I’m recovering from hip surgery I had in mid-March and my surgeon says walking is a great way to rebuild my strength and flexibility. Since I’m not yet physically up to steep hills and our mountains are still buried under deep snow, I’m finding places to walk that are gentle. That means they’re also friendly to families with kids.
Two of my favorite easy walks near Bellingham are along the north shore of Lake Whatcom and the forest of Stimpson Family Nature Preserve near Sudden Valley. They’re both great outdoor portrait locations, too. Continue reading →
Every year about this time I get puzzled looks from kids who have just finished their junior year in high school, and their parents, when I remind them that now is the time to get their senior portraits made. Portraits just aren’t on their mind as the carefree (or busy with a job) days of summer approach.
Why get senior portraits made now, rather than toward the end of senior year? For most high school seniors in Whatcom County, it boils down to the yearbook deadline. All local schools require senior portraits to be submitted around early October. Most schools accept and encourage creative senior portraits from independent photographers (Ferndale is an exception). Continue reading →
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with Josh, a Ferndale High School senior, to create his senior portraits. We met at Hovander Homestead Park, just outside Ferndale, for a couple of hours on a glorious April afternoon for his session.
The video slideshow shows my favorites from his session. He and his mom have since narrowed down the choices, picking favorite expressions and poses. Continue reading →
September and October are prime months for high school senior portraits. Yearbook deadlines are coming up, so if you know a senior at any of Whatcom County’s high schools have them give me a call (360-671-6851) to arrange their senior portrait session. Continue reading →
The Historic Fairhaven Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, September 18 is a huge one-day event throughout Bellingham’s Fairhaven district. Look for tents in front of businesses throughout the neighborhood where there will be bargains on books, clothes, portraits, pottery, shoes, and much more.
I’ll be out on the street in front of Finnegan’s Alley at 1106 Harris Avenue, where my studio is located, with an outdoor portrait studio. Stop by for a quick portrait of you, your kids, your family, or your pet. Bring your friends, bring your funny hat, dress wild or dress mild. It’ll be fun and it’ll be quick. Packages begin at just $20. Continue reading →
This is my favorite time of the year to photograph familes and seniors outdoors. The weather is still nice, the light is flattering, and we’re starting to get a little color in the maples and shrubs. Soon the rainy season will be upon us again and we’ll all want to curl up with a good book by the fireplace.
Fall is also a time when families are starting to think about Christmas and other holiday gifts, as well as Christmas cards. With a fall portrait you’re a step ahead of the game and can avoid the holiday rush.
For high school seniors, yearbook deadlines are coming up fast in October. If you haven’t had your portrait made yet, there’s still time but you shouldn’t delay any longer.
Call 360-671-6851 today to schedule your session.
Conform to the norm and simultaneously express your individuality? Be the same but be different? Separate from parental influence and at the same time show you love them and the security they provide? The high school years are full of these dichotomies as teens grow and become individuals. Continue reading →
Join me on Tuesday evening, April 13, to celebrate the opening of the new Turner Photographics studio in Bellingham’s Fairhaven district. I’m having an open house from 4 to 7 pm to show off the space, meet my neighbors, and renew friendships. The studio is in Suite 205 on the second floor of Finnegan’s Alley, 1106 Harris Avenue. That’s across the street from Dos Padres restaurant and above Wild Blueberries children’s boutique. The elevator is to your right as you enter the building from Harris. Continue reading →
Everyone takes snapshots of their family. We want to preserve the memories of good times together, vacations in exotic locations, and goofy things our kids do. We don’t put a lot of thought into these pictures. Just grab the camera, line everybody up, and snap away.
When it comes to investing in a professional portrait it pays to spend a little time planning. What you wear, where your portrait is made, and where you will display it in your home are all important. Continue reading →
Senior models for the class of 2011 are coming into the studio for their early sessions. We’ve extended the sign-up deadline to April 30 so if you’ve been thinking about it there’s still time. You get an early studio session now, a location session in June, and a family session in the fall. Continue reading →