It was 2014 when my fiancé and I decided we were going to pack up our lives and convince the dog that we were going to leave DC and move to the sunniest place on earth, Portland. When we finally arrived in November 2015, the next 30 days of straight rain gave us ample time to decide on our next steps. How could I translate my East coast photography career into something that would blossom and work in this new area?
Before I left DC, I had sent out many “feeler” emails to get a sense of what was happening in the Portland market. Out of the 30 or so messages I sent out, I received only one response back. This gentleman was running a Photo Booth company and was using programs and software that I was already up to speed on, so we started a working together on events around the city. After a couple of months, I noticed some inconsistencies in the market and we started spit-balling ideas on how we could fill this need. Portland Photography was started with the goal to provide Portland area businesses and organizations a high quality, dependable and professional source for all of their photography needs.
With this blog we plan to tell our story, and help educate clients on the industry and how we can work together to exceed expectations. I look forward to sharing a behind the scenes look at my creative process, along with how we run our business, and tips and tricks for other photographers who are looking to learn.
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