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14 of 2014 – Our Favorite Sports Photos

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The final installment of our 14 of 2014 is a little late, but better late than never. It’s a tough one as I shoot a ton of sports, but we narrowed it down to these 14 favorite photos. I hope you enjoyed the other 14 of 14 posts as well! May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) makes a three pointer at the buzzer over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) to win the game during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)
The best moment in Portland sports in 2014 had to have been Damian Lillard’s buzzer beating 3 pointer shot with .9 seconds on the clock to advance the Blazers to the second round of the NBA playoffs. It was great to witness it. Since that moment this image has ben published in hundreds, if not thousands of publications, including a double truck in ESPN the Magazine, a page in SI for Kids and is the only action photo in this years Blazers media guide.

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31:  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 *** (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)
In August, I shot the NWSL Championship game up in Seattle. I liked this action photo from the game.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
In September, a forest fire near Eugene made for the best light inside Autzen stadium as the Ducks beat Michigan State on their way to playing for the national title.

Mar 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson (4) attempts a bicycle kick in the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
This Will Johnson bicycle kick almost was a spectacular goal.

Apr 5, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Timbers fans celebrate after a goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
I love shooting the Timbers and I love shooting the Timbers fans. So much emotion. So much craziness.

Apr 5, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Timbers fans celebrate after a goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Just one day after Damian Lillard made his historic shot, the Timbers Maxi Urriti had a buzzer beater of his own to give the Timbers a win in the pouring rain.

June 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army cheers before the match at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
More from the Timbers Army.

July 18, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) reacts after scoring the game winning goal int he second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
I love seeing what kind of celebration guys have planned after scoring and this Diego Valeri tribute to his father in law did not disappoint.

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)
Pictures that show emotion are the pictures I love to shoot.

HILLSBORO, OR - JUNE 20: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Salem Keizer Volcanoes at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)
Shooting baseball games for the Hops at Ron Tonkin Field is one of my favorite parts of summer. Every single night there is great light.

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Blazer fans cheer during introductions in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)
Player intros during the playoffs made for some cool photos.

June 15, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Thorns defender Rebecca Moros (2) makes a save as goalkeeper Michelle Betos (18) dives for the ball off a corner kick late in the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Thorns FC (Craig Mitchelldyer)
When the defender makes a save in the goal, you usually have a cool photo.

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)
Maxi Urruti again, this time stepping on the goalie on to get the ball in the back of the net.

2014 Portland Thorns (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Thorns FC) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers)
Ok this is number 15, but I love the Thorns team photo from this season too. Such a fun group.

14 of 2014 – Our Favorite Portraits

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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.

Clip: Marcus Mariota in Athlon Sports

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This week is awards week for college football and Marcus Mariota is likely to win pretty much every award there is, including the Heisman. A couple weeks ago Athlon Sports came to me for a photo of Mariota for the cover of this months magazine, which came out today.

Marcus Mariota poses for a photo in Athlon Sports Magazine. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clip: TD Magazine

Monday, December 1st, 2014

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
TD Magazine called us a couple of months ago to take photos of Kevin Carroll for their latest issue. We had a great time with Kevin, who is an author, speaker, and a blast to work with. We shot his portrait here in our Portland studio. Here’s the clip from the photo shoot and magazine spread.

Corporate Headshots

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
It is fall here in Portland and that means cloudy weather and colors everywhere. It makes for some great outdoor corporate photos. Here is a business headshot we shot this morning for a long standing law firm client here in Portland.

World Beard and Moustache Championships

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

As I suspected would happen, many media outlets have picked up the images, because who doesn’t love cool beards?! The Today Show ran a few images online and on the show this morning.

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Darlington Nagbe for Advocare

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe for Advocare. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
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.

Clip: Fisher Investments

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Clip from a corporate photoshoot from Fisher Investments abcdefg123 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

A while back we shot a bunch of corporate photographs for Fisher Investments for their website and marketing materials. It was a fun shoot. A few images have begun to pop up here and there. Here are a couple of clips.

Clip from a corporate photoshoot from Fisher Investments abcdefg123 (Craig Mitchelldyer)