Thursday, April 26, 2012

We Have Moved!

Opdahl Photography Blog has MOVED!  Go here for our new blog:

We will no longer be updating this blogger blog.  Thank you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What a beauty!

She takes my breath away.  Seriously.  She was a natural, just posing on her own the whole time.  I guess you become a natural when your mother is a photographer.  She warms my heart.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

These are a fun and are becoming very popular.  They are good for desks or to carry around with you.  Great for gifts!

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Product: Luxe Frames

Inspired by our Luxe Greeting Cards, these stylish frames are gorgeous.  They come in many sizes too!  Inquire for more details.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Award winning photography!

Whoot whoot! Opdahl Photography was just featured for the third time in the highly acclaimed Design Aglow's website/magazine (a magazine/site which offers inspiration to other photographers). This feature includes two of my favorite bridal images. (Other awards were given for a few of my baby and wedding images.) The magazine post reads:
"With this timely collection of 82 bridal images, featuring some of the most amazing photographic talent in the industry today, you’ll be all smiles both before and after your bride sashays down the aisle. Whether you’re looking for the sassy retro stylings of eras gone by, high fashion flair, or want to address the dress..."
Featuring stunning imagery from
 ... Opdahl Photography....

Here are the images and what they said about them. 
The magazine's text by the picture above reads: "Fun and flirty, this is another pose that looks "unposed".  The bride relaxes against a simple wall or column in the classic "S" pose, one knee bent in front of the other.  Her near hand rests casually against the wall that she leans on, and her far hand holds a single flower from her bouquet or arrangement.  Capturing a laugh completes the feeling that we are recording an unguarded moment."
The magazine's text by the picture above reads: "Softness is the key in this shot.  A soft dress, soft hairstyle, soft tall grass - all go together to form a beautiful mood and romantic impression.  The bride walks away from the camera into the soft golden grass, looking back over her shoulder with a smile on her face.  Her far hand delicately tucks a strand of hair behind her ear, and her near hand is by her side, grasping her skirt."
Thank you very much!

Friday, April 15, 2011

My two year old: He loves trains. Can you tell?

This little guy is growing up so fast.  Don't they all?  I thought I would post a few of my favorites from his 2 yr photo shoot.  We live here in Tillamook Oregon now and these were taken down by the Air Museum.  He loved pushing his little Thomas the train down the side of the "big" rusty trains.  I love photographing my children.  I haven't been able to do much work for others recently, and you can probably guess why.  Three little ones keep you pretty busy!  Sometimes I miss it, but I am having so much fun just being mom too.  I will be taking a very limited amount of customers a year now, since my family is my priority.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My littlest one. 4 months. Crazy.

Here are just a few of my little guy's pics from his 4 month shoot.  Things are crazy around my house as the holidays are this is all I can post for now.  Isn't he the cutest???  He giggles non-stop at anything and everything.  He is extremely ticklish and light-hearted.  So much fun!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My little lady.

My little sassafrass is noticing that her photo shoots are coming less and less often. (Which they are.  I slow down to once a year after age 2....except for holidays. The first two years it's: Newborn, 3 mo, 6 mo, 9 mo, 18 mo, and 2).  She was so delighted when I told her it's finally her turn for pictures again.  When it was over, she asked if she could do it again sometime.  I had no idea she loved it so much!  What a ham.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My littlest man!

Here is a sneak peak at my newbie.  He is so tiny and my other baby seems so big now!  This little guy is a lot of fun.  Unfortunately though, his face sprung a very bad case of acne right before picture day.  But, with a little photoshop help, you can see his real face here.  A friend made his little outfit for me and although it didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned (it may be a little on the "fluffy" side) I still thought it was cute.  What do you think?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My little 18 month old...already!

My little man is already 18 months old.  I can't believe it.  He is the first one in our family to get pictures taken in our new little town of Tillamook!  I am going to love living so close to the beach.  I thought we got some pretty cute stuff, especially considering that I captured these as an overdue prego lady...the day before I gave birth to his little brother.  (Pictures of him to come soon).  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thanks Design Aglow!..Again!

Sorry for tooting my own horn, but I am so happy that this wonderful company "Design Aglow,"  which is a blog where photographers go for inspiration...etc, decided to publish my work again!  They just started offering a guide for photographers to help them pose wedding groups and they think I am an inspiration.  Wow.  Thanks so much.  Here's what they said:

"Hello from Design Aglow,

After viewing over 1,000 photos, we have selected one or more of your images to be featured in our new guide "Inspire Me Cards: A Modern Posing Guide for Wedding Parties."  Congratulations!  Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful images, as well as to inspire many other photographers in our industry!"

Below is a picture of my picture and how they described it in their guide:
Thanks again!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Little Brookie (for the last hoo!)

Here are some of my favorites of little Brookie.  I have loved photographing her over the years, and I fear this may be the last time for a while...since I just moved away from her family!  We miss you guys already!  We had a great time on the shoot and got just enough photos in between rain showers. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Fab Family

The Weber's are friends of ours and I am so happy to show off their pics!  We had many fun moments, making it very difficult to narrow it down....hence the large post here.  But, take a gander at these beauties!  Mommy is very stylish and put a lot of thought into their clothing choices.  Don't they look Fabulous?