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THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT… | CORVALLIS OREGON SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

I study nuclear science
I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades…

Had such a BLAST hanging out with Maile (and her gang) taking some end of the year Senior Photos. When Maile’s mom called and proposed the idea I thought it was a BRILLIANT idea!!! It really is amazing how much a teen can change just within the last year of High School!!! With those eyes and that smile we couldn’t help but get some FABULOUS images that they will be able to look back on. To see more images from Maile’s Senior Photo Shoot go visit and “LIKE” Lori Jane Photography on Facebook.

These girls are not only ahhhh-doooor-able…they are FUN! All of the laughing and giggling brought me back to my High School days…I totally felt like I was 17 again (in spite of the fact that my 20 reunion year is approaching). I know, right!?! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Is it just me or does something about the photo’s on the bleachers remind you of the movie “Can’t Buy Me Love”? …only the BEST movie EVA…

Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades…

Now, everybody knows I am the epitome of an 80′s girl and still use the lingo…(for ex: “totally”, “awesome” and “that’s the bomb” and, in spite of the fact, that I rarely say things like “gnarly”, “tubular”, or “gag me with a spoon” anymore…giggle) Maile’s aunt/my friend, Jess, thought it would be a good idea if Maile helped update my vocabulary into 2012. I am here to pay it forward to all of the peeps my age reading this. Here we go…

YOLO: You Only Live Once (my personal fave)

Totes Awk Sitch: Totally Awkward Situation

Kewl: cool

You’re Totes Welcome ,)

 The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades…

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Jessicca - ummmmmm… perfectly you LJ!!!!! again, you are amazing!!!

DANCING ON THE CEILING | PORTLAND OREGON PHOTOGRAPHER

(Scream, whistles) Say what?

Can’t stop now

Just getting started

Everybody clap your hands

Come on

Everybody let’s dance…

How much fun can you have in North Dakota in November?!?! Way too much when you are shooting a totally tubular family like this! I’ll give you a little background…this is my friend, Christi, and her super awesome kids (no I really do mean super awesome…so charming and personable. This is how kids should act today…maybe you should do a book or something Christi because you DEFINITELY did something right)! So here’s how it all started. Christi and I go way back (okay, maybe not thaaaat far…come on peeps forward a little-give a girl a break) from High School…yeah, you guessed it THE 80’S BAYYYYYYBEEEEEEE! Okay, maybe I get a little too excited when it comes to parachute pants and Pac Man but they make me happy. Happy like Christi, Austin and Hope made me feel!!! And yes, there is a little part (ok, maybe BIG part) in me that just thinks that the world would be a better place with a little more neon and that people are a little kinder and gentler with one glove (whether it be lace or sparkling)…
 
TUBULAR –  From 1986….Surfer way to say cool. Relates to the tube a wave forms when cresting. 

NEON  -  /’nee-on/ is the chemical element that has the symbol Ne and an atomic number of 10. Although a very common element in the universe, it is rare on Earth. A colorless,  inert nobel gas under standard conditions, neon gives a distinct reddish-orange glow. 80′s often involved bright and vibrant neon clothes as in me and my friends are throwing a rave and we need neon clothes. 


Oh, what a feeling

(Oh, oh, oh, oh)

When we’re dancing on the ceiling…

I totally love when I am around people who are AWWwwwwwsooooooome. See how I revert back?!?!
 

TOTALLY – [toht-l-ee] - another way to stress what one is saying.  ”That is totally tubular”.  -or- “School is totally uncool”. AWESOME – \Awe”some\ – , a. 1. Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.  In the 80′s, if something was cool, it was awesome.  See also bad.                                                                                                                                                                       

 

What is happening here

Something’s going on that’s not quite clear

Somebody turn on the lights

We’re gonna have a party

It’s starting tonight…

JUST like the 80′s…Christi, Austin and Hope epidimize the words fun, unique and TOTALLY FREAK’N AWESOME!!! Thank you guys for bringing a ray of sunshine not only to N.D. in the winter but into my life…You three ROCK!!!

