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Archive for November, 2009

Beautiful Baby Photography – Portland Oregon

Posted by Rosemary on November 30th, 2009

Aw, this little guy is such a cutie! I’m documenting the first year of his adorable little life in 5 portrait sessions. He had a great time rolling around in the leaves at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and his mom, dad, and I had fun watching him giggle in the grass. So cute!

Fall is the perfect time of year to get your family portraits taken since photos make such great gifts!

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What's Eco-Friendly Photography?

Posted by Rosemary on November 29th, 2009

Hello!

So, what’s with all the “greener” photography chatter on my blogs and social media sites? Well, as many of you know I participated in the Eco-Elegant Wedding Show for my wedding photography. When we developed the concept of this show it was to promote and showcase ways in which local businesses run their shops and studios in more sustainable ways. From time to time I will be mentioning various offerings I have in my studio like plywerks and other eco-framing options. I also wanted tell you here the great things I’m doing in my studio and my personal life to reduce the lasting effects I have on our beautiful planet, not just to show off (hee hee) but also to help you come up with thoughtful ways that you too can make small but important changes in what you’re doing at home and work.

Here’s my top 10 list:

1. This is the most important one of all, I shop local. For example, I use local framer Cris Pera, owner of The Artisan frame shop offers many eco-friendly frames in her fabulous shop. This is not only awesome because it helps to build the local economy and community, it reduces the use of packaging and shipping.

2. I support and refer local businesses who are running their shops in a eco-thoughtful way. For example: I have my brochures and signage printed at Negative Perfection in SE Portland. They are a super friendly shop and they have great post-consumer recycled paper options. Also when a client is looking for help in planning their wedding I’ll send them to Emily Michel because I know that she focuses on planning events in an earth friendly way and I know she does a brilliant job.

3. I offer prints, cards, and albums on 100% recycled paper.

4. I drive a gas efficient car, I car pool, and I group together my errands so that I’m not driving all over town unnecessarily.

5. I eat locally grown foods whenever possible, and I’m a vegetarian, yay.

6. I work co-operatively with other local artists, sharing space and resources can have a profound effect on how much each person will use and/or waste.

7. I recycle my tech waste at our wonderful resource Free Geek.

8. I keep my heating and a/c on a timer so that they aren’t running while I’m out I also keep the place comfortably cool and throw on a sweater if I get chilly. I also use compact fluorescent bulbs in my lamps at work and home.

9. I am soon to be member of Greener Photographer an organization that keeps me informed about new and improved ways that I can “green it up” in my business.

10. I use recycled paper and materials in all of my packaging and ship things in the most effective and least impactful way possible.

I hope you find this list helpful. Living in Portland these things may seem old hat, but sharing ideas is a fantastic way to build our community and brainstorm. Please comment here with additional eco-sensible ideas you have incorporated into your life and work.

Family Portraits in Portland

Posted by Rosemary on November 28th, 2009

Well, it’s official… this kid is growing up fast. This was the last photo session of our first year documenting. We had fun chasing him down in the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in SE Portland. And when I say chasing him down, I really mean chasing him down! He’s full of energy and giggles. Fall is my favorite time for family portraits in Portland, and this fall has been especially beautiful. I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving!

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Baby's First Birthday! – Kids Portraits

Posted by Rosemary on November 25th, 2009

Ok, so it’s her first birthday and she already has the birthday diva pose down. To finish off the book we are creating for the little lady’s first year we simply had to be in attendance at her first birthday party. As you can see all the friends and fans were there to enjoy pancakes and hugs. Happy Birthday!baby-portraits-portland (more…)

Holiday Cards!

Posted by Rosemary on November 25th, 2009

Hi folks! Here are some holiday card ideas. These are just a few of my favorites, you can have a custom design or play around with the colors in these layouts. I also have a few more in my arsenal if you would like more choices The cards come in boxes of 25. There are a number of paper choices including a paper that is 100% recycled. For more information on holiday cards give me a call at 503-313-2427.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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