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Archive for the 'Portland Oregon' Category

Sarah Seven's Bridal Dresses

Posted by Rosemary on January 11th, 2010

Sarah Seven is a local designer who makes beautiful and elegant wedding dresses. She uses eco-friendly materials and produces the dresses in her shop locally. Sarah-Seven-Bridal-Gowns
Hair and Make up by green. Salon
Accessories by Jade Rose

PUPPY Portraits! – Oregon

Posted by Rosemary on January 3rd, 2010

This is adorable Mr. Arlo the wonder Beagle. He was so fun to photograph. Capturing his attention is similar to trying to engage a toddler in a portrait session, difficult but worth the work! Actually he did sit and stay which is better than most toddlers on the loose! Pet portraits are really nice to have around the house… my kitties are definitely family members. Savor the memories of your furry baby with a pet portrait session!pet-portraits-portlandpuppy-portraits (more…)

Portraits in Cathedral Park – North Portland

Posted by Rosemary on December 7th, 2009


I met Dee about a year ago through the networking group in town PABA. Since then, Dee and I have worked together through her business, Solidentity, with clients in need of an updated look for their website and business materials. So, it only made sense for us to work together when she needed some portraits of her own. I met up with Dee and Brooke for some festive portraits at Cathedral Park the day after Thanksgiving. It was such a beautiful day and we had a great time.

See all of the photos from our session in the gallery.

Family Portraits in Laurelhurst Park

Posted by Rosemary on December 1st, 2009

I just loved spending time with this family. They were so fun and relaxed. They took advantage of the fact that their daughter was home for Thanksgiving break and we managed to get AMAZING weather for November. I am so thankful for miraculously nice days!

Check out all of the images from our day in the park in the gallery.Family-Portrait-Laurelhurst-park (more…)

What's Eco-Friendly Photography?

Posted by Rosemary on November 29th, 2009


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.