Pfaus Photography: Blog https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Pfaus Photography 2009-2018 jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:26:00 GMT Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:26:00 GMT https://www.pfausphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u419377889-o498874558-50.jpg Pfaus Photography: Blog https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog 120 79 Book your Fall Mini Session now for a 25% discount!! https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/7/book-your-fall-mini-session-now-for-a-25-discount 10 day sale on 2018 Fall Mini Sessions! Click HERE to book while there is still lots of availability

 

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) beaverton oregon family photographer family photography jenkins estate photography photographer Portland Oregon portland oregon family photography Toddler https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/7/book-your-fall-mini-session-now-for-a-25-discount Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:26:13 GMT
Sister Session https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/3/sister-session Michelle brought her 2 year old Aurelia in to the studio and brought along her big sister. This turned in to such a fun sister session. WIth a big age gap (2 and 15) it was such a different sibling session, and I loved it! Mom snuck in for a few as well and it definitely got me excited for Mother's Day Minis coming up in May! 

Book one here!

Mother's Day Mini Booking

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Preschool Portraits! https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/2/preschool-portraits

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) beaverton oregon family photographer family photography photographer portland oregon portland oregon family photography preschool portraits https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/2/preschool-portraits Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:12 GMT
Mother's Day Mini Sessions https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/2/mothers-day-mini-sessions  I am so excited about being able to offer these this year in the warm and dry studio! These sessions are for moms and kids only (no matter their ages!). We'll capture some classic and simple portraits you or the mom you know will love for many yers to come!

 

Click here to book, spaces are limited! 

 

 

Fine Print: Due to the limited nature of this one day event the full purchase price is required to secure your session time. Session fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another individual. Sessions cancelled within 24 hours will be eligible for a credit good for 1 year from original date of session and valid for the amount paid towards any other service offerring.

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) beaverton oregon family photographer family photography mini session photographer portland oregon portland oregon family photography toddler https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/2/mothers-day-mini-sessions Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:39:13 GMT
What is a Silly Session?? https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/2/what-is-a-silly-session What is a silly session??

These are 10-15 minute sessions starring your silly kiddo just being themselves! No yelling "smile!" or getting frustrated because they aren't cooperating. The secret.... shhh don't tell the kids... is that I always end up with some AMAZING natural smiles in the process. Being silly means laughter between those crazy faces. Each of these sessions comes with a 16x20 collage print (or optional canvas for an additional fee) of your six favorite images. These galleries generally end up with 20+ finished images to choose from. In love with them all??? Purchase the entire gallery for $100 for digital download rights! 

These sessions are for kiddos 4+, they must be able to safely and independently sit on a stool.

 

Check out the sample images below, and if you are looking for availability,

email me for dates!

 

 

 

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2018 Mini/Special Session Schedule https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/1/2018-mini/special-session-schedule Click HERE to book your session now!

 

Happy New Year! 

I finishing up business planning for the year and cannot even explain how much easier it is to do now that I am finally (after 10 years) doing photography full time! I'm very excited to be back at the beach this summer and to be able to plan for some more shorter sessions including two full weekends of studio minis, which were a huge hit last year! 

Mini sessions are $150 and include a 15 minute session with download rights for five images. Additional images and even a discount on the whole gallery is also available. Minis generally yield 25 + images to select from. Outdoor minis are sprinkle or shine, which means that we shoot unless it's a downpour in which case we'll  reschedule. It's Oregon!

Beach Sessions are $200 and again, we'll reschedule only if it's pouring. We'll shoot in the Cannon Beach area (Ecola or Tolovana), finalized as the date gets closer. While shorter than a traditional full session these are not considered a "mini" as they are 25 minutes and include download rights to 10 images. We'll shoot within 2 hours of sunset for that gorgeous evening beach light!

 

All sessions listed above are non refundable and due to limited availability require the full fee to reserve your date and time. I understand that situations beyond your control can sometime mean cancellations are unavoidable, so your fee cost may be used for another session within one year if you contact me to cancel (no-shows forfeit their fee) to cancel as quickly as possible. Rescheduling does not guarantee the same location as your original appointment.

Questions before you book? Email me!

 

Ready to book? Click HERE!

