Military Cadets at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Service Academies Ball

Over the holidays I had the honor of photographing the All Service Academies Military Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  It’s a prestigious affair for Oregon and Southwest Washington cadets and their families who are enrolled in the Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Service Academies. The evening began with a cocktail hour, where the military cadets posed for formal portraits with their dates and families in a beautifully decorated room at the Benson Hotel.  A tall Christmas tree decorated with lights, large bulbs and lace added a touch of holiday spirit to the event.

2014 Celebration in Boring

Each year I have the privilege of photographing my favorite hometown event, the “Celebration in Boring.” As you might know from reading my blog, Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon. It was named after William H. Boring, a union veteran who moved to the area after the Civil War, and is…

2013 Celebration in Boring

Every year I have the honor of shooting my hometown’s annual community event – the “Celebration in Boring.”  Despite the name, Boring Oregon is a pretty exciting place to live and we have an amazing community! This year’s celebration was full of great food, snow cones, live music, clowns, horses, face painting, water balloon tosses…

Boring and Dull Day

Today was a special day in Boring. Earlier this year the Oregon Legislature passed a bill designating August 9th as “Boring and Dull Day” to celebrate the official pairing of Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland. Here’s a shot of a few of Boring’s younger residents enjoying an ice cream cone provided by our local community…

Celebration in Boring!

I had such a fun time photographing our annual “Celebration in Boring” this past weekend!  Despite the name, Boring Oregon is a pretty exciting place to live and we have an amazing community! This year’s celebration was full of great food, snow cones, live music, clowns, horses, face painting, water balloon tosses and a whole lot more!  The local fire departments even got together for a friendly “water ball” fight! Check out the video and a few sample photos below!