Archive for the ‘studio’ Category

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.

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.

THREE YEARS OLD: Tyler

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Three years old

Tyler is almost four, with a brand new baby sister. She was the most instantly gregarious of the children who have come into the studio over the past few weeks. Tyler turned the studio into her personal performance platform, dancing and singing as a “contestant” with the stage name Jenny. Charming and playful, she didn’t hesitate to try to boss me around.

I’m still looking for three one more three year old in the Portland area to come in for a studio portrait sitting. Do you know anyone who might be interested? More info here.

THREE YEARS OLD: Miles

Monday, August 15th, 2011

three years old

Miles was excited to come into the studio. His mother is a photographer, so he is no stranger to being in front of the camera. He decided he was going to wear his Harry Potter shirt for his photos. Miles is a mix of influences – he doesn’t hesitate to punch his older and much taller sister smack in the eye, but if you put him near a baby he becomes the most gentle little guy in the world. Also: this kid helped himself to all of my graham crackers!

I’m still looking for three one more three year old in the Portland area to come in for a studio portrait sitting. Do you know anyone who might be interested? More info here.

THREE YEARS OLD: Alinea

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Three years old

Alinea started out already friendly and sweet, and then she found some fluffy pink props in the back of the studio and was in pink princess heaven. In her spare time, Alinea loves to play Mousetrap and Candyland. Personally, I was charmed by her crazy three year old hair.

I’m still looking for three one more three year old in the Portland area to come in for a studio portrait sitting. Do you know anyone who might be interested? More info here.

blogger: Connie Chen

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Connie Chen Daydream in Color

Blogger Connie Chen, of Daydream in Color.

PDX artists, bloggers, business owners: Have your portraits updated! We have just two more promo days in the studio (August 24 and September 21) – with special rates for business owners, writers, artists, and musicians. After the summer, Artisan Portrait rates will normalize at $225+ for weekday sittings.

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.

business portraits: Chris Wallace

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Chris Wallace Catalysis

Chris Wallace, Independent Consultant and Facilitator

PORTLAND OREGON: Only two more dates in the studio for our “Artisan Portrait” promotion (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.

Artisan Portraits, Stephanie Kramer

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

musician headshots portland oregon

I was up for the challenge when multi-talented singer Stephanie Kramer came into the studio telling me that her current profile photo was an old snapshot from a trip to Disneyland. As Managing Director of Oregon choral group Resonance Choral Ensemble, Stephanie is actively involved in the musical scene in Oregon. (Earlier today I saw her trying to round up more ushers for the Oregon Bach Festival programming!)

I grew up obsessed with classical music and have seen my share of ho-hum biographical photos in concert programs. Worse, today with facebook people have access to all kinds of “candid” photos of themselves that sometimes make their way into official programs for lack of a professional alternative. Call me old fashioned, but if you perform for a living it’s not optional to have a fantastic, expressive headshot ready to submit for your summer festivals.

We took all of these images within a very short timeframe. The beauty of being in a controlled environment such as a studio is that the images are all about your personality – there’s a timelessness but also an opportunity to go beyond being just another generic photo on a gray paper background.

I don’t know how Stephanie will react to her photos, but I just received feedback from another recent client who came in to do a headshot for her acting portfolio. She writes:

“I have spent the past 30 minutes in AMAZEMENT. Rachel, there are SO many good photos here!! I wouldn’t even know where to begin to choose the right headshot because there are SO many to choose from! You did an incredible job. I have seriously never had a shoot where so many of the pictures were so usable. You are so, so talented. THANK YOU times a million.”

I’m trying to keep my summer session fees as low as I can to accommodate musicians, artists, and small business owners. I’d love to meet you and learn about your art, then provide you with a small portfolio of images you will love. This summer’s Artisan Portrait days are July 13, July 27, August 24, September 14 when I am offering short 30 minute sessions in the studio for $125. Wheee!

musician headshots portland oregon

David Burn, Chief Storyteller

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

David Burn Portland OR
David Burn Portland OR

David Burn, Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a Marketing Services Company in Portland.

David Burn Portland OR