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Your Photographer Thinks You’re Beautiful

Aug 21 2014

Your Photographer Thinks You’re Beautiful

I’m a Portland fashion and commercial photographer, and I think you’re beautiful. I consider it part of my job to see what’s beautiful about you, and even if I’m not the photographer you’ve chosen today, chances are your photographer also thinks you’re beautiful. Your photographer is observing you from the moment they meet you–your mannerisms, the […]

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Jul 30 2014

Doing It! PDX Fat Fashion Collective

Summer in Portland brings us some of the most awesome fashion runways this town has to offer, and we’re pleased as punch to be trusted photographers for some high-profile shows! One of our proudest fashion photography bookings this summer has been shooting the runway for Summer Strut, a fashion show produced by the PDX Fat Fashion […]

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Jul 11 2014

Portland fashion photography: Summer Runways!

We love keeping up with Portland fashion, so we’re excited to be flexing our photography muscles at not one, but TWO fashion events this month! Some of our favorite Portland fashion designers will be showing some fresh collections on the summer runway, and it’s going to be a good time for all. First up is […]

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Jul 07 2014

First Thursday returns in August!

Hooray! Our First Thursday Open Studio parties return to Upswept Creative in August! Come visit us and enjoy beautiful wearable designs and visual art. This month, we’re featuring a fashion trunk show by Hubris Apparel, including all-new garments for Fall/Winter 2014. STAY TUNED: we’ll be announcing more awesome makers for our August lineup soon! New photos […]

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Jun 13 2014

Photography for Hubris Apparel Summer 2014

Shooting a Portland fashion photograph is the most fun when it’s about storytelling. Branding is about the story you tell, and in the fashion and apparel world, telling a story and creating a feeling is even more critical to the photos we create. We don’t necessarily want to be super-literal in the story we tell, but […]

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May 23 2014

Branding designer in the Portland Mercury

Upswept Creative was profiled by the Portland Mercury earlier this week, and we couldn’t be more flattered!  Take a look at their write-up, and get a peek behind-the-scenes at Upswept–the article hints at some changes that we’ll be telling you about soon. And, branding designer ninja and Benevolent Overlord Sarah even makes a rare appearance in front […]

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May 16 2014

Mag-Big at The Portland Mercury’s Open Season

The Portland Mercury’s Open Season series of fashion runway shows made the perfect excuse to check in on some of Portland’s upcoming fashions for 2014. I stopped by Mississippi Studios earlier this week to scope out the new house line from Mag-Big. I’ve been a big fan of Cassie Ridgway and Mag-Big since the early days of her […]

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Apr 09 2014

Fashion photography for Clair Vintage Inspired Spring/Summer 2014

There are some clients that make us stop and think, “Is this REALLY my job? It’s too good to be true!”. Alyson Clair, from Clair Vintage Inspired, is one of them. We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with her on her Spring/ Summer 2014 collection lookbook. Alyson creates garments for a wide range of body […]

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Jan 28 2014

Photography at Portland’s Chocolate Fest

I recently toured Portland’s Chocolate Fest, and took photos during their Friday Opening Night Premiere Party. The Convention Center was buzzing with activity, and it was awesome getting to meet both established and new chocolatiers, bakers, and winemakers–and that’s not to mention sampling and photographing their delicious treats! There were too many wonderful photos and […]

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Jan 23 2014

Photo Shoot with Portland Men’s Roller Derby

Team Upswept recently tackled the not-to-be-trifled-with task of shooting a 12-month calendar: we were brought in by Portland’s very own men’s (yes, men!) roller derby all-star travel team, the Bridgetown Menace, to collaborate with them on their 2014 fundraiser. Each page stars a member of their skating roster, and the guys brought their beards, biceps, and […]

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