Here are a few images from our session with Crystal, an experienced model who recently signed with a new agency here in Portland, Merrick Talent. We only had time for a short session, but Crystal and her supportive mom were up for the short hike to a great sandy beach location in North Portland.
We captured a lot of great images in a short time, and tried a few subtle variations on light and processing… these are just a few of them! Crystal loved the proofs so much that she added extra shots to her package after the shoot, and she’ll be featuring her favorite photo from our shoot on her new comp cards. We hope she books some great new work in the future!
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The second half of Aimee’s session was originally going to be a Trash The Dress session, where she’d be playing in the river water! But, despite the sunny conditions, the winds were blowing hard and freezing cold that afternoon, so we had to skip out on her diving into the water. But, she did dip her toes in and play around, so we still managed to trash the dress a little!
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If you’ve noticed a lot of night photos in our portfolio, well, it’s because we like playing with the look of an on-location as it moves into the evening hour. Doing a portrait around the twilight hour, in particular, can make for a challenging and fast-paced shoot, because there’s a small window of time to get the shot. If you shoot too early, and there will still be sun in the sky, and if you do it too late, it’ll be pitch-dark.
We’re gotten quite comfortable with twilight shooting, though, and we like to bring that into our sessions, when the client is open to it. It brings a unique and dramatic look to you, and your environment, especially with the right location!
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This past weekend was non-stop busy: two wedding bookings on Saturday, an afternoon reception on Sunday, and a model shoot after the reception! Hopefully, we’ll get enough processing done that we can come up for air and share some new wedding shots towards the end of the week.
It’s amazing, at times, that we don’t get sick of taking pictures, since we already spend so much of our time with cameras in front of our faces. I figure it’s a good sign, though, because we must love what we’re doing, if we’re spending so much of our work and our play time doing it.
Even when we’re just clowning around at the coast with some friends, it’s hard to resist grabbing a nice shot. To tide you over, here’s one from a few weeks ago. Don’t forget to enjoy the gorgeous summer weather!
Enko Photography – wedding, event, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon