LONG SHOT 2017 w/ Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW)

This years 24 hour photo session produced THE BEST (SERIOUSLY BEST) night photography images I've ever taken! Thanks to Juan Aguilera at PCNW, for sharing his top tips and tricks on taking night photographs, acquired over several decades his work leaves me speechless and in awe.

3 CHEERS FOR JUAN!

BONZAI!

BONZAI!

BONZAI!

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can you believe how cool the wheel's neon lights look with a 4 second shutter speed!! I LOVE how these turned out :D

can you believe how cool the wheel's neon lights look with a 4 second shutter speed!! I LOVE how these turned out :D

between midnight and 1am we decide to call it a night - THANK YOU JUAN AND FELLAS!

between midnight and 1am we decide to call it a night - THANK YOU JUAN AND FELLAS!

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Juan showed us his super secret spot for the Dr Jose Rizal bridge photographs. This way we bypassed the other 100+ photographers lining the bridge. 

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HANDS *H A N D S* HANDS!

SHOW IDEA: Hands are just as revealing as a persons smile, sometimes even more. I always manage to snap a few hand shots - whether they're in the throws of creativity or joyfully working in collaboration with tools earning a living, still or in motion - I love to reveal their story! Here's a few......

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Seattle Women's March 2017

It was the BEST, even more wonderful than it looks!! **Uploading photos in batches so stay tuned for the complete collection**

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Smart kid! 

Smart kid! 

4th & Jackson

4th & Jackson

The money shot

The money shot

Rainier & Jackson

Rainier & Jackson

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Here's a small slice of Judkins Park - the starting point - this pre-line up crowd went on and on and on.....

Here's a small slice of Judkins Park - the starting point - this pre-line up crowd went on and on and on.....

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OBAMA!!!  

OBAMA!!!  

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Take a look at all the signs!!! I've never seen a homemade signs per capita rate this high EVER. We ladies love to get our craft on....

Take a look at all the signs!!! I've never seen a homemade signs per capita rate this high EVER. We ladies love to get our craft on....

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THE HEADSHOT EXTRAVAGANZA FOR 2017 HAS BEGUN........

 

~ WELCOME TO MY HEADSHOT EXTRAVAGANZA SPECIAL ~

IT'S TIME TO   *L O V E*   YOUR PHOTOS!! 

I KNOW IT'S CHALLENGING FOR YOUR AWESOMENESS TO TRANSLATE INTO PHOTOS, SO YOU ARE IN LUCK: 

I'M AN AWESOMENESS WHISPERER!!!

I LOVE me some shy people or self professed non-photogenic types! My job as a rockstar photographer is to take the BEST photo of you, the one you've always dreamed of! Just need you to show up looking and feeling your best and leave all the magic to me :D!

CURRENT HEADSHOT SPECIAL $150 FOR 5 RETOUCHED IMAGES

and 20 totally usable proofs, several stunning location to choose from, typically 1 sequence shot inside with plain white/grey background and 1-2 sequences outside with urban, classic, vintage yumminess...........and a splash of modern for a twist! 

CALL/TEXT/EMAIL ME TODAY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

- it's time to say goodbye to your photo from 10 years ago/selfie trying not to look like a selfie, I promise you'll LOVE

425-224-6228  - steph@openingoftheeyes.com

 

checkout my headshot portfolio on the HOME PAGE

BEST holiday photos with a splash of super fun

Jason & Kiraz - These two are quite an awesome couple and found me on thumbtack.....they obviously had a vision, so the pressure was on! :D I believe it was something like Soprano's dynasty mashup with your best tacky x-mas sweater impression.........you decide

Jason & Kiraz - These two are quite an awesome couple and found me on thumbtack.....they obviously had a vision, so the pressure was on! :D I believe it was something like Soprano's dynasty mashup with your best tacky x-mas sweater impression.........you decide

loooooooooove it

loooooooooove it

They got dressed in regular clothes for like 2 minutes.....

They got dressed in regular clothes for like 2 minutes.....

and then it was fun time again!

and then it was fun time again!

pintrest eat your heart out

pintrest eat your heart out

Jake!

Enjoy some new photos of my friend Jake at Pioneer Barber Company in the International District. Gentleman it's the BEST place for a beard trim and shaping, straight razor shave, etc... The images are quite mesmerizing and I could have an entire show with these printed on some sweet matte paper, oooohhhhhhh!! He's quite the artist and I've taken a ton of photos of people with tattoos so I know that's not entirely it. Just something about watching another artist at work, I guess. 

Staying gold... 

Staying gold... 

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The brick alley loves Jake

The brick alley loves Jake

Black and white brick alley also LOOVES him 

Black and white brick alley also LOOVES him 

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Portrait/Headshot Lighting w/Peter Hurley

Super excited to announce I'm in an intensive 2 day portrait lighting class with THE Peter Hurley this week!! I'll be anxious to help everyone get this crisp, clean light SO BOOK YOUR HEADSHOTS NOW!!! 

