Twin Falls, North bend, WA
Not too far away from the popular and crowded Snoqualmie Falls is a Twin Falls. A short hike takes you to a stunning series of waterfalls. A perfect destination for this sunny day.
Look & Feel Your Best Holiday Event
Hosted by RejuvenationMD and Bella Soul Spa
Thursday, December 7 at 4 PM – 7 PM
325 E GEORGE HOPPER
Burlington, Washington 98233
Had a great time last night at the Look & Feel Your Best Holiday Event and a big thanks to everyone that came by for wine, food and ready to look good for the Holidays. Even reconnected with a few people from the old winery. The hosts – RejuvenationMD and Bella Soul Spa put on quite an event and look forward to be a part of it next year.
This is a brief look at what actually happens before, during and after a shoot. Since each shoot is different as the people we photograph, there are a few things to work through. A Secret Door – Boudoir session usually requires a different approach and location than a formal portrait, a more casual Semi-formal or a custom themed shoot.
We do ask a lot of questions and there is an interview process. The more we understand who you are as a person and what you expect makes for a great session. Props, sets and locations are discussed. Wardrobe selection and a make-up consultation are vital. Make-up and hair is tricky and even though Assunta uses natural products – she has a portion of the interview devoted to cosmetics. Wardrobe choices need to be flattering and clients are rarely models, we help you with your selections. We want you to look your best. What are you going to use the photos for? We present ideas that will showcase the images and how we go about the shoot. For instance, if someone wants a Little Black Book for a boudoir session we’ll work on several series of images that flow together. This is also where storytelling comes in – we’ll tell your story through images. We bring a lot of commercial and editorial photography experience to a shoot and there is an emphasis on art direction.
Day of Shoot
Nervous? Everyone is nervous being in front of the camera to certain degrees. By the end of the session, everybody comments that it was easy and fun. We even provide wine or champagne to ease the nerves. On the day of the shoot we set up early if possible. Sometimes that is not the case and we need to carpool to our shoot location. Basically, we can set-up, do make-up and wardrobe simultaneously.
Russell sets up the lighting. We shoot a combination of natural light and studio strobes. Assunta does all the make-up, wardrobe and fixes hair. During the session we pose, offer directions and have a client do non-posed actions. It’s a relaxed approach and again –we keep it entertaining and fun.
After the Shoot
Digital files are edited and processed. Film is taken in for developing at our local lab (note – 2018 we’ll be developing our own.) and after it is returned, it will be scanned and edited. Proofing galleries are set up for the final edits. We rarely proof Secret Door (boudoir )shots online. The next step is to proof the images. We do this in person. At that time the selects are chosen, prints, folios and albums are discussed. If we do this in a client’s home, we can also suggest print sizes for wall space. Once an album layout is completed, there is another consultation for the book and revisions are made as necessary. Print and albums are delivered and immortalized in your home.
Though this is a brief overview, there are tons of details that are omitted. But, you get the idea – it’s a process and the photographs are reflected by our approach. A client never gets this much attention or results from a mall studio.
Location – Skagit
2x 8×12” Print
2x 5×7” Print
24 Wallet Prints
5 Digital Files for Social Media
20% Discount on Print, Wall Art or Album purchase.
Fall and Autumn leaves. What could be better? Whatcom, Skagit, Island, are all areas we work here at Assunta + Russell Photographers. We live in an amazing place here in the Pacific Northwest. Fall is a special time and winter is just around the corner. For November 2017, we are moving the studio outdoors and to a backdrop of yellows, gold and orange. Treat yourself to a personal portrait session. Simple, dramatic, sexy, complicated – we can put it together for you. Think about our Secret Door series – anything is possible. Clothes on or off, we know of some great secluded areas that are fun. Getting married – have your engagement or couples photos on a relaxed evening. Use the photos for a custom guestbook or a custom entry print. Gather the family for the family portrait. If you are actually reading this – we are including a print package and 5 files for social media – non watermarked. For the Holidays we are offering some amazing handcrafted products from Italy, printed on archival Canon HD paper (up to 300 years!!!!). Graphistudio is producing brilliant albums and folio boxes that not only showcase the images – but will remain timeless for generations. A match made in heaven and when we deliver the printed photographs, you’ll be blown away. So, Assunta and I are pretty excited to work with you in our corner of the world.
The Switch – Back to Analog.
For the last several months we have been re-introducing film back into our workflow. That means –we are shooting film. The transition has been very easy. We both came from pre-digital photography – film. The hardest part is looking at the back of the camera and there is nothing there. Yes, it is only the back of the camera. No preview. No chimping. After the shutter is clicked and forward the film –that’s it. It’s so easy that it’s hard to imagine that we obsess over the details and not be in the moment.
All shoots now are done on film both 35mm and 120 – Medium Format. It’s refreshing to see the finished results – a very different feel from digital. As the year goes on, we’ll be processing all our film as well.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOS
The Class of 2018 – it’s time to book your Senior Photo session. Package Upgrades, Create Your Own Collection, Payment Options and Plans are available.
|Location – Skagit|
2 – 5×7 Prints
24 Wallet Prints
|25% Discount on print or album purchases|
10 Digital Files for Social Media
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs Goedl.
Wedding photos are released:
Rachael Anne and Jake Goedl Wedding
September 29, 2017
Anacortes Arts Depot
Assunta + Russell Photographers
#Anacortes #Skagit #Wedding #weddingphotography #weddingphotographers #photography
Heron on the Rocks. Rosario – Deception Pass, WA
Putting the Hasselblad through its paces. Ran some film and starting to get the test rolls back.
#deceptionpass #rosario #Filmphotography #hasselblad #hasselblad500cm
2017 Skagit Valley Scottish Highland Games
Mount Vernon, WA
Here are some casual shots from the 2017 Skagit Valley Scottish Highland Games in Mount Vernon, WA. A beautiful summer afternoon with friends from Oregon. Drinking beers, eating meat pies and listening to some outstanding music. Events included pipe band competition, caber toss, sheaf toss, dancing, and sheepdog competition. This is the first time that I attended but will definitely be there all weekend next year. It might not be as large of an event as Enumclaw – Seattle Games, but it’s far more relaxed.
My new kilt arrived in time, however; I might have gained a few pounds since I quit smoking. Next year – a kilt that fits, both days, take tons of photos and represent Clan Morrison in the parade of clans.
#Bagpipes #caber toss #Clans #Events #Highland Games #Scotland #Scottish #Sheaf toss #Skagit #WA #Washington