Welcome to my Blog. I want to share some of my portraiture work here on these pages. My posts will include photos from some family sessions, professional headshots, event photography around Port Townsend, high school seniors , and some of my pet photography.
Boarderline Dance Team at Rhody Parade
High School Senior Photos in Historic Downtown Port Townsend
Thank you Luke for this review on working with your family and LuElle to capture her Senior photos.
School is out for summer, well almost. Consider booking a family session today.
If you liked my Rhody slideshows, capturing images on the fly, imagine if I photographed your family session this summer at Fort Worden or Chezemoka Park.
I have had the best time the last couple of weeks going through hundreds of Rhody Parade photos going back to 2003. I put together several slideshow/videos here on my Blog including this year's 2023 Rhody Grand Parade. I only had a few seconds to capture floats or parade participants as they quickly passed. If you liked the work you saw in the slideshows, imagine the kind of lovely images I could capture of your family during a portrait session.
Despite the cool weather, we will eventually see summer here on the Olympic Peninsula. With school out soon you may be looking at your calendar and figuring out when your out-of-town guests may be coming for a visit. Consider having photos taken while your family is here in Port Townsend. Fort Worden is a lovely spot as is Chetzemoka Park or even Point Hudson where this family portrait was taken. Give me a call today to chat about having Deja View Photography photograph that anniversary party or a family reunion or a special gathering sometime this summer. (360) 385-2662
Remembering my Mom and Dad's wedding anniversary.
Memorial Day Wedding 1950
Today would have been my parent's 73rd wedding anniversary. I treasure this and other family photos I have collected over time. Years ago my Dad passed boxes of old family photos on to me saying, "no one but you will appreciate these when we are gone." My passion for photography and preserving memories for my clients is influenced by having photos like this one of my family.
In 1950 my Dad was in the Army, just back from Japan and I think stationed at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin when they were married. Those bow ties are something else, that seems a bit wild for my Dad. I love that I have a print of this image which has held up amazingly well. I have several other photos from their wedding day too. I have only worked with a digital camera, so I'm really impressed with the ability of the film Photographer from the Montgomery Studio in Harvard, Illinois.
My Dad passed a couple of months before their 70th anniversary and my Mom passed six months later. After Mom died, my cousin, Andy shared a news clipping from the Beloit Daily News “Especially for Women” section from June 1, 1950. I knew they were married at the Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon, Wisconsin but I was surprised to learn it was a candlelight service on a Tuesday at 3 pm. It was a single-ring service before 100 friends and relatives. Sharon was a small community then with only about 1200 residents. I marvel that 100 people were there at the church on a workday afternoon. I wonder if in the early 1950’s was a mid-week, afternoon candlelight, single ring ceremony with sweet peas bouquets popular?
The newspaper wrote an incredibly detailed description of Mom’s dress. “The bride wore a gown of white marquisette, fashioned with a double ruffle of lace styling the decollete neckline, fitted bodice with tiny buttons up the back and a fully gathered skirt draped aside to reveal row upon row of ruffled lace, and terminating in a swirl of trains. Her fingertip veil of the gossamer white net with an edge of lace was held by a crown of lace and scrolled satin. She carried a bouquet of white roses and pale blue sweet peas, centered by pink roses.” She/he went on to describe the three-tiered cake, the song, I Love You Truly was song by Dorothy Lee, details of the clothes my Grandmother’s wore, even the tan suit with white accessories Mom was to wear on their honeymoon. I can almost picture all of this without a photograph but how precious it is to have one.
It is amazing all the questions you find unanswered after losing your parents. Learning the details of their wedding day is something I wished I had asked about when they were alive. How wonderful they had each other for almost 70 years. They made quite a team.
Let me help you by capturing photo memories of your family. You can't hang a thumb drive. Let me show you beautiful luster prints, wall art and other print products that will be treasured for generations by your family too. Give me a call today to schedule a free consultation. (360) 385-2662
Port Townsend 2023 Rhody Parade
If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade. That's life. Mike Ditka
Port Townsend 2018 Rhody Parade
"I'm still passionately interested in what my fellow humans are up to. For me, a day spent monitoring the passing parade is a day well-spent." Garry Trudeau
Another video of one of our Port Townsend Rhody Parades from the past. This is from 2018. I have so many photos that I have wanted to share and this year's parade starts at 1 today.
Port Townsend 2012 Rhody Grand Parade
Never let the guy with the broom decide how many elephants can be in the parade. Merlin Mann
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