Monthly Archives: May 2007

Chelci & Nick…

A sampling of photographs from my most recent wedding, Chelci & Nick, at the Northstar Ballroom. It’s a really cool location for mixing different lighting styles and spur of the moment decisions: ambient with strobe or just ambient with fill. You eventually figure it out.And yes, that is a wombat, a marsupial, I’m told. (Correction: It’s a Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) a small gliding possum native to eastern and northern mainland Australia) Ranks right up there with the strangest wedding guests I’ve ever photographed!

Great couple, nice friends and an ass-kicking jazz band, what more could you ask for?

Photography Classes…

Photography classes for Portland Community College’s Continuing Education Program have been a great way for me to give back to the photo community and a way to honor the many talented mentors I’ve had throughout my career. This semester we’re at Lake Oswego Jr. High School and in the fall we’ll be holding class at Wilson High. I have a very capable group of students this semester and seeing their progression is always a trip but they are blowing me away by how much they are stretching and growing. Well beyond Little Pig!

Detox and Rebirth…

One of my top five reasons for being a photographer is the access you’re allowed or the experiences you get to have, that a lot of people don’t get to. A recent shoot for a new client brought that point to mind once again. They are an outpatient recovery clinic that offers unique services, including the first In-home or In-hotel Detoxification Program in the United States that provides around-the-clock care during the detoxification process. My job was to create images of the facility and personnel and the work they do. I liked this shot, with a model as a patient showing a fragile state that must be endured along the way. They do a great thing, and it was cool to be a part of it.Portland is just out and out in bloom this time of year, and looks awesome! Come visit! A sample, for you to enjoy!