Marcie Dole shoots like a mom.
She recently opened a photography studio in downtown Camas.
Dole, a mother of three, takes portraits of high school seniors, bridal showers, golf tournaments, birthday and anniversary parties, as well as retirement and award ceremonies.
She is inspired by people’s expressions and watching them interact with others. Dole’s at-home inspirations have been her children who are now ages 24, 20 and 16.
She recalls taking photos of her daughter falling into mud on a playground, and one of her sons being covered in blue cake frosting during a birthday celebration.
“I like to capture the playfulness in their eyes — just that general joy and movement,” Dole said. “I like to steal candid moments.”
She also takes photos of babies and pets.
Portraits can be taken in the studio or off site.
“Our area is so beautiful,” Dole said.
She grew up in Washougal and graduated from Washougal High School in 1985. Dole is married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, from the WHS class of 1983.