This shoot was one of our favorites so far this year! Sterling is a phenomenal local artist with some breathtaking work! His artistic style is unique and every piece is its own amazing experience of movement and emotion – Sterling has a real talent for capturing essence and feeling in each piece through color, depth, texture and flow.

Working with Sterling was an absolute pleasure – and he’s a fellow Art Institute alum! 

​Follow him on Instagram @sterlsborneart – we sure will!


I had the pleasure of working with Shlomo Farber to create some exciting professional headshots as well as a few shots for family. He’s quite personable, easy to work with, and has a passion for his profession. I was fascinated to learn of his history and education, and impressed by his music school! 

From Shlomo: “Music has mesmerized me from a very young age. Studying Piano, Writing for orchestral and choral ensembles, singing in choirs, and playing in jazz bands, I grew to become a versatile and creative musician. Following graduation from the Jerusalem Academy of Music (2012), I have been teaching students from age 5 to adults.
Located in the southeast Portland, I offer music lessons (currently online) to students in the area.

Shlomo is offering remote lessons right now! To connect with him, go to I wish him all the best! 

Shlomo Farber


I had the pleasure of working with Amy Kutzkey and her team at Oak Hill Tax & Accounting! We are also excited to announce that Captivate Creative is onboarding with her services as well. We look forward to an amazing business partnership!

Amy is the most approachable, warm person to meet, and her knowledge of her field is impeccable. She is professional and real, and makes what is sometimes a complex and difficult aspect of business ownership (financials) fun and comfortable.

From their website: Oak Hill Tax and Accounting LLC is a professional corporation built on the cornerstones of Knowledge, Respect, Integrity, and Trust. We firmly believe in these cornerstones and employ them in everything that we do – from our Clients, Consultations, Strategy Sessions, Tax Compliance, and Work Products.

Learn more about what Oak Hill Tax and Accounting offers and make an appointment at!

Captivate Spotlight: Parker Productivity

Andrea has been a friend and colleague for quite a while now and I am pleased to announce the launch of her virtual assisting firm, Parker Productivity! Andrea is highly organized, has a real love for people and is just a pleasure to be around. She is also highly detail oriented and steadfast when it comes to seeing a project through. All absolutely perfect qualities in a VA! We’ll be collaborating on quite a few projects, but today we had a great time grabbing some headshots for her website!

One extra special thing about Andrea is her love and compassion for animals. She founded Friends Fur Real, a non-profit rescue organization to help a variety of animals, primarily pet and retired show rabbits find loving homes I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without some little furry or feathered friend tagging along, and today was no exception! Meet Littles the Duck – who helped herself to a tour of the studio trailer! She also momentarily paused for a portrait 🙂

Check out Andrea’s new site, created by Captivate Creative, at!