I am publishing this first blog post later than I planned as I am new to creating a blog and have been holding myself up with trying to learn how to make it perfect. That is going to take forever so I have decided to just get started as best I can and improve as I go. Thanks for bearing with me!
I had a great year of growth at Doug Slater Photography in 2016.
Portraits, head shots, weddings and new and exciting events were all on my agenda last year.
Here I will share a few of my favorite images from 2016 and then move on to more current work ASAP.
In early June I was extremely fortunate to be recommended by Michelle Hackett Productions to work with the Bay Area Council to Photograph the CEM7 ( http://www.cem7.org/ ) gathering of global energy policymakers together with visionaries from the business and investment communities. This multiple day event gave me a chance to create photos of leaders such as, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi
United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz
Governor of California Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr.
American business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, author, and philanthropist William Henry "Bill" Gates III and many other important clean energy experts.
I was thrilled to photographed a fantastic wedding in October at an incredibly beautiful location in Tillamook, Oregon, just north of Portland. The scenery was spectacular and the gorgeous bride and groom looked amazing making for a fun and special photographic opportunity.
I was blessed with opportunities to create many portraits.
As always, whenever I can get away for a little bit, I try to make photos of our spectacular and miraculous life host, Planet Earth and her never ending beautiful colorful displays of creation and life. I especially enjoy sunsets, sunrises, the oceans, lakes, trees and mountains as well as all four legged and winged creatures.
I say a heartfelt thank you to all the people who hired me in 2016, and to to my friends, family and everyone who is supportive of me. I am very grateful!
May you all be blessed with much happiness, good health and prosperity in 2017! Thank You!!