Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Santa is Coming to downtown Port Townsend December 5th

There's caroling in the streets with the Wild Rose Chorale from 1-3 pm, in-store refreshments and many shops will be open later On Saturday. Head to Haller Fountain for the annual Community tree lighting ceremony with and Santa arriving at 4:30 pm. Santa arrives by the Kiwanis Choo Choo Train to light the community tree, which is decorated with ornaments created by Port Townsend School children. After the tree lighting, Santa will visit with children at the Pope Marine Building to hear their Christmas wishes. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wonderful Kittens and Cats Available at Port Townsend Shelter

Last week I fell in love with Cleo this week it is the 6 month old kitten named Rhonda. She has the most beautiful coat and personality to match. Her sibling Rufus is also available for adoption from the Port Townsend shelter. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Anna + Drew Port Townsend Destination Wedding

I love all the images in the video of Anna and Drew's beautiful August wedding but perhaps my favorites are their reveal and the girls jumping with their flowers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Don't Fear Having Your Portrait Taken

One of my favorite types of photographs I enjoy taking is the professional head shot. I love using Westcott Spider lights in my Port Townsend studio. These constant lights create soft flattering light. Making a client feel comfortable in front of the camera to get an image that they are pleased with. I guarantee my work, if you are not happy in any way with your images from your session I will offer a free re-shoot.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bring Home a New Friend Today

Wonderful group of cats and dogs looking to be adopted at my local shelter here in Port Townsend. The Humane Society of Jefferson County is open Tuesday-Sunday 12-5 or you can call them at 385-3292.
Anyone have a favorite photo this week? I just learned that Pete was adopted on Tuesday. 

Stampington & Company Wedding Idea

Love this idea for guests at a fall wedding. My nephew did something similar to this for his wedding. Stampington Fall Wedding Idea If you haven't checked out all the publications visit Stampington and Company, tons of publications that will fit your perfect passion.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Reviews on Deja View Photography located in Port Townsend, Washington

Thank you to all my clients that have posted reviews about my business on my FB business page Deja View Photography Studio   I'm very appreciative of your kind words and support.

"I have known Deja for a long time. She does excellent photography and is a natural artist. I highly recommend her. Deja is a very giving person to the community as well. She takes photos of the dogs and cats at the local shelter which greatly increases the adoption rate. Be sure to use her services for your next family function or a portrait of you and yours. She does weddings, family reunions, high school class photos and incredible personal photos. I have used her services in the past and was very pleased."

"I could not have been more pleased with my son's high school graduation pictures that Deja took. She captured him perfectly and was willing to work with him to get the pictures we all wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend Deja to anyone. In fact, I will be setting my next appointment for a family portrait session soon."
"Deja was the best in getting me to relax and enjoy the process. Really outstanding photos were the result, have received lots of compliments on all the photos. Thank you Deja!"
"Deja was the best in getting me to relax and enjoy the process. Really outstanding photos were the result, have received lots of compliments on all the photos. Thank you Deja!"
J. T.

"We recently had our professional photos taken by Deja, which included our dog, the namesake of our business. She was incredibly patient, professional and creative. The photos came out great. We would highly recommend her."
V. M.
"I have been watching Deja's photo's over the past several years. I just love her pet photos and also her wedding/graduation/portrait photos. She is an excellent photographer and a wonderful person to get to know."
"Deja is a real pleasure to work with. She is able to capture those precious moments that you want to hold on to forever. Highly recommended."
"Great photographer! I'm so pleased with my new author photos."
"I've worked with Deja on three different sittings-every time I have been so impressed with her warmth and patience. Shooting an extended family group is no easy task and Deja managed to put everyone at ease while capturing beautiful moments. We've always been so impressed with both the quality of service she provides as well as the quality of images she captures. Highly recommend!!"
"Deja's enthusiasm and expertise show in each of her photos. A real pro!"
"My wife and I had portraits done by Deja. She was incredibly professional and creative. The whole process was a very enjoyable experience. We will be using her again in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to have great photos done!"

