And so that magical time of year is upon us here in Portland, where we celebrate the return of the rain!! At least for a day or two, until we all start to moan and whine about how wet it is, and how long the rain will last and how grey the sky will be for the next 800 weeks….I was curious to see a new phenomenon this morning on my way to the studio.

When we moved here 10 years ago, one of the famous “quirks” about Portland was that you could spot a tourist at 20 paces in the rain because they had an umbrella. REAL Portlanders shunned such a device (for reasons I’ve never understood) and took being soaked to the skin as a badge of honor. Today I stopped counting at 30 people with umbrellas on their way to work.

Lots of Portlanders moan about the influx of people moving here, but the fact is that new blood is the key to a vibrant city. And if it means that more people embrace something as simple and useful as an umbrella…instead of trying to be hipster cool, then I’m all for it!Apologies to any hipsters…

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Regular readers may recognize this lovely lady – this is Satheara! She is one of our original Bombshells from way back when Portland Pin-Ups first started. It’s been a few years since she last graced the studio, and she’s been very busy getting married, buying a house and being pregnant! We wish her and hubby Erik all the best with their new bundle of joy!

As you can see, maternity photography at Portland Pin-Ups is a little…different…from your average photographer!

 

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Hello blog! It’s been a very long time and I’ve been a bad boy at updating this part of Portland Pin-Ups site! With Facebook and Instagram taking most of my promotional time, I’ve been neglecting this. Time to rectify that!

Today was eclipse day here in the US, and in Portland we got to 99.9% totality – which we all thought was going to be awesome, but turned out to be……a bit of a let down. I’m sure it was awesome in the path! I did spend some time taking some images using a solar filter. Also seemed like a good day to release another image from my session photographing the lovely Amy Shira Teitel, otherwise known as Vintage Space. She came to the studio last year for a guest session, all themed around space, and I’ve been taking my sweet time working the portraits of her! Here is a brand new one, called “It’s Behind You”.

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A few years ago we sent Erienne to Paris on a scooter. Now, we’ve asked her to paint her memories of that trip…while back in Paris!!

(just kidding, for those that don’t know how we do things here at Portland Pin-Ups, both these portraits were created in my studio, photographed against a white background then massaged a little in post-production.)

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#bombshell #booty Second year we have created a booty shot of the Bombshells at the beach. We are missing Bombshell Nicky, but this year we have Erienne! Maybe next year we’ll have all 4 Bombshells for a booty shot! Should have seen the look on the faces of the people on the beach while creating this portrait!#portlandpinups #pdx #booty #pacificnorthwest #pnw #greatoutdoors #pinups # bestbooty

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There's nothing we love more than a crazy family session at Portland Pin-Ups! Meet Allayne and family!  She came to us for some awesome pin-ups a few years ago and now wanted to include her husband and boys in the madness.  One of their many hobbies is archery which is way too much fun to pass up!For more info on booking your family portrait session with Portland Pin-Ups, visit:www.portlandpinups.com/family#kids #photography #hat #child #pdx #portland #pinups #portrait #childportrait #family #heirloom #archery

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