Make sure you still see Weddings and High School senior pictures

Thank you to everyone who is a loyal follower and subscriber to our photo blog. Your support means so much to us! We wanted to let you know that we have been working on two new blogs: one for High School seniors and one for weddings/engagements. This current blog will continue to post family sessions only.


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Ricardo and Chrissa

We had so much fun filming and photographing Monica that we thought we'd try it again, but this time in the Tri-Cities. So we re-connected with our long time friends, Ricardo and Chrissa, and asked them if they'd be willing to go through the filming process with us. They agreed, and we ended up having a blast at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Thank you both for all of your patience while we were filming!!! Here are some of the results---

Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA
Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA

Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA
Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA

Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WARoss James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA

Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WARoss James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA

Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WARoss James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA

Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA
Ross James Photography - Ricardo & Chrissa photo shoot- CBC Pasco, WA

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Monica: Fashion Shoot

We are currently working on a Photography kit about how to take better pictures. And while working on the video portion, we needed a model to help us out. We'd enjoyed hanging out with Monica at her engagement session and wedding (see her August wedding here) so we called her up and asked her if she'd like to work with us again. She said "Sure!" so we hopped in the car and drove out to Spokane, WA to shoot our video. Monica braved freezing weather and withstood all of the tedious breaks for equipment set-up. She's truly a pro! Here are a few of the pictures Ross took while shooting the video. We'll keep you posted about the status of our photography kit.

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with MonicaRoss James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with MonicaRoss James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with MonicaRoss James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with MonicaRoss James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with MonicaRoss James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica
Ross James Photography - Spokane photo shoot with Monica

And here is Jeff rockin the video camera!
Ross James Photography - Jeff Luttrell rockin the video cameraRoss James Photography - Jeff Luttrell rockin the video camera

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Josh & Courtenay's Engagement Session: Pasco, WA

Josh & Courtenay are getting married next August in Portland, OR. They got engaged at Disney Land on Main street! That being said, we had to keep up with their already fun and quirky love story, so we worked together to find interesting spots for engagement pictures in the Tri-Cities, where they live. The perfect place to start ended up being right at their house. They've converted one of their rooms into a sweet music studio, complete with old records and a DJ area. It was hard to not be inspired while Josh's mixes blared through the speakers. We want to take him along on every session! And of course we had to get a picture of Courtenay with her Mac and Josh with his PC. :)

Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement picturesRoss James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures

Next, we headed to some train cars in Pasco, then finished up in Downtown Richland. Just before we finished, Ross wanted to get some pictures of her engagement ring. It was already dark, so Ross opened up the car trunk and was able to get some pictures of the ring using the trunk light.

Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures


Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement picturesRoss James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures

Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures
Ross James Photography - Courtenay & Josh's engagement pictures

We had so much fun and we can't wait to take this creative couple's wedding pictures next year! :)

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Nick: Selah HS senior pictures

Nick goes to Selah High School, but he chose to do his senior pictures in Ellensburg. We started in some alley ways behind D&M Coffee. His Nike shoes were pretty cool, so we made a point to feature those a bit :). Next, we headed to the old train station near the edge of town. With just a little time left, we drove to a local art display called "Dick & Jane's Spot". This "spot" is a residential home that Dick & Jane have created into an art site, complete with many art pieces attached to their home and the area surrounding it. We were planning on shooting from the sidewalk, since the rest of it is private property, but Jane was very nice to allow us to come in and use her backyard as well. Throughout the session, Nick was a lot of fun, and he had some great ideas. He didn't mind if his pictures were unconventional, so we tried some different poses and angles throughout. Nick said it the best when he wrote in an email: [The session was] "By far the most fun I've had with complete strangers!"

Ross James Photography - Nick's senior pictures

Ross James Photography - Nick's Nike shoes

Ross James Photography - Nick's senior picturesRoss James Photography - Nick's senior pictures

Ross James Photography - Nick's senior pictures
Ross James Photography - Nick's senior pictures
Ross James Photography - Nick's Nike shoes

Ross James Photography - Nick's senior pictures

Ross James Photography - Nick's senior picturesRoss James Photography - Nick's senior pictures
Ross James Photography - Nick's senior picturesRoss James Photography - Nick's senior pictures
Ross James Photography - Nick's senior picturesRoss James Photography - Nick's senior pictures


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