Oregon Photographer

Drag Backstage…


I have two goals when shooting something as fun and dynamic as a Drag show; the first is to photograph the energy and joy of the performance (of course), and the second is photograph what happens backstage…the prep that almost no one sees. There is a different joy and energy here…intimate and quiet.


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Drag Night at The Klondike Tavern…

Many years ago, one of the first professional gigs I shot as a new freelancer, was Drag. I love the energy, the good jeer…the cheekyness of it all. I’ve photographed many over the years now, so it was with little surprise that I once more found myself in the middle of that fun again…this time in Saint Helens, during our annual Halloweentown celebration. The Klondike Tavern hosted the evening and Jyo and I worked tag-team to cover the whole thing. Here’s just a peak…


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Anthony at the Skate Park…

This is Anthony. He is fearless. He is joy. He is a father. He is in recovery. He is a helluva cook. And he’s a good friend. He works his ass off to makes ends meet and yet he gave me a whole shoot to do nothing but what makes us both happy. As always…much thanks for the extra hands from @jyotisackettphotographer
#pernmootphotography #getoutside #sainthelensstyle


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Alexis in the Studio…


On Location in Downtown San Francisco…

Jyo and I had a whirlwind week which involved driving down to San Francisco for a quick portrait session with The Carrum Group, a small startup company. Our HQ was the 19th floor of the Le Meridien and we set up our studio on the outdoor patio…hoping for cooperative light for the afternoon. We were rewarded. You’ll see us…waaaaaaaaay down there in that 2nd photo.On the drive back, we couldn’t resist a section just off 101 through Humboldt County…Avenue of the Giants. How can you not stop…even for just a moment…to touch these magnificent things. Oooph…Thanks again folks…and to my much loved BFFJill (you know who you are).


Senior Shoot…

With the irrepressible Emeila and her dear friend Sasha. Did I not tell you…?
Dogs are ALWAYS WELCOME on any shoot.


Downtown Saint Helens…

October gets off to a festive start here in Saint Helens. Some scenes from the goingson this weekend as the Halloween spirit invades “Holloween Town”. Going on all month…


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Jyo in the Mirror…


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The Desert Shoots…

Back from our road trip and sitting on a small mountain of work.
Four locations across seven states. All new sets to be added soon along with limited edition prints.
Here’s a preview.
Stay tuned…



Denise…

While taking some time to enjoy Phoenix during our road trip, we paused for a quick headshot session
for a dear friend.