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Por·trait SLAM noun

  1. A fun networking event for models & portrait photographers

  2. An opportunity to collaborate with local businesses at unique locations

  3. An explosion of shared imagery produced from a single event 

Portrait Slam was created for anyone in the Pacific Northwest and beyond who uses photography as a personal and/or professional means of expression, with a hunger for honing their craft, plugging into a community of artistic collaborators, and playing creatively. 


Past participants include working professional models, theater and screen actors, social media influencers, cosplayers, musicians, professional photographers and videographers, film photographers, wedding, maternity, and family photographers, and students. 

Our first slam was hosted at the historic Elks Lodge in downtown Medford, Oregon in September 2018. Local models and photographers explored every nook and keyhole of the then-vacant property. We've been hosting slams in communities across the PNW ever since, including:

  • Thomaston, CT: Railroad Museum of New England

  • Hartford, CT: Arbor Light Studio

  • Middletown, CT: Studio 52 North

  • Bridgeport, CT: The Knowlton 

  • Springfield, MA: Indian Orchard Mills

  • Boston, MA: Shirley-Eustis Mansion

  • Denver, CO: Upswell Studio

  • Seattle, WA: Georgetown Steam Plant, 210 Studio, Illuminate Seattle/Kolors Studio

  • Tacoma, WA: Lemay Collections at Marymount, The Press Room

  • Portland, OR: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Empowerment Central, Selfie WRLD PDX, Moto Corsa, Swim 3 Diamonds, Oregon Rail Heritage Museum

  • Salem, OR: The Gray Lab, Powerland Heritage Museum

  • Eugene, OR: Shelton McMurphey-Johnson House, B&R Auto Wrecking, Artistic Outlet Media Studios 

  • Grants Pass, OR: The Loft, Moments on the Pond

  • White City, OR: Industrial Complex

  • Central Point, OR: Hanley Farm, B&R Auto Wrecking

  • Medford, OR: The Lodge on Central, Downtown Medford, Medford Warehouse, Lady Geneva B&B, Lotus Hair Body & Soul, Inn at the Commons, The Hafer House, The Urban Cork, Lumiere Salon, Stay Rogue

  • Ashland, OR: Galacticamp, Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care, Belle Fiore Winery

  • Redding, CA: Redding School of the Arts

  • Chico, CA: Chico Air Museum

  • Grass Valley, CA: St. Joseph's Cultural Center & Museum

  • Auburn, CA:  Park Victorian Hotel

  • Antelope, CA: J&W Jeep Wrecking  

  • Sacramento, CA: Scandia Fun Park

  • Folsom, CA: Folsom Powerhouse State Park

  • Oakland, CA: Oakland Aviation Museum

  • Alameda, CA: USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier 

  • Santa Rosa, CA: Pacific Coast Air Museum

  • Reno, NV: The Virgil 

  • Las Vegas, NV: The Game Nest

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