Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Port Townsend Photographer-Deja View Photography Portrait Studio

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Had fun today photographing a client who needed a picture for her portfolio. Love working in my studio with my big Westcott soft boxes, that offer lovely flattering light.

Fall in Love in Port Townsend-Adopt from the Humane Society of Jefferson County

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The shelter currently has several dogs and a number of cats looking for new homes. Anyone of these sweet animals would make a lovely addition to any home. They deserve to start the new year in a new home. You can visit the Port Townsend shelter Tuesday-Sunday or call them at (360) 385-3292.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Butterfly and Grasshopper Seeking Homes

What a handsome group of cats and dogs looking for homes this week. You can visit the Humane Society of Jefferson County Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292 for more information on any of the animals on this weeks poster.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Handsome Lad Looking for a Home in Port Townsend.

This handsome three year old Husky/Labrador Retriever named Bing is looking for a home. He is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Jefferson County. You can stop by and visit Bing Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or call the shelter at 385-3292 for details about this good looking lad.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Girls' Night Out in Port Townsend October 3rd Until 8 p.m.

Girls' Night Out has already started here in Port Townsend and runs until 8 p.m. tonight. Raffle tickets are available as you visit any of the local Uptown & Downtown business sponsoring GNO. Raffle tickets are $5 & 1 winner will be picked to receive prizes valued at over $600 including a studio portrait session & an 8x10 from Deja View Photography.

Goodie Bags are for sale for $10 and 50 of these bags contain a complementary mini-studio session from Deja View Photography  and 1 digitally sized image to use as your Facebook profile image on your home page. I can't wait to hear from lucky participates who find one of my complimentary gift certificates in their Goodie Bag.

Proceeds benefit such a worthy local cause, the Jefferson County Public’s Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit. This event is
sponsored by the
Port Townsend Main Street Program, Jefferson Healthcare, and participating businesses.
 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

10 Things to Think About When Preparing for Your Senior Session

1. Wear something you love and feel comfortable in like a favorite top. Clients of all ages know what clothes and colors they look great in. Often a favorite color is also the same one you look best in.
 
 

2. Bring along fun accessories that tell the story that makes you unique. Last year I had three Seniors who played the violin and they all made their instrument part of their session. Zander loved his favorite hat and used this image as his photo for his yearbook and I photographed Cory at his home on his bike.

3. Bring several different outfits. Try to avoid short sleeves and plaids or strips.

4. Think about your favorite location. Did you grown up hanging out in the bunkers, or on the beach out at Fort Worden? The park maybe the perfect spot to capture your Senior images? The variety of different colored and textured bunker walls make for beautiful backgrounds as do the grasses and the beach. Do you love our historical buildings in downtown Port Townsend with all the brick work and colorful walls? Downtown alleys offer great fun backgrounds for a session.
 
 
5. Wear something fun but probably best to avoid bright strips or plaids when planning your outfits. Something too bright or distracting may take away from your portrait.

6. Have some some fun ideas from a magazine like Ellie or Vanity Fair? Bring those clipping along to your session. You might have an idea for a great pose you would like to recreate.

7. I will work with you and share some common tips on posing to create the most flattering image of you for your session.

8. If you are doing a studio session and want to bring along a favorite CD to play during your session.

9. Remember to bring a comb or brush to your session.

10. If bringing along several different outfits take the time to put them on a hanger not balled up in a bag with so many wrinkles it will detract from your portrait.

Contact Deja, local Port Townsend Photographer, and owner of Deja View Photography at 385-2662 to schedule at session today.

Looking for a Port Townsend or Chimacum High School Senior Photographer? Contact Port Townsend Photographer Deja View Photography

Jody was a 2013 High School Senior that I photographed earlier in the year. Now is the perfect time to call Deja View Photography about setting up an appointment to have your 2014 Senior photo taken. I offer in-studio or on-location sessions, multiple outfit changes and poses plus a variety of photography products from metal prints to large art canvas.

My business, Deja View Photography just received a certificate from Peninsula Daily News recognizing me as a Finalist, or runner up, in the category of Best Photographer for Jefferson County in a poll taken by the Peninsula Daily News. I received the same honor last year in the PDN poll.

Give me a call today to schedule a visit to my Port Townsend studio for a free consultation to discuss your photo session. You can reach me at (360) 385-2662.

