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Santorini Greece Lost Atlantis?

Santorini Greece Lost Atlantis? 5 nights, 4 full days. Much has changed in the 32 years since Sherri and I were in Greece.  Not only their economic stability and population growth, but the heavier influx of tourism.  Sure it was popular in the 1980’s but not to this degree.     The town of Thira […]

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Visiting Jersusalem and the Dead Sea in Israel.

The “Sherri Tour” When my wife unexpectedly passed away, I dedicated a portion of her life insurance policy to take our children to places she loved.  This is the first of 7 blog posts about our 38 day trip. Jerusalem:  5 nights and 4 full days. We started our trip from Eugene and flew 13 […]

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Trip of a Lifetime

After a full month outside America, it was a bit of a relief, sadness and a reverse culture shift (we got used to narrow roads and smaller cars) returning, especially to busy NYC. When my lovely wife of 35 years unexpectedly passed away a year ago, I received her life insurance benefit.  I asked myself […]

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Sheldon High School Senior Photos

Sheldon High School Senior Photos Sheldon High School Senior Photos of Jordan Betschart. Jordan just graduated from Sheldon in Eugene Oregon.  It was great taking his senior portraits.  Being a drummer, I really wanted to incorporate that into his pictures.  He liked both urban and nature outdoor images, so we used an abandoned rail car […]

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June 5th….a day of memorial.

Memorial Day no longer falls on the last Monday of May for me. As a veteran,  I will always appreciate that people died in service to our country to insure our freedom and will still honor them on the last Monday of May, but MY Memorial Day is the day my wife of 35 years […]

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Pleasant Hill High School Miss June

Pleasant Hill High School Alessandra is Miss June in the 2015-16 Children’s Miracle Network High School Calendar. She is graduating this month from Pleasant Hill High School (My Alma mater-Go Billies!). She is quite talented musically from voice to guitar. The image below was color infra red that I thought made it look almost other-worldly […]

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Oregon Engagement Portraits

Oregon Engagement Portraits Justin and Caroline are getting married this July and I’m excited about being able to photograph the most important day of their lives.  Most of my wedding packages include an engagement session. Oregon Engagement Portraits like this are a blast to do. It’s really a good idea to have an engagement session […]

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Lowell High School Senior Pictures

Lowell High School Senior Pictures -Christopher Chapman- Christopher is a Class of 2016 Senior at Oregon’s Lowell High School (near Dexter Lake here in Lane County).  He is a great, easy going, nice guy who loves running.  He was always game and kept running when I wasn’t positive I had the perfect shot.  (Extra practice […]

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Anniversary Lost

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary last May 10th. Little did I know it would be our last. Had I known I would have made it far far more special.  We celebrated. We exchanged cards and kisses.  We reminisced and looked over our wedding photographs. We went out to dinner. But I shoulda coulda done […]

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High School Portraits RyLee from Sheldon

High School Portraits RyLee is a senior at Sheldon High School in Eugene Oregon and was one of my B Seen! Team Models. I have photographed RyLee ever since she was about five years old. To see her grow up, well I guess that is what parents do every day, but as an outsider what […]

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Miss May in the CMN High School Calendar: Holly

High School Calendar Holly Cummins of Springfield High School (Class of 2016) is Miss May in the 2015-16 Children’s Miracle Network High School Calendar. Back of the calendar:  Holly was also one of our B Seen! Team models, meaning that she got two photo shoots, was on our Valley River Mall display (4th from the […]

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Marist High School Eugene – Jordan’s Senior Portraits

Marist High School Eugene Jordan is a senior at Marist High School in Oregon.  Very musically oriented, she selected to go to Dorris Ranch for the first part of her session and then downtown Springfield for the urban look.   This is a color Infra Red image-which puts a whole new feel into a visual […]

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Oregon Senior Portraits McKenzie Stephens of Thurston HS

Oregon Senior Portraits  Featuring McKenzie Stephens. McKenzie is a senior at Thurston HS in Springfield Oregon.  One of our B Seen! Team Models/Reps, McKenzie bursts with bubbly personality. As one of our models, she get two sessions:  A spring session (She chose to go to Dorris Ranch in Springfield) And a summer session.  She chose to […]

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Central Oregon wedding venue 5 Pine Lodge in Sisters

Central Oregon wedding venue   5 Pine Lodge in Sisters Oregon is a photographer’s delight.   The Ponderosa pines, needles and sagebrush makes for a scenic backdrop. This was taken just before Kyle saw his fiancee in her stunning wedding dress.  Sun flare is always fun (IF you have sun!)When Brianne and Kyle hired me […]

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Teenage Cover Girl

Vanessa Oldale from Crow High School is the 2016-2017 Children’s Miracle Network Calendar Cover Model. When she applied, the committee thought it was very unique to include someone who is a private pilot on the cover.  She got paid $50 for this fun session. Time is Running Out! AND right now, we are needing High […]

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The Dime Story

Several days after my wife passed away, I found a penny and I remember hearing of people that kept finding pennies shortly after their loved ones died.1957, the year Sherri was born….   Being the typical rebel (and sometimes cynic) that I can be, I thought “What a bunch of hogwash.  Everyone finds pennies all […]

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Miss April from Churchill High School.