 

 

 

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) beaverton oregon family photographer family photography jenkins estate photography photographer portland oregon portland oregon family photography toddler https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2018/1/2018-mini/special-session-schedule Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:31:13 GMT
New Years Headshot Sale Day! https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2017/12/new-years-headshot-sale-day

Big professional plans for 2018? Start the new year off right with refreshed images for your website, business cards, marketing materials, LinkedIn, or other social media.

To make this even easier I am offering a headshot sale day!

On 1/13/18 only, for $69 you'll receive...

  • 10 minute session
  • (1) High resolution digital download
  • 3 Backgrounds (Gray, White, & Wood)
  • (1) High Res Digital Download
  • Purchase more or opt for your whole finished gallery after the session

 

Simple & quick! No excuses for not making sure you and your brand is ready for the new year!

Click HERE to book or HERE to ask any questions prior to scheduling.

Have an office of five or more to book? Let's chat about creating an hour or two for all of you to get done at one time. Having consistent images for your website is so important, especially on a staff or about us page.

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) beaverton headshots headshot mini sessions portland oregon headshot photographer portland oregon headshots tigard headshots washington square headshots https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2017/12/new-years-headshot-sale-day Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:35:33 GMT
Tips for a better headshot and marketing images https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2017/11/tips-for-better-headshot-and-markeing-images One of the most important things you can do for your professional career is having a current headshot and branding images. The key is how quickly potential clients, customers, colleagues, and employers get a feel for your brand. You may be in sales or not, but you are always selling YOU.

As a (former) career HR professional working in varied industries, I have a unique ability to understand the impact your social media presence can have to either attract or turn away opportunity. Remember the old (but very relevant) adage: you only get one chance for a first impression. Let's look at my headshot on my About Me page for example. I had plenty of stuffy "professional" shots from my corporate career, but are those appropriate for who I am selling as a photographer? Nope! What you see on that page is who you will find when you show up for a session. 

Your LinkedIn image will most certainly be different than your Twitter, right? It should be! More importantly, neither of them should be a selfie or an image where you have obviously cropped out others. It should be all about you. 

 

Here are my top tips for a great headshot/marketing image.

1. Stay true to yourself! If you have natural look then don't overdo it with makeup just for your images. Does your industry work in a more casual atmosphere?  Skip the suit. You should never show up for a client meeting or interview and not be recognizable from the images of yourself online!

2. The image should have a high attention to detail. This includes choosing wardrobe that is attractive to your audience. If you are working with a white collar group then choosing well tailored and subdued clothing will be important. If your audience is varied then option that reach a larger group will be necessary. Searching for head shots in your industry and selecting the ones that speak to can be helpful in determining what is consistently attractive to your eye.

3. Your photo(s) should be approachable but still convey confidence! That can be a tricky combination. Posture and posing can make or break your intention. Always choose personality over glitz. Everyone has a stiff headshot, makes yours memorable. 

I'm happy to elaborate on any and all of the tips above, let's chat and get your brand refreshed and working for you!

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Portland Family Session - Tilikum Crossing https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2017/10/portland-family-session---tilikum-crossing The Cameron's and I scheduled this session a few months out but still managed to get what was essentially the perfect Fall afternoon. We really couldn't have asked for better light or temps last week. The pedestrian bridge is perfect for busy 3 year old twins...no fear of traffic!

 

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2016 Cannon Beach Family Sessions https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2016/6/2016-cannon-beach-family-sessions Incredible chance to book a family session with the majestic Cannon Beach backdrop for a discounted rate. 

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon beach minis cannon beach family photographer family photography oregon photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2016/6/2016-cannon-beach-family-sessions Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:03:48 GMT
Mesirow Family - Portland Oregon Family Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/11/mesirow-family---portland-oregon-family-photographer I met the Mesirow family when their youngest was a newborn. I am continually amazed at how quickly time flies. He's a full of life and personality 4 year old now! We met up at a new favorite spot of mine in Beaverton in October and I am in love with all of their images from our session.

 

 

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon Toddler beaverton oregon family photographer family photography photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/11/mesirow-family---portland-oregon-family-photographer Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:41:08 GMT
Collyer Wedding - Portland, Oregon Wedding Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/9/collyer-wedding---portland-oregon-wedding-photographer Aaron and Robyn are friend's of mine and so when I got the opportunity to shoot their super fun wedding day I jumped at the chance! I just knew it would be so much fun, and I wasn't wrong!

Horning's Hideout is such a fun venue and in the peak of summer the blooming flowers and the lake are a perfect backdrop.  

