Enko Photography Blog

March 17, 2010

Spring is here! (mostly) ‚Äď 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. ūüėČ 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 ‚Äď event and fashion photography in Portland and the Willamette Valley


June 20, 2009

Photography for Hairstylists

Just wishing a quick Congratulations to Jen LaMastra of Transform Salon, who earned an Honorable Mention in the recent cover contest for NW Stylist! Jen submitted several photos from our shoot for Betsy & Iya Jewelry last fall which showcased her amazing hairstyling work, and thanks to her talent, this lovely shot from our campaign is featured in this month’s issue. Jen also provides full-service haircuts and color, so to learn more about her and schedule an appointment, just visit her website.

Credit is also due to our model for this look, Kira Distler, and the awesome makeup skills of Sabrina Cayne; their talents helped make this entire session amazing!


Enko Photography ‚Äď fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

April 30, 2009

Fresh beauty shot

Here’s a quick preview from yesterday’s shoot with a new model. She’s only been signed with her agency for a few months, but she already showed a lot of comfort with posing, and she was very adaptable and incredibly sweet. It was an easy and enjoyable shoot!

Most of our shoot was outdoor fashion, but with her fresh look and great skin, we just had to pop back into the studio and grab a few quick beauty shots before we called it quits. ¬†This model has a lot of potential, and I hope she’ll do well in the coming months!

Model: Kayleen (Mode)
MU/Hair: Ashlee Murr


Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

March 6, 2009

Fashion hair and makeup photography

Here’s another shot of our recent work with Paul Kovacevic of¬†Blue Chair Salon. This was a bold, contemporary haircut with geometric shaping, so we placed light on both sides of the head, to draw even more shine out of the perfectly straightened hair. The soft pinks and strong blacks make for a very cool, retro-inspired look!

Makeup: Sabrina Cayne
Model: Allison


Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

January 15, 2009

Editorial Beauty

Here’s the second look we did with Heather during our beauty shoot: a more edgy, editorial type of makeup look, based on ideas that Heather brought to the table. Models who contribute to the creative process are vital to a great editorial shot, because they have to understand the concepts you give them, and translate them into poses and expressions that fit the shot you want to capture. And, well, they’re also more fun to work with! ūüėČ

Model: Heather
MU/Hair: Abibat Durosimi of Tabiba Styles



Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

January 7, 2009

More Beauty

Here’s a shot from a session we did with two models, before the holidays. Heather has an exquisite profile, and the pink tones in this setup looked spectacular with her skin and her light, natural makeup. Perfect for a breezy, fresh beauty shot!

Model: Heather
MU/Hair: Abibat Durosimi of Tabiba Styles


Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

January 5, 2009

Wedding Photography Website

It’s a new year, and we have big plans to expand our wedding services and offer you even more flexibility and options, so you’ll get exactly what you want out of your wedding photography. As part of that, we’re currently building a new web site that will be¬†completely dedicated to your wedding photography needs!

We are currently taking bookings for 2009 and beyond, so if you’d like to book with us before the new web site is launched, just¬†contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to fill you in on our rates, and the new options we offer. And, you can still see our current wedding portfolio to get a better idea of what we do.

If you’re interested in any of the non-wedding services we offer, you can still point your browser to www.enkophoto.com to book us for Events, Portraits for High School Seniors and Families, and Creative, Artistic photos. We’ll also continue to offer amazing work for reasonable rates in Fashion, Commercial, Athletic, and Product areas, as well.¬†


Enko Photography Рwedding, event, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

November 25, 2008

Edgy Beauty

Here’s one of the shots we did from the second look of a recent beauty shoot. Holly has a lot of softer images in her book, so we went for a more edgy and intense look, after we got done shooting her fresh-faced look. A model who can show versatility can often book more jobs, so we always think it’s worth nudging a model out of his or her usual boundaries. It can be really beneficial for a model’s book, and the model will at least have a good time trying something new at a shoot!

Model: Holly (Wilhelmina/MTG)
Makeup: Hanna Nissen


Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

November 19, 2008

Hair Salon Competition

We’re collaborating with Paul Kovacevic of the Blue Chair Salon, on images that will be entered into national hairstyling competitions and industry publications. We recently did our first shoot, with a full-on fashion look to go with Paul’s creative color and style!

Actual photos will be available soon, but for now, here’s a shot of the master at work, styling an edgy-yet-versatile short haircut.

Model: Erika
Makeup: Sabrina Cayne
Wardrobe: Geneva Lumbley


Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based in Portland, Oregon

November 7, 2008

Fresh and gorgeous beauty

A model can have any number of jobs, credits, and tearsheets to her name, but one thing she’ll always need in her portfolio is a clear photo of her face. Clients want to see what a model looks like, and beauty shots can be a great way to show off a natural look that highlights clear skin and good features.

We did two looks on this beauty shoot, the first being a fresh-faced look that would clearly show her natural beauty. Her agent loved these shots, and we also loved the flawless, glowing look. The minimal makeup and soft lighting we chose made sure these shots would look great right out of the camera.

Model: Holly (Wilhelmina/MTG)
Makeup: Hanna Nissen


Enko Photography – fashion, beauty, and headshot photography in Portland, Oregon

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