I had a vacation planned for January of 2018 to travel to Maui to spend some time with friends. Kind of my last hoorah before the arrival of my daughter in March. There were some complications, and I realized that I wouldn’t really be able to relax with a seven and a half month pregnant wife at home. So I decided to cancel a week before the trip. In substitute, I decided to take a much shorter trip, to Central Oregon, staying much closer to home. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Eastern Oregon for the first time. It was the day after Christmas, and my mother, brother, and two and a half year old nephew were going to visit our friend Jeff at his place near La Grande. I love shooting the snow, and its been insanely warm this winter around Portland, so I thought I would go the distance. Continue reading
My photo trips I take on my own are incredibly important to my well being. One of the best things about my relationship with my amazing wife Elizabeth, is our mutual respect for the time we need on our own. I’m fortunate to have photography to take me to amazing places for much of this solo time. I’m also fortunate to live in a very beautiful place, and surrounded by many more. The Oregon Coast is just a short jaunt away, and one of my favorite places to shoot, and relax.
A couple weeks ago I was set to go check out a new spot for a Portland sunrise. I do struggle with finding new places to shoot in town so this was really exciting for me. I use an app that helps predict sunrises, and this one was supposed to be amazing. That morning I woke up at 5am , but just wasn’t feeling it. I told myself I’d go tomorrow. So I went back to bed.
I had been wanting to make my way to Portland Japanese Gardens this fall. I had the day planned, but I was having some back issues and needed to hold off. Five days after my original plan, I made it to the park. Continue reading