One of the last photos I took for Portland Monthly Magazine. Cassie was a natural in front of the camera and was really delightful to talk to during the shoot. She also is the front woman for her band and sings beautifully! I hope I can catch one of her shows in the future. 
I’m excited for May’s issue of PoMo so I can see my new photos and share another story!

One of the last photos I took for Portland Monthly Magazine. Cassie was a natural in front of the camera and was really delightful to talk to during the shoot. She also is the front woman for her band and sings beautifully! I hope I can catch one of her shows in the future. 

I’m excited for May’s issue of PoMo so I can see my new photos and share another story!

I thought I’d share a before/after photo showing how I edit my images on occasion. I don’t do a whole lot, to be honest. I focus mainly on color palette. I aim for crisp and clean photos when using studio lighting, and do some dodging and burning. For this image, since I was at a friend’s house and did not have a proper backdrop, I tried to fix it up in photoshop.
This was an outtake during some test lighting shots of my friend, Garrett. I stepped in so we could get a shot together, too. Gangstah, wut. :)

I thought I’d share a before/after photo showing how I edit my images on occasion. I don’t do a whole lot, to be honest. I focus mainly on color palette. I aim for crisp and clean photos when using studio lighting, and do some dodging and burning. For this image, since I was at a friend’s house and did not have a proper backdrop, I tried to fix it up in photoshop.

This was an outtake during some test lighting shots of my friend, Garrett. I stepped in so we could get a shot together, too. Gangstah, wut. :)

Garrett Redding

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Veteran employee of one of my favorite pizza chains, Papa Murphys. I’ve been friends with this kid (and fellow Leo!) since middle school, and I’m really happy that we’re still so close - and that we’re both in love with Harry Potter and Lady Gaga. In his spare time, he can be found hanging out with his friends and gaming, smoking hookah or napping. 

Garrett DeRose 

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Long time friend, this guy is going to college to get his nursing degree. He also can usually be found playing some mad guitar riffs in the local metal scene of Southern Oregon, though he prefers to play romantic acoustic songs at home. During my last trip down south, he allowed me to use him as a model to test out some ideas I had. It was really fun to edit each image separately, using different techniques and color palettes. Definitely a learning experience for me, which is always fun.

Some old school style photos for your viewing pleasure. Even Indy makes a guest appearance!

I got a little spoiled this year. My boyfriend, Dustin, gifted me sand bags (filled with Reeses!), two new air cushioned stands, and an octobox with a grid! He also got me a bottle of Southern Comfort, a sloth necklace, and new slippers! I hecka scored this Christmas. :D

Today was the first day I played with my new AlienBee 800 strobe and vagabond mini too, so it was awesome to have some new gear to use on it. Excited to take this set up on location! 

Happy Holidays everybody!

"Things that, to hear
them told, have made me 
tremble;
And I will do it without fear or doubt.”
Romeo and Juliet - Act IV, Scene 1

Some of my favorites from my shoot with the lovely Katrina Fox (https://www.facebook.com/KatFoxModeling), who portrayed Juliet for my Doomed Ladies series at the Pittock Mansion and downtown in the Park Blocks in Portland, Oregon. 

Photo Assistant: Jason DeSomer (http://www.jasondesomer.com)