This Friday marks the first day of the Fall season! The leaves are beginning to turn colors and the kids are back in school. This is one of my favorite times of the year, because it means sweaters, hot chocolate, and fall festivals. Another thing that I look forward to is the chance to do family portrait shoots. The gorgeous fall weather is perfect for it.
An advantage of getting your portraits done this time of year, is that when it comes time for Christmas you’ll be set. I always send out a family picture with my cards, because its nice to show relatives how you’re doing! Some of my family live on the other side of the country, and I don’t get to see them very often. Sending a picture is like I’m there with them for the holidays, even if its only a picture.
If you’d like to schedule a time to do your own family portraits, now’s the time!
- I shoot at the location of your choice, which includes anything from your backyard to a local park.
- For a one hour photo shoot you get 15-20 professionally edited images.
- As a bonus, I’m offering a 25% discount off of my normal rates.
Call me at 503.580.0296 or email email@example.com to set up a time! I look forward to helping you make fun family memories this fall!
Family portrait of Chelsea and Dan, with their dogs Tilly and Ruff
This week’s post is about branding that I developed for Dinner at the Rafns’. This farm-to-table supper-club is located in Salem, Oregon, and is hosted by Nate and Rochelle Rafn. They pride themselves on making a delicious three course meal with local foods (sometimes right from their backyard garden). When they use ingredients from a local farm, they will invite the farmer to the dinner to begin conversation about their product. I think this is a really cool feature of their dinners, because you can talk about where your food came from!
They host their supper-club once a month, and you’re just in time to reserve a spot at the next one! It’s September 18th at 6PM, and reservations are made through their website: Dinner at the Rafns’. You can find more details on the website as well. 95% of the profits go towards funding Living Culture TV, “a television series that showcases cuisine and agriculture in the Willamette Valley and Pacific Northwest,” that is produced by Nate Rafn.
For their branding, they wanted to incorporate familiar elements from Living Culture TV, a sense of conversation, and a local focus on Oregon. To emphasize that it was a dining experience, these elements were highlighted on the three plates you see below. The Rafns’ branding turned out classy and fresh! I’m really happy to have worked on this project with them, and I think it turned out great!
Sabrina and Reide are friends of mine, and wanted to have sibling pictures done while they were both still in junior high. We took advantage of a sunflower field that was in full bloom for our first location. Our second location was a bit closer to home, literally, it was their backyard! There they have quite the animal family, and wanted to include them in the photo shoot. You’ll see the horses in some of the photos below, as well as some of my personal favorites from the shoot. I really enjoyed working with these two (as well as their mom, who had the patience to pose the horses for us!), and I hope that you enjoy their pictures as much as I do!
If you’d like to see more from the shoot, check out the whole set on my flickr.
This summer, my good friend Helen decided to start her own business! I am so proud of her for doing something that she loves. To help her out in her ventures, I developed the branding for her business. It’s called Dine In Oregon, a website that provides an easy way to navigate local restaurants in Oregon without any ads.
Helen wanted something simple for her branding, and she based this on the style of her business. I didn’t want to portray a certain type of restaurant, because Helen will be listing many different types. We both liked the idea of using a simple plate and silverware to convey the meaning of “dining” to her customers. Below you will see the finished product, which will be placed on her website and stationery.
I’m so excited for Helen, and wish her the best with her new business!