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Team Bert & Chip take on the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

July 28, 2018 - I started running a few years ago while living in Portland. My wife Melissa was competing in races for over two years be...
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Hey Bartender, Hit Me with Another - Tales of the Cocktail 2017

April 12, 2018 - I took pictures of a lot of bartenders last year. Here's a few of them from a little event in New Orleans called Tales o...
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2017 SEMA kick-off party - Hogs & Heifers Saloon

November 08, 2017 - You thought Rally in the Alley is all Downtown Vegas had goin' on in October? You fuckers forgot about SEMA and Hallowee...
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Sunday - 2017 Rally in the Alley - Hogs & Heifers Saloon - We Made It!

October 26, 2017 - It's hard to put into words how special bike week with Hogs & Heifers Saloon was for me as a photographer. Looking back...
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More from Las Vegas - Saturday at Hogs & Heifers - 2017 Rally in the Alley

October 26, 2017 - Saturdays are great no matter what. Especially when your partyin' with thousands of thirsty bikers in downtown Las Vegas...
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Thursday with Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Las Vegas Bike Week Begins!

October 20, 2017 - The best thing about bike week in Vegas is that it goes from Thursday through Sunday. The second best thing about bike w...
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The Vendors of '17 Rally in the Alley with Hogs & Heifers

October 20, 2017 - Bike week in Las Vegas annually attracts thousands of riders and enthusiasts from around the globe. From day one of thei...
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12 Years with Hogs & Heifers Saloon

October 19, 2017 - It's hard to believe that Hogs & Heifers Las Vegas has been open for over 12 years, 12 fuckin' years! The saloon has had...
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Living with the Smiths - Cross Country Road Trip

August 25, 2017 - Back when my wife and I were just kids, we moved from upstate New York to Las Vegas. That was our first cross-country ro...
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Saturday - 2017 NHRA Northwest Nationals - Top Fuel Harley - Hogs & Heifers Saloon

August 19, 2017 - Let's be honest, Friday's qualifying run sucked for Michael Beland and crew. The Hogs & Heifers sponsored Top Fuel Harle...
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Friday Part II - Mello Yello NHRA Northwest Nationals Qualifying - Hogs & Heifers Saloon

August 18, 2017 - If y'all know me, you know I can get a little antsy. After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got to roll the Hogs...
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Friday Part I - Mello Yello NHRA Northwest Nationals with Hogs & Heifers Saloon

August 04, 2017 - Ever since I got my first taste of NHRA racing in Bristol earlier this Summer, I've been itchin' to document another day...
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Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Thursday at the Mello Yello NHRA Northwest Nationals

August 04, 2017 - Hogs & Heifers Saloon gets involved in a little bit of everything. Outside of being one of the best dive bars in Vegas,...
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An afternoon stop at Hogs & Heifers Saloon Las Vegas

July 31, 2017 - My wife and I are driving across the country in a couple weeks. We're transplanting to the Southeast in pursuit of acres...
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2010 - Hogs & Heifers Turns Fuckin' 5

July 29, 2017 - While the rest of the country went to shit in 2010, Hogs and Heifers drank their way to 5 years of business in Las Vegas...
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2005 - Hogs & Heifers Saloon Soft Opening

July 25, 2017 - What the fuck were you doing in 2005? Seems like ages ago. Hogs & Heifers was gearing up for the opening of their first...
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Tales of the Cocktail 2017 - Craft Your Future!

July 01, 2017 - Tales of the Cocktail celebrated its' 15th year this past week in the great city of New Orleans! This cocktail party ho...
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Nitro Harley Drag Racing - Hogs & Heifers Saloon visits Thunder Valley in Bristol

June 23, 2017 - It’s called Thunder Valley for a reason, it’s fuckin loud! You thought the music at Hogs & Heifers Saloon was loud, wai...
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The One and Only Michelle Dell Ramsey - Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Las Vegas Nevada

June 09, 2017 - I've been collecting paychecks as a photographer for almost 20 years. Over that time, I've taken pictures of thousands o...
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The Twilight Zone with Hogs & Heifers Saloon - 2017 Laughlin River Run

June 09, 2017 - For a moment there I thought I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. What the fuck was this? Hogs and Heifers was not...
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The ice game at Hogs & Heifers - would you play? 2017 Laughlin River Run

May 23, 2017 - There it was, a lonely ice cube sitting on top of the bar at Hogs and Heifers. I had to take a picture of this cold and...
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Show me your nipples - Thursday with Hogs & Heifers Saloon at the 2017 Laughlin River Run

May 09, 2017 - What's the craziest fuckin' thing you saw at the 2017 Laughlin River Run? Two things immediately come to mind for me. T...
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Who got drunk on Wednesday? Laughlin River Run 2017 - Hogs & Heifers Saloon

May 06, 2017 - Let's take a moment and lube things up. Instead of spraying the entire 2017 Laughlin River Run all over your face at onc...
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The Circus of Hogs & Heifers Saloon - 2017 Laughlin River Run

