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.

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

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.

Portrait of a West Point Cadet and his date at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of a female Naval Academy Cadet and her family at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of a female West Point Cadet and her friends at the All Services Academy Military Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of two parents at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of two parents at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of a couple attending the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Maerchant Marine and his parents at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of an Air Force Cadet and his date at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of military family at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of an Air Force Cadet and his two grandmothers at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of a West Point Marine Corps Cadet and his date at the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Portrait of a Naval Academy Cadet and his date at the All Services Academy Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The cocktail hour was followed by dinner and a formal ceremony complete with a military color guard, numerous toasts, and speakers that included several Generals.

Color guard at opening ceremony of the All Services Academies Ball at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

And then the cadets and their families danced the night away.

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

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