Saturday, May 08, 2010

A Sunny Day in May

This is a first for me - TWO blog postings in one day! I'm just having so much fun working on images today, I HAVE to share some of them, especially when they are as delightful as the darling Mariela here...tell me true, isn't she the sweetest little flower/bee you've ever laid eyes on?!!

Got a sweet flower of your own? You're invited to come on over to the studio for some play/portrait time! You don't need a special occasion, just give me a call and let's make plans to get together...541-435-2755 - operators (that would be me) are standing by!

The Artists of B. Beautiful Salon

I recently had the pleasure of working with the lovely Angie Shelton, owner of B. Beautiful Salon, and the talented Mary Bokovoy of Hood River ReDesign, on B. Beautiful Salon's marketing "face lift." Mary is creating a whole new look for the salon's promotional material, plus the salon will soon be advertising on the big screen in the local Rosauer's grocery store.

I was commissioned to create a group portrait for the primary brochure, an individual portrait of each woman who works at B. Beautiful, as well as incidental images of these artists (and artists they are!) at work in the salon. I had a blast - hey, working with beautiful women who love what they do is a great gig, let me tell you!

So check out the big screen at Rosauer's for THESE gorgeous faces to appear there soon...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Sharing the love...

I was recently approached by an enterprising member of the HRVHS Class of 2011 and asked if I would be willing to school her in photography skills, specifically portraiture - well you KNOW I said yes - sharing my passion for photography and especially great portraiture is the most fun I can think of! Once a week Claudia visits my studio for instruction and a critique of her work - she is an amazingly quick study and well on her way, creating true portraits and not mere snapshots.

Last week our session was held in the studio rather than outdoors and Claudia brought along her friend and favorite model, Bryce - who was easily the most patient guy I've ever met as he allowed us to turn him this way and that, chin up, chin down, no no no, more this way, thanks and hold it! I couldn't resist creating a portrait myself - as you can see he's a very photogenic fellow - as well as grabbing a shot of my fabulous student and her model together...thanks for being the highlight of my day, you two! It was a blast - I'm going to be sorry when school ends for the summer 'cuz I'm really going to miss our weekly get-togethers!