May 03, 2017 - Ever since the end of this year's Rally on the River, I've been in deep thought about how to get the full Hogs story up...
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Hogs and Heifers Saloon - 2016 Laughlin River Run Highlights Part II

April 23, 2017 - If you're reading this, obviously I survived the first two days of the 2016 River Run with Hogs and Heifers Saloon. I wa...
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Hogs and Heifers Saloon - Flashback to the 2016 Laughlin River Run - Part I

April 23, 2017 - Hogs and Heifers Saloon in Las Vegas keeps me busy. If you follow my photo blogs, you know my last Hogs post was from da...
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Portland Oregon - Pot Guide - Where do you like to get high?

March 29, 2017 - While discussing cannabis adventures with the crew at High 5 Tours, we started talking about our favorite places to get...
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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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Portland Pot Guide - PDX Final Four - Favorite dispensary?

March 15, 2017 - If you've been enjoying the recreational cannabis movement in Portland Oregon, there is little doubt that you have a fav...
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The Oregon Distiller's Guild presents the 7th annual Toast - Portland

February 17, 2017 - Back in 2015 I was lucky to be invited and take some pictures of an event in Portland called Toast. For years I've been...
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Wedding Photography Highlights from 2016 - Portland Oregon

February 04, 2017 - We only took on a few weddings last year with the photo side of our studio. Most events that we did involving tying the...
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Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Part II of the 2016 Holiday Sessions - Las Vegas

February 03, 2017 - Whenever I decide to do some portraits at Hogs and Heifers, I usually like working the day shift. The natural light that...
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Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run - Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Las Vegas Nevada

January 23, 2017 - Lots of negative shit has been spewing out of our social media feeds lately. Time to spin things around a little bit and...
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The Women's March - Portland Oregon

January 22, 2017 - 2017 is already shaping up to be quite a year in the states. Unless you've unplugged and moved to the Yukon Territory, i...
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Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Holiday Sessions Part I - the Rodeo is in town!

December 31, 2016 - After covering the Hogs and Heifers Toys Run last year, I thought it would be a good idea to shoot for an entire week ov...
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Gentlemen Jack visits the Jackknife

November 17, 2016 - Jackknife is a dope bar right in the heart of downtown Portland. This was my third go around in covering a cocktail even...
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The Bar Institute with Herradura Tequila - Portland Oregon - Left Bank Annex

November 17, 2016 - The Left Bank Annex is an awesome venue located on the east side of Portland. A couple years ago I photographed a tastin...
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Ham and Whiskey - The Bar Institute takes over Hamlet in downtown Portland

October 27, 2016 - What are some of the world's best pairings? Was ham and whiskey one of the first things that entered your mind? If this...
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From Portland Cocktail Week to the Bar Institute PDX

October 26, 2016 - What was once Portland Cocktail Week is now The Bar Institute. Cocktail week was awesome, The Bar Institute is the same...
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The final days of Las Vegas BikeFest 2016 - Hogs & Heifers Saloon

October 20, 2016 - So if I'm writing this blog, it's obvious I survived covering Las Vegas BikeFest 2016 for Hogs and Heifers Saloon. Wholl...
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Saturday! Hogs & Heifers Saloon 2016 Las Vegas BikeFest. Nobody parties harder

October 19, 2016 - It's Las Vegas BikeFest on a Saturday morning. You're in Downtown Las Vegas and you want to start the day off correct. A...
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Thursday & Friday from Hogs & Heifers Saloon - Rally in the Alley - Las Vegas BikeFest '16

October 14, 2016 - Bike week at Hogs and Heifers Saloon used to build up in crowds from Wednesday on. This concluded with wild Saturday nig...
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Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Las Vegas celebrates 11 Years!

October 05, 2016 - If there was ever a tournament bracket that faced off the hardest partying bars in the world, Hogs and Heifers Saloon in...
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The origins of Rally in the Alley - Hogs & Heifers Las Vegas - BikeFest 2013

September 13, 2016 - If you've only been coming to Las Vegas BikeFest and Hogs and Heifers for a couple of years, you may assume that the sal...
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Best photos from Las Vegas BikeFest 2014 - Hogs and Heifers Saloon

September 06, 2016 - I know what your thinking... another fuckin' post about Hogs and Heifers Saloon? The answer is yes, and there's more com...
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Hogs and Heifers Saloon - Las Vegas BikeFest 2015 Highlights

September 06, 2016 - September is here! This means a few things for the days ahead in my photo life. First, wedding season in the Pacific Nor...
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Hogs and Heifers - From the Laughlin River Run to Rally in the Alley

August 30, 2016 - It's been awhile since I've posted any photo updates about the Hogs crew in Las Vegas. That's partially because I haven'...
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A+J Wedding Photo Highlights | McMenamins Gearhart Hotel

