Simone is a fellow photographer and quite a talented model as well! We headed out to the Oregon Coast last month on a beautifully sunny day to capture these shots.
This was a fun one! Stephanie and Ryan got married at Convict Lake in Mammoth Lakes California on May 27th. They had such a beautiful wedding, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding the rocky landscape. They had a very fun and active group of family and friends. I even got the wedding party to climb on top of a large boulder for their photographs! We barely escaped a blizzard driving to Mammoth, as a cold front blew in just a couple days before the wedding, but we couldn’t of asked for better weather on the wedding day; clear skies and plenty of sun. Thank you Steph and Ryan for such an awesome experience!
I took some photos of the super talented Samuel Calahan Cauthorn to gear him up for his upcoming album release of Halfway Home. Sam is a super talented singer/songwriter. Check him out live in Portland sometime if you can! It was a rustic shoot on Sam’s family property near Mt. Hood. His grandfather even built the cabin in the background! Very cool.
I began creating my Dream Images while attending the University of Oregon in 2003. Since then, I have continued to construct and photograph my dreams. “Branches” is my latest addition. It was taken in a mystery location, somewhere between Portland and Manzanita, a quaint little coastal town. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Rome was mesmorizing. The people, and the culture, and the beautiful architecture everywhere you look. When we asked if people spoke English, almost everyone replied “a little bit,” and then they went on to speak it far better than I have ever spoken French, which I studied for four years. There were plenty of dapper, very well dressed young Italian businessmen buzzing around on scooters through the city. The first night there was a crazy lightning storm… I opened my window and watched the curtains sway to the thunder. Street musicians serenaded us for nearly every meal, and the food is as good as they say it is. I had the best bruschetta I’ve ever had in my life, and yes – it is pronounced brus-ke-tta. I always just thought people were being pretentious when I heard it pronounced that way before. Seeing the Pantheon in person, and getting to go inside of it was totally surreal. The Roman Colosseum was the most spectacular thing I saw. The size of it can only be understood when actually being in the presence of it. It towered over the city. Rome is unlike any place I have ever been. A modern city built on top of an ancient one.. seriously awesome. If you get the chance I would strongly encourage you to go there!
Amanda and Cody were a blast to photograph! They are so hip and stylish, I wish we would of gotten through more outfits! We started at the Mississppi food carts, wehre we got some tacos. Then we headed out to the farm, which is surprisingly pretty this time of year, and ended over at the North Portland Bluffs, overlooking the industrial train yard at sunset. It was a lovely shoot. Thanks to Skot Coatsworth for the excellent photo assistance.