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Portland Timbers win the MLS Cup

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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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Clip: Alaska Airlines

Wednesday, 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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Clip | The Winged M

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The Men’s Bar at the Multnomah Athletic Club recently reopened, so we were asked to shoot some delicious plates of food for the October issue of the club’s magazine, The Winged M. Here is how the clip turned out.

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Clip | The Winged M

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The Multnomah Athletic Club brought us back for another photo shoot to be featured in their publication, The Winged M. The cover photo was shot to advertise the club’s annual artisanal picnic event, and they even provided a stylist and sweet little Teardrop camping trailer from Teardrops NW. The inside spreads showcased a few accomplished names in the sports world of Squash.

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Clip | WSDA Magazine

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

We were hired by the Washington State Dental Association to photograph Dr. Jacqueline Angell, as she was chosen to receive the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award by the WSDA. We took her to Forest Park to shoot these photos used in the WSDA magazine. In true Portland fashion, we came across a band randomly playing music on a trail. Dr. Angell got excited about this and sat with them for a while. (See this picture on the Table of Contents page.) Here are the spreads.

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Clip: Rotor Magazine

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Hillsboro Aviation is one of our favorite clients, and this time we were shooting their chairman and crew for Rotor Magazine. Here is the cover of the Summer 2015 issue, and the inside spreads.

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