::Monique:: Eugene Portrait Photographer

Winter is generally a slower time for me when it comes to photography, though with the holiday chaos and cold weather, it’s always a little refreshing to take a little break.  However, when January approaches, I always get anxious to do a shoot!  So, you can imagine my excitement when I received a message from Monique, a local model, about doing a lifestyle session.  :) Despite the arctic-like conditions, we decided to meet-up the morning of New Year’s Eve.Click for more »

And the Winner is…

I hope all of you are having a very Merry Christmas!  :)  We have lots of family fun planned for today, so I am going to keep this post short and sweet!  The winner of the full registration to the Be Inspired Workshop in Portland, OR. March 17 & 18, 2o12 is… Being that it is Christmas, we were feeling extra generous and decided to draw 2 names!  We can’t wait to meet you in March, Melisa & Erin!  :)  Thank you so much to all of you who entered ourClick for more »

Happy Holli-Days | Day Five | Photography Giveaways

Day 4 of Happy Holli-Days has come to an end- thank you so much to all of you who entered to win a free year of Showit & a SiteHouse Style Group from Promise Tangeman Creative!  By random selection, we are so excited to announce the winner… We have 5 days of giveaways for photographers, ending tomorrow on Christmas morning!  This is the last day of the giveaway- we have had so much fun reading all of your entries and favorite holiday traditions, movies and songs!Click for more »

Happy Holli-Days | Day Four | Photography Giveaways

Day 3 of Happy Holli-Days has come to an end- thank you so much to all of you who entered to win a Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass Optic!  By random selection, we are so excited to announce the winner… We have 5 days of giveaways for photographers, ending on Christmas morning!  Each day we will have a different giveaway- so be sure to check out each day and enter for your chance to win! You may enter to win each giveaway, just be sure to complete all of theClick for more »

Happy Holli-Days | Day Three | Photography Giveaways

Day 2 of Happy Holli-Days has come to an end- thank you so much to all of you who entered to win a Mentoring Session with me either in Vegas at WPPI or via Skype & a Square Album Template by Templates for Photographers!  By random selection, we are so excited to announce the winner… We have 5 days of giveaways for photographers, ending on Christmas morning!  Each day we will have a different giveaway- so be sure to check out each day and enter for your chanceClick for more »

Happy Holli-Days | Day Two | Photography Giveaways

Day 1 of Happy Holli-Days has come to an end- thank you so much to all of you who entered to win our eBook, Field Notes! By random selection, we are so excited to announce the winner… We have 5 days of giveaways for photographers, ending on Christmas morning!  Each day we will have a different giveaway- so be sure to check out each day and enter for your chance to win!  You may enter to win each giveaway, just be sure to complete all of the steps each day!  (SeeClick for more »

Happy Holli-Days | Day One | Photography Giveaways

I am so excited to begin Happy Holli-Days!  We have 5 days of giveaways for photographers starting today and ending on Christmas morning!  Each day we will have a different giveaway- so be sure to check out each day and enter for your chance to win!  You may enter to win each day, just be sure to complete all of the steps each day!  (See below for more details.) DAY ONE GIVEAWAY: Field Notes: Workshop in a Book (eBook version) Field Notes is a Workshop in a Book loadedClick for more »

Emma | Eugene Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer

I recently met up with Emma for a mini shoot, which was so unbelievably cold!  We were working against daylight, so we had to act fast, as we only had about 45 minutes to get it done!  :)  It pushed me to try new angles and crops, knowing I had to make the most of the little time I had available.  I feel that when we challenge ourselves, it allows us to grow and learn- it is so important to continually do this.  I absolutely love the way the images turned out!  OfClick for more »

Lexy | Salem Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer

Due to our lack of blogging this past 3 weeks, we have a ton of sessions, tips and announcements in the vault right now. This past month has been such a blur with Thanksgiving, family gatherings, Christmas preparation, life and business… Needless to say, my blog has suffered the consequences. Be on the lookout for some killer stuff that is going to be posted here this month! You don’t want to miss it! Back in October, we met up with Lexy for a fabulous fallClick for more »

::Photography Tips: Location Scouting:: Oregon Senior Portrait Photographer

Location scouting is something all photographers should take the time to do- especially if you don’t want to fall into the trap of shooting in the same three locations all of the time.  As a portrait photographer, it is so important to have a variety of locations at your disposal- who wants to shoot in the same tired and used location time after time?  Not your clients and most definitely, not you.  To keep it fresh, new and inspiring, don’t limit yourselfClick for more »

::Win a Mentor Session with Holli True:: Thirst Relief Mentor Auction

When I received an email from Thirst Relief that I had been nominated to be a Mentor, I was beside myself with excitement.  I have never participated in the auction before, though I have heard amazing things about it.  Now I am so honored to be one of the Mentors who can be bid on, starting tomorrow, November 14th.  This year’s auction will take place on Thirst Relief’s eBay account on November 14-17, 2011.The Auction will begin on the 14th at 11PM EST andClick for more »

::Be Inspired:: Senior Portrait Photography Workshop | Portland, OR

I am so, so excited that we are going back to Portland for another Be Inspired Workshop in 2012!  The last time we were in Portland, we had the most amazing time connecting with the fabulous attendees and divulging all of our secrets about how we work with our clients, gain their trust, interact with them and conduct our business outside of photo shoots.  It was two full days of non-stop teaching, learning, growing, laughter and fun.  It was a dream come true and IClick for more »

::Simplicity Editorial:: Behind the Scenes

It all started in Pinterest.  Here I sat, at my desk, pinning away into the wee hours of the night.  My fingers dancing about my mouse, my mind swimming among all of the gorgeous images that seemed to reach out and grab me- pulling my mind in so many directions that it was hard to keep up. I was inspired.  And Simplicity was born.  A shoot designed to be exactly that: Simple.  Crisp, clean and beautiful.  Simplicity.  :) We are typically on-location, natural lightClick for more »

::Seniorologie Tour Workshop Seat Giveaway:: Atlanta, GA Senior Portrait Workshop

Eek!  Yup, I just started my blog post with those three little letters.  :)  That is my excitement over the awesomeness that is going down at Seniorologie!  In a nutshell, one fortunate photographer is going be given a free seat to the Atlanta, GA stop of the Seniorologie Tour!  That’s right, one of you will be joining Amanda Holloway, Courtney Delaura, Lisa Carpenter & me in Atlanta!  This all-inclusive workshop is going to be filled with all things seniors-Click for more »

::Taylor:: Bend Senior Portrait Photography

I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy blogging at night.  :)  I always joke that my mind really kicks into high gear when the sun goes down- only it isn’t so much a joke as much as it is a truth.  Haha!  I am a night owl, so when night is approaching, in many ways, I feel like my day is just beginning.  I know it’s odd.  :)  Because of this, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that blogging at night is much easier for me than the morning.  ;) I am soClick for more »