August 29, 2016 - Seaside is a cozy coastal town less than two hours from Portland. My wife and I took a road trip around the area when we...
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Italy invades New Orleans - 2016 Tales of the Cocktail

August 26, 2016 - My first real job was at Villa Pizza in Johnson City New York. A few of my high school friends worked there and loved it...
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Girls vs Boys at the Napoleon House - TOTC 2016 - New Orleans

August 18, 2016 - Nothing like a good drink making competition to get your juices flowing during Tales of the Cocktail. The 4th annual Imp...
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From one pool party to another! Tales of the Cocktail 2016 with Bayou Rum

August 09, 2016 - If you've ever visited or lived anywhere down south in the middle of July, you know it's hot. What better way to beat th...
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Jameson and Gary Clark Jr - Tales of the Cocktail 2016 - New Orleans

August 05, 2016 - Whiskey is cool. So is rock and roll. Bring both together and you should find yourself having a good time. And there I w...
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Preservation Hall - Tales of the Cocktail 2016

August 01, 2016 - Not only does Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans bring out some of the biggest and baddest liquor infused parties in t...
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Tales of the Cocktail 2016 - Absolut Welcome Reception

July 30, 2016 - Tales of the Cocktail is a booze fueled, week long event held annually in the great city of New Orleans. I've been lucky...
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Wedding from Peninsula Park in Portland Oregon

July 14, 2016 - Portland Oregon is well known for having an abundance of great parks and Peninsula Park happens to be one of the best. I...
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Saturday in Portland Oregon with High 5 Tours and the Mary Jane's Crew

June 15, 2016 - Weed tours in Portland Oregon are a real thing. You can legally reserve the bus at High 5 and take it just about anywher...
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Saturday at WhiskeyTown USA 2016 - Portland Oregon

June 11, 2016 - Good food, live music, and whiskey, lots of it. That was the plan for Friday the 13th back in mid May. Day two of Portla...
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2016 St Johns Parade in North Portland

May 24, 2016 - The St. Johns Parade is one of my favorite weekends of the year in the neighborhood. Actually I like every weekend here...
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Bike Rally with Hogs & Heifers - 2016 Laughlin River Run Day III

May 24, 2016 - To start day three of the 2016 Laughlin River Run, I woke up feeling a little adventurous. It was time to find a higher...
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2016 Laughlin River Run Day 2 - Hogs and Heifers Roadshow

May 13, 2016 - Even though the rains came late, Wednesday with the Hogs and Heifers crew at the Laughlin River Run was fun as fuck. Goo...
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2016 Whiskeytown USA - Portland Oregon

May 12, 2016 - 2015 was my first year being invited to photograph Whiskeytown USA. If you like music, whiskey, or cocktails of any kind...
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Laughlin River Run 2016 - Opening night with Hogs and Heifers Saloon

May 11, 2016 - On Wednesday morning April 27th 2016, we left Las Vegas for the Laughlin River Run with the Hogs Road Crew just after 10...
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The Hogs Road Crew - Laughlin River Run 2016

May 11, 2016 - The Laughlin River Run is an annual rally that's been attracting bikers from all over the world for over 30 years. It wa...
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High 5 Tours - Portland Oregon - 420 - April 20th

April 22, 2016 - Back in my high school and college years, 420 was kind of an underground thing. Sure the hippies and potheads new the co...
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The People of Hogs and Heifers Saloon - Las Vegas - 2005-2015

April 20, 2016 - Of all my photo projects, I easily blog the most about Hogs and Heifers Saloon. There's a reason for that. Outside of we...
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WhiskeyTown USA - upcoming PDX events in Portland Oregon

April 13, 2016 - Whiskeytown was a pretty rad Portland event to photograph last year. Lots of good music, good food, and obviously plenty...
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Oregon Humane Society - Doggie Dash 2016

April 01, 2016 - My wife and I have taken part in Portland Oregon's Doggie Dash every year since moving to the Pacific Northwest. We even...
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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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Cocktail & Event Photography from Portland Oregon to New Orleans

March 04, 2016 - Last year was a thirsty one from behind the lens. I attended and photographed more cocktail and spirit filled parties th...
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Toast 2016 - Oregon Distiller's Guild

February 29, 2016 - Toast 2016 is the 6th installment of an annual tasting event put on by the Oregon Distiller's Guild. I was lucky enough...
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Bar Fly Portraits

February 26, 2016 - I've never considered myself much of a portrait photographer, I'm really more of a wedding and concert guy. Even though...
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Be My Valentine Concert at Tao Event Center - Portland Oregon

February 18, 2016 - What do you do in Portland on the eve of Valentine's Day to show your partner that you're full of romance? Take them to...
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High 5 Tours - Cannabis Collaborative Conference

February 10, 2016 - Wherever you find a growing industry, a convention style event about the ins and outs of that industry is bound to be cl...
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And now introducing Hank Dell - Hogs Life

February 03, 2016 - Michelle is the owner of Hogs and Heifers Saloon in Las Vegas Nevada. She may be the most fascinating person I know. At...
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Laz's crew - Hogs and Heifers Saloon USA

February 01, 2016 - While I was finishing up my last photo project with Hogs and Heifers in Las Vegas, I was introduced to Alex. She was in...
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Sasquatch and Crazy Cat Lady unite in marriage!

