Professional headshot portrait of an eight year old girl for competitive dance,

Headshots for Competitive Dance

Eight-year old Abby is a competitive dancer. She needed some professional head shots that she could submit with her dance competition applications and I was more than happy to oblige! Now, it’s an understatement to suggest that this girl loves to dance. And she’s one fireball of energy.

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Hillsboro High School senior portrait of girl leaning against a red brick wall in Portland, Oregon.

Olivia | Hillsboro High School

HIllsboro High School’s Olivia was unnecessarily apologetic in her first phone call with me. It seems that with her busy high school senior calendar she just wasn’t able to schedule her senior portraits earlier in the fall. So here we were talking just before the Thanksgiving Holiday about how to schedule an outdoor senior portrait session in time to create a great senior yearbook picture in time for her December 13th deadline!

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Lower South Falls in winter with dusting of snow and evening forest light at Silver Falls State Park near Silverton, Oregon.

Winter on Silver Creek

Silver Falls State Park is located in Marion County, just down the road from Silverton, Oregon. It is Oregon’s largest park, boasting over 9,000 acres and more than 40 miles of hiking and horseback riding and bike trails.  The popular Canyon Trail follows the banks of Silver Creek and passes ten substantial water flaws in…

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Military Cadets at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Service Academies Ball

Over the holidays I had the honor of photographing the All Service Academies Military Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  It’s a prestigious affair for Oregon and Southwest Washington cadets and their families who are enrolled in the Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Service Academies. The evening began with a cocktail hour, where the military cadets posed for formal portraits with their dates and families in a beautifully decorated room at the Benson Hotel.  A tall Christmas tree decorated with lights, large bulbs and lace added a touch of holiday spirit to the event.

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Cleveland High School senior portrait picture of senior girl sitting casually on wooden fence near wetland.

Samantha | Cleveland High School

Cleveland High School’s Samantha is itching to graduate and travel the world with her best friend. She’s an outgoing volleyball player, adventurous and loves to make people laugh! Several years ago I had the privilege of photographing Sam’s sister for her Cleveland High School senior portraits. Sam’s sister Abigale and I had a blast taking her senior pictures, so I was expecting to have a lot of fun with Sam. And she sure didn’t’ disappoint!

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Portrait of one year old baby in a cat dress standing with her two pet cats.

The Cat Lady

My 15 month-old daughter, Kiana, considers our two cats her best friends.  Meeko, a white cat with brown spots, is a rambunctious one year old kitten and she gives Kiana a run for her money.  Pigeon, our fourteen year-old black cat reluctantly puts up with the antics of the other two.  As you can imagine,…

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