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) horning's hideout wedding photography portland oregon wedding photographer portland wedding photography washougal wedding photography wedding https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/9/collyer-wedding---portland-oregon-wedding-photographer Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:16:25 GMT
Stearns Wedding - Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/9/stearns-wedding---portland-oregon-wedding-photographer Michelle and Andrew managed to have a genuine and love filled day that was so laid back and fun... I had a blast! Her parent's beautiful Washougal, WA home was site of the ceremony and small reception afterwards... followed by a larger reception at Relish located in Sellwood. What a fun venue, the weather was just perfect for a party on their beautiful patio. After dark everyone came inside for dancing and a photo booth!

Thanks for choosing me to capture your lovely day!

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) portland oregon wedding photographer portland wedding photography sellwood wedding photography washougal wedding photography wedding https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/9/stearns-wedding---portland-oregon-wedding-photographer Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:11:31 GMT
Deymonaz Family - Extended Family Photographer - Portland, OR https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/9/deymonaz-family  

Have you ever seen such a good looking family??? I love big family sessions! There I said it. It's just so much fun to see the indivdual families and give the whole group images that they will cherish and pass on forever. This is my second time with this group and getting to compare the kiddos was really fun. They also added little Owen since the last session so now that the family is complete is was definitely time for a re-shoot.

 

This was shot on the property of their family home. It's really beautiful and I always joke about renting it out for shoots because it gets the most amazing evening light and that barn... I mean.

 

Interested in booking a session or just want to ask some questions first?? Email me and let's chat!

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon Toddler beaverton oregon family photographer family photography photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/9/deymonaz-family Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:53:09 GMT
Van Lom - Portland Blended Family Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/8/van-lom---portland-blended-family-photographer I've known Todd for 18 years, we met working at Starbucks when I was just a baby of 18. We reconnected 13 years later working together again! I've done a few sessions for Todd & Holly including senior photos for his son, Dylan and a family session last year with just the little guy but we finally got the whole family together. Holly was thrilled as this was their first family photos EVER, in the 12 years they have been married.

We met up in the Pearl District to walk around and see what we could find. It was a nice laid back vibe and the weather co0udln't have been better. We got a break in the heatwave which made teh stroll so lovely. Cayden managed to find any and everything to parkour off of, but was more than willing to stop and give me some sweet smiles. When I found that amazing yellow wall I just knew we needed to do something fun in front of it. Having older kids makes it so much fun, they listen and follow directions!! It's a novelty for me as I generally have families with kiddos 8 and under.

Hope you enjoy these!

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2015 Portland, Oregon Fall Mini Sessions https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/8/2015-portland-fall-mini-sessions I know, I know. It's still 100 degrees outside. It will be Fall before we know it though and it's time for me to start booking Fall Mini Sessions! Fall is by far my busiest time of year and these minis are always VERY popular! I guarantee they will sell out (6 years running) so book quickly!

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

FAQs:

  • How many photos will I get for my session fee?
    • Your online gallery will include a minimum of 15 images to select from, generally between 20-25. Each image will be available in black and white and color. You will have a credit for 5 images included with your session fee. Additional prints or images are available either a la carte or via packages. Love the whole gallery and cannot possibly pick?? Purchase the download rights to all your images for the mini special price of $200. You will have 10 days to complete your online order, after that date it's a $25 fee to activate the gallery for ordering.
  • How quickly will I receive my gallery after our session?
    • Within 10 days. The 12/5 sessions will be delivered with 7 days to ensure you are able to use them for your holiday cards.
  • What if it rains???
    • Yep, we live in Rain Town, USA. Sometimes we get rain outs. I will cancel as soon as I know the weather isn't going to cooperate. Sometimes that's the day before, sometimes it's the morning of. In the event of a rain out I will give dates/times available for rescheduling. There are no refunds for rain outs, we will work together to ensure we get your session rescheduled. I do not cancel for light sprinkles.
  • Can I use a mini for a maternity or engagement session?
    • Of course!
  • FAQs:

