Father kissing his four year old son who is fighting cancer.

Happy Birthday Omar

This past weekend I had the honor to witness and photograph a very generous community of people pour all of their love into a birthday party for a very brave four year-old boy who is battling cancer. In 2014, Omar was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was just two years old

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Family Portrait of mom, dad, brother, and sister picture with preteen children in Oregon park.

Tips for Great Family Portraits

For a lot of people, family portrait sessions can be really stressful. Are the kids going to have a meltdown? Is Dad going to throw a temper tantrum? What if junior decides to play in the mud in his Sunday best? Does my hair look okay? There’s just so much pressure to get the perfect picture!

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Metallic Prints vs. Metals

I get asked by clients all the time what is the difference between a metallic print and a metal. Both of these products are great choices for displaying your images, especially for pictures of children and high school seniors where you want portraits with vibrant colors and a lot of energy.

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Portrait of a smiling six month old baby girl picture with a yellow sweater and a brown background

Better Family Pictures – The Rule of Thirds

If you’re looking to take better pictures and snapshots of your children and family, consider the rule of thirds! One of the things that I learned from my mother growing up is that the value of a photograph isn’t always about technical perfection, it’s about the story that it tells.  Yes, there’s a time and…

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Fine art landscape photograph of Mount Hood at sunrise from Boring, Oregon.

Mount Hood Sunrise

If everyone had a chance to see Mount Hood at sunrise early in their life, there would be a lot more people living in Portland, Oregon. And for all of you non-Oregonians out there who think that it doesn’t do anything but rain in Oregon all winter long, well, you might just be right!  But the occasional…

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Professional headshot of corporate woman in parking lot pictured with company trucks and blue dress shirt.

How to Look Awesome in Photographs

So you’re planning a night out on the town this weekend and much to your dismay your friends are surely going to want to take your photo!

Have no fear! You can rock that cell phone pic! A lot of work goes into posing and lighting a professional portrait, but here are three quick tips that I give to all of my clients to help them look their best.

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