Last weekend we shot Christin and Jonathan’s autumn wedding in a century-old church in Forest Grove. See more from this wedding here in a sneak peek album.
The Just For Men World Beard and Moustache Championships crowned 18 title winners, highlighting the best and boldest examples of facial hair from across the globe on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 in Portland, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Images for Just for Men)
On Saturday we shot the Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships for Just for Men, the event’s main sponsor. It was a fantastic event. Other than the action on stage, I wanted to really capture the faces of the competitors so I setup a small studio backstage and shot portraits of many of the winners and interesting characters that I saw. Here are some of my favorites:
The event was a huge hit, especially here in Portland. Contestants competed for the gold in one of 18 different categories ranging from the delicate Dali to the gravity-defying Full Beard Freestyle. The overall champion was Madison Rowley who was the winner of the Garibaldi. (First photo on the right). Category specific champions included Daniel Lawlor who wowed the judges with his perfectly groomed Freestyle Moustache and Andrew Shuler whose Full Beard Natural charmed the crowds.
To determine the winners, the judges were asked which contestant’s facial hair best enhanced his overall appearance, style and personality. In the freestyle categories the judges were asked to consider originality and creativity as well.
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Advocare looking for a photographer for a shoot with Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe. I was happy to shoot it as I’ve worked with him many many times, not only as the Timbers photographer, but I also hid in the bushes while he proposed to his now wife Felicia, shot maternity photos for them and shot photos of his new baby as well. I’m kind of the Nagbe personal photographer, so I was happy to shoot some cool photos for his latest product endorsement. Advocare sent a video crew up from Dallas and we rented out the Portland Futsal faciltiy on 17th Ave in SE Portland, which is the perfect facility for a photo shoot like this. This is one of my favorites from the shoot.