To Frame Without a Frame

When a straight-on portrait isn’t working for you, this little posing trick yields a nicely framed headshot. Create some interesting diagonal lines by simply having the subject create a frame around their face with their hands and arms. Framing their face can add depth and structure to a portrait.

The majority of us have a social-media presence, and the first thing potential customers see is your profile photo. This portrait reflects your persona, and your business. Poorly-lit photos and "selfies" can reflect in a negative way, and will shy those away who are looking for your professionalism. 

Why its NEVER too late for your “first” couple shots!

Thirty-years (and counting) of wedded bliss for this loving and super-fun couple Doug and Cherri! I recently had the pleasure of venturing out to a few beautiful parks in the Tigard and Tualatin area to capture some “couple portraits”. Needless to say, Doug and Cherri are total love-birds, and these pictures prove it.

During their shoot, they had shared something with me that made me feel humbled. This was their first time having professional photos of the two of them. They never had the opportunity to have professional photos of the two of them on their wedding day. Right-off-the-bat, I was like, WOW, what an honor (for me), and what a long time coming for this incredible couple! It’s never too late, even after 30 years, to have photos of you and your sweetheart.

Focusing on Emotions

When I capture someones' portrait, I'm trying to portray their character and their mood. Whether it's happy or sad, the facial expressions can make or break a photo. If someones' emotions in the photo carry through to the viewer, then I've succeeded. The child in this photo is just lit up with affection for her mother.


A big thank you to American Cinema Equipment for the opportunity of taking your head shots. Your group was all laughs and it made this session a blast.