Friday, July 31, 2009

A Story from Iraq

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I'm putting up this picture for 2 reasons. 1. I'm considering going back to the M.E. for awhile and two I have received a bunch of emails asking me about this picture that I took while in Iraq. I was on patrol with the 1st Cav unit when they pulled over to help some brothers dismantle an IED. It was actually a trap and at this moment the humvee was hit by a mortar. I was trying to not shake while I shot but as you see I was shaking. I had left my flac jacket and helmet inside because I thought it was safe. Never assume such silly things when on assignment. The gunner got hit but survived. I shot this picture as rocks and shrapnel was falling all around me. Then I too threw myself on the ground to protect my eyes and head. If you look closely you can see one of the guys leaning next to the humvee trying to avoid the shrapnel flying everywhere.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Facebook -Artists Photographers Writers Protect Your Works

Artists, photographers, creators, writers Facebook has agreed to let 3rd party advertisers use your art, words and pictures without your permission. You can protect your work by doing the following.
1. ON facebook -Click on SETTINGS up at the top where you see the log out link.
2. Select PRIVACY.
4.Next select the tab that reads FACE BOOK ADS. There is a drop down box, way at the bottom.
5. select NO ONE. Then SAVE your changes.

Pass the word onward

Thanks to Bethany and Huy

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Behind the Scenes at the Wedding

Getting ready for the wedding was lots of fun for everyone.

Maquette has a sense of patience and humor even though her wedding at Laurelhaurst Park in Portland is just hours away.
ahhh mom's smile is unforgettable- what is she thinking as her beautiful daughter (Michel) Maquette fixes some last minute details.

the interesting tatoo of a bellydancer at Maquette and Happy's wedding reception in Portland.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bride's Mother & Aunt React

The beauty of Maquette sauntering down the aisle holding her father's arm drew wide-eyed looks from all the guests including her own mother and aunt.

Maquette looked stunning in her beautiful hand stitched wedding gown.The first glance of Maquette on her father's arm walking up the aisle brought an "ahhh" from everyone. One can only imagine what her soon to be husband "Happy" might have been thinking!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Introducing Mr. & Mrs Maquette & Happy!

the party of life has begun anew ...

Wild Stunning Beautiful and Romantic Marquette & Happy are married! Congratulations!
Here's a Peek Preview of the Original...Steampunk Wedding of the happiest 4th of July couple.

Photography by Sherrlyn Borkgren
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ABSOLUTELY... a couple made for each other- a wedding only the brave could dream of pulling off. It was The 4th of July wedding in Oregon. Here is just a wee sample of the wedding pictures during the ceremony of Maquette & Happy. Enjoy.

Maquette's wedding dress is all handmade. A satin black and white Victorian style wedding dress with a bustle which can be removed.

Look at the blings on Happy's vest!

A beautiful wedding couple and a great portland wedding

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Destination Wedding Photos and Green Wedding Flowers

Erica Sampoya with beautiful handmade Eco flowers in her hair from Kiltsch for a Destination Wedding portrait. Sherrlyn Borkgren Wedding Photojournalist and Destination Wedding Photographer
Several people emailed me asking what I use on the photos---I use sometimes like to get artistic with funky frames but my images are not computerized. I may use artificial lights or natural lights depending on what we want. I only dodge and burn photos as needed but everything else is real. Light is just waiting for a place to fall....

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Thanks to a very cool out of the box kinda guy, Gary Klein who made it all happen!!!!! Yeah Gary
Also Dr. V. Bose my surface hippy friend in Chennai, India many many thanks.

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