Scarlet & Wyatt | High School Prom

Wyatt is Scarlet’s first serious boyfriend. And Scarlet’s Mom wanted to make this year’s Oregon City High School prom extra special for the two of them. When Scarlet’s mom approached me about photographing Scarlet and her date on prom night, I was really excited about what we could capture. We immediately began scouting for the perfect location to create beautiful prom portraits for their high school senior year. We finally decided on the Baker Cabin Historic Site near Carver Park in Oregon City. The property contains a small pioneer church and an old cabin. And it was the perfect season for portrait photography because the gardens and flowering cherry trees were in full bloom. The red roses and pink blossoms perfectly complimented Scarlet’s red dress and Wyatt’s fuchsia tie.

Steampunk Fashion

Makeup artist Sasha Steifel and I gave a fashion twist to this “Steampunk” collaborative portrait session. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction. It incorporates anachronistic technologies inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. The steampunk culture embraces artistic styles, clothing, and fashions developed from steampunk fiction and the Victorian era. And it has inspired art nouveau designs and a range of films throughout the mid–20th century. Some popular steampunk-inspired films include “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and the more recent “Wild Wild West” and “Sherlock Holmes.”

Fashion portrait of woman in business casual outfit.

Testing and Technique

Testing new techniques and learning from other professionals is the hallmark of a certified professional photographer. I am constantly searching for new creative ideas that I can bring to my client’s high school senior, family or other portrait session. The images in this blog post were shot in a studio and also outdoors in downtown Portland, Oregon. They are examples of what happens when photographers and models get together to experiment with new techniques, share our skills, and help each other improve our craft. Moreover, everything here can be brought into a portrait session scheduled with my studio!  Do you see something here that you like?  Have another creative idea?  Let’s talk about how we can apply these concepts to your high school senior pictures, your next family portrait session, or a creative fashion shoot designed just for you!

High key fashion Portrait of beautiful model wearing butterfly hair piece and high fashion makeup.

The Butterfly Queen

Model Selena Martinez is the “Butterfly Queen!” Once again I had the privilege to photograph the remarkable work of professional hair and makeup artist Sasha Steifel. Not only did Sasha execute Selena’s beautiful hair and makeup, she fashioned the intricately detailed hairpiece that brings a hint of storytelling and impact to each of these images.…

Portrait of a woman sitting in a river wearing a white dress with picture in spring.

Praising Spring

What a fun shoot to celebrate spring’s arrival!  These images of Rachel were taken at a natural area located near Barton, Oregon in rural Clackamas County.  It’s really an amazing location, with all kinds of shooting possibilities and background options! (You can click on the images below to see larger versions).

Fashion portrait showing professional makeup detail of model picture taken in studio.

Age of Aquarius

In April, Brian Pasko Photography opened up the doors of our new studio located in Boring, Oregon and we were quickly off to a great start with this fashion series entitled “Age of Aquarius.” It turns out that the first portrait session shot in the new studio resulted in print publication in Freque magazine! Most…

Sugar Skull

I recently had the opportunity to work with Sasha Stiefel, an insanely talented hair and makeup artist with Sasha Steifel Makeup Artistry to create this “sugar skull” stylized shoot. Check out the video for a taste of the fun! NOTE: Video is best viewed full screen and in HD mode (see settings at bottom right). Shoots…