January 11, 2016 - Sasquatch has been said to be roaming the wooded areas of the Pacific Northwest for centuries. Crazy Cat Lady has been n...
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No Pants Day - Portland 2016

January 10, 2016 - Since the day my wife was born, she hasn't been wearing pants. Once a year she gets together with a few hundred other pe...
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Sauvie Island UFO - Oregon Urban Legend

November 22, 2015 - Rumor has it that a UFO crash landed on Sauvie Island back in the 90's. Always down to get our X- Files on, we took the...
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Bar Mashups from Portland Cocktail Week

November 13, 2015 - There are hundreds of great bars scattered throughout downtown Portland and beyond. Again, one of the bad-ass things abo...
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The Bossanova Ballroom in East Portland - Portland Cocktail Week 2015

November 12, 2015 - Loveee freelancing for Lush Life and Portland Cocktail Week, you get to see local spots you haven't been! The Bossanova...
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Road Trip to Vernonia Lake in Northwest Oregon

November 09, 2015 - I recently discovered the abandoned Vernonia Mill from creepin' on someone else's Instagram page. I thought it would be...
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The Bon Vivants - 2015 Portland Cocktail Week

October 27, 2015 - Just who are the Bon Vivants? I've never heard these words spoken together until I started covering cocktail events. Don...
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Lush Life - 2015 Portland Cocktail Week - The Bar Institute

October 26, 2015 - Portland Cocktail Week is an awesome event held right here in the Rose City and put on by Lush Life Productions. This an...
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2015 Run Like Hell Half Marathon - Portland Oregon

October 25, 2015 - The Run Like Hell in Portland is always a fun race to watch. This year was no exception. Great Halloween costumes all ov...
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There's always Friday - Las Vegas BikeFest with Hogs and Heifers

October 13, 2015 - After two days of hanging with the staff at Hogs and Heifers my body was tired. My liver was tired too. How do these Hog...
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Rally in the Alley - Hogs and Heifers - Las Vegas BikeFest

October 08, 2015 - Most Thursdays in my life consist of the day ending with some dinner over Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Matt Jackson is...
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Hogs and Heifers celebrates 10 years in Las Vegas

October 08, 2015 - Ever seen the movie Boyhood? It's pretty f*ckin' rad. The story follows a young lad from childhood to the start of colle...
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2015 Portland Marathon

October 06, 2015 - Just moments after my wife completed her first marathon earlier this year, she said something along the lines of... I'm...
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Dave Mathews Band at the Gorge Amphitheater

September 08, 2015 - Summer is winding down. After a busy month of covering wedding events, this Sunday was a perfect time to hit the road fo...
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WhistlePig Whiskey and a pig visit the Bit House Saloon

August 18, 2015 - Whiskey is a cool sounding word, no matter how you spell it. It wasn't until recently I started enjoying the whiskey. In...
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2015 Spirited Awards - Tales of the Cocktail

August 12, 2015 - The Spirited Awards is the industry standard for recognizing excellence in the cocktail world. I finally attended and ph...
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Tales of the Cocktail - Bartenders Breakfast

August 06, 2015 - Over the years I've covered Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans for various clients, it's always a fun gig no matter wh...
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The Yearbook Sessions - Hogs and Heifers Saloon

August 05, 2015 - Hogs and Heifers Saloon recently announced the closing of their New York City location. If you live in the New York area...
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Wedding photo fun from New Orleans

July 26, 2015 - I've traveled to New Orleans for the last six years to cover a one of a kind event called Tales of the Cocktail. Over th...
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Oregon Humane Society presents some tale waggin'

July 24, 2015 - My wife has been working with the Oregon Humane Society for over three years. Along with putting in her normal hours at...
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Oregon Road Trip for 9th Anniversary

July 07, 2015 - Crater Lake is f*ckin' great. So's my wife. Cheers to more anniversaries and road trips!
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Wedding greatness from Youngberg Hill

June 17, 2015 - After only one e-mail from Taylor, I knew I wanted to be a part of this wedding. I had never met her or Ben before but s...
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Appleton Estate visits Portland

June 09, 2015 - Lush Life is the group behind Portland Cocktail Week. I've been lucky enough to participate and cover this local event o...
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2015 Newport Marathon

May 31, 2015 - My wife and I are celebrating 17 years of knowing each other today. She's accomplished some pretty cool stuff over those...
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The 2015 St. John's Parade

May 18, 2015 - My wife and I recently had to move. With property values sky rocketing in Portland, it was time for the landlord to sell...
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2015 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - Portland Oregon

