Love and Photography

Love and Photography

Mississippi Street Fair

20 July 2013
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Seeing people shoulder to shoulder from N Skidmore to N Fremont was quite a sight. One I’m not sure I was expecting. As an event photographer weekends are usually spoken for. As such, this was my first Mississippi Street fair. Sigh. I was expecting to see unicorns and boys with tee shirts and hair colored the same shade of grass green however. Amnesia brew pub was a packed madhouse of people sanely wanting a cold pint on such a bright warm day; which I also expected. The staff was on top of it-bringing in stacks of glasses practically a person high-and pouring fast and friendly for a seemingly...

Danny Mendelsohn’s Bar Mitzvah

06 July 2013
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The speech Danny prepared for becoming bar mitzvah was thoughtful and inspiring. As I was photographing an excited Danny and his proud family preparing for the service I had an opportunity to hear him speak about knowing gratitude. To listen to a newly minted teenager talk on such a perceptive level about being grateful for family, community, and life experiences-be they good or difficult-was humbling. It was also a graceful reminder to be thankful for the people, events, and things in my life. Of course, I’m always grateful when I have a camera in hand! At Portland Art Museum’s renowned...