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!
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.
Settlers Green in North Conway, New Hampshire is a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains. As photographers, we were excited to capture the energy and vibrancy of this bustling outdoor shopping center on a warm August afternoon.
As we wandered through the passageways of shops and restaurants, we were struck by the variety of experiences available at Settlers Green. From brand-name retailers to local artisans, there was something for everyone. We were especially impressed by the beautiful landscaping and the attention to detail in the design of the outdoor spaces, which created a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.
We captured candid images of shoppers and diners enjoying their day, as well as families taking a break from shopping
We captured candid images of shoppers and diners enjoying their day, as well as families taking a break from shopping to relax on the grass or enjoy a snack. The energy of the crowds was contagious, and it was clear that Settlers Green is a place where people come to have fun and create memories.
Our afternoon with Settlers Green was a wonderful experience. As photographers, we were able to capture the energy and vibrancy of this beautiful shopping center, as well as the joy and excitement of the crowds.
We would highly recommend Settlers Green to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing day out in the White Mountains, and we can't wait to go back and capture even more memories!
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.
On May 20th, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland, Maine was transformed into a dazzling display of gold and glitter, marking the centennial celebration of the Children’s Theatre, lovingly known as Maddy’s Theatre. The evening was made even more special with the presence of esteemed guests connected to the theater's namesake, Maddy Corson, Reba Askari, and Barbee Gilman, who were honored with heartfelt gifts in the hallowed halls of Maddys Theatre. As Cyle and Liz Davenport of Convinced Photography, we were privileged to capture the essence of this extraordinary event.
The event was hosted by the talented Executive Director, Julie Butcher Pezzino, and the charismatic Chris Costa of News Center Maine, who served as the evening's Masters of Ceremonies. The program unfolded with a delightful cocktail hour, followed by a captivating theater performance featuring Bondeko, Viva, and the renowned Adam Gardner of Guster. Throughout the museum, guests were treated to enchanting plays, delectable food, lively animations, and the chance for adults to experience the cherished spaces that hold a special place in every child's heart.
This glittering gold evening was a heartfelt tribute to the unwavering support and care that has sustained the Children's Theatre over the years. It was an opportunity for the community of Portland to come together and celebrate the theater's enduring legacy and the anticipation of future endearing productions. As we look back on this remarkable occasion, we are thrilled to share a glimpse of the magical moments we captured through our lens, preserving the joy and enchantment that filled the air that night.
Welcome to Convinced Photography with Cyle + Liz Davenport. During our 20+ years of photography experience we have had the opportunity to live and work in lots of great places around the world.