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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


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

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

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