Eric has been living in Portland for a few years and really appreciates all that the city has to offer. The numerous restaurants, wineries, and breweries and the scenic landscapes scattered throughout the surrounding areas, converts many would-be visitors into permanent residents.
With his brother flying in to Portland for a summer time visit, Eric contacted me to capture some portraits of them together to celebrate the occasion. I thought it was a wonderful idea. So often, people wait for significant milestones to hire a professional photographer in Portland – events such as a wedding, the arrival of a newborn baby, portraits for the holiday, or even family reunions, are commonplace. What about those times you are just hanging out or taking a day trip to the beach or spending time together as a family at the park? Those moments are equally as precious to capture and can oftentimes lead to an even greater level of comfort and candidness. Just capturing a random slice of life.
The wonderful thing about photography is that it captures a moment in time. When the brothers look over these photos in the years to come, it will remind them of all the things they did during that fun summer trip. I know for me, I always enjoy scrolling through the image feed on my iPhone, filled with random snippets and tidbits of a life lived. But every now and again, it certainly is nice to hire a professional photographer to come away with some extra special images.