Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thanks Spokane!

Thanks Spokane, Northwest Artistic Photography couldn't do it without you!  We came in 2nd place this year for Best Portrait Photography in The Best of Spokane, sponsored by KREM 2.

We're going to do our best to reclaim our previous status as 1st place winners, next year.

Thanks for all of your support and great comments SPOKANE!!! We look forward to serving you in the coming year :)

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Senior Portrait Special, good until Aug 15, 2011

Spokane and Coeur d'Alene.  Book your Senior portrait session with us.  We're offering a $50 discount on our Signature package and $75 discount on our Diamond package;  Hurry, offer ends Aug 15, 2011.  All packages include the session.

School is approaching fast!  Get your portraits done before the rush; $100 deposit reserves your session.  Call us at 509.389.9391  Award winning, quality photographs are what we do!

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Vote 4 Us

It's that time again.  Help us by voting for us as Best Portrait Photography in Spokane via The Best of Spokane, sponsored by KREM 2.
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Thanks, we genuinely appreciate the support!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Business by Design

I just wanted to share one of our advertisements for Spokane Savvy magazine.

Designed by Chris Thompson, owner of
NW Artistic Photography

I really enjoy simple designs, nothing too elaborate.  At the start of Northwest Artistic Photography, my goal was to advertise using a black background and minimize my use of clutter.

Since that time, I have redone my logo and colors; still holding onto the clean black background and minimal use of clutter.

From an "eye catching" perspective, did it catch your attention?

Need a photographer?  Check us out.  We're available for weddings, engagements, families, and high school seniors.  We even offer architectural and real estate photography.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Weddings are special for many reasons; but the most important is the union of two people in love, becoming one.

So many things going on throughout the day can leave the wedding party feeling overwhelmed.  Hiring a professional photographer to record those memories can help you enjoy your wedding day over and over.

Northwest Artistic Photography enjoys capturing those moments that last a lifetime.  We use two photographers on your wedding day to ensure the best coverage for your special day.  We have a traditional style mixed with artistic flair that offers a fun, enjoyable experience for everyone.

Photography is an investment, and as the old addage goes, "you get what you pay for".  NW Artistic Photography has the experience, training, and knowledge to create your special photos.  We believe in quality, detailed photography that will "wow" you today and "wow" you the same 50 years from now when you're reminiscing about one of your most cherished moments...with your kids, maybe even your grandkids.

Let us make your day a memorable one.  Visit today.  We are also available to make your engagement session a special experience.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)

Northwest Artistic Photography was selected as part of a small group of photographers that are photographing Spokane's historic buildings for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's (NTHP) 2012 conference being held in Spokane.

Architectural photography is one of my favorite forms of photography.  I also like to incorporate this form of photography into my weddings and portrait sessions.
Davenport Hotel
As a part of the group, I am one of four photographers shooting downtown Spokane from the rooftops.  Rooftop shoots are spectacular; the perspective lends itself to a refreshing view of our city.  Every time I'm on a new roof, I see something unique; an angle that many will never have the opportunity to see.
The images will be used to promote the 2012 conference during the 2011 NTHP conference in Buffalo, NY.  All of us have a unique style that accompanies our images, which I'm sure will make it hard for the local decision makers to make choices for the presentation.
Central United Methodist Church
My style tends to be clean, natural colors with depth; and of course, perspective controlled.  I originally planned on doing this project with my 4x5 large format camera; I have the film and even some type 54 Polaroids.  Unfortunately, I succumbed to the digital route.  Packing a studio 4x5 on rooftops would have been near impossible on a couple shoots.
Montvale Hotel
My love of film will keep me going.  I plan on doing some ground level architectural shoots this summer with the 4x5 as my tool of choice.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
Some of the views throughout this project have been breathtaking.  Getting high enough to avoid the street lights and power poles allows for some of the most beautiful urban scenes I have seen in Spokane.  The cathedral towers at sunset is one of my favorites.
Steam Plant Square
Of course architectural photography for me, isn't complete, without shooting at night.  The city's buildings come to life when the sun goes down; what better time to capture the essence of a building as the designers intended.

Contact us for your architectural needs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July 2011. Harrison, ID.

Northwest Artistic Photography, sunset, Harrison, Idaho
Yesterday was a fun day! My wife, Cheryl, and I took our daughter to Harrison, Idaho to watch their fireworks show. It was quite impressive. The community is roughly 260 people strong; which really added to the small town fourth of July celebration. The volunteer fire department was there, too; offering hot dogs and hamburgers with your choice of soda at the fire station.

We enjoy traveling around the northwest and visiting small towns. Harrison is nestled between Coeur d'Alene and St. Maries along a winding stretch of Highway 97.

We couldn't have asked for better weather; the sky was clear and at sunset, the gradients came to life with Lake Coeur d'Alene adding a nice dimensional contrast. As the photographer and owner of Northwest Artistic Photography, I was able to capture some of the beauty around us, as well as enjoy the fireworks display later that night.

Here are some of the photos from our evening in Harrison, ID; we're looking forward to going back again.
NW Artistic Photography, fireworks, Harrison, Idaho, the Beautiful Northwest
Northwest Artistic Photography, fireworks, Harrison, Idaho, the Beautiful NW
Northwest Artistic Photography, fireworks, Harrison, Idaho, the Beautiful NW
NW Artistic Photography, fireworks, Harrison, Idaho, the Beautiful Northwest
NW Artistic Photography, fireworks, Harrison, Idaho, the Beautiful Northwest

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

2012 SENIORS ~ Looking for Ambassadors

Click here to learn how you can earn great discounts and cash on your Senior Portraits.