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Monday, December 17, 2007

Recent Wedding

I know it's been a while since we've posted. We've been a bit busy. Here's some photos of a recent wedding. I had a blast.

Enjoy.

Brandon





















Monday, July 09, 2007

Here's the other senior I photographed that day. It's not always easy to get a natural smile from a teenager. They can sense dorkiness from a mile away. When all else fails....talk about myspace.




Monday, June 11, 2007

Senior Pics

A quick post from some recent Senior Pics. The location is Saltwater State Park in Washington State. This was a fun session. I photographed two girls who are best friends.

Fun Fun Fun......

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Pikes Place Bridal Portrait

My husband and I had been talking about doing some bridal portraits at Pikes Place Market for a while. It is not the sort of location just any bride is willing to be photographed in. Why? Well, because there are lots of people walking around everywhere! Being in a bridal dress down town is not proper attire for "blending in" with Market shoppers. A bridal portrait there has to be of someone willing to be different, and stand out, with out feeling uncomfortable. Finally, my husband and I were able to find a bride excited about having her portrait done at the Market!

Before actually photographing here, I told the Bride "Prepare to be stared at!" And boy was she! I think at least 3 or 4 people asked "Is she a model or a real bride?" After hearing a few people ask me this question, the Bride said "Just tell them I'm a real model!" But, for her fiances sake, I must say she is also a real bride. The portrait below is the one the Bride is going to display for her wedding reception.

The above portrait was taken on the sidewalk off 1st Ave. in down town Seattle. A few clicks after I captured this image, a couple of guys drove along the sidewalk on bicycles next to the Bride. As they rode past her, one guy yelled to his friend "I'D MARRY HER!" It was loud enough for the Bride to clearly hear him... which was the point I think.

Brandon shot this one inside the Pikes Place Market. The Bride is doing a little belly dancing move with her extended hand. Right about here, someone watching said "This must be for a magazine." And another lady whispered to me "Tell her she looks gorgeous." Then the bride started to wonder if she would be able to 'get her big ego head back into the car.'




This is one of my favorite close ups that I captured of the bride. This portrait session was also special because the Bride is a good friend of mine. I think she has gotten more beautiful every year I have known her.




How could a Seattle portrait be complete without a little rain? Thankfully, it did not start raining until about 20 min. after this picture was taken! The umbrella was just for fun! Brandon took this portrait on the street right outside the Market area.

A big thanks to the Bride for giving Brandon and I the opportunity to do a bridal portrait in this location. I think all three of us had a great time!

Lamb Henry

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Shy Kiddos

So your session starts and you have a really shy kiddo. Hmm....what to do. Kids have a 10 min. window where they are trying to figure out what is going on. Stranger with a camera, mom hiding behind a bush...uhhm...this isn't normal behavior.

This is usually when the sreaming starts.

Don't say "pictures" or "smile"....just play with them. Balance a rock on your head, juggle something, let them take some pics of you.

After that it's just a matter of getting the lighting right.

What's the best way to photograph kids?.......let em' play.
What's the best way to photograph shy kids?.....uhh...let em' play.










Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A New Piece of History

We're back! I have been swamped with a big project, but it's winding up now. I thought I post an interesting portrait of me, my bro, and my dad. We own an old gold mining village high in the hills of montana. A few summers ago we went up there for a while to fix a few cabins and do some prospecting. I did this photo at the opening of the main mine shaft. There are a few more entrances to the mine, but one of them has a family of bears living in it.

I did a timed exposure and beat the file up in photoshop.





...........carry on.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The NWPhotoForum has arrived!

After many a late night and lots of Coast to Coast Am.....I present to you the NorthWest Photo Forum. It's still in beta form, but it works. It's got lots of cool features like the NWPhotoMap. Anyone interested in photography needs to come get you 2 scoops of photo goodness.

I'm tired.

-Brandon