No tape or promise of sweet-buns is strong enough to keep a child still for the duration of an entire picture session, only the attention of a seasoned photographer. Christy Rimrodt has a stylistic affinity for capturing the emotions and energy surrounding children and maternity, though her talents extend well beyond such photogenic themes. Today's deal lets you choose the location of your shoot from anywhere within 50 miles of the Portland area. You can capture the innocence of your niece, the dove-tailed happiness of your children, or the third trimester glow of pregnancy over the course of a one-hour shoot ($200 value). After your shoot you get to schedule a viewing appointment with Christy to observe your modeling skills on a 70-inch projection screen ($150 value) and see what extra photo packages are available for purchase outside of your Groupon. Plus, you get an 8x10 print ($50 value) and two 5x7 prints ($70 value).
Portrait artist Charles Waugh visualizes and executes stunning portraits of his subjects, drawing out inner personalities and highlighting exterior beauty to the delight of such renowned clients as Katie Harman-Eber, Miss America 2002, or Tom Potter, the 50th mayor of Portland. Charles works closely with every client, creating the ideal setting, lighting, and mood for each shoot, and employing his expertise in photo enhancement to touch up and soften images as much or as little as a client would like. He attacks his craft with an eye for detail, evident in his careful selection of backdrops and lighting that draw in the viewer’s eye and flatter faces. This skill has extended into his invention of the smartphone SlingShot, which steadies smartphones as they record video, capture vacation moments, or deploy streams of water from their prank apps.
Far more than merely creating fine photography, Charles Fine Art Portraits maintains a strong commitment to community service. The company has donated more $100,000 every year to noble causes such as Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Girls, Inc., and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
With 14+ years of experience in the business, Devin Williams counts himself an expert at prolonging the lives of recorded memories. Along with his business partner, Evan Martin, he wields the latest technology to perform a slew of audio and visual services in the form of printing stills from videos, creating a DVD slideshow from transferred 35mm slides, transferring VHS to DVD, and arranging PowerPoint presentations into even bigger PowerPoint presentations.
Framed Art's experts transform unsheathed artwork, photographic heirlooms, and old family tax returns into custom-trussed adornments worthy of the most exclusive fireplace mantles. An 8"x10" frame ($50+) modestly complements a stairwell gallery of school portraits, while a 22"x28" casing ($100+) could corral a raucous concert poster. Basic framing estimates cover matting, backing, glass, and a plain perimeter of black wood or metal. Larger or more ornate options ensconce the most precious specimens in carved wood, lace mattes, or lasers.
Andrew Fedchenko knows that beauty lies in the details, and he uses photography as his means of capturing those details during weddings, portraits, and special occasions. After framing lasting moments with his camera eye, he turns his attention to detail on his products and prints that include mini photo accordion books, gallery-wrapped canvases, and classic-leather photo albums.
Photographer Kathryn Elsesser has a gift for seeing the world in frames. Where others might not recognize a prime photo-op, Kathryn sees a work of art in the making. This talent led her to found her own studio, where today she captures images of weddings, families, and other special events.
When she isn’t out on a national or international assignment, Kathryn travels throughout Oregon to photograph young children or couples at their homes. She has a particular knack for capturing high-school seniors in their natural habitat, jingling car keys and leaving trails of college-acceptance letters to lure them out from hiding. Kathryn and her staff distinguish themselves with their heightened sense of artistry. They seek out and exploit the shadows and soft angles of a dance company's choreographed movements, just as they crouch at low angles to infuse candid wedding photos with a sense of movement and vitality.