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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!

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

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September 24, 2009

Scarlet at the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion – event & fashion photography in Portland, OR

We had a great time shooting at Scarlet: A Vintage Fashion & Antique Car Show this past Sunday! The runway show was beautiful, and the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion made the perfect venue for an elegant event.

We also had the opportunity to shoot with the runway models at the Mansion before the show, and it was a truly amazing location! The inside of the mansion especially caught our eye, and it’s a place that really has to be seen to be believed. If you’re getting married in 2010, this is definitely a venue worth checking out… we had a lot of fun shooting there!

Here’s a shot from the runway show, and one of the photos from our Pre-show shooting. All of our photos from the show are online for downloading and print orders, so be sure to check them out!

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

September 18, 2009

This Sunday: SCARLET Vintage Fashion & Antique Car Show! – event & music photography in Portland, OR

We’re excited to be working with 58UP Productions again for their latest event! This Sunday evening, the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion will be hosting Scarlet: A Vintage Fashion & Antique Car Show, and will feature the “Over the Hill Gang” Vintage Car Show, Live Music by the Tracy Kim Trio & The Malcom Lewis Quartet, an Art Exhibition from Octavine Illustration (Cara Buchter), and, of course, a fabulous vintage clothing runway show.

Doors open at 5pm, and tickets are available online, so get dressed up and wrap up your weekend in style!

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

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)

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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 7, 2009

This weekend: runway fashion at BLUE!

Tomorrow night, we’ll be shooting at BLUE! Brought to you by 58 UP, which includes some of the dedicated folks behind the For Alec benefit runway show last February, this runway event promises to be a treat!

If spankin’ new fashion from top Portland and Seattle designers (like Emilia Kaye, R.A.W. Lingerie, Lastwear, and Urban Girl NW) isn’t enough for you, you’ll also get to enjoy a wine tasting from Longplay Winery and live music by “Boy and Bean”, and DJs Remy & Lamar will be spinning excellent tunes, while you nosh on tasty appetizers and enjoy a classy evening along the Columbia River.

We’d love to see you there, so slip on your best new threads, and snag your ticket before they run out!

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

May 26, 2009

Coming soon!

A spring cold has hit us, but we have a lot of great shoots to tell you about. We’re soldiering on, sniffling our way through a speedy recovery and a lot of photo processing, so we’ll definitely be sharing new work with you soon!

To get the ball rolling, here’s a headshot from our recent outdoor model portfolio session with a lovely new full-figured model. She’s new to modeling, but we definitely see potential in her… what amazing eyes!

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

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Enko Photography – fashion, editorial, and commercial photography based 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

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

March 3, 2009

For Alec: It’s a wrap!

Did last Saturday night find you at For Alec: A Fashion Benefit? We were there, and we’re happy to share that it was a huge success! The event raised well over $11,000 to help little Alec and his family, and the room was packed to the gills for a show that was beyond sold-out!

We’re thrilled that the event came together so well, and we’re glad we were able to have even a small part in this incredible effort to help a family in need.

Want to see what you missed? Our photos from the event are now online, and all print and download sales will be donated to the Martinez family, too. Just follow the link below to take a look, and enjoy!

And don’t forget, if you’d still like to make a contribution, just visit any Bank of America branch and ask to donate to the Alexander Martinez Medical Fund. Your donation will go directly to the family!

VIEW OUR PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW!
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Enko Photography – event and fashion photography in Portland and the Willamette Valley

December 8, 2008

Labels for Love Event Proofs

We were happy to contribute to the Labels for Love Benefit Fashion Show and Silent Auction last Friday, and were amazed by all the clothing they’d pulled together for the event! There was a great variety of clothing items for sale and auction, for women, men, and kids, and the runway show highlighted complete outfits from some amazing name-brand labels. Visit their MySpace to learn more about Youth Empowered By Action, and be sure to lend your support on their future efforts to help the less fortunate!

And, if you want to see some of what you missed, check out proofs from the fashion show!

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

December 4, 2008

Friday: Labels for Love!

They say the holidays are a season for giving, so in the spirit of that, we’re donating our time to Labels for Love, a fashion show and silent auction benefit! Over $31,000 in donations have been raised for auction items and raffle prizes, including clothing items from a variety of nationally-recognized labels, and all proceeds from the event will go to the Oregon Food Bank! 

We  definitely encourage you to check out the event, and help the hungry with your holiday shopping dollars! We’ll be serving as official photographers for the event, and we’ll also have a booth with information about our portrait and wedding packages, so feel free to stop by and ask us more about what we do.

We also recently did a promotional shoot for the show, featuring actual clothing items donated for the event. Special thanks goes to our amazing team of professionals who, like us, donated their time and resources to make this promo shoot look its best!

Makeup: Whitney Griffin
Hair: Abibat Durosimi of Tabiba Styles
Models: Caitlyn Larimore (Option) and Megan Marie Hodge

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LABELS FOR LOVE
FASHION SHOW and SILENT AUCTION
all proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank!

Friday Dec. 5th, from 5:00-8:00pm
Aloha High School auditorium
$5.00 Admission

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

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