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December 8, 2009

Holiday Cravings Shopping Party! – art, event, and portrait photography in Portland, Oregon

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CRAVE Portland is hosting a truly amazing shopping party, and we’re really excited to be a part of it! Come down to the Bison Building in NE Portland tomorrow and check out over 13,000 square feet of local holiday shopping! You’ll also get to enjoy holiday music, cool swag (for the first 500 through the door), tasty eats from KOifusion, drinks by Dress the Drinks and Lovejoy Vodka, and tastings from local wineries.

There will also be a runway show, and a raffle benefitting the American Cancer Society, so you could win some awesome local goods… including a 13×19 print of our State Fair People’s Choice Award-winning art photo, “Ethereal Sea.” There’s still time to get advance ticket pricing until 9pm tonight, or you can get your tickets at the door. We hope to see you there!

CRAVE Portland’s Holiday Cravings Shopping Party
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Post 419 in the Bison Building
419 NE 10th Ave
Portland, OR, 97232
www.thebisonbuilding.com

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October 21, 2009

This Saturday: Christmas in October! – art, event, and portrait photography in Portland, Oregon

Yeah, we know it’s not even Halloween yet, but if you are looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping and support the local economy, join us for Christmas in October: a Freedom and Free Enterprise Fair. We’ll be there, along with dozens of local businesses and craftspeople, to tell you about what we’re doing, and why we love doing it.

People who visit us will get an event-only special, and you’ll also have a chance to win a portrait mini-session package with us, valued at $100! All of the vendors are giving away prizes, too, so you could win something awesome just for stopping by. AND, we’ll also have some of our award-winning artistic prints up for grabs, and we’ll be debuting our State Fair 2009 postcards! Even if you just want to ask us a few questions about how our sessions work, make plans to drop in on the Fair this Saturday. We’d love to meet you!

Christmas in October ~ Freedom & Free Enterprise Fair
Saturday, October 24, 2009
10:00am – 4:00pm
Urban Grind Coffeehouse
2214 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97213

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September 28, 2009

FUSE: a black tie fashion fundraiser event – event and fashion photography in Portland, Oregon

Last week, we gave you a peek at Portland Fashion Synergy and its visiting guests from Henan, its ambitious goals for relations between Portland and China, and of course, its plans for a runway show unlike any other seen in Portland. Friday night was that runway show, and it was nothing short of amazing.

We’ve shot at our fair share of Portland runways, and some fashion shows seem less about the clothes, and more about creating an excuse to party until 3am. (do we need any more of those?) At some shows, there isn’t even a genuine runway… an aisle or a hallway, perhaps, but it’s more guerilla fashion than upper-crust. This is Portland, and although we have plenty of designers with forward-thinking vision, pulling together a major runway event is no simple task.

PDXFS generated a lot of buzz and made big promises for their show, and FUSE didn’t disappoint. The Kriedel Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum made the perfect venue for showcasing garments with an artistic flair, and the production value showed in the rich details of the stage, decor, and of course, the elevated runway. We’d love to see more of this kind of energy in Portland’s fashion community, so we’re looking forward to seeing what PDXFS brings our way next.

These are just a few shots from the runway show. To see more of what you might have missed, take a look at our online gallery of photos from the evening!

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September 24, 2009

Chinese fashion delegation arrives in PDX for FUSE – event and fashion photography in Portland, Oregon

Yesterday was a big day for Portland fashion: a delegation of representatives from the Henan Fashion Association in China landed in our city! PDX Fashion Synergy is a group in Portland, dedicated to collaborating with and supporting the local fashion community, and there will be meetings and tours throughout the visit, as PDXFS works towards forging new partnerships between the Chinese and Portland designers.

PDXFS is also putting on a black tie fashion show fundraiser, FUSE, this Friday night! VIP tickets are already sold out for the show, but General Admission tickets are still available, and we’ll be there to cover the event! They’ll be showing designs brought from China by the visiting delegation, as well as lines from Portland-based designers such as Emily Katz, MAYTEE, and the men’s line Defyance.

