Oh my goodness! How gorgeous is Madi?? Sometimes you just know you are taking amazing photos as you click that shutter and that happened to me during this shoot. I kept telling Angie, Madi’s mom, that they look beautiful 😉 Madi was such a great model. She basically just hung out with me at Shevlin Park as we laughed together. I love her photos so much!
One of my favorite things about Madi’s session are the outfits she chose. Blue and white really pop in the natural setting and help highlight Madi’s eyes, which I LOVE. I also think it is fun when girls can show off different sides of their personalities through wardrobe. I can’t get enough of those cowgirl boots ya’ll.
One thing that Madi asked for was a few special photos with her boyfriend and a few photos with her mom and step dad. It was such a fun idea. I even added some family photos in front of the mountains and a few of just her mom and stepdad at the end (sorry you got bumped out of your session for a minute Madi!).
When you mix great weather, perfect lighting and adorable outfits with great attitudes (and a little laughter), magic can happen.
I already know you love these as much as I do so I just want to say thank you for trusting me with these photos. I had so much fun photographing you and I can’t wait to take more family photos of you guys!
Some women in our generation are truly remarkable. I believe Dawne may be one of them. After 20 years of working in the auto sales industry she is taking things into her own hands and starting a new business. Dawne is changing the way that people buy automobiles. It’s women like Dawne who change the world, one system at a time, and make the world a better place.
I had an opportunity today to photograph this beautiful Californian woman. She is such a fun girl we had a great time photographing outside and in her house and capturing some really casual fun photos as well as some beautiful naturally lit headshots. It was easy, fun and all these photos really show off who she is.
I often find that I’ve taken way more photos that I love than I have promised to my client. I’m showing her best 50 images here, but I gave about 3 times that many. I make so much more work for myself by not editing them down, but it’s totally worth it when I can give my client a ton of beautiful photos.
I hope these images help you to see how beautiful you are! I know you are going do amazing things with this new business and I am so thankful to have met you and to be part of your journey. And seriously, let me know if you want to share a bottle of wine around bonfire and do some California dreaming.
Connor is totally my kind of guy! He was so much fun to hang out with. While Conner doesn’t live in Central Oregon, Connor and his family travel to Sunriver for vacation often. As a lover of Oregon plants and agriculture, it was important to Connor to have photo taken in this beloved land. What better place than Shelvin Park for lots of landscapes, plant backdrops and so much more.
I know your social media feeds are going to look so fun with these branding/lifestyle headshots and portraits. I hope you had as much fun as I did during your session. You are an awesome guy and I really enjoyed getting to know you.
Marsha was so sweet and so much fun to work with. She asked for a lifestyle branding/headshot session to capture some fun and casual images that she could use for dating sites. So guys, please note that this beautiful lady is single and whoever she falls for will be lucky.
The goal was to capture fun images that showed off her personality while being casual. Oh, and we wanted to get a great headshot. Almost every client of mine starts the session by mentioning that they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera and Marsh said this too! I love the extra challenge, although in this case it was easy to capture beautiful portraits because she really is gorgeous.
We had fun chatting about her love for dogs and so much more. I’m so happy to have had this opportunity to capture this amazing woman.
Thank you for letting me capture a these photos of you. I hope you love these photos as much as I do. I know you are going to find a guy as an awesome as you so don’t settle!
Logan and I met in downtown Bend, Oregon for his outdoor lifestyle headshot session. We were focused on capturing headshots that he could use in a variety of ways throughout his marketing campaigns. I couldn’t help but capture some more model like lifestyle portraits of him just hanging out around downtown too, even if they were just for fun!
It was about to pour on us when we starting the session so I shot fast in attempt to out run, or rather – out shoot, the rain. We kept smiles on our faces knowing we might get rained out at any moment. As soon as we met the end of our 40 minutes together, those rain drops started coming down.
In other words, it was perfectly time. Even though it dark and moody out, his photos came out great!
Thank you for having a great attitude. You were fun to work with! I hope these photos help in this new adventure you are on here in Bend.
Crystal is making huge changes in her life like branching out and starting her own bookkeeping business. With a fresh start happening, she needed fresh photos. We had such a great time hanging out in the Old Mill District for her beautiful photos! We had to get some greenery in the photos too or it just wouldn’t represent Bend, Oregon. I love how she stuck to blue tones which not only represent her brand but also look great on her!
There are some beautiful headshots as well as more diverse images to allow her to use them for many different types of marketing. I love creating empty space on the side of an image to give a place for text.
I can’t wait to see what you do with these amazing photos of you. I hope you have huge success in this new business venture!
Amanda is new in town and just a started a new job with Monte Vista Homes! She loves her team and is excited to be in Redmond.
I always love to show a few extra headshots that didn’t get retouched. We captured so many great images in just 20 minutes in this Basic Headshot Session. The main photo at the top was her final choice. I think any of them would have been great, but she sure looks professional, trustworthy and approachable which is why it’s the best option for her!
Julie looks stunning! She would be the best boss to work for. I wish her the very best as she steps into her new role at her dad’s company.
I love all the great images we got in this Basic Headshot Session – only 20 minutes! So many great looks! Here are just a few of my favs plus the fully retouched image above.
Thanks for coming in to the studio, laughing with me and brighting my day!
I love Carissa’s new headshot! The one above is her fully retouched amazingly gorgeous new look.
She was so much fun to work with! Carissa came in with a beautiful smile on her face, ready to step in front of the camera. She said she had some nerves and always feels awkward having her photo taken, but I think she looks so relaxed and professional.
The green sweater she chose fit her perfectly and made her skin glow and eyes pop. I knew when she came into the studio that her photos were going to look great.
Below we have a few raw images (not retouched). I love sharing extra images from the session. We captured these and so many more in just 20 minutes. We may not have chosen these beaming smile portraits for her final image, but I couldn’t resist showing off her beauty.
So let’s talk retouching… a lot of people think retouching is all about air-brushing in that strange way that makes people look fake. For me, I like to change things that will make people look more like the do in real life to show off the beauty that we all see. For Carissa, that meant getting rid of wrinkles in her clothing and fixing the hair. I usually smooth skin tone too, but she actually didn’t need much since her skin is so creamy. I did take down the shine just a touch. The main thing was fixing her hair. The backlight I use gets rid of a lot of fly aways, but can also thin hair down. To counteract that effect, I thickened her hair, darkened it, and made it look like more like she stepped out of the salon.
Carissa, I love this new headshot! I hope you had as much fun as I did in the studio with you. Welcome to Bend!
Meet the AdvenChair.
What an amazing wheelchair for off-roading adventures! There is no reason to be held back anymore! No longer do people need to miss out on adventures in this beautiful area we live in. This chair is the solution. It’s easy to use and opens up new opportunities like never before.
I got see first hand how this chair works during a family photography session. We took it off roading for photos. We couldn’t have gone to these beautiful places without it!
You can read the fully story behind the AdvenChair here: https://www.advenchair.com/
Isn’t she gorgeous? Kiona came by for a Basic Headshot Session in my studio last week. Which means we captured all these lovely images in just 20 minutes!
I love being able to show clients images during the session. It super helped out for this one. After only a few minutes I knew which side was her good side and together we picked the position we both thought looked best. From there, it was easy to make a few tweaks to get the perfect headshot for Kiona! It helped that she was relaxed and had fun.
Kiona, thanks for being willing to laugh and be a little silly during your session. You were so much fun to work with. Keep smiling! It’s infectious 🙂
Above is Kiona’s final retouched headshot. Here are few outtakes and proofs from her session that we didn’t use, but I love them anyway: