Friday, February 21, 2020

Heashots in Port Townsend Studio with Deja View Photography

February is the perfect time to book a session for an updated head shot for your social media sites. The constant daylight balanced lights that I use in my Port Townsend studio make for flattering headshots, perfect images for your website or profile photo on your social media accounts. Give me a call today at (360) 385-2662 or visit my website to see more examples of my portrait photography. www.dejasphotos.com #dejaviewphotograpy #porttownsendheadshots






Thursday, February 20, 2020

Even the toughest dog can be afraid of a vacuum.
Anna

Weekly Adoption Poster for the Humane Society of Jefferson County

I want to bring them all home but already have two dogs at my home. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call them at 385-2662. 


Monday, February 17, 2020

Will You Be My Valentine?

I first shared this card several years ago but it has become more special with the passing of each year

This is my favorite Valentine despite being a little beat up and faded. However I do love store bought Hallmark cards too. Any of the Hallmark holiday commercials have me in tears as soon as I hear their theme music. However this special card was made with just a sheet of copy paper, a red marker and lots of love. Inside is a very artistic red heart drawn by my boyfriend. Don, my partner, who was working in Alaska on a tug and unable to get to a store so he made this card for me. I don't know where he got the little image of a couple embracing that he taped on the top. I loved the card when he sent to me over 18 years ago but over time it has became even more special to me since his death 18 years ago on the 17th of this month.

Remembering the anniversary date of a loved ones passing doesn't mean I haven't moved on with my life. What it does mean is that on this date I pause and reflect on what a wonderful the life we had together. Only someone who has gone through the grief of losing a loved one knows how quickly life can change. It took only minutes for his heart to stop and for my world to change forever. This simple card reminds me how lucky I was to have such a great guy in my life and that he wanted me to be his special Valentine. I wish everyone is as lucky as I have been in finding that special someone. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
~Chinese Proverb

Well Hearts Event Happening this Friday-Sponsored by Jefferson Healthcare Foundations


I'm excited to be photographing the Well Hearts Event tomorrow sponsored by Jefferson Healthcare and the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation. This will be my third time, Deja View Photography, will photograph this fun event. I tried to upload a larger file for this video but the size was to large for use here on Blogger. Love the song that goes along with all the smiles I got from past participants over the last couple years. Everyone looked great in red, my favorite color to wear too. This event raises money to help women in our community.


Friday, January 31, 2020

Deja View Photography wins 2019 Best of the Peninsula for Jefferson County sponsored by the Peninsula Daily News

Thank you everyone for your comments on winning the Reader's Choice Award. Several months ago Deja View Photography also won the 2019 Best of the Peninsula Photographer for Jefferson County sponsored by the PDN. What a honor to be recognized in this way. Thank you again for everyone who took the time to vote for Deja View Photography.
 www.dejasphotos.com #dejaviewphotography



Thursday, January 30, 2020

Planning Your Wedding and Need a Bartender-Call Tipsy Gyspy

I just met with several other local wedding vendors tonight at Finn River here in Port Townsend. Heidi from Tipsy Gypsy was there and told us about the variety of services she offers with her bartending business. She is also willing to travel to provide these services outside of the Port Townsend area for weddings and other events including cooperate events  You can visit her website to learn more about her bartending services. https://www.tipsygypsy.party/

Monday, January 27, 2020

Image Resolution Chart for Social Media

I can't count the number of times I have Googled the dimensions of a certain platform when adding photos on my social media accounts. I found this great chart in a recent magazine. Easier to read once you click on it for a larger image. Thank you Rangerfinder for this chart. 


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Visit Sea Marine at the Seattle Boat Show

I'm excited to see Sea Marine's display this year at the Seattle Boat Show . Two years ago Sandy from Sea Marine hired me to take photos of their building, staff and crew as they worked. She wanted to use those images for the large backdrop you see here in a staff photo taken at the show. I hopped on the local Port Townsend/Keystone ferry to get the large scenic image they used for the center of the backdrop. The rest of the shots were captured as staff worked the boat yard.

Sea Marine is a full service boat yard located at Point Hudson here in beautiful Port Townsend. Great people to work with. Photo below taken by Sea Marine staff but images on backdrop are by Deja View Photography. 


