At this event, the whole goal of the day was to get some great headshots of bloggers who aren't necessarily "style" bloggers and who don't have access to professional pictures (uh, me!). We met at the Space in the Pearl and each attendee was paired with a different photog and stylist and we walked around the neighborhood taking shots and talking about the "how" of taking great photos.
My photographer was Linnea of Linnea Paulina Photography, and she is an incredibly warm and sweet person who I've gotten to know through other meetups, so I felt comfortable posing with her and following her lead. She took these beautiful shots and I told her I'm going to use the heck out of them! I also love that they were taken right down the street from our old apartment.
Do you live in Portland? You should come to one of our meetups. You'll have a great time, I promise. We try as hard as we can to make it inclusive, welcoming, and a safe place where you don't have to compare yourself to other bloggers, even though we've got some very successful people in our midst.
Jenni, Suzannah, Macey, and Bee do a fabulous job coordinating the events and I feel privileged to help out in any way I can - at this event I ran the welcome table - because they're just awesome ladies!
More from the day (thanks to Macey for the pictures!)
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A big thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors. Each of these companies/individuals/blogs contributed in making the Portland Bloggers' Strike a Pose event successful and affordable.