Friday, February 22, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My Favorite Valentine

I first shared this card 6 years ago but it has become more special with the passing of years. 

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 15 years ago but over time it has became even more special to me since his death 11 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.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Jefferson Healthcare

I have really enjoyed photographing special events and professional headshots for Jefferson Healthcare. This series of photos I took was part of their ad campaign for new surgeons at the hospital. This screenshot is from their Facebook page but they have also run this ad at the local Rose Theater. I'm very proud whenever I see my images used, especially on the big screen at the Rose. With my studio being located so close to the hospital it has been a great experience getting to know new staff at Jefferson Healthcare.  I have also help them by taking images for them when updating their website. Having the hospital only a couple blocks away has another added benefit it makes it easy to swing by their Cafe for a delicious lunch or dinner. Our community is so lucky to have the variety of professionals available here in Jefferson County to meet all our medical needs.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sea Marine in Port Townsend

What a wonderful job and opportunity for me to work with Sandy and Chris Bakkan and all the staff at Sea Marine in Port Townsend. This local business located at Port Hudson hired Deja View Photography  to photograph their staff while at work doing some of the variety of services they offer. When I first moved to Port Townsend in 1990 I lived on a sailboat in the marina at Point Hudson. I was well aware of the travel lift and boat storage but only recently learned of all the other services Sea Marine offered. Besides offering Yacht Brokerage and they also have a canvas shop, do woodworking, welding, electrical services even fill propane tanks. 
They used many of my images for their large display at the recent Seattle Boat Show and in The Leader in their recent publication special on the marine trades in Port Townsend. I know they are working to add images and update their website right now but wanted to share one of the group images they used in The Leader last month.
You can visit their website to view all the services they offer and what a great location to downtown Port Townsend. A one stop location for all your boating needs and close enough to the main hub of Port Townsend. You can enjoy your stay whether stopping at the Point Hudson for supplies, a one day haul out or repairs or a great location to have you boat hauled out and serviced while enjoying scenic Port Townsend. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Veterans Day at Marvin G. Shield's American Legion Post in Port Townsend-Quilts of Valor Presentation

Veterans Day last Sunday at the American Legion was another special event. The Quilts of Valor gave out over 20 beautiful quilts they had made to local Veterans. The quilts were made specifically for each Veteran. You could see that they were very touched to be presented with these beautiful pieces of art created with love. The Port Townsend Band put on a wonderful program and the new post Commander, Charles Thomas, shared a touching story with the crowd. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Girls' Night Out-A Day & Night of Girlfriend FUN & Shopping in Port Townsend

What fun the 2018 Girls' Night Out Event was again this year. Over 600 Goodie Bags, for $25, were sold at The Cotton Building in Port Townsend. Money raised benefited Jefferson Healthcare Foundation, to help provide breast and cervical cancer screenings, care and treatment for low income Jefferson County residents, and the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit.There were events in every store, special treats and door prizes at most the local merchants with a wrap-up party at the end of the day. Deja View Photography had a booth set up along with a basket to enter a contest to win a studio portrait session. 
Lots of people to thank for their support. Nearly $7500 was raised this year. The event was sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Jefferson Healthcare, and Home Instead Senior Care. Thanks to our Scarves Sponsors: The Palace Hotel, The Bishop & Swan Hotels, Glow Natural Skincare, Windermere Real Estate, John L. Scott Real Estate, and All State Insurance Company.Special Thanks to our event donors: The Clothes Horse, About Time Clothing, Shirvan Rug Gallery, Prima Materia, 1851, Tickled Pink, Olympic Art & Office, Wandering Angus: Celtic Traders, Brandi Hamon – Color Street, Aldrich’s Market, Bubble N Squeak Home, Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Co., Expressions Apparel, Big Wolf Trading Co., 1st Security Bank, Abracadabra, World’s End, Wandering Wardrobe, Wynwoods Gallery & Studio, The Belmont, Deja View Photography, Rose Theatre, Starlight Room, Pacific Traditions Gallery, Port Townsend Co-op, Pippa’s Real Tea, SOS Printing, Main Street Volunteers, the Main Street Promotion Committee, and The City of Port Townsend.