May 18, 2015 - Usually when friends from college visit, the old party animals come out and it's time to get your drink on. This last Su...
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Forrest Park in Portland

May 12, 2015 - Since the beginning of the year my wife has been training for her first marathon. 26 point two f-ckin' miles. That's eve...
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Friday night at WhiskeyTown in Downtown Portland

May 12, 2015 - What is WhiskeyTown? WhiskeyTown is an annual festival that takes place in downtown Portland. This year over 200 whiske...
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WhiskeyTown USA presents The Great Whiskey Debate - Portland Oregon

May 08, 2015 - The start of May has been busy. After spending a week in Las Vegas for some photo work and a little fun, I returned to P...
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Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab Utah

May 07, 2015 - My wife has worked at the Oregon Humane Society ever since we moved to Portland. She loves animals, all of them. Ever si...
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A weekend with Imagine Studios in Las Vegas

May 07, 2015 - The studio I used to work for in Las Vegas is busy most of the year, and by busy I mean thousands of events annually. Th...
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Bar Rescue visits St. John's PDX

April 23, 2015 - So my Father-in-law loves the reality show Bar Rescue. We heard some chatter in the hood that they were taking over a lo...
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Widmer Brothers Brewing celebrates 30 years! 30 for 30

April 19, 2015 - Since moving to Portland Widmer Brothers has been one of our favorite breweries. They've been serving up good beers for...
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Event Photography that Doesn't Suck - noremaC Studios visits Las Vegas

April 10, 2015 - During work trips to Sin City I always like to whip out my camera for at least one night of drinkin' and picture takin'...
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K + A - Wedding Photography in Downtown Portland

March 25, 2015 - I've been excited to cover Kara and Andy's wedding ever since we met. The plan was simple. Get ready, get whiskey, get m...
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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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TOAST! in Portland

March 08, 2015 - Time for another Toast! This event was f-ckin awesome... Seriously. Over 100 distilleries in one spot? Feast your eyes o...
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I Got Married in Vegas

February 23, 2015 - Hey y'all, I'm heading back to Vegas this week. Listen losers, it's not to go hang with the photo geeks at WPPI teaching...
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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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Color, Weddings, and The Book Brewer

January 12, 2015 - Easily one of my favorite wedding albums brewed by the Book Brewer last year... Love the colors! Love this wedding day!...
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No Pants Day 2015 - Portland

January 12, 2015 - My previous blogs about No Pants Day in Portland have always been the quickest to reach 1000 hits. Which proves what I'v...
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Hogs and Heifers Saloon - 2014 Las Vegas BikeFest Headquarters

January 04, 2015 - As Friday blurred into Saturday and then Saturday morphed into Sunday, my memory begins to fade on the details of docume...
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Las Vegas BikeFest 2014 - Hogs and Heifers Saloon

January 03, 2015 - Las Vegas BikeFest is one of the premier bike events west of the Mississippi. Hogs and Heifers Saloon is one of the best...
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Happy Hog Day 2014

December 28, 2014 - Hogs and Heifers Saloon celebrated 9 years of Las Vegas residency in early October of 2014. That's right, 9 f-ckin' year...
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Bad Ass Wedding Photography from 2014

December 19, 2014 - Let's face it, 2014 rocked. Cheers to the everyone that invited me to document their weddings this year.. Enjoy some hig...
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Timberline Lodge and Hood River

December 18, 2014 - My wife and I usually like to go on a short trip somewhere for her birthday. The last few years we've been headin' to Mo...
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Cocktails and Competition - PDXCW 2014

November 29, 2014 - For my final act of getting paid to drink at various places around PDX, I bring you the Portland Cocktail Week Bar Chall...
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The Old Fashioned at Portland Cocktail Week 2014

November 28, 2014 - How about this for an afternoon? Go visit one one of Portland's largest glass studios and blow your own rocks glass. The...
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Beacon Rock Trail in Washington

November 27, 2014 - My wife and I love hiking this time of year. Most people get their nature fix in during the warmer months so the best th...
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Wedding Photography from the Laurelhurst Club

November 13, 2014 - Earlier in the year I met with Sarah and Christopher to talk photo ideas for their upcoming wedding. We barely discussed...
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PDX Cocktail Week Day II

November 03, 2014 - For my second day of covering Portland Cocktail Week '14 I hit two bar mashups in Northeast Portland. Not sure what a ma...
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San Fran Cisco

November 01, 2014 - A friend from college recently got married on a ranch a few hours outside of San Francisco. That gave my wife and I a ch...
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Run Like Hell!

October 31, 2014 - My wife ran in the Run Like Hell half marathon last week. Congratulations to her and company for conquering a challengin...
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PDX Photo Scout

October 31, 2014 - A few outtakes from a recent photo scout on the river here in Portland. What happened to the sun? At least we have the B...
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Portland Cocktail Week 2014

October 21, 2014 - This time of year a little more mustaches, beards and tattoos can be seen in our local cocktail watering holes. Yes, eve...
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Austin B-Roll

October 19, 2014 - I love traveling... Keep Austin normal!
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Wedding Photography from the Moon River Ranch in Texas!

