Winter had me in a bit of a slump and the Cherry Blossoms were having a happy bloom so I asked Shana and Blake if they would meet me and let me take a couple pictures of them. I think I felt like I needed some practice being around people and directing a photo session, posing people, talking to them.... etc. The woes of the introvert who gets much to comfortable in the solitude. I think so highly of this couple, it was fun to take some photos of them and I cant thank them enough for indulging me in. I even brought out my Film camera and took a couple shots on film. The first 5 photos before the break are. those film photos, then on to a quick digital session around the cherry blossoms along the Waterfront in NW Portland.
A little history lesson about the Cherry Blossoms, (cause you know, I love to read the plaques and nerd out and do a bunch of google research on the places I go) They were a gift from Japan given for the dedication of the Japanese American Historical Plaza in 1990, which is what the park around the Cherry Blossoms to the Steel Bridge is called. According to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, the plaza was created to raise public awareness of the diversity of cultural experiences in America.
And here we are back, to the digital camera, and the entire session start to finish.
Author: ELLE JAMES
Wedding & Portrait Photography
*has camera, WILL TRAVEL*