Check presentation at Jefferson Healthcare for nearly $7500 raised at the event. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Port Townsend Film Festival starts 9-21-2018 in Port Townsend

Port Townsend Film Festival is almost here. Today I have a couple more years of fun photo collages to share. Had a great time using some software, that I have had for too long to put these together. It was really hard narrowing the images down as they are all my favorites with a story behind every image. #dejaviewphotography #whyiloveporttownsend


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This will be my 4th year to volunteer as a Photographer at the Port Townsend Film Festival. Such a fun event with opportunities for photos around every corner, like being in a candy shop when you love taking portraits. On of my favorite parts of the festival is the Rakers Car Club parade. Only a couple blocks long but everyone has such a great time cruising thru town to the entrance of the festival on Friday afternoon. Jim Arrabito does an incredible dance to pull off the parade getting everyone in their favorite ride. Should be a great weekend. Some collages with favorites from the 2014 festival. #whyiloveporttownsend

Monday, September 17, 2018

Looking for Love in Port Townsend

Lots of animals available for adoption this week. The shelter has continued their 50% off discount on adoption fees for adult cats. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kevin Mason and the Port Townsend All Stars

Summer has flown by, the last Concert on the Dock, here in Port Townsend, was already 2 weeks ago. All the concerts this summer were really fun but what a great turn out for the last concert with Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars.
#porttownsendmainstreet #kevinmasonandtheallstars #dejaviewphotography

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Say it isn't so, Main Street's last Concert on the Dock for this year.

Happening now in downtown Port Townsend. Concert tonight featuring Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars. Photos from when the band planned a couple years ago for the Concert on the Dock series here in Port Townsend.  Tonight should be a lot of fun. #porttownsendmainstreet #dejaviewphotography

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Port Townsend Uptown Street Fair

Fun images from last years Fair. Today the Uptown Street Fair celebrates 28 years of fun in Uptown PT, event runs from 9-5!
Great local music, the Port Townsend Arts Guild, Jefferson County Farmers Market, tasty food, free art activities for families and much more!
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jefferson County Farmers Market 
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Port Townsend Arts Guild Arts & Craft Fair
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Art Activities for Children of all ages
10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Live Music featuring local talent
10-10:30, Stars of Tomorrow PT Winner, @Joe Gallegos
10:30 - 11, Keira DeLuna
11-12 Port Townsend Summer Band
12-12:20, Mesmerizing Middle Eastern Dance by Scarlet Viper and @anami of Velvet Revolution
12:30-2, Joe Crecca and Guests
2-2:30 Grandly Local Parade
2:30-2:50, Unexpected Brass Band
3-4:45, James Nyby and the F Street Band
#porttownsendmainstreet #dejaviewphotography

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Saying Goodbye to a Pet

I wish I was a wiser woman. Saying goodbye has never been harder. I have seen changes in my dog Max since last year with what looked like Sundowner syndrome, very similar to what adults get. Gabapentin has helped with those symptoms along with Carprofen for pain. But Max is slowly approaching 17 and I see our days together numbered. I had hoped Max would give me a sign, he is still eating, drinking, going for very short walks and getting outside to go to the bathroom. My floors are a patchwork collage of old towels and sheets catching those midnight accidents. We are both struggling to achieve quality in his life. It just isn't something that you think about the day you see this adorable bouncy dog at the shelter barking for attention. I remember walking all the dogs available for adoption 15 years ago. He was the only one who put his head in my lap and gave me a look with those sad eyes as if to say take me home I'm all yours. I had just started taking photos when I captured this image of Max 12 years ago. What a handsome best friend. 

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