. Poorly-lit photos and "selfies" can reflect in a negative way, and will shy those away who are looking for your professionalism. 

Why its NEVER too late for your “first” couple shots!

Thirty-years (and counting) of wedded bliss for this loving and super-fun couple Doug and Cherri! I recently had the pleasure of venturing out to a few beautiful parks in the Tigard and Tualatin area to capture some “couple portraits”. Needless to say, Doug and Cherri are total love-birds, and these pictures prove it.

During their shoot, they had shared something with me that made me feel humbled. This was their first time having professional photos of the two of them. They never had the opportunity to have professional photos of the two of them on their wedding day. Right-off-the-bat, I was like, WOW, what an honor (for me), and what a long time coming for this incredible couple! It’s never too late, even after 30 years, to have photos of you and your sweetheart.

Ray and Wendy

An absolutely fantastic wedding day this turned out to be for this wonderful couple, Ray and Wendy. A beautiful church wedding followed by a fabulous reception at the St Josef's Winery & Vineyards.

Full of Merit

I was shooting business portraits for a client the other day, because she required some new headshots for her various social media releases. Because I used only a single light source, I was able to create this dynamic, iconic and powerful black and white portrait. The eyes can tell the whole story of a photograph. Power, success, structure and grace are all achieved.

Blissfull Frolic

What do you get when you mix thousands of colorful blooms and sunshine? A bunch of HAPPY PEOPLE, and a perfect photo-op! Tulip gardens are such a FANTASTIC place for a colorful backdrop! I was at the Woodland Tulip Festival in Washington, and what a beautiful spring day it was. Thousands of delightful tulips; planted with precision, sun-drenched, and ready to be noticed.