Archive for the ‘outtakes’ Category

funny little portraits: Meredith Frengs

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Meredith Frengs Portland

Meredith Frengs, Marketing Maven, came into the studio on one of my portrait promotion days and did some funny little outtake photos. She has a great sense of humor. Funny enough, she has just recently also appeared on I Live Here PDX this week.

PDX: Get your photos done! We have two special promo days in the studio (August 24 and September 21) – for business owners, writers, artists, and musicians to enjoy affordable rates for business and artist portraits. After the summer, rates will normalize at $225+ for weekday portrait sittings.


Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Linda and Charlie had some fantastic photos made for their 29th wedding anniversary. This little outtake made me giggle!

seagulls oregon coast

I like how determined that front gull looks.

a girl, a beach, and a gigantic flower

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Some outtakes from a recent family portrait session at Cowell Ranch Beach, near Half Moon Bay.

Admire my pretty little model! I asked them to bring some giant flower hairpieces, and look what mom found at Nordstroms. Fabulous! I’m fascinated by the look on her face here – it’s clearly a posed portrait, and I told her to sit like that… but the expression is such an interesting mix of serious, maybe a little perturbed, and at the same time innocent. Only girls at that age can be such a contradiction of terms.

flower headband from nordstrom

My just-graduated-from-elementary-school model was a little bit embarrassed to be walking around with a giant flower on her head, but luckily there weren’t any cute boys around so she soon forgot all about it and did what kids do best… play! Wheeeeee! This girl loves the ocean.

family portrait session half moon bay ca

I’m trying to do everything in black and white from now on, but the softness of the colors in this little running outtake just doesn’t translate in black and white.

family portraits cowell ranch beach

The beach we chose was a lovely, secluded little cove (Cowell Ranch Beach). We had to walk through some artichoke fields to get there!

family session on the beach san francisco

The 1/2 mile walk back to the car after a few hours at the beach…. can’t you just feel how well she’s going to sleep that night? I love this image because it tells such a story. The end of a long day for a working model… or a girl who just spent some time chasing waves in the sun.

Thank you so much for sharing that afternoon with me pretty lady!! And we’ll make sure none of the boys at your school see the outtakes from our photo shoot!


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

This is one girl who loves to do impressions and pull faces. Outtake from a family session in Woodside, CA.

family portraits woodside ca

don’t take yourself too seriously…

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I’ve finally finished up editing photos from my 2007 personal archives and have moved onwards to 2008. Here’s an outtake from my little buddy J. who makes me giggle all the time. This is from a personal playdate I had with the kids.

silly boy outtake photo


Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

best outtake ever!

this makes me giggle every time I look at it.

…and then they jumped on me.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Boston child family photographer

There’s a reason I love to be around and photograph kids. They’re unbridled. Someone asked me yesterday about my favorite fall memory so far for 2009, and this moment from the October 12 mini-session came to mind. I was showing the girls how I wanted them to lay in the leaves for a photo, and then they spontaneously DOGPILED me. It was hilarious. (Many thanks to my assistant Amanda for taking my camera and grabbing a few frames of the action.)

two for today

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Some tulip silhouettes from last year…. and I’ll let you in on a secret: whether we admit it or not, photographers always take photos of ourselves in public bathrooms when no one is looking. (Isn’t that funny?)

have the Disney princesses lost their innocence?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Disney Princesses in inappropriate poses

Am I the only one who finds it inappropriate that Cinderella is doing the “Paris Hilton” over the shoulder glance? Should I be taking notes for my boudoir work from Disney princesses now? I am disturbed, but only mildly surprised at the way these princesses have been tarted up with strangely alluring posing (butterflies or not) for this young girl’s birthday party decor. [shudder]

Persian AFRO!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

My girl Sufi had her 3rd birthday this weekend. I had to laugh as I was importing my photos and saw this bed head photo from Sunday morning with the biggest Persian afro I have ever seen…