Hallie & Nathan Engagement Session ~ Bend, OR Photographer

I had the sincere treat of being chosen by this couple to photograph their engagement session here in Bend. Hallie called me, we talked and had a great conversation. She and Nathan had recently gotten engaged and they were going to be here for a few days while visiting family. I was really excited to photograph their session and create fun and wonderful photos for them. So, as the session date moved closer, the weather was becoming a concern. I started thinking where could I photograph indoors and still have a Bend/outdoor theme. I reached out to a local lady who owns a horse stable close by and asked about photographing at her stables. She graciously permitted the 3 of us to use her property for our photo session! We felt so fortunate and lucky because the weather was cold, windy and raining with a little snow mixed in. So, with our boots, hats and jackets on we went outside for a few minutes while the weather let up and then just in time, we moved inside. Below are a few photos of our session. Hallie & Nathan were fantastic and joyful and their energy made our session so much fun! Congratulations you two!! ~ ~ Please share this with anyone you know who is looking for a photographer for portraits, weddings or events. I may be reached at:  http://www.creativeimagesoflife.com or by phone at: 541-948-3195. Thank you for visiting my blog!! Enjoy!

 

Milestones ~ Sam’s Senior Photos ~ Bend OR Photographer

There are all kinds of milestones, from job changes to marriage and those in between and beyond. I am always excited to photograph milestones because these sessions create something unique, a memory of what was happening during that time. These are moments that will be cherished throughout the generations of your family, friends and loved ones. To vividly remember the day, the event, the little things, the big things and to gaze upon the printed photo and have that memory, those memories return is so sentimental and joyous….and that is why I love to photograph. When I was called to photograph a senior named Sam, I thought….a milestone session and one that is so important and to be remembered through the years. Kids graduate, they go on to collage, move away from home, start their own lives and having these images is significant in that journey. Below is a small collection of the photos from that session. I hope you enjoy them and if you have a moment, please leave me a comment…I would love to hear from you. If you know of someone looking for a photographer for a milestone event ~ please share my name or website http://www.creativeimagesoflife.com with them. Thank you ~ Stacie

 

 

 

2015 ~ A beautiful year to remember ~ Bend, OR Photographer

As 2015 comes to a close, I thought it would be a great time to showcase some of the wonderful families, events and weddings that I had the sincere treat of meeting, photographing and being a part of. Each year of business, I am so amazed at the great people I encounter through my photography and how they come into my life with their smiles, spirits and style. This year has been an incredible year with all of these elements and then some. From the weddings to the portrait sessions, every greeting is filled with energy, enthusiasm and excitement which propels me to be even that much more in tune with whom I meet. As I share these images with you, know that I am inspired by the beauty, the love, the timeless creations that each of these images holds for the person that is in them. These are the reasons that I photograph and enjoy, truly enjoy creating pieces that will be treasured forever and endeared always by those that see them.

Should you or someone you know need a photographer, please pass my information along to them! I have a great referral program, lots of fun places to photograph, wonderful product to choose from and an incredible time making your session as you want it!  http://www.creativeimagesoflife.com Thank you so much for viewing my blog and sharing it with your friends and family! Enjoy ~ Stacie

 

 

 

 

Wedding Showcase Summer 2015 ~ Bend OR Photographer

When I thought of what I wanted to share in this month’s photo letter, I really wanted to showcase some of the beautiful weddings that I photographed this year! Wedding playback as I like to call it, is inspiring to me as I look back on the beautiful styles, the amazing brides and grooms, the delightful locations as well as the wonderful considerate lovely clients that I have the sincere treat to work with. Every one of these couples treated me with kindness, were sincerely appreciative that I was there documenting their day and allowed me to become part of the family for a short time! I truly cherished getting to know them, not just on their wedding day, but months before and many months after their celebration! Thank you for reading this piece and looking over my photos! Should you know of anyone looking for a photographer ~ Portraits, Weddings or Events…please share my information with them. To see more of my work, please visit my website at: http://www.creativeimagesoflife.com ~ Kindly Stacie

 

 

 

Elephant Next Door ~ Bend OR Photographer

I was recently introduced to an organization that I feel is an inspiration to our community and feel that the story of how this all began is something that should be shared. The Elephant Next Door helps people with gambling problems, who are in recovery and supports them during difficult times in their lives. Below is some information on how The Elephant Next Door was created and how getting the word out about gambling is so important.

In November of 2012, Pete started a Kickstarter campaign to produce a documentary film to show the devastation caused by gambling problems. The video project was not funded, so Pete self-funded a documentary short with Robert Mcguigan, a Wisconsin man who dedicated his life to speaking in schools about the dangers of problem gambling. Robert’s son had been murdered over a bet gone awry. Shortly after the filming Robert died from brain cancer. Prior to his death, Robert expressed gratitude that his story would continue to help people. “Robert McGuigan: Tragedy to Inspiration” will be entered in film festivals showing next summer. Pete also collaborated with Toby Allen, A British artist who created the Real Monster Series to make information about mental illness accessible to children. Toby, with input from Pete and his clients, created a Gambling Disorder Monster in 2013. As a testament to Toby’s belief in Pete’s work, Toby donates a portion of the proceeds of the sale of every Gambling Disorder Monster print to the Elephant Next Door. Pete has also addressed national audiences via podcast and live presentation for The American Counseling Association and The National Council for Problem Gambling. Regionally, he spoke at Oregon State University, Volunteers in Medicine, the Oregon Counseling Association, and the Evergreen Council for Problem Gambling. Pete’s continued effort resulted in bringing together seven supporters who incorporated The Elephant Next Door (The END) in 2014 as an Oregon non-profit corporation. In 2015 the IRS determined The END was a public charity and was granted tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Check out the Elephant Next Door on their website at: http://www.elephantnextdoor.org/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/theelephantnextdoor. It’s a great resource for people who are in recovery, want to learn more, or are in the program. We’ve received referrals to the program from people sharing posts.  We’re really working to get this out there. Every like or share is a huge victory! Thanks so much for helping to Break the Silence!

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! Photos by: Creative Images of Life ~ Stacie Muller. Should you have an upcoming event, please contact me for your photography needs at 541-948-3195.

 

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