Exactly 4 years and one day after I made the announcement I was leaving Portland, OR for Charlottesville, VA I drafted this post. What makes that remarkable is that today… I am announcing that my family and I are officially moving back to Portland, OR! We’ll be back in PDX early this June of 2019.
It’s been a wild four years.
On April 4th, 2015, my wife, my mother-in-law, and I got on a United Airlines flight with a spirited 2-year-old toddler, a tiny lil’ 3 month-old-infant, and two fuzzy cats to set up life back in the town where my wife and I met. Ironically, immediately after arriving on the East Coast, I started booking lots of shoots back out on the West Coast. I instantly became a bi-coastal photographer. I continued to shoot in Oregon and California while growing my client base here in Virginia, New York, and throughout the Southeast. I’ve flown more in the past 4 years than I have in my entire life. Not mention, I nearly doubled the mileage I was driving for shoots when I was in Portland. Life has been very different since we moved to Virginia.
2018 was a transformative year for me and my family. We started digging into what we really want out of life and a big piece of that puzzle is where do we want to live. Though we love Charlottesville and being close to family here is super helpful, ultimately Portland is a special place to us and we feel it’s where we belong. As luck would have it, we’re actually moving back with some family; my mother-in-law has decided to join us on this next big adventure. We’re stoked!
“Stumptown Photographer” has a nice ring to it
I’m really looking forward to being based out of Portland again. If you’ve never been, I can best describe it as super friendly green city, that’s bike friendly, full of amazing parks, and brimming with hygge. Plus the food / beer / coffee scene is amazing. I’m into that kind of stuff. ????
And so, with hopeful excitement I say, “Hello again!” to Portland and with a warm heart I say “Au revoir” to dear Charlottesville.
See you Portlanders on June 7th, 2019!!!
If you have any projects you need photographed in Portland, Seattle, the Pacific NW, and beyond, reach out to me today!