Native American Pow Wow Photography

In conjunction with the NIEA conference I photographed in Portland, there was a Native American Pow Wow held where both local and visiting native people were able to dance, sing, drum, and tell stories together in a pow wow setting. I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect for my first pow wow photography venture, but I wasn’t disappointed.

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

I’ve been to a few pow wows in the past; this was my first experience doing pow wow photography and it was interesting to move around and capture different angles as the dancers moved into and around the venue.

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

The focus of the pow wow, and the focus of my photographs was on the dancers, and specifically on the colorful regalia worn by the native dancers. The dancers spanned several generations; from young children to elders all seemed to be having a good time. I’m thankful that my client invited me to photograph this event and I hope to do more of this sort of work again.

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

Native American Pow Wow Photography - Portland, Oregon

American Society of Echocardiolography Event Photos

I’ve done event photography at the Oregon Convention Center for quite a few events; these images are from a conference and trade show last year for the American Society of Echocardiography. The event was their annual scientific sessions, and I covered the four-day event with a variety of photos including group portraits, keynote speakers, informal happy hours, a formal masquerade ball, and an exhibit hall. Most of their program was in and around the Oregon Convention Center, with some evening activities at The Nines Hotel, another great Portland event venue.

Oregon Convention Center Event Photos

Like most of my convention event photo clients, most of these images were delivered digitally for the client to use for a variety of purposes, although I did make professional prints for their new board photo which was to be sent to each of their state offices.

Portland Business Group Photo

Portland Trade Show Photography

Senator Ron Wyden Speaking in Portland

Oregon Convention Center Trade Show Photography

The Nines Hotel Event Photography

Oregon Convention Center Conference Photography

Portland Oregon Keynote Speaker Photography

Fraud Force: Event Photography at The Nines

Late last year, I was contacted by another local photographer to assist him in covering an industry conference and trade show in Portland. He photogaphed some of the events while I was the photographer for other portions of the multi-day conference.

The event photography at The Nines included conference keynote speakers on stage, with an audience of several hundred folks learning about industry trends, topics, and case studies.

Conference Keynote Speaker at The Nines

Event Photography at The Nines Portland

Trade Show Photography in Portland

Conference Event Photography - The Nines Portland

In the evenings after things wound down at the formal conference, a variety of Portland nighttime destinations allowed folks to kick back, have some fun, and build relationships. I photographed at Punch Bowl Social and Oba for evening event photos.

Oba Event Photography

Punch Bowl Social Event Photography

Portland Punch Bowl Social Event Photos

LinkedIn Live: Oregon Zoo Event Photography

Earlier this year I photographed LinkedIn Live, an event for professionals from a variety of industries to learn about business networking and how to make the most of the LinkedIn platform. I enjoyed doing photography at the Oregon Zoo conference center. There were several individual speakers, a couple panels, and plenty of informal networking time.

LinkedIn Live

Portland Networking Event

Pinky Gonzales, Upriver Solutions

Oregon Zoo Conference Center

Oregon Zoo Conference Event Photography

Contact me for some great photos of your upcoming event or conference!

Are You Ready for Some Football… Tailgate Photos?

It’s March, so how about some football-related photos?

Last fall I had the opportunity to do some Corvallis event photography at the Sports Illustrated Go RVing Tailgate Tour as it made its stop at Reser Stadium before a football matchup between the Oregon State Beavers and Colorado Buffaloes.

Corvallis Event Photography - Sports Illustrated Go RVing Tailgate Tour

The weather was quite wet but it as a fun event, with a variety of games and activities including corn hole games.

Reser Stadium Photography - Tailgate Games

Former Oregon State Beaver and NFL player T.J. Houshmandzadeh was on hand for an interview and autograph session.

TJ Houshmandzadeh interview at Reser Stadium in Corvallis Oregon

The OSU Beavers were playing the Colorado Buffaloes, and a chef from a restaurant in the Buffaloes’ hometown was on hand offering up one of his creations.

Reser Stadium Cooking - Corvallis Event Photography

Despite the weather, all were in good spirits as guests were able to play games, check out some sweet RVs, win prizes, and more.

Have an event coming up soon and want some great images? Send me an email and let’s chat.

Social Media at an Event