Sunday, November 3, 2013

The twins

M and N are too adorable for words.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Taken shortly before her first birthday.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ghosting the boy

I've been working on my ghosting technique ever since my little one found out I could turn him into a ghost with my camera. It's his preferred method of having his photograph taken. Unfortunately, it means I don't see much of my kid in the actual work product.

If you've never ghosted an image before and would like to get this type of shot of your own kid, slow down your shutter speed and tell your kid to move. And lower your ISO to 100 or 200. And don't forget your aperture. You'll want to close that down since the majority of your light will be coming from the longer shutter speed. It sounds like a lot but if you already know how to make those adjustments, the rest is just a reason to play with your kid(s) and your camera.
ISO 200 Aperture f/16 Shutter 1/3 second

ISO 200 Aperture f/16 Shutter .6 second

ISO 200 Aperture f/13 Shutter 1 second

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lucky shot

My son participated in the Timbers soccer camp at Jeld-Wen Field this week. During the week-long camp, the kids were visited by injured player, Futty Danso, who was so very kind he posed with kid after kid after kid until everyone who wanted a picture, got a picture. I was there to capture this lucky shot. Sometimes it pays to lug my beast of a camera around.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Christmas gift idea

If you haven't already heard of Plywerk, you should immediately click the link, upload a photo, and place an order. They are fantastic. I am most excited about gift giving this year as I'm making photos of my nieces and nephews to give to my sisters-in-law and their husbands. It's a win-win - I get to practice my craft, they get really cool pics of their kids. For an added twist, I had my nephew pick out the background paper we'd use in the shots. He selected this dog paper for himself and yellow glitter paper for his sister. My own kid went for the donuts paper and chose to fake-pick his nose.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Camp Yakety Yak

Camp Yakety Yak is a summer camp for kids with special needs. Their motto is Teaching Children the Language of Friendship. I've had the pleasure of shooting the camp during the past two summers and am occasionally called upon to capture updated shots of staff and volunteers. The kids are awesome and so much fun to work with.