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I always find it incredible, looking back on the year. Time flies by… I find myself sitting here finding it hard to believe the amount of work it was. The dedication, the challenges, the people I’ve met, the stories, the love, the smiles, the tears, the places I’ve experienced…

I love my job. I love my job!

In 2005, I was writing my Dad back and fourth through some emails… we were working on a project for his business and I was doing the editing and design mock ups. My Dad was paying me a small amount to help. One night, he had shared a photo with me at sunset with his Dog’s running through the desert in the Tri-Cities. I woke up to a phone call in the morning. My Father had passed away.

I then opened my email from the night before that my father wrote to me. He said, ‘The light is everything.’

It affected my passion for photography deeply. I had already wrapped his present, I had made custom printed calendar of my artistic landscapes and still life and other conceptual work for 2006. I was even displaying my work online and in downtown Vancouver and began selling it.

I started my business that same month.

I hope to bring the last words my father wrote ‘The light is everything’ to my own work. With each year I find myself becoming closer to chasing that light and capturing it in the most beautiful ways I can find. Not every situation is ever the same. The challenges are all unique and not everything will go your way – but I’ve pushed hard to be where I am today. I’m so fortunate to be sitting here, looking back on my best year in business.

I truly can say that this year – I stuck to my goals of challenging myself – trying new things while shooting – having fun – enjoying life.

2016 will bring new challenges, excitement and new places. I’m excited for the journey ahead and the goals I have in place.

-Aaron Potter

Thank you for reading!

Big thank you and hugs to all the clients featured here that allow me to keep doing the best job on earth! You all rock and I truly am so incredibly thankful and blessed.

If you wish to book me for a session, please find more at www.OneBloom.com

Here’s to 2016!

We are very excited to be photographing Amanda and Colin’s upcoming wedding this summer! This session was awesome! We planned for perfect weather here in Vancouver, WA and had such a wonderful sunset! It was great working with them on this engagement session! Their dogs were so cute – although a bit too excited to be outside photographing with us! This couple is great to talk to – when we first sat down and chatted about planning the wedding it had been 2 hours before we realized how long we had been sitting there!

We are very excited for the upcoming wedding, with some very talented wedding vendors and awesome surprises in store for their guests on their special day!

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We really enjoyed this Spring family session with the Weibel family. The Weibel’s are repeat clients! We captured their wonderfully beautiful and unique wedding a couple years ago at Pomeroy Farms in Washington. This time, we were in Beaverton, Oregon doing some family portraits. The weather cooperated (thankfully) and we were able to also have a very cooperative little one! He was so well behaved and even passed out in a little bucket at the end of the session for some perfect shots.

I love the warmth of the sun in these images, the yellows mixed with the greens made for some picture perfect family portraits. These will go perfect as canvases on the wall that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for trusting us to capture your precious memories of you and your growing family! We can’t wait to do some more sessions with you as your family grows!

Reserve your own session today, visit our portrait site: www.OneBloom.com/portrait

 

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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!

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Well did we ever get lucky with the weather! It had been raining all week and even the day of the session and towards the end… but we had great light! Some of the better clouds I had seen in a long time.

This session was scheduled rather last-minute because Natasha thought she was getting her braces off! No worries, we can Photoshop those braces right off!

In just an hour we got this set of images – and this is just a preview. I love how they look. Natasha has beautiful eyes and a great smile!

 Senior portraits are one of my favorite things to capture because of the one-on-one nature of the session. We can move must faster than other types of family or engagement sessions. The willingness to try ‘whatever’ and be creative is great and it ends up being a lot of fun. I bring a lot of energy to a senior shoot and try to have fun with everything.

If you are looking to have senior portraits done, check out some sessions we’ve done on the blog!

We specialize in on-location shooting in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Book your session today!

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Kelsey found us through our booth at the Clark County Fair. She booked her session for October at Fort Vancouver. The light was beautiful as we started the session. The sun had just started it’s final descent in the sky. The golden light casting over the session was perfect! It’s important to have fun and move around a lot during the portrait session. We hope you enjoy your beautiful senior photos Kelsey!

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Brandi wanted to have her photos done at Lewisville Park in Battleground, WA. She has a lot of great memories in the park. The light was gorgeous as we started the session. We got lucky, it didn’t rain! It was a little wet out but fortunately the sun was out and we were able to move around the trees to find some great spots. She is a graduating senior this year in Vancouver, WA.

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We were excited to do Cassie’s senior photos! The weather was perfect at Fort Vancouver! Cassie met us through the Clark County Fair at our booth and booked a session then.

The sunset was beautiful as it set over Vancouver and down the Columbia River. In an hour, we created these beautiful portraits. We love them!

If you would like to setup your own session, please visit us at: www.OneBloom.com/portrait

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September 19, 2014
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A family portrait photography session in Vancouver, WA. With confetti, plenty of sunshine and lots of fun!

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