Blaine + Bethany Gallery

first friday

First Friday Gallery Show, July 3 2015

Blaine + Bethany Gallery, eventsBlaine Franger

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our First Friday event last week! Even though It was announced very last minute on Facebook (here and here) we had a steady stream of folks coming in for a solid 3 hours from 5-8:30 or so. It's nice to see so many friends, and meet lots of new people who follow our work online. Thanks again everyone for your interest in what we're up to! 

One thing I never anticipated about doing these First Friday events is how heartwarming it is to have people come into the space, and not only be able to see some beautiful photography, but also see friends, meet new people, and just be able to have conversation and mingle in a creative environment. I love seeing this happen! It actually makes me a bit envious of my friends who own restaurants! How satisfying that must be to own a restaurant and day after day get to witness people enjoying themselves in your space. Of course I'm sure it's not all fun & games, but that part would be awesome  :) 

I'm always so busy at First Friday, I never get to take many photos, but here's a few we managed to get!

First Friday at  Blaine + Bethany Gallery , downtown Hood River Oregon. 

First Friday at Blaine + Bethany Gallery, downtown Hood River Oregon. 

My Grandma (left) was visiting from San Diego and was able to come! We even managed to snap a quick photo with family who were there. 

My Grandma (left) was visiting from San Diego and was able to come! We even managed to snap a quick photo with family who were there. 

My Mom Therese (center) and good friends Cathi & Eleanor. 

My Mom Therese (center) and good friends Cathi & Eleanor. 

It was such an honor to have our good friends from  Mt. Hood Organic Farms  Brady & John Jacobson stop by! They are some of the busiest people we know, accomplishing the most amazing projects on their property (farming, gardening, hosting weddings, building, & much more) and this was maybe our second time seeing them away from their farm, haha. Thanks for coming Brady & John! 

It was such an honor to have our good friends from Mt. Hood Organic Farms Brady & John Jacobson stop by! They are some of the busiest people we know, accomplishing the most amazing projects on their property (farming, gardening, hosting weddings, building, & much more) and this was maybe our second time seeing them away from their farm, haha. Thanks for coming Brady & John! 

I had to sneak a quick iPhone snap of John checking out the work! 

I had to sneak a quick iPhone snap of John checking out the work! 

Next First Friday (August 7th) we'll try to give a bit more notice on Facebook! In the meantime, make sure you "like" these two pages (here and here) where we'll make new announcements and also join our email list, on the top right of this blog. Thanks again everyone!!! 

- Blaine Franger

Introducing Blaine + Bethany Gallery!

events, Blaine + Bethany Gallery, announcementsBlaine Franger

Whew, our first blog post at Blaine + Bethany Gallery! It's been a long and exciting journey expanding our wedding & portrait business (Blaine + Bethany Photography) to now include Blaine + Bethany Gallery. We've been keeping VERY busy with wedding & portrait photography for the past 10 years but have also been doing ton of landscape, nature, and underwater photography all over the world. Only a very small percentage of this work has been edited and published, but countless amounts of people have been saying "I want this on my walls! How do I buy your work?" and we've never had a good way of displaying and selling the work, until now! We're honored that people from all over the world want to hang our work on the walls of their homes and offices. 

The website Blaine + Bethany Gallery will be the main outlet for viewing and ordering our work, but in addition to this we have created a beautiful gallery space in downtown Hood River, Oregon. We'd love to have you visit our gallery, so please check out the VISIT THE GALLERY page for more info, directions, and to make an appointment.

Downtown Hood River Gallery

Downtown Hood River Gallery

Slideshow of our first "Sneak Preview" show on First Friday May 1, 2015