Monday, November 17, 2008

Custom Design

Here are a few of my custom design pieces. I can design anything from an album to a Graduation announcement, to wedding invitations. The sky is the limit. I can do whatever you have in mind. So just ask. See the post "while my website is down" for pricing info.

Jake Class of 2008!

Jake got in a little late with his senior pictures but we were able to get them done and in before the yearbook deadline. We shot at multiple locations; one being his friend's farm outside of town. On the way back from the farm I noticed a really cool looking old car parked off of someone's driveway. Being the intrepid artist I pulled in and asked the owner if he minded if we took pictures on and near his rusted out classic. After looking at me like I'd lost my mind he said, "I don't care." Anyway, those shots are some of my favorite out of the whole day! Congratulations, Jake and the Class of 2008!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Dawson & Jessica are Engaged!

I've known Jessica since we were freshmen in high school. She met Dawson on the internet--imagine that, there are non-creeps out there! They had a whirlwind romance of about 2 months and now the wedding is set for April! Congratulations you guys! May blessings overwhelm you!

I'm having issues with my computer and it's not letting me upload their pictures so I'll try later!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


URGENT TRIPLE RED ALERTPlease call and write your representatives in the House now TELL THEM TO STOP HOUSE 5889. CALL 800-828-0498 IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!! WRITE TOO!!!go to for names of repsStevePlease act now, follow the link in the email notice below and forward to your friends.Thank you,FWD:From: Illustrators' Partnership of America [mailto:illustratorspartne] Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 9:08 PMTo: dena@lifehouseproductions.comSubject: URGENT: Orphan Works Passed in Senate / Stop it in the HouseFROM THE ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIPOrphan Works: Risking Our Nation's Copyright WealthThe Senate has just passed their version of the Orphan Works BillNow we must try to stop the House Judiciary Committee from folding their bill and adopting the Senate version.We've supplied a special letter for this purpose.PLEASE EMAIL CONGRESS TONIGHT.USE THIS LINK Holland and Cynthia Turner, for the Board of the Illustrators' Partnership__________________________________________________For ongoing developments, go to the Illustrators' Partnership Orphan Works blog: 70 organizations are united in opposing this bill in its current form. Illustrators, photographers, fine artists, songwriters, musicians, and countless licensing firms all believe this bill will harm their small businesses.The Capwiz site is open to professional creators and any member of the image-making public. Sample letters have been provided. International artists will find a special link, with a sample letter and instructions as to whom to write.If you received our mail as a forwarded message, and wish to be added to our mailing list, email us Place "Add Name" in the subject line, and provide your name and the email address you want used in the message area. Please post or forward this message in its entirety to any interested party.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chelsea Rae Senior '09

Chelsea is one of those girls that you remember from high school as being probably one of the most beautiful people you will ever see close up. But unlike most of the girls like that that we remember, Chelsea is sweet and humble. She was so much fun and really a good sport! It was raining for most of the shoot so we did some inside a couple of shops in downtown Salem. One of the shops was called Le Shoe Boutique. Such amazing shoes in there, I'll have to go back and actually buy something. Despite the rain and cold (literally we were getting wet out there) and a few mishaps that day (she dropped a weight on her face during weight class and got a huge fat lip, and had a bad allergic reaction to an eyebrow about a bad day), it was such a fun shoot. Thanks, Chelsea!

Monday, September 15, 2008

While my website is down...

I'm posting information about my packages and add-ons and enlargement investments here while my website is down for construction. should be up and running again in the next week or so but until then all my info. will be here. See below for package info. For further details or to schedule a consultation please call me @ 503-302-9796 or you can email me brumleyphotography at hotmail dot com.

Enlargement Guide:
11 x14~$30
4x6, 4x5 or 3.5x5~$4.50
Wallets (8 per sheet, please enter number of sheets desired)~$3.50
Additional Unit (1 8x10 and 2 5x7’s)~$25
Selective Coloring~$15 per image
Canvas Gallery Wraps:
Elegant finished gallery wall print, hand wrapped on 1.5” stretcher frame,
fully enclosed backing ready to hang anywhere.
Custom Design Cards:
4x5.5 or 5x7 (set of 24)~ $25 (96 card minimum design work always included)
~available in Text, Linen, or Pearl
Beautiful custom designed albums in a luxurious suede hard cover or Custom hard cover.
8x8 Parent Album~$125 (set of 2) or $75 each
8x8 Signing album for Engagement or Senior~ $60
10x10 Wedding album~ $110
*NEW* 5x5 or 8.5x8.5 Soft cover “Brag Book”(available for family/children/maternity only)~ $35 or $42
Custom framing and/or matting add $30 to print cost for 11x14 and under $45 for larger sizes.

