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Yoga Photography Portland Oregon – 5 Tips to Connecting with Your Imagery

As a yogi, you put passion and connection in everything you do. The same should ring true for the images that represent you and your practice. As a yogi myself, as well as a photographer here in Portland, Oregon, it’s extremely important to me to be able to connect with my subjects and interpret their…

Outdoor Yoga Photography

I had to share the stunning imagery I created with yogi Nicola Breuer of Newberg, Oregon. Incorporating the staggering natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge really captures the very essence of the practice of yoga… being with yourself, with nature, and with the oneness of everything. Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to…

De-mistifying DIY Branding in 10 Easy Steps: Part I – Identify Your Target Client

Welcome! As a photographer, working with professionals across the board, a huge part of what I do deals with branding. Photography is a huge part of branding, and plays a major part in creating a feel for your business and attracting the right sort of client. Because I work with a lot of startup businesses…

Yoga Photography Portland

As Clare Jeffcock continues her passion for her yoga practice, she’s recently been driven to pursue her instructor certification here in Portland, Oregon. This is particularly inspirational to me, as she’s still a student at Portland State University. It is amazing to work with such motivated individuals and, as a lover of yoga myself, I’m especially excited…

Solena Estate Harvest 2015 | Vineyard Photographer Newberg

Solena Estate Harvest 2015 | Vineyard Photographer Newberg As a Willamette Valley vineyard and event photographer, I love to get invited out to photograph vineyards in action. This year, Solena Estate in Yamhill, Oregon invited me out for an early morning harvest shoot. As a Portland resident, I have to get up extra early in…

Hawk’s View Cellars | Black Tie Event Photographer Sherwood

Hawk’s View Cellars La Baleine Black Tie Event | Event Photographer Sherwood I was honored to be invited back to Hawk’s View Cellars in Sherwood, Oregon to photograph the La Beleine wine release event for a second year. I absolutely love this vineyard… it is such a sophisticated establishment, yet warm and inviting. They feel…

Hawks View Cellars | Willamette Valley Event Photography

I am so happy and honored to be working with Hawks View Cellars. Last summer I was lucky to be selected by vineyard owners AJ and Rachel Kemp as their wedding photographer.  Their wedding was so beautiful, nestled in the vineyard on the hilltop with a reception to follow in their sophisticated tasting room and…

First Thursday in the Pearl

  June was my first-ever official First Thursday art showing in Portland’s artsy, high profile Pearl district. It was a lucky happenstance to be accepted as June’s artist of the month at 77 Salon (11th & Glisan), as their scheduled artist, the uber-talented charcoal artist Amy Mfuni, was unable to show. It’s a huge deal…

De Paul Treatment Centers Charity Golf Tournament | Portland event photographer

My friend Greg, an amazing photographer who works for the Associated Press, was out of town during a charity event shoot and passed it on to me. De Paul Treatment Centers put on a wonderful fundraiser golf tournament out at the beautiful Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Hillsboro, Oregon. I was elated to take part, especially…

Small Business Imagery

‘Hiring the Heavens’ Author, Jean Slatter – SP Headshots Published in ‘Truly Alive’ Magazine

I keep finding my work published and it gets me all giddy! Unfortunately, I wasn’t credited in the magazine for this photo, but it doesn’t deprive me of the flattery of it all. Two years ago, Jean had me do a mini headshot session to tide her over until our most recent photo makeover (stay…

Nerdman’s Web Marketing

I have to give a special shout out to my amazing, talented, workaholic, all-can-do, magical Website Marketer/Designer/Maintenance genius… The Nerdman. Seriously, he does it all and is a down right magic worker! I must admit, I’ve been known to say from time to time that I never take him for granted. But I do. I owe…

Hoofin’ It Up | Barefoot Horse Trimming | Promotional Photography Ellensburg

We recently had a promotional photography session with Diedra Petrina, owner/master equine hoof trimmer of Hoofin’ It Up from farming town Ellensburg, Oregon. Diedra specializes in a natural hoof care called barefoot trimming. This is a trimming style which allows a horse to roam barefoot without shoes. It is a progressive treatment that can transform horse…

Dennis Bogue | Wood Worker | Small Business Headshots

This week I headed up to Washington State for the opportunity for a photo session with wood worker extraordinaire Dennis Bogue. Dennis was awesome! A natural in front of the camera and, not to mention, a lot of fun. It was equally as fun to see Dennis’ shop and hear his stories of years-long experiences working with…

Headshots | Local Portland CSA Gets a Photo Makeover

We’re moving forward with our exciting plan to support small local businesses by offering headshots and photo makeovers! Last month I took a trip out to Johnson Creek for a session with a local CSA Rising Stone Farm. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a local…

Eric Slatter of Slatter Built Construction: Newcastle, California

Eric is the owner/operator of Slatter Built Construction, located in Newcastle California. We can attest… we have seen real live samples of his work and he is QUALITY. When we’re ready to build our dream house, there’s no question about who we hire. He’s the man. Eric wanted to show potential clients a few samples…

Headshots | A Face Lift for the Professional or Small Local Business

I’ve been having a lot of inquiries from small business owners and independent contractors who want to give their website a bit of a face lift with some new headshots. Your website is an online representation of you. Many times it’s the first encounter a potential client has with business. Your headshot gives a face to your…

Sarah Cawley & Carpe Vocum : Musician

It is always wonderful working with Sarah. She is a talented musician and voice instructor (Carpe Vocum) and, as it happens, a natural in front of the camera.   I’ve done photos for Sarah several times before. It’s always a treat when she pulls out an instrument and puts on a personal show for our…

Hurtbird : Promotional Band Photography Portland

I was flattered when talented singer/songwriter Ryan Hayes asked me to do band photos for his Portland, Oregon based band, Hurtbird. They were heading out on tour and needed new press photos. I love working with artists – bands and musicians in order to create something unique in accordance with their vision. The results from…