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Mon, Oct 09



"Awkward '80s" Photo Opportunity

HELL YEAH, BROTHER! Let's get weird.

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"Awkward '80s" Photo Opportunity
"Awkward '80s" Photo Opportunity

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2023, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Portland, 1030 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202, USA

About the event

It's your time to shine:

We've all seen those awkward '80s portraits, with the crude poses, floating heads, and the forced smiles (or maybe lack thereof). For anyone who ever pulled down the old photobook and out slipped one of these JCPenny artifacts, I envy you. But for those of us who can't relive this odd nostalgia, I say "let's create it." Your future self will thank you for it. So, pop your hair up or split it right down the middle. Dust off that blue jean jacket or strap on that waistbelt. It's time to show that true potential.

--NOTE: Initially we were offering these sessions only as standard sessions, but after an overwhelming response from a few facebook posts, we've decided to select a single day to organize these sessions while being able to offer significantly reduced costs. This helps us manage our time and also opens the door to those who may be unable or unwilling to afford a standard session. --

The session sitting and what it includes:

In the time leading up to the session, we can consult to make sure you're prepared!

15 minutes preperation

15 minutes   ishooting time 

15 minutes image selection (with my partner). We can discuss details and planning for a limited time in the weeks or days leading up to the session.

The sitting includes the digital copy of your favorite image!

We want to know what editing styles or looks you like, so we encourage you to send or or bring in any images that catch your eye! With years and years of experience, I am very confident we can accomplish your styles.

Additional options:

For those looking for that one great image to send out to family on their holiday cards or to put up above the mantle to throw off unsuspecting guests, the sitting session may be enough. If you prefer an album or a handful of selects, you have the option to select more after your session. 15 minutes of shooting can produce quite a few great images. Additional images are $40 a piece or $200 for the full set! 

These prices are significantly reduced from our average prices during this event, and we're doing this to make these sessions available to as many people as possible so we can have fun in creating this project! ( To see our normal pricing structure, please view this link )

Printing options will also be available, however, you will not be required to print through us. Although, it is appreciated!


This is not just a random studio, this is one of Portlands premiere spaces amongst creative professionals!

Cobalt Studios PDX

1030 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

A large and versatile studio with seperate small lobby and a dressing room.

Look for the blue door!


We have no way to register automatic time-slots. Once you book, we will contact about an exact time. If for any reason a time conflict arises, you will be optioned to select another time, to be refunded, or granted the event discount at a convenient time on a seperate date.

We recommend you please show up 15  minutes early in case the location is hard to find or the nearby train causes issues. The studio is large, and you are welcome to prepare in the dressing area while I wrap up any previous session.

Available time slots:

Early Bird 7:00am - 9:00am (Available)

Morning 9:00am - 11:00am (Available)

Noon 11:00am - 2:00pm (Available)

Afternoon 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Available)

Evening Slot One 4:00pm 6:00pm (Available)

Evening Slot Two 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Available)

Need some inspiration?

We're updating this theme-supporting Pinterest board for you and ourselves to draw inspiration from!

The Pinterest Inspiration Board

Some of these are saved for posing, not for quality... though, I'm not sure how to differenciate when the goal is awkward anyways. Just know, we value top quality! Whatever that may be.

Looking for something more?

If you prefer a longer session, more outfits, more image options, unlimited consultation, or want to shoot outside the studio, please consider a standard session. 

Awkward '80s themes receive 2x standard image guarantee. Standard pricing can be viewed at [ ].

We also have tons of other styles worth checking out sprawled across two websites and social media. If you've got some time, please EXPLORE!! :)

View our links or View the main site

We can't wait to create with you soon!

Side note: Every penny earned is about to go toward our dream of owning a photo studio, which is happening very, very soon! So THANK YOU for your consideration!! <3


  • Early Bird

    Session sitting 7am-9am

    Tax: +$2.10 Tax
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  • Morning Session

    Session sitting 9am-11am

    Tax: +$3.50 Tax
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  • Noon Session

    Session sitting 11am-2pm

    Tax: +$3.50 Tax
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  • Afternoon Session

    Session sitting 2pm-4pm

    Tax: +$3.50 Tax
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  • Evening Slot 1 Session

    Session sitting 4pm-6pm

    Tax: +$4.20 Tax
    Sale ended
  • Evening Slot 2 Session

    Session sitting 6pm - 8pm

    Tax: +$4.20 Tax
    Sale ended



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