Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Looking for a Port Townsend Senior Photographer?

Kudos to Port Townsend High School Senior Maddie Sarff-Foden

Port Townsend Seniors

Yesterday I finally got around to reading last week's Port Townsend Leader. I was really excited to see one of the 2012 Seniors I had photographed, mentioned not only once but twice, in the February 22nd issue. Maddie along with other students helped gather and present teddy bears and other stuffed toys to the Port Townsend Police Department. The toys are given by the police to help children who may have been involved in some traumatic event and are comforted by the toys. Maddie is part of the Port Townsend High School Interact Service Club that sponsored this activity.

Maddie was also mentioned in the Leader as one of the students who participated in the PT High School Future Business Leaders of America and took part in the Region competition. That region event was held at Bainbridge High School with over 400 attending. Maddie placed 2nd in regional and will be going on to the FBLA Seattle competition in April.

Congratulations to Maddie and all the other Port Townsend students mentioned in both the articles.

Real Simple Wedding Guide Available in Port Townsend

I just wrote a short article about a wedding guide planner available from Real Simple Magazine. Check out my post on Deja-View-Photography-Studio FB Page

Bird's Eye View of Uptown Port Townsend

Just a couple fun shots of a different side of Port Townsend that I don't see every day. I was visiting a friend who lives in the condos above Aldrich's market. I had my camera with me and took a couple shots from inside her condo and through the windows at the front of the building. I hadn't realized what a great view she had of the surrounding mountains.

For many years we owned a beautiful, fire engine red, 49 foot Rhodes Bounty. I always took for granted the lovely view of the Port Townsend waterfront as we did day sails around the bay. I sold the boat several years ago but wish I would have taken more pictures of the Port Townsend waterfront from the boat.

Shelter Photos by Deja View Photography-Animals Looking for Homes

This is the most current poster of animals looking to be adopted from the Humane Society of Jefferson County.  We have three adorable puppies from two different litters and one sweet kitten left from a litter of seven. Call the shelter, 385-3292 today for information on any of these wonderful animals needing a home here in Port Townsend.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Making a Unique Signature to Use in Your Email Reply

Most people probably use Outlook for their email account but I use Yahoo. I just struggled to update my Signature when sending an email and thought I would share how to do it if you haven't done it before or struggled like I just did. Previously I had my Blog address and my Website at Deja View Photography at the bottom of all my emails however because they are in Plain Text my clients can't link directly to my sites listed at the bottom of my email. If I changed the language to Rich HTML the signature includes links to my site but it looks pretty confusing in the email. The simplest way to reach my sites that you see at the bottom of my email is to copy and paste the address into the URL box at the top of you Internet page.

Here is the info on changing your signature if you use Yahoo. I copied this information from the Help Menu which is very useful if you know the right question to ask.

How do I add, edit, or delete a signature?
To add, edit, or delete a signature:
  1. Sign in to Yahoo! Mail.
  2. Click the Options menu in the upper-left corner, and select Mail Options from the pull-down list.
  3. Click Signature at the side.
  4. From the menu on the right, select a signature option:
    • Show a plain text signature: Allows you to create a simple, text-only signature.
    • Show a rich text signature: Allows you to choose the font, color, and size of the text in your signature, and also include images.
    • Don't use a signature: Select this to turn your signature off. Note that you can delete your signature in a message when you’d rather not send it.
  5. Next, add or change your signature by typing in the text area.
  6. To save your changes, close the Options tab (hover over the tab and click the X that appears).
Your signature now appears at the bottom of any message you create.
Note: If you create a rich text signature, it will only appear in rich text if you are composing your email in rich text mode. When composing an email, you can switch to rich text mode by clicking the Switch to rich text below the email's subject line.

Downtown Port Townsend Senior

This is one of my favorite images from Leah's Senior session on location in downtown Port Townsend. This image really pops when I had in printed as a metallic print which is one of the many products I offer Seniors who book their session at Deja View Photography.

Leah's Mother, Joyce Finch sent me this nice thank you note:
Thank you Deja for taking such amazing senior portraits of Leah! You seemed to capture her beautiful spirit as well as her appearance.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Loving Families Needed

This week's poster from the Humane Society of Jefferson County.  Since I created this poster on Sunday night, from images I took at the shelter, two of Miranda's kittens have been adopted. The two dark tabby kittens are still looking for a home. For more information on any of these animals call the shelter here in Port Townsend at (360) 385-3292.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

To Pinterest of Not to Pinterest?

