portland lifestyle photographer

Reed College Student Campus Life Viewbook Photography

Lucked out with a glorious fall day at Reed College to spend a little time working on educational lifestyle photography for the Viewbook and website.  Having worked with Reed for over five years, we know the campus pretty well and have probably photographed literally every student attending.  Easy to make gorgeous photos with beautiful light, surroundings and people.

Discover Portland

Me and Ava Gene's restaurant have found ourselves on the cover of the DiscoverPORTLAND Guide.  Doesn't everyone look so dang happy in this picture? My images from Lardo SandwichesOX Restaurant, and The Nines also made the cut of Portland fabulousness. Leading the world to realize we are just a town of non stop eating and drinking.  

Whenever friends visit the first question is, "Where for brunch?" and the second is, "Where for Happy Hour?"  

At least we all have our priorities straight.

Trust For Public Land

Had the opportunity to photograph for The Trust for Public Land this year.  TPL is a U.S. national, nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, natural areas and open space. And who doesn't think that is pretty awesome?  We were tasked with documenting Colwood Park, a golf course that it reinventing itself, and Nadaka Nature Park, a former Camp Fire Girl spot.  So we gathered a group of intrepid volunteers and let them run free, literally.

No Excuses - Kayaking with a Paralympic Champion

 We recently photographed two time gold medalist Aaron Paulson of the US Para Olympic Swimming Team for a story in the  MAC Club's magazine The Winged M. This time Aaron was training to compete in the 200-Meter Flat Water Paddling Sprint in the 2016 Para Olympic Games in Rio. We did a stylized portrait of Aaron for the double page opener by the water in Oregon City where he trains, and some editorial images of Aaron with his trainer for the inside page. Aaron was such an amazing person to work with, his positive personality is infectious, making the shoot a real joy to work on.

NashCO Instagram Roundup - Loads of Behind The Scenes Fun

We've been instagramming for a while now, with over a thousand followers combined (Leah has the most, but who's counting). You can follow Christopher on instagram @christopheronstott and Leah at @yourmomsmybiggestfan (best IG name ever)

Here's a roundup of squares from our recent adventures. 

From Bland to Bold - At Home with Pine State Biscuits

Spent a day with Kevin Atchley, co-owner of Portland’s Pine State Biscuits and his lovely gal Laleña Dolby, communications director at Zenger Farm, photographing their adorable pad for Oregon Home Magazine.  At only 690-square-foot the duo worked wonders making the place magazine worthy (literally).  Think reclaimed wood and thrift stores finds plus a knack for putting pieces together in a way that is both beautiful and original (now why didn't I think of that...).  We finished off the day with a little bourbon and gossip and voila, we now feel lucky to call the couple friends.

Pickathon 2014

Spent the first weekend of August how we always do, photographing the amazingness that is Pickathona four-day music festival located on the 80-acre Pendarvis farm in Happy Valley, just about 30 minutes outside of Portland. Now in its 16th year with six, count them...six, different music venues, the festival focuses on sustainability and the best part is they have eliminated single use cups, bottles, dishes and utensils and been plastic free since 2010! 

This year, the New York Times decided to stop by and get in on the West Coast love and being so gracious, we decided to join them.

Ate some great food, did a little dancing, saw more incredible acts then we could mention, though here is a feeble attempt....The SadiesNickel CreekMac DeMarcoDiarrhea PlanetPossessed By Paul JamesValerie JuneThe War On Drugs, Blind Pilot and even managed to take a photo or two.

 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival
 Pickathon 2014, live music festival