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May 17, 2010

Work or Play?

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Yeah, we know: we’ve been having good times out there doing our work, and there are plenty of blog posts that we should probably write about it… and we’ll certainly do that, before long. But with this pitch-perfect weather, who’s spending their spare moments thinking about work?

The weather has made for some great shooting, both on-the-job and off, so here’s a shot from the Oregon Coast, as a reminder to a moment on this pretty Monday, let your mind wanter off the job for just a minute, and savor what might be waiting for you just outside your window.

Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

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April 22, 2010

Snapshot: Musical Expression

Last week, we had the pleasure of trekking down to Eugene to document the happenings at the Oregon Leadership Network’s Spring Conference, and the lunch break had a particularly interesting surprise for us: a performance by Mariachi del Sol, a student mariachi band from nearby Springfield High School! Word is, the group came together after seeing and being inspired by the only other school mariachi group in Oregon (from Woodburn High School). After a lot of fundraising and practice time, Mariachi del Sol is getting to be well-known around the Eugene/Springfield community, and is spreading an infectious combo of music and Hispanic culture.

Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

April 1, 2010

NOW SEEKING Class of 2011 Senior Reps!

Class of 2011 Seniors: now’s your chance! We’re looking for a few warm-hearted, fun, and outgoing students to work with us as senior representatives for the coming school year. If that sounds like it might be you, keep reading!

How does it work?
We do your consultation and senior portrait shoot free of charge, so you’ll get excited about your photos before you even start repping. You’ll get a full session, and we’ll talk about any styles, ideas, or hobbies you want to bring in, to make the shoot your own. After the session, you’ll also receive a personalized proof book with a selection of your favorite images.

After your session, all you need to do is recommend us to your friends and classmates! Show off your proof book at school, share your favorite shots on your Facebook or MySpace, just get the word out, and we’ll take it from there. We’ll set you up with handouts and cards, so you can give them the details they need. Each Class of 2011 Senior who books with us will receive a bonus print credit because you sent them to us, and you’ll earn your choice of rewards, including prints, digital copies, albums, and more.

Sounds awesome! How do I get started?
Just contact us by phone or e-mail, and let us know what school you go to. If we have an opening for a new rep at your school, we’ll help you get the ball rolling.

Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

March 26, 2010

Wedding Candid – portrait, event, and wedding photography in Portland, Oregon

Filed under: Artistic,Events,On Location,Portraits,Weddings — enkophoto @ 7:38 pm

I was just flipping through some wedding photos, and thought I’d share this one. Candid shots–from ANY type of shoot!–always seem to have a way of becoming sentimental favorites of mine, even if they don’t quite make it into the portfolio book.  But hey, sharing beloved shots that aren’t in the portfolio is part of what this blog is for, right?

Our bride Adejoke took a minute to pose with her brother and sister, when the wind picked up and blew her veil over his head… little brother apparently wasn’t too wild about the prospect of playing dress-up! 😉

Enko Photography – wedding, event, and portrait photographers in Portland, Oregon

March 17, 2010

Spring is here! (mostly) – portrait and artistic photography in Portland, OR

It’s been a busy few weeks! I’ve been on the road quite a bit, and since Ben’s not so much the blogging type of guy, my absence from the Internet usually means radio silence on the blog front. 😉 Anyhoo, here’s a taste of some of the things we’ve been up to:

Senior portraits in the snow…

Model portfolios with some avant-garde edge…

And, just in time for spring, some Spring/Summer fashions. (see more of these at www.alysonclair.com!)

And that’s not to mention the events we’ve had the pleasure of shooting, too! Hopefully, I’ll have time to share more in-depth looks at all we’ve been up to these past few weeks, but if not… we’re looking forward to what’s ahead, and we hope you’ll be part of it!

Also: potential Senior Reps for 2011, stay tuned! Details are coming soon!

Enko Photography – event and fashion photography in Portland and the Willamette Valley

February 25, 2010

Creative Group Portraits with Notesferatu – portrait and artistic photography in Portland, OR

If you’re a fan of music and games, then you’ve probably already heard about the phenomenon that is Rock Band! We certainly have–Sarah likes to hop between the mic and the guitar, while Ben prefers the drums–and we were jazzed to do a shoot for a small company that was inspired by the game. Notesferatu is a three-person team with extensive backgrounds in music and technology, and they’re bringing their skills together to help other musicians, by translating tracks into playable songs for release on Rock Band Network!