October 14, 2014 - Epic is a word that can be overused... Sarah and Anderson's wedding at the Moon River Ranch in Texas was epic. A huge lo...
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Wedding Photography with Megan & Sean at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in North Portland

September 17, 2014 - I've known Megan and Sean for a little over a year. Some how during our meet ups, we always end up our at a bar.. which...
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And a little from something from Tales of the Cocktail '14

September 04, 2014 - Now that I'm putting the finishing touches on this year's Tales of the Cocktail album, it's time to post a few favorites...
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Heading toward the other Hood - Mirror Lake and Timberline Lodge

September 03, 2014 - It's been awhile since we stepped away for a hike. I noticed a sign for Mirror Lake in route to a recent wedding gig at...
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Engaged on the Mississippi!

August 01, 2014 - Lots of great things happen in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail. This was definitely one of them! Congrats to E...
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S + C casual shoot in Portland

August 01, 2014 - Christopher and Sarah were one of the first couples I met when I moved to the Rose City. I'm stoked they invited me to p...
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2014 Mississippi Street Fair in Portland

July 13, 2014 - The Mississippi Street Fair is touted as being the largest one in Portland. With booths stretching for blocks and people...
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Fetch - the Oregon Humane Society Ball

July 13, 2014 - Congratulations to the Oregon Humane Society for spending 25 years in their beautiful facility in North Portland. Congra...
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Wedding Photography brought to you by the Timbers Army

July 11, 2014 - Corinn and Aaron know how to celebrate a wedding day in style. Avid fans and season ticket holders for the Portland Timb...
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Wedding Photography All the Way from Buford Georgia?

July 08, 2014 - My wife and I both have family in and around the Atlanta area so it was only a matter of time before I rocked a wedding...
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Botanical Gardens in Atlanta

June 26, 2014 - While down South in Hotlanta for a wedding trip I got to spend a little time with the family. My sister took me to the A...
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NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene Oregon

June 17, 2014 - One of my college buddies works in the editorial wing of Getty Images. He travels year round covering major events all o...
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New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners

June 17, 2014 - I liked baseball straight out of the womb. Through the years I've been to over a dozen stadiums and always enjoy the atm...
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Rose Festival and Strawberry Fields

June 05, 2014 - This time of year is niceee in Portland. After a few months of grey and rain, the local hermit crowd is finally ready to...
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Dog party in downtown Portland

May 11, 2014 - Through rain and sunshine the Canine Crusaders from Kenton conquered yet another Doggie Dash in downtown Portland! Slim...
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Doggie Dash Eve

May 09, 2014 - Here we are on the eve of the biggest dog party of the year... Slim and Stan can hardly contain themselves! In honor of...
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Doggie Dash - Oregon Humane Society

April 28, 2014 - My wife Melissa works at the Oregon Humane Society. Every year in May they host a fundraising event in downtown Portland...
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N + D Wedding Album - the Book Brewer

April 22, 2014 - Bad ass wedding album design brought to you by the Book Brewer
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Laguna Beach B-Roll

April 20, 2014 - One of the bonuses about hitting the airways for a wedding is getting to explore whatever destination you land in. You k...
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Wedding Photography from Laguna Beach California

April 17, 2014 - Question: What do you do when someone asks you to photograph their wedding on Laguna Beach? Answer: You start planning...
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From the Kenton Neighborhood to the Pearl District

April 10, 2014 - Yesterday was another perfect Spring afternoon in Portlandia. Powers Studios in downtown Portland was hosting an album p...
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Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

April 08, 2014 - Hello there Mr. Spring. Just about an hour south of Portland is a 40 acre farm with rows of tulips as far as the I can s...
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Curios Gorge - Wahclella Falls

April 06, 2014 - Rainy weather and Spring garden prep kept us away from road trips outside of Portlandia over the last few weeks. For our...
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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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Sticker Nerds 3 - Portland Oregon

March 29, 2014 - I've always liked stickers. Who in my generation didn't like collecting packs of Garbage Pail Kids back in the day? Sinc...
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Eagle Creek Part II - Tunnel Falls

March 13, 2014 - Just after my wife Melissa and I got married we took a trip to Zion National Park in Utah and hiked an amazing trail cal...
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Why get married at a chapel, when you can get married at a Palace!

