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Something fun for Mother's Day – Tea at the Ainsworth House

Posted by Rosemary on April 19th, 2010

This Mother’s day I’ll be at this lovely Mother Daughter Tea at the Ainsworth House. If you’re looking for something nice to do with mom you can sign up here: EarleneGrey.com.
I’ll be taking commemorative photographs of Mothers and Daughters in their springy outfits, don’t miss it!
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Jade Rose Designs and green. salon – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary on December 16th, 2009

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I worked with Jade Rose in the Eco-Elegant Wedding Show this fall. I love the hair pieces she designs. The make up and hair design was crafted by Patty and the other talented women at green. salon. And Laura is such a lovely lady to have as a model.

I’ll be posting more photos from the show soon, this is one of my favorites!

Duchess Clothier – SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary on December 14th, 2009

Ok, so if the assignment is taking photos of hot boys in well fitting suits, I’m there. Duchess is a fabulous custom suit maker locally owned by Seyta Selter. The ladies of Duchess are helping men near and far dress in snappy suits and turn heads! If you’re planning an event (a wedding for example) or just want to have a special suit made to fit you perfectly, Duchess is the place to go. We had SO much fun with this photo shoot.Duchess_Clothier (more…)

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.

Spruce Salon: NW Portland Oregon

Posted by Rosemary on November 9th, 2009

I absolutely adore Michael and Michelle at Spruce Salon.  They are not only wonderful at what they do, but so fun to hang out with in their super cozy, eco-elegant salon.  I am so excited that they will be joining us as presenters at the Eco-Elegant Wedding show this November 21st. at the Center for Architecture in the Pearl District.  I had a fun date at Spruce Salon a week ago to meet about the show and to have a hair do run through.  Here are my favorite bridal portraits of the day.

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