A Day at the River
Here's a throwback to a fun shoot I did with this lovely lady a while back!
We went to a nice little spot on the Sandy River and soaked up the sun.
Glenn Otto Community Park has been a favorite spot of mine and makes for great pictures.
Cosplay: The Evil Within
I recently had the pleasure of working with three very talented cosplay artists. It can be an enjoyable challenge finding locations that suit whatever characters my models represent.
The characters portrayed here are from The Evil Within, A third-person survival horror game, developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks.
It's hard to make these artists look bad, but a typical flowery portrait location could certainly make them look very out of place. For the dark and gritty vibe of this game-world, we took to the streets of downtown Portland.
Check these artists out on Instagram!
Pictured from left to right:
@thefaustianspider @camcccos @jackwyan
Do you have an awesome cosplay that needs showing off with portraits like these?
The Trail of 10 Falls
A couple weeks ago, my husband and I hiked the Trail of Ten Falls in Silver Falls State Park.
I highly recommend this fun and beautiful trail. Located roughly 20 miles east of Salem, The park has over 24 miles of trails and 10 notable waterfalls that can be seen over the 8-ish mile perimeter of the park.
Here are my highlights from our adventure!
Fit for a Queen
This past weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer my services to the Abby's Closet - Special Needs Giveaway, a part of their anual Prom Dress Giveaway! This was such a beautiful day, filled with beautiful moments!
Back when I needed a dress for my senior prom, I attended the dress giveaway with a specific idea of what to wear for my school's "masquerade ball". I ended up walking away with a gorgeous cream ball gown, covered with little gold embellishments.
Pictured above from left to right: Angel Newman in blue, Rebekah Woodford(me) in my cream and gold gown from Abby's Closet in 2012
I've been a fan of the nonprofit ever since and was honestly geeking out a bit when I got to work with Abby, the awesome lady who started it all.
The organization is a host to dress giveways, scholarships, and fundraising events such as PROM a 21+ Event.
Pictured above from left to right: Abby Egland of Abby's Closet, Rebekah Woodford(me)
It was an honor assisting these beautiful young ladies in selecting a gown that fit their personality just right. There are so many images I want to share that this is actualy my biggest blog post yet! Enjoy.
I encourage you to visit abbyscloset.org to find out how you can get a dress, volunteer, or help out in any way!
Hero of the Year
The week before last, I shared a throwback of some portraits I got to take of my sister's growing little family. In those photos, she was sporting an adorable baby bump. Guess who just turned one?
Sweet little Joseph got his own photo shoot to celebrate his first trip around the sun and boy did he rock it! Have I told you how much he loves the camera? You can see his first feature on the blog in "A Baby and his Pumpkins", in which he was just seven months old.
Being such a super, little dude, he and his parents dressed for the occasion! Joseph wore his favorite beanie from Bombay Crochet and a shiny red cape! (a rectangle of fabric from Joann's)
Enjoy these highlights from our super shoot!
Rebekah Nichele Woodford, Photographer