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.