Isabel | Fine Art Children Portraits

Creating fine art children portraits can be challenging when you have a high-energy five-year-old girl.  But, Isabel had so much fun during her recent family portrait session, she decided she wanted a fine art portrait session of her own! With the Oregon winter weather upon us, we decided to take Isabel’s portrait session indoors. We used a wide variety of backgrounds, some creativity brought by Isabel;’s mom, and a bit of color theory to create a nice variety of images for Isabel. And while all of the images were designed to bring out Isabel’s personality, we also sought to create some fantastical images that transported Isabel to a land of the imagination.

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Winter Portraits on Eagle Creek

This family’s idea for winter portraits on Eagle Creek came from 5-year-old Isabel. This past year, Isabelle’s older sister, Samantha, graduated from high school and headed off to College. Not just any college, mind you. Samantha decided to study history — in Dublin, Ireland. So she’s a bit far away. And this left one fiery red-headed, Oregon based child longing for a photograph of her entire family together. When Isabelle asked for a family portrait, the request took her mom by surprise. it made Katie and her husband, Josh, realize that they hadn’t made the time for a family picture since Isabel was born. The four of them live in Sandy, and they wanted something simple and close by. In other words, they needed a plan that would withstand the attention span of an energetic 5-year-old girl.

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Headshots and Holiday Cards

“We need a holiday card photo…oh and headshot for me too,” was the request I received from Laurel in early December. But the odd combination didn’t phase me one bit. I’ve spent a lot of time with this awesome family over the years. They are always super relaxed, flexible, and a ton of fun to photograph! Quinn is a big soccer player. Sela is a ham. Laurel has a hilarious sarcastic wit. And Eric, the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Dog Bakery, is passionate about healthy dog treats. Needless to say, we can’t talk about their family and fail to mention their two dogs! Poor Bruno is the oldest of the two and does his best to keep up with energetic Bisou. Bisou is a small Boston Terrier who, as Eric explains it, was Laurel’s impulse buy. Apparently, it was love at first sight during a random visit to the local animal shelter. (I think Laurel and I are kindred spirits!)

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Wyatt | Oregon City High School

Wyatt is quiet, polite, and a bit shy. So it might surprise you to learn that he’s one of Oregon City High School’s football stars. In fact, Wyatt plays football and track at Oregon City High School. He also enjoys snowboarding. He loves’ working out and knows a lot about physical training and sports nutrition. When he’s not on the field competing, Wyatt likes to draw and paint and is also into photography. He loves going on spontaneous trips. And he dreams of going on a cruise and relaxing after making it through his high school career. Ironically, I first met Wyatt at the end of his junior year. His girlfriend, Scarlet, twisted his arm into taking portraits before going to Prom. But as it turns out, the three of us had a blast. And together we created some stunning images of the two of them in their formal dress and suit. After the prom portrait session, both Scarlet and Wyatt were excited about getting together again to create their high school senior pictures.

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Family Portraits on the Trail

Earlier this fall, I was privileged to capture this close-knit family’s portrait along the Cazadero Trail in Boring Oregon. Jane, Micheal, and Mia are the three remaining members of their mother’s familial line. Michael lives in Alaska, so they don’t get together very often. Hence Jane’s request for a simple portrait of the three of them together. Jane owns Fagans Haven Bed and Breakfast in Damascus Oregon. She’s also an expert quilter. And her bed and breakfast attracts people of that sort. If you’re into crafting (or even if you’re not) an be sure to check out Jane’s Bed and Breakfast! And while you’re in the neighborhood, have your portrait taken too! Whether you’re looking to update your family portraits or you need a professional headshot, we can help! Contact Brian Pasko Photography today to learn more!

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Reilly | Sunset High School

Sunset High School’s Reilly feels like an old friend. That’s probably because years ago I had the honor of creating her older sister’s senior portraits. And I’ve also photographed her little brother. It’s almost like I’ve become part of the family. And I feel so privileged to be able to capture these special moments in their lives. And to create beautiful canvasses and other artwork for the walls in their home. Like her sister, Reilly is outgoing and adventurous. She also loves to sing and draw and hopes to travel after graduation. Like many high school seniors, Reilly wanted to have her senior pictures taken outdoors. And she and her mom discovered the location on their own. Reilly lives in Cedar Hills, just down the road from Commonwealth Lake Park.

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