Archive for 'Commercial Photography'
I’ve been busy working on my 500px account lately! Adding a large collection of personal work, commercial work and some personal favorite wedding images. Come follow me or swing on by to see what I’m up to!
It’s always a tough, yet fun project to put this post together.
My career has taken me to so many different places, with so many different people that every situation is unique. The light is never the same, the time lines are never the same, the people are from all walks of life. When choosing these images, it’s a tough task. I narrow them down based on what I like, what stands out to me, what is technically sound or sometimes just makes me smile.
Or, I get lucky and everything works together to create that perfect moment. Sometimes photography is just about being there. Just getting there and being with the right people at the right time.
It’s been a fantastic year. Since we only have 30 images to share, I like to try and post one from different weddings and sessions. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. In the end I like to showcase creative, fun, technically beautiful images, emotions, candid images, unique locations and light. I tried to keep the commercial images to a minimum – too many to choose from. They have their own new spot on the commercial site.
2014 marks our best year in business. We started this journey back in 2003 when I first picked up a ‘real’ camera. I shot my 1st wedding in 2005, shortly after I started my business that winter. I began selling my personal work and advertising my business. I then started looking at schools for photography. In the fall of 2006 I began attending The Hallmark Institute of Photography. Since then my journey has taken me from Bellingham, WA back to Vancouver, WA where I have captured weddings and portraits all over the Northwest.
My work this year took off with my wedding and commercial photography work. I started a new commercial photography website to showcase all of the work I have done over the last few short years.
I was able to showcase a lot of my work at the Clark County Fair where I had a booth. It was great meeting so many current clients, potential clients and commercial vendors. I did a lot of 2nd shooting this year as well. None of those made the selections – strictly because they are not my clients.
As 2015 rolls in, I hope to continue to work on commercial photography. Including video. This is a new segment I am taking on. It fits perfectly with my technical experience with lighting and capturing ultra-realistic images (photography speaking: HDR).
I’ve been so fortunate to work with so many great clients. I would like to continue to capture unique weddings, in cool locations. It just makes my job easier! Weddings are full of great moments and they are so special. My goal is always to create amazing images that capture the couple there, in that awesome moment.
I would also like to find talented people to work with on creating unique images in amazing locations with a model and hair/makeup artists. A stylist would be beneficial as well. This would be strictly for portfolio uses. Breaking into that market is something that I would like. I feel that my take on lighting and ideas would work well.
My senior portrait photography has really been fun. I like the one-on-one nature of the sessions without the pressure of a wedding day. I can really be creative and get great molding lighting. It’s fun!
Long update, I know, I know. But hey! If you made it this far – thank you! Here’s to 2015!
We specialize in interior and exterior photography in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. We specialize in Luxury Homes, Apartments, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Condos, Homes, Real Estate, Businesses, Studios, Pools, Landscapes, Remodels, Buildings and Businesses.
We utilize a special technique to create stunningly vivid imagery.
For more information and booking please visit us at www.onebloom.com/commercial
Interior and Exterior Real Estate Photography
Unique commercial photographer of businesses, landscapes, luxury homes, condos and apartments.
Vancouver, WA | Battle Ground, WA | Portland, OR
When I sit down to think about what 2013 meant to me, I’m overcome with so many memories.
I’ve met so many fantastic people that were willing to put me behind the lens. That’s trust. Trust that I’m going to be professional, creative, unique. And sometimes fun. Okay, a lot of fun. I love my job! These people are the people that afford me the opportunity to do what I love. For that, I respect them just as much as they have respected me by capturing important memories of their lives. Creating images that will last forever.
This was a record year for me. Not just in terms of business but also in terms of locations I visited and types of work I created. A first for me was shooting wedding number two for the same couple that was married I photographed in Portland, OR two years prior. The wedding was in San Francisco, CA. Also a first for me.
I’ve also been privileged to work on real estate projects with a local company. Capturing their properties in the best light. It’s been fantastic. Working on commercial work takes on a technical side and it involves a lot of editing and careful adjustments. It’s amazing what can be done by editing. I’ve really been able to use that side of my abilities.
