Enko Photography Blog

February 25, 2010

Creative Group Portraits with Notesferatu – portrait and artistic photography in Portland, OR

If you’re a fan of music and games, then you’ve probably already heard about the phenomenon that is Rock Band! We certainly have–Sarah likes to hop between the mic and the guitar, while Ben prefers the drums–and we were jazzed to do a shoot for a small company that was inspired by the game. Notesferatu is a three-person team with extensive backgrounds in music and technology, and they’re bringing their skills together to help other musicians, by translating tracks into playable songs for release on Rock Band Network!

The theme was a dash of rock ‘n’ roll and a bit of steampunk, so the team dressed to the nines, and we brought in Sabrina Cayne to lend her artistry to Amy’s makeup. With the weather looking a little sketchy, we started off with some indoor shots, and then moved out to Cathedral Park  for some final group shots, to take advantage of the weathered stone and the structure of the arches. And, well, we couldn’t help throwing in a bit of fog, just for fun. Add a bit of vintage-y processing, and voila! Eye-catching promotional photos!

If you’re part of a company, a band, or any kind of group collective, we’re always up for getting more conceptual with promotional photos. Just ask us, and we can work with you to build a photoshoot package that fits.

Enko Photography – event, portrait, and artistic photographers 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

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 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

August 11, 2008

On the Set

We’re happy to be working with the production team for the upcoming feature film, Belmont, which is set to begin filming in 2009. Although the bulk of the filming isn’t scheduled for another few months, the principal cast members have already been chosen, and we got our first taste of things to come, when the cast and crew came together to create the footage for a new trailer. We were there to document the whole process, and there’s a lot of great talent involved in the production, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

It was two days of indoor shooting, in toasty summer weather, so between the lighting equipment and the sound dampening, the room got hot and stuffy in a hurry! But, everyone poured their energy into making it a great shoot, and even with the occasional break for outside air, the shoot wrapped on schedule.

Here are just a few photos from the second day of shooting. More after the cut!


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