Thursday, December 26, 2013

A fun Christmas Card from the Teichrows || Bend, Oregon Photographer

In case you didn't receive one of our Christmas Cards this year 
(or couldn't get the QR code to work)
here you go! 

Enjoy - and be sure to visit the links… the boys are FUN-NY!

Merry Christmas from this Bend Oregon Photographer

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Monday, November 18, 2013

iPhonography - and Class Notes || Bend Oregon Photographer

So, I just taught my first class on Creativity - and had an absolute blast, hopefully NOT boring about 9 students to death. All in all it went fantastically - and I am very much looking forward to teaching 2 MORE classes on Creativity! One for a private group in December, and another round early next year through Bend Parks & Recreation (check the Winter Guide for details!)

I thought I'd share my class notes on iPhonography… some are obvious and some may  be a bit cryptic. If you have a question, just ask! But really – C'MON, people! Clean your lenses!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mamarazzi at its very, very best || Bend, Oregon Photography

I was very, very lucky to have a student lend me a very fancy lens this weekend... and while I haven't gone through all of the images with a fine-toothed comb yet, I did want to share a couple from the boys' last games this weekend. The lens, in case you're wondering - is a 300mm 2.8 beast of a lens (the older version, not the VR). In laymans terms, it zooms far (well, technically it doesn't zoom at all... it just "is" far), and lets a LOT of light in at once, while also giving a shallow depth of field (what's sharp versus blurry - so you better nail your focus!) Not layman enough? Suffice it to say - its  sweet, but heavy. Even using a monopod - I was quite ready for the hot tub after 2 games & topped off with a client session in the evening.

The first image is of Sam's last tackle football game. He made HUGE strides this year, and I'm so proud of his playing & sticktuitiveness... Here he is, protecting his man! Way to go, TEICHROW! 

Here is Max on the Summit HS field playing for FCTimbers U12 White team.  I'd hoped I'd get something worthwhile with that GORGEOUS view in the background. In fact, I think I got several from the game... but grabbed this one first, as it's pretty cool. Max, too, has made huge strides in this season... he's a bit "fresh" at soccer - but has worked very hard to gain confidence and skills on the field. I had no doubts, and its fun to watch him grow.

In the end - do I covet the lens?

Kinda. It's pretty heavy - takes a lot of care (not exactly throw it in the pack and head for the hills, footloose and fancy free), but it DOES hum... and I walked away with some SWEET images of my kiddos playing hard.
Mama is happy.

And, I've got a student to work with to help him get some awesome volleyball images!
Teacher is happy.

Friday, September 20, 2013

'SUP, pups? Dogs on a Paddle Board at Sparks Lake || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I'm sure you all recognize these handsome pups! Here is a sneak peek that I simply couldn't resist from last night's gorgeous adventure... 

These amazing dogs are always ready to pose... and last night was so much fun at Sparks Lake! 

More to come these amazing dogs... but for now... Happy Friday, Fun-Day!

Want to know more about these awesome dogs? Check out the their "mom's" Border Collie rescue here!

Friday Fun-Day and putting the Studio through its paces || Bend Oregon Photography

I adore Fridays! It's the one day where I try to focus on something a little extra FUN! 

Today is no exception, as I invited a few friends over to help me put the studio through its paces! Its giving me the opportunity to find some great natural light, as well as how I can set up the space for studio lights as well!  Here's a sneak peek of this morning's visitors... a couple of silly (and adorable) brothers!

Monday, August 26, 2013

My Visual Sandwich || Bend Oregon Photographer

Last Saturday, my stars aligned, and I was given the opportunity to take part in a beautiful day of inspiration & empowerment - also known as Muse Camp, a women's retreat at the beautiful Caldera Arts Center, sponsored by World Muse

After a busy, busy summer of work, travel and playing with the family - it was a welcome day of taking time to breathe, getting inspired by women and nature, and falling in love with my camera all over again. I can't even begin to share my internal experience, but I do hope these images inspire you and provide a small peek into my day, which began and ended with incredible shows of clouds & light - a visual sandwich!


Sunrise over Central Oregon

A photo walk through the burnt forest - remains of the B & B Complex fire of 2003

Sunset over Scout Lake

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back to School Portrait Special || Bend Oregon Photographer

Portrait Special

This special event based on one child per photo.
You choose from 2 classic backdrops: white & grey

First child $49
Additional children: $39

What’s included: 

20 minute session in the (NEW) studio!
a finished gallery of 10-15 images from which to choose
1 complimentary 8 ×10 print
a special mini session price list – save 35% off regular print prices & crazy discounts on wallets!

exclusive mini session products like brag books and image blocks

Bring their new backpacks and/or lunch boxes, too! Let's have some fun! 