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Chinese delegates arrive at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon

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The PDXFS representatives help get them checked in.

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PDXFS associate Jillian Rabe (left) represented Portland fashion in May, to bring some of our leading sustainable designs to China.

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Scarlet at the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion – event & fashion photography in Portland, OR

We had a great time shooting at Scarlet: A Vintage Fashion & Antique Car Show this past Sunday! The runway show was beautiful, and the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion made the perfect venue for an elegant event.

We also had the opportunity to shoot with the runway models at the Mansion before the show, and it was a truly amazing location! The inside of the mansion especially caught our eye, and it’s a place that really has to be seen to be believed. If you’re getting married in 2010, this is definitely a venue worth checking out… we had a lot of fun shooting there!

Here’s a shot from the runway show, and one of the photos from our Pre-show shooting. All of our photos from the show are online for downloading and print orders, so be sure to check them out!

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September 18, 2009

This Sunday: SCARLET Vintage Fashion & Antique Car Show! – event & music photography in Portland, OR

We’re excited to be working with 58UP Productions again for their latest event! This Sunday evening, the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion will be hosting Scarlet: A Vintage Fashion & Antique Car Show, and will feature the “Over the Hill Gang” Vintage Car Show, Live Music by the Tracy Kim Trio & The Malcom Lewis Quartet, an Art Exhibition from Octavine Illustration (Cara Buchter), and, of course, a fabulous vintage clothing runway show.

Doors open at 5pm, and tickets are available online, so get dressed up and wrap up your weekend in style!

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August 17, 2009

Monday Snapshot: Duck!

One of the great things about Portland is the amazing range of things that happen in this town! Just this past weekend, there was Sunday Parkways in SE Portland, the Hawthorne Street Fair, the kickoff for Try Vegan Week, and a host of other events that were fun, and sometimes even free.

This image came from one Portlander’s fun idea for a birthday celebration: a Rubber Duck Race! The group spontaneously set up shop at Lovejoy Fountain on a Sunday afternoon, and had some good times running the colorful little ducks down the waterfalls and into the fountain.

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August 7, 2009

This weekend: runway fashion at BLUE!

Tomorrow night, we’ll be shooting at BLUE! Brought to you by 58 UP, which includes some of the dedicated folks behind the For Alec benefit runway show last February, this runway event promises to be a treat!

If spankin’ new fashion from top Portland and Seattle designers (like Emilia Kaye, R.A.W. Lingerie, Lastwear, and Urban Girl NW) isn’t enough for you, you’ll also get to enjoy a wine tasting from Longplay Winery and live music by “Boy and Bean”, and DJs Remy & Lamar will be spinning excellent tunes, while you nosh on tasty appetizers and enjoy a classy evening along the Columbia River.

We’d love to see you there, so slip on your best new threads, and snag your ticket before they run out!

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July 24, 2009

Kyra becomes a bride – portrait, event, and wedding photography in Portland, Oregon

We recently joined Kyra and Aaron for their wedding at the Arista Ballroom in southeast Portland, and had a great time getting to know the ladies of the wedding party, as they prepared for the ceremony. Kyra had a relaxed group of bridesmaids and friends who kept the mood light while she transformed into a gorgeous bride.

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July 20, 2009

We’re on Twitter!

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Yes, we’ve been sucked further into the land of social networking: You can now follow us Twitter! We won’t spam you too often, but if you’re a Twitter fanatic, you’ll be updated on events we’ll be shooting at, any limited-time specials we’re may be running, and of course, new work that we’ve posted here on our blog.

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If Twitter isn’t your thing, don’t forget that you can also join us on Facebook! You’ll be notified of our new blogs and other specials and news there, too. The link is in our sidebar, so just look to your right and click!

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