Portrait: Linda in Corvallis, Oregon

Three of my favorite shots from a recent portrait job. Linda wanted an environmental portrait over a candlelight dinner. I wanted to light her only by candlelight (I've never done a portrait with only candlelight before). It was a challenge but a lot of fun! I think it came out quite lovely. I did some split-tone black and white conversions, too, just for fun.

Travel Photography: Idaho Riverscapes

A few shots from my recent trip to Idaho that are actually taken in Idaho! (except the first one)

Chief Timothy Park on the Snake River near Clarkston, Washington (just a few miles from Lewiston, Idaho)

Fishing on the Clearwater River near Greer, Idaho

Train Bridge on the Clearwater River near Orofino, Idaho

Travel Photography: Washington Landscapes

Two images from my recent trip to Idaho.

Palouse Falls near Washtucna, Washington

A lovely sunset on Lower Waitsburg Road near Walla Walla, Washington

Grandpa Harold's 90th Birthday

What a milestone! My paternal grandfather celebrated his 90th birthday on November 16th. I was lucky enough to be able to be there with him in Idaho to celebrate his big day along with other family members and friends. Here are a few of my favorite snaps from the day. Love you, grandpa!

Just some chairs on grandpa's back porch.

Beautiful Photo Keepsake Jewelry

Just a couple of recent examples of the photo keepsake jewelry I offer. This is the sterling silver "simple tile necklace" with garnet accent by Isabelle Chase Studios. Both of the images used for these necklaces are examples of my vintage, faded photo process--I think it adds to the antique keepsake quality of the pieces.

Of course, I can do beautiful, natural to vivid color for the photo image and I offer many styles of photo keepsake jewelry to appeal to a variety of tastes, from very contemporary to victorian. Please contact me at tina.buescher@comcast.net for more info. Let's book a photo session soon and create a piece for you that will be cherished for years to come.

You can go to www.tinabuescher.com/tinabuescher/services.php on my webpage to get a basic idea of prices and find a link to Isabelle Chase Studios' site. Remember, session prices are approximate depending on how little or how much time you need for your shoot. I can customize the perfect shooting/print package (and/or jewelry package) for you.

Children's Portrait: Emily & Katrina in Corvallis, Oregon

A recent shoot with two of the sweetest little girls! Little Katrina loved having her big sister Emily read to her.

Emily particularly loved having her picture taken, we took quite a few shots! Here are a few. Emily, I look forward to playing Shoots & Ladders soon!

Absence from Blog

I've been away from the computer for awhile now due to illness and death in the family. I hope to return in full in a week or so.

New Album Offering: "Brilliant" Glossy Metallic Sheen Photo Cover

In addition to leather, cloth and metal covers, I now offer a full-bleed photo cover album. The cover design is printed on photographic paper with a protective laminate coating that creates a beautiful, unique metallic sheen. From a single panoramic, full-bleed image spanning both covers to a large collage wrapping around the cover, the album can be designed to any taste or occasion.

Like my other album offerings, the "Brilliant" Album features true silver-halide Kodak Endura prints mounted on archival pages. I custom design the layout of the album with your image choices.

This album has excellent lay flat properties with the smallest page seam in the industry at less than 1 mm to keep it from interrupting the integrity of two-page spread designs.

Albums can be created for many subjects, not just weddings. Consider an album for children's portraits, maternity portraits, family portraits, senior portraits, music or theater performances, etc. Albums can also be designed to use as a guest album at your wedding--using images from your engagement portrait session, I can design an album that displays images on the left side and faded parchment paper on the right side for guest signing.

The "Brilliant" Album comes with a pillowcase slipcover packaged in a black presentation box. Like my other albums, it comes in various sizes and shapes--square, panoramic and rectangular.

Albums are available either as part of a shoot package or can be purchased a la carte after your shoot. Please contact me at tina.buescher@comcast.net for more information.

Baby Portraits: Micah in Corvallis, Oregon

Micah is such a sweet little baby boy! He's about 2 months old, and allowed me quite a lot of time to photograph him.

It wasn't until the very last shot that his sweet countenance started to falter. But I have to say I do love his little expression as he thought about getting grumpy.

Children's Portrait: Olivia & Isabel in Corvallis, Oregon

What a beautiful day in the park for a relaxed photo session with two beautiful sisters, Olivia and Isabel.

They were the prettiest butterflies in the park!

Children's Portrait: Bella's Enchanted Meadow in Corvallis, Oregon

I had a very enjoyable shoot with a lovely girl a few days ago. She's a big fantasy novel fan and has a huge backyard at her house. So I decided to set up the shoot in her yard and do post-processing on the images to make them dreamy and ethereal, to look like a place that could be part of a magical world.

Her sweet chocolate labs joined us for a few shots, too.

Promotion through Oct.31: 2009 Senior Portraits in Oregon

Three senior portrait packages are available ranging from $100-$300...
call me soon to book your shoot!

Senior portrait packages include the basic shoot package items (below) plus:
  • 1/2 hour to 3 hours shoot time with photographer
  • 8 free wallet prints (a $15.95 value)
  • $50-$150 print credit
  • 1-3 web resolution digital file copies of your print choice (fully retouched)
Time with photographer, amount of print credit, and number of digital files depends on which package you choose. Contact me for more details about each package.

Basic Shoot Package Items:
  • a preliminary meeting so we can discuss your shoot
  • local travel
  • image processing
  • proofs (either online or 5x5" hard copy prints)--I provide a secure, password-protected website for you and your family and friends to view ("proof") and order prints
Want more print credit for final prints than your package contains? You can purchase additional print credit before and until time of shoot for a 20% savings off normal print prices. (For example you can prepay $80 for print credit and use it to order $100 worth of prints at your leisure.)