Friday, October 23, 2009

Deja View Photography Offers Studio Portraits

Leah, a new client, came to my studio yesterday for a portrait session. I had a wonderful time working with her taking a variety of photos with different outfits and using some fun props in the photos.

I do offer High School Senior portraits but recently I have had several "over 50 seniors" come to my studio for portraits. I think my studio soft boxes create a lovely flattering light perfect for this type of portrait. I offer additional editing to each photo that gives an even softer look to the final image. This type of portrait would make a special holiday gift to give to a family member as a print, canvas print or the photo could used as a Christmas card. I have several open time slots available for the last week of October.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boy Do We Have Kittens at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter

We have a lot of young kittens at the Shelter just waiting to get adopted. Call the Jefferson County Animal Shelter at (360) 385-3292 for more details on types, ages and sexes that are available.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Deja View Photography offers New Product-16x20 Canvas Print

I just delivered this image as a 16x20 canvas to this family this weekend. The colors and texture of the canvas really made the image pop. This proud new Grandfather is holding his first Grand-daughter who turned a month old the day after this session.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Port Townsend Engagement Session with Bobby & Sally

What a wonderful time I had with Bobby and Sally during their engagement session today. They were great to work with and I got some fun images for them to share with their friends and family. I'm looking forward to photographing their wedding in November here in Port Townsend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10-5 Jefferson County Animal Shelter Adoption Poster

These are the latest photos of animals available for adoption at our shelter. We have some really adorable kittens and several adult cats. Fortunately only two dogs right now, Violet and Bitsey. Please give the Shelter a call, 385-3292, for updates on the availability of these animals and any additions to the shelter.

10-4 School of Athens Lecture Series with Photographer Phil Borges

What a wonderful lecture I attended this afternoon at the Rose Theatre with Phil Borges. His images were portraits from his travels all over the world including Tibet, Kenya, and Peru. His presentation included haunting images of monks and nuns that had been jailed in Tibet and had made their way to freedom in Dharamsala. I didn't realize until I searched his website that I believe I heard him speak as part of a panel discussion in 2007 at the Microsoft Pro Summit in Redmond. I think everyone who left the lecture was touched by the images we saw and the work he is doing with projects like Women Empowered Project, the Tibetan Portrait and Enduring Spirit exbibit. As an ex-Elementary teacher his work with Bridges of Understanding, an online program connecting school children all over the world, was just amazing.

Here is a link to Phil's website to view some of his images:
And a link to his work with Bridges of Understanding:

From the School of Athens website:
Award-winning Seattle photographer and lecturer Phil Borges, has documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world for over twenty-five years. His books and exhibitions include Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion (a deep look into the displacement and marginalization of a spiritual culture), Enduring Spirit (celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), The Gift (documenting the work of medical teams providing reconstructive surgery to children in the developing world), and Women Empowered (focusing on extraordinary women who are breaking through gender barriers and conventions in the developing world).

The next speaker is on November 8th with Tom Joyce and it will be held at the Rose here in Port Townsend.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sweet Sophie

My friend Ruth lost her long-time companion Sophie last week. Sophie and her doggie pal Belle were both my first real dog models other than my dog Max. Both Sophie and Belle posed for many of my early photos as I chased them around Ruth's home everytime I went for a visit. Belle unfortuantely passed away back in May. Neither of them could have know the impact they had on my photography. Because of the confidence I gained by photographing them I decided to volunteer at my local shelter, Jefferson County Animal Shelter, just over four years ago. There I photograph animals for adoption every Sunday and while my part is small in the scheme of things at the shelter and its wonderful volunteers and staff there I think my photos have aided in animals getting adopted. So in a round about way the legacy of Sophie and Belle is that they have helped with hundreds, if not thousands of animals, get adopted over the last four years. They both will live on in my heart.

Port Townsend Portrait Session

I had a wonderful portrait session with this sister and brother a couple months ago. I hope to have them back in the studio again soon for more fun shots.