March 10, 2014 - I went down to Vegas back in November for Linda and Scott's wedding. I was always love shooting in the valley, especiall...
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Eagle Creek - Punchbowl Falls

March 09, 2014 - We heard and read a few good reviews about Eagle Creak. It's considered one of the more famous trails in the Gorge. Unfo...
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{D+N} Wedding Day from Castaways in Downtown Portland

March 07, 2014 - I met Danelle and Nick at the end of last year. Immediately following our initial get together I was just as excited for...
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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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Hogs and Heifers Saloon | Las Vegas | 2012

February 10, 2014 - The year was 2012. The booze was flowing and the ladies were dancin' away at Hogs in Las Vegas. It was a time to rock yo...
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Elowah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge

January 29, 2014 - Since we were attending our first Blazer game at night, we wanted to make yesterday's hike a simple one. We choose Elowa...
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Wedding Photography from Hotel Oregon | McMinnville

January 25, 2014 - I met Meg and Ryan almost a year ago at the '13 Bravo Wedding Affair in downtown Portland. After capturing an awesome en...
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Another Week, Another Hike - Latourell Falls

January 21, 2014 - After saying good morning to the mighty Paul Bunyan of North Portland, we headed east on another journey deep into the G...
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Horsetail Falls Trail in the Gorge

January 16, 2014 - Continuing along with our exploration of the Columbia River Gorge, we bring you Horsetail Falls. This trail had everythi...
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Jen and Scott's Wedding Album | Seattle Washington

January 15, 2014 - Since the wedding biz slows down this time of year, I always get the chance to catch up on my design work as {the} Book...
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No Pants Day Portland 2014

January 12, 2014 - My wife hates pants. She wears them when she has to but as soon as she comes home from work, they're off. We went to our...
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From Cougar Country to Kruger's Farm

January 08, 2014 - For this casual shoot, we hit it up in two states. The afternoon session started just outside of the Couve at Washington...
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I Know a Place Where Angel's Rest

January 07, 2014 - My wife bought herself a local hiking book for the New Year. This year's version is gluten free, so it's an extra specia...
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Steel Wool Light Painting - Kenton Neighborhood

January 06, 2014 - Tonight was a perfect night to try our hand at steel wool painting. This form of light painting photography can be seen...
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Wedding Scout in McMinnville Oregon

January 05, 2014 - My first wedding of the new year is coming up in less than two weeks. I'm super excited as it's taking place in a cozy l...
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Wedding Bands & Rings

January 03, 2014 - Wedding bands have been worn since the days of ancient Egypt, when they were woven from plants that grew along the Nile.
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2013 part III {the} family chapter!

December 31, 2013 - This is it for '13 picture highlights... f rom {the} Smith Farm and beyond! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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And the year was 2013 Part II

December 30, 2013 - As a freelancer, I got to shoot just about everywhere the past year and can't wait to do more of the same in '14. Many t...
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2013 Part I - Weddings and Engagements

December 29, 2013 - 2013 was an awesome year for pictures, especially weddings. Cheers to all of the couples that believed in my photo skill...
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Christmas Light Art

December 27, 2013 - We live close to an old school house that puts up a nice display of holiday lights. My wife and I have made it an annual...
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A fowl day in North Portland

November 28, 2013 - In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I would post a few of my favorite chicken pictures from the past year. Happy Fowl Da...
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A tea ceremony and a wedding on the strip

November 02, 2013 - I've known Linda for over five years so it was an honor to photograph her wedding at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I alwa...
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New York - New York

October 12, 2013 - It's been far too long since my last trip to Long Island New York. Needless to say I was super excited to photograph Raf...
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New York Again!?

October 11, 2013 - Since I was roamin' the streets of New York for over a week, an old colleague from Vegas asked me to cover a photo gig f...
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Last Thursday on Alberta Street

October 01, 2013 - Over the Summer on the last Thursday of every month, 15 blocks of Alberta Street in northeast Portland are closed to tra...
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Las Vegas BikeFest 2013

September 19, 2013 - Even though I've been living in the Northwest for a couple of years I'm still one of the house shooters for Hogs and Hei...
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Zoom Tour in Seattle

September 14, 2013 - I created my website using Zenfolio. It’s an amazing service that allows you unlimited free image storage and has great...
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MACRO

September 10, 2013 - Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which can’t be seen with the naked eye......
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Revolution

August 28, 2013 - I design a few photo books a year for Tales of the Cocktail featuring some of the incredible mixology inspired events th...
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Spreading wedding love in the Pacific Northwest

August 26, 2013 - The past few months I've been capturing some pretty amazing wedding celebrations all over Oregon and Washington. From wi...
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Sauvie Island

July 01, 2013 - Berry season is in full swing in the Northwest. Many of the local farms offer acres of land to wander and pick your own...
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Fishing in Buenos Aires

June 07, 2013 - Every big city I visit for the first time, I like to reserve at least a day to walk around the streets and take some pic...
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A Taste of New Orleans Brunch

June 06, 2013 - What... We have to leave? To thank its gracious host of the far south, Tales of the Coktail threw a party featuring clas...
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It Takes Two to Tango

June 04, 2013 - The last evening event hosted by Tales of the Cocktail on Tour in Buenos Aires was a party filled with good music, drink...
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Last Thursday on Alberta Street

June 03, 2013 - Last week marked the seasonal start to one of Portland's greatest ongoing outdoor festivals. The Last Thursday of every...
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Fiesta de Bienvenida Con Asado y Destilados

May 29, 2013 - The opening date of Tales of the Cocktail on Tour- Buenos Aires featured a unique experience at the Estancia la Alameda.
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Buenos Aires Street Art

May 22, 2013 - I recently photographed a three day event in Buenos Aires. Having only been south of the border and never south of the e...
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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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Spring

April 02, 2013 - The sun was out yesterday and you could feel the warmer Spring season kickin' into gear. The trees and plant life in Por...
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End Petlessness!