Call or email today to book your session!

International Print Competition results || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I'm so excited & proud to present my BRONZE case of competition images from the 

2013 International Print Competition

All four of these images scored in the "Worthy of Merit" category, earning me the honor of Bronze Medalist - and will be in the PPA's IPC General Collection, an honor reserved for only 20-25% of the 5,000+  images submitted to the IPC this year. 

King of the Hill
Photographed in Alaska

Kiss Me
Photographed at the Sunriver Nature Center

On Their Toes
Photographed in Alaska

Tool Time
Photographed at the home of dear clients

For your reading pleasure, here's the press release:

Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition

Kimberly Teichrow of Kimberly Teichrow Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

Bend, Oregon  August 6th All four photographs created by Kimberly Teichrow of Kimberly Teichrow Photography in Bend, Oregon have recently been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2013 International Photographic Competition, earning her the honor of Bronze Medalist. Teichrow’s work will be on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, January 12-14, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.
 A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and just 682 (about 7 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best.  Titled "Kiss Me," “On Their Toes,” “Tool Time,” and “King of the Hill,” Teichrow’s photographs will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.

About Professional Photographers of America 
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 26,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry. See why photographers love PPA at

Contact: Kimberly Teichrow – – (541) 410-6368


Friday, July 5, 2013

Traditions || Bend Oregon Photography

We love Todd Lake - and consider it one of the Teichrow Family Traditions, to begin our Fourth of July exploring its beauty! There were a few crazy years where we hit the downtown Pet Parade, then Todd Lake, and wrapped the day up with fireworks. Needless to say, the little ones were TUCKERED out by the end of those days.

Yesterday we dropped everything and continued the tradition after a couple-year hiatus... due to schedules and, actually, snow pack! 

This is a banner year - and was a gorgeous day. One of the things I wanted to do was recreate this image from 2005... one of our family favorites that hangs in permanent residence in the gallery wall in our kitchen. I often change the photos out - but this one has a special spot in my heart... and I think it will stay there for a long, long time. 

I think, however, that the shot I took yesterday, may live "next door" to it on the gallery wall. I love it nearly as much - and love to think about how much the boys have grown since then. 

What family traditions do you have, and are they captured in photographs? Family traditions are great inspirations for photo sessions!  Your family will treasure the images for generations to come!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Nearing the end of Construction || Bend Oregon Photographer

As I'm spending time assembling IKEA pieces and soaking up the COOL A/C in my new space - it's fun to take a peek back at the progress...

Early Spring Progress:

Stay tuned for more collages - and sneaks into what's coming this fall!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Falling in Love... all over again || Bend Oregon Photographer

For me, storytelling photography has been a personal passion, and I've been honored to carry that story through to other families and businesses as well.

Reflecting back on images, and being able to read the emotions of what we experienced is an incredible gift for anyone.

I know I'll look back on this evening and my heart will melt a little in remembering a sweet farewell as my husband packed up the boys to drive Sam to Grandpa & Grandma at the coast, and Max to his first week away from family to attend a basketball camp four hours away - and how I completely lost it as the truck drove away...

I was totally surprised by my reaction and reaching out to my husband – I texted him.

What came next rocked my world, melted my heart and made me fall in love all over again – with my son...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Border Collies everywhere! || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I've had the pleasure of meeting, and working with Flora, the director of Herd U Needed a Home - a border collie and mixed canine rescue organization. She is amazing with these animals - and working with them has been a joy!

Enjoy these images of the pack, from one of our recent shoots, which will culminate in her annual fundraising calendar!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Girls Love Horses || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I'd venture to say that it's a fairly universal fact that girls love horses... but this love affair has outlasted the typical young girl adoration - and you can tell from this senior portrait session, that THIS girl has a real connection with them...

Enjoy this sneak peek from this recent senior session!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Who's ready for the Bunny Parade? || Kimberly Teichrow Photography

My annual live bunny photo sessions at Easter is truly a highlight of my year! I'm in love with these photographs of kiddos and the bunnies! I had such a great time with my amazing bunny team - and adored meeting some new friends, and hanging out with old ones....

Enjoy some of the highlights!

(and a HUGE thanks to Miss Julia of Jewel Images Portrait Design, for letting me take over the studio for a couple of days while mine is finishing construction!)