I was truly honored to be chosen to be Tamara & Shane’s Wedding Photographer for their gorgeous New England Wedding and can’t wait to show you the rest, but in the mean time, heres a preview of whats to come
Monday, June 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Oh my I do adore this family! We are very lucky to live only an hour away from the coast and an hour away from the mountains, Its pretty awesome and sometimes I think we take Oregon for granted and not fully appreciate the beauty that surounds us. but not this family, meet the Nuttman family, they rock… they really do and I have been super lucky to photograph them a couple of times now and always end up having a blast with them. They wanted to take advantage of spring break and head to the beach for their family portrait session. I don’t know if you remember but spring break wasn’t the best weather time we have had in the past during then but that didn’t stop us from heading down to the beach for a break in the rain and get some fun family portraits.
You may recognize the lovely lady in peach, thats Amy, she’s the fabulous owner of Blush Bridal Events go check them out, they plan some beautiful weddings and events!
Oh and one more thing before I show you their awesomeness… we JUST sent out our summer newsletter and announced our July Beach Session Event, if you didn’t get that, click HERE to view.
Hair & Makeup by the lovely Jennifer with Face Body Beauty
Monday, May 5, 2014
It is such a blast to see one of the weddings I photographed featured in print or online, I mean who doesn’t like getting their work published?
Recently THIS lovely private estate wedding of Stephanie and Nic, was chosen to be featured on a special event they had called 50 Weddings in 50 States which featured one wedding per state and honored to be picked for Oregon. Please feel to visit the feature HERE
Friday, May 2, 2014
I get so sad when I hear from clients “I haven’t even printed from our digital images yet” even after a couple of years and that disk or usb is collecting dust next to your computer because well I get it…. life. I cannot stress enough how amazing it is to see touch and feel those images either hanging on your walls, made into a gorgeous leather flush mount album for everyone to ooohhh and ahhh at. your memories in tangible format, yep do it! We don’t realize how easily forgettable our digital images are, not because you don’t love them but because they are not physically in front of you to touch and feel. We are an out-of-site out-of-mind type of generation, everything is digital.
Most of my wedding collections come with an album credit because thats how I encourage my couples to invest in their portraiture. Would you forget about a $500-$800 credit? Can’t figure out how to display or use your images? I have some ideas for you and happen to be the most popular with clients. Each one of these products are available through us and we have a little contest to boot, keep scrolling down to get more info.
Flush Mount Albums, this is a 10 spread 10×10 leather bound flush mount on thick watercolor paper. this cover is one of my faves, Sahara in distressed leather.
Another awesome way to display some of your images is displaying some Gallery Prints on a wall shelf or easel, these are matted prints and probably one of my favorite ways to display gorgeous photographs in right now. The matte is super thick and has backing on it so it really doesn’t need a frame to go with it, they are meant to do without the frame and look so classy and elegant.
Canvas prints are also a great way to display larger pieces of art work on your walls, and Im not talking 8×10′s or 11×14′s Im talking about that 24×36 Canvas in your bedroom or over your sofa in your living room! I have several large canvases in my home and the minimum size I have displaying my family pics and of my husband and I is a 18×24 and up to a 24×36. It makes such a statement and is your very own piece of art.
This is a 28×20 .5″ thick canvas in my office, the .5″ is my preference although I have several 1.5″ thick canvas’s around my home as well.
Contest!!! You can win a $100 print certificate to get you started! If you have had a session or wedding with me already or want to save this for your next session with me, it never expires! Heres how it works:
*Comment below mentioning what your favorite product is and if you haven’t already, go like our Facebook page HERE and let us know you’ve done that as well!
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CONTEST ENDS MONDAY 5/5/14, Winner will be picked by random generator.
Monday, April 28, 2014
I do love a Portland marina family portrait session! and this family braved the wind and sprinkles that chilly Portland day.Being commissioned by another Photographer is always a bit nerve racking but always an honor as well. The lovely momma in this shoot is just that, a local photographer and she has two very sweet rambunctious boys that want to run and be boys and so we shall do just that and sneak in a few of mom and dad along the way
Here are some of my faves from their session…
Thursday, April 24, 2014
I know I have said it before but I absolutely adore photographing this beautiful time in an expecting mother’s life and their family’s lives as well. And I absolutely loved getting to know Roselyn and her beautiful story. Roselyn wanted simple but beautiful portraits of her pregnancy in the studio and I didn’t want a lot going on in the backdrop for this, I wanted the photos to focus on her and this beautiful moment for her. I get asked a lot about when I shoot in studio, Are you using studio lighting for these? and the answer is I never use studio lighting because I love using as much natural light given to me as possible. There is nothing wrong with studio lighting, in fact I know some very talented photographers in Portland that primarily use studio lighting, but for me, its never been the style and feel of the sessions I love to photograph. And Roselyn wanted just that, soft natural light and I’m lucky to shoot in a studio that gives me enough of this delicious light.
Roselyn made her session a big deal because it is a BIG DEAL. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian, how many times do you actually have professional photos taken of you? I always recommend choosing outfits that make you feel beautiful as well as comfortable for maternity, loose fitting chiffon dresses are always recommended as well as hair & makeup professionally done, because why not pamper yourself?
Well Roselyn did exactly that and had fun with her outfits and brought in 3 different beautiful outfits. Jennifer from Face Body Beauty came in and pamper her with makeup and hair. She looked absolutely stunning and felt gorgeous and that is the goal I strive for any Portrait session.
Here are some of my favorites from her Maternity Portrait Session in the studio:
Friday, April 18, 2014
What better way to celebrate one another then having a portrait session just for the two of you!