Main Street Raises $3000 for Jefferson Healthcare

Approximately 500 women came downtown on Oct. 1st for our 12th Annual Girls’ Night Out sponsored by PT Main Street, Jefferson Healthcare, Ozone Socks and generous participating merchants. All 500 goody bags sold out on the day of the event! And the raffle tickets were popular too--congrats to the ticket holder who won the $700 raffle prize. The day started out with the new “Tiara Trot,” and 65 women came Tiara Trotting. Thanks to all who supported Girls’ Night Out which raised over $3000 for Jefferson Healthcare screenings for women in need, and $3000 for our nonprofit Main Street Program. Thank you to The Belmont for hosting 90 women at the After Party--it was great fun! The food was incredible. 

The Clothes Horse was one of many of the generous merchants who donated to Girls' Night Out. So taking this photo at the store in front of the Ozone sock display was a perfect backdrop for the photo. Earlier this week I took this photo of Mari from PT Main Street displaying the check for $3000 that was given to Jefferson Healthcare here in Port Townsend. 

I'm looking forward to connecting with the winner of the raffle who won a photo session to my studio at Deja View Photography here in Port Townsend. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall in Love, Adopt Locally

The two kittens I was in love with got adopted yesterday. The Humane Society of Jefferson County has two smaller dogs available this week. I photographed Rosie and Carter while at the shelter yesterday. You can visit anyone of these cats or dogs at the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call the shelter at 385-3292.

Anyone have a favorite this week? 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Two Siblings Hoping to be Adopted Together

These two adorable kittens are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. Malcolm and Millie are siblings & about 7 months old. I spent some time with them last Sunday at the shelter. They are not only cute but affection but it is so sweet to see them interact together while playing in the cat room. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call the shelter at 385-3292.

These two kittens were adopted today 10/18 from the shelter. Yahoo!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bring a New Friend Home Today

I'm so in love with the two young cats I photographed today at the shelter. Little Millie and Malcolm are about seven months old and the shelter would like to see them adopted together. They are so playful and loving and the shelter has asked potential adopters that they consider them to be inside only cats. If I wasn't allergic to cats or my dogs got along with cats these two would be with me on my couch tonight.

You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call them at (360) 385-3292.

Anyone have a favorite animal they like on this weeks poster?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Girls' Night Out in Port Townsend with Main Street, the Belmont & Naked Winery

Approximately 500 women came downtown on Oct. 1st for our 12th Annual Girls’ Night Out sponsored by PT Main Street, Jefferson Healthcare, Ozone Socks and generous participating merchants. All 500 goody bags sold out on the day of the event! And the raffle tickets were popular too--congrats to C. Reed of Carlsborg who won the $700 raffle prize. Deja View Photography donated a session to my Port Townsend studio. 

The started the day with the new “Tiara Trot,” and 65 women came Tiara Trotting. There are still have a few T-shirts left if you didn’t get one ($10 each). Thanks to all who supported Girls’ Night Out which raised over $3000 for Jefferson Healthcare screenings for women in need, and $3000 for the Main Street Program. Thank you to The Belmont for hosting 90 women at the After Party--it was great fun and the food was delicious as was the wine provided by Naked Winery. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Adoption Poster

I can't take all of these sweet animals home with me so I volunteer to take their photos. The Humane Society of Jefferson  County is our local shelter here in Port Townsend and right now we have a lovely group of cats and dogs looking for homes. Trixie is an adorable puppy about four months old. You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday or call them at (360) 385-3292. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Deja View Photography Voted Best Photographer Jefferson County

Thank you to the the Peninsula Daily News for running this contest. It is an honor to be voted in 1st place. I appreciate all my clients who voted for Deja View Photography in this category. As a small business owner here on the Olympic Peninsula I take great pride in offering quality service to all my photography clients. I work to put all my clients at ease during their session whether photographing a High School Senior, business professional needing a head shot or putting a bride at ease on her wedding day. As Deja View Photography I offer a free pre-consultation if considering hiring my services. Give me a call today at (360) 385-2662 or visit my www.dejasphotos.com to see view my latest work. You can also follow me on Deja View Photography Studio 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Looking for Love in Port Townsend. Consider Adopting One of These Lovable Animals from the Humane Society

