Enko Photography Blog

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


October 24, 2009

A Vintage-Inspired Fall Collection – fashion, commercial, and product photography in Portland, OR

A few days ago, local designer Alyson Clair unveiled her latest collection for Fall 2009 on her web site, so now we finally get to share some of the photos! 

We shot outside an old Vavoline building in an industrial area of North Portland, and it was a cool spot, but it also had its challenges. If we’d started shooting too early, and the outdoor light would be too harsh, but if we waited too long, the neighboring buildings would cast a huge shadow across our setting. Throw in some partly-cloudy conditions that had the sun passing behind clouds periodically, and things get a bit tricky.

That meant we had to work fast and be ready to make quick changes, which is, fortunately, never a problem when we’re doing the shooting. We shot 3 different models in multiple outfits, and finished with plenty of time to savor our Saint Cupcakes (courtesy of Alyson), and then head out to enjoy the rest of a gorgeous day.

If you like what you see, you can pick up these vintage-inspired, figure-flattering pieces at several boutiques in town. Check out the Clair Vintage Inspired web site for a closer look!





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

September 17, 2009

Back to Fashion – commercial and fashion photography in Portland, OR

After taking a fairly long break from straight-size fashion collaborations, we finally found some time to work with an awesome team of ladies on some soft and lovely fashion images! We were lucky enough to have the talents of Ambrosia Carey–our hairstylist for our November 2008 PLUS Model Magazine editorial–on hair and makeup, two skilled models from Portland agencies, and two amazing local designers!

Here are a couple of the images we’ve cooked up so far, featuring one-of-a-kind designs by Emily Sunnell. Her line, Emilia Kaye, is focused around romantic and raw garments made from reconstructed clothing, and she loves putting energy into quirky and unique details that speak volumes. 

Models: Sofie (Mode) and Iris (Ryan Artists)


If you’re a fan of Last Thursday on Alberta, keep an eye out for these two girls: you might see Sofie selling her own works, and Iris bakes some killer gluten-free cookies! (we should know, she brought some to the shoot!)

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

August 12, 2009

Portland fashion photography

We gave you a small taste of our men’s fashion photoshoot featuring mens’ designs by Adam Andreas, and it’s high time we showed you more! Here’s a couple more shots of his relaxed-and-groovy button-down shirt, and then some photos featuring a cool, slim pant and one of his uniquely ambitious jacket designs. We’re definitely looking forward to working with him again, and looking further into his creative perspective on men’s clothing!

Model: Kent (Q6)


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

July 22, 2009

Fabulous fashion portraits!

This full-figured fashion session started because of a gorgeous woman… who doesn’t model! Alexis came to us looking to celebrate her beauty in full-on fashion style, and since we love to push the boundaries of plus-size fashion, we knew we’d love this assignment.

We brought together a great team for this session, so we were lucky enough to have makeup and hair by Ashlee Murr—the same wonderful artist who did makeup for our November 2008 PLUS Model Magazine editorial—and the wardrobe styling talents of Oscar Milano Mai, who came in from Seattle to work with us! Oscar has designed his own collections and styled for numerous photoshoots in Seattle, and his bold use of color and style proved perfect for this session.

You’ve already seen a sneak peek of our session with Alexis, so here are a few captures of the other diverse and gorgeous looks we shot during our session!

We can bring fashion flair and concepts into any portrait session you book with us; just ask and we’ll give you the details. We’ll make sure you’re set with the right stylists, and get you feeling as gorgeous as you truly are, inside and out!



Enko Photography – fashion, commercial, and portrait photographers in Portland, Oregon

March 11, 2009

Fashion magazine photography

Our two-page spread for MF Magazine, which was originally shot last summer, is finally out in the world, as part of Issue #9! The fashion world always likes to think ahead, so shooting fall and winter layouts six (or more!) months in advance is pretty much par for the course.

We shot this in a local coffee shop–in pretty cramped quarters!–and worked with six models in the same shot. Some of the models had prior experience, others were newer to modeling, and, since we were hoping to fit over 20 giveaway items into the spread, one of our models was literally recruited on the spot, while hanging out at the coffee shop! It was definitely a fun shooting experience with its share of unexpected twists.

To see and buy the issue, visit www.musicfashionmagazine.com.

Makeup: Anna Webber
Hair: Kira Pinski


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! 😉

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 – wedding, event, and artistic photographers in Portland, Oregon

November 25, 2008

Reviving with Revivall

We’re just now beginning to process the final photos of Revivall Clothing’s Portland Fashion Week collection, thanks to a *very* busy couple of months on both our parts! We were booked up with wedding processing, senior portraits, and myriad other shoots, while she was working hard preparing her own storefront for a November 1st opening.

Now that we have final selections from Revivall at last, we’re working our way through the selection. Here was one of our favorite shots; there are plenty more on the way!

Model: Dayna (Q6)
MU/Hair: Terri Lodge


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

November 20, 2008

Featured again

Our Runaways shoot with Revivall Clothing was recently selected as a feature on FashionServed. This is still one of my favorite fashion projects to date, so I’m always glad to see that others enjoy it, too! If you haven’t seen the images, check them out.

And, if you’d like to see more amazing creations, this weekend is your chance! Revivall will be showing as part of the Explode La Mode runway show, and betsy & iya will also be there as a vendor. There will be plenty of other fabulous designers involved, so be sure to support the Portland fashion community!


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

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