My friend Gina Holeman invited me to join Pinterest several months ago. From Gina I learned one can only join Pinterest by receiving an invitation from a current member. Months ago I had logged on briefly and then forgot about the site until the other day when I got a marketing email talking about the success of Pinterest.  I think the parent company is Time Inc., that publishes Real Simple Magazine and is responsible for the Pinterest website. Pinterest is the fastest growing site, recently it hit 10 million unique visitors. An article I just read on the HubSpot Blog wrote that in the last 6 months the site has grown by 4000% and in one week it had 11 million hits in a week.

I have a subscription to Real Simple magazine and enjoy just relaxing and flipping through issues and folding over the pages of a good looking recipe or a decorating idea. I think that is why I enjoyed looking over the thousands of images on the Pinterest site. The bad part is I spend so much time on the Internet trying to update my Blog, my Face book fan page at, Deja View Photography Studio and my website at Deja View Photography  so I'm a hesitating a bit to spend too much time on the Pinterest site. However this weekend I logged on several times and uploading images to create new Boards and pinning other pictures to create other Boards. It made for a nice break from working on getting my taxes ready to meet with my accountant. I uploaded some of my favorite cat and dog images to share on "Boards" that are like story boards. With each "Board" or picture that is "Pinned" I can add my website so perhaps I will have fellow Pinterest members click the link to my

I would love to hear from others and what you think of Pinterest. I think perhaps most people really like it or others just think it is a waste of time. If you have time to leave a comment here and let me know what you think about the site.

You can visit my site by clicking on the link on the Gadget articles and links on the right side of my Blog page. If already a member just search for Deja Webster.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wedding Planning in Port Townsend-Use Dressy Group

I just discovered this great website. It is part of the company Pantone but this Dressy Group site is devoted to weddings. Pantone is a company that produces one of the products I use to color correct my in-studio and outdoor images. Pantone's website offers anything and everything to do with color.

Dressy Group offers everything one would need when planning a wedding, from dresses to invitations to building storyboards and sample swatches unique to your wedding's colors, invitations, music, seating etc. What a fun site for the bride planning her perfect wedding day.

If you are planning a wedding here in Port Townsend consider contacting Deja View Photography to photograph your wedding. I offer five different collections starting at three hours of coverage to complete wedding day coverage.  My collections can be structured to fit your individual wedding day needs. I would love to set up an appointment to meet with you here at my studio to discuss your wedding day. You can reach me at (360) 385-2662.

In just the last two weeks I have booked two weddings to be held here in Port Townsend. I know both these couples have been able to reserve the Port Townsend Elks Club for their wedding reception. I can't wait to photograph both these young couples and to share their engagement session images here.  The weather is still cool and wet here in Port Townsend but the trees are starting to bud and crocus are sprouting and love is in the air.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Share Your Love-Adopt Today

There were a lot of adoptions from the Humane Society of Jefferson County last week. Thanks to all the wonderful families that opened their home to our shelter animals. I volunteered at the shelter today so this poster shows all the animals currently available for adoption. You can check out petfinder to learn more about each of these wonderful animals.

Lovely Miranda has a batch of kittens that are currently in foster care but should be available soon for adoption. Miranda is one of the most beautifully marked cats I have ever photographed. She is a lovely, petite young cat that deserves to find a caring family to give her a new home.

Call, 385-3292, the Humane Society of Jefferson County for more information on Miranda and any of the other animals currently available for adoption.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweet Rita

Port Townsend Family Portrait

What a fun family to photography. The Frederickson's had their entire family visiting here in Port Townsend and asked me to document this special occasion. At one time there was an additional dog in the scene, all looking at the camera, but this image was the family's favorite. I love the way the family coordinated their outfits. To me photographing them in front of their home was as important to telling their story as is the fact that everyone was together for this portrait. I just had this wonderful image printed out as a 11x14 on lovely luster paper and hung the 16x20 framed image in my studio today.

Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 Senior on Location in Port Townsend

Zander is a confident young man who attends Port Townsend High School. Zander wanted an outdoor session to include a series of photographs from around downtown Port Townsend. These three were in front of City Hall and on the Historical Society steps. The color and texture add a depth to the photo that makes this type of fun image different than an image taken in my Port Townsend studio. The light was perfect the December afternoon I took these images.

It is not too early to start thinking about having your Senior Portrait taken if you are going to be a Senior in 2013. Give me a call today, 385-2662, if you want to stop by the studio to visit and schedule an appointment for a session as soon as school is out.

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