More Underwater Pool Photography

More Underwater Pool Photography

We had several models at our conference workshops, and two of them agreed to do an underwater pool session! I borrowed a voluminous red dress and we all jumped in! Again, just magical and SO MUCH FUN. If you have access to a heated pool and would like to do a session,...
Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography

I attended a photography conference in Arizona earlier this year. They told us there was a pool and mentioned something about underwater photography. Well, that sounded very interesting! So I found the cheapest decent underwater housing that I could, for my little...
Portland Creative Floral Portraits

Portland Creative Floral Portraits

Cobalt Studio is a fantastic photo studio here in Portland. It’s huge, it includes a ton of wardrobe and jewelry, and there are lots of backgrounds including a giant white cyc wall. (They also have a bathtub!) For the last couple years, they hosted special...
Personal Series: Like a Mother

Personal Series: Like a Mother

I found a call for entry for a photography show with the theme of “Like a Mother.” I said to myself, Ooh, that’s such a rich topic, ripe for so many possibilities! I didn’t have any existing work that felt like it worked, so I put out a model call in a local Facebook...
Colorful Body Paint Photography

Colorful Body Paint Photography

MUA: Emily Models: Zoe, Miranda Location: My garage! A few months after our creative flower portrait session, Emily and Zoe wanted to do a session with colorful body paint! Zoe’s friend Miranda joined too. I contributed gels again to make some really cool...
Creative Flowers

Creative Flowers

I wanted to create some portraits with flowers and petals. Zoe and Emily and I worked together and made some beautiful, colorful images! Model: Zoe Carina Makeup artist: Emily Claire I used three lights: the main light overhead, a hair/rim light with a grid behind and...
Dramatic Guitar Portraits

Dramatic Guitar Portraits

OBSESSED!! Grace is a musician and models too. I wanted to practice some dramatic rim lighting with the guitar. They came out perfectly–I am always thrilled when the image in my head actually appears in my camera!
Mountains

Mountains

I’m from the PNW, so a horizon without a mountain in it just feels so empty! I could see Mt Rainier from my childhood window, and now that I live in Portland, I love seeing Mt Hood and how it changes throughout the year. Here’s a few images of mountains...
Abstracts & ICM

Abstracts & ICM

I started playing with Intentional Camera Movement a couple years ago, but more recently have been practicing more and more. It is so much fun to throw the ‘rules’ of photography out the window! Every frame is a little bit different, which makes it...
Trees

Trees

I’m Pacific Northwest born and bred; I grew up with a forest at my back door (literally!). I love being among the trees–the way it smells of fresh air and earth and pine sap. The lush ever-greenery is imprinted on me! You can’t help but be calm and...
Personal: The Egg!

Personal: The Egg!

Earlier this year, Zack Arias announced a new project, dedpxl. It’s a series of photographic assignments, with a critique by Zack and his wife at the end of each one. The critiques are really interesting, mostly because Zack is so no-nonsense and doesn’t...
Dramatic Yoga Photography in the Woods

Dramatic Yoga Photography in the Woods

I had some visions for playing in the nearby wooded park with light and dark, and realized that since my mom was coming for a visit, I could use her as a model. She teaches/does yoga, so I figured that would be a great way to use and show the light the way I wanted,...