March 17, 2013 - You're invited to Portland's biggest party of the year for pets and people... the Oregon Humane Society's 26th annual Do...
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Time to Tango

March 15, 2013 - Friends of ours are avid tango dancers and they've been inviting us for a night of dancin' at their hall for months. Wit...
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Wedding Show Albums

February 15, 2013 - Sneak peak! Check out some full page spreads from an album I designed for the upcoming Bravo! Wedding Affair This will...
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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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The Paris of Latin America

January 20, 2013 - First established by the Spanish in 1536, Buenos Aires has grown as a city and cultural center through the centuries. Fr...
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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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The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame

January 07, 2013 - Last year I got to experience my first big time college football game. I've been to many NFL matchups and a couple small...
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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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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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Hogs & Heifers Las Vegas 2011 Yearbook

November 05, 2012 - The design has started for the annual Hogs photo yearbook. 2011 was year six for Hogs & Heifers in Las Vegas and we've b...
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Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans 2012 Yearbook

October 29, 2012 - At the end of every July, I travel to New Orleans and photograph an awesome event called Tales of the Cocktail. Along wi...
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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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Engagement photo shoot in downtown Vegas

October 04, 2012 - I've always liked taking pictures in downtown Las Vegas. Of course you have the bright neon lights and Fremont Street as...
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Sunday BBQ at H&H... So long BikeFest 2012!

September 30, 2012 - After having my share of PBR tall boys and shots of Jager, it was time to say goodbye to Las Vegas BikeFest 2012. Thanks...
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Saturday night BikeFest 2012 in Las Vegas

September 29, 2012 - Hogs and Heifers is definitely the place to be in Downtown Vegas for any night of BikFest. Saturday night is especially...
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LV BikeFest continues!

September 28, 2012 - Day two of BikeFest was a good day to check out the activities happening at Cashman Center. The Cashman complex is the c...
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Hogs and Heifers Saloon - Day one of Las Vegas BikeFest 2012

September 27, 2012 - Bikers from over 13 countries and 40 states converged in Vegas this year for the 12th annual Las Vegas BikeFest. The ce...
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Hogs & Heifers Las Vegas celebrates lucky 7!

September 26, 2012 - In 2005 I was living in Las Vegas and just signed on to feature some of my photography at a local art show. Vegas isn't...
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The Fisheye and Downtown Charlotte

September 21, 2012 - The day after the Giant-Panther football game I had a few hours to kill in downtown Charlotte before catching a flight b...
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It all started with a football game in September!

September 20, 2012 - For my late September birthday, my Mom flew me back to Charlotte North Carolina for the Giant-Panther football game. Tha...
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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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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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Oregon Coast Road Trip

August 26, 2012 - With fall and the Portland rainy season approaching, my wife and I decided it was a good time for a day trip to the coas...
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TOTC Jager Pool Party

August 09, 2012 - I've been a fan of Jagermeister for over 10 years. I dabbled in a shot or two in college but didn't hit my true Jager st...
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New Orleans TOTC 2012 - An International Affair

August 05, 2012 - Now that I've had time to look through all of my images after a busy week in New Orelans, it's amazing to see to the var...
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10th Anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

August 04, 2012 - Tales of the Cocktail is a drinking fueled event held in New Orleans every summer at the end of July. It's the world's l...
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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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Countdown to New Orleans and Tales of the Cocktail

July 13, 2012 - Three of my favorite things are always included in working for Tales of the Cocktail... Photography, book design and goo...
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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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My name is Cameron Smith, welcome to my studio.  I specialize in portrait photography, event coverage, and some say I have a thing for dive bars and cocktails..  Based in Atlanta with frequent trips to Las Vegas and Portland Oregon, I love to travel.  Design and writing skills are some of the extra services I can bust out with my camera.  From blogs to photo books, and below average art that consists mostly of ink drawings, I'm considered by my Mom to be an artist - whatever my Mom says goes!  I'm also lucky enough to be the  in-house photographer with Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Las Vegas, I've taken pictures of some wild shit!  When not taking pictures of said crazy things, or planning a wedding celebration on my future ranch,  you can find me in my garden with my wife and  pets. 

 

Living the green life in East Atlanta for now with big farm dreams on the horizon!  

 

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