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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)

Portland Realtor Business Portraits

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Photography by Portland, OR Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Last week we worked on a pretty large project with a real estate firm here in Portland to take photographs of all 30 of their agents and staff. The key was to have all the images look the same, but look unique at the same time. So we shot on location at 5 different homes over 3 days. Here are a few of my favorites. Environmental business portraits are probably one of my favorite things to shoot and this was a very fun project to work on.

Class of 2015 Senior Photos

Thursday, 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)

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl Wedding: Tracy + Dan

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Wedding + ski resort + summer = fun. We shot Tracy and Dan’s wedding this past weekend at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. The ceremony was held at the top of the upper bowl, nestled in next to a warming hut. All in attendance enjoyed Mt. Hood as a picture-perfect backdrop, while the sun set and lit up the mountain with a pink hue. In order to reach this ceremony site, the bride, groom, and all their guests rode the chair lift all the way up from the base of Ski Bowl, and back down to the reception later in the evening. We love it when weddings take us out of the city and into the awesome wilderness.

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: Brian Tosky Political Campaign Photos

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

If you live in Beaverton you may have seen these flyers hitting your mailbox a lot in the last few weeks. We had the pleasure of working with Brian Tosky’s campaign for Oregon House Representative to create images that will hopefully help tell his story and get him elected to the Oregon House. If you live in Beaverton and have not yet voted, be sure to cast your ballot by May 20! I am generally pretty neutral as far as politics go. Part of the job, but I will say that after spending over 3 days with Brian and his family I wouldn’t hesitate to vote for him. He is a good person with some good ideas. Here are a few of the mailers/web images/etc that we shot for the campaign.

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

have you seen any of these in your mailbox? Let me know! and Be sure to vote on May 20th!

What a Sports Weekend in Portland

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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)

Wow! What a weekend for sports (and sports photography!) in Portland last weekend. It all started on Friday night with game 6 of the NBA Playoffs between the Houston Rocket and Portland Trail Blazers. The entire series had already been one of the best in NBA history. 3 overtime games, each game decided by just a couple of points, each game coming down to the final seconds. Game 6 in Portland would not disappoint. Houston took the lead with .9 seconds to go in the game, and Damian Lillard hit a three pointer at the buzzer to win the series and send Portland to the second round for the first time in 14 years. The Moda Center center went absolutely nuts. It was amazing. Above is my photo of the final shot that ran in newspapers, magazines and websites all over the world.
May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots the game winning three pointer over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) 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)

Here is the same moment, captured from my remote camera on the opposite side of the court. Afterwards, mayhem in sued and I rushed the court to try and make a photo of Lillard as they celebrated.

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reacts after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets 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)


May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reacts after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets 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)

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)

This image from the pre game is also one of my favorites. Just overall an amazing game to be at and to shoot. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, the very next night the Portland Timbers played DC United in the pouring rain at Providence Park. Gaston Fernandez scored 35 seconds in to the match.

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Gaston Fernandez (10) and midfielder Steve Zakuani (7) celebrate the first goal of the match during the first half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

The Timbers would score another first half goal, but going into stoppage time, the scored was tied at 2-2. There was 4 minutes of added time at the end of the game and at the 93:35 mark, Maximiliano Urruti scored at the buzzer to give the Timbers their first win on the season and more mayhem in the Rose City.

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)
Two night, two sports, two venues, two buzzer beaters. You can not beat that! What a great weekend.

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers hold up log slabs after the 3-2 win at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)