Love and Photography

Love and Photography

Annie Zigman’s Bat Mitzvah

20 May 2015

Annie Zigman’s bat mitzvah celebration was an affair as lovely and as elegant as she is. The party happened at the über cool Exchange Ballroom, an excellent pairing of sweet and pretty with upscale urban. Ballet-in-the-forest themed centerpieces complimented the custom designed architectural trees placed throughout the ballroom’s dining area. Plush fabrics in modern neutrals welcomed guests into high backed chairs and benches built for 10. Floor to ceiling glass garage-style doors let in plenty of breeze and light, guests played card games outdoors and visited henna and bling stations...

Debbie & Jeremy’s Wedding

02 November 2014

Debbie and Jeremy love the Trail Blazers, Cathedral Park, Portland rain and shine, craft beer, pie, and chuck taylors. And quite obviously each other. They were married at the Village Ballroom, October 18th on a perfect crisp autumn day. Their wedding celebrated a commitment that strengthened over Debbie’s cross country move to Buffalo, NY from Portland. Apart for a year! Long distance romance takes dedication from a couple, and much encouragement from your nearest (furthest?) and dearest to work, but it seemed clear to everyone when Jeremy and Debbie started dating that they’d both...

Dream a Little Dream

28 October 2014

Lovely song, lovely sentiment, lovely people. It was a delight to work with these folks-especially after a wonder~full performance my dear Rob took me to for a New Year’s Eve celebration. I was asked to do make-up for this video, and also to bring my camera along for some behind the scenes stills. What a beautiful day! Filed under: This + Camera = A Good Day Take a look at the video

Painted Ponies

Painted Ponies
03 December 2013

“I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace.”     — Linda McCartney “I don’t even like old cars. I’d rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God’s sake.”   — J.D.Salinger From the first horse coloring book I had as a little girl, I was in love with horses.  Artists throughout history have looked to the equine form as...

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

21 October 2013

…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

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

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...

Cheyenne and Erik’s Wedding at Camp Turnaround

24 August 2013

Although Camp Turnaround is a mere 45 minute drive from Portland (and a lovely scenic one at that) Cheyenne and Erik’s wedding felt secluded and rustic. Old growth pines surrounded the cozy Gales Creek wedding site, a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony that took place in what appears to be, like the barn the party moved into for the reception, one of the newer buildings on the property. A pretty white gazebo and a miniature cottage both had mossy rooftops. This added to the camp’s countryside appeal. Combine with a weathered playground, Cheyenne and Erik’s fun, loving, and fun-loving...

Cheyenne & Erik’s Wedding

14 August 2013

Cheyenne and Erik celebrated their seriously fun wine country wedding at Camp Turnaround in Gales Creek on August 10th. Here are a few sneak peek images! More to come…

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