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Portland Pot Guide - elbe's edibles - first cannabis friendly bakery in PDX

March 21, 2017 - Since the new year, we've been wanting to add an edible stop on the list of pot adventures we offer up in smoke with Hig...
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What does music look like?

March 30, 2016 - I've been lucky enough to photograph dozens of musicians and live shows as a freelance photo guy. My buddy Paul at Merc...
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Date Night in Portland!

May 01, 2015 - Last week I was invited to photograph a speed dating event at Dixie's in Downtown Portland. This was a fun experience an...
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Shamrock Run 2015 - Portland Oregon

March 15, 2015 - It was raining hard. It hasn't rained here in weeks. Which is weird to say in Portland this time of year. I honestly did...
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Of course we're including the pets - Casual shoot in North Portland

February 21, 2015 - Warm up session about a month out from the big day. I promise you no cats where harmed in this shoot!
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Portland Sticker Art

March 29, 2014 - Stickers are taking over... Even grandma likes 'em. Here we go to Sticker Nerds 3 yo! The Pacific Northwest Friends...
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Friends and a hike in the Gorge

February 26, 2014 - We had some friends in town over the weekend so we decided to take them on one of our favorite local hikes. Latourell Fa...
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Camera painting in downtown Portland

July 02, 2013 - Ever since living amongst the bright lights of Vegas, I've always liked camera painting. It wasn't until recently that I...
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R + M Casual in North East Portland

May 31, 2013 - Ryan and Meg are getting married this January in a quaint little town just west of Portland. I'm looking forward to cove...
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Kenton Street Fair

May 20, 2013 - I've lived in the Kenton area of North Portland for almost two years. It's a growing community and considered one of the...
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Portland Doggie Dash 2013

May 12, 2013 - The sun was shining and the canines were out in full force yesterday for the 26th annual Doggie Dash in downtown Portlan...
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1000 Acres Dog Park... a paradise for dogs

May 10, 2013 - It's often said that dogs run the city of Portland... dog's definitely run this park! Just east of the city is the 1000...
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{the} T-shirts

February 21, 2013 - I've always been a fan of different and unique T-shirts. For years I kept my T-shirt ideas assembled with other art dood...
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Special plans for Valentines?

February 06, 2013 - About 2 million couples get engaged every Valentine's Day in our beautiful country. Hopefully that translates into lots...
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halfway house for chickens

February 05, 2013 - Since our hen Shelly turned into Shelldon the Rooster, we had to kick him off the Smith Farm as male fowl are not allowe...
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Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

January 29, 2013 - This past week a friend from Vegas came up North to visit Oregon for the first time. Since he has his pilot's license an...
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Bravo! Wedding Affair

January 14, 2013 - In about a month I'll be doing my first bridal show in Portland. The idea of this show is a little different from weddin...
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No Pants Day 2013

January 13, 2013 - On this fine Sunday afternoon in Portland, I could have done one of two things. Watch the Patriots beat up on the Texans...
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Greatest hits of 2012

January 05, 2013 - At the beginning of 2011 my wife and I knew we wanted a little change. We had lived in Las Vegas for over 10 years. It's...
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{the} Places

January 03, 2013 - Portland is a cool place. So cool that a few weeks back an entire episode of the Simpsons was dedicated to the city I no...
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Camera Painting

December 27, 2012 - Photography comes from the Greek words phos (“light”), and graphis (“paintbrush”) or graphí - together they mean “drawin...
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Snow, Portland and Christmas

December 23, 2012 - Winter is here and Christmas is coming. For Portland this doesn't necessarily mean a white Christmas as some would imagi...
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BridgePort BrewPub

December 21, 2012 - After visiting a local brewery to offer my photography skills for holiday parties, the Event Manager at BridgePort BrewP...
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Chickens at the Urban Farm Store in PDX

December 20, 2012 - The Urban Farm Store in Portland Oregon is a small, family owned company founded on love of pets, gardens and community.
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12-12-12 is a lucky day for some in Vegas

December 19, 2012 - Since February 2nd of 2002 or 2-2-2, I've been a part of the wedding fascination to get married on repetitive dates in L...
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The Smith Bunch 2012

December 15, 2012 - Since I think only a dozen people worldwide read my blog, I figured I could post our Smith Christmas picture here withou...
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The Wedding Ring...

December 08, 2012 - Ahhh, the romance of the ring. But how did it become a symbol of marriage, and why is the fourth finger of your left han...
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Chicken & Family Christmas Photography!

December 07, 2012 - Since all of the members of our chicken farm were just babies at this point last year, or not even thought of yet, we we...
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Love is Love

December 06, 2012 - Same-sex marriage in Washington state was approved by voters on November 6, 2012. The great state of Washington now reco...
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Crazy Bird Cyber Monday

November 26, 2012 - Just in time for the Holidays and the chicken lovers in your life! Want an iPhone case with a Plymouth Rock hen on it?...
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Instagram

November 13, 2012 - I've had fun this past year with my personal Instagram account so I thought it would be cool to create one for noremaC S...
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Pumpkin Pickin' on Sauvie Island

October 24, 2012 - For years, pumpkin picking on Sauvie Island has been a Portland tradition. October is a great time to visit the island f...
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Run Like Hell!

October 21, 2012 - Run Like Hell is a Halloween-themed race that sees participants dress up in full costume for a run through Portland. Mor...
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WEST COAST SPRING BREAK 98′ FALL TOUR

October 19, 2012 - Back in September I was invited to take some pictures at the Widmer Oktoberfest in PDX. I had no idea the closing musica...
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Football and Chickens

September 15, 2012 - In honor of football season I decided to take a few pictures of my chickens in New York Giant gear. My Italian Greyhound...
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Oktoberfest at Widmer Brothers Brewery

September 12, 2012 - Oktoberfest in September? Portland isn't the only place to start celebrating the annual beer drinkin' party this time o...
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Oceanside Oregon

September 05, 2012 - After laboring on Labor Day, the sun was out and it was time for another quick trip to the Oregon Coast. Passing through...
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One baby chicken and two hounds

September 02, 2012 - One of our hens recently went on a broody streak. Not down with the chicken lingo? It means she wanted to be a mother he...
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Family session with the Bakers

August 16, 2012 - My wife Melissa and I were planning our move from Las Vegas to Portland, Oregon for over a year. With such a big change...
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The Chicken Whisperers of North Portland

August 15, 2012 - Dusty and Lauren live in a cozy little urban farm house in North Portland. The perfect backdrop for a chicken lifestyle...
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How many weddings have you shot?

July 23, 2012 - Since I've been photographing weddings and events for over 10 years, the "how many weddings have you shot?" is a common...
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Celebrating one year : o )

July 18, 2012 - I was in Vegas at the end of May covering some weddings on the strip with Imagine Studios. While in town, I got together...
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Chickens invade the studio!

July 16, 2012 - Back in June I made my first attempt to take some glamour photos of my three chickens. With a mini studio set up in my k...
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B + T = Wedding Happiness

July 03, 2012 - Fun was had by friends and family at the Robert's wedding bash! What a great event at Cornelius Pass Road House in Hills...
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My photo story

June 19, 2012 - What began as a hobby, turned into an easy way to earn credits towards an art degree at the University of Albany in New...
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The unofficial definition of Alternative Photography

June 15, 2012 - Alternative photography (also called alternative photography, alt photo or simply alternative) is a genre of photography...
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