Elsy Dinvil of Creole Cravings {Portrait Session}

Our beautiful & amazingly talented friend Elsy of Creole Cravings is coming out with a Haitian Cook Book. Which you can Pre-order by going to her website. (See Link)

To get more updates about Ely’s food pop ups, and events go to:
https://www.facebook.com/creolecravings

Here is a little bio about Elsy:

Elsy Dinvil was born in Jeremie, Haiti. She started cooking at an early age at her mother’s side. She loved playing with food, which led her to pursue trainings in the food industry. She graduated from Ecole Hรดteliรจre d’Haiti, one of the most prestigious culinary schools in Haiti and later got a full scholarship to study Food Science Technology at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. A six-year struggle with food allergies led her to a greater understanding of the mystery of food and its impact on the body. Her passion is to help orient people to eating fresh unprocessed food. Currently, she is focusing on developing her line of allergen-free Creole Me Up sauces and condiments. She holds various Haitian food pop ups during the year, cooks alongside renowned chefs in town, and teaches Haitian cooking classes around Portland, Oregon where she presently lives.

She had contacted us to take headshots for her, and we were honored! We had lots of fun walking around downtown Hillsboro, taking her photos. She’s not only a cook but she is a amazing clothing designer, she made her own dress!

We hope you enjoy the photos from this session. Elsy we are so proud of you!!

The Epling Family { Film Session }

A few weeks ago we met up with this adorable family at Cathedral Park, where the beautiful St. John’s bridge is located. We discovered a abandoned boat, balanced on a floating board walk, climbed trees, and the walls of the bridge. Lot’s of fun!!

All the photos below are taken with 35mm Portra 160 film, with a Canon A-1. When received our first e-mail from the family, they stated that they were looking for a film session, and we got really excited!!! We love the look & feel of film, and all the little imperfections, which make it feel raw & beautiful.

Enjoy the photos below! If you fall in love with film and would like to book a session, send us a e-mail!

The Shirey Family

We love taking extended family portraits, especially when dogs join us too! When Tiffany & Mikey had asked us to do a photo shoot of their family, we were really excited ๐Ÿ™‚ They wanted to surprise their mom with a portrait session for her birthday, how sweet!

We had met everyone at Rood Bridge Park, and took some fun photos. Enjoy!

The Veith Family

We had a wonderful time meeting up with our friends Abigale & Scott while we were visiting Wisconsin. Their son Warren is so cute! Thanks for letting us take your family photos, we adore you guys!

Here are a few kind words from Abigale:
“We had a great time with Alacrity Photography! Ashley and Bryan are the nicest, most easy going photographers. My husband, 8 month old and I got some family fall portraits taken at 1000 Islands Recreation Area in Kaukuana Wi, and they turned out GORGEOUS! My kid is a tough one to make smile sometimes, but Ashley did a great job in entertaining him enough to crack a few ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure her bright, vibrant pink hair helped to keep his eyes on her. They were both very flexible with time and location, we had to change the location and time the photos would be taken a couple days before, and it was not a problem. It also only took about a week to receive the files of all the photographs, in color and black and white. I highly recommend this dream team for all your photo needs!!!!”

Rachel & Ryan Expecting

9 years ago Rachel & Ryan were looking for a wedding photographer on Craigslist, and we responded to the add. After many e-mails, and phone conversations, we finally met and did engagement photos… and a few months later photographed their beautiful wedding! We’ve kept in touch over the years, and have become good friends. When we found out they were expecting a baby boy, we got really excited! About a month ago we visited our hometown in Wisconsin, and met up with them to photograph their maternity photos. We are so over the moon for you guys, and cannot wait to meet baby Eli!!

The O’Brien Family

We photographed Jeff & Claire’s wedding 4 years ago, and we’ve been great friends ever since! And our boys are about 3 weeks apart ๐Ÿ™‚ When we visit Wisconsin, we meet up and do family photos for them. We took photos at 1,000 island Nature Park in KauKauna, WI, it’s the perfect fall setting! Their boy Vincent is so excited to be a big brother, Congrats on your little one on the way! Also Thank you for being such a great support, and for being wonderful friends!