Portait Details and Packages

Senior Portraits

Package A: $350
· Includes an on location photo shoot at three locations of you choosing.
· Up to 70 4x6 perfectly touched up proofs you get to keep, in B&W, color or other artistic
· Unlimited outfit changes and 1 hair style change
· Black, leather, 8 proof folio.
· Three units (one pose per unit) and 64 wallets

Package B: $270
· Includes outdoor photo shoot at two locations of your choosing.
· Up to 30 perfectly touched up 4x6 viewing proofs in B&W, color or other artistic filter
· Up to six outfit changes.
· One unit (one pose per unit) and 24 Wallets

Package C: $130
· Includes outdoor photo shoot at one location of you choosing.
· Up to 10 4X6, perfectly touched up viewing proofs in B&W, color or other artistic filter
· Two outfit changes.
· One 8x10 and 16 wallets

Please bring any props you would like to include in the pictures. Pets, instruments, sports equipment, and stuffed animals, etc. are all encouraged so we can personalize your shoot.

Add-ons and Information
· Locations outside a 20 mile radius of Salem are $0.50 per mile.
· Anything over 100 miles is mileage plus $50.
· Additional locations $50 each.
· Additional units-$25
· CD with your finished photos and the rights to reprint: $150.
· A yearbook photo is included with all packages.

Family, Children and Maternity Portraits: $150
· Includes one on location photo shoot at the location of your choice. I don’t charge
for hours, I just shoot until I’m satisfied or your kids are done.
· Up to 10 perfectly edited and touched up viewing proofs in either B&W, color or other
artistic filter.
· One unit (one pose per unit) and 16 wallets (up to 2 poses). (A unit is 1 8x10 and 2 5x7’s)
· Locations outside a 20 mile radius of Salem are $0.50 per mile.
· Anything over 100 miles is mileage plus $50.
· Photo CD with finished pictures and rights to reprint $150
· Additional units $25 each.
· Selective Coloring or hand painting~$15 per image
· The proofs from your session $3.50 each or $30 for all
· 5x5 soft cover “Brag Book” $35

Engagement Portraits: $170
· On location photo shoot at the location of your choice. I don’t charge for hours, I just shoot
until we’re both satisfied.
· Up to 20 4x6 perfectly edited and touched up viewing proofs in black and white, color, or
other artistic filter .
· Two units (one pose per unit)
· Your engagement portrait can be bundled with the wedding package for $130 plus cost of
wedding package/add-ons.
· Additional units $25 each (A unit is 1 8x10 and 2 5x7’s)
· Photo CD with finished pictures and rights to reprint $150
· Locations outside a 20 mile radius of Salem are $0.50 per mile. Anything over 100
· miles is mileage plus $30.
· Selective Coloring or hand painting~$15 per image
· The proofs from your session $3.50 each or $50 for all.
· Custom designed 8x8 suede signing album with 10 of your favorite pictures $60.

Wedding Package
A wedding is an event as unique as the people in it. The photographs are the tools of remembrance for years to come, the things you bring out to show your children and friends. They should be of the caliber that warrants such a memory. When you choose Mercy’s Creation Photography to capture the mood and every detail of your perfect day you will get a perfect piece of your history artfully recorded.
Your package will include~
-Up to 100 perfectly finished and touched up “best of” proofs in black & white, Color or other artistic filter beautifully presented in a 10x10 suede coffee table book.
-One hour consultation with the bride and groom
-Up to four hours of coverage (additional coverage hours available at an hourly rate)
-$35 investment credit

Package Cost~
$700 (includes all described above)
Package Additions~
-Hourly rate~ $60
-Mileage cost is $0.50 per mile after 20 mile radius of Salem.
-Anything over 100 miles is mileage plus $50.
-CD and reprinting rights~$200*
-8x8 suede parent albums~$125 (set of two) or $75 each.
-Selective Coloring or hand painting~$15 per image
-4x5.5 or 5x7 (set of 24)~$25 (96 card minimum, design work always included)
If this package isn’t quite what you’re looking for, a custom package can be arranged.
*When a CD is purchased pictures may not be reprinted or distributed for a profit.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chantelle and her Sweetie

These are some pictures I took of Chantelle and her husband, Fred, at Monica and David's wedding. Congratulations to Chantelle...she has recently lost almost 100 lbs.! These are her first pictures with her sweetie since her body transformation.