I’m so excited to say that 2014 is already on pace to shatter 2013. Thank you to all my clients, assistants, 2nd photographers, vendors and venues! My job wouldn’t be possible without all the love. Thank you everyone!
Wow. 2012. A year that was so busy with all types of creative photography sessions. Thank you to all our amazing clients. From the bottom of my heart. You make this more than just a job – it is truly a passion. I’ve been looking forward to writing this post. The last month of the year – December was crazy we had three weddings in one weekend!
The 30 Images had several specifications: Happiness, moments, fun, creative, lighting, memories, unique, Not too many from ONE session or event, trying not to exclude anyone (sorry not every session or person is included!). It was literally impossible to include everything. We wanted a balance of things to show. Last year was all weddings – and this year we managed to include engagement and even some personal work. So many events/sessions were amazing and I wanted to add so many!
2012 is the year I focused on client satisfaction and creating a relationship. We did silent auctions, donated to charity and many of you might have noticed us staying a little longer for your wedding or portrait session. Trying to go the extra mile. Satisfaction. Happiness. Delivery. Delivering images that aren’t just ‘ok’. Images from sessions and weddings that are edited, touched up, finished, polished, finalized. I’ve spent more time this year holding a mouse editing than I have holding a camera. Exceeding expectations. I was focused on delivering more than just images that were seen on our blog or Facebook posts. Our clients were receiving images that were all edited and a lot of ‘bonuses’. It takes a lot of time to edit an image, more time than it takes to capture it. But it takes even more time to find a awesome client. Thank you to all our amazing clients. We hope that you will think of us in 2013.
2013 is holds new equipment, new techniques, new creative insight. More locations, more fantastic clients and more motivation. Motivation comes from so many sources, music, videos, photography, art, even being prepared to take on new challenges. This means taking care of everything and being bored so you go out and fight to find a new hill to climb!
I have established a base of clients that trusts me to capture and create images how I believe they should be captured. I found that in 2012 my clients trusted me and let me be creative. This opened so many doors and I’ve never felt so free. Without restriction – everything creative in me just flowed freely.
A first. This year we booked a wedding for May 2013 in San Francisco. This is actually a return wedding client – from Chicago, who we photographed their wedding in Portland, Oregon in 2011. Awesome! For 2013 we are shooting weddings in places we’ve been referred from or places that are showing our images without our knowledge. We are returning to wedding venues and getting referrals from people we’ve never met. The love is getting stronger!
If you’ve read this far – your either a photographer or a client, maybe a potential client, maybe a wedding planner! 2013 is the year we are going to compete. Enter competitions, magazines and bridal shows. With the competition in Portland being so fierce, we have to stand out. We have. We’ve already surpassed our goal for 2013.
Here’s to 2013. We’ll see you at the finish line!
Interior photography of an audio recording studio in Vancouver, Washington.
A mix of techniques were used to make the photography stand out. I used High Dynamic Range (HDR), masking and stitching.
These photos will be used for the clients website and promotional materials.
Please visit our website for more information on Portland Interior Photography.
On the bay
For: Bellingham Bay Builders
We encounter all types of problems. Rain, snow, sun, or overcast. Something in the way. We can’t get high enough, we can’t get far enough back. We can’t make someone smile or we can’t get the tree out of the way!
It’s always something.
I was glad to tell this client that I would make it happen.
Things turned out great, even through the light rain and overcast skies.
I like to think of my job as a person capturing the essence of a place and a person. Not just simply a mirror image, but something that is found deeper away from the normal view.
Interior photography has been a great chance for me to meet people, share ideas and really capture peoples homes in ways they never imagined.
This shoot was for a local construction company. I loved this home and it’s unique features and contemporary look. Very modern and slick.
These are some of the images I shot for the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz All-Star’s tour. They are currently published in the February issue of Downbeat magazine out of Chicago, Illinois. These musicians are legends and it was truly and honor to have a front row seat in Bellingham, WA at the Mount Baker Theater. A great chance to get some great concert photography shots!