Saturday, January 25, 2020

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Deja View Photography wins the Port Townsend Leader's Readers Choice as Best Photographer for 2019.

What an honor to have Deja View Photography win "The Leader's Readers Choice as Best Photographer for 2019." Thank you to everyone who took the time to either drop off or mail their ballet. I feel very blessed to get to do what I love and work with so many wonderful people. 
 www.dejasphotos.com #dejasphotos.com #dejaviewphotography



Monday, January 20, 2020

A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.


Friday, January 17, 2020

Resharing Professional Head Shot Images Done for Windermere Port Townsend

It was last year at about this time that I had the privilege of photographing 28 local agents from Windermere Real Estate here in Port Townsend. The beginning of year is a perfect time to considering contacting me to update you business head shot. My Port Townsend studio is conveniently located just down from Jefferson Healthcare. Give me a call today to set up an appointment. You can reach me, Deja at (360) 385-2662 or at my website Deja View Photography.


I was thrilled when contacted by Michelle, from Windermere Real Estate, and asked to photograph the agents in her office. The Leader ran this full page ad in the Wednesday paper last week. It featured all the agents photos and a detailed list of all the ways the local office and agents gave back to the community in 2018. I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with and photograph everyone and learn about each of their unique backgrounds and expertise. While I'm incredibly proud of all the images I can't take credit for the photo taken of Chuck. Thank you Michelle.
 #windermereporttownsend#dejasphotos.com #porttownsendprofessionalheadshots

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Port Townsend Farmers Market

While the Port Townsend Farmers Market doesn't start again until April I just ran across a couple photo from a previous market. I love taking candid images while at the market and hope to get more this upcoming season. 


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Beautiful Like Wallpaper. What a lovely compliment.

I have been on a major cleaning jag recently. In the process I have been going through old cards and notes I have saved over the years. This one is from a student when I taught at New Suncook School in Lowell, Maine. I was so blessed to have had so many wonderful children in my classes over the years. This made me smile.

Friday, January 10, 2020

The tail is a dog's PR department, a smile is yours!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Humane Society of Jefferson County adopts 340 animals in 2019.

The shelter has just tallied up the number of adoptions for 2019 and it looks like 340 cats and dogs were adopted. This is pretty amazing for our small town shelter here in Port Townsend. The male barn cat looks unhappy. He really needs to find a home where he can keep to himself and chase mice all day. Jessie and Scraps have been a the shelter for awhile and really deserve to get out of the shelter to their forever homes. You can visit the Humane Society of Jefferson County Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or reach them at (360) 385-3292. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Sea Marine in Port Townsend


I have had the pleasure of working with the owners and staff of Sea Marine three times recently. Once to update their photos for their website and their booth at the Seattle Boat Show. Then last year I did their Christmas card and again this year. I had no idea the variety of services Sea Marine offers as a full service boat yard. Chris and Sandy Bakken own the business and have 13 full time employees. Chris overseas the boat yard and Sandy is the boat broker. Everyone was great to work with to get candids of employees at work and the group photos especially this year with their son Andrew's dog patiently wearing alters for the Christmas photo. There is a really nice write up about the business in this weeks Leader inside the Business Insider and includes a couple more of my images. You can visit my website at Deja View Photography. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A simpler time when all I really wanted for Christmas was a bike light. Wait after looking closer it looks like I wanted my two front teeth too. Wait it almost looks like I'm missing 4 front teeth. Perhaps a bicycle accident thus the light with maybe a horn was the perfect present. I see Candyland in the background. Always interested in food I loved playing Candyland as a kid.



Thursday, December 5, 2019

Classic Blue Pantone 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone has picked their 2020 color of the year. With their pick of Classic Blue you will see it influencing fashion and almost everything to do with weddings from bridesmaids dresses to floral arrangements. Their explanation in picking this color is very interesting. Classic Blue is calm, confident, and, well, classic color “suggestive of the sky at dusk.” Explaining the reasoning behind the pick in a press release, Pantone revealed the color’s timelessness, elegance and simplicity were the main determining factors. According to Pantone, Classic Blue symbolizes “protection, stability, peace, and confidence” and “encourages deep thinking, open mindfulness, and communication.” Boy we could use some of that right now in the world, go Classic Blue. Check out their Pantone's website for more details on the influence this choice for 2020. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Enjoy Port Townsend New Publication

The Jefferson County Chamber from here in Port Townsend along with Enjoy Port Townsend asked to use one of my, Deja View Photography images for their upcoming 2020 publication. This image was taken one beautiful fall morning during the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. I'm standing on a dock at Point Hudson looking towards, at this time, the new Northwest Maritime Center. The early morning light was incredible as was the lack of wind since often during the festival it can be fairly windy during the September festival especially in the evening. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Today needs a lighter moment...