North Olympic Salmon Scholarship Deadline June 1. 2015

The Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications for this scholarship.  The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is a Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group and a member of the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group (RFEG) coalition and is pleased to be participating in the implementation of this scholarship award.  The Paul G. Ancich scholarship will be offered in only seven RFEG regions within Washington State.  Each of the seven RFEG's will be accepting and screening scholarship applications within their respective regions and select one nominee.  The nominees will then be forwarded to the FREG Coalition Scholarship Committee for final selection.  The intent of the Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship is to provide college support funds for a Washington State high School senior or a current college undergraduate student interested in pursuing a course of study in the natural sciences or related field.  One candidate will be awarded a $1400 scholarship toward the college of their choice.  Further details regarding application procedures and scholarship criteria is available in the counseling office or by contacting Reed Aubin at raubin@nosc.org, calling 360-379-8051 or at the website nosc.org/events/scholarship. Applications are to be postmarked and due no later than June 1, 2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thinking of Adopting a Shelter Cat of Dog? Contact the Humane Society of Jefferson County 360 385-3292

Since I took these photos for this weeks shelter poster Oakley was adopted on Tuesday. Lily is a playful young lady of two, while LB is a sweet, senior lab mix.  I love the detail in the borders of handsome Alfie's ears and the puffy cheeks that long haired Nolan has who is about two years old. I got to spend some time with Arrow the other day after I had finished taking photos. He is a sweet, shy boy deserving of new home.

You can visit the shelter Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call the Humane Society of Jefferson County at 360 385-3292.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Port Townsend High School Senior

I had been looking for the perfect frame so I could hang this image of a High School Senior on my office wall. I found it last weekend and just hung it the other day. One of the new products I offer clients is the ability to walk out of my studio with their images already matted so they can add them to frames that fit their family decor. The professional lab I use offers these wonderful double mats with the photo already mounted within and the mat and mounted on a 1/4 inch foam board.  

I want my clients to show off their beautiful images not place them in a box hoping to find time to get them matted and ready to frame. 

Candlelight Concert Here in Port Townsend

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What is it Like to Have Your Photo Taken by Deja View Photography?

How wonderful to have a client write a Blog post about her experience having me photograph her at my studio. Click on Melinda's Blog to see her entire post. Thanks to Tina Summers for doing Melinda's hair and makeup.

Melinda-What a lovely post, thank you for your kind words about my working with me. Had fun photographing you and sharing a bit of PT with you. We really laughed a lot, sometimes making it difficult to hold the camera still. Keep having fun exploring your new home. Deja of Deja View Photography

Goat Parade Marks Opening of Port Townsend Farmers Market

I was asked by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to take photos this morning at the PT Farmers Market. Oh my gosh the number of people that showed up for the goat parade and ribbon cutting ceremony was incredible. I was there early to stake a spot but found It was a bit overwhelming once the crowds showed up. Everyone had a camera/cell phone and wanted a photo of the adorable goats. I'm thinking the baby goats might be suffering from "paparazzi syndrome" or perhaps spent the rest of the day signing hoof autographs. Only in PT could you have a parade with a couple goats escorted around the market by talented musicians like Otto & Kristin Smith and some of their students. I love living in PT.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Candle Light Concert in Port Townsend April 23rd

Severals weeks ago I was asked to photograph the talented Madelyn Kowalski and Lisa Lanza. They have a concert coming up on April 23 at the Trinity United Methodist Church here in Port Townsend. It was my first time to meet Madelyn and her Mother but I have known Lisa for several years. Lisa played the piano for a wedding I photographed last fall. Should be a great concert with two very talented musicians.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tips For Picking Your Wedding Colors

One of the questions a couple may be struggling to figure out in their early wedding planning is to pick their wedding colors. I just ran across these two posts in TheKnot: The first article is 8 Steps to Choosing Your Wedding Colors  and the second article was Hot New Wedding Colors We Love  In the last article I loved the Rose+Willow+Creme theme along with Violet+Fuchsia+Avocado colors.

