On November 25th 2022, friends and neighbors gathered around Monument Square for the first time in awhile. The atmosphere was truly jolly and full of holiday spirit. All ages gathered together to sing carols and watch the tree light up.
Thanks to everyone who participated to make this such a great night especially Downtown Portland and the City of Portland, Maine. Bravo!
The holiday season in Portland, Maine is always a special time, with festive lights, music, and decorations that transform the city into a winter wonderland.
As we approach the holidays we can’t help but to recall the pleasure of photographing the stunning holiday window displays for the 2022 holiday season sponsored by Portland Downtown.
As photographers, it was a pure delight to capture the beauty and magic of these holiday windows. We walked through the streets of Portland, we were immediately struck by the joy and excitement of the holiday season. From traditional displays featuring Santa Claus and snowmen to more modern, artistic designs, each window was a unique and beautiful expression of the holiday spirit. The twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments, and glittering snowflakes made for the perfect backdrop for our photos. The continuing incredible attention to detail and the creativity of the local businesses that we have always counted on, clearly shone through into the wintery days of December.
We also had the opportunity to meet some of the business owners and employees who created these amazing displays, and found that passion and dedication inspiring. It was clear that they put their heart and soul into their designs, and it was a pleasure to see their hard work pay off with recognition from the community.
And speaking of recognition, we want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the holiday window display contest sponsored by Portland Downtown. Your displays were truly outstanding and brought joy and magic to the city during the holiday season. We are honored to have been a part of capturing your beautiful work in photos.
Photographing the 2022 holiday window displays in Portland, Maine was an absolute joy and a privilege. We were thrilled to be a part of showcasing the creativity and talent of our local businesses, and we look forward to doing it again this year.
Thank you to Portland Downtown for sponsoring this wonderful event, and congratulations once again to the winners of the holiday window display contest.
Halloween is a holiday loved by people of all ages, and the trick or treat event held in downtown Portland, Maine was a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and celebrate in a fun and festive way. As photographers, we were thrilled to be a part of capturing the excitement and joy of this event, where all the local businesses passed out candy to everyone in costume. We were able to capture the beauty of these displays, as well as the energy and excitement of the crowds. We were able to capture the joy on the faces of both children and adults alike, as they enjoyed the spirit of the holiday.
What was especially touching about the event was the sense of community it fostered. The businesses and people of Portland came together to celebrate this special holiday, and it was a wonderful reminder of the power of coming together in a shared celebration. The energy and joy of the evening was infectious, and it was a true pleasure to be a part of it.
The trick or treat event in downtown Portland, Maine was a wonderful celebration of Halloween and the community spirit. As photographers, we were honored to be a part of capturing the magic of the event and the spirit of the holiday. We hope that this tradition will continue for years to come, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for this amazing event.
Halloween is always a special time of year, and this year was no exception. We had the privilege of photographing the after hours Halloween Party at the Children's Museum and Theater of Portland, Maine, and it was an absolutely amazing experience. From the incredible costumes to the fun activities, the night was filled with good times and memorable moments.
The Children's Museum and Theater of Portland pulled out all the stops for their Halloween Party, with a wide range of activities and entertainment for guests. We were blown away by the creativity and attention to detail of the costumes on display. From classic Halloween characters like princesses and vampires to more modern pop culture icons, each costume was unique and impressive.
As photographers, we had a blast capturing the energy and excitement of the night. We were able to capture candid shots of guests enjoying the various activities, such as the makers station and the spooky stories.
The museum was transformed into a Halloween wonderland, with eerie decorations and special lighting that made for the perfect backdrop for our photos.
This was a night to remember. We had an absolute blast photographing the event and capturing the energy and excitement of the night.
About 100 juried exhibitors from Maine gathered on Free Street as one collective. The works represented were makers from all over who have a love of Maine. The Portland Fine Craft Show is a yearly highlight for everyone.
Last summer, we had the pleasure of visiting Crescent Beach in Maine to partake in a truly unique walking processional musical concert along the shore, presented by the organization Vigorous Tenderness. Described as an immersive outdoor concert series that amplifies marginalized voices in classical music and democratizes new/experimental music, Vigorous Tenderness provided a truly remarkable experience. We are delighted to share one of the many images we captured, which vividly documents the resounding success of this captivating public art event.
In this photo: hundreds of community members, neighbors, strangers, and friends gathering with a shared purpose—to stroll along the Maine shore, feeling the gentle sand beneath our feet and the refreshing ocean breeze on our faces, while being serenaded by meticulously curated live music. None of us departed from this enchanting experience unchanged; we were all spellbound.
As audience members, we were utterly captivated by the dedication and individuality showcased at each music station, as well as the immense talent displayed by the musicians who wholeheartedly poured their souls into their performances for us and the sea.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to everyone involved in making these moments so incredibly special. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to attend one of these concerts, we wholeheartedly encourage you to do so. You won't want to miss out on the transformative magic that awaits.
We fondly recall a delightful day in Portland, where Make Music Portland and their dedicated team of volunteers transformed an ordinary sunny June day into a vibrant celebration of community and music. The downtown area came alive with enchanting melodies as talented musicians performed in public spaces throughout the day. From an accomplished harmonica musician who generously shared his skills to the energetic performances of a local high school jam band in the park, the air was filled with captivating tunes.
This particular photograph captures a heartwarming moment of a young girl experiencing the joy of learning to play the harmonica for the very first time. Her unwavering determination is evident as she attentively absorbs every instruction from the harmonica musician.
To explore more captivating snapshots like this, please visit our website portfolio and click on the link showcasing our recent work. The festivities were brimming with the exuberance of outdoor life, music and joy. While there might not be a Make Music Portland event scheduled for 2023, we eagerly anticipate the possibility of another remarkable gathering in 2024!
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