Hello friends! Please, come in take a seat. Let me get you a warm beverage and we'll talk. Green chair studio is my heart and passion. Photographing your personal bit of heaven --- your wedding.. your child or your pet --- is a gift to me daily. Would you like to meet in person for lattes to discuss your session needs/wants/desires? Pop on over to the website give me a shout and we'll calendar merge. By the way, I love hearing from you, so whether you are just stopping by, or are a loyal reader...leave a little comment. Hearing from you makes my day crispy and fresh!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dear Santa...

nw 23rd

My facebook status a few days ago, "dear santa, I've been mostly good this year.. please bring me a big ball of snow to play with, thank you!" Well.. I got it! Whooot twooot... oh yeah. snow day deluxe has descended upon the dear city of Portland.

I knew Santa was the man.. but dude.. a whole weeks worth of snow? He is awesome!!

My take on the day; coffee.. munchies.. snow tromping.. sledding... a ride around town on the street car named 'South Waterfront'...a pocket stuffed full of mini candy canes {to be eaten cane end first of course!} ... and a picture perfect city covered in sugar. Everyone I met had a smile on their face. Whole families out with the dogs.. kids and just enjoying the splendor of it all.


Thank you Santa!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Shopping in Sellwood

no pictures of me.. thank you!

Karen, owner of Lucy Palmer

A few days back..I got a phone call from a dear friend. "Help! I need to shop.." Not one to let a friend in need down. I gathered my courage, donned my best shopping shoes and hit it!

We started with a mega mug of hot cocoa from Two Tarts Bakery on NW 23rd. Took a slow and scenic drive over to Sellwood, and then started shoppin'!

I think I tried on every hat in the store aptly named, Why Not? Fell in love with a couple, but managed to leave without purchasing... today was not my day to buy, it was Paula's.

The shops and the shop keepers in downtown Sellwood have got to be some of the nicest people on the planet. Everywhere we went we got warm smiles, cookies, treats, warm things to drink and charming conversation. Almost a tad frightening.

Our final and most desired destination was, Lucy Palmer, {www.lucypalmer.com } A girly girl store with delicious jewlery, clothing, dishes...home wares...and SO much more. Karen Ellingson, the store's owner, has an eye for the gorgeous. She even offers an after store hours private shopping service for small groups, to really get your shop on. This is by appointment only. She is the 'shopping guru', I bow to her.

We did a swoop and sweep of the store and came out with arms loaded, and shopping complete!

Back to 23rd to meet Paula's hubby for some sushi at Yuki and a perfect shopping day came to an end. My end was a nap with my furr boys. Purrrfection {don't hate.. I had to!}

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Needle Brad

Brad Austin and I took to the mean streets of NW Portland today.. ok.. not so mean, but they are streets. Brad is launching his new business on December 4th and needed a few headshots for his awesome new website {coming soon! Whooot Whoot!!} Brad has been studying for years and now is officially Certified in Five Element accupuncture, ever heard of it? NO? Well, neither had I until I met Brad. But he is more than happy to tell you about it and how it can help to heal your mind, body and Spirit.

Brad's office is located on NW 23rd Ave and Quimby. An amazing location...you can get a treatment and then saunter on down the street for a hot beverage and/or a little retail therapy. Or if you are in keeping with the Five Element practice, you will take the short walk over to Lower Macleay Park {follow Upshur till it ends/look to your Left} breathe in the goodness of nature. Just be sure to take winter gear, it's usually 10 degrees cooler in the park.

Brad Thanks for doing everything I asked you to, even when it was ridiculous... and CONGRATULATIONS!!
{www.bradaustinacupuncture.com or give him a jingle at 503.956.1688}

There really is a Green Chair! {cute boy not included}

Danyel and Jake, how could I not give you guys a shout. What an amazing.. AH..mah.ZING photoshoot we had together. Jake is faster than a june bug on ice and so hysterical. I'm thinking his future might involve a spotlight and a standing ovation. Danyel is absolutely gorgeous, funny and so much the mama. She enjoys every moment with her boy. The love they share can't help but get on you a little. Jake.. you rocked it buddy!

a very long time

It has been I think a million an a half years since I posted.. Two moves and many stories later.. I am B.A.C.K! To try to fill in the gaps since Sept 2007.. umm, yeah.. not so much. So I'll start with yesterday. ; }

Beautiful mama Kelly, her fantastic son.. and one cool bike hit the Park Blocks in Portland. Talan is all boy and wanted nothing to do with those fluffy pretty leaves until he found out, oh yeah... you can toss them! We started our day with a sandwich and coffee and ended with a hug and a promise of a greasy spoon breakfast soon. Johnny B's in SE might do the trick.