Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Charlotte and Kara dual senior photo session

I've known Charlotte and Kara for quite sometime now. Charlotte is an old childhood friend of mine that I've known literally since some of my first childhood memories. I was really excited to do their senior photos, and it was my first time doing a dual senior session. We went down to Oaks Bottom to do the first half of the shoot, then we found ourselves next to a very vibrant red wall in inner South East Portland as we were making our way up to my studio to finish up the shoot. I'm really excited to have a studio now to be shooting in, especially this time of year when it's cold and wet outside. I plan on having an open house party of the studio in January. I'll definitely let everyone know about it once it's more planed out. Thanks Charlotte and Kara for being great models and making it a fun shoot!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fallstar Premiere of Horse Without a Rider music video

Back in September I helped out my friends in Fallstar with shooting their first ever music video. We shot it in the basement of a North East Portland apartment building and were hoping to capture exactly what the guys in the band had envisioned for this song put to images. This was my first attempt shooting video, seeing as I mainly do stills, but we were all extremely pleased with the results. You may have seen Fallstar on my blog before, either in this post or this one. They're good friends of mine and I enjoy photographing their shows whenever I am available. The music video premiered last night at 12:00am. I look forward to seeing what is ahead for my friends here in Fallstar. They are very talented dudes!

Also worthy of clicking... Substream Music Press featured the music video debut today. Definitely worth checking out.

Here it is! The first official music video for Fallstar, with the song, Horse Without a Rider! Enjoy!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Savanna's Senior Photos at Oaks Bottom

I really enjoyed this shoot with Savanna for several reasons. She is a really easy going person to work with, and made it very fun for both of us. Also, I was trying out a new location here in Portland called Oaks Bottom which is a nature park near Sellwood. I used to come to this place all the time as a kid with my family to catch frogs, bugs, and all sorts of fun critters. It was so much fun as a little boy and I remember when we were down here for this shoot, I kept on reminiscing about all the times I would come with my family. In fact I hadn't gone down there in at least 7 or 8 years before this shoot. I've been using it more frequently for shoots and I'm really enjoying the space and look it gives us for outdoor portrait shoots. Here are my favorites from Savanna's shoot...


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Autumn Recap

Hey everyone! This autumn season here in Oregon has been one of the most beautiful seasons I've seen. The colors have been magnificent and not to mention very sunny and dry for weeks on end. This great weather has inspired me to go out and try to capture the glory of this beautiful season with my camera. I apologize for not updating my blog as often as I used to. Hopefully this post will make up for several missed posts. This is a recap of the photos I've taken recently, from all different places including the Sandy River all the way to Downtown Portland.