I met Kahlia a couple years ago only briefly but had the opportunity to do a quick portrait of her. Her smile and sunny disposition (that’s quite possibly an understatement btw) burned itself into my memory and I swore one day I’d find her again and do a proper portrait session for her. At the time I didn’t even know her name. But by sheer luck I happened to run across her on Facebook and as it turned out she was just about to move out of town. So I met with her and we decided to do a “just because” shoot. It was so much fun! I brought together my hair and makeup team of Sarai Cubero (hair) and Dani Thornton (makeup).
I love these guys! Not only are they great in front of the camera and very talented and creative but they have a dream and they’re chasing it. They have such a great attitude about the whole process. And we had a great time shooting these promo shots. I hope you like them!
I think a lot of artists look for the muse in their work. Mine just happened to live a couple doors away and is the daughter of some dear friends. I got to watch Hallie grow up into the beautiful young woman she is today. She was just a tomboy through school, athletic and active….in fact she was/is pretty much non stop in motion all the time. But when I took her senior pictures I suddenly realized not only what a beautiful girl she had become but also how amazingly comfortable and fantastic she is in front of the camera! Here are some more examples. I’m sure there will be more to come.
Ahh, the lovely Sheila. She was so much fun to work with and a real pro in front of the camera. Still working on some special projects from this shoot but here are a few of the others.
The talented (and goofy) boys of the Mountain View High School varsity basketball team. One of the best 5A teams in Oregon this year! Ranked #2 headed into the playoffs. Each year I try to do something special with the boys and this year, well, we get to see how much personality these guys have. These guys must be a hoot in the locker room and on long bus trips!
I had a great time working with the lovely Foley! How could I miss with a face like that?
Jake’s a good guy and we thoroughly enjoyed our shoot with him.
Adam was a hoot! He was up for anything. We came “this close” to reenacting the Old Time Rock-n-Roll scene from Risky Business!
Hey, I do guys too…errrr….I mean I photograph senior guys as well. In fact I’ve been shooting this guy for quite a few years. He’s a phenomenal basketball player for Mountain View High School here in Bend. And I’ve been doing his basketball portraits since he was just a little guy. Say hello to James!