We gonna dance all night

Till the broad daylight

Keep on movin’, keep on groovin’

Oh yeah

Oh, what a feeling

When we’re dancing on the ceiling

Oh, what a feeling

When we’re dancing on the ceiling

Baby, baby…

***A shout out to my amazing dad for helping me hang the Poms from leafless trees without questioning…you da bomb! Muah…xoxo
BOMB – Adj.  Something favorable.  See also awesome.
PARACHUTE PANTS – are a style of trousers characterized by the use of  nylon. In the original extraneously zippered style of the late early 80s, “parachute” referred to the pants’ synthetic nylon material. Parachute pants became a fad as part of an increased cultural appropriation of  breakdancing

PAC MAN – (パックマン Pakkuman) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture.
ONE GLOVE – (from Old English glof) is a garment covering the whole hand. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no covering sheath for each finger they are called “fingerless gloves”. See ex – Madonna & Michael Jackson

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Christi Allen - Oh and Hope gradautes in about 5 years so we should start planning her senior pics NOW!!;)

Christi Allen - I feel famous
Famous as can be
I’m on Lori’s Blog
With my Mini Me’s!!!!

Lori we had so much fun doing pics with you! And I am so glad that we took this opportunity to pick up our friendship right were it left off:)
What more could a girl ask for…laughs, smiles, fun and pics that will last a lifetime!
LoVe Ya Guurrlllll!
Keep on RoCkInG it 80′s style

Heather - VERY AWESOME pictured of an AWESOME family! Great work as always, LJ! Captured their personalities perfectly!

Miss - OMG Sooooo cool! Another totally fun blog. That’s what I love about ya, girl! Thanks for sharing!

FABULOUS FAMILY | MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA/PORTLAND OREGON PHOTOGRAPHER

She’s got a smile it seems to me

Reminds me of childhood memories

Where everything

Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face

She takes me away to that special place…

Okay, so seriously, look at these faces…OH MY STARS AND GARTERS…for realz!?! Are they just not the cutest…most beautiful family ever!?! O.K. – Okay, I have to divulge that this is my Twin Sister, Lisa (check out her amazing photography at LisaSlotsvePhotography.com), and her fabulous little “Gap ad” family. (Even though I may tease a little and do the finger down the throat gag when I say, “aren’t they just the cutest?”)…I REALLY DO THINK THEY ARE THE CUTEST…EVA!

They’ve got eyes of the bluest skies

As if they thought of rain…

 

I never thought I could love another human being so much let alone two…but, it’s a fact, my niece & nephew definitely have my heart…for sure! Auntie loves and misses you soooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH Punkie and Sweet Pea…I love you bigger than the sky!!!

Oh, oh, oh

Sweet child o’ mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Sweet love of mine…

 Even though I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on (you get the point) about all their super fabulousness I will just let you take in all of their glorious cuteness for yourself! Muah…xoxo

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lj GUNDERSON - YAAAAAAY, THANKS PAPPA!!I love you…xoxo
Thanks & Hugs to you too Tawnya! MMMmmmmm, girl YOU got IT…fo sho ,)

Tawnya Oxendahl - You beautiful, talented twins! You got it! Hugs to you!

O.B. Gunderson - Awesome –You sure make daddy proud of your professional work–x0x0 DADDY O

EVERLY | BAND PHOTOGRAPHY | PORTLAND OREGON PHOTOGRAPHER

LOOOOOOoooooooooooove!!! This is the usual response when the name Everly is uttered (I definitely echo this reaction)! I heart Everly…there I said it…LOVE, Love, love. Everly is an American folk music duo that formed in Battle Ground Washington. You MUST go check out the oh so talented and beautiful duo so you can listen to some of their amazing recordings.

Everly is what became of two friends, Bethany Joy Galeotti and Amber Sweeney, deciding to collaborate and share their passion for music and storytelling. Bethany Joy & Amber have been writing songs individually for as long as they can remember. In 2008, they decided to use their long-time friendship for the greater good and created Everly, realizing that two songwriters are better than one.

Everly has already seen success with several projects, beginning with their three-song EP titled Mission Bell. Since then, the duo has had continued success with a series of digitally released B Track albums that have been featured on the  CW hit television series, One Tree Hill, on which Galeotti is an actor and director. The songs include 4 originals: Quicksand, Maybe, Flying Machine, & Girl In Moon — all of which have made it to top charting positions on iTunes and CD Baby (you can listen to some of these songs on my website where I feature Everly’s music). The duo also digitally released an acoustic Christmas album in 2009 titled, Fireside, which made it as high as #48 on the iTunes Top Holiday Albums chart.