This sweet cartoon reminds me of some of the excuses I got from my students when teaching grade school.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Deja View Photography-Port Townsend Photographer


Veterans Day

Went to the Veterans Day Program today at the American Legion. The Port Townsend Summer Band played patriotic through out the ceremony. The amazing women who are part of the Quilts of Valor presented about 20 beautiful handmade quilts to local Vets. It was a very nice program and seeing Veterans receiving their quilts made for a very special part of the program. Couldn't help but think of my Dad today. He was a member of the American Legion for 69 years so I'm sure he was missed at the Delavan Legion back in Southern Wisconsin today. As I looked around the packed room at our legion program I realized I could never imagine what the men and women & families in that room have experienced or sacrificed. I have tried to attend every Memorial Day or Veterans Day for the last 17 years honoring the memory of my boyfriend Don, who served in the Navy during Vietnam & always thought of my Dad's service. Today I realized how many Veterans were not part of the program as many have passed over the years. As one of the 99% that has not served in the military I'm grateful for the 1% who have. Thinking of my Dad who instilled a strong sense of patriotism & love of country in me. Miss you Dad. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Looking for Love in Port Townsend

Life has been a bit crazy lately and haven't shared much on FB including the shelter posters. This week lots of great dogs and cats looking for their forever homes at the shelter. Good thing I already have two dogs, I wish I could bring them all home.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Girls' Night Out in Port Townsend

After the downpour on Thursday I ran around downtown catching photos of friends and other participants at Girls' Night Out. It was funny I captured two groups of friends in front of the same shop last year. 










Saturday, September 28, 2019

Port Townsend Film Festival Rakers Car Club Parade

Some photos from the Port Townsend Film Festival yesterday. Thanks to Jim Arrabito for organizing the Rakers Car Club and providing cool rides for the filmmakers parade. #porttownsendfilmfestival







Friday, September 20, 2019

Port Townsend Big Dog Parade

Sunrise Coffee's BIG DOG parade down Water Street with a police escort went well. Dogs in the police car, dogs behind the Big Dog with their people on leashes. The air went out of the wheels near the Tides Inn, so the Port sent a forklift and carried it the rest of the way to the Haller Fountain. Then, all the retrievers, who had been in the parade, jumped in the fountain. A good time was had by all. Max Grover, artist and Cynthia Sears with "Blazer." Port Townsend loves a parade. 










Tuesday, September 10, 2019

National Farmers Month Celebrated at the Chimacum Farmers Market

I've shared so many boat photos time to catch up with posting some other photos I have taken recently. August was National Farmers Market month and I captured some adorable photos at the Port Townsend Market in Chimacum. I loved the background color and the colorful market vegetable hat. The kids did a great job posing. #porttownsendfarmersmarket #porttownsendphotographer #dejasphotos.com




Sunday, September 8, 2019

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Really nice job on the Wooden Boat Festival program guide this year. Don't remember the guide having glossy pages before or so many great articles on top of information on all the boats. Check out page 15 to see my photo that EnjoyPT.com used for their ad. An image I captured several years ago of my friend Kirk enjoying the sun on his boat. #enjoypt.com #porttownsendwoodenboatfestival #dejasphotos.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2018 Business Leader of the Year

A belated happy birthday wish to Hans Frederickson. I didn't get a chance to share these photos yesterday nor back in May when Hans was honored by The Chamber of Jefferson County. Hans was named 2018 Business Leader of the Year. His wife Mia and Dad were also at the Chamber luncheon. Erik won Citizen of the Year in 2003. I have been fortunate to photograph Han's brother Martin's wedding a couple years ago and several sessions with the entire Frederickson family.