Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to have you here as I share my love for capturing event photography out and about in Port Townsend. I'll also post session photos from family gatherings to high school seniors, and even the adorable pets that steal our hearts, I believe every photo has a unique story.
Join me on this journey as I showcase my favorite portraits and share the stories behind them. I invite you to enjoy my posts including some fun videos/slideshows I have shared. Don't hesitate to leave a comment. Your feedback and interaction mean the world to me as I continue to pursue my passion for photography.
The other day I stumbled upon a fascinating news piece on NBC about the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Imagine, how something as common as hearing loss could have a profound impact on our overall brain health.
The segment on the Today Show shed light on hearing loss and dementia. It's eye-opening to see the increasing number of people developing early-onset dementia each year. Being aware of the connection between hearing loss and dementia is now more important than ever.
In 2020, after years of struggling with hearing loss, I finally decided to have my hearing tested at Peninsula Hearing in Port Townsend. Little did I know that this decision would make a world of difference. I ended up getting fitted with hearing aids and boy, do I wish I had done it sooner!
If you're curious, I highly recommend watching the Today Show segment, which is only 4 minutes long, on Hearing Loss and Dementia. It's an insightful piece that will truly make you think twice about the importance of taking care of your hearing health.
Feel free to share this Blog post with someone who might benefit from it and let's start a conversation about the importance of hearing care. You can also leave me a comment on what you thought of this fascinating information.
By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
In 2023, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $345 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise to nearly $1 trillion.
Thank you to everyone who voted for Deja View Photography. I want to express my gratitude for the lovely certificate I received from the Peninsula Daily News. Being recognized as a finalist for Best Photographer is truly an honor, and it means a lot to me to have the support of my community.
It's amazing to reflect on how far my business has come since I started selling cards and prints at the Port Townsend Farmers Market eighteen years ago. Today, I focus on providing professional headshots, family photos, event photography, and capturing the essence of High School Seniors.
If you're interested in setting up a session with me, now is the perfect time to think about updating your professional headshot. Give me a call at 385-2662, and let's capture your best self together. My Port Townsend studio is conveniently located just a few blocks from Jefferson Healthcare.
Thank you again to all those who voted for me and have supported my business over the years. Being part of our community brings me so much joy, and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to document special moments in the lives of incredible people like you.
Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn has been elected board chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. Check out this press release from WSHA to learn more about how Mike is working to improve the health outcomes for all Washingtonians.
Congratulations Mike. I took this headshot of Mike Glenn several years ago. A chance meeting late in 2015 at a JC Chamber luncheon was the first time I met Mike. Little did I know, that that encounter would pave the way for a great working relationship with Jefferson Healthcare.
My first job was photographing staff as they worked at the Sheridan clinic. The warm smiles and genuine interactions between providers and patients made those sessions joyful to photograph. In 2016 I began taking photos of the yearly Wells Heart Event, a JHC Foundation fundraiser, and did that for several years. That same year I photographed the opening of the new wing of Jefferson Healthcare, and later the opening of the Women’s Clinic.
Over the years, I've had the privilege of photographing probably close to 300 provider headshots. I believe I have been able to capture their friendly personalities and those images are used on the JHC website with their bios to help one find a provider they would enjoy working with. You can also see the headshots I have taken on the TV screens located in all the clinic waiting rooms.
I am immensely grateful for the connection I made with Mike and Jefferson Healthcare all those years ago. The bonds formed with the staff have created friendships that have enriched my life and helped my headshot business grow. It's been an honor to capture JHC milestones and work with Mike and everyone at Jefferson Healthcare.
Jefferson Healthcare also offers a very informative newsletter with updates on the hospital expansion, classes for the community and relevant articles about current issues. Dr. Molly Parker just wrote an interesting article entitled Lonely? You Are Not Alone.
A powerful headshot can make a world of difference for a business person, showcasing their confidence, credibility, and unique personal brand. At Deja View Photography, I specialize in capturing headshots that leave a lasting impression. Whether you're a business owner, professional, or real estate broker, a fresh and updated headshot can help you stand out in a competitive market. Let me capture your professional essence and help you make a statement that speaks volumes. Reach out to me today and let's create headshots that make waves! Give me, Deja, a call today at (360) 385-2662.
I had a blast last night at Girls' Night Out here in Port Townsend. It was an incredible mix of catching up with old friends & making new connections. Attendees embraced the 'Red Carpet Divas' theme & showed up in their most glamorous attire. Huge shoutout to the amazing local businesses that donated to make the evening extra special. Their generosity filled the gift bags & made the raffle prizes top-notch! Thanks to PT Vineyard for hosting the event, it was the perfect venue to offer both indoor & outdoor seating. I made a point to photograph people with some of the signs of businesses that helped sponsor the event. Sorry, I didn’t catch all the shops that took part. Check out the Main Street link to see the extensive list of supporters who made this PT Main Street event possible including Jefferson Healthcare, 1st Security Bank, Richmond American Homes & Holley Carlson, & Harmony Geske of Colwell Banker Best Homes. I missed the wrap-up party, but I had a great time photographing the lovely women in attendance as they explored the fabulous shops of downtown Port Townsend.
The Port Townsend Film Festival has come and gone, but the memories will last forever. I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer to capture the joy and excitement of the festival and the Rakers Car Parade, a highlight of the festival. From classic cars gleaming in the sunshine to filmmakers waving from their stylish rides, it was a fun sight. Jim Arrabito organized the parade like a band conductor matching filmmakers with cars. On top of that Jim might be the person who invented the word swag. He provided specially designed multi-purposed PTFF handkerchiefs, PTFF tote bags, drinks, and munchies all before the parade. The Chaotic Noise Band from Seattle even led the parade, setting the stage for an epic celebration of cinema and cars.
