Tips for Taking Better Photos

Over the past several years I have been working on a set of educational materials designed to help my students take better photographs.  I wanted to share a portion of those materials with you here for your personal non-commercial use.  These materials, along with additional information, are part of my photography lesson program and are designed to be used in one-on-one sessions with my…

Photo Preservation Project

I recently completed phase one of a special photo preservation project for a client, and I wanted to share a few examples of old photos that have been given a new lease on life.  These photos have undergone what I would call a “phase one” preservation, meaning that I have scanned them at very high resolution, carefully cropped the images, sharpened the details and…

It’s Time For Family Portraits!

It’s springtime, and that means gorgeous cherry blossoms, blue sky, and fantastic photo opportunities!  You can see more of my family photography by clicking here

Pet Portrait Sessions!

With nice weather on the way, it’s time to schedule some pet portrait sessions.  I love working with pets, and find that photos of our beloved furry creatures can be some of our most cherished keepsakes.  I am available to do indoor, outdoor, and location sessions.

Major Studio/Location Lighting Upgrade!

I love using natural light when it is available and looks beautiful.  However, there are a lot of times when a photographer needs to supply their own beautiful light to help make gorgeous photographs.  I am thrilled to announce that I am now using some of the finest studio and location lights available, made by Profoto!  These incredibly powerful, flexible, and portable lights allow…

Now Offering Photo Restoration and Digital Photo Editing Services!

I am pleased to announce two new services being offered by Dreams In Bloom Photography, LLC – Digital Photo Editing and Digital Restoration of old photo prints.   Digital Restoration of Old Photo Prints Just about everyone has old albums brimming with treasured family photographs, often going back generations.  These albums probably contain some of your most memorable and irreplaceable photos.  Most of these photographs…

Portland Area Photographer’s Assistant

Hello Portland-area photographers!  I am available to work as a photo assistant or second shooter for your events and sessions.  My rates are very reasonable, I know the gear, and I am ready to help you have an efficient, smooth photo session.  I can provide references.  Thank you!

Holiday family portrait sessions!

Hello everyone, For many of you, I’m guessing it’s time to update your family photographs!  I would love to create some beautiful family portraits for you.  To help spread some holiday cheer, I am offering a special 20% off rate for family portraits through the end of 2012.