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Looking back at 2013! Upswept Creative’s Year in Review

Dec 31 2013

Looking back at 2013! Upswept Creative’s Year in Review

It’s been a memorable year in a lot of ways! It feels like it’d be near-impossible to mention all of it, but we’ve had some fun, made a lot of pretty, and made some memories. In with the New in Old Town We opened 2013 settling into our new space on NW Couch St. in […]

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Dec 19 2013

Why looking your best in photos has nothing to do with good looks

We all have feelings about having our photo taken: the camera might be your friend, or maybe it feels like a mortal enemy.  How does looking at a photo make you feel? Do you smile at the memory of the time when it was taken? Or do you cringe and start mentally noting every flaw […]

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Dec 11 2013

Fashion photographer for Portland Hairstylists Studio Luxe

Being a Portland fashion photographer isn’t just about clothes: it takes a team of experts to take a look from being “just clothes” to simply amazing. The awesome stylists at Studio Luxe Hair & Skin Spa in Portland know just how much goes into making the perfect look–they give real people wonderful new looks every […]

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Oct 12 2013

Best Fashion Photographer in Portland Fashion & Style Awards!

We’re more than a little excited about the finalists for the 2013 Portland Fashion & Style Awards! We made it to the PFSA Acknowledgement Party just in time to hear that our very own Sarah Giffrow won the People’s Choice Award for Best Fashion Photographer! (that’s me!) I was nominated for the online vote, and was […]

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Jul 28 2013

Fashion, Jewelry, and Art | August First Thursday

Yeah, it still feels like Summer, but get a peek at what’s coming for Fall at August First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring fashion by Carolyn Hart Designs. She’ll be showing and selling some brand-spankin’-new pieces from her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Also joining us is jewelry designs by Cobracult– pieces inspired by […]

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Mar 02 2013

Portland Fashion Photographer | First Thursday featuring Waterspell Jewelry

Join us in March for a nature-inspired First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring lovely handmade jewelry by Janet Neuman of Waterspell Jewelry! She’ll be showing pieces from several different nature-inspired collections she’s created. Also joining us is designer and wardrobe stylist Bonnie Thor Kornahrens. She’ll be showing her own garments, as well […]

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Feb 12 2013

Portland professional photographer | Studio Luxe February Client Party!

Were you partying at Studio Luxe this past weekend? Photos from the party are now online! Candice and Karen of Studio Luxe hair and skin spa love a good party, and they love showing how much they appreciate their supporters. So, I had the pleasure of joining them again to shoot photos at their semi-annual […]

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Feb 05 2013

Portland Professional Photography | First Thursday featuring VK Designs!

Now that we’re all settled-in at my new Portland professional Photography studio, we’re opening it to you for First Thursday in Old Town! This is the first of what I hope will be many First Thursday openings in our new neighborhood, and I’ll be showcasing the new space, new photos, a cool new window display. […]

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Jan 31 2013

Portland Fashion Photographer | Photoshoot Planner Part 1: Be Inspired!

As a Portland Fashion Photographer, I work with a local designers at a lot of levels–some are established designers who know what they want, and others are just starting out. Your first professional photoshoot can feel overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be! This is the first part of a series of blogs, […]

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