We’re going to kick off our birthday celebration with a great giveaway from a Portland local photographer, Tamara Orduna.
Tamara bravely offered to shoot Rebecca & me for our “About” page and I talked her into taking some pics of our kids too. She was great! We had such a fun time hanging out at Laurelhurst Park, even though both our three-year old boys were, as Tamara perfectly stated, “conspiring against us.” Can you tell?
Yup. My boys with their fingers up their faces, Nik pitching an absolute fit even though we let him keep his flash drive around his neck and his conductor’s hat on the entire time, Luke as cute as can be and Audrey, totally exasperated. Do you see what this woman had to deal with? And she was cool the entire time.
Despite the toddler drama, Tamara did manage to get some darling photos of the kids:
The real gems were of Rebecca and me. What I loved about the session was that we never felt rushed. Tamara took her time with each of us. She told us when we had a fake smile, which was incredibly helpful! And, she fixed my eyebrow. Now, that’s service!
Isn’t Rebecca adorable? I am definitely looking forward to updating this picture in a few months when I’m closer to my fighting weight. Perhaps I should just put Tamara on retainer.
Please take a look at more of Tamara’s work at her online gallery. I especially like the labor & delivery pictures (nothing graphic, I promise!) and the tulip field shots — absolutely beautiful. And her prices are really affordable, especially for what you are getting. Rebecca & I are very impressed not only with Tamara’s work, but her professional yet laid-back manner. She will even re-shoot your photos if your children do not cooperate the first time around — we’ll be sure to post the results of our next session!
Tamara is giving away a free photo session on location in the Portland Metro area and a free print quality CD of the images to one super-lucky FLNW reader. This package is normally priced at $215!
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment with your favorite picture from Tamara’s online gallery. Please remember to also include your email address so you can be contacted if you win. Comments will close and we will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, October 21 at noon.
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