June 13, 2019

On Memorial Day weekend I had the pleasure of chasing around Pike Place Market with Kate and Matthew for an engagement session. We'd had it on the calendar for a month since we're all busy, but as the day approached I started to wonder if we might have to reschedule. I'm so glad we didn't! Despite the fact that we chose a rainy, crowded holiday weekend at the most fa...

June 11, 2019

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I met Aubrey through Model Mayhem about a year and a half ago. I was looking for portrait subjects to build my portfolio, and I put a call out. She had a great look and was also looking to update her modeling portfolio, so we hit if off. She's also a cosmetologist, and changes her hair frequently, so she liked the idea of documenting her current hairdo. I told her I'...

April 24, 2019

My first lookbook shoot! Amy at Sassafras gave me the opportunity to shoot a lookbook for her spring fashions this year, so we rounded up our friends and scheduled a photoshoot! We shot all over Belltown, capturing lifestyle images of cool girls wearing handmade, limited run items. This might be my favorite king of photography — leaning towards documentary, but not q...

April 22, 2019

Last summer I hung out on this bridge near Ravenna Park for an hour or so, waiting for photo opportunities. Lots of activity and gorgeous light. I was trying to capture a neighborhood feel, while practicing depth of field and motion blur techniques. I got a lot of opportunities, but never quite nailed the perfect shot. 

The light was really beautiful, although it was...

April 8, 2019


 

I spent a few days watching Creative Live videos focused on a new way of looking at photography — at least for me. Using selective focus to create an image that almost looks like a painting. By using a shallow depth of field and positioning your subject very carefully, the background starts to blur and look almost like paint strokes. Kathleen Clemons Photography's...

April 1, 2019

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Last fall I had the opportunity to photograph a couple of high school senior portraits, and it was a great challenge finding interesting locations and backgrounds. They were both really great subjects — open to direction and trusting of the photographer.  Also, very consistent smiles! I shot Jack in Georgetown under the freeway, near the old train tracks, surrounded...

March 27, 2019

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I didn't fully appreciate interior photography until I started working along side professionals. Assisting on set has been the best training I could have asked for. Over the past year or so, I've actually started to see things differently! I thoroughly enjoy the process of staging as well. Setting the scene to get everything in the shot as close to perfect as humanly...

March 25, 2019

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Sometimes all you need is a headshot. Here's my face, that is all. But portraiture is personal. Taking headshots to the next level is about capturing the soul. I like to think that's my super power when it comes to taking portraits. I've got the technical skills, yes, but I'm not any better than your average photographer when it comes to gear and settings and lights....

March 18, 2019

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I've been shooting product photography for Sassafras pretty much on a monthly basis for the past year. Amy will organize whatever new inventory has arrived since the previous shoot and we'll set aside an afternoon to play dress up. She schedules the models, I show up with my camera and we shoot 20 - 30 outfits in 2-3 hours, alternating models, backgrounds, locations,...

March 13, 2019

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Think you can't afford to hire a photographer for your gathering or event? Content is everything for a business to tell its story, so maybe you can't afford not to? It doesn't have to be a big deal or a large expense. I hire myself out for $75/hour and deliver a minimum of 25 images for each hour of shooting. That's basically a month's worth of instagram posts, or at...

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