Gregg Murphy:Corporate Portraits

April 29, 2009

A few weeks ago, a good friend of ours came to us for some corporate portraits for a new business he’s launching. Gregg is a passionate entrepreneur and a leader in his field, so it took a little bit of thinking outside the box to get a few images that would fit him. So we started the session inside our studio and got all the traditional studio headshots out of the way. On the way out, I just couldn’t resist taking some shots of him beside his cherry red vintage Ford. And I was so glad we got the shot because this turned out to be one of my most favorite shots of the day.

In a world of vanilla corporate headshots, why not  stand out by being yourself?




Deliberate Simplicity…Deliberately Dave Browning.

April 29, 2009

Recently, we had the privilege of  spending an afternoon on a commercial shoot for author and pastor Dave Browning of Christ the King Community Church of Burlington, Washington. We were able to capture some amazing images of Dave doing what he loves the most, sharing intimate conversations of faith and hope over the coffee table  with every day people.

Dave’s new book release Deliberate Simplicity “How the Church Does More by Doing Less” is now available through Zondervan Publishing and addresses expanding multisite churches empowered for more effective ministry rather than the corporate, complex megachurch model of the past. This is the new equation for church development-a new equation with eternal results.

Click here to find out more about Dave and his new book.






Get Your Picture out There…a surprise blog post and a reminder to treat’re worth it.

March 5, 2009

I was about to call it a day when I ran into this cool article that our previous client wrote about us. A few months ago, I did a corporate shoot for a really cool person. Not only did we have a blast with our shoot, we ended up booking a massage with her a few weeks later. And you know what they say about how difficult it is to find a real good hairstylist? Well, it’s the same for a massage therapist. So needless to say, now we know where to go. And for all of you looking for a great massage therapist who will actually spend time listening to your concerns and work to find healthy solutions, give Evonne from Nature’s Healing Arts a call. Treat yourself to a soothing massage from Evonne. You’re worth it!

Oh…and here’s what Evonne had to say about her marketing photo shoot .

Get Your Picture Out There

I have read many business and marketing books in my time as a small business owner and have tried many marketing tools and tricks. Some have worked and of course some have not. I try to keep the amount of time and money loss to a minimum and so have not really gone out on a limb with anything fancy to promote myself. That is until recently.

Last month I dropped a small chunck of change to get professional marketing photographs to use in my promotional materials and on the web. The company I got to do the photography is called Tonic Design Studio. They can be found at They came to my office and took pictures of me and my office surroundings. They made me feel so comfortable and at ease that they were able to get some great shots. In general I am relatively non-photogentic, but they have such talent that I now have some incredible marketing shots of myself and my work. I am so impressed with the quality ot their work that I just can’t stop talking about it.

The main reason I wanted to get a good ‘head shot’ was for the purpose of business cards. I read somewhere in one of the many books on marketing, that a business card with your head shot on it will generate something like 20% more interest than a card without. Now that I have all these great pictures, I’ve also been posting them on all the networking groups I’m associated with on the internet. Hopefully generating some interest there, as well as making up new fliers, brochures, posters etc. I’m so pleased with the results so far, it is true, people actually open the brochures now instead of just tossing them, I’ve watched ’em do it 🙂
Thanks again to Tonic Design Studio for your excellent work and service!

Evonne Nelson, LMP
Nature’s Healing Arts Massage & Aromatherapy





Meet Mary Riley with Stage Setters

October 11, 2008

A few weeks ago, we were approached by a local business owner to shoot a corporate headshot for use in publicity campaigns for the upcoming year. Little did we know that we would have the honor to spend time and photograph one of the most energetic and talented people we’ve worked with.

Meet Mary Riley, owner of Stage Setters, a staging company located in beautiful Skagit County. Whether staging a home, designing the interior, building, remodeling or redecorating, Mary can help you create the look and feel that will make the most of your home. In addition to being a business owner, Mary is also the president of Skagit Pros, a professional referral organization located in Mt. Vernon, WA.

Her website is currently under construction so if you want to contact her, go this site or send her an email at Mary at

Here are a few favorite images from her photo shoot: