August 2008

Vanessa and Ozgur Wedding Pictures – Sneak Peek

Portland Wedding Photographer - August 30, 2008

Here are couple quick ones from Vanessa and Ozgur’s Turkish style wedding at Timberline Lodge. David, Vanessa’s father, walked her down the aisle with Mt. Hood as the backdrop.  Vanessa speaks Turkish quite fluently and was leading the belly dances on the dance floor while Ozgur did a great job dancing to Michael Jackson. More pictures coming soon when we finish editing the whole wedding.

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Basak and Cem’s Wedding (Associate Coverage) at Arista Ballroom

Portland Wedding Photographer - August 21, 2008

Basak and Cem had a fun Turkish wedding at the Arista Ballroom! There was a lot of halay – or – Turkish line dancing, and great energy. Check out the photos! Arista Ballroom is a beautiful location as well and was a perfect fit for this fun wedding! (You can see the full set of photos here – you can get the password from Basak …

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Blues Dance Birthday at Lenora’s Room in Portland 8/12/2008

Portland Wedding Photographer - August 18, 2008

Last Tuesday was the “birthday” of blues dancing in Portland at Lenora’s room.  Lots of people showed and it was a very fun night. I took some pictures in between dancing – or more like danced in between taking photos. As I mentioned in my previous Blues Dance picture post, these are darker to reflect the ambiance of the room. To see  the full set, …

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Blues Dance in Portland’s Lenora’s Room 8/05/2008

Portland Wedding Photographer - August 13, 2008

I am doing more dance photography lately, especially of Portland’s growing blues dance scene. It helps me explore different styles of photography, try out new techniques, and make new connections. I try not to use any flash for the blues scene as it kills the mood. So some of these are darker than normal, but that is how the ambiance was. Taking pictures of fast …

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