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Welcome to my new Blog. I'm saying goodbye to my Google Blog that I've had since 2009. I'll keep a tab on my website menu with a link to visit it. On this new Blog I plan to share some of the portrait work I have done recently of families and professional headshots for many local businesses here in Port Townsend.

Some browsers may not be able to load the Blog 2009-2021, which is part of the reason I'm finally starting a new Blog here on my website. 

Fall Apples

November 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Who knew there were so many wonderful quotes about apples?

"Comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love." ~ Solomon

"Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway." ~ Frank A. Clark

"An apple a day keeps anyone away, if you throw it hard enough." ~ Stephen Colbert

"If life gives you lemons, make apple juice and make people wonder how the hell you did it." ~ Gurbaksh Chahal

"Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway." ~ Frank A. Clark

"If you put good apples into a bad situation, you’ll get bad apples." ~ Philip Zimbardo




Surprise Engagement Session at Fort Worden

November 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

This last weekend Annie and Tom were married in Hawaii. I had the pleasure of working with this lovely couple back in July of last year. At the time I photographed them, here in Port Townsend, they were living in the Tacoma area but right after their engagement session, they relocated to Nebraska.

The young man, who was based out of Joint Lewis McChord, hired me to photograph a surprise engagement session for his girlfriend out at Fort Worden. A friend helped me scope out, in advance, the best spots for good evening light, what the tides were at if we ended up on the beach, wind speed direction, as well as the angle of the setting sun. All these calculations were taken to pull off the perfect surprise session. I watched as the couple arrived at the Fort and worked their way toward the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Tom maneuver them into position in front of the Lighthouse and we waited for several groups of families to pass. It was the 4th of July weekend and I worried there might be too many people to pull off the session. I stood on a knoll pretending to be photographing the Lighthouse but actually captured him dropping to one knee with the ring in hand.

It was a lovely moment and afterward, we took lots of fun photos all around Point Wilson. What a lovely event to be part of and what an honor to capture this special moment for them. I think I have the greatest job ever. I thought in honor of their wedding last Saturday I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorites from their session. 



Kristin and Otto Smith Play at Port Townsend Farmers Market

October 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

I had the pleasure of photographing Kristin and Otto Smith's family back in 2016. They are a wonderfully talented couple and such an asset to our community. You can hear them play today at the PT Farmers Market. Can you tell we all had fun during their family session?

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It's Not too Late for Chimacum High School Seniors Yearbook Photos

October 29, 2022

Chimacum High School parents, if your Senior still needs a photo for the yearbook the deadline is November 1st. I have some openings this weekend where I could get a studio headshot in time to meet the yearbook deadline. I can get it taken, edited and submitted by Tuesday, November 1st. If you want to book a session just give me a call, at 385-2662. We can do the traditional studio yearbook image now and later find a favorite location like Fort Worden, downtown Port Townsend or Chetzemoka Park for more fun casual photos.

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Fall Flowers

October 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

If you question whether every day is a great day, try missing a few and you'll find out. Cavett Robert


Jodi Picoult quote.

April 10, 2022

"This is what I like about photographs. They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect." Jodi Picoult

National Doctors' Day

March 30, 2022

Today is National Doctors' Day. What a wonderful opportunity to thank the JHC Doctors specifically, Nurses and all health care providers/staff who have worked so hard to provide our community with care during COVID-19. Jefferson Healthcare celebrated Doctors' Day by sharing a thank you to the staff in The Leader today. I have had the pleasure of photographing all but one provider on this page plus other JHC headshots since 2016.

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Saying Goodbye to Sherman

February 28, 2022

Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about having a dog was. I replied – the goodbye” – Unknown

It has been a tough week. I said goodbye to Sherman last Tuesday afternoon. Cancer in his tummy moved too quickly to his lungs. I buried him with a jar stuffed with photos of him and Hailey and a love letter I wrote to him. A friend brought by flowers that I added to his grave. I can't count the number of times during Covid, that I've said, "I would've been lost if not for my dogs." Being home more the last two years has made his sudden absence even harder for me. Hailey and I both look for him throughout the day. He stole my heart the first time I saw him at the shelter with those adorable teddy bear ears. I'm glad I have some nice photos of him and a couple of videos of him playing in the yard. He taught me many things including afternoon naps are ok, remember to drink lots of water, go for long walks while you still can, it's ok to stop and smell the roses or whatever else is laying along the trail and rituals are important whether saying goodbye to a pet or a loved one. Thank you to friends who have reached out to me this last week. I just wish we would've had more time together. This photo was from just over a month ago, what a handsome fellow.


Pups Enjoy Recent Port Townsend Snowfall

January 09, 2022

I'm so blessed to have two beautiful shelter dogs in my life. I adopted Sherman over four years and Hailey a couple of years ago. Sherman is the tri-colored Border Collie mix is around nine. We had several inches of snow here in Port Townsend a week or ago and I was surprised to see how much Sherman loved laying in the snow. Hailey, the German Shepherd mix, is three and more active. She loved running and playing in the snow. 

Last year I stepped down from photographing shelter animals looking to be adopted at our local animal shelter the Humane Society of Jefferson County. I had volunteered there for over 15 years, taking photos every Sunday, creating a poster, and sharing my photos with the shelter for them to post on the website Petfinder. Petfinder is a searchable database that helps animals find homes.

I really enjoy taking pet photos for my clients and wish I took more of them, luckily I have my own models. Too often I'm asked to take photos of a family's cat or dog when an owner finds that their pet has become sick. I would much rather be able to include a family pet anytime when taking family photos for a client. I have the ability to photograph dogs, or cats, in my Port Townsend studio. Taking photos in the studio offers fewer distractions and my constant lights reduce the fear a dog might have with a flash going off. The gray background paper I use really makes for a lovely photo. You can visit my Pet Photography Gallery to see more photos. Don't put off taking a photo of your "fur" family member, anytime is a great time to photograph your family pet. 


Is it time to update your professional headshot? Call Deja View Photography today. (360) 385-2662

December 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

January is the perfect time to consider updating your Professional Headshot. While the weather may be frightful right now, with our cold temps and snow on the ground, my studio is warm and toasty. My Port Townsend portrait studio is located just down from Jefferson Healthcare. I do many of the Jefferson Healthcare employees along with local Port Townsend local real estate agents and even local authors needing headshots for their book jackets. I'll put you at ease and capture a business portrait you will be pleased to use on social media or business cards.  Give me, Deja, a call today to set up an appointment. You can reach me at (360) 385-2662.

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Deja View Photography Voted 2021 Best Photographer in Jefferson County by PDN Readers

December 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out a ballot and vote for Deja View Photography in the Peninsula Daily News. The notice of the winners of 2021 Best of Jefferson County came out in the Fall and later I received this nice certificate from the Peninsula Daily News. It is an honor to have my photography business recognized as Best Photographer, especially with so many talented photographers in the Port Townsend area. I started my business over fifteen years ago selling cards and prints at the Port Townsend Farmers Market. After several years I left the market to focus on portrait photography and converted my garage into a portrait studio. I offer a variety of different portrait photography including professional headshots, families, event photography, and High School Seniors. Again, thank you to everyone who voted for me and for those that continue to support my business by using my photography services. It is a joy to be part of our community here in Jefferson County.

Deja View Photography was voted the winner, by Peninsula Daily News Readers as the 2021 Best Photographer in Jefferson County.