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The Blog is a place we like to share some of our recent photo sessions, talk about the amazing people we get to work with, and let you in on a little bit of our crazy lives. We are a wife and husband team, who love our job and love working together. That's a photo of us on the right we took during a snow storm in Central Park. Leave it to us to visit New York during one of the worst snow storms in 60 years! Of course it did make for a great photo. We hope you stick around to enjoy some of our work and get to know us. We promise to share some of our crazy adventures. If you feel like it be sure to show us some love by leaving us Blog comments, they always make us feel good. Thank you for visiting! ~Brandy & Justin

A Product Showcase ~ Oregon Senior Photographers

This collage just arrived and I thought it would be great to share. This is a collage option we offer for all our photography services. This collage happens to be for Caitlynn, who was our Rep for the Class of 2011. I love how her collage turned out. It allows her and her family to enjoy so many of the images from her two sessions...all in one place. This 24x36 is going to be a beautiful art piece on their wall. We offer collages in a wide variety of sizes and design options.

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Las Vegas and WPPI Recap ~ McCloud Photography

We have been meaning to write a recap of WPPI 2011 but how do you write a recap about such a massive event. In 5 short days, the things we learned and the experiences have brought us to make some great changes to our business. We have started offering some fun new products, made some simple changes to our workflow that have increased our productivity, and changed the way we are doing a few things. We are sure all the changes will have postive results for our clients.

Some of the high lights are always the platform classes. There are always so many great speakers to choose from. So many of their stories are so inspirational. By the time we attended the last class of the week we end up with quite a list of action items to add to our to-do list. Then of course, the trade show floor. Two gigantic rooms full of gear, products, and every photography item imaginable. It really is a large toy store for photographers. However, one of the greatest parts of WPPI is the friendships you can build with other photographers. We had the chance to meet so many great people this year and we are so excited to have new friends. If you are a professional photographer and you have never been to WPPI, we highly recommend you make the investment. It is well worth it for you and your business.

Unfortunately, we were so busy at the convention that we didn't even have time to take photos. So, you have to settle for a boring photo of my WPPI pass. :-)

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Roger & Michelle's Sneak Peek ~ Oregon Wedding Photographer

Roger and Michelle's wedding this past Thursday was beautiful. We wanted to post a sneak peek so they could have something to look at while we sort through the many images.

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Roger and Michelle's Engagement Session ~ Oregon Photographer

Roger and Michelle are getting married today. We realized we hadn't shared any of their engagement photos so what better day then their wedding day. Enjoy these images while they are celebrating their wedding. We will be back with the wedding photos to show soon.

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Newborn Photographer ~ Oregon Salem Monmouth Albany

Just a little peek of when Olive stopped by our studio for her newborn session. She was just over a week old. Oh so huggable, lovable, kissable, which of course is exactly what I had to do while holding her.

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Lincoln City Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

I recently took a few days off to enjoy some time with my mom, something I do way too little of. We took a trip to the Oregon Coast and stayed right along the beach with a beautiful view. One of my favorite memories growing up were my trips to the beach with my mom. Hours talking as we watch the ocean, eating junk food, shopping at the outlet stores, talking some more, staying up way too late, all part of a few wonderful mother-daughter days together. I don't want to let too many days pass before we enjoy time like this again. I am thinking it's something we should do every year but without the repeat of the Tsunami ending our trip.

This photo is a sunset we watched from the balcony of our room.

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Travis and Danae's Engagement Session ~ Corvallis Oregon Photographer

As we said in last nights blog, in true Oregon fashion, it was definitely a wet day! It left us looking for new and unexpected locations. Luckly, Travis and Danae are both OSU alumni so they knew the campus well. They were able to show us some great new spots. We also have to thank them for being willing to try things, even as people had to walk around them as they posed for photos inside. They may of been cold and a little wet but they never let it show. We just know that their wedding is going to be blast to photograph this summer. Travis and Danae, thank you for spending a wintery Oregon day with us.

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Corvallis Oregon ~ OSU ~ Engagement Photographer

We just finished the final touch-ups to Travis and Danae's engagement photos and just had to put a quick image on-line before we turn off the computers for the night. It was a very rainy session but Travis and Danae were great. In one of the next posts, we will be sure to post proof of the rain. :-) Of course, the first image we chose to share had to include their puppy!

Birth Photographer ~ Salem Oregon

I am still on a high from photographing this birth. I never thought I would say this but I really can't wait to photograph another birth! So, if anyone is interested, we are available for birth photography. Maybe I should state that a little differently and say I am availble for birth photography, this is a time when Justin will not be assisting me :-) Onto Lindsey and Baby Olive.

I have been wanting to share these photos with everyone but wanted to wait until Lindsey saw them first. This weekend, she gave me permission to share more photos from the birth of her newest little one. It's still hard to put into words how amazing the experience was and what an honor it was to be there for these precious moments. I had been in contact with Lindsey all day by text and with Sean by phone working to plan the exact time I should arrive. I arrived just a few minutes before they had asked and thank goodness I did because when I walked in the door Lindsey was pushing. In all of about 8 minutes, Olive was born. She was perfect, healthy and beautiful. I must say, I have always thought Lindsey was amazing and capable of pretty much anything but now I think she is even more amazing!

I can't wait to watch this little angel grow. Congratulations Lindsey and Sean! It was only fitting Olive's birth would be the first I photographed. You may have started out as the perfect clients but over the past few years, you have turned into wonderful friends. We are so happy for you and your now family of four.

Lindsay and Sean waited to find out if it was a boy or girl. The doctor was holding the baby up for them to see.

Sean holding Olive for the first time.

Jen, Lindsey's sister holding her new niece. Look at the way Olive is looking at her aunt. I love this first moment between them.

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Bend Oregon Wedding ~ McCloud Photography

Here are some of the pages from the inside of Ryan and Melissa's album. Their wedding took place a the beautiful Aspen Hall in Bend. It was truly an amazing wedding and a great time.

Other vendors who made their wedding great were:

Wedding Location: Aspen Hall

DJ & MC: Matt's Entertainment

Wedding Cake: Enlightened Patisserie

Catering: Tate & Tate Catering

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Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer

I love when a clients album arrives! I hear the sound of the truck, then door bell, and I go running to the door, tear into the box so excited to see it. This is a few photos of Ryan and Melissa's Wedding album that just came in. We photographed there wedding in Bend this summer.

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Birth Photos ~ Salem Oregon Photographer

This evening I had the amazing opportunity to photograph the birth of Lindsey and Sean's baby girl! There really are no words, so instead I will leave you with this image. More photos to come.

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