Portraits in the San Juans


We create lifestyle portraits for families, individuals, couples and groups in the beauty of the San Juan Islands.  To make your portrait, we first consult with you on the design of your portraits, how you will display them, and the best place in the Islands that best fits you.  We then photograph you in that location and then use the digital darkroom to handcraft your portraits.


We typically make two kinds of portraits.  The first incorporates the people into the scenery of the islands, and are intended to be printed as larger wall portraits that can be displayed above a fireplace or couch.  The second focuses more on the people without scenery, but a nice background, and are intended to be printed as gift or tabletop portraits.  Prints are available on fine-art paper, canvas, metal and acrylic.  We also create coffee-table books that incorporate both types of portraits as well as selected scenic photographs from the islands.   And we can make holiday cards, calendars or just about anything else, or provide you with the files to do it yourself.


The cost to make your portrait includes a Creative Fee and any prints, books, cards or digital output that you choose.  Creative Fees start at $400, which includes a $200 credit towards prints, files and other products.  The fee is payable when you book your portrait session.


For more information, please email or call (360) 472-0191.


"We love our 30th Wedding Anniversary photo and it’s hanging above our fireplace" - Tresa & David, Bellevue, WA


"Our portraits came out fabulous!  Everyone is smiling and they look like they're having a fun time.  Key to getting good pics!  Thanks!!!  - Rose, Portland, OR

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Photography by Mark Gardner

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