Most Memorable Photos of 2013

It’s never a bad thing to look back at a year almost completed and reminisce. As I look at my photos, I selected nine images that stood out for various reasons. I’d like to think that several are darned good photos entirely on their own, while a few others mean more with context. Some are from paid client work; others are from personal trips, projects, or photos while traveling for business.

Presented in no particular order…

My first ride in a hot air balloon. Highly recommended.
Above the Grains
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Some nighttime long exposure work in Astoria, Oregon.
Over the River Astoria

Mark Collier of the OpenStack Foundation onstage at their summit this past spring.
Mark Collier - OpenStack Summit Keynote Emcee

Kevin Carroll addressing the National Arts Marketing Program conference in Portland this fall.
Kevin Carroll in Portland

A neat hotel atrium at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Space Station Atlanta

Just an Oregon forest… Silver Falls State Park.
Silver Forest

Another forest scene, this on just downstream from Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Footbridge and Foliage

Seattle Skyline as seen from Gas Works Park.
A Seattle Appearance

WordPress cofounder Matt Mullenweg addresses WordCamp San Francisco.
Matt Mullwenweg at WordCamp San Francisco

LogCamp Fundraiser Photos

Last weekend I had a fun Saturday evening at the PREM Group offices photographing a fundraiser for LogCamp, a great Portland-based nonprofit that, in their words, is trying to “end the technology education deficit for low-income, at-risk, foster, and minority youth living in under-served communities across Oregon.”

The evening included some great food, a DJ, comedy from Comedy Sportz, and other holiday activities. Here are some of the photos; you can view all of the photos on Facebook.

Portland Christmas Party

Comedy Sportz

Crystal Wiese Addresses the Group

Gingerbread House Fun - Nonprofit Event Photography

Join In - Portland Event Photography

Book Your Portland/Vancouver Holiday Party Photographer Now

We’re moving into the autumn season and holiday party plans are forming. If you’re preparing a nice event for your company, organization, or other group, there’s a good chance you’ll want some decent photos.

Company Party - Pool Table

Perhaps you’re doing something official and you’d like a photobooth or other themed photographs.

Company Holiday Party Themed Photos Company Holiday Party Themed Photos

Maybe your event is less formal and more casual. Either way, having some photographs for the group’s website, blog, or newsletter can be a great way to remember your group at the time of the event.

Now is the time to contact me to start making photography arrangements for your holiday party – as we move closer to the end of the year, schedules start getting busy. Contact me today to ensure greatest availability.

Portland Holiday Party - Dancing

NALA Convention: Portland Hilton Event Photography

Which much of my work surrounds the tech and startup communities in Portland, I also provide services for other industries. This summer I enjoyed photographing the annual convention for the National Association of Legal Assistants at the Downtown Portland Hilton. The event featured a few hundred attendees, nationwide vendors in a small trade show, keynote presentations, breakout classroom sessions, and a variety of social opportunities.

Portland Convention Photography

Portland Hilton Conference Photography

Portland Hilton Conference Event Portland Keynote Event Speaker

Portland Trade Show Photography

Organization Group Photo - Portland Hilton

Nathan: Portraits of a Small Business Owner

I really enjoy working with other small- to mid-sized businesses in the Portland area. A few weeks back I was able to make a few portraits for Nathan who runs a small software business.

Portland Executive Headshot

Nathan was looking for a few images for various professional purposes. This included a traditional studio-style headshot as well as some portraits that showed off a bit of Portland. We incorporated a bit of the Portland waterfront with the iconic Steel Bridge in the background for one of the photos (shown below).

This allows Nathan to provide a serious, formal photo for those serious purposes as well as a few more relaxed images for his website, social media, or other informal occasions.

Portland Business Owner - Waterfront Portrait