Artist, Unleashed

As the countdown towards graduation begins, I can’t help but reflect on so many of the fantastic sessions I shot for the Class of 2017 – so many of which I’ve not had the chance to show off!

I adored so much about Kirsten’s session! First of all, she’s such a talented and amazing young woman who is now headed to California College of the Arts to earn her BFA in Animation … Second, she wanted to shoot downtown, including at a coffee shop – which just makes me ridiculously happy.  And third- I abso-freaking-loutley loved her hair. Could she BE more fierce?

I am so excited for all the incredible sessions already scheduled for the Class of 2018, but I am so grateful to the amazing students who invited me to be a part of their senior experience this past year. Don’t let the senioritis get to you too much, gang! Graduation will be here soon! XOXO



Something to Make You Grin | Bliss Talent Agency Headshots

When I need something to make me smile, all I have to do is dive into my collection of client photos and I’ll always find joy.  Let me tell you, little could compare to the incredibly joyful session I had a few weeks back with this amazing duo.  Both Matthew and Michael are just the happiest, funniest and yet still wonderfully grounded young men.  The newest additions to the Bliss Talent Agency lineup not only were kind and gentlemanly as could be, but they also shared the most spectacular relationship with each other. It always warms my heart to see siblings get along so beautifully. (And it’s a testament to their parents, for sure!)

By the way, these two future heartbreakers also had some of the most gorgeous eyes I’ve ever seen.  Agreed?

Thanks so much to Sherry at Bliss Talent Agency for sending the boys my way. I can’t wait to see what kind of gigs you line up for them!

For information about scheduling talent headshots, please email me at

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Maddy’s Senior Session | West Linn Class of 2016

As they’re getting ready to graduate, I’m reflecting on the amazing time I was able to spend with my Class of 2016 seniors, and am so excited for all that awaits them.  I have had the pleasure of working with beautiful Maddy now for more than a year, and over that time have come to know her and her strong and wonderful family.  They’ve survived so much in the past year, and throughout it all Maddy has done so with grace, with humor and always with a smile on her face.  I am so honored to know this extraordinary young woman, and am so grateful for the time we’ve spent together.

Enjoy some of the spectacular photos below, all of which were the result of Maddy’s dream to shoot in the Oregon rain.  Given how often it rains here, it’s so hard to believe that it took us as long as it did to finally get the weather we wanted. But oh, was it ever worth the wait!

Here’s to great things ahead, Maddy! Huge hugs!

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Connor | Class of 2017 Senior Model

It seems only appropriate that my first male model for my team is also a member of my family.  For years, I’ve forced Connor’s hand at letting me take his photos and as his aunt I was able to get away with it. This year, he actually agreed (happily) to join my model team. Good thing – because he does belong in front of a camera (if I do say so myself!)  We shot his mini session last week just to snag some of the gorgeous light we had. His full senior session will happen this summer, and I can’t wait to pull out all of the stops to make it one of the coolest yet.

Class of 2017 guys – it’s time to start booking your sessions for this summer, and Connor (in West Linn – if you can’t tell from his shirt!) can offer you discounts. Just ask him to share the details. He might even tell you that having your senior photos taken actually can be FUN.  Contact me to find out about booking a full, magazine-style on location session which would include multiple looks  and where you can incorporate your favorite passions such as sports, music, cars – you name it. If you prefer, I also offer mini sessions so you can get your photos done quick and painlessly, and still make mom happy!

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Model on the Move | Portland Model Portfolio Session

Devon’s been in front of a camera since he was eight years old, working as both an actor and a model. No wonder he’s such a natural! Now as one of Bliss Talent Agency’s newest faces, he’s destined to be getting even more time in front of the lens because, well … LOOK AT HIM!  I had the most phenomenal time working with Devon this morning, exploring Oregon City’s diverse Main Street and playing with light and scenery to make his new headshots simply sing.

From his smile to his chiseled jawline to his absolutely infectious personality (and might I add, total coachability in front of the camera!), he’s destined to take the Portland model and talent scene by storm.  Thank you, Devon, for gracing my studio with your energy today. I truly loved working with you!



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