Urban Styled Family Portraits

Know who has some of the greatest ideas and sense of style?  Misty with Luxe Event Productions.

Misty and her seasoned team of event planners coordinate and execute some of the most creative and stylish wedding events, shows, and parties in town.  Her work pops up everywhere and is recognized by vendors all throughout the industry.

When Misty contacted us to capture some maternity photos at Hotel deLuxe, we were absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to work with her yet again, but this time on a more personal project.  From that moment, we planned a series of additional sessions to be captured during her daughter’s first year.  We had the opportunity to capture little Miss D at our photography studio within weeks of her birth and most recently in downtown Portland for her 9 month session.  Nothing makes you aware of how quickly time flies than when capturing a baby’s first year.  Oftentimes by the time we connect for the first year it seems like just weeks ago that I was photographing their newborn session.

We will be connecting again just prior to the holidays for a family session at home and then again in early January for Miss D’s first birthday party.  I cannot wait to capture those iconic images of Little Miss D eating her birthday cake.  I know for certain that while I am at the party, it will feel like weeks ago that I was in my studio capturing her newborn session.

Misty put together the concept and styling for this incredibly fun urban styled family portrait session.  We met at my portrait studio in NW Portland and began photographing right away.  The buildings and views that are available at my studio are perfect for this type of photo session.  From there we went to NW 23rd where the fall colors were fully in bloom and then from there headed down to the Portland Art Museum for some additional portraits at the Park Blocks and surrounding areas.  Here are a handful of our favorite images from this urban styled portrait session in downtown Portland.

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E - December 19, 2016 - 10:36 pm

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SE Waterfront Family Portraits

The SE Waterfront area in Portland is a great location to capture family portraits.  The location offers some of the best views of the Portland skyline.  We photographed Vicki & Nick’s wedding at the Lan Su Chinese Garden back in 2011 and have since captured them and their family on a number of occasions.  It is one of our favorite things about being a wedding photographer – having that continued relationship over the years and getting to be a part of so many people’s lives.

You can tell from the sunny weather that these images were captured a few months ago – and it is true – our studio has been so unbelievably busy that our blogging and social media efforts have waned quite a bit over years past.  Our goal is to always provide the quickest turnaround times on our work and that oftentimes means less time for staying on top of sharing our work with everyone.  But, as we head into the holiday season and wrap up everyone’s family sessions, we are able to slowly turn our focus back toward catching up on our blogging and social media efforts.  So, with that being said, expect to see lots of blog posts this month and stay tuned for our annual Favorite Images of the Year.

For the time being, enjoy these highlights from a recent SE Waterfront family portrait session.

 

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Stylized Professional Headshot

Sometimes a stylized professional headshot is the way to go to best represent yourself and to set yourself apart from others.  Brian contacted me asking for a more unique style of professional headshot for his voice over work.  Brian sent me a few samples of the type of look he was wanting to achieve both in lighting and tonality.  He wanted something that was a bit darker, less traditional, and that felt more like a creative portrait than a traditional headshot.  So, we went to work at the studio.

I really enjoy working and collaborating with other creative types to assist them in realizing their vision for their business.  As I captured images of Brian, I shared them with him during the session so that we could fine tune the exact look he wanted to achieve.  I recommended that he wear darker tones for the stylized professional headshot session and then I customized my lighting style to create a more dramatic and memorable shot.  Brian intends to use the image for his newly updated website.

We offer traditional and non-traditional professional headshots that fit the style and aesthetic of whatever your line of business is in.  From realtors and architects to creatives and small business owners, our goal is to create a professional headshot for you to use to help promote your business.

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Holiday Family Portraits

The holidays are a wonderful time to capture updated family portraits and to celebrate the upcoming New Year.  We offer family holiday portraits on-location as well as in our warm cozy photography studio in downtown Portland, OR.  Have family in from out of town and want to capture images of you gathered around the Christmas tree?  Feeling a bit more adventurous and want to head up to Mt Hood and capture images of everyone out in the snow?  Or might you rather stay inside and enjoy the convenience of being photographed at the studio?  We offer all of these options to our clients to help make the holiday season as stress-free as possible.

Speaking of stress-free – did you know that we also offer a custom line of holiday cards as well?  We work with you in selecting the images, designing the cards, presenting you with previews, and having your order shipped to you directly.  All of this can be done in the comfort of your own home.  Check out our custom line of holiday cards to get a sense of all the designs we offer.

We still have just a few more spots available for the remainder of 2016 if you are looking to cross one more item off your holiday to-do list.

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Accident Care Specialists

While the primary focus of our business is capturing weddings and family portraits, we frequently have the opportunity to branch out into other areas such as corporate photography.  It most often stems from assisting our wedding clients.  We have captured professional headshots and real estate listings for previous wedding clients as well as product and food photography.

Back in July of 2010, we had the opportunity to photography Alexis & Cuong’s Vietnamese wedding.  We since photographed their beautiful twin girls on a number of occasions and most recently had the opportunity to work with them once again.  This time, however, it was to document their successful chiropractic business.

With 6 different offices located in Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Portland, Vancouver (WA) & Tigard, we had our work cut out for ourselves capturing interior shots at each of the locations.  From reception areas to chiropractic and massage areas, each location was captured from multiple angles with and without people occupying the space.  We made sure to capture exteriors of each of the locations as well.  With the rapid growth of their business, Alexis and Cuong are in the process of launching a brand new website and wanted professionally captured images to showcase their locations and their over 20 employees.

In between photo sessions at each of the offices, we coordinated a professional headshot session at our new studio location in NW Portland.  Each employee was captured individually and then as a group as a whole.  In total, we spent about 3 weeks on this project and were very happy with the results and look forward to seeing the images used in their new upcoming website launch.  Some highlights have already been used in some of their social media efforts.

If you or someone you know may need medical attention after an auto or work accident, make sure to contact Accident Care Specialists.


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Scouter’s Mountain Nature Park | Senior Photos

While most of our senior photo sessions occur in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, we always welcome the opportunity to capture sessions at different locations as well.  Brock requested to capture his senior photos at Scouter’s Mountain Nature Park in Happy Valley, OR.  The location was very picturesque and afforded us a number of great backdrops and settings to work with.  The end result was that Brock looked very relaxed and natural in his senior photos.

We provide our seniors with a complimentary What to Wear Guide that offers tips and suggestions on what to wear for your senior photo session.  Our guide is very popular amongst seniors, especially the men.  It takes the stress out of deciding what to wear for the session.

Here are some of our favorite images from Brock’s recent senior portrait session at Scouter’s Mountain Nature Park.

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St Mary’s Academy | Senior Photos

Rachel is a senior this year at St Mary’s Academy in downtown Portland.  She contacted us to capture her senior photos in Portland.  She wanted something with an urban feel so we recommended the Pearl District for her senior photo session.  We made sure to stop by Jamison Square, Tanner Springs Park, and other iconic locations throughout that area of downtown Portland.

With our new studio location in NW Portland, areas like these are easily accessible for senior portraits.  We are happy to offer our clients an array of options for their senior photo sessions.  The SE Waterfront area, the Pearl District, the multiple bridges spanning the Willamette River, and more quaint locations like Sauvie Island, Cathedral Park, and Laurelhurst Park are all among our favorites.

Within days of the senior photo session, we post an online gallery of images for everyone to preview.  Our sessions include a complimentary digital file to be sent in for the senior yearbook.  Parents typically send us the image requirements and we forward the properly formatted file to the yearbook staff on behalf of the senior.

Here are some of our favorites from Rachel’s recent senior photo session in the Pearl District.

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