Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Portland, Oregon: Classical Chinese Botanical Garden

I recently spent a few days in Portland and had a chance to wander around the city and explore. I stumbled upon the beautiful Chinese Botanical Garden located in historic downtown Portland. The 40,000 square foot garden is full of exotic flowers, Asian inspired architecture, and authentic Tai Hu rocks.

Below are a few pictures I snapped while walking the grounds of the garden. I don’t believe these pictures do the garden justice but I hope they inspire you to visit a botanical garden near you.

- S. Christine

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Purvis & Robinson LLC: Networking Workshop

A few weeks ago I was asked to shoot at a networking workshop hosted by Purvis and Robinson LLC. These two “profession-istas” led an engaging training about the spoken and unspoken rules of networking events.

The audience was an impressive group of young men, selected from universities across the country to participate in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship summer program. These young men were selected for this program based on their high academic achievement and commitment to serving their community. They represent some of the top colleges in this country and plan to pursue an impressive array of careers upon completion of their studies.

Througout the workshop, students were fascinated with the training topic and inspired some interesting discourse relating to the art of networking. In fact, the training was so engaging that there were several times that I wanted to join in! Afterward, many students stayed behind to ask further questions. The “etiquette aficionados” of Purvis and Robinson LLC were more than happy to provide these eager learners additional advice.

Below are some pictures from the workshop. I look forward to shooting (and learning more) at future events hosted by Purvis and Robinson.

Thanks ladies!

- S. Christine