Ever since putting up our Facebook page, it seems I’ve been more inclined to “micro blogging” rather than updating here. Since the last update, we’ve been keeping busy photographing lots of pet portraits and a couple amazing milestone events including a 90th birthday party and a 50th wedding anniversary party. In July I took a couple months off to recuperate from surgery, but we are back in action and kicking things off with a wedding at a central Oregon mountain resort. We are also very excited to be working with the Oregon Opportunity Network and will be photographing a series of events for them starting with their Annual Awards Gala and Industry Support Conference in mid-September.
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We are delighted to have wrapped up the second phase of work on the Oregon Professional Science Masters (Oregon PSM) program website! In addition to designing & developing the website from scratch in Drupal 6, we also designed the logo, a couple brochures, and provided a number of environmental portraits and all of the advisory board headshots. The board members are all industry leaders in sustainability, bioscience, nanotech, renewable energy, education, politics, and technology. An amazing group of people, to say the least, and every one of them as nice as can be.
Drupal was at times a real bear to work with, but it is without question a very powerful platform. We will provide ongoing maintenance work and continue to make occasional updates to the site as well. Not the easiest project ever, but one we are certainly proud of. Check it out and let us know what you think!
One of the causes near and dear to us at H2Meyer Photography is the environment. Which is why we were honored and delighted when one of our clients, The Freshwater Trust asked us to be part of their 2011 “reThink” Annual Gala & Auction. We are donating our photography services to one of their live auction packages for a Personalized Party for 25 at The Treasury Ballroom. The Gala & Auction will be held February 25th at the Portland Art Museum.
By popular demand, we now officially offer gift certificates! They are available for any amount, so you can give the gift of a whole portrait package or just a nice print. These are perfect for giving the gift of Pet Portraits to friends and family. We will also happily mail them for you at no extra charge. Contact us for more details!
Here’s a quick update on February’s pet portrait project. I finally got a chance to visit NWVS yesterday and was honestly blown away. They had 53 of the images I shot enlarged – many of them 24″x 36″ – and mounted on hardboard and they are now hanging all over the hospital. In fact, when I walked in the door yesterday, the always friendly reception team shouted, “There she is! Welcome to your gallery!”
It is actually pretty rare that once the images/prints have made it into clients’ hands that I get to see what becomes of them. And even when I do get to see a print hanging on the wall, it’s typically only one or two images. So to walk into a public space and be greeted by more than a dozen larger than life images I made was rather arresting. Although I have had a couple of solo shows, each was only 10-12 pieces and because I did all of the selection, matting and framing, I was kind of “over it” by the time the show opened. In NWVS’s case, they did the selection (though they did ask me for input and for my favorite images, which was lovely), ordered the enlargements from a local lab and then had the mounting done at another local shop. It has been nearly 2 months since I’ve worked with the images themselves, so there was enough separation that I actually had to remind myself that I had shot them!
My favorite part about the display itself is that they made a point of hanging the staffers’ pet’s portrait in the area where that person worked most often… The receptionists’ pets are right behind the reception desk. The doctors’ images are right outside and/or inside their exam rooms, etc. What a wonderful thing to do for a wonderful staff!
If you have a pet emergency, need a vet, need a veterinary specialist, or just want to see the images in person, get yourself (and your pet!) to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, 16756 Southeast 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015 (503) 656-3999. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will take great care of you and your beloved pet.