Though Kim Wedde participated in theater as early as age 5, she was soon drawn to the world behind the camera—any camera. She's worked at television stations, on independent movie sets, and, these days, at See You In Film Productions. An avid documenter of her own family's events, Kim channels her passion for photography at in-studio and on-location sessions for families, high-school seniors, or kids at play. After each photo shoot, she preserves her best images with products such as prints on metallic paper and photo slideshows set to music.
Through high-resolution, exquisitely composed images, Fraley Photography captures the special moments that seem so fleeting. That means training their cameras on first birthdays, newborns, moms-to-be, and your baby hedgehog's first bath. To complete photo shoots, they offer packages with both prints and digital files, as well as extras such as gallery canvas wraps and greeting cards.
Richard, the head photographer behind Devoid Illumination Photography, acquired his first single-lens reflex camera more than a decade ago. While traveling from Texas to Washington, he used his new gadget to store images of scenic landscapes and wild animals. Since then, he's accumulated advanced equipment and knowledge through experience, and now helps clients preserve their memories with lifelike colors illuminated by natural light. He has a penchant for working outdoors, which is why his packages feature on-location shoots. In addition to weddings and engagement sessions, Richard chronicles life's milestones with family, baby, and senior photos.
When not re-creating classic poses, Portland Pin-Ups's owner and resident photographer Mike Long travels the world, but it's no vacation: he spends his international journeys teaching other up-and-coming shooters the photography techniques that have come to define his career. His experience now stretches more than 20 years and began with retouching other photographers' work—some clients include Apple and Adidas—long before the invention of Photoshop or smiling. It was a serendipitous learning experience for Mike, who took to heart the many ways mistakes could be avoided during shooting, leading him to discover his own passion for photography.
Mike's career continues to prosper with every shoot at his intimate Portland Pin-Ups studio. Here, he helps customers select poses that flatter their figures, then accents images with vintage patinas and backgrounds such as a beach, a World War II airplane, or a train station. Subjects can also choose to amp up their looks with help from resident stylist and makeup artist Hollie Olsen, who draws from her performance-art background to help bring a photo session's story to life.
TaraCreations Photography is Simply Creative and Fun! Tara loves to take the time to make sure your comfortable and relaxed to get that natural smile. We can have fun dancing, listening to music in the studio or create our own fun outdoors!
Beard’s Framing’s staff encases cherished photos, artwork, and three-dimensional objects in materials ranging from polished wood to leather. Ready-made photo frames ($10+) clasp snapshots in a wood-and-glass embrace, protecting them from wrinkles, stains, and the scratchy nuzzles of sentimental lumberjacks. Lackluster walls can find colorful companionship in preframed artwork and a vehicle for deep self-reflection in mirrors ($50+). Ensconce valuables in custom framing packages ($59.99+), which can accommodate sports memorabilia, or preserve fine art with archival mats and backing boards. Handcrafted frames add a Renaissance flair to photos, utilizing materials such as 22-karat gold leaf to create one-of-a-kind frames.