Love and Photography

Love and Photography

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

21 October 2013
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…and of course they want to look good whilst enjoying themselves. These are some images of the most recent fun photography sessions that have been happening while I’ve been installing a portrait studio in my North Portland loft. The space has large, floor to ceiling windows, creating lovely natural light portraits is a treat year round. I have gorgeous, soft, wrap around light until about 2pm. My vision is to have a place where grown up gals can come to play dress up and enjoy pretty without pretense–have hair and make up styled, invite a friend, make it a girls day out. Wear...

The beautiful and slightly strange

11 October 2013
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Revisiting older works often have that “wow, look how far I’ve come” feel. Occasionally you unearth a gem. For me, one of the things I’ve always admired about photographers (like Sarah Moon, for an example) is the ability to use the medium in a painterly way. I have also had a long time love affair with actually painting on the photographs themselves, trying just about everything to imbue a b&w photo with that painterly quality: acrylics, food coloring, tea and coffee tinting, water colors, and of course, the popular Marshall’s photo oil paints and pencils. It...

Jonah Sacks’ Bar Mitzvah

04 October 2013
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I understand the answer will be “no.” I want to ask Dana and Jeremy Sacks anyway: please have another Sacks kiddo. I know it’s selfish, but I’m not ready for this to be the last Sacks mitzvah. Since Hannah’s bat mitzvah a couple of years ago, I’ve enjoyed photographing the Sacks family a half-dozen times or so. It’s a privilege telling an important part of the story of these kids growing up-the coming of age celebration that heralds the inclusion of their participation as adults in their faith. Okay, so it’s also bittersweet to notice how, even without...