Saturday, March 5, 2011

portland + awesome people + donuts



A couple weeks ago, I got to do my first-ever paid photo shoot. :-) With some really awesome people--my sister Johanna's family and in-laws. Beka is my brother-in-law's sister, and happens to my one of my favoritest people in the whole world.

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It was one of those days where everything that could go wrong... did. But it was awesome, in a crying-and-needing-a-nap-baby, getting-rained-on, crouching-and-holding-an-umbrella-between-my-knees-and-trying-to-take-photos, running-out-of-light, getting-lost, freezing-our-faces-off, drinking-tons-of-juice-bags kind of way.

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We started out at the train station.

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Uncle Paul and Katie.

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Adam.

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 John and Johanna are awesome, and they make really cute babies.

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Are Johanna's boots fabulous or what??

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Mushiness. ♥

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Victoria thoroughly enjoyed gnawing on her Uncle Adam's arm. ; )

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Beka: "Hey, guys, let's all jump simultaneously like in High School Musical!
Adam: "Or not."
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Then we went downtown...

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And got in the long, long line for Voodoo doughnuts.

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I've eaten a donut from here once, but I've never been inside.

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This photo makes me really happy for some reason...

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 HEAVEN. Look at those beautiful ones on the bottom right. Those are my life.

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Getting greedy with the epic pink box.

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My cocoa puff donut!

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Katie loves donuts, too. : )

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On the waterfront...

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{photo of yours truly, on the bridge I loved, taken by Johanna. ; ) }

So even though the photos didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, I had tons of fun gadding about with them downtown, and I learned a lot for future shoots. : )

33 comments:

  1. Those are GREAT photos, Polka Dot! You have some true talent with photography. :)

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  2. Those are also, Polka Dot! We have a friend who always does our family photo shoots and we have such a blast with her:)

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  3. Beka's shoes are FABULOUS! I have the exact same ones in black, and I adore them!

    Emily

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  4. I love the pictures!!! They all look great!

    I know about those days when everything that can go wrong does.

    ~Elizabeth

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  5. Fantastic job - 21 and 33 are standout people photographs! Congratulations on your first paid photo shoot (I know you'd of done it for free:)

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  6. These are great.. you should be proud!! And I love the last photo, your outfit is beautiful, I LOVE IT. :)

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  7. love love them! I've had weather ruin my plans more than once.. kind of aggravating. But oh, well. :P

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  8. Awwwww! Those are the CUTEST pictures!!! :D
    The ones of Beka, Paul and Adam are really sweet, I love sibling pictures. :D
    I was going to tell you my favorite, but as I scrolled down I realized that It would have ended up being the same length of the post! :P

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  9. Girl, you are AMAZING.
    my favrotires are 34 (love fedoras), 29, 21 (LOVE Katie's expression!!! so darling!) 3, 35 (Beka is so gorgeous and I love her outfits), and the one of you. Your top is AMAZING, LOVE the stipes!!!!!!!!
    :)

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  10. These are fabulous photos, Polka Dot!! I love every single one! : )

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  11. you're amazing! :D congrats on your first paid photo shoot!

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  12. If you were in my area, I would totally pay you to come and do a photoshoot :P

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  13. Good job on those photos! You got some really cute shots, despite everything. I know how it is when you build yourself up to go out and get "perfect" portraits and the baby isn't in the mood. :) Good job finding some moments to capture. You do have some pretty cute subjects, I have to say. LOVE the one of John and Johanna smooching. :)

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  14. I want a cocoa puff donut. That is all.

    No, wait, that isn't quite all. ;) Congrats on your first paid photo shoot...the photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. wow, your 1st paid photo shoot! congrats! did you shoot in Manual {mostly}? i'm curious to know because i'd like to do a photo shoot, but i'm afraid i'd get laughed at if i shoot in an auto program. :) thanks!

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  16. I love the photos.
    Especially 8. And 11. And 12. And 13. And 15. And...okay. All of them. :-)
    Thanks, sis.
    You're awesome.

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  17. Beautiful, love these shots. So much fun, personality, and love in them!

    http://jennymayandswede.blogspot.com/

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  18. WHAT?! Voodoo Doughnuts?? Lucky you, I've wanted to go there so long lol. Of course I'd get one of those donuts on the bottom... ;)

    LOVE those pics! You're a really good photographer.

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  19. Wonderful photos dear :) Your pictures are very very very charming. Also I LOVE DONUTS TOO! Seriously I am so jealous of the big donut on the bottom rack!


    ~Janelle

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  20. Suits + hats = charming. And those children are beautiful. Great shots! You are a wonderful photographer. I'm jealous. :)

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  22. These are oh, so sweet. That little one is precious! Those crumbs!

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  23. These are lovely!!! Those children are SO adorable. And so are the donuts. ;)

    I think my favorite shot is 14.

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  24. Fabulous photos! I can feel the love & joy in them :)

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  25. Fantastic...way to overcome the challenges of the day! And thanks for posting so we could enjoy them too!

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  26. you're a very talented photographer! wow, just look at these.

    i've got to say, i really love your blog! come visit sometime :)

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