Skilled photographers Neil and Miriam Haugen draw on more than 30 years of experience and finely honed aesthetic sense to create stunning portrait shoots, earning them awards from Kodak and the Professional Photographers of Oregon. These talented shutterbugs use their artistic prowess for good by providing clients with portraiture in various styles including pregnancy, childhood, wedding, and graduation. The couple photographs on location around the Willamette Valley or in their intimate studio, working to put subjects at ease with their easy manner and comfy, warm environment with exposed-brick walls.
Six preserved tarantulas, a 6-foot puzzle of The Last Supper, and a full-length pro baseball uniform: Affordable Framing can—and has—framed them all. Since 1987, the McVey family has sought out dedicated staffers to help build custom frames from their inventory of more than 60,000 feet of moulding, thousands of sheets of matting, and tons of UV protective glass. They also inspire home decorators with preframed pieces and prints from local artists. Affordable Framing also has experience with corporate framing projects, including work for the Salem Hospital and the Oregon Military Department, in addition to a few retirement facilities.
As visitors enter Blackberries' charming boutique, the pleasant aroma of scented candles wafts past, swirling around a bazaar of decorative greenery, warm, glowing lamps, glittering jewelry, and elegant furnishings. A stunning arsenal of rings, necklaces, and chunky bracelets adorns adults, ande adorable toys, stuffed animals, and baby gifts elicit streams of awestruck toddler babble. Inventive home decor items brighten up interior landscapes with attractive frames and centerpieces, and couches, coffee tables, and easy chairs evoke a chic homeyness with surfaces of varnished wood and colored leather.
The photographer behind the lens at Encore! Portrait Design does more than capture his subjects’ best angles. He also captures the bonds that his subjects share with one another, such as parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, or siblings. He also snaps away as dogs and their owners pal around, and freezes four moments in the early life of a baby so parents can look back on the growth of their wee one from sleeping soundlessly at infancy to whittling their first bottle at one years old.