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Yancey: A Case Study

I chose two women to be a part of my first promo video and I couldn’t be more thrilled with these ladies. First, they gave a significant portion of a day up to help me in marketing MY business. Second, they rocked it like no other! Yancey has become something of a case study for me. I met her through …

Good branding photography: When the image isn’t about you

Sometimes the internet is not my friend. It’s like when the phone rings and a potential client is on the line and your calendar app crashes just as you’re checking it for scheduling. Or when you just finished writing a great article and the internet goes out as you’re trying to upload it. In today’s case, every website seems to …

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Central City Coffee: Branding Images

A website designer friend of mine asked me to collaborate on a project with her last year for the new Central City Coffee branding images on the site she was building. CCC is a division of Central City Concern here in Portland, a social enterprise of the non-profit working to end homelessness. Their tagline is “Drink well. Do Good.” I was happy to be a …

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Why Branding Photography?

Beauty, Business and Branding photography – but why branding photography? Beauty portraits are a part of everything I do because as women we need to feel like we look good before we’re willing to share with the world. Business portraits, or headshots, or not-so-corporate headshots are beautiful images of you meant for business use. Branding portraits bring in my love …

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Invest in Yourself

I launched into a photography career just as digital cameras were deemed – by some – acceptable. My first few paid jobs were on film, but very quickly I realized digital was the way to go. Not only did it provide me instant feedback for learning purposes while I was newer and younger in both skill and business, it was …

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Headshots for a Breakthrough Coach

Cricket is the most wonderful coach! Her way of talking you through a problem that might be big, might be a huge wall in your head but not that big in reality, and just helping you get to the next level is gentle and supportive. So when it came time to photographing her, I knew we needed to show equal …

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When it’s time to update your headshots

I’ve photographed Cher before, but in her words: “It’s time to update my headshots.” What’s great is that since she’s a repeat client, I already know how to work with her. I already know the angles she likes best, the encouragements I’ll give to get her into a great pose in which she feels comfortable and I coax out the …