Enko Photography Blog

February 11, 2010

Getting fashionable with Spirit Hoods! – fashion, commercial, and product photography in Portland, OR

We kicked off our fashion shooting for 2010 on our first week back from vacation, when model and producer Jillian Rabe–one of our favorite PDX movers-and-shakers!–brought us in to work with a truly unique new product: Spirit Hoods! This fun and funky headgear brings together features of hoods, hats, and scarves, (check the cute pockets for your hands at the bottom!) and it definitely makes a statement while keeping you toasty through the last bit of winter.

We created these photos in the expansive shooting space at  SmashCut Studio in the Pearl, and really enjoyed working in the space. The shoot was a ton of fun–and really, how could it not be, with this as the product?–and the energy was off the charts! Spirit Hoods got such a great initial response that the product is already on backorder, but their web site is online, and they’ll be restocking and launching their online store really soon.

These are just a few of the shots from our session, made into promotional images for their web site.

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


October 5, 2009

Monday Snapshot: Fall clothing gets Sweet – commercial and fashion photography in Portland, Oregon

It’s a big week for Portland fashion… because Portland Fashion Week begins in just two days! We’re particularly excited for PFW’s Thursday night showing, because one of the three designers selected for the Emerging Designers showing is one of our beloved fashion clients: Mira Fannin of Sweet Skins! Word is, she’ll be debuting an all-new collection of delicious denim, and we’re excited for her and curious to see what’ll be coming down the runway. 

So, today’s Snapshot is a peek at the rack of clothing samples from our Fall ’09 photoshoot with Sweet Skins. Just a little homage to Fall Fashion and to Mira’s work, because it’s finally starting to feel like fall, and slipping on some warm and comfortable (and, of course, fashionable) threads is sounding pretty excellent today. 

P.S. If you visit the Sweet Skins web site, you can snag some of the new Fall items we shot in the online shop. They’re comfortable, eco-friendly, and very cute!



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

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

February 24, 2009

Get it right… the first time!

Here is a small taste of another designer we had the pleasure of working with for a Spring 2009 collection. Sweet Skins is a clothing line originally based in Eugene, but they’re also a perfect fit for Portland: with a focus on comfort and style, and an ongoing committment to ecologically sound practices, the new Spring ’09 line is most definitely rooted in the green, earth-friendly values that are gaining such strength in the Portland fashion community.

Sweet Skins took a major step forward by choosing us for their first professional photoshoot, so we fashioned as complete a shot as we could on-set, and built a top-notch team. We knew of Terri’s exemplary skill at creating a fresh, flawless finish on the skin, and we had two terrific models as our canvas for style, so we got great shots from the first to the very last. The photo below? Yes, it’s a completely unretouched image! Both girls look fresh, and the clothes look great. 

Don’t get us wrong: we’re not the least bit shy about retouching, and when done correctly, it can add a lot to an image without anyone knowing a retoucher was ever there.  BUT, when you get it right the first time, all in-camera, you can save your clients a lot of time, resources, and headache. And we’re definitely in favor of that!

We’ll share more from this shoot soon, and you’ll be seeing more of these images on the Sweet Skins web site, too.

Models: Amber (OMM) and Sable
Makeup/Hair: Terri Lodge of Blush Premier


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

February 19, 2009

Spring 2009 fashion photography

Fashions for the Spring 2009 season are coming into both online and brick-and-mortar stores, and the new pieces we shot for the Spring ’09 collection by Portland-based designer sky & boat are now online, too. We loved the fit, the style, and the eco-friendly philosophy behind these pieces, and they’re a perfect fit for Spring. Let’s just hope the Portland weather stays as sunny and beautiful as it’s been in recent weeks!

To see our photos of all the cute, sustainable outfits you didn’t see in our preview blog post, just visit the sky & boat web site. 🙂

sky & boat Spring 2009

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

January 26, 2009

Another Featured Project

We had so much fun working with Betsy & Iya for the Fall 2008 campaign that we couldn’t help but share the final results of our collaboration on Behance.net. We all loved the results, and apparently the Behance editors did, too, because they selected our project for a front-page feature yesterday! It definitely makes us happy to be featured again amongst a number of amazing artists, especially for a client project that we enjoyed so much.

Here’s another one of our before/after sets for that project, and we definitely encourage you to visit the Betsy & Iya web site to check out the rest, and to pick up some of her amazing jewelry for yourself!

Model: Kira 
Makeup: Sabrina Cayne
Hair: Jen LaMastra of Transform Salon


Enko Photography – fashion, commercial, and product 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 – wedding, event, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

December 18, 2008

Commmercial concept photography

After several days of feeling very much like the “Before” in this set, it seems very fitting to be sharing it with you. I caught a cold just a couple days before the snow hit on Sunday, so between the sniffling, the sore throat and the cold temperatures, it’s easy to feel a bit more lethargic than usual!

Without further ado, here’s another of the before/after transformations we shot for the Betsy & Iya Fall 2008 campaign, this one inspired by Japanese street fashion, like what you might see in FRUiTS magazine.

Model: Michelle
Makeup: Sabrina Cayne
Hair: Jen LaMastra of Transform Salon

before/after for Betsy & Iya

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

September 19, 2008

sky & boat: Spring 2009 Fashion Preview

Thanks to a little word of mouth, we got a sneak peek at the Spring 2009 collection by Portland-based designer sky & boat, when they got in touch with us about shooting their new designs! All of the new pieces were hot off the presses, made from organic fibers, and hand-dyed, which made for really cute, wearable, and sustainable fashions. One of the things that’s great about Portland is the strength of the sustainable fashion movement here in town, so we’re always excited to support it!

The overall feel we went for was clean, fresh, and “naked,” as the designer put it. We also played with the idea of having our model act like she was in her bedroom, trying on different outfits and checking herself in the mirror, with the pile of clothes on the floor growing over the course of the shoot. Basically, a catalog shoot with a twist!

These are just a few of the many, many outfits we shot that day. Everything looked great, and the fit was wonderfully flattering. Hair and makeup is provided by Amy Vaillancourt-Sals and Kishawna, and our model is Amber S. (Option)

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

September 8, 2008

Betsy & Iya: Product Photos

We recently got our first crack at the amazing pieces created by jewelry designer Betsy & Iya, when we got together to do product photography for some of her latest pieces! Betsy makes an amazing variety of pieces, from all kinds of different materials, and this is just a very small taste of what she’ll be offering on her soon-to-be-redesigned website.

Stay tuned for Part II of our project with her: photos showcasing some of her largest, most gorgeous pieces, transporting a few lovely ladies into their own stylish worlds! We’re really pleased to be working with her on both aspects of the project, and we’re enjoying working with her on bringing this next part of her vision to life.

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

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