As a photographer I’m pretty open to sharing the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I get emails from beginning photographers who need some help asking for pointers and tips. However, those who know me know that I covet my list of locations. I know from experience that if I share where a certain image was taken, I’m going to see that location all over the web next week. Or worse the next time I go to use that location I’ll run into a whole mess of other photographers. So…sharing knowledge good…sharing locations falls into a “find it your damn self” kind of category.
Having said that I do make one exception for a location I use every summer – Greens Bridge Gardens U-pick and produce stand here in Jefferson. As far as a photography locations you couldn’t ask for a better background to place a high school senior, family or baby. Farmland has a way of connecting on a cathartic level with you viewers without overpowering your subject making it ideal for almost any kind of casual portrait session. Even cranky kids can’t resist the feeling of warm sunshine and fresh soil between their toes. Simply put, Greens Bridge is a slice of heaven and a great place for any photographer to call their office for a day.
Here you find your choice of u-pick flowers and produce or you can purchase pre-picked items at the produce stand. My family and I count the days every winter until they open back up for the season. I spend my winter spending twice as much money at the grocery store on half rotten produce flown in from Peru, dreaming of the days when fresh locally grown produce will be available down the street.
If you do decide to photograph a session there PLEASE o.k. it with the owners first and always remember to purchase something at the produce stand in return.
For more information and directions check out their website: http://greensbridgegardens.com/
Don’t dream of buying this year™s pumpkin from the grocery store. Spend less money and have more fun by picking your own at Greens Bridge Gardens.
I try really hard NOT to play favorites with my clients. Most of the time I really enjoy everybody and I™m genuinely always happy to get to know each of them. But as with any business owner I have clients that I can™t wait to see again. Clients that make me smile or clients I just have to tell my friends about. These little ladies are that type of client.
Addie and Ellie are twins and I met them when they were just a few weeks old. When they came in for their first session I was so excited to get the opportunity to photograph newborn twins that I told just about everyone I knew. After the session I had half the town awaiting my post-shoot post on Facebook. Fast forward to a year later and it was time for their first birthday. I was thrilled when their mom gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to a birthday cake shoot. Twice the kids, twice the cake¦.it was awesome!
Now that it™s over I™ve got a tremendous amount of great shots and an inbox full emails from people politely demanding that I post the images on my blog ASAP. So without further ado here are the images from my Birthday Cake sessions with some of my favorite clients.
If you™d like to schedule a session like this for your little ones give us a call and we™ll get you on the books. The $65 session fee includes the cake and party hats but the wet wipes are gonna cost ya !! Give us a call at 503-871-5505 for more information.
America is really a melting pot. America takes the world™s peoples and cultures and blends them into something that can only be called….American.
It’s in that spirit that we Americans elected the hotdog as one of its favorite foods. Nothing says America like random bits of random animals squished up, liquefied and then cast into the shape of a German sausage.
It’s this kind of meat related forward thinking that makes America the “greatest country in the world. A title that almost went to Canada until it was discovered that Canadian bacon was actually ham.
Hey Canada, when you cheat, you only cheat yourself.
Anyway back to hotdogs which are not made of dogs (please don™t tell Canada).
I decided it was time to add more food related images to my stock portfolio and I turned my sights on the all mighty hotdog.
For those of you who aren™t regular readers of my blog (and I wouldn™t blame you if you weren™t) I shoot images for stock photography companies like istockphoto.com and Getty Images. A stock image is a generic image that publications can use to visually convey several concepts or ideas.
I upload these images and they sell day and night for years after I upload them. My images have been used in Newsweek, used by VH1, Fox News and so many more I lose count. It’s a great way to make a living and it means I don’t have to get a “real job”.
If you’d like to check out my stock portfolio click here
If you’re looking for a food photographer for you next cookbook or catering brochure…call my business manager at 503-559-3106
and if you’re still reading because you know I™m going to work in a wiener joke…you™re out of luck…because my wife said….let’s just say she said NO.
Have a good one,