The Toadies

I saw a great band “The Toadies” back in April and here is a little slideshow of some of the images from the Hawthorne Theatre performance.

Thomas - June 5, 2009 - 8:33 am

Great band, great photos. The behind the scenes pictures are always fun to look at. I’m a huge fan of the group and I’ve taken pictures at their shows, but as a fan not a professional. If I get front and center (no back of head obstruction) my pictures always come out decent. Once I’m two or more fan deep it’s almost pointless to take a photo because no matter how much I focus on the band the picture flashes on the nearest back of fan head giving me a great shot of male pattern baldness and a blurred shot of the band. Unless the average person is you (yes I’m jealous) with band and venue access equipped with a pro camera picture taking at shows with a point and shoot camera at a distance is pointless. Is there any way to program a point and shoot to get those shots you got from the end of your slideshow where there is a very clear focus on the band and the backs of fans heads are blurry?

Erin and Ken's engagement portrait

We walked around downtown Portland in the Pearl district and had a lot of fun. These are some of my favorites.











Nathan Ciurzynski - February 11, 2010 - 10:32 am

Love the setting for this shoot. Great set!

Brandon - June 27, 2009 - 12:21 pm

You two look so happy together. I wish you two the best of luck, health, and happiness for life. Ken, thanks for being such a great standup guy for Erin. Erin I’m so very happy for you and Ken both. I wish I could have been up in Oregon to witness your beautiful day.

Best wishes, Brandon Chavoya

ISPWP-International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers-8th Place

I just placed 8th overall in the Spring 2009 ISPWP contest which is pretty exciting. I thought I would share some of the images that placed, in fact two of them placed 1st in their category, which was very cool.
ISPWP is a great association with a lot of integrity and if you are looking for a great photographer anywhere-check out the site.





Betty Barss - May 12, 2009 - 4:08 pm

WOW!!!!! Your pictures are awesome. You always seem to come up with a new creative way to take photographs. I’m always impressed. Congradulations on being in the top 20 for the second time.

We got a few morels, thanks to your dad’s eagle eye.
Love, Mom

Pamela Telgenhoff - May 12, 2009 - 6:31 am

Amazing! I LOVE the ring shot!

Plush-Oregon Desert

I recently went on a vacation with my family down to South Eastern Oregon to a little town called Plush, , where my parents have a home. Here is a photo from the trip and click here if you want to see a slideshow