Liz & Mark :: Expecting a Baby!

This was my first maternity shoot! Mark and Liz are great friends of my wife and mine – so what a perfect couple to test out my “maternity” photo skills. These were taken just before they revealed the baby’s gender, so I’m looking forward to a round 2 in the next few months when Liz is closer to being due.

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

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Family Reunion!

I don’t do family portraits very often, but my church was doing a fundraiser and had a silent auction. I donated a portrait session, hoping it fetch at least something for the church. To my luck, some good friends were the purchasers! And they put it to good use – a Memorial Day weekend family reunion. We did the photos in Lincoln City on a day that the weather forecast showed nothing but rain, but as it turned it, it was absolutely stunning weather! We had over 20 people in the group photo and had a little time to do individual families as well. I was very happy my donation went to such great people!

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Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

Engagements & Anniversary with the 35L f/1.4

My newest lens arrived on Tuesday – the Canon 35L f/1.4. I fell in love with this lens after second shooting a wedding with David Iliyn. I immediately listed my beloved Canon 24-70L f/2.8 on Amazon – a lens I had owned for about four years and really liked, was very happy with that lens. But, I felt the image quality was much superior with the 35 and I’ve transitioned almost entirely to prime lenses.

Below are some sample photos from my last two shoots. On the day the lens arrived, I did an anniversary shoot for some good friends – Mark and Liz. A couple of days later I had an engagement shoot with Simon and Bekah.

Enjoy the photos – comments always welcomed!

(This was taken with my second favorite lens – the Canon 135L f/2.0)

(Also taken with the Canon 135L f/2.0)

Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

A few more of Katy

A few more photos of Katy from the other night (same night referenced in the 135L post). For these photos I used the Wescott 50″ soft box.

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The Beautiful Katy & Canon 135L

That beautiful lady is my wife, Katy. She graciously came out with me for a quick photo shoot, to satisfy an itch I had to take some pictures on a beautiful sunny evening.

The photo was taken with my Canon 135L f/2. I have owned this lens for nearly a year, but for some reason I haven’t given it much use. Too often I default back to the 70-200L f/2.8, which is an amazing lens in itself. I’m beginning to practice more with prime (or fixed focal length) lenses. Prime lenses tend to be sharper and I like that it forces me to move around more to frame the shot – instead of zooming in and out. As you may have noticed in the photo above, the 135L creates an incredible bokeh (blurred background) – better than the 70-200.

This photo was shot wide open at f/2 with a 28″ softbox at camera right.

Comments are welcomed!

Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!

John & Carol :: 50th Wedding Anniversary

I was asked by a co-worker to photograph a mini family reunion for her parent’s 50th wedding anniversary, taking place in beautiful Lincoln City, Oregon. My wife and I are always looking for an excuse to visit the beach, so we were excited at the opportunity to get away Friday and to have a photo shoot on the beach Saturday.

The weather turned out to be slightly foggy and overcast, but no rain! The setting turned out to be perfect for some great high-contrast black and white photos. The color photos came out nicely as well, but I tend to be a fan of black and white.

We enjoyed meeting John, Carol and the family! Thank for the opportunity to be part of your 50th wedding anniversary!

Quinn Burke Photography is based in Salem, Oregon and specializes in wedding photography. Quinn primarily serves Oregon and Washington (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Lincoln City and Seattle), but can travel to nearly any destination. Contact Quinn to see if he is available for your wedding day!