Maggie Laird, a Vashon singer/songwriter, recently hired me to photograph her for her new CD cover and back cover art. I found a great location, a restaurant that has been vacant for a long time. The light was just right. Here are her favorites from the photo shoot.
This was one of my favorites of Maggie. She loved it, too.
Jason Everett and I also worked together on a portrait concept, which is more about his bass, he said. He liked the photos I took so much he is planning on using them as CD cover art.
Lately I've been customizing WordPress websites for clients who want to be empowered to update their content. One responsive WordPress theme I recommend is Avada. Here are two sites I recently designed for Dova Silks and Sunrise Ridge Health Services using Avada:
"WOWZA. I think the website looks great. You have done a really great job with the information we gave you. Thanks for putting this together!" — Sally Shivers, clothing designer for Dova Silks
Dova Silks was one of my very first clients when I began my freelance design business after completing my web design and development classes at Seattle Central Community College. In fact, I did their very first site as one of my class projects. Five years later I told the owners that it was time for a responsive website. And they felt it was time for them to learn to make their own content changes. We are still working on the content, but the foundation is now built!
"Good work, Jenn!!! You've earned your vacation." — Dan Erin, SRHS Board Member
Sunrise Ridge Health Services (SRHS) manages a beautiful piece of property near where I live. Many wonderful Vashon Island non-profits are located now at this former military base. I was hired in February to photograph the site and the people who work there (all except the youth baseball and fruit club as nothing was happening in the winter). I created a slideshow that would, in a matter of seconds, show all the good work that goes on at Sunrise Ridge. I customized the Avada theme and will train the board to make their own updates.
Just in from Jody Myers about the WordPress website I designed for her: "I am glad I found Jenn to help me develop my website. I saw a gorgeous website and asked the owner who did it. When I got Jenn's name I contacted her and we proceeded to make mine a similar paradigm of beauty. Jenn is responsive, intuitive and artistic." Click the image below to read more.
"I love the wonderful work you’ve done on the website. Thanks! It looks great! Now, get to bed!" — Jim Diers, Neighbor Power
Jim Diers is a passionate about building community. He travels around the world telling stories about the projects (Fremont Troll, P-Patches and more) he helped organize while working for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Now he is joining the World Wide Web community with his new website, neighbor power.org. I designed and developed the site in just two weeks time (yes, I did work late some nights), because Jim needed it done before he left on his Resurrection Tour, which is detailed in the WordPress blog I installed and customized for him to write about his travels.
"Looks awesome… you have a terrific eye and flair!" — Arlette Moody, Studio Bliss
I created the Vashon Theatre movie ad for Arlette Moody, owner of Studio Bliss. I photographed her in her studio in the fall. I said I wanted to bring the outside in. So we swung open her doors and created a warm, welcoming feel…just like her!
I have photographed the talented Vashon performers Arlette and Steffon Moody many times over the years. Click the photo below and see the Moodys when they sang together as the Irreverent Duet. The photos of them with the sheep were used for their CD "United Sheep." Other photos were used for publicity for performances or to get acting gigs.
I am in the process of moving my art to jennreidelart.com. I took my latest art show, "Rodin's Photographer," down from Hastings Cone Gallery in September. For those of you who didn't see this narrative about a time traveling photographer, or who might still be thinking about buying one of the photos, you can view my Rodin work online here.