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I learned as much as humanly possible over the past 2 days and now want to join his Headshot Crew!! Stay tuned for that announcement (it's in NYC so, as soon as I can make it happen you'll be the 1st to know!)! Fingers are crossed and good vibes/prayers/thoughts greatly appreciated!

Not gonna lie, I'm a fan of the man bun

Not gonna lie, I'm a fan of the man bun

DEFINITELY A HAPPY TIME the past two days!! Thanks to Peter Hurley, my new friend Linda and all the awesome peeps at CREATIVE LIVE (check them out), totally changed my photography forever!  *****HAHAHAHHA it said Peter Burley until I just caught the damn autocorrect**** 

DEFINITELY A HAPPY TIME the past two days!! Thanks to Peter Hurley, my new friend Linda and all the awesome peeps at CREATIVE LIVE (check them out), totally changed my photography forever! 

*****HAHAHAHHA it said Peter Burley until I just caught the damn autocorrect**** 

Still need an AWESOME family photo for your holiday card extravaganza?

If you need an amazing family photo (mini portrait session) EMAIL ME ASAP steph@openingoftheeyes.com or text me!! I have time this Wednesday - Sunday (11/21-11/27) of Thanksgiving weekend!!

Couple of options:

This week: $100 family portrait session, includes 20+ proof images, 5 professionally retouched digital images and an 8X10 print or $150 package includes all the above and a 12 print package of your photos!

****If money's an issue I'll take a donation. I don't want anyone to miss an opportunity to have a beautiful photo of your family while they're in town for the holiday weekend!**** Let me know if anyone's interested.... And donation only option is for those who really need it, if you don't then please choose a package! 

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Just the ladies... 

Just the ladies... 

Or just the girls

Or just the girls

Let the kids shine  

Let the kids shine  

Newlyweds !

Newlyweds !

And don't forget the critters!! 

And don't forget the critters!! 

2016's HEADSHOT EXTRAVAGANZA!! **1 Friday left - December 2nd**

Join me at the awesome Pioneer Barber Company at 6th & Jackson for that headshot you've always dreamed of (as long as gorgeous brick, classic - vintage architecture, and stunning candid images are what you dream of - boring white background shots included)! It's time to let go of the selfie profile pic, once you go pro, I promise you'll never go back!! "I wish I had that old Facebook profile pic from 2 years ago" said no one. Pop in on your break from work or heading to happy hour, all I need is 15 minutes of your time to make the magic happen. You'll have 20+ instantly usable images delivered via email within a few days, select your favorite 5 for the ultimate digital  wash and wax: professional touch-ups, pesky lent and cat hair removal, or just a shine on those pearly whites are INCLUDED in the price! 

 

Pay $50 ($150 reg. price) without a haircut, or $30 with one! Get hair cut, styled then fantastic photos just come easy! Call or email me: steph@openingoftheeyes.com to setup an appointment!!

Pay $50 ($150 reg. price) without a haircut, or $30 with one! Get hair cut, styled then fantastic photos just come easy! Call or email me: steph@openingoftheeyes.com to setup an appointment!!

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"Stephanie Araiza has the unique ability to make you comfortable and capture who you are in a photo. She is professional and has many great ideas to get the best picture possible. I love how my head shots turned out and will be using Opening of the Eyes Photography for family photos in the future. Thank you Stephanie!" - Megan

"Steph possesses that unique combination of technical talent, an amazing artist's eye, and a delightfully easygoing personality that will make your photoshoot with her a certain success." Zachary

"Steph possesses that unique combination of technical talent, an amazing artist's eye, and a delightfully easygoing personality that will make your photoshoot with her a certain success." Zachary

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 "As a professional actor who has worked with numerous photographers I can say without a doubt, Stephanie stands among the BEST!" - Nathaniel DeVeaux

 "As a professional actor who has worked with numerous photographers I can say without a doubt, Stephanie stands among the BEST!" - Nathaniel DeVeaux

 "I really enjoyed my photo shoot with Steph! I usually feel a bit uneasy at photo shoots, but she made me feel so comfortable that we got a lot of great shots. I highly recommend her." Rebecca, amazing author of Amazon best-seller "Multi-Orgasmic Diet"

 "I really enjoyed my photo shoot with Steph! I usually feel a bit uneasy at photo shoots, but she made me feel so comfortable that we got a lot of great shots. I highly recommend her." Rebecca, amazing author of Amazon best-seller "Multi-Orgasmic Diet"

HEADSHOT EVENT!!

COMING UP IN October - November........

It's your lucky day Seattle!!

I'm holding an exclusive headshot/portrait event in October -

November (see June flyer on Events page for basic info),

contact me to reserve a spot now!! FYI: hair and makeup can

absolutely be booked, all pricing found on the PACKAGES page!

Questions? Call or email me today! 

Contact me today: (425) 224-6228 or email: steph@openingoftheeyes.com