Kobe Bryant

January 25th, 2016

Jan 23, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) looks on during the national anthem against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)

Kobe Bryant played against the Blazers in his last Portland game on Saturday night. Here is a picture we snapped of him during pregame.

Portland Timbers win the MLS Cup

January 14th, 2016

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

What a wild and crazy ride the last couple months have been. In case you hadn’t heard, the Portland Timbers won the 2015 MLS Cup. Defeating the Columbus Crew 2-1 in Columbus, Ohio on December 6th.

I was with the team for every playoff game – home and on the road – documenting them on and off the field for the team as they won the cup, brought it back to PDX and celebrated with a huge parade and rally. Here are some of my favorite photos from the Cup run.

October 29, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey (12) reacts after making a save in the penalty shootout during the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

October 29, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey (12) reacts after making a save in the penalty shootout during the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

October 29, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers hold up log slabs after the PK shootout win over Sporting KC in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

October 29, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers hold up log slabs after the PK shootout win over Sporting KC in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 8, 2015; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Timbers forward Fernando Adi celebrates after scoring a goal at BC Place. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 8, 2015; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Timbers forward Fernando Adi celebrates after scoring a goal at BC Place. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

November 22, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army tifo before the Western Conference Finals at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

November 22, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army tifo before the Western Conference Finals at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 29, 2015; Frisco, TX, USA; The Timbers walk down the tunnel towards the field before the match at Toyota Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 29, 2015; Frisco, TX, USA; The Timbers walk down the tunnel towards the field before the match at Toyota Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 29, 2015; Frisco, TX, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) carries the Western Conference Championship Trophy over to the Timbers Army at Toyota Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 29, 2015; Frisco, TX, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) carries the Western Conference Championship Trophy over to the Timbers Army at Toyota Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 29, 2015; Frisco, TX, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the Western Conference Championship at Toyota Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 29, 2015; Frisco, TX, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the Western Conference Championship at Toyota Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 30, 2015; Beaverton, OR, USA;Timbers midfielder Darrion Asprilla collects his boots at the team training facility before the first practice during the week of MLS Cup. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers. (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nov 30, 2015; Beaverton, OR, USA;Timbers midfielder Darrion Asprilla collects his boots at the team training facility before the first practice during the week of MLS Cup. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers. (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 3, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers travel to Columbus, OH for the MLS Cup Final. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 3, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers travel to Columbus, OH for the MLS Cup Final. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 4, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers prepare for the MLS Cup Final. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 4, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers prepare for the MLS Cup Final. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers (7) lifts the 2015 MLS Cup towards the Timbers Army after the match at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers (7) lifts the 2015 MLS Cup towards the Timbers Army after the match at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; The Timbers celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi gives Nat Borchers' beard a trim after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi gives Nat Borchers' beard a trim after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff (17) and midfielder Darlington Nagbe (6) celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 6, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff (17) and midfielder Darlington Nagbe (6) celebrate after winning the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 7, 2015; Portland, OR USA; The Timbers travel home to Portland and are greeted by fans at PDX. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 7, 2015; Portland, OR USA; The Timbers travel home to Portland and are greeted by fans at PDX. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 7, 2015; Portland, OR USA; The Timbers travel home to Portland and are greeted by fans at PDX. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 7, 2015; Portland, OR USA; The Timbers travel home to Portland and are greeted by fans at PDX. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 8, 2015; Portland, OR USA; The Timbers MLS Cup Parade through downtown Portland. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Dec 8, 2015; Portland, OR USA; The Timbers MLS Cup Parade through downtown Portland. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clip: Blazers for the Associated Press

January 14th, 2016

This season we have been covering most of the Portland Trail Blazers games for the Associated Press. Images are shot and distributed on the wire and I rarely ever see how they get used or where they end up. The other day, Damian Lillard scored 17 points in the final 3:06 to bring the Blazers back and defeat the Thunder. My photos of Lillard got a lot of play online – SportsCenter used it on instagram, numerous other newspapers, etc. It was a nice surprise to open my morning paper and see that the local newspaper, The Oregonian, also used a photo on the front of the sports section.

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Clip: Broadway Rose Theater Company

January 12th, 2016

Here are recent promos that we shot for Broadway Rose Theater Company of their upcoming show, Spelling Bee.

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The Citizen Hotel Wedding | Peter & Catherine

January 5th, 2016

We finished off 2015 and rang in 2016 with Peter and Catherine’s New Year’s Eve wedding at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. Here are a few of our favorites from the night.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clip: Alaska Airlines

December 30th, 2015

The January issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine features an article with some of our photos from the Timbers’ big win at the 2015 MLS Cup. Here’s the clip.

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Sentinel Hotel Wedding | Hannah & Wouter

November 17th, 2015

We love winter weddings, and this one was no exception. Here are our favorites from Hannah and Wouter’s wedding at The Sentinel Hotel. To see more from this wedding, visit the sneak peek album on Facebook.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nonstop Wellness Headshots

November 11th, 2015

Nonstop Wellness brought us back to photograph headshots of their employees in both their Oregon and California offices. This has been a great organization to work with.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)