There are so many great Portland photographers that I really hate to pick faves. However, after my event The Photo Playdate, where we brought together event planners and their families for a day of pampering and photo taking, after I saw the results, I just have to give a shout out to those who participated: Impression Arts, Jasmine Photography, Evrim Icoz, and Valls Photographic. Just take a look at some of the shots:
This is my fabulous assistant Samantha Michael. If you are a venue manager or a vendor, it’s very likely you will get a call from Samantha when we are in vendor search mode, pairing up our clients with everything from the perfect reception spot to the most relaxing spa. I love the way Evrim has captured her super-friendly personality!
And how about this photo of the Barss family? Molli Barss of Soiree Event Planning is also one of my favorite Portland wedding planners and a dear friend. She just threw a huge bash for the Oregon ABC last night at The Nines hotel that I am still recovering from! She’s married to David Barss, a wedding photographer, and they have two young children, so you can imagine–when do they have time to get family photos taken that David will actually be in? Here’s a great one from The Photo Playdate, again by Evrim:
And here is Kara Markovich of Ella Events, another totally awesome wedding planner, with her gorgeous family:
I only have photos from Evrim up because all the other shots are in password-protected galleries, but if you participated in the event and would like to see your family portrait or headshot, just email me and I’ll point you in the right direction.
I also have to give immense props to the additional sponsors and supporters who provided the pampering element: Event Cosmetics, who made us all look fab; Ashiyu Foot Spas, who provided a Japanese foot spa so we could kick back and relax between shoots; and Creative Childcare Solutions, who provided the child play area so the little ones could feel right at home. Psst to brides and grooms: these services are great for your wedding as well!
I was so happy to have been able to create this event to give back to the wonderful event planners in Portland and give them a day for themselves. Can’t wait to do it again next year! If you’re a photographer who’d like to participate, or an event planner/wedding planner who’d like to attend, email me and let me know.