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February 19, 2010

Saturday: Sweet F.A. Fashion Show! – event and fashion photography in Portland, OR

Just popping in to let y’all know that tomorrow night is the Sweet F.A. Fashion Show! It’s been called “the best fashion show in Portland,” by more than a few, and this round of fashions should be awesome! The lineup includes some of our favorite clients and collaborators, like Alyson Clair, Carolyn Hart, and Adam Andreas, and we’ve gotten a peek at just a few of their new garments for spring and summer… they’re definitely not to be missed!

Doors open at 8pm, with the runway show at 9pm and dancing afterwards… we hope to see you at The Fez tomorrow night!

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


September 28, 2009

FUSE: a black tie fashion fundraiser event – event and fashion photography in Portland, Oregon

Last week, we gave you a peek at Portland Fashion Synergy and its visiting guests from Henan, its ambitious goals for relations between Portland and China, and of course, its plans for a runway show unlike any other seen in Portland. Friday night was that runway show, and it was nothing short of amazing.

We’ve shot at our fair share of Portland runways, and some fashion shows seem less about the clothes, and more about creating an excuse to party until 3am. (do we need any more of those?) At some shows, there isn’t even a genuine runway… an aisle or a hallway, perhaps, but it’s more guerilla fashion than upper-crust. This is Portland, and although we have plenty of designers with forward-thinking vision, pulling together a major runway event is no simple task.

PDXFS generated a lot of buzz and made big promises for their show, and FUSE didn’t disappoint. The Kriedel Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum made the perfect venue for showcasing garments with an artistic flair, and the production value showed in the rich details of the stage, decor, and of course, the elevated runway. We’d love to see more of this kind of energy in Portland’s fashion community, so we’re looking forward to seeing what PDXFS brings our way next.

These are just a few shots from the runway show. To see more of what you might have missed, take a look at our online gallery of photos from the evening!


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

September 24, 2009

Chinese fashion delegation arrives in PDX for FUSE – event and fashion photography in Portland, Oregon

Yesterday was a big day for Portland fashion: a delegation of representatives from the Henan Fashion Association in China landed in our city! PDX Fashion Synergy is a group in Portland, dedicated to collaborating with and supporting the local fashion community, and there will be meetings and tours throughout the visit, as PDXFS works towards forging new partnerships between the Chinese and Portland designers.

PDXFS is also putting on a black tie fashion show fundraiser, FUSE, this Friday night! VIP tickets are already sold out for the show, but General Admission tickets are still available, and we’ll be there to cover the event! They’ll be showing designs brought from China by the visiting delegation, as well as lines from Portland-based designers such as Emily Katz, MAYTEE, and the men’s line Defyance.

Chinese delegates arrive at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon

The PDXFS representatives help get them checked in.

PDXFS associate Jillian Rabe (left) represented Portland fashion in May, to bring some of our leading sustainable designs to China.

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

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)


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!



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

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!


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!


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


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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