5.08.2014

portland blogger meet up

Last Sunday I finally took the plunge and went to my first Portland Blogger Meet Up. I have always been a little hesitant to go to these types of things, because I often feel unprepared in the world of blogging. I don't have a 'blogger business card', I don't really have a 'blogger brand', and I only know a few bloggers. Luckily I was able to convince Jessi to tag along with me to this Photography Workshop  they were hosting and I am glad we went. 

The event was hosted at the cutest space, which happens to be home of two local companies Favery an online jewelry boutique and Ellie a design boutique specializing in stationary and invitations.  

There were three wonderful local photographers that were at the event that shared their stories, their work, and their advice which was nice. They gave lots of good feedback on how to style shoots, how to take close ups of food, and how to photograph people. All of which I need more practice on. 

Margaret Jacobsen - focuses on portraits and fashion photography
Aubrie LeGault - focuses on food and Portland Restaurants 
Linnea Paulina - focuses on Engagement and Weddings 

Here are some of the photos I took when I was practicing during the events. My one regret was that I did not take more photos of the actual event space, because it was super cute. 




















Cheers to practicing more photography!!!

<3 BB

21 comments

JumpingJE said...

Your lens is bigger than mine. I have lens envy. Thank you for dragging me out!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

love your photos!!!

Helene in Between said...

this has got to be the prettiest blogger meet up out there!

Nadine Lynn said...

What a fun event!!! I know nothing of photography. Hello iphone pictures over here.

That space sounds super cute. How fun you went with Jessi. I love our blogging community for all the fun friends we meet...near and far!

Rachel Sedaker said...

Yay, I'm glad you came! You got some great photos :)

Melissa Suggitt said...

This looks awesome! I'm so jealous. I wish we did something like this in my city.

Lauren said...

DYING over the invitations. That is probably the one thing I would do over about my wedding... even though they end up in the trash. Looks like you got some great practice in!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

This looks like fun! I wish I lived closer so you could drag me along!

MacKensie said...

Super jeally. I want to attend such an event! And I want a blogger friend who lives less than a plane ride away :(

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

How fun!!! Your pics turned out great, btw. Especially the macaron ones, b/c... well... macarons. :)

Kristen said...

wow, you're so fancy! im so jealous of your skills. i have a canon powershot and an iphone. seriously though, amazing pics (i always think your photos rock!) and the place looks stunning and super cute.

Sam @ From East To West Coast said...

These photos came out so cute!! I've been dabbling more with photography lately too but I would love to be taught how to actually use my camera haha.

P!nky said...

SO AWESOME! I wish I was talented as you and lived near you so we could hang out!

Kait said...

dude this is badass. i love your pictures! i really want a cool camera :(

Kelli @She Crab Soup said...

This sounds like so much fun, I love the mirror pictures!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i should have asked you to send a few of those macarons to me! im glad you bit the bullet and went to a blogger meet-up they are a lot of fun

Kayla Moothart said...

Love your pictures. Skills yo'!

Kasey Lynne said...

how fun!! you'll have a booming photography business in no time ;)

Brittany said...

Great photos! That place looks too cute!

Linnea Castro said...

Gorgeous Brooke. I especially love the second one from the top. I didn't take a single photo... not even on my phone. Fail! You have to come to more meet ups :) Happy Friday!

Kenzie Smith said...

Oh how fun! Your photos turned out great!