Portrait Photography

On the Road…

Jyo and I started our road trip, together in the same car this time, leaving from Saint Helens to meet up with one of her dearest friends in Tahoe, California. It was a short trip with only one overnight (thanks KOA…again) but we managed to squeeze in a visit to an old church by the side of the road that just begged to be photographed. A junk of abandoned highway nearby provided some needed leg stretching for Jyo. Tahoe was lovely by the way. I never actually photographed the beautiful water of the lake but had a wonderful time photographing Jyo’s reunion with her soul sister. Or…should I say…soul sisters…? 😉


Denise…

While taking some time to enjoy Phoenix during our road trip, we paused for a quick headshot session
for a dear friend.


On the road…

Monument Rocks, Kansas…

Monument Rocks stick up out of the otherwise flat, Kansas landscape like an illusion. Jyo had been there many years before and was able to describe it to me but I still didn’t have any notion of how anything that could be described as “pyramid like” could be found anywhere in the expanse of Kansas landscape I saw around us. The drive up reveals them only at the last minute and takes you completely by surprise. Access to the area is from a long dirt road but is easily drivable in dry conditions. There are no parking restrictions and its on private land so you can just drive right up to them. We spent nearly 2 hours there…seeing only one other small family group the entire time…photographing and exploring. The rock here is comprised mostly of chalk. Its so soft you can affect it by scratching it with your fingernail…though I expect it took a little more than fingernails to carve the heart-shaped rock we found there.

Up next…a night in Wyoming.


On the road…

I took a break after Utah, to rest and prepare for the next part of my road trip…meeting Jyo in Kansas to make the drive with her, caravan style, back to Oregon. I met her in Lawrence, where she was visiting with her sister and her family, having just completed the first leg of HER journey from Virginia. After over a month apart, it was so wonderful so see Jyo again and to begin our adventures together. We spent a few days there and were even able to see her niece in a school production of Much Ado About Nothing before we hit the road again. It was the first live theater I’ve seen in over a year and those kids put on one hell of show. Masks and all…they made it all work and they made it all fun.

Next up…on the road…together finally…from Kansas to Oregon.


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Naomi and Anne Marie…

Sometimes you get to photograph dear friends. And sometimes, you get to photograph dear friends to help their small businesses. Both of these things make me very, very happy. My last official photoshoot before I move to Oregon next week, and I’m so thrilled to go out with love and wonderful photographs of  Naomi Beck and Anne Marie Vincent on a perfect spring morning.


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In the artist’s studio: Sharon Shapiro….


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Sarah…


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Anya…


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Eamon in the studio today…

Always quietly so happy when a friend asks me to photograph them.


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A 10 Year Anniversary for Aly and Zach…

Aly and Zach asked me to photograph them in front of Charlottesville landmark, The Paramount Theater, and their wedding venue, 10 years ago.
There’s always time for love…

 


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Claire…


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Headshots for Isabella…


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Jason…


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Audrey…


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Granger’s Senior Photoshoot…

 


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When Joe drops by, he brings a friend…


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In the Studio…


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Rylan’s Senior Shoot at Four County Players…


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Miranda…


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Projections…


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Bella and Ben…


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Kaitlin…


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Studio Shoot…


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Rylan…