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Victorian Gothic

It’s always inspirational to work with professional makeup artist Sasha Steifel, who merged gothic and victorian era elements into this creative portrait collaboration. Our model, Abby, was incrediby patient, as her hair needed to be wrapped around a ball of stryofoam to hold it in place. A gold hair piece, white powder to give an…

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.

Orcas Island

Orcas Island is the largest island in the San Juan archipelago, a chain of islands located in the Salish Sea in Northwest WashingtonOne of my favorite places on the Island is Rustic Falls, a small waterfall along Cascade Creek inside Moran State Park on Orcas Island. The water gracefully cascades about 10 feet into a shallow pool. And a large tree rests at the top of the falls, providing for a unique and interesting photograph. This image, entitled “Forces of Nature” recently merited at the Professional Photographer Association’s International Print Competition.

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.”

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…