Timbers vs CD Olimpia

September 18th, 2014

Tuesday night the Portland Timbers hosted the first CONCACAF Champions League game in Portland. The boys in green won 4-2 vs CD Olimpia of Hondorus taking the lead in the group stage of the tournament. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the game. The first shot I love. Maxi’s foot on the keepers foot, the keeper with a hand in the face and yet he still got passed him to score a goal!

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) gets past CD Olimpia goalkeeper Noel Valladares (27) to score a goal in the second half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) gets past CD Olimpia goalkeeper Noel Valladares (27) to score a goal in the second half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson (4) and forward Gaston Fernandez (10) with their children after the match during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson (4) and forward Gaston Fernandez (10) with their children after the match during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Class of 2015 Senior Photos

September 18th, 2014

Here are some of our favorite senior photos so far this year. Congratulations to the Class of 2015! There is still lots of time to shoot and get the image to your school yearbook and fall is a great time for pictures. Contact us for more info!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Villa Catalana Cellars Wedding: Amy + Harry

September 17th, 2014

Last weekend we shot Amy and Harry’s beautiful wedding at Villa Catalana Cellars in Oregon City. In the summer, this vineyard lends its space to the Rare Plant Research Nursery for special events, such as this one. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting or better light. The ceremony was held on a stone terrace overlooking a pond, and the reception activities went on against a beautiful sunset backdrop. Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clip: LINKS Magazine

September 17th, 2014

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Here is a clip from a recent photo shoot we did for LINKS Magazine for a story about speed golfing. Had a fun time out out Pumpkin Ridge in Hillsboro, OR with Christopher Smith. Hauled some lights out onto the middle of the course and setup a spot for him to jump over a little creek to show how the pace of speed golf doesn’t follow traditional paths. You get to the ball as fast as you can anyway you can!

Oregon Sports Weekend

September 10th, 2014

This weekend we shot 3 sports events at 3 venues in 36 hours.

It all started with the big matchup between top 10 teams Oregon and Michigan St at Autzen Stadium. Great game. There was a forest fire about 30 miles away and the wind had carried the smokle into Eugene and it filtered the sunlight and made for some really nice light.

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The next day the Timbers played host to San Jose. Another awesome game. The Timbers came out attacking and although the final was 3-3, it was probably one of the best games I’ve seen all year.

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after a shot in the first half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi (9) brings the ball forward at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi (9) heads the ball at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara (21) is tackled in the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) takes a shot at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after scoring a goal at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after scoring a goal at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Finally, after the Timbers match I went straight to Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro to shoot the Championhip match between the Hillsboro Hops and Vancouver. Hillsboro one the game 4-2 and won the Northwest league Title for the first time to cap off a really busy, yet really fun weekend.

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

Clark Lewis Wedding: Jessica + Ben

September 10th, 2014

Our associate photographer Tom Boyd shot this wedding at Clark Lewis Restaurant on Portland’s waterfront. Here are some of our favorite images.

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

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

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

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

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

Oregon Golf Club Wedding: David + Vivi

September 5th, 2014

David and Vivi didn’t let the rain stop them on their wedding day. Here are a few of our favorites from their wedding and reception at the Oregon Golf Club.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clip: NWSL Championship

September 1st, 2014

Yesterday i went up to Seattle to cover the NWSL Championship. Fun match. My daughter loves the NWSL so I bought her a ticket and she watched the match while I was shooting. I cannot stress enough how awesome it is for little girls to have professional women’s sports to watch and athletes to look up to. I never really thought much about it until my 9 year old started going to games and seeing what it means for her. So much good. Anyway, the game was great and I shot some nice photos. Here is one that was used by SI.com after the match.

SI Clip from NWSL (Craig Mitchelldyer)

And a few more images from the match:

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31:  Nahomi Kawasumi #9 of Seattle Reign FC fights for the ball against Jen Buczowski #6 of FC Kansas City in the first half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nahomi Kawasumi; Jen Buczowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA – AUGUST 31: Nahomi Kawasumi #9 of Seattle Reign FC fights for the ball against Jen Buczowski #6 of FC Kansas City in the first half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nahomi Kawasumi; Jen Buczowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31: Kim Little #8 of Seattle Reign FC and Jen Bucowski #6 of FC Kansas City collide in the first half of of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kim Little; Jen Bucowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA – AUGUST 31: Kim Little #8 of Seattle Reign FC and Jen Bucowski #6 of FC Kansas City collide in the first half of of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kim Little; Jen Bucowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31: Megan Rapinoe #15 of Seattle Reign FC reacts after scoring a goal in the second half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Megan Rapinoe (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA – AUGUST 31: Megan Rapinoe #15 of Seattle Reign FC reacts after scoring a goal in the second half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Megan Rapinoe (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)