Product Photography: what is your brand message?

When I am photographing a product for a company, it is very important to understand what their brand message is.  What do you want your product photography to say about that item?  I bought some macarons from La Provence here in Portland to highlight what I’m talking about.  I photographed those macarons in several different…

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Jolene and Ron: Rock Creek Country Club

I was so excited to connect with Jolene and Ron through our mutual friend, Lisa Marie (who is a fabulous wedding coordinator that you can find here).  The best word that I can think of to describe Ron and Jolene is joyful!  They were so thrilled to have found one another and to get married,…

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Product Photography: Cholula Hot Sauce

In my latest foray into product photography I decided to conquer bottles, which can be difficult to photograph because of their reflective surface.  So I used one of my favorite condiments ever… Cholula.  For the first image I set up three light… two in strip boxes on either side and an octobox overhead to light…

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Victorian Dress Shoot

Sometimes I get to do sessions that are a little outside the box for me.  Recently I had the opportunity to partner with a fabulous local costume designer with Plume Boutique for an AMAZING dress that she designed.  This is a fashion subculture from Japan.  It is highly influenced by Victorian and Edwardian children’s clothing…

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Family Session at Jenkins Estate

One of my favorite places to photograph families is at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, Oregon.  There is such a variety of backdrops… from wooded paths to quaint buildings to a pond with gardens to open fields.  And even in the winter months, which is when I shot this family session, it is still beautiful there!…

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