Archive for October, 2012

Portland Wedding Photography | Kat+Jeff | Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We arrived in Portland the night before the wedding just so we can fit in an extra meal because Chris and I love love love Portland’s food scene.  Every time we go there, our first top has to be Pok Pok’s for their spicy garlic fish sauce wings.  After two stomachs full of wings, we checked into our hotel to get a nice night’s rest in anticipation for an awesome wedding the next day.

And what a wedding it was!  Kat+Jeff’s nuptials were held at one of the most unique locations we’ve ever shot at.  The octagonal barn was in the middle of a baby forest right in the center of town.  Once inside, you couldn’t tell there was a Fred Meyer right across the street.

Kat+Jeff are young lovers who met in high school, so you can call them high school sweethearts.  A lot of young loves that start out this way don’t actually last this long.  But we know these young love birds are going to make it.  Why?  Well, Kat is a loving and nurturing sweetheart who’s totally dedicated to her family.  And Jeff is a responsible, patient, and loving man that tends to stick around the people he really cares about.  With this combination, there’s no doubt they will be the poster couple for all high school sweethearts.

With that said, enjoy some of their wedding sneakpeek photos below and help us in congratulating this awesome couple.

Play the slideshow below for more of Kat+Jeff.  If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.

Brittany | Georgetown | Seattle Portrait Photography

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Everyone, please meet Brittany.  Chris+I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with this young lady on one Sunday mid-morning/afternoon and we both realized how much we missed being in high school.  Brittany was the ultimate senior portrait candidate.  She was willing to do anything you ask her to do AND she had a natural smile to die for.  In addition to being the cutest senior in her class, she’s also the most stylish.  I should know because I own almost everything she wore that day.  Ahem, I like to stay young at heart and I love Nordstrom BP!

Brittany is graduating from South Kitsap High School this year and she has a really bright future ahead of her.  She’s one of those smart chicks who’s already decided what she’s going to be when she grows up.  And that is a cosmetic chemist (?).  I might have gotten that wrong because it’s a field that is way too smart for me.  But maybe the next time you step into a Sephora to pick up your anti-wrinkle SPF 30 foundation, the person that helped develop the concoction might just be this cutie pie.  Enjoy this sneak peek of Brittany shot in Georgetown.

I LOVE Brittany's natural smile. She passes with straight A's in the smiles category.

Brittany received an "F" in these shots. F...for FIERCE!

 

Can we get a “Holla!” for the Holidays!?!?

Monday, October 8th, 2012

It’s hard to believe it, but the leaves are turning color, frost is starting to appear on your vehicles as the mornings turn cooler, and you’re dusting off your boots tucked away in the back of your closet.  That’s right folks, fall is here to stay and before you know it, we’ll be chasing down turkeys and hanging up Christmas lights in no time.

Chris and I get so stressed when it comes to this time of year because in addition to everything we need to do to get ready for the holidays, we are always worried about sending out Christmas cards.  Which picture should we use?  Should we take new pictures?  If so, when should we take them?  And where should we take them?  We stress about this and before we know it, the opportunity to send cards has passed.

That’s why this year we’ve decided to make it easier for YOU!  Introducing Cindi+Chris’ first annual “Holla for the Holidays!”

We have set aside one day in early November (when the leaves are the most beautiful) at the Washington Park Arboretum for 30 minute mini sessions.  Weather-permitting, we’re planning for the 3rd, and are saving the 4th just in case weather doesn’t cooperate.

So come on down, spend a little time with us at the park, and knock out those holiday pictures!  Time slots are limited so email/facebook/tweet/messenger pigeon us to save your spot!

Senioritis

Monday, October 1st, 2012

When I was a senior in high school, I didn’t really know the importance of senior portraits.  My parents were immigrants and they’ve never heard of PAYING for expensive photos for high school graduation.  To my parents, graduating from high school was expected of me like I was expected to breathe if I wanted to live.  So needless to say, I did not ask them for senior portraits.

I did, however, work when I was in high school and I had some money in my pocket just ready to burn a hole through it.  I still couldn’t afford the popular Yuen Lui photos, so I found my own substitute somehow.  I say somehow because I don’t really remember how I found him.  And now as I’m thinking back to this experience, I really should have been more careful!  This place was a little sketch…because it was in a house…in upper Queen Anne…and the photographer was some old man that had a backdrop and camera set up in his living room.

I won’t date myself too much, but let me just tell you the photos I have from that experience are not digital, making it easier for me to spare your eyes from them.  But believe me, my keen 90′s fashion sense that prompted me to wear a jean shirt with…you know it…jeans (insert sarcasm), coupled with a pink feather boa the photographer had me wear around my neck, makes for an embarrassing visual that I’m not going to allow to float around on the internet.  Just trust me that it was really, really bad.

With that said, I can’t stress enough the importance of senior portraits.  High school graduation is a true milestone and it should be celebrated.  And it is just as important to choose the right photographer that’ll capture the subjects’ youth, fun, and innocence.  We love shooting (and hanging out) with seniors because they’re filled with youthful exuberance.  Confident,  yet self conscious.  Free, yet restrained.  They’re a walking conundrum!

Brittany is graduating from South Kitsap High School this year.  We had so much fun spending a great Sunday with her and her father.  More of Brittany coming soon!

An "in between" moment from Brittany's shoot. I think we told her she started to look sad before she gave us this beautiful smile!