Today was super-fun. It started with sleeping in. Always a good start to a day :).
Then I took a few photos just for the fun of it around my friend Ellen's house:
Then I met up with three photographers for lunch in downtown Portland. This is Kevin Meyers and Elena & Demetrye of Elena Photographers. Good conversation was had.
Then Kevin and I walked for a few blocks around a cute area of Portland and did a little shooting for the fun of it. I've done this a numberoftimesbeforeon my trips out here. I always get so inspired being here. Everything looks like art in Portland.
Kevin decided to take his dinosaur film camera out and shot a whole role of 12 frames while I happily shot hundreds on my 5D. Here he is sporting his equipment:
There's tons of trees in Portland with these beautiful pink flowers on them:
And today it was a bit windy and it literally rained pink flowers:
The street was covered:
Just found this cute guy on the side of a building.
Beautiful Portland architecture:
Love the colors in this one:
After shooting we met up with some of my friends here for dinner. Here's the fun crowd:
Keri used to be my roommate in Phoenix before she moved up here. Now she's dating Robb and we did like a two minute mini-session to get them a few good photos. She let me stay in her room for the past four nights in Ellen's house and I noticed a great lack of good photos of them so we had to remedy that situation. Here's one from our super-short mini-session:
Then I was off to the Portland PUG meeting (see next post!)
Tonight I had the chance to speak to a great group of photographers here in Portland. The Portland PUG (Pictage User Group) happened to meet on the Monday after I had a wedding up here so it worked out perfectly for me to stop by. I spent most of the day hanging out with Kevin Meyers, the Portland PUG leader, (more on that next post) and he has a great community of photographers up here who meet monthly and talk about all things photo and business. Tonight we talked about everything from pricing to networking to websites and blogging. I had a great time! It's always fun to get to know photographers in other areas of the nation.
Here's a shot of the group:
Mark usually has his eyes open but unfortunately not so much in this shot. Sorry Mark! The rest of us just looked so good in this one so it won out :).
This weekend I'm up in Portland (Oregon, that is)--one of my favorite cities--for Sarah and Daren's wedding. I'm so excited to be here--it's been too long since my last visit. Tonight I shot the rehearsal dinner at this fun joint:
Sarah and Daren are having a HUGE wedding party tomorrow--10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen and 10 kids. I think that sets a record for me! Should make portrait time fun!
Here's a few of the kids before dinner started:
Sarah showing off the ring:
I'm so excited for tomorrow--can you imagine what a beautiful bride Sarah is going to make?
These fun glasses were worked into a toast:
I'm here through Tuesday so more fun Portland photos are soon to come!