Bethany Joy has performed a string of original tracks on One Tree Hill due to her character’s ambitions to reestablish her music career. In the episode titled Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous Everly performs at a massive USO concert at the Marine Corps Air Station New River military base in North Carolina. The duo also performed their single written for troops; “Home Is Me – You Are Mine”. After its airing, Everly’s single Feel This instantly rose to #14 on the itunes folk charts and allowed them to maintain the #1 top seller spot on CD Baby for several weeks. In the episode titled We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me), Karen’s Café is transformed into a glamorous nightclub with Lucas as its proprietor and Haley as the cabaret singer which allowed Galeotti the opportunity to premiere more songs featured in Everly’s EP. In the seventh season of One Tree Hill, Everly’s song Quicksand was re-released, this performance kicked off Haley James Scott’s music journey followed by her tour Flying Machine. In the fictional tour, songs written and performed by Everly were featured on the show while concurrently being released through iTunes and CD Baby.

So what is Folk music? Folk songs are characterized by simple instruments and a focus on acoustic styles. Folk music is seen as the authentic expression of a way of life now past or about to disappear (or in some cases, to be preserved or somehow revived). I never thought I would utter the words “I love Folk Music”…

I’ve heard that the perfect combination consist of beauty, brains and talent. In that case, Bethany Joy Galeotti & Amber Sweeney have set a new standard of perfection…there is no denying it when you listen to Everly’s tight vocal harmonies and solid guitar-driven grooves (plus a touch of the blues & a frisson of jazz)!  Make sure you check out Everly’s blog where you can become a part of the Everleague (the Official Everly Fan club) and make sure to visit the gallery where you can see more photos of Everly by Lori Jane Photography.


It may go without saying, but don’t forget to catch Everly’s Bethany Joy Galeotti on the season premier of OTH tonight on the CW Network…

*Please do not copy/take photo’s but feel free to link to this post in order to share*

Throughout this post I have linked to Everly’s website, twitter and Facebook but I think you will also enjoy…
check out Amber’s Blog and Twitter
check out Bethany Joy Galeotti’s Blog and Twitter

and thanks so much for stopping by mine…be sure to leave a comment! Muah…xoxo

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lj - Thank you Deshani :)

Deshani - They are incredible, and these photos are stunning :)

lj GUNDERSON - Thank you Alison…xoxo
Yay, Thank you Belinda – LJP thinks you’re awesome…“holla” to you and France ,)
Thanks for the amazing compliment Lizzy and I love your comment…“Everly has talent in abundance”…I AGREE 100%
Melissa, I love that you love Everly’s music and love that you first heard them on my website. You rock sista…xoxo

alison bell - Well done ms g is what Alison would say and how beautiful these phones are. Alison would end Much love GOD bless

Belinda - This is such a good article with AWESOME pictures!! It sums up really good what Everly is & why EVERYONE should listen to them. Anyway, from my little country that’s France I do really love them. And their music always give me a smile so Thanks you ladies for that. XO

Lizzy - Absolutely stunning photography! The Ladies look incredible!
I also heart Everly, I appreciate good songstresses and Everly have talent in abundance!
Great article! X x

Melissa - Miss Lori, I was just listening to them on your website a few days ago when you posted your blog about Claire. I had been meaning to text you and tell you how much I love that their music is on your page. They have such beautiful voices and I just love listening to them. So thanks for sharing. I have watched a few seasons of One Tree Hill so I was familiar with Bethany but didn’t know there was another with as great a voice as hers.

I just love how we have such good taste together, you and me! LOL You would think WE were best friends growing up.

Keep up the great work. Beautiful photos, as always!

SUGAR & SPICE | PORTLAND PHOTOGRAPHER | CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHY

Uuuummm, Hello Gerber? Lori Jane Photography has your next model!!!

I had such fabulous time with Claire, I mean seriously…LOOK AT THIS FACE! If you haven’t already gotten lost in those dimples, those big blue eyes, her little cherub cheeks or that sweet sweet smile that sometimes turns into a cutest red haired smirk – (if you haven’t gotten lost) I must advise you to stop looking because there is no doubt that Claire will cast a spell on you…I think I am in LOoooooVE!

Sweet and lovable = the perfect combination for a fabulous children’s portrait session. How long has it been since you’ve had pictures taken of your children? If you want to capture the personality of your little one so you have the images to cherish for a lifetime – call Lori Jane Photography and we will set up a cheeky, bold and stylish session for you!

Oh yeah, and the answer is YES…I have sent her Mum the link to the Gerber Baby Contest.

 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice…

custom feather piece by Chanin Tsirtsis * Chanin not only makes beautiful headpieces but she makes the most fabulous scarves! Be sure to check out Chanin at www.scarvesbychanin.com 

Sunshine and rainbows
and ribbons for hair bows
that’s what little girls are made of

Tea parties, laces
and baby doll faces
that’s what little girls are made of

 

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