Silly Serious Photography Company (SSPC) started off with an argument that was resolved with some much-needed laughter. What came out of that is an approach to image making that combines serious intention with a whole lot of fun.
 
A partnership between James White of El'inoch Helia Creative Media (and James White Photography), and Courtney Nelson (Courtney Nelson Photography), SSPC offers a full range of personal and commercial photographic services. We also work with a wide group of very talented hair and makeup artists, designers, and others, who all help to make our work possible.
 

Meet our staff

 
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James White
Partner/Principal Photographer

Although he had little 110 film cameras all growing up, James' first serious introduction to photography was at 12, sitting in the hot sun in the middle of a mountain meadow while the friend of a family friend spoke an unending string of incomprehensible magic words - things like f-stop and aperture. In the years since, he has taken wildlife and landscape photos working for an environmental nonprofit, shot boudoir and portraits for local customers, provided photography for concerts hip-hop shows, worked with skaters, and shot with local (LGBTQA+) fashion labels.  

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(971)270-0551

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Courtney Nelson
Partner/Principal Photographer

Courtney grew up in an artist’s home where she was regularly exposed to photography and gained a keen interest in creating beautiful images. At 18, she found herself out on a hike, watching a herd of deer drop into a valley where there was a cow pasture. She watched a fawn touch noses with a calf, and she went home and purchased her first camera that evening. Over the years, she slowly honed her skills even as she faced setbacks. It wasn’t until more recently that she would gain the opportunity to learn how to wield more advanced equipment. Now she is excited to include models and new scenarios in her adventure and growth.

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