Duncan is a senior at West Linn High School, and he is a serious tabletop gamer. He enjoys most types of board games, but he’s especially keen on Dungeons and Dragons. He’s also a really big fan of the game “Warhammer 40000” and the building and painting of miniatures that are part of the game.

He loves tabletop games so much that his dream after high school is to open his own tabletop gaming store.  “I always enjoyed hanging out at them,” he says; “I really enjoy creating community.”

Perhaps someday he’ll locate his gaming store along Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. Duncan lives less than a block from this popular area in Portland, which was a logical choice as the location to create Duncan’s high school senior portraits.

Alberta Street is the heart of the Alberta Arts District — a bustling neighborhood located in Northeast Portland, Oregon. It is a unique and vibrant location that is sure to make your senior portraits stand out. More importantly, Alberts Street is a diverse and multicultural area, home to many artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. The street is known for its colorful murals, eclectic shops, and trendy restaurants. It is a hub of creativity and community.  As such, it isn’t just a place with colorful graffiti and wall murals, it is an endless source of inspiration. Along Albert Street, any high school senior can find a one-of-a-kind background to match that senior’s unique style or personality.

Alberta Street is known for its vibrant murals, which are painted by local artists and change regularly. In fact it is the home of some of Oregon’s top street art displays and public art works, many of which appear on the Portland Street Art Alliance’s mural index.

These murals provide an excellent opportunity for creative and colorful portraits. They are a great way to add a pop of color and personality to your senior portraits. Additionally, Alberta Street has a wide range of architecture styles, from Victorian homes to modern storefronts. This variety of buildings creates a diverse and interesting place to capture environmental portraits. You can take pictures in front of a colorful mural, a classic Victorian home, or a trendy boutique, all within a few blocks of each other.

Moreover, Alberta Street is a place of community and inclusivity, making it an ideal location for seniors who want to express their unique personalities. The street is known for its diverse and multicultural community, and you will find people of all ages, races, and backgrounds walking its sidewalks. This inclusive environment provides a welcoming and accepting atmosphere for high school seniors who want to express themselves through their senior portraits. Alberta Street encourages individuality, creativity, and self-expression, making it the perfect location to reflect those values and these values in your high school senior portraits.

In Duncan’s case, he used the murals and eclectic urban environment of Alberta Street to highlight some of his favorite outfits. Duncan chose to wear a fashionable bowler hat, an old coat owned by his Grandfather, and even a teal cowboy hat.  The result was a unique set of high school senior portraits full of personality. 

Alberta Street offers a range of photographic opportunities that can cater to any senior’s personality and interests. For example, if you are interested in music, you can take pictures in front of the iconic music venue, the Alberta Rose Theater. If you are into vintage clothing and accessories, you can visit the many thrift stores and vintage shops on the street and incorporate them into your photos. Alberta Street also has many trendy cafes and restaurants that can provide a stylish and contemporary setting for your senior portraits. The street is also home to many small, locally-owned businesses, including boutiques, cafes, and art galleries

Alberta Street in Northeast Portland is a near perfect location for seniors who want to capture their unique personalities and celebrate their final year in high school.  

Do you need help finding the perfect location for your high school senior portraits?  Learn more at brianpasko.com/seniors!

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