I photograph live events (theatrical, musical, etc.), symposiums, conferences, weddings, corporate events, parties, fundraisers, and any type of gathering from formal to informal. Being aware of what is happening is important when covering any event, and paying attention to details is what will make the images interesting.


What fantastic shots ! Thank you for capturing the magic of the evening so beautifully !

Lisa (Cicala) ~ Board President

Those photos are awesome !

Jacqueline Gault                            

 Oregon Actors Awards Producer



Portland CReative Conferene Highlights Over The Years


Will Vinton

Strarted by Will Vinton and friends back in 1990, the Portlamd Creative Confernce is still going strong in 2019.

The Portland Creative Conference, beginning in 1990, is still up and running. It was started by Will Vinton, forerunner of Claymation (Califirnia Raisins), along with two fantastic directors, CJ (Cindy) Glazer, and Sandy Serling, and a fantastic founding board.  I have been lucky enough to have been the photographer since its onset. I hope you enjoy a compilation of some of the Conference's highlights.


Spike Lee

Bruce Greenwood

Gus Van Sant

Giovanni Agnelli

Alexandra Rose

Peggy Van Pelt

Gary Larson

Martin Sheen

Ed Asner

Randall Kleiser

Trisha Ashford

Ray Harryhausen

Gregory Harrison

Linda Wallem

Dan Weiden

Buck Henry

Steve Buscemi

Michael Curry

Matt Clark

Danny Elfman

Barry Primus

Wes Craven

Amy Holden Jones

Michael Rich

Kohel Oguri

Eugenio Zanetti

MIchael Tolken

Alf Clausen

Joe Rohde

John Callahan

Frank Capra

​Barry Morse

Michael Backes

Gale Ann Hurd

Wes Studi

Schuyler Telleen

John Gourley and Zach Carother

Matt Fraction

Jeff Gomez

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Schuyler Telleen

Ken Davenport

Ruth E.Carter

David Greenwalt 

and Jim Kouf

Peter Kuran

Chuck Klosterman

Shawn Levy

and more to come.

The Portland Creative Conference


The idea behind the ubiquitous plug is the Creative Conference's logo ... "Plug In To Creativity."

The Portland Creative Conference is now headed by Steve Gehlen (Chairman), as a fundraiser for Keeping The Arts, a non-profit for arts education in schools (grades K-12) throughout Oregon. 

Susan DeMerit


Dear Melody, As always, it was a pleasure working with you on this year's Conference. Your generosity amd expert photography is greatly appreciated.Through your eyes, the Conference will be enjoyed by all of us for many years to come. Thank you so much !

Warmest regards, ​Susan DeMerit

Director Conference Affairs

Freeman Motor Company and Lake Oswego Chamber Of Commerce Fundraiser

Hail To The Chiefs

Celebrating the leadership of Lake Oswego Chiefs of Police and Fire Departments, Dale Jorgensen and Don Johnson repectively.


Thank you so much for taking these pictures. It was such a great opportunity having a pro behind the camera and it was lovely having you at the party!