High School Senior Portraits

Spring is here and it’s time to get your senior session scheduled. I have many outdoor locations I regularly shoot at to recommend or you can choose your own!

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Real Estate Photography

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home and your cell phone camera just isn’t cutting it for showcasing it’s finest beauty? Investing in professional photography for your listings has proven to generate more showings. I can help you with this. Take advantage of this amazing offer for the month of May!!


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Engagement Portrait Session

Summer has finally arrived, and I am getting very excited to shoot this beautiful couple’s wedding in a few weeks! Their engagement session really set the stage for how their wedding is going to be. Relaxed, fun, and simple with an outside country feel.


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Clackamas, OR Senior Photographer

One of the very best compliments an independently owned photographer can get in this industry is when you have a previous client come back to you.  It’s one thing when you get good feedback after a photo session, and don’t get me wrong, that definitely is one thing that keeps me highly motivated, but you really know that compliment is genuine when they hire you again!  Below, is a younger sister to another high school senior I photographed a couple years ago.  This time though, Brianna wanted to be one of my reps for Clackamas High School.  I’m so incredibly lucky to have her represent Velocity Shots Photography as she is not only gorgeous, but she also has a very down to earth and fun personality to boot!

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Boring, OR Equine Veterinary

Have you ever wanted that perfect horse vet who is personable, caring, dependable, knowledgeable AND funny??  Look no further, Mertens Mammals is all of the above and more! Located right in the heart of Boring, OR, Dr. Katharine Mertens is ready to offer her professional services whether you have one horse or a whole pasture full.  Check out her updated website to find out more!










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Portland, OR Lighting Demo

January 23, 2013

I’ve been photographing a lot of headshots lately, and wanted to brush up on some of my indoor lighting and positioning techniques.  The first person that came to mind that truly has mastered lighting inside and out is Craig Mitchelldyer, of Mitchelldyer Photography from Portland, OR.  If you’ve never heard of him or seen his work, It’s plastered on billboards and sports papers throughout Portland.  He’s known for shooting the Portland Trailblazers and Timbers games along with specializing in corporate headshots and weddings.

In the first group of photos below,  I had a main external light surrounded by a softbox to her right.  A white board reflecting light on her left and another external back light pointing towards the backdrop.  The left one is a little too bright for me.  I’m pretty happy with the middle one.  The gray backdrop on the right almost washes her out a bit.  Shot with my 50mm 1.4 at 2.0 – 1/100 ISO 400.

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The next series of shots we were just playing around.  On the far left, we pointed the back light towards our subject to give her more of a halo outline which I thought was cool.  The middle one, well…kind of explains itself, Jordan and I being silly.  The far right lighting is the same as top, just a cuter pose!  Shot with my 70-200mm 2.8 at 2.8 – 1/100 ISO 640.

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The last photo I couldn’t resist posting! Sorry Craig, but I got a kick out of your daughters sassy-ness here!

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