Portrait

Cover + Story | 1889 Mag

Last spring I had my first magazine editorial shoot. The story was about the succesful conservation of Razor Clams on the Washington coast. It was a pretty laid back and relaxed story to shoot. Walk around on the beach and take pictures of people digging for clams. Since it was […]

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Authenticity is Never a Fad

When it comes to senior photos, I’ve never been a fan of making the subject look like a fashion model. I’ve always made it my highest goal in shooting portraits to try to capture who the person really is rather than make them look like something I want them to […]

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Bandon Fire & Rescue Dive Team

Bandon Fire & Rescue Dive Team Photo Essay for 1859 Oregon’s Magazine. Stories about heroic members of the EMS community are not uncommon. It’s their job to be courageous; doing what it takes to save the lives of people in distress and the rest of us are unspeakably grateful for […]

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The Real Moments

Creating authentic people portraits is all about connection. The photographer has the dual task of forming a connection with the subject which helps that person open up and be vulnerable with you, and then create a photograph which inspires a connection between the viewer and the subject in the photograph. […]

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Bend Oregon Headshot

Studio Headshots

What photographer doesn’t have a decent headshot of themselves? This is 2017 after all and personal connection is a¬†huge factor in business success. Well… I didn’t… It’s true. For years I’ve never had a real portrait of myself. For whatever reason, I just never made it a priority. I finally […]

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The Love of Thousands

A few days ago I was thinking about setting some goals for myself in my photography. One of them was that I want to photograph something that no one has ever seen before… Then it occurred to me, that I just did that… Last week… Maybe it wasn’t obvious to […]

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Off The Beaten Path

Alisa and her cousin Charae invited me out to photograph them at Cannon Beach on their last day in Oregon during their road trip from San Francisco to Seattle. I’ve actually known Alisa for several years as we worked alongside each other at several weddings back at our home in […]

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