Melvin Mark | Portland, Oregon Photographer

Recently, I was hired to photograph a team of executives from Melvin Mark Companies for a new ad campaign they are creating called “Get Melvinized” which speaks of their expertise and experience in the Portland commercial real estate industry. Here is one of the ads with my studio portrait photography in Portland, Oregon.

Lava Lake | Nature Photography | Bend, OR

Oregon Cascade Lakes lava lake Star Trails Photographer

This last weekend, a bunch of my friends and I went camping at Lava Lake in the Cascade Mountains. The stars were shining so bright from our campsight that the next night we went to the lake at around midnight while I snapped this long exposure of the stars. Here’s the fun result! Enjoy!

Gesme Exterior | Architectural Photographer | Bend, Oregon

Well, it only took a few months to wait for Central Oregon’s weather to get a great evening shot of the Gesme’s Residence in Pronghorn…. but so worth the wait. I shot the interior of this home a while back for architectural designer Kirsti Wolfe, and architect Scott Gilbride, both fantastic in their field (see previous post Pronghorn Residence) and was excited to get some great exterior images for them. I met with the builder of the home Greg Vendrame in Pronghorn to do this evening shoot and had a great time exposing for their attention to detail and remarkable quality. Altogether, this team of professionals is great at what they do and the proof is in the pudding as they say! Take a look!

Atkins Exterior | Architectural Photography | Bend, Oregon

Atkins Residence, Black Butte Ranch, Oregon 2009

I love shooting exteriors of homes! I don’t know what it is, maybe the time of day, maybe the boom lifting me 30ft in the air, or the warm glow coming from the inside of the house, but I just love to see a home’s exterior in all its glory! This house in particular, if you remember my last post, was a beautifully built, contemporary style home in the heart of Black Butte Ranch! Kirsti Wolfe and her team of experts hired me to photograph this home for their portfolios and marketing collateral. Here are the exteriors…

Black Butte Ranch, Central Oregon Professional Photographers

Africa Oh Africa

Artule Red Hill Cape Town South Africa Photo Journalism Photographer

After spending 6 months on a trip
around the world, the last three in Africa, my eyes have been open to the opportunities to help others less fortunate. My husband and I spent those 3 months working in a township called Red Hill, living amongst the Xhosa people. Yes, we lived in a “squatter camp” in a shack, and loved every moment of it… well, almost. We were able to help the people living there rebuild their homes after a huge fire that destroyed all of what meager possessions they had. Our team built 79 homes in 2 short months and witnessed changes in people that last a lifetime. Here are a couple images of the faces I saw on a daily basis. Unforgettable!

Our Neighbor Zimbabwean refugee S.A. Professional Photographer

Red Hill Post 2008 Fire South Africa Photo Journalism Photographer

2008

Paula Watts Photography would like to wish everyone a happy and safe New Years celebration!
Thank you for a wonderful 2007, filled with great projects, new clients, and tons of fun! Hope to see you again in 2008!

Exotic Gemstones Shoot

Oregon Professional Jewelry Photographer

I recently had the awesome opportunity to photograph Heather and Adel Tennant for my client, Exotic Gemstones LLC aka Oregon Sunstone. The jewelry is mined right here in Oregon and designed by our loved Karla Proud, the owner of Oregon Sunstone! Here are a couple of our favorites!

Bend Oregon Professional Jewelry Photographer

Oregon Jewelry Photographer