Sideway Sunrise Photography, Portland, OR (operating out of Multnomah county)
Business type: Sole proprietor, ABN
Photographer: Heather Hoppe
I've been interested in photography for about half my lifetime. I made my first photoblog when in my first years of high school, and spent most of my time working on graphic design and yearbook spreads. Most people I knew expected me to dive straight into some sort of creative endeavor after graduation. I got a D-SLR my first year of college, floundered around between being an art major and psychology/sociology. In 2011 I regained focus and did a series of lifestyle shoots but was disheartened when I struggled to create income.
Now I am back, and I have a renewed focus. This time, money isn't important. I am here to bring my visions to life and create unique pieces of art. My favorite photographs are dynamic, have creative and dramatic use of light, and have a colorful beyond-this-world appearance. I enjoy capturing the essence of people and giving people a new way to see themselves. I want to create pictures that have a powerful effect, that take your breath away in awe and will bring you back to a childlike state where everything is vibrant and full of wonder. And I will always be striving to learn more, to increase image quality, become more unique, and further develop my own style.
You can reach me by email for quickest response or PM on here.
Little personal details: I've lived all over the western U.S and I feel most at home in Corvallis and Portland. I love hiking and Lower Macleay Trail in Forest Park and Mt.Tabor are my most loved spots. I love cooking and have a food blog too (http://www.littlecloversalad.typepad.com). My favorite pictures have rain, stars, or bokeh in them. I'm interested in social justice, sociology, psychology, sustainability, and photography of course. I've taken enough classes to either become a psychologist or a graphic designer but I can't seem to make up my mind or have enough money either way. I was interested in becoming a photographer before anything else though.
I am kind. I am soft-spoken usually. I like people. I like to live a slow paced life and savor each minute of life I am given. And I'd love to meet you!