Archive for September, 2011

Vocalist Kristen Buhler

Friday, September 30th, 2011

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Vocalist Kristen Buhler is the Artistic Director of The Julians chamber group in Portland. She also sings in Resonance Ensemble.

Noa at two

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

two years old

Noa, my Boston friend, is at that punky two year old stage where her entire world can crumble in two seconds or less. She’s adorably naughty.

Katherine FitzGibbon

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

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Katherine FitzGibbon is the Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble in Portland, Oregon.


Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Are you feeling a little overworked or overscheduled these days?

This is something I would normally reserve for my newsletter subscribers, but it’s just too good to keep quiet. I brainstormed with some talented Portland colleagues to put together a big promo giveaway around the theme of NOURISH.

We know you work hard. Probably too hard.
And that’s why we want to nourish you.

(click the banner for more info.)

You have one week to enter!

mood management

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

On my recent trip to Ohio, I got to visit my friend Sarah and watch her manage the mood swings of a 2 1/2 year old. I’m so impressed with mothers of toddlers.

mother daughter portrait


Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

“These portraits are awesome! I totally love them. Can’t decide if I like the color or bw more, but I know I’ve never looked so good in photos, ever. You totally caught how I think I look, and that feels great. -Joanna, Portland Feldenkrais practitioner

“This is a big step for me to be able to let someone photograph me and me being comfortable with it. The fact that you captured me as the person I am and want to be is such a big deal to me. Thanks for capturing ME!”

“I am feeling blessed that I got to experience how powerful a photo session can be when you’re on the other side of the camera. Definitely something that can be healing to your spirit. Thank you Rachel for giving me such a wonderful gift.” 🙂
-Margaret, Portland Photographer

Aris Wales

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Ahh, it feels good to be back to black and white after the three year olds project.

Aris Wales Portland metal scene

Portland metal rocker Aris Wales stopped in the studio last month for a quick headshot.
He was really interesting to photograph.

Kersten Green & Family

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer Kersten Green and her family came by the studio for a visit last month. If you’re looking for really beautiful outdoor portraits of your kids, Kersten is a wonderful choice. Check out her site here.

What I wouldn’t do to have curly hair like this family.

Portland Photographer


Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I’ll be away from Portland from September 7-17, doing portrait commissions in Ohio and Massachusetts.

I’m going to try to get in some good editing time while I’m in transit but no guarantees!

Margaret Jacobsen

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Studio Portraits Portland

I was honored to have Margaret Jacobsen visit the studio this weekend. Margaret and her family just relocated to Portland from Monterey, California. Margaret is a photographer who does some wonderful portrait work and is the woman-about-town on the PDX Twitter scene.