School Auction Idea

Posted on September 1st, by admin in Blog. No Comments

Chapters Photography knows that fundraising is an important aspect of your school’s budget.

If you have a goal, we’d love to help you achieve it.

Chapters Photography offers  a unique auction item for your school.


Because children’s art projects typically bring in top dollar at the auction, I designed this item to combine children’s artistic talent and photography.  It’s a great way to mark the kind of art work a child is creating at any given age.  And, parents love it.

This can be a wonderful highlight to an auction because it can be an affordable piece for all parents purchase.  A class art project can be a nice live auction item, but only one family can take it home.

Some schools have chosen to use this concept as a ‘Raise Your Paddle’ fundraiser, or as a gift to … Read More »

My daughter, A portrait of a 13 year old

Posted on June 13th, by admin in Blog. No Comments

I wanted to create a portrait of Libby, my daughter. She just turned 13 in April. Well as any parent of a teen knows, They have a will of their own. Libby wanted her animals with her, Karin my wife wanted her hair up, and I wanted just herself, no animals. I told Libby “ sometimes a parent just wanted their kido in the picture alone”. Well, it took three months but I won ☺




“I’ll only do the pictures if I can have my cats or rabbits in it with me.”









Libby’s eyes. I have always loved Libby’s eyes. Libby is trying to master “the glare”, as any 13-year-old should. I just laugh inside when I see it. And after a minute she bursts into a laugh. Classic.  Someday she will stare down a wild horse with that glare of … Read More »

Motion Portraits or Cinemagraph

Posted on May 22nd, by admin in Blog, commercial photography, motion. No Comments

I’d love to introduce you to a cinemagraph. They are also call motion portraits.  Or “that moving thing you do”. Be sure to wave your hands other wise I won’t know what you are talking about. What ever you call them, they have a dreamy quality.  Kind of like a great silent dream.  Enjoy.

Bronk’s Knife Works

Lyle from Bronk’s Knife Works in Bothell, Wa needed to have some of his custom knifes photographed for a commercial website.  Knifes are difficult to photograph because of the variety of angles, textures, color and finish.  With Lyle’s hand crafted knifes, I need to place the highlights to show the “shine” and shape of the blade.  Also shadows can be used to show depth of the handle.  The hardest knife to photograph was the rail road spike knife.  There were so many colors from the deep blues in the handle to the yellows of the tip.  It was like photographing a sunset.  I wanted more of a “portrait” look to the finished image.  When photographing people I would pick colors and textures of the background so the subject stands out.  In this case I wanted the knife to really stand out.  Lyle spend up to 60 … Read More »

“A Page from the Book of Life” fine art portrait

Rob from Chapters Photography wanted to create a portrait of Cristin that shows the two sides of a women. One side is the little angel our parents love, the other side is the bad women a husband discovers.