Archive for December, 2011

blum flowers portland 001 Portland Wedding | Florist Blum Design In Flowers | Vendor Spotlight

Having the ability to tell the story of someone through video here in Portland is an amazing thing. Over the next couple of weeks and months I’m going to be featuring some of the most amazing Portland Wedding Vendors that this city has to offer.

First up, Blum; Design in Flowers. It’s owner Jordan Gladow has an amazing story of how she got involved with flowers while in college, that ended up taking her all the way to London to work for a major floist there. Now that she’s back stateside and she is sharing with her portland wedding clients what she has learned over the years to create timeless arrangements, that are still very clean and modern.

 

Vendor Spotlight:
Blum Design in Flowers is an amazing floral studio located in Portland, OR. I wanted to spotlight “The Why” in what they do.
Voted best florist by Oregon Bride Magazine in 2009 and 2010, Blum’s real passion comes from being so tremendously gifted in designing gorgeous flower arrangements for almost any event.
http://www.blumfloraldesign.com
http://www.wilsonriverphotography.com

Recently I was asked by an amazing Lake Oswego company called Human Investing to take some relaxed corporate headshots.  Honestly it was great to take portraits this way.  Admittedly in the past whenever I had done any sort of corporate portraits in Portland, they always would come off as school yearbook photos.  Well never again!  The way in which I went about this shoot was totally different and an amazing experience.  Not only because I got to meet with some great financial minds, but also because I believe clients will get to show their personality more through a relaxed corporate photograph.

lake oswego corporate portraits 002 Human Investing | Corporate Portraits | Lake Oswego

lake oswego corporate portraits 003 Human Investing | Corporate Portraits | Lake Oswego

lake oswego corporate portraits 004 Human Investing | Corporate Portraits | Lake Oswego

lake oswego corporate portraits 005 Human Investing | Corporate Portraits | Lake Oswego

lake oswego corporate portraits 006 Human Investing | Corporate Portraits | Lake Oswego

Portraits in the park! I used this spot a lot this holiday season.  Christmas portraits in portland look so good in color.  It’s hard to make a black and white print when you lose so much flavor in each photo.  I took them just above the Oregon Zoo for these photos, this place makes from some great family Christmas portraits.

oregon zoo portland christmas portraits 001 The Ernest Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

oregon zoo portland christmas portraits 002 The Ernest Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

oregon zoo portland christmas portraits 003 The Ernest Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

oregon zoo portland christmas portraits 004 The Ernest Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

oregon zoo portland christmas portraits 005 The Ernest Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

 

I’ve known the Clarks ever since I moved to Portland. In fact, I was the wedding photographer in Canby for one of the daughter’s special day.

Fall was in full bloom, and although it was a little damp and cold (as Oregon usually is) the family were good sports. We went to the Washington Park/Hoyt Arboretum/Oregon Zoo area. I’m really not sure what to call this area except for it being located just above the Oregon Zoo. It’s sort of been a place that I’ve been using a lot actually. Portland looks so amazing around this time of year, which makes for great Christmas Photos.

portland christmas portraits oregon zoo 001 The Clark Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

portland christmas portraits oregon zoo 002 The Clark Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits

portland christmas portraits oregon zoo 003 The Clark Family | Oregon Zoo | Portland Portraits