The theme was a dash of rock ‘n’ roll and a bit of steampunk, so the team dressed to the nines, and we brought in Sabrina Cayne to lend her artistry to Amy’s makeup. With the weather looking a little sketchy, we started off with some indoor shots, and then moved out to Cathedral Park  for some final group shots, to take advantage of the weathered stone and the structure of the arches. And, well, we couldn’t help throwing in a bit of fog, just for fun. Add a bit of vintage-y processing, and voila! Eye-catching promotional photos!

If you’re part of a company, a band, or any kind of group collective, we’re always up for getting more conceptual with promotional photos. Just ask us, and we can work with you to build a photoshoot package that fits.


Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

January 21, 2010

Valentine’s Day Portrait Specials – portrait and artistic photography in Portland, OR

We’ve been busy with portraits, weddings, and even a couple dashes of fashion shooting, but we wanted to pop in and let you know about our Portrait Specials for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve been looking for a good excuse to get special portraits in or around the Portland area, this could be the perfect time for you to do it!

Our special package for Valentine’s Day 2010 includes:

  • TWO HOUR SESSION — enough time for several outfits, poses, and lighting styles
  • We shoot in-studio, on-location, or even at your home… it’s up to you!
  • A personalized look by one of our top Makeup and Hair Stylists
  • Private online proof gallery, for convenient viewing and ordering on your schedule
  • THREE professionally retouched final images of your choice
  • $60 credit towards prints and products from your final selections
  • Order additional prints from your gallery anytime — in case you decide you want more!

…all for $250!

You can take advantage of this seasonal special anytime between now and February 14th! You can book a portrait session before Valentine’s Day, or you can also give the session itself as a gift certificate, to treat your Valentine or share it with them.

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January 8, 2010

Baby Loves Science – portrait and artistic photography in Portland, OR

Filed under: Artistic,Family,On Location,Portraits — enkophoto @ 11:52 pm
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Bringing up a new baby can be tiring and time-consuming, so when we were setting up our portrait session with Baby Ben, we thought it’d be easiest on the whole family if we brought the session to them, by shooting it in-home. New mom Dynee welcomed us into their living room, where we took advantage of the big windows letting soft light into the room, and just let the little guy roll around and enjoy the afternoon. Dynee and Michael are really excited to share their love of math, science, and games with Ben as he grows up, so we included his outer space blanket in the shoot, and we made sure to get a few shots of baby and mother together, too. Shooting the session in their house made for a very relaxing environment, and we had Ben’s toys and bottle close at hand, in case he started feeling cranky.

If you’re interested in family portraits or baby portraits for your session, on-location shoots are never a problem, and that location can also be right in your own home! If you’re in the Portland area, we’re more than happy to bring the photoshoot to you, for no extra charge.

Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

January 5, 2010

Snapshot: Goodbye, 2009 – portrait and artistic photography in Portland, OR

After an awesome, surprise-filled, and at times exhausting year, it was high time we took a break! So, Ben and I each spent the holidays with a bit of travel, a lot of family and friends, some amazing edibles, and very little internet. 😉

We’ve already welcomed 2010, and it’s looking like a big year already! But, 2009 deserves a little farewell, so this seemed appropriate: a photo from the last bit of shooting I did in 2009. I was rushing northward, trying to get through the mountains before the big snows came in, but I passed near Shasta Lake and couldn’t resist the opportunity I was seeing through my car window. I got off at the next exit, and took 5 minutes to shoot a few frames, before continuing my journey up I-5 towards Portland.

I honestly couldn’t have timed it better. The forecast was stormy and snowy, and it had rained quite a bit further south, but when I got up into the mountain passes, it was gorgeous. WORTH IT. Happy new year!

Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

December 17, 2009

Seeing a Different Shade – senior portrait photography in Portland, OR

We’ve been busy working through holiday print orders, but we finally have a few minutes to share another of our senior portrait sessions. Olivia is an intelligent, thoughtful, and artistically-minded girl, and she wasn’t exactly accustomed to having her photo taken, when she came to us! It can feel feel pretty unusual at first, when you’re suddenly the focus of a 2+-hour photoshoot, but we got her feeling comfortable and her personality began to poke through.

Starting with natural light and a casual outfit made for a great way to warm up–a lot of her favorite shots and ours came from the first set! Then, we moved towards a softer feel with a romantic thrifted blouse and window light. Finally, we had Sabrina Cayne there to lend us a hand with creating a glamorous dress look that Olivia’s mom requested! But, it wasn’t long before we added a book into the scene, so Olivia could pose with it and show a little more of what she’s about. We had fun exploring with her, and her family and friends will definitely be seeing a different side of her… but one that’s still true to her. 🙂



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