Churchill High School Miss April in the 2015-2016 Children’s Miracle Network Calendar is Ellie McDonagh from Churchill High School. On the Track Team, she competes in several events.  When my daughter did track last year at Churchill, I saw the silver repeating patterns of their bleachers and thought it would be cool to have a […]

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Engagement Portraits in Eugene Oregon Teagan & Ken

Engagement Portraits in Eugene Oregon Teagan and Ken are having me photograph their wedding in Roseburg (Oregon) this summer.  It will a beautiful outdoor wedding venue right on the Umpqua River.  I can’t wait! They are both such a fun loving couple,so it was a joy to be with them in the softly falling sprinkles and […]

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Sheldon High School Eugene Oregon photographs

Eugene Oregon photographs   Sheldon High School Senior Ryan Enos (Class of 2016) is a great, welcoming, friendly guy. These photographs were taken this past spring and summer.  I was fortunate to photograph him three different times: in my photography studio, at Island Park (where we did a group photo shoot) and at his Grandparent’s […]

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Pleasant Hill High School Senior Pictures

Pleasant Hill High School Senior Pictures Emily Barber is a senior at my Alma Mater, Pleasant Hill High School here in Oregon.  (I have photographed High School seniors from California, Idaho, Minnesota, Washington and Montana, thus the qualification.) She is one of my B Seen! Models from the Class of 2016.  One of the perks […]

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Children portraits Eugene Oregon photographer

  Children portraits Eugene Oregon photographer All too often, we can go on our day to day tasks and not think about the future.  Or how to remember the past. While it is most important that we are “present” with those we care about , it is also important to find ways to keep memories […]

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Sheldon High School: Kobe & Justin. Eugene Oregon Senior photos

Eugene Oregon Senior photos The duo from Sheldon High School is Kobe Mitchell and Justin Herbert showcasing their basketball skills are both our Mr. March for the Children’s Miracle Network High School calendar.It is the first time over the past 7 years of calendars where we had a duo, but it was so much fun, […]

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February Personal Reflections….

While this IS a technically business blog, life is not cut and dried.  As humans, our personal lives and how we view God, our purpose on earth, our ethics, our relationships with others, etc., all intersect with our work.  The totality of our being is what makes us unique.  What makes us tick.  What makes […]

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BLOG HAS MOVED & Juniors WANTED NOW!

Having two sites (this one and www.BruceBerg.com ) is a good thing for you-as I know most teens have no interest in looking at weddings, children, glamour and family portraits. But doing two blogs was  just too much. So while I still post a blog image of a HS senior at least once a month […]

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Cottage Grove Oregon High School Senior Miss February Katherine Dennis

Cottage Grove Oregon High School Senior  Katherine Dennis is the Children’s Miracle Network High School calendar’s Miss February.One of the compelling reasons she was chosen is that she is a wrestler for the Lions.  In fact, her skills were just lauded in the Register Guard as winning the B bracket for her weight class, qualifying […]

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Oregon High School Senior Portraits Ryan from Springfield

Oregon High School Senior Portraits  Ryan from Springfield HS. They talk about bookends…..I first met Ryan last year.  At Springfield High School’s prom, he was in a group of guys and girls that included my daughter who went to prom together. We did a bunch of photographs at the Rose Gardens in Eugene.  That was […]

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Photographs

Royal Caribbean Cruise Photographs  Recently, one of my friends offered me the chance to go on a cruise for under $200 (plus getting to and from San Juan Puerto Rico). I couldn’t pass it up.  Would you? It was my first cruise.  With Sherri (my late wife) having vertigo-she definitely couldn’t have gone on a […]

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Miss January, Mollie from Marist High School

Marist High School  Mollie…. Editors Note:  For the past four years, I’ve been posting on 2 blogs-here on this site and the Senior Photographs.com site.  I’ve decided to merge the two.  If you-dear reader-want to see or not see certain tops, there is a category button you can click to make your navigation easier. OK…on the […]

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