Monday, June 28, 2010

Portrait from the Past

Several months ago my friend Mort showed me the photo on the right of his Dad. He had visited his sister recently in New York and she had given him this photo small photo in a leather case. Mort's Father was working as a cosmetic salesman at the time this was taken. I had asked Mort several times about having his portrait taken but after seeing this image I thought it would be fun to take a current photo of Mort and add to it next to the image of his father.

Mort came to the studio a couple weeks ago and we took lots of different poses with hat, cigar and glasses. Instead of scanning his Father's image I took a photo of it with my Nikon camera and edited it in Photoshop. As I look more at this older photo I realized that there is the possibility of a whole generation who may not have printed photos that document their lives. So many families have cameras but often the images are on a cell phone or the Internet or even left on a memory card and not taken to be printed. This image is a reminder of how important printed images are in documenting the past.

Tell me what you do with your families photos? Do you still print your photos? Do you have them in an album? When is the last time you printed and framed an image?

Photo Session with Minnie

I had a wonderful time last week photographing Minnie, her stage name, and her Mom.  I met Marie and her daughter several weeks ago at the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Port Townsend American Legion. Marie and I set up a time to have Minnie come to my Port Townsend studio. She brought several outfits for her session, my favorite was her blue Cinderella's outfit. I also captured some really nice images of Mom and Minnie together. It was fun to work with Marie and Minnie, who was a nature at posing.

Animals Available for Adoption at Jefferson County Animal Shelter 6-28

When I arrived at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter last Sunday I was pleased to find so many animals had been adopted. Several cats including sweet Corky who had recently been renamed Ruby was one of them. Ruby had been at the shelter for nearly four months before the perfect came to the shelter and adopted her. The entire staff and all the volunteers were thrilled to hear this wonderful news.

Please give the Shelter a call 385-3292 today to get updates on any of the animals you see above in this week's poster. Or visit Petfinder

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Business Portraits with Local Allstate Staff

I was contacted by my local Allstate Agent Bill Hubbard and asked to photograph his staff for updated business cards. I have worked closely with Bill and his staff over the years to make sure I had the best coverage for my home, car and business. It was fun to work with Melissa, Josie, Matthew and Cynthia.

I have always appreciated the great customer service Melissa has offered in answering all my insurance questions over the years so it was fun to have her in the studio to take her portrait. Josie had brought her daughter Leah to my studio for a portrait session a couple months ago but this time it was Mom's turn to have her photo taken. Matthew is new to the Port Townsend office and during his portrait session I learned his father is Bill Hubbard and that he divides his time between the Port Townsend and Poulsbo Allstate offices.

Consider contacting me today if your staff needs updated images for either online or print advertising.  You can reach me at (360) 385-2662.