These two cuties wanted to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary photographing in Washington Park with a romantic picnic. So fun! I love that they wanted to incorporate things from their wedding such as this little stool they bought as a decor item for their wedding and pears were also a significant thing at their wedding as well. Ofcourse wine and cheeses and a baguette added to the romantic picnic also! they also brought their sweet pup to the shoot. We lucked out since it was a tad muddy around the park still from the rain, I found a gorgeous magnolia tree to be a nice setting for their picnic and I couldn’t have been happier about that!
Happy 5 year anniversary Christina & Kyle! it was truly an honor photographing this time for you both!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
*Contest over* Congrats!!! Gretchen Black Harple!! Please email me to claim your prize.
Im SUPER excited to announce our giveaway this morning! Sometimes our readers get to take advantage of a cool giveaway and I’m honored to be able to do this with lovely items from such designers as the lovely Tessa Kim!
Heres what you need to do to enter:
1) Go like our Facebook page HERE if you haven’t already
2) Go Like Tessa Kim’s new Intimates page on FB HERE
3) comment below that you have done both
4)For an extra entry, please tag 3 friends on Deyla Huss Photography FB page in the comments section underneath the post, so they can enter as well.
One lucky winer will be drawn at random on Saturday morning and announced!
**contest ends Friday the 18th at 11:59pm
Monday, April 7, 2014
I love getting a call from a brand new client saying they want soft intimate lifestyle imagery for their portraiture session. They moved up here from California and have no family up here so what better way to let their family and friends step into their lives but by showing them portraits of a day in the life adjusting to parenthood and a new beautiful baby boy. People ask me all the time, what are your favorite type of portrait sessions when it comes to families and kidos? I love when families PLAY with their children and interact with them for their photos, Im not a traditional portrait photographer and try to steer away from the more traditional shots of families and babies. I love to watch brand new families interact with their newborns and work together when taking care of them, It is so beautiful to watch and photograph this time in their lives. Here are some from their session…
She nurses and he burps… See what I mean about working together
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I had gone back and forth on writing this post for a while but I thought it would be good to get it out there if not for myself but for others as well. I have been photographing weddings and portraits for 8 years now, wooooa did I just say 8 years? time flies! during those 8 years I have been trying to find my photographic style and finally LOVE that style and want to stick with it.
This is not just a job for me.
Its so easy now to find inspiration on social media of all kinds and fall into that “oh gosh I like that style, oh wait no I love this” and so on. I decided about 2 years ago to stay away from that sort of “searching to find my style” mentality and just start shooting and playing with my ideas and my art.
I cannot tell you what a difference it has made in my way of thinking out a session before photographing it… HUGE!
Now it comes down to the difficult part, and it truly is difficult I’ll be honest. I will have an inquiry for a wedding or portrait session and sometimes they will describe what they are looking for as a completely different style of what I portray or at least what I thought I was portraying. As I listen to them saying “I love those photos with the real high contrast look” or as they show me a shot from a different photographer and say “I really love this shot, can you do something like this?” It takes me a little bit to realize they are describing someone else and hoping I can just mimic that style. I ask you.. why? why not hire that photographer that you obviously love? Sure I know I can photograph it and edit those shots the way you want exactly, JUST like that other photographer, but will it make me happy and you as well? probably not. Enjoying what I’m doing is why I started this venture in my life, Why give up on myself and my artistic style? I have had the difficult time turning down a session or wedding because of each of these scenarios letting them know I felt I wouldn’t be a good fit for them. Because of that not only will they be happier going with someone that fits their style, so will I.
Staying true to you photographic style is something that took me a few years to figure out but I feel I am on the right track now. I am getting inquiries from prospective couples that say they absolutely love my work and most importantly me as a person and trust me to produce gorgeous imagery for their wedding day… they love my photographic style. I am blessed beyond words to know that each couple I work with throughout their planning process is not only a client that hired me for me, but someone I have become friends with over the months as well. Why would you want to hire someone to photograph such an intimate day and not truly trust they will produce the imagery you are wanting for your wedding or portraits?
I am truly passionate about what I do, so it has been difficult not to photograph everything and anything Im asked to by a prospective client. Each inquiry I receive, whether it be portrait or wedding, I make sure I get to know them a bit better and ensure we are a good fit by asking them a few questions about their day and what they are hoping for in their session/wedding. Next I love to set up either a phone call or have them meet with me over coffee for another round of getting to know you and hearing your love story. Does this take a lot of time? I know a lot of photographers think its taking a lot of time and to just book it already! Well I truly believe its better in the long run and completely worth it to spend a little extra time with those newly engaged or expecting mothers booking a portrait session.
I know my clients have appreciated it!
With each session or wedding I give each client the attention they deserve to ensure a beautiful return for them and myself. I book a limited amount of weddings each year, 14 to be exact, so I can spend more time on each individual couple. And I book a limited amount of portrait sessions a month for the same reason.
What would I say my style is? in a nut shell, I aim for the more romantic, soft, fresh, dreamy if you will. I attract couples who are completely in love with one another and show that in a photograph. Im not a traditional photographer, I get excited for those real moments such as when your new husband walks you out in a field or down the street and he just can’t stop staring at his beautiful wife and simply stops in the midst of everything and pulls his bride in for a kiss or simply to look at her some more.
Call me a sucker for romance, or maybe I just watch the notebook to much! HA!
Happiness shows in a photograph and I don’t miss the opportunity to capture that for you.
If you are looking for someone to photograph your wedding or portrait session but found inspiration from other styles of work, don’t settle for someone that you know deep down you
will not love the results from, hire that photographer that truly emphasizes you and that you would be proud to hang those beautiful images on your walls.
I can’t wait to hear about your story and photograph these monumental times in your lives!
Have a beautiful week! xoxo