As the community gathered at Haller Fountain, cheers and warm greetings filled the air as Danielle, Executive Director of the PTFF, introduced the amazing filmmakers. I was amazed by the camaraderie and passion that radiated throughout the event, as car owners and filmmakers shared stories and indulged in lively conversations. It was evident that the later starting time created a relaxed atmosphere, allowing for more interaction between the talented creators and our wonderful community.
My photos capture the essence of the festival, showcasing the joy, creativity, and pure fun that filled the streets of Port Townsend. I love to capture images that show the uniqueness of my community. If you want to explore more of my Event Photography, head over to my website at Deja View Photography. If you enjoy my work let's chat about booking your own session for you, maybe an updated headshot or a family session. Let's make new photographic memories together.
I captured this colorful ad on the big screen at one of the venues during the Port Townsend Film Festival. The talented Terry Tennesen created this artwork, featuring headshots I've captured over the years for Windermere. I'm beyond grateful for their continued support and the opportunity to work with Michelle and her amazing team since 2019. While I love all types of photography, there's something truly special about capturing headshots and providing local businesses with images they can proudly display on their websites and social media. Thank you to Windermere for supporting my business, Deja View Photography. They are also long-time supporters of the festival as are many other local businesses who support the PT Film Festival every year. It is one of my favorite community events to volunteer to photograph here in Port Townsend.
If you are in need of a professional headshot that truly represents your brand, give me a call today. I offer both in-studio and on-location sessions. (360) 385-2662
Lights, camera, action. One of my favorite filmmakers is back at the Port Townsend Film Festival, and he brought his signature charm with him. I have followed Tedy Necula on Facebook since he was here with another film back in 2018. This year he brought his movie, The World is My Arena, a true story about a rugby player who had an accident that left him paralyzed. This morning was the last showing but you can still view this virtually with the PTFF online.
This afternoon I waited outside the theatre to capture Tedy as he left the Rose Theatre following a question-and-answer session about his movie. Tedy leaves a lasting impression on and off the screen. He has a definite charisma about him and I love capturing that with my camera. As in 2018, I had so much fun photographing him again today. So many people stopped him to chat as he headed to the door. I overheard them thanking him for his movie and telling them what an inspiration he was to them. I caught a sweet moment as he was thanked by a theatergoer. I was walking to my car as Tedy was heading off to lunch when a couple that he had been chatting with just minutes before returned. I think they had dashed off to the PT Shirt Company to buy a Port Townsend tee-shirt Tedy could wear on his return home to Romania tomorrow. I caught this series of delightful interactions as he displayed his new shirt. Then another long-time PT Film Festival supporter stopped to visit, wanting to make sure he said goodbye before Tedy left. This whole time I’m a “fly on the wall with a camera” documenting this really special series of moments.
I’m reminded of the power of photographs and the lasting impression and inspiration the kind of films, like Tedy’s bring to the PT Film Festival and the lasting connections the festival creates. I said goodbye to Tedy and dashed to my car. I tried not to speed as I headed home knowing I had caught some wonderful images and wanting to see them right away on my computer. As I culled and edited them, I realized that the wind had shifted the PTFF flags behind them so they didn’t read correctly, they were reversed. Thanks to Photoshop I was able to flip the entire image horizontally, so the flag reads properly. I’m thrilled to share these images as a permanent reminder of Tedy’s visit to the Port Townsend Film Festival. He told me this afternoon he would love to come back in the summer sometime for another visit. I look forward to his next visit.
What an incredible weekend. Now I have so many photos to share before the next festival, the PT Film Festival in a couple of weeks. The light was incredible in the morning, afternoon, and evening. It was great to connect with people I see at each festival and to have so many incredible opportunities to get great photos. I realized I have been taking WBF photos for 20 years. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did this weekend.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain
Witnessing the power and beauty of draft horses at the JC Fair's Draft Horse Pull was an unforgettable experience. From their excitement as they were harnessed to the sleds/boats loaded with concrete blocks, to the camaraderie among the owners and their teams. It reminded me of the determination of Huskies at a sled race or the anticipation of my dog Hailey as we head out the door for morning walks. Once the evener bar is attached to the sled/boat they are off. Out of 150 photos, I narrowed them down to a gallery of 85 on my website. Then finally down to these smaller collages. It was a bit of a challenge to figure out which set of teamsters went with each pair of horses. I think I was told that these horses weigh 1500 and more each. Many of them are still working horses here on WA farms and some still haul lumber out of the woods.
At first, while editing, all the horses looked the same. Then I recognized they had different colored harnesses, and were different in size, coloring, and markings. I was fascinated witnessing the command the young man here, had working with his team alongside his Dad. I've added a link to The Pocket Guide to Draft Pulls which had lots of great information about what I saw at the Fair. One of the teamsters told me Jefferson County Fair was their favorite to attend every year do to the large crowds they drew and the audience's response to the teams.
The team above, I believe was the winning team pulling the sled/boat loaded with 10,000 of cement blocks. Sunshine Propane brought in their truck and hoisted each cement block that weighed 500 pounds apiece. Additional blocks were added until the final team pulled 10,000 pounds. I think I read a CA team once pulled 18,000 pounds.
I was amazed at the control and calmness this young man handled his team of horses.
Raring to go, just waiting for the evener bar to be attached so they can pull the sled/boat.
The team above came in second or won a Red Ribbon at the Jefferson County Fair.
This was one of my favorite photos. I can imagine this magnificent horse looking to the crowd and asking them if they are paying attention, "Are you watching me now?"