Looking to Adopt a Cat or Dog. Visit Humane Society of Jefferson County in Port Townsend

Kenai was adopted earlier this week.
The Humane Society of Jefferson County is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5. You can visit anyone of these sweet cats or handsome dogs today the Port Townsend shelter. As a Port Townsend Photographer it is a wonderful feeling to be able to give back to the community by volunteering weekly at the shelter photographing animals available for adoption. You can reach the shelter at 385-3292.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Looking to Book Your High School Senior Session before the Monsoons Hit the Port Townsend/Chimacum area?


Port Townsend, and Chimacum High School Seniors now is the time to think about scheduling your Senior photo session. The deadline for the submitting images to the Chimacum yearbook is November 1 and Port Townsend is later around the first week in January. Hopefully we still have some lovely fall days ahead before the monsoons move in making it a bit more difficult to take book an on location session. When the weather does change my studio offers a great alternative to capture images indoors. Here is a little video from a couple years ago with a variety of high school students including Seniors.

Contact Port Townsend Photographer Deja Webster at Deja View Photography to set up a complimentary consultation meeting. You can reach me here in Port Townsend at 385-2662 or visit my website at Deja View Photography.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Life You Save May Be Your Own-Adopt Today

What a handsome group of cats and dogs looking to be adopted this week from the Humane Society of Jefferson County. You can visit the shelter, here in Port Townsend, on Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292. It just takes one person to make a difference & decide to adopt one of these deserving animals.

Fun Event Coming to PT-Port Townsend Film Festival

 
Coming up is the 14th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival held here is Port Townsend.  The festival runs September 20-22. This image is a screen shot from the PTFF website. I did not take this picture of Karen Allen who is the guest speaker for this years festival.

Click on their link to go directly to their home page to see all the great films and activities involved with this fun weekend. My favorite event is attending the Taylor Street Outdoor Cinema which is offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Everyone sits outside on bales of hay provided by the festival and watches the movie together, really a lot of fun to do. Remember to dress warmly as our evenings are cooling down quickly now that it gets dark around 8.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Looking for a Port Townsend or Chimacum Senior Photographer? Deja View Photography's studio is located in Port Townsend.

Now is a perfect time to book your High School Senior Session. The weather has been great and either early morning or late afternoon offers lovely lighting at almost any location around Port Townsend or Chimacum to capture your image.

As a local Photographer here in Port Townsend I offer in-studio or on-location sessions and a variety of print packages and products. Many Seniors order traditional prints but also purchase fun Brag Books, metal prints or art canvas of their favorite images. What ever type of session you book it includes a variety or poses, unique props that you can bring along that are unique to you, multiple outfit changes and if on location it can include more than one location like Fort Worden, downtown Port Townsend or at Chezemoka Park.

I usually meet with Seniors and their parents first for a free initial consultation and discuss the session, posing, clothing options, my print packages and products. If it sounds like you are interested in working with me we set a time for the Senior session at that meeting. Next is the session itself.  After that I review and edit the photos and have the Senior and their parents back to look over the images and pick out their favorites. Once prints and products are ordered it takes about a week to have an order ready for pick up and review in my studio. I strive to make each session unique for each Senior to capture this special time in their life. I provide excellent customer service and offer products that a family will treasure for years to come.

My September schedule is booking up quickly. Give me a call today at 385-2662 to set up a time to photograph your session while you still have that great summer tan and a more flexible schedule before school gets in full gear. You can visit my Deja View Photography to see more of my work.

Thinking of Adopting a Cat in Port Townsend-Consider Adopting from the Humane Society of Jefferson County

Marco was adopted yesterday from the Port Townsend shelter. To visit anyone of the other cats, available from the Humane Society of Jefferson County, you can visit the shelter Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or call them 385-3292.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More Information on Local Women Attacked by Bag of Dog Food

I'm re-posting a Blog post that I wrote in mid-December. Last August I fell and shattered my wrist. Today is the one year anniversary of the great fall that changed my life. My wrist and shoulder are still healing but today I'm counting my blessing on how I have recovered from my injury. There are so many things I once took for granted that I don't anymore. Every day I feel so lucky to be able to stand in a shower, squeeze a tube of toothpaste, put a sweater over my head, tie my shoes, use a can opener, drive my car, take my dogs for a walk and pick up a penny with my left hand. Best of all I can still hold a camera and take beautiful images of my clients.