Here is an arrangement from a summer wedding I photographed a couple years ago at the Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo. The flowers arrangements were created by the bride's sister-in-law Deanna Kitchen.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Great Place for A Healthy Meal Here in Port Townsend

Living close to the Jefferson Healthcare Center is an advantage when needing quality care but it is also a great place for lunch. The food is incredible thanks to Chef Aaron Stark as well as being reasonably price. You can see the weekly menus posted on line so I thought I would share my good fortunate in finding their menu information. If you click on the image the menu will be a bit easier to read or visit their website. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Port Townsend Film Festival

How pleased I am that the Port Townsend Film Festival is using my image of "Women with Red Hat" to promote the Women and Film here in Port Townsend. The event is this weekend and here is a link to get all the details on the movies and how to purchase tickets. I attended the event today and it was a humbling experience to see this beautiful image on the big screen at the Rose Theatre. It was interesting to get feedback from fellow attendees at the event. Many women saw different things in this photograph and asked lots of questions about the model and how I created the image. What a fun experience for me to share my work and to talk to others about my photography.  http://www.ptfilmfest.com/index.html

Looking for Love

This handsome Boxer/Lab Retriever mix named Oakley is seeking a new home. He has the most beautiful shiny coat with a lovely combination of browns and black. He is a sweet guy and would make a great companion. It just takes one person to make a difference in this deserving dogs life. You can visit him at the Jefferson County Humane Society Tuesday-Sunday or call them at 385-3292. Please considering sharing his photo, it just takes one person to see him and want to take him home.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Need a Professional Head Shot Taken in Port Townsend.

Saturday I photographed my friend David who needed an updated portrait for his acting portfolio. He came by my Port Townsend studio and since the weather was so nice we were able to take this image outside. David wears many hats including photographer, film maker, actor and entrepreneur. He was at the Port Townsend Co-op last week demonstrating products from his business, Left Coast Raw located in Sherwood, Oregon.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wasn't It Just Christmas?

I truly do not know where the last couple months have gone. I'm at the shelter every week to take photos of the animals for adoption. Currently I'm editing photos from several professional head shots I have taken this week plus creating an album with photos from an event I photographed a couple weeks ago. I booked a September wedding this week, have a family session and another professional head shot scheduled for next week and an engagement session in another couple weeks. Life is good and I'm having fun working with all my clients including my pet friends at the shelter. 

You can visit the Humane Society of Jefferson County Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 or call them at 385-3292 for more details on any of the pets in this weeks poster. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Taking the Time to Be-Still

I'm excited to have signed up for an online class with Kim Klassen. The class is entitled Be Still-52 and has well over a hundred students from all over the world in the class. Each week we will be given a assignment or topic with a tutorial to inspire each of us in words and photographs around the weekly theme. This class will give me the opportunity to pull back a bit from my portrait photography to see things around me that I find daily however declare myself too busy to slow down and actually photograph.

I have deer daily bed down in my yard only feet from my front door. They usually arrive at night and seem to enjoy a pile of dirt that was delivered as a yard of dirt for a garden project but over the years it has eroded to a small mound. I think it must hold heat from the sun during the day and be perfect to rest on at night.

Yesterday afternoon this handsome, and rather worldly looking, young buck came into my yard and laid down only feet from my front door. I recognized him by the scaring on his face and realized I had seen him up the street several times a couple weeks ago. Inspired by my "Be Still" class I not only took the time to stop and watch him but grabbed my camera and photographed him. The afternoon light was lovely, as it is this time of year in the Pacific Northwest, and it reflected on and showed off the texture of his antlers. Counting the points led me to believe he is perhaps two and I pondered how tough his life is surviving in an area with so many coyotes, dogs and traffic. To take a few moments to just stand and watch him only feet from my front door was magical.