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Shoot at Volunteers Park

A week ago, Rachel contacted me about setting up a shoot. She is visiting from Oakland and wanted to shoot while she is here. We decided that we wanted to shoot at the beautiful conservatory at the Volunteers Park.


Mother daughter shoot

Anticipating that there will be a demand for mother and daughter photos for the upcoming Mother’s day, I scheduled a shoot with Susan and her daughter Jalen on a unseasonably warm spring Seattle day. We did not plan for anything special, just taking pictures and having some ice cream, while walking around near Fremont area.

These are some of the photos from the shoot:


College themed shoot

During my stay in Portland, I managed to do another shoot with the daughter of my relative and her friends. They are high school seniors that are going to colleges next year. Since they are not models, I thought it would be a good idea to have a theme that they would be comfortable at.

In my experience, it is not easy to deal with non-models because they would be very aware of the camera, which would make the poses or the facial expressions look awkward. However, by engaging and talking with them, you will be able to get their natural expressions, which are usually the best. A little humor here and there doesn’t hurt either 🙂


Outdoor fitness shoot with Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn and I had been talking about doing a shoot together if I happened to be visiting the Portland area. During this year’s Spring break, my family and I spent a few days in Portland. I managed to break free for a couple hours to shoot with Jacquelyn. She is a fit woman and I thought outdoor fitness would be a good theme for her. With the help from the nice afternoon light, a good location and a beautiful model, we managed to capture some beautiful images.

Here is how some of the pictures turned out:


East Highland Fitness Shoot

Colton contacted me about doing a fitness shoot. He owns a gym, East Highland Fitness, and he wants to update his fitness photos portfolio. I asked him if he knows any female that wants to model with him. It turned out that his girlfriend, Carlie, was available.

Colton and Carlie are both personal trainers and they were a couple weeks out from competing in a bodybuilding competition. Perfect timing!

Here are some of the pictures from the shoot:

East Highland

Tirto Furniture Shoot

A couple weeks ago, I had a chance to shoot at Tirto Furniture, a furniture store owned by my friend, Chris. The lighting was a little tough, banks of fluorescent lights overhead. They turned out great after some color corrections in the post.

Here are some of the pictures from the shoot. They can be licensed through Stocksy.

Tirto Furniture