Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Portland Bloggers Event

I attended the Portland Bloggers Strike a Pose Event on Sunday.  My friend Jenni and a group of awesome local ladies put together workshops and networking events for bloggers on a bi-monthly basis.  I have only managed to attend a couple of them and decided that I really should suck it up and go this time.  I'm a little uncomfortable in social situations so I often make excuses not to go.  I really enjoy all of their events that I have attended though and end up learning a lot.  It's also fun to meet the local ladies whose blogs I read on a regular basis (even if I am awkward).
This workshop was great.  There were a handful of impressive photographers there who taught us different tricks on how to improve our blog photography.  I was in Ali Murray's group and I learned a lot from her about portrait photography in a really short period of time.
After our group sessions, our photographers went out and took a few photos of each of us.  They had a great hair and make-up stylist on hand to help people with touch-ups and also had pretty local jewelry that ladies could wear in their photos.  As a pregnant mother who works mostly from home, I don't usually get all fancy so it was fun to have Marina tease up my hair and help me out with some bold red lipstick.
In my usual lazy fashion, I didn't take any photos at the event, but other people did and I managed to snag a few.
Olga, Megan, and me from Olga's Instagram feed.
A sneak peak photo taken by Ali of Murray Photography.  I can't wait to see the rest!


  1. this looked like such an fun event! And you are so beautiful!

  2. looks like a great event! excited to see the rest of your photos!

  3. Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!! That red lipstick is so fantastic on you! Lately i've been loving more bold lip colors too, it's so much fun!

  4. I'm so glad you came. I'm totally a weirdo in social situations. I either shut down or yell at people. But, I too love these things and I couldn't tell at all if you were feeling uncomfy!

  5. That event was tons of fun! I'm like you, I feel awkward in settings like that, but I'm always glad I go. :-)

  6. YOU are one hot mama and mamax2-to-be! lovelovelove the red skirt, lip, and of course, hair:-) xoxo

  7. I am totally the same way when it comes to such "social situations." I end up having a good time but I never want to go. I have a really hard time striking up conversation and thinking of things to say! Stresses me out! I'm glad you went and had a good time- and you have great photos to show for it! :)

  8. You looked awesome! Thank you so much for coming :)


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