My name is Angela and I'm the artist behind the images of Angela Smith Photography. I'm a wife, mother of two young children, and lover of all things photography.

I am located in Sherwood, Oregon and service the greater Portland Metro area. While I enjoy photographing subjects of all kinds, I have found that my passion lies in capturing life's most treasured moments - the miracle of a newborn, the confidence of a high school senior, a young couple in love, and a bride's tears of joy on her wedding day.

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Thursday, September 4

Bret Michaels, my brother's rock band & me!

This past weekend, I had the incredible opportunity to meet Bret Michaels! You may not know who he is unless you've seen him on VH1's Rock of Love, however I remember him as the lead singer for the rock band Poison, of which I was a huge fan in middle school & high school. Poison played at the State Fair this Saturday in Salem and Bret Michaels got booked to make an appearance at Duffy's Hanger in Salem. My brother's rock band Thrust got hired by Duffy's to play that evening as well. I saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity, so I grabbed my camera, a couple lenses & headed off to Salem. Here are some of my favorite shots from this night.

This is my brother - he's the singer for the band Thrust.

Guitar player Clay (or his hands, at least).

Getting ready for Bret Michaels.


"Money" shot. :)


"Big John" on stage with Thrust. They auctioned off Bret's clothing from the concert earlier to benefit childhood diabetes charities. I love how my brother is looking at John - he later told me he was thinking "Man, he is huge!"

Bret Michaels applauding my brother's band Thrust.

Me & Bret Michaels.

Kori (my sister-in-law) and Bret. She's due to have their first baby October 1st!