Child, senior, family photographer ~ portland, oregon west side (banks, forest grove, cornelius, hillsboro, beaverton)

Alleyway Photography

Alleyway Photography
Alleyway Photography ~ PO Box 820 Banks, OR 97106 ~ 971-212-5520


When you refer a friend, you will receive a $50 GIFT CARD to use or give to a friend.
Your friend will receive a FREE 5x7 at their session! You may earn as many gift cards as you want to! No limit to referral credits!
I appreciate my clients and love rewarding you for sending your friends my way!
Sessions are free
when you make a $275 deposit toward your order. The deposit is made when you call to reserve your session date.
We accept cash, checks, PayPal, VS, MC & DS.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

What would you like to learn about?

2012 is all about sharing.  Soooo...what would you like to learn about?  I've found lots of tools and cool websites online and would like to provide answers, tips, tricks or resources for things that YOU want to hear about.  So what is it that YOU'D like to see in those posts?  What would you like to know about photography?  Let's hear it.  :-)  Send me your questions by email to or on Facebook at  I'd love to hear from you!  Here's a recent one of my daughter from a Valentine's session I had with her and some friends.  What do you think?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Not your average kid's Valentine's Day card!

Do you want something fun for your kids to hand out at their Valentine's Day party this year?  I am offering a mini-session for Valentine's Day!  15 designs to choose from!  A few of them are shown below.  You may also purchase separate images or additional wallets at your session.  Session appointments available every 20 mins beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:40 p.m.  Please call to schedule your preferred session time.  971-212-5520

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photography tip of the day:

Photography tip of the day: To help get those great catch lights in the subject's eyes, have them face toward open sky so that the sky is being reflected in their eyes.  It adds a little extra "twinkle" to the image.  Happy shooting!  ;-)

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• Trust your first instinct—it’s usually correct!

Happy Testing!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

SUPER SALE to kick off 2012!!!!!

I'm going to start this New Year off with a bang!  $39 for a one hour session and an 11x14 portrait!  Earn additional FREE 5x7's for referring this special to your friends.  For each referral, you'll receive one free 5x7!  This is available until Saturday, Jan 14th.  The session vouchers expire on June 15th, so you'll have 6 months to use it.  Buy it for yourself or as a gift.  AND the person who refers the most people who purchase a session will receive CUSTOM FRAMING for their 11x14!  So many ways to win!  Have fun! I know that it's cold outside right now, but we do have nice days during the Winter in the beautiful Northwest and we definitely have gorgeous Spring days. I love it all!  Hope to hear from you soon!  For your convenience, I accept cash, check, VS, MC, DS and AMEX.