Monday, April 27, 2009

4-26 Portrait Session

I had a wonderful time this afternoon photographing a family that I volunteer with at our local shelter. The kids really were comfortable modeling and even had fun doing a couple custume changes. Mom and the kids help walk dogs at the shelter and the kids are great at spending time with our dogs and making them feel comfortable and more at ease while at the shelter.

The whole family helps me by holding the dogs while I photograph them for our local paper and for placement on Pet Finder. Pet Finder is this amazing free website service available nation wide for helping animals get adopted by posting their photos on the site. Currently the site hosts some 12,500 adoption groups with over 275,000 animals on the site. Our local shelter page for the Jefferson County Animal Shelter page averages 175 hit per day where the average for the entire site is 157. We are fortunate to have families come from all over the Northwest to adopt our animals. It is not uncommon for a family to make the drive from Seattle for a dog or even as far as Oregon for a kitten. All the staff and dedicated group of volunteers work with one common goal of getting our animals adopted. We have several volunteers who work to write wonderful descriptive write-ups for each animal which aids in them being adopted.
In 2008 the Jefferson County Animal Shelter adopted 780 animals including: dogs, cats, horses, gerbils, birds and turtles. These are amazing stats for a small community of somewhere around 9000 residents.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Deja View Photography offers Children's Portrait Sessions

Last week I had the opportunity to photography two photo sessions, one with a handsome family of four and another with a lovely Mother and her children. I now have my studio, located next to my home set up for taking just this kind of individual or small family group portrait.

Last month on March 29th I attended a workshop with Colorado photographer Sandy Puc. The one-day workshop was held in Everett and this year her 2009 Tour topic was Tots 2 Teens. The program was packed with wonderful ideas on all the specifics of taking individual portraits from 18 months to 18 years plus ideas on marketing and advertising. This was my second workshop with her, last year I attended her Bellies and Babes workshop on photographing expectant mothers and very young babies.

Please give me a call to discuss my session fees and to set up an appointment for a portrait session with your family. You can reach me here in Port Townsend at (360) 385-2662.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

4-5 Jefferson County Animal Shelter Adoption Poster

This week we have so many animals available for adoption at our shelter I thought I would post the photos I took today and the poster I created. For more information on any of our animals at the JCA Shelter in Port Townsend just call 360 385-3292.