Sara and Zach had a bright August day at Hunter Creek Farms in Wilsonville… a sort of fairy tale place just off the country road. It is a very versatile venue… lots of light and charming spaces to work with. Theirs was a family oriented and classic sort of day… simple and elegant.
The sky that afternoon was full of high wispy clouds and hard sun… it was a good time to try the digital version of Infrared film. It doesn’t have quite the same touch as the old Kodak product but it still conveys a different world.
One of the main advantages of hiring a professional photographer is that we have a sense of how a space will work in different seasons, different light… sometimes from having already shot there or from scouting it before your event. It’s a major strength in any case. Keep it in mind, ok?
Well, I’m not sure if this a a loose ends thing or just separation anxiety but I had to do it.
Yesterday was the full launch of my new website. It meant saying goodbye to my very old but much loved site… an unnerving process. It’s a little like that really soft, corduroy shirt I can’t seem to give up… it’s hanging in the back of my closet, elbows pretty thin and it certainly doesn’t fit me anymore but it’s that corduroy shirt.
The new site works well and looks pretty snazzy. Most importantly, I have the skeleton key so if I need to add or change images, I can do so and that is a real luxury. I wrote to my original designer to tell her about the switch and I could read the smiles in her reply… we had a good run. The old site was 7 years old which is like dog years in the tech world… you can look at the images and see a huge shift in quality alone. The old images were mostly film, of course, and scanned from prints which means all sorts of losses compared to today’s shoot and upload directness.
The new site will be a little sparse for a bit…I have just a few wedding galleries on there for now. I had hoped to come out of the gate in full stride but it will take some time to do it right and that makes a difference to me. The plan is to add more weddings and rework my portrait and personal archives with new galleries for those as well. The end result should tell you that I am capable of a range of good work.
Today, I pulled all of the old site jpgs out of their dusty folder and put them up into 3 small web galleries in case you want to see them. There is one for weddings, one for portraits and one for my personal work….the stuff I do for me. The shot above was an infrared day in Seattle with some good friends.I really miss infrared film but it’s nice to revisit it from a good scan like this one.
I hope you can see past the low resolution issue in the old site and just enjoy the content. As soon as I can get my taxes done and my other clients caught up, there will be new galleries to explore. And maybe my lawn will get mowed.