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Portland fashion photography | Fade To Light Runway at the Crystal Ballroom

Mar 08 2012

Portland fashion photography | Fade To Light Runway at the Crystal Ballroom

I got to photograph a lively Portland fashion scene last week, when the Fade To Light runway show hit the Crystal Ballroom. They billed as “a multidimensional fashion event,” and it didn’t disappoint: the hair and makeup was bold and polished-looking, the designers showed creative video intros and were paired with effortless DJing by DJ […]

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Feb 08 2012

Portland Food Photography | Visiting Local Businesses for Perka!

I always welcome an excuse to check out Portland businesses that I haven’t tried, so this photoshoot was an especially cool one to book: Perka is a Portland-based company that’s designed a very cool smartphone app, so local businesses can toss out their old-school punch cards, and easily reward their regulars with perks! When Perka […]

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Feb 03 2012

Portland Web Design | Portland Geek Council of Commerce & Culture

I can safely say that my involvement with the PGC3 was sparked by my passion for web design and making things look awesome online: basically, while working with my noble compatriot Kenna of GeekPortland on fancying up her Portland geek events calendar, I took a peek at the Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture’s […]

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Jan 26 2012

Portland Event Photographer | 2012 West Coast Beard and Mustache Championships

Sometimes, I photograph an event that’s so very unusual and distinctive that I can’t imagine it not taking place in Portland. Last Saturday was one of those: I covered the 2012 West Coast Beard and Mustache Championships at the Crystal Ballroom, and the sheer magnitude of facial coifs was completely off the charts! There were […]

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Dec 14 2011

Portland fashion photographer – Fresh Tangerine Holiday Collection

Working with a fantastic team is critical to awesome fashion photography, and having gorgeous jewelry to highlight certainly helps! I had the pleasure of reuniting with Kimberlee of Fresh Tangerine, to shoot and also design a lookbook for her Holiday 2011 collection, with some super-talented ladies lending their style expertise! She’s been inspired to create […]

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Dec 07 2011

Portland Food Photographer | Shoot First, Eat Later: Kure Juice Bar

As a Portland food enthusiast and photographer, I’m always looking for good, local eats, and as an athletically-inclined lady, it’s a huge bonus if those eats are also healthy. When I heard about Kure Juice Bar from my friends over at Sprout, I was definitely into their mission of slinging healthy and tasty smoothies and […]

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Nov 28 2011

Portland fashion photography | First Friday returns for the holidays!

First Friday is back at Upswept Creative, with a special holiday edition! We had a fun evening at my October First Friday open studio event, so we’re doing it again! This time, we’re kicking off the holidays featuring several fantastic Portland creatives: new jewelry from the Fresh Tangerine Holiday 2011 collection collaborative holiday arrangements by […]

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Nov 21 2011

Portland web design | Portland print design | A Bowlful of Heart Pet Food Drive!

This flyer design project was so exciting that it was hard for me to keep from announcing it right away, and Alyson of Clair Vintage Inspired felt the same way, but now we can both spread the word: we’re joining forces and reviving her pet food drive for a second year! We’ll be collecting donations […]

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Nov 18 2011

Portland web design | How does color affect your branding?

I’ve been a graphic designer and web designer for quite a few years, so I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about color. I recently helped present at a workshop about marketing–hosted by MercyCorps Northwest in downtown Portland–and one of the questions we were asked was, “does the psychology of color matter when designing your […]

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