Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sleighbells Tree Farm Portraits

Molly and I had a great time last weekend at Sleighbells photographing the kids, families and couples that came out to enjoy the fantastic sunny November weather we were having, and still are for the most part. We captured many fantastic moments, below is are just a few of them. More to come later.

Additionally, this update would not be complete without thanking everyone for their donations to the Oregon Food Bank ( The total donations came to $205. The economy is playing out some tough times for many and non-profit organizations are feeling the pinch as well. We felt it was important to give back. Food is a basic necessity to life that it's easy to lose sight that unfortunately many struggle to buy enough food to feed themselves or their family. Thank you for helping to make a difference this holiday season!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Northwest Photo Tours and Workshops

The website is now live that has details for various workshops and photo tours here in the Northwest and beyond. Kevin McNeal and I originally had the idea to put this site together and offer some great photo tours together. We are expanding already and you will notice other great photographers listed as well. We will be adding more details and new outings as they are scheduled. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at one in 2009!

Photo tours already listed include: Mammoth Lakes, Columbia River Gorge, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Oregon Coast and Olympic National Park.

Monday, November 24, 2008

End Of Fall... Columbia River Sunset

With the many hours I sometimes put in to process photos and get orders to the lab, it's easy this time of year to not get out enough for my fine art shooting as much as I would like. More for the fresh air and exercise than anything. On this evening I wanted to check out somewhere new that was close. My wife Molly, daughter Rowan and I headed to the North side of the Columbia River to see what I could find. At first there was nothing that interested me and then I decided to take out the camera and play around. This what I ended up with. I rather like it now. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tree Farm Portraits - Sleighbells Update

A quick update on our tree farm special this coming weekend at Sleighbells. Sunday is completely booked up yet we still have a few openings for Saturday for those still interested in this great special. Most likely this will be our last one before the winter holidays. Contact us today to book!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tween Logan

Everyone says you must have tons of photos of your children and family because you are professional photographers. We do have them but not as many as you may think at least not of my thirteen year old son Logan. I decided it had been too long doing a real shoot with him and took him to the park today while this great Nov weather is here. We had a blast and here are some of my favs.

Masat Family

Recently we photographed the Masat Family at Laurelhurst Park. It was a great fall day and we captured the family and of course Mackenzie and all her funny facial expressions. Most of the trees were pretty bare at this point yet the color was still on the ground in abundance. Allowing us to get some nice color with them lying down. Considering Nov is normally the 2nd wettest month for Portland it's not been too bad to date. Hopefully it continues, it's been real nice!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Apolloni Vineyard Portraits

Along with having the opportunity to photography the colorful Apolloni Vineyards, I was asked to photograph the Apolloni Family. They are a great bunch and we had fun time on this session. Here are just some of the many photos we captured that day.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Vineyard Fall Colors

Recently I photographed the fall colors at the Apolloni Vineyards in Forest Grove. The harvest for the grapes was complete but the fall colors were in full swing! This year the Northwest has been great for fall colors to say the least. Here are a few of the photos from their vineyard. Thanks to Laurine and Alfredo for letting me roam their properties.