14 of 2014 – Our Favorite Portraits

Today’s installment of our 14 of 2014 – portraits. I shoot a LOT of portraits. Corporate portraits, editorial portraits, athlete portraits. I love shooting portraits. Probably one of my favorite things. Here are 14 of my favorites from 2014.

Guy Pope for Barrons on June 23, 2014.  Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550  Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)
This image of Guy Pope was shot for Barron’s Magazine, one of my favorite clients. I love shooting for them as they allow a lot of creativity and look for photos that are not your typical images. For this shoot, we trekked into Forest Park with a cart full of lights and I love the way it turned out.

Portrait of Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcu Mariota. Photographed in Eugene, OR for USA Today. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)
By now, everyone knows who Marcus Mariota is. I shot the 2014 Heisman winner a couple of weeks before the season opener for a feature in USA Today. Later images from this shoot were also used on the cover of Athlon Sports the week he won the award. He was probably the nicest athlete I’ve ever shot and I’ve shot a lot of them.

Portrait of Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcu Mariota. Photographed in Eugene, OR for USA Today. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Headshots are something we spend a lot of time shooting. I love shooting them. Here are a couple of favorites.

Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe for Advocare. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Late in the year Advocate called me up to shoot some photos of Timbers Midfielder Darlington Nagbe, loved how this shoot turned out.

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) (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Images for Just for Men)
The World Beard and Moustache Championships might have been my favorite shoot of the entire year. I was hired to shoot images of the event and convinced the client to let me  shoot portraits of winners backstage. The resulting photos were shared over 5000 times on Facebook and Twitter and used in websites, newspapers, blogs and TV shows all around the world.

Sep 29, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) poses during media day at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)
Trailblazers superstar Damian Lillard during media day before the season.

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
I liked this photo from the Milwaukie High School baseball team shoot I did back in March.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Another fun shoot from the Multnomah Athletic Club. They wanted to feature members in an article for the magazine about Timbers fans. This image ran on the cover.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Continuum Photography, Craig Mitchelldyer)
A more recent shoot from one of my favorite clients, The Broadway Rose Theatre. This shot was for a promo for an upcoming show.

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
A portrait for a story about the Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland.


Another promo shot from the Broadway Rose.

Thomas Bittner in Portland, Oregon on April 28, 2014. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
A photo from a shoot for Super Lawyers magazine. Another great client that I love to shoot for.

Wedding Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
And finally, a shoot from a headshot session. I liked the light and mood on this one.

Thanks for checking out of favorite portraits photos from 2014. Stay tuned for the final installment of our favorite sports images coming soon.

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