Anyone have a similar experience they would like to share?

December 2012
Well I wasn't really attacked. Just over three months ago I was dragging a 40 pound of dog food across my living room floor when I somehow my got foot caught on a throw over my couch and fell straight back on my wrist. I went down like a tree. I jumped up thinking I was fine until I saw my wrist hanging the wrong way and swelling so quickly I could hardly remove my watch. Immediately I canceled the Senior session I had in an hour, put the darn bag of dog food away, fed the dogs, put the rest of the groceries I had just bought away and called a friend to meet me at the emergency room.

So through all of this I never once thought of calling 911 since the hospital is only a couple minute walk from my home. I headed out the house and up my drive when I realized I still had groceries in my car. So I grabbed the bag and headed up the street to find someone home to give me a ride to the hospital. At the second house my neighbor was at home. The poor guy looked afraid as he opened the door since by now I was white as a sheet. He immediately asked how he could help. I told him I needed him to take my groceries, help me remove the light meter that was handing off my belt loop, that I couldn't get off, and give me a ride to the ER. Did I mention I had to use the restroom before I left the house. It was more than a struggled to get my jeans back up since I was using one hand and couldn't get them buttoned. Plus I hadn't been able to undo the knot that fed through the loop of my jeans that was attached on the other end to my light meter that hung at my knees.
 
The ER visit didn't go well, it wasn't just a broken my wrist, it was a badly shattered wrist that required surgery the next day. It took two surgeons three hours to put my wrist back together with one plate and six pins. Later on I found out that just that hardware or implant cost $18,000. I have been lucky not to have any real experience with medical bills in my life so all this has been quite a learning experience. I spent six weeks in a cast and then unfortunately when the cast was removed I found out my hand had become swollen and developed something called complex regional pain syndrome. This syndrome is incredibly painful and required lots of occupational therapy. Then an MRI found I had hurt my shoulder during the "crash" which meant additional physical therapy. Next I came down with a virus and landed back on the couch for a week.
 
Today I can laugh out loud as I write this. I wanted to wait to post this when I felt I really was on the road to recovery. I'm back photographing both on location and in the studio. In fact 10 days after my surgery I was photographing a Senior session in downtown Port Townsend using my bulky cast as a portable tripod and balancing my Nikon D700 on it.
 
I will post more later but just wanted clients to know I never stopped photographing except for the period just after my surgery. I have completed two beautiful wedding albums and have had a wonderful time with all the Seniors I have been working with to get there sessions completed and images picked for the yearbook. It is not too late to book a Senior session or any session to have images for Christmas gifts, just give me a call, 385-2662, to set up an appointment.

My next post might be the 10 things I missed most not being able to use my left hand or the 10 things I'm most grateful for after surviving a tough three months. I feel very blessed with all the help and support from my family, friends, medical staff and clients. Blue skies ahead...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Looking to Adopt a Boxer? Tia is Available at the HSJC in Port Townsend

Lot of adoptions last week at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. Right now the shelter has one dog Tina, two kittens and two adult cats. You can visit the Port Townsend shelter on Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or you can reach them at (360) 385-3292.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Considering Adopting A Pet? Visit the Humane Society of Jefferson County

Lots of adoptions at the Port Townsend shelter this week. There are still several lovely black cats including sister & brother Lily and Tiger. Tia is a sweet Boxer just waiting to find the perfect home. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Saturday 12-5 or call then at (360) 385-3292.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

7 Reasons to Adopt A Black Cat

You can visit anyone of these beautiful black cats at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The Port Townsend shelter is open from 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday and their number is (360) 385-3292.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 
A handsome family photo from my session last Wednesday. Vicki, who lives in Iowa, found me on the internet & called to book a family session while visiting the Olympic Peninsula.
 A fun photo of siblings, Kirsten & Aaron, who came to the studio last week for a session with his family. Aaron lives in Seattle & his family flew in from Iowa to spend the week vacationing on the Olympic Peninsula.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Port Townsend Photography-High School Senior Portraits in Studio or on Location

Now is the perfect time to contact me about setting up a free consultation for a Senior session. Since school starts in a couple weeks booking now should be bit easier before the school year begins. The weather is great & the late summer light is beautiful in the early morning or early evening. These images are from last fall when Cory booked a studio session & an on location session. I photographed him in my Port Townsend studio then with his bike at his home & then more photos were taken at Fort Worden. 