Chantelle, please email me from my website with the sizes and description and number of enlargements you want of these. Thanks!

P.S. see for enlargement information. You can click on the images to see them bigger. Please don't copy them.

Wedding #1 of my Marathon-David & Monica

Monica and David were married at Miller Bros. Farm on Sept. 6th, 2008 outside of Macleay, OR. There were forests, meadows, creeks and bridges on the property...a photographer's dream location. Monica and David were originally scheduled for Sept. 13th but due to a mishap with the location had to move their date up and so were included in my Saturday wedding marathon. They were so gracious and loved my work so much that they decided to have me cover the portraits and the getting ready portion of the wedding and have the videographer cover the ceremony and reception (due to the time crunch because of the double booking). I was VERY sad that I wasn't able to offer coverage for the rest of the day also, but I'm glad everything worked out. It was such an honor to be able to capture at least part of their day of union. I also was able to do Monica and David's engagement session and now I feel more like they are my friends than my clients. Thank you, Monica & David!

P.S. click on the pictures to make them bigger. Please don't copy.

Wedding #2 of my Marathon-Denise & Tim

Last Saturday Sept. 6th I did 2 weddings on the same day. One in the morning and one in the aftertnoon.! And so much work. Tim and Denise got married at Green Villa garden in Independence, OR. It was a beautiful location and turned out to be a wonderful, sunny day! They were so much fun, laughing and so much in love. Fortunately Denise is one of very few people who still looks pretty in the midst of a laugh. Here's a sneak peek of their wedding day!

P.s. You can click on the image to see it bigger. Please don't copy them.

Monday, September 1, 2008 Muse!

I had a day of inspiration yesterday and set up a mini studio in my kitchen with a dark bed sheet and just the natural light from my bathroom window, kitchen windows and sky tube. I was so pleased with several captures and so I decided to try my hand at designing my first collage from scratch (I've done them before but have always used someone else's template). I finally decided on the yellow to print and put up in our living room, but I really liked the green one, here ya go. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Jeff & Kathy's Wedding

My most recent wedding shoot was for Jeff and Kathy. They were so much fun, constantly cracking jokes and laughing the whole time. They are such a sweet couple. Kathy opts for the pet name "Handsome" for her husband instead of the usual, babe, honey or sweetheart. They had to postpone their wedding twice for various reasons but "because they knew they were meant to be together" (as quoted from the best man's speech) they pushed through and were finally able to say their 'I do's'. It's always refreshing to see a couple that have actually been through some "stuff" and are so committed and doting on each other!
I was a little apprehensive when they informed me of the location. I've shot there before and it's very industrial with difficult lighting, which isn't impossible but it just makes my job a little more difficult. Kathy, however, is a talented designer and loves all things sparkly and shiney (my kind of girl!) and was able to transform the sanctuary and reception areas into a beautiful site!

Jeff and Kathy were married in Salem, OR
August 9th, 2009
If you're interested in hiring me look here for more details or call 503-302-9796

Friday, August 22, 2008

What's in a name?

Me, our daughter, Lily, and my husband Jeremy (below)

Okay, here goes...I'm finally doing "the blog thing". I'm pretty new so please forgive me if I break some unwritten blogger rules.

I'm owner/photographer of Mercy's Creation Photography. I'm based in Salem, Oregon but I regularly travel to Washington, California, Idaho and am very busy here in the Willamette Valley. Anyone else out there a "Valley-onian". I am. Born and raised in the valley. I'm even a 4th generation Oregonian (I know 5th is more impressive, but really I take what I can get).

I believe that I have a unique vision when it comes to my outlook on life and my art. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God (as in the Merciful Father, Trinity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Eliohim, etc...) is the creator of the universe, and we are made in His image. Which is beautiful and perfect (I'm not trying to start a debate here, only trying to explain how I see things). That being said...we, as humans, don't get the horrible life that we deserve because of God's grace and His MERCY. God is the essence of MERCY and we are the crowning glory of His CREATION. I see beauty in everyone. It's my goal as a photographer to capture how God sees us. Thus, my name, Mercy's Creation Photography.

For more details, or to schedule a consult please visit