Monday, July 31, 2006

The Accidental String Quartet

Seems they accidentally have five members.
(they tell me one is temporary)

Hear them live on August 15th, 7pm at Liberty Hall
See this photo printed in color in the current issue of Just Out

Insider Tip:
If you are looking for a group to play some classical selections for an event or your wedding ceremony or during the cocktail hour of your reception, this is a prime opportunity to sneak in a listen.

Friday, July 28, 2006

NW Style: Jewelry

Scarlet Chamberlin Jewelry
Styling By Katherine Ross

Judith Arnel Jewelry
AniA Bridal Couture

Jewelry of India
Styling By Katherine Ross

Chalcedon Jewelry
Designs by Tina Marsden

What's that Brain? Take Over The World!!!

(Or - the project I've been spending my long nights on)

Hello to my fans across the world. In the past three days my website has had visits from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and numerous states in the US. Thank you all for responding to my far flung invitation for a visit to the updated website and this here wonderous and amazing new blog. I love knowing you are out there checking in on my new work from time to time.

Thank you for accepting my invitation.
It was a pleasure having you visit.
Please come again.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

UltraPDX: picks up photos by Serena

Today I discovered that Lisa Radon of has flattered me via an article that showcases my photos from the street fashion project!!!! YAY! She has this wonderous website that is everything I love about Portland. Today an article about the beauties of sustainable fashion design practices. You've gotta love that.

Below is a photo of Lisa and Accomplice I grabbed in one shot at The Affair @ The Jupiter last year. Click on the photo to visit her website and read her write up.

Kirsten: PDX

The lovely Kirsten fell in love with a man in California. We had a sweet lifestyle session before she started packing up for her move. Captured her twirling around in the back yard while she thought about the wonderful new life and love waiting for her to arrive for good.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Street Fashion: Mississippi St. Fair

big sun glasses
gaucho alternatives
skirts over pants
head wraps

My first guerilla fashion photography experience! I think it went well, and I am excited to try some new angles and ideas next time. Looking for the best dressed people was a new and bizarre way to think about my surroundings. Often as I'm going about my day I notice things people are wearing, like the way more people are putting apron and skirt wraps on top of pants (photo one and two), but this was a more intense experience. It was a hunt in the jungle for a rare and exotic find, unlike my everyday fashion life, which is more of a saunter into the local coffee shop.

After photographing each person I had just a moment to chat and exchange the 411. It surprised me how many of them turned out to be involved with fashion professionally. One woman turned out to be the owner of the jewelry and textile company Caraucci. Another is Scarlet Chamberlain, who is emerging onto the Portland scene with her jewelry designs. With my senses honed on my fashion prey I hadn't even noticed that Anna was not just standing there looking great in her cute sun hat, she was also selling her fabulous reconstructed pants. She is pictured wearing them in the photo three down from the top. To get in touch with her, send a note to annakihrani at yahoo dot com.

You can be sure I'll be on the hunt at the TBA festival and The Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel. I'd love to hear from anyone who is going to an event that promises to bring out the style in Portland during August.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Rose & Jamal: Engagement

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Parasol: Christina

This parasol is one of my own I brought from home. I scored this treasure in a five and dime store over two years ago knowing that at some point it would prove to be the perfect prop. It has gone to many a photo shoot with me expecting it to bring a little whimsy - but it's never looked so great as it does with Christina. She was thrilled to see my assistant holding it and just insisted on giving it a twirl for the camera. This is one of those wonderful shots that happen so often for me after the 'real shoot' is done. After we've gotten all of the shots we need for the day - I steal just a few more while everyone is happy to be done with a great day of hard work and still in a playful mood.

Thank you Christina!