Fort Worden offers such a great variety of colored backgrounds, from the bunkers, to the beach with soft yellow and green grasses.  The Fort is really one of my favorite spots to photograph Seniors. Downtown Port Townsend is also a popular location many High School Seniors pick for their on location session. Historical downtown offers old worn bricks, limestone grays, old weathered doors, cool back alleys with great light and wonderful textured backgrounds.

Call me today at Deja View Photography, located in Port Townsend, at 385-2662 to book a free consultation to discuss the perfect Senior session to capture your unique likes and interests.

Save a Life. Adopt a Cat or Dog from the Port Townsend Shelter Today.

Make a difference today for one of these sweet shelter animals seeking a new home. The Humane Society of Jefferson County, our local shelter here in Port Townsend, has several dogs including Tia an adult Boxer available for adoption. Currently the shelter has several adult and young cats including at least 3 kittens available for adoption. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Port Townsend & Chimacum High School Seniors Now Is the Time

Now is a perfect time to book your High School Senior Session. The weather has been great and either early morning or late afternoon offers lovely lighting at almost any location around Port Townsend or Chimacum to capture your image.

I offer in studio or on location sessions and a variety of print packages and products. Many Seniors order traditional prints but also purchase fun Brag Books, metal prints or art canvas of their favorite images. What ever type of session you book it includes a variety or poses, unique props that you can bring along that are unique to you, multiple outfit changes and if on location it can include more than one location like Fort Worden, downtown Port Townsend or at Chezemoka Park.

I usually meet with Seniors and their parents first for a free initial consultation and discuss the session, posing, clothing options, my print packages and products. If it sounds like you are interested in working with me we set a time for the Senior session at that meeting. Next is the session itself.  After that I review and edit the photos and have the Senior and their parents back to look over the images and pick out their favorites. Once prints and products are ordered it takes about a week to have an order ready for pick up and review in my studio. I strive to make each session unique for each Senior to capture this special time in their life. I provide excellent customer service and offer products that a family will treasure for years to come.

My August schedule is booking quickly so give me a call today at 385-2662 to set up a time to photograph your session while you still have that great summer tan and a more flexible schedule before school starts.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thinking of Adopting A Dog or Cat? The Port Townsend Shelter is the Place to Visit

What a sweet group of cats and dogs available to be adopted from the Humane Society of Jefferson County, our local shelter here in Port Townsend.

Tiger and Lily are just 9 months old and are brother and sister. They have always been together and get along so well it would be wonderful if they could be adopted together. It is so fun watching them play together when they are out in the cat room at the shelter. Look at that pose from Tiger as she lounges in the cat room.

Then there is Spud, a new puppy to the shelter. What a handsome and sweet dog. He is a combination of Shepherd and Basset Hound so a beautiful face on a Hound body so he is smaller than a traditional Shepherd. He is a love bug and every time I tried to photograph him he fell up against Sharon the volunteer who was helping me on Sunday.

The Port Townsend shelter is open from 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday or you can reach them at 385-3292 for more information about any of the animals pictured on the poster.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Our Love will Live Forever-Thinking About Adopting a Pet? Visit Humane Society of Jefferson County in Port Townsend

What a handsome line up of adorable animals looking for homes here in Port Townsend at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. Lucky has the sweetest smile, Hazel's markings make her a beauty, look how regal handsome Shadow is and Velvet is a love bug that wants to sit on your lap and be petted.

