We were blessed to shoot with the lovely, charming, and extremely flexible Marcela Bercovici recently. Marcela is a circus level contortionist with aspirations to perform with Cirque du Soleil one day. This was a collaborative effort with Marcela and Sara Koethe (Makeup by Sara) who did the amazing floral body paint. The shoot took place over two weeks in our Vancouver, WA studio. We ended up shooting this in two parts as Marcela's Valentine's gift of the red cat suit hadn't arrived in time, and we just had to capture that look as well. Stay tuned for big things to come from both of these creative women!
We're ready to shoot in our new location!
We've moved our studio from a co-op space in SE Portland to the Historic Providence Academy Building in Downtown Vancouver, WA. The location affords us not only two indoor studios, but amazing outdoor photo opportunities on the Academy grounds.
400 SE Evergreen Blvd. Suite #318
Vancouver, WA 98660
The past Sunday we were thrilled to be working with Greg Nibler, Emily K. Do, Joey Darke, Dani Lawrence, Brandon Madrigal, and Miranda Jade in our long awaited "Game of Thrones" style photoshoot. We had a lot of fun shooting in the studio and on location in the bitter cold and wind on this last day of November. A big thank you to everyone for braving the cold wind to get the shot!
Our styling team consisted of Tuesday Teal, Lydia Anderson, and Sarra Grimes. We all thank you for your hard work!
We look forward to putting together more themed shoots, both for our own creative amusement and for the more adventurous of clients :)
We were honored to photograph the reigning Miss Black Oregon 2016 last week in our Portland, Oregon studio. Congratulations Octavia Chambers and good luck on your journey to the national title!
We had the pleasure of working with the Bu-Kai Design team recently, photographing one of their latest projects in Canby, Oregon. Truly amazing work! The water features are spectacular and the metal work imaginative! I'd encourage anyone desiring unique landscape design to get in touch with them by clicking on the link above or visiting their Facebook page.
D. Leonidas Photography is proud to sponsor one of the legs of the Hood to Coast Relay for Fun Employment Radio!'s team Beer Pressure. We picked up the sponsorship for Greg's 3rd and final leg, which should be the most grueling.
Hood to Coast will be run this coming weekend and is a 36 "Leg" relay that starts on Mt. Hood and proceeds 198 miles to the Coast, finishing in Seaside, Oregon. There are 12 people per team, which means each team member runs 3 legs total. The length of each leg varies, as does the terrain, elevation, etc. This year Sarah is running "Leg 1", which means Legs 1, 13 & 25 for a total distance of 13.38 miles. Greg is running "Leg 2" which means Legs 2, 14 & 26 for a total of 17.76 miles!
Good Luck Greg and Sarah!
Just in time for summer. This portrait special is perfect for getting a jump on senior portraits for 2016 graduates, family photos you've been putting off, headshots for networking and social media, portfolio building, or if you're just looking for an artistic portrait of yourself or someone you love... Limited availability, contact us soon to reserve your session!
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Holly Day and Dana Zimmer joined us in late April for an Alice in Wonderland themed shoot. Originally planned to be shot outdoors, the unpredictable Portland weather forced us inside and made it necessary to do some quick re-story boarding and this is the end result...
As January comes to a close I realize that the blog page has been neglected lately. I've been busy filling up my schedule shooting, plotting, and planning the future. I just want to say thank you to all of you who follow this page or my social media feeds. I am truly grateful for all of you being part of this adventure with me. Thank you!
The Vixens of Horror are a group of very unique, extremely talented, beautiful, and passionate women. They share common interests of everything creepy. These women are professionals with experience in the entertainment industry modeling, with fashion, dance, and film. They have an ever growing love for the darker side of reality.
I feel so very fortunate to be a part of their journey. Look for them on movie, television, and computer screens in the near future. 2015 is going to be Epic!
Enjoy the slideshow of our recent Slaughter House photoshoot.
NW Creative Arts Magazine's October Haute Halloween Edition is out and the front cover belongs to Talia Marie! Shot in our Portland studio, Talia worked for over two hours on her Sugar Skull makeup for this Día de Muertos inspired photoshoot. Pick up a copy today either digitally or through Magcloud to check out the rest of our shoot as well as all the other great content from local NW photographers, artists, writers, and models.
Bumbershoot 2014 is a fading memory and most of the images are edited. I can say that we had a great time taking in a wide spectrum of musical styles, comedy, film, and stage performances. Special thanks to Brian Hatchell of The Pit Unsigned Magazine for helping me gain press access this year. Here is a short slideshow of some of our favorite bands. Enjoy!
We chose to represent the sin of "Pride" in our shoot.
The sin of pride is the sin of sins. It was this sin, we're told, which transformed Lucifer, an anointed cherub of God, the very "seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty", into Satan, the devil, the father of lies, the one for whom Hell itself was created.
Get your copy today! Available for purchase on Magcloud.
I'm proud to collaborate with my wife Mandy to bring the Portland Pinups Collection 2014 to market. Featuring some of our favorite pinup images I've taken over the past year, they are available as a collectable set of guitar picks, or in pairs as guitar pick earrings. If there is enough interest we're hoping to expand the line to include clothing and other collectables.