Poem by Melinda Ruby
Three years ago (1999), the Milwaukie Police Department asked me to take headshots of their officers and to create a collage for them, and every once in a while they ask me to update it with new hires and position changes. Here is the most recent collage I created for them; and below it are … Continue reading Professional Collages: Corporate Photography
Milwaukie Oregon Photographer, Business Portraits
Autumn walks in Oregon. Photography
We had a snow/ice event here in Portland area this past week. Many are still without power. It was beautiful and scary at the same time. I didn't expect it be so damaging. We finally ventured out for a drive and saw so many trees/branches down, and a couple precarious power lines. One a live … Continue reading Snow, Ice, and Keeping Warm
Hayley and I planned for two months for this photo shoot. Finding a location proved to be much harder than I thought. Who would have thought it would be hard to find a body of water with clear enough water in Oregon that wasn't also freezing cold or too far for us to meet? I … Continue reading Lady of the Lake
A couple of weekends ago, we had a getaway coinciding with my son's fourteenth birthday and Mother's Day. I love that Mother's Day often overlaps with my first child's birthday. My child who made me a mother in the first place. My child who isn't a child anymore, but a teenager! It has been a long … Continue reading Lincoln City, Oregon
Recently, I worked with a college student model at Sellwood Park. She was a joy to work with. I think she is fantastic; smart, beautiful, and with a creative vision. She is also a photographer as well.
Snow hit Portland, Oregon this winter and crescendo-ed with a storm snow accumulation of 8-12 inches and it is still here almost a week later. The last time this happened was eight years ago, so I have made sure to capture as much as I could to make up for lost time. At the time … Continue reading Snow in Portland (part 1)
When it does not happen often, you appreciate it when it does. The beauty of how frost outlines the leaves especially grabs me this year. Three days of winter weather here in PDX. Our days of frost, then snow, and then ice. This is the day of frost.