If you have room in your home and heart consider adopting one of these deserving animals. You can visit the shelter from Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 or reach them at (360) 385-3292.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy Anniversary


Happy Anniversary to Karla and Gabe who were married a year ago today. Their beautiful wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church here in Port Townsend and the reception was held at the local Elks Club. I created a short video with some of the still images from their special day. Here is the link to their wedding video on my website http://www.dejasphotos.com/p767353550/h16489210#h16489210

Friday, August 2, 2013

Port Townsend Photographer offers Clients Fun Videos

This afternoon Kennon's Mom booked a studio session with me. His image was one of the winners in the Port Townsend Adorable Kids Photo Contest Winners held earlier this year. Each category winner won a free studio session with Deja View Photography. I photographed Kennon last year when he was two in my Port Townsend studio. I wanted to post this link to my website if you haven't seen this adorable video I created with his images. It is the last video on this page http://www.dejasphotos.com/f991277659

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Looking to Adopt a Pet? Consider Adopting a Dog or Cat from Port Townsend Shelter

This weeks poster of adorable cats & dogs looking to be adopted. Please consider clicking the sharing the link to this poster, it only takes 1 person to see 1 of these deserving animals & give them a home. The Humane Society of Jefferson County can be reached at 385-3292 & is open 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday.

8-2 Sable was adopted today from the Port Townsend shelter.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Port Townsend Wedding-Janell & Andrew's Wedding


Port Townsend High School Senior

One of the Port Townsend High School Seniors I photographed last year. Downtown Port Townsend has lots of wonderful locations to get a unique images for local Seniors looking to have fun on location images.

Now is the time to start thinking about booking your 2014 Senior session. Book you session now before school begins as this gives you more flexibility on scheduling. If you call me today we can set up a no-obligation meeting to talk about what to wear, locations to be photographed at that reflect your unique personality, products I offer and session fees. Last year the Brag books and Thin Wrap Canvas were really popular. Call me today at 385-2662.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Downtown Business Windows on Display






I'm always impressed by the talent that goes into creating wonderful display windows. Anytime of year local Port Townsend business have eye stopping displays in their store windows. Fall events like the Film Festival and Wooden Boat Festival is a great time to see really creative window displays.

I had never heard of Zentangle until I saw this great window display at Olympic Art & Office here in Port Townsend. You should check out their window & all the products they offer on creating your own Zentangle artwork.  Several employees of the store shared their creations in the store window.

Here is a link to a Blog with more information about this cool art form http://zentangle.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Looking to Adopt a Cat or Dog? Contact the Humane Society of Jefferson County in Port Townsend

Here is this weeks group of handsome dogs and cats looking to be adopted from our Port Townsend shelter.
The shelter has an assortment of kittens available too. Since the poster I create each week is limited in space I wasn't able to post photos of all the kittens currently at the shelter.

You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 and they can be reached at 385-3292.

Beautiful Story of Daughter Throwing Fake Wedding for Dad

I lost two of my Great Aunts in the last couple weeks so nearly everything brings me to tears these days. This unusual wedding story was on the Today Show  A daughter put together her own wedding, without a groom, so her dying Dad could attend her wedding before his death due to pancreatic cancer.

Here is the Yahoo video link a friend shared on Facebook.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sunny Weather for Rakers 10th Anniversary Car Club Show in Port Townsend

Some fun collage of images I took this year and last at the Rakers Car Show here in Port Townsend, Washington. This year was the Clubs 10 show at Memorial field in Port Townsend. Over 200 beautiful cars where on display. I'm really attracted to the details of the cars versus an image of the entire car. The beauty is in the detail...

Visit DejaViewPhotographyStudio on Facebook

Excited about sharing some recent images from my maternity session with Matthew & Melissa & newborn session with the Nobel family and baby John.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Equitese Pony Club Member


 
A collage of some recent images I took of one of the young participants of the Port Townsend Equitese Pony Club. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

One Person Can Make a Difference for Sadie

6-11 Sadie was just adopted from the Port Townsend shelter this morning. This is such wonderful news for all of us that have been in love with her during her stay at the shelter. Thank you to her new family.
All it takes is the right person to be able to offer this sweet cat a new home. You can visit Sadie at the Humane Society of Jefferson County, our local shelter here in Port Townsend, Washington. The shelter is open from 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday and can be reached by calling (360) 385-3292.

Unconditional Love for a Lifetime

This weeks handsome group of animals looking to be adopted from the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The Port Townsend shelter is open from 12-5 Tuesday-Friday and you can reach them by phone at (360) 385-3292.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rich is Not How Much You Have, It's Who You Have Beside You. Adopt a Pet Today!

Today is the perfect day to visit the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The shelter is open from 12-5 Tuesday-Saturday and can be reached at 385-3292. Lots of wonderful cats and dogs looking for new loving homes.