  • How many photos will I get for my session fee?
    • Your online gallery will include a minimum of 15 images to select from, generally between 20-25. Each image will be available in black and white and color. You will have a credit for 5 images included with your session fee. Additional prints or images are available either a la carte or via packages. Love the whole gallery and cannot possibly pick?? Purchase the download rights to all your images for the mini special price of $200. You will have 10 days to complete your online order.
  • How quickly will I receive my gallery after our session?
    • Within 10 days. The 12/5 sessions will be delivered with 7 days to ensure you are able to use them for your holiday cards.
  • What if it rains???
    • Yep, we live in Rain Town, USA. Sometimes we get rain outs. I will cancel as soon as I know the weather isn't going to cooperate. Sometimes that's the day before, sometimes it's the morning of. In the event of a rain out I will give dates/times available for rescheduling. There are no refunds for rain outs, we will work together to ensure we get your session rescheduled. I do not cancel for light sprinkles.
  • What do I need to do to book?
    • ‚ÄčEmail me! Your session fee ($125) is a retainer for the date/time and is due to reserve and book.

READY TO BOOK? HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? CLICK HERE NOW!

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon Toddler beaverton oregon family photographer family photography jenkins estate photography photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/8/2015-portland-fall-mini-sessions Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:54:57 GMT
Houston Family - Portland Oregon Family Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/houston-family---portland-oregon-family-photographer Karen and her boys have had the (very) Portland luck of shooting in the cloudy weather for 3+ years now with me. This time we scheduled a Summer session! Oops, of course the ONE cloudy day this whole summer it feels like showed up on session day. Actually it was raining even. So we rescheduled. Guess what... yep. Cloudy. We all decided to push on through and we were lucky enough to actually have pretty decent light with the sun making an appearance here and there even! The extra time between the rescheduled dates also allowed her beautiful belly to grow and she looks amazing, am I right??

 

Interested in booking a session or just want to ask some questions first?? Email me and let's chat!

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon Toddler affordable children's photography affordable family photography beaverton oregon family photographer cooper mountain nature park family photos family photography photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/houston-family---portland-oregon-family-photographer Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:30:20 GMT
Ainsley - Portland, Oregon Children and Family Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/ainsley---portland-oregon-children-and-family-photographer Miss Ainsley... oh you are so fun! It's a breath of fresh air to have a session with just a single child. No other kiddos or family. She got to be the star of the show and woah... did she perform. A great mixture of silly and sweet we had the best time rolling in the long grasses out at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.

 

 

For questions or to book a session I can be reached via email. Let's chat!

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon affordable children's photography portland oregon affordable family photography beaverton oregon family photographer family photography photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/ainsley---portland-oregon-children-and-family-photographer Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:18:36 GMT
McDonalds - Portland Oregon Anniversary Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/mcdonalds---portland-oregon-anniversary-photographer Dani and Justin were married last year and unfortunately they weren't able to get the type of wedding formals they wanted that day (I didn't shoot their wedding). They decided to have them re-created for an anniversary shoot and I thought it was such a fabulous idea! We ended up with amazing summer weather and even though we chose a different location than their wedding venue, it had a very similar feel.
 

We even had time for a change of wardrobe to get in a more traditional anniversary session with their adorable Bernese, Maggie. She was seriously the most chill 1 year old dog I have come across. Plus with the heat that day her wagging tongue makes her look like she is smiling in all the photos.

Interested in booking a session with me? Email me!

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jenn@pfausphotography.com (Pfaus Photography) Portland Oregon beaverton oregon family photographer family photography jenkins estate photography photographer portland oregon family photography https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/mcdonalds---portland-oregon-anniversary-photographer Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:05:23 GMT
Zander Family - Columbia Gorge Family Photographer https://www.pfausphotography.com/blog/2015/7/zander-family---columbia-gorge-family-photographer Oh my. I really need to find a way to get more sessions at sunrise... at the gorge. I mean that light? It only happens for about 45 mins from sunrise and then it's already too bright to shoot. I am so thankful Kelsey was able to talk her husband and three kiddos to wake up before dawn and drive 30 mins into the gorge to Rooster Rock. It was so so so worth it.

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I had originally planned a different spot, but was watching the light and just knew we needed to stop NOW. That light doesn't wait for anyone. Luckily I knew Rooster Rock would provide a similar feel as my original location so we pulled over quickly and got to work. Kelsey emailed me later and mentioned that her kiddos were "so subdued, maybe I should get them up before dawn more often!"

Columbia gorge family photography session I knew I'd have my hands full with 3 pretty shy and reserved kids, but I pulled out all my tricks and was so happy to have gotten them engaged and their true personalities to shine through.

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