Friday, November 23, 2012

Announcing Holiday Gift Sessions || Bend, Oregon Photographer

Are your family photos held hostage by your computer? 

Your memories deserve to be out in the fresh air!
Holiday gift sessions come with prints ready for you to put in frames & ENJOY 
the moment they come home to you!

Gift Sessions are 20-minute mini sessions on location. I drop in, have some fun with your family... 
and you wind up with images you’ll love forever. Due to the nature of these sessions, time frame is strictly adhered to. Additional time is available at additional cost, and based on my availability. 

Available sessions:

The ELF Session is $195 and includes your session fee and (3) Gift Prints (8x10 or smaller)
The ANGEL Session is $295 and includes your session fee and (6) Gift Prints (8x10 or smaller)
The SANTA’S HELPER Session is $395 and includes (3) 5x7 prints and up to 20 high resolution digital files.

Call me today to arrange YOUR gift session!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Partnership! It's all about Dogs! || Bend Oregon Photographer

I'm so excited to be able to start working with adoptable dogs! 

Meet these two darling 14 week old pups - fostered here in Bend, and available for immediate adoption.

If you are interested, contact Melissa at 541-788-6946 for more information on the pups... 

Meet the boy, Biscuit

And the girl - Cranberry - who's adoption is pending! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sometimes smiles just take time || Bend, Oregon Photography

Patience is a virtue - and in the case of the Baker session, it paid off in spades. Every family photo session is different, and with small children, you never really know how the kids will react to being put through the session paces. Nine times out of ten, it's fairly simple and I don't have to resort to every trick in my bag. 

As you can tell from the first two images below... Little brother was not at all interested in engaging with me. "No Eye Contact" was key to keeping the tears at bay. The family was wonderful and had a "We'll take what we can get" attitude.  We were nearly through with the session, on the mantle of their new fireplace, when I reached deep into my bag of tricks, so to speak - and found it! The one that worked... 

Once I broke that barrier, he was all mine... and we managed to capture a happy & engaged little construction worker with his family. 

Still cute, but little brother isn't leaving dad's arms. 

Sigh. Maybe not today... 

We did it! Smiles, all around!

Cutest construction worker ever.

Busy little worker.

All smiles!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free Pet Photos in Downtown Bend || Bend Oregon Photography

I'm so excited for this fun event! Join me, along with the best groomer in town 
(Just ask our pups, Rex & Cinnamon), Precious Paws for photos, food & fun!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Behind the Scenes - Henna Shoot || Bend Oregon Photographer

The November/December issue of True North Magazine has hit the stands - and I wanted to share how the cover concept came about, along with a few behind the scenes images. 

Annette, editor in chief of True North, had asked for something with hearts and hands to represent charitable giving - and graphic designer Kristi Simmons and I got together to brainstorm concepts, beyond the cliche images that would typically come to mind. After running through all of the cliches, I threw out the idea of henna... as I am a huge fan of the artform, and readily admit my art-crush on Allison Dickerson's work - often calling on Allison for her henna talent before a special event or a little skin flair for a sunny vacation. To be honest, I wasn't sure if anyone would get on board with the concept - but after I shared these first two images from a henna night with Allison when my mom's cousin and her daughter came for a visit, the concept was solidified... and the issue started to take shape.  

Several collaborations, one fun, late-night henna session & several shoots later, the November/December 2012 issue of True North ranks up there with my very favorite issues. I hope you enjoy it as much as I... 

When you're done here - head on over to ISSUU and check out the digital issue!

My "aunt" Ruth's beautiful henna -  celebrating two concepts that came to light during a weekend spiritual retreat – and the inspiration for the True North shoot. 

Annette receives finger details during our late-night Henna-fest!

A bit of fun glitter-flair... 

My henna - with a few finishing details.
True North graphic designer models one of two "Compassion" designs.

Hand model Audrey receives a few colorful details.
A beautiful finished piece of art...