July 15th, 2014
I love shooting for Barron’s. They give me a lot of freedom to do interesting portraits of what could typically be potentially boring subject. Let’s face it, shooting in a financial office is not exactly knock your socks off exciting even though shooting people in ties is one of my favorite things to photograph (I’m being dead serious!). Anyway, I love shooting the Mutual Funds profiles because they like the image to tell a little bit more about the person in the photo than just a typical portrait. For example, the last one I shot, our subject was an avid tennis player so we shot him on the rooftop tennis court at the MAC in downtown Portland.
So for this image, I first set out to find out some more about Guy Pope. It turns out he was a lover of the outdoors and spent a lot of time running in Forest Park in Portland. So I went on a little hike to find a cool spot. I thought shooting him in a suit in the middle of the forest would be a good contrast to the typical office photo, yet still be professional. The hardest part of this shoot was packing all the equipment up the trail. I used a beauty dish on a boom for the main light and a 30 degree grid on the back light to try and mimic the sun that was coming in and out of the trees at the same angle. Here is a behind the scenes shot:
I like how it turned out and am always happy with having a huge photo in the pages of a national magazine.
July 1st, 2014
On Saturday, we shot Jenny and Tin’s wedding at St. Stephen’s in SE Portland, followed by pictures at Laurelhurst Park and the downtown park blocks. Here are a few of our favorites, especially the fun-yet-moody group photo of the bridal party. To see more, visit Jenny and Tin’s sneak peek album.
June 24th, 2014
If you’ve never been to the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion in North Portland, you should pay this place a visit. We shot Kari and Scott’s wedding there last weekend and were blown away by the beauty of this historic place. Here are some of our favorites.
June 17th, 2014
Our last wedding was a fun one in the country. Jodi and Jaime were married in this open field outside the Mazama Ranch House. This location is remote and beautiful, tucked away in between mountains on the eastern side of the North Cascades National Park. Here are our favorites.
June 17th, 2014
Sarah and Nathan had a beautiful wedding on a private property in Colton, Oregon. Here are some of our favorites from their big day.
May 24th, 2014
Here is a clip of the most recent issue of Travel Portland. A cool photo shot from a remote camera at a Timbers game last season showing a great tifo by the timbers Army while they were showing support for the LGBT Community.
May 20th, 2014
Every year I shoot a bunch of football games for Athlon Sports and never get to see the images used until the next year when they publish the preview editions. I always look forward to seeing how my photos are used. This morning they released the Pac-12 edition cover and I was happy to see one of my images of Oregon State QB Sean Mannion on the cover.
May 19th, 2014
Back at the beginning of the season we shot all the Timbers players for use on game day programs. The idea this year was that we would have a portrait of the player and then put an action photo of them behind the portrait. I like it. Here are a few from the first few games of the year.