Today is another 2017 recap day--this time, we're checking out part TWO of my favorite photos from 2017 family photo sessions! I'm starting with a few more favorites from sessions at Champoeg in Newberg (Barns! Pink tulle skirts! All of my favorite things!)
This extended family photo session in Hillsboro at Rood Bridge Park was so fun--this family brought their BRAND NEW PUPPY!! Those kids are the HAPPIEST kids!
This maternity session in Aloha at Cooper Mountain had one energetic little girl so we spent tons of time playing in the field.
And then it was FALL! Would you believe this was also Cooper Mountain Nature Park?? What a difference a few weeks and a different trail can make! Loved all the fall vibes in this family session!
This session! This sweet family introduced me to their favorite neighborhood park in Hillsboro, which just so happened to be BEAUTIFUL! And look at that tiny brand new baby! Loved this family!
This family was ready to play and have fun at their fall family session at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton. So many fall colors!
We even found some fall colors in the orchard at Champoeg for this sweet family session in Newberg!
This family is my FAVORITE! We've done a lot of sessions together (and their wedding!), but this was definitely the COLDEST so far! They hung in there and we got some super cozy family photos for their holiday cards!
And one last favorite at my favorite spot with a sweet family and their PUPPY!
Thank you all so much for allowing me to serve your families with a fun session and beautiful photos! I love each of your families so much! Here's to a fabulous 2018 family portrait season!
Yep, it's FEBRUARY and I'm just now doing my "Best Of 2017" posts, but....let's just roll with it. I've been catching up on blogging my 2017 weddings for most of January, so I wanted to take a quick break from my beautiful couples and highlight some of my favorite FAMILY sessions that happened in 2017! I'm starting with some of my favorites from spring and summer! First, this session with the most magical light ever at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro--one of my favorite local spots for a forest session!
We bought our first house and moved to NEWBERG in the spring of 2017, so I invited clients out to explore Champoeg State Park with me and fell in LOVE with this beautiful location.
One of my wedding couples from 2016 invited me to their home for a NEWBORN session which was just the sweetest! And PS: seeing prints of my photos on clients walls is the BEST feeling!
Spring was THE time to see favorite past clients! I've photographed this sweet family a few times now, and this time I got to meet grandma and grandpa too!
Springtime was for wildflowers and pretty dresses at Cooper Mountain Nature Park:
I also made it out to Cannon Beach for a few sessions in the summertime, which is ALWAYS worth it!
And just as summer started to turn to fall--this adorable family session at Champoeg with HAY BALES, the barn, and picket fences, so, literally all of my favorite things!
Next up is part two of my 2017 family photo session season: FALL PORTRAITS! Prepare yourselves for fall colors, crunchy leaves, and cozy sweaters!
Pink and gold! AHHH! My favorites! There was so much fun sparkly details to this wedding! From the fabulous pink and gold cake to the gold sequined tablecloths--I knew when Lindsey told me about these colors that I HAD to photograph this wedding! Pink and gold were my wedding colors when I got married in 2010, and as you can see from my website--they're STILL my favorite colors! I mean, life is always better with a little gold sparkle, right??
Their details were all just so perfect--and the beautiful florals that Lindsey's friend designed were so pretty!
The ceremony was in the afternoon on the stage at Horning's Hideout, which meant we had a beautiful sunny glow coming through the trees behind them.
I loved how they had a separate table set aside up front for their sand ceremony. It was super easy for everyone to see (and for me to take photos!). And obviously, I think it goes without saying that I loved that sparkly gold tablecloth.
This pink and gold cake from Reedville Catering!! I'm ALL about it! The confetti style decoration on the top plus the pink and white polka dots on the bottom are EVERYTHING!
Portrait time with these two was super quick, but with the glow coming through the trees by the lake and Lindsey and Adam being basically pros after their Oregon City engagement session, they totally rocked it! Look at how adorable they are!!
Lindsey and Adam, it has been so fun getting to know you over the last year. Your wedding was so beautiful--here's to a beautiful marriage ahead of you!
Forest and Field Family Photo Session at Cooper Mountain Nature Park | Hillsboro Family Photographer
When one of my favorite families came back to me for this year's fall photos, we decided to try the same location we'd shot at before (see it here!). We wanted to make sure it looked different enough, but still had the field that they loved. We used the beautiful field area at Cooper Mountain Nature Park, and then also ventured into the forest for the last half of the session. I loved the variety we were able to get here, and I especially loved all the fall vibes with their adorable mustard + plaid outfits!
It's October, which means family portrait season is in FULL SWING over here! Today's post is a throwback to the start of my fall season. This family came to me in September to update their family photos, and we chose Champoeg State Park just south of Newberg for our location. We started in the gardens, spent some time in front of the barn, and then--lucky for us--the hay bales were out! I think this one of them on the hay bales is my very favorite!
Kate and Dustin's August wedding at Horning's Hideout in North Plains had pretty much everything that makes a truly excellent wedding: a couple in love, surrounded by the love of their closest friends and family, a post-ceremony exit on a paddleboat, and a giant heart shaped donut from Voodoo Donuts instead of a cake! The Lakeside Area at Horning's Hideout was perfect for a ceremony on the lawn, and after their reception, guests camped under the stars to catch the Perseid meteor shower. All of my very best wishes to Kate and Dustin for a marriage that is just as magical as your wedding!
It's October and wedding season is slowing down, which means I have a chance to blog some of the fabulous things I've been up to these last few months! First up is this totally gorgeous engagement session from early August. Hailey and Jeremy planned a small courthouse wedding, and wanted to have some portraits done at Jenkins Estate first!
This sweet momma has probably had her baby by now, but I wanted to pop onto the blog to share this maternity + family session I did last month at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Aloha! When we were planning their session, Laetitia wanted to make sure we had a low key, candid, FUN session for her family, and we did just that! We kept her toddler busy playing with bubbles (PS: this little girl is one expert-level bubble blower!), playing airplane, cuddling her favorite stuffed animal, and doing plenty of exploring! I hope this family is enjoying being a family of FOUR by now!
Over the Independence Day weekend, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Ryan and Miya for their engagement session at Dawson Creek Park in Hillsboro! It was a whirlwind weekend for them as they worked family celebrations and wedding to-dos in between travel schedules, but I'm so glad we were able to make time for an engagement session! Miya also used the day of the session for her wedding hair and makeup trial, which, as you can see, was a BEAUTIFUL idea! I loved walking Dawson Creek Park with these two and chatting with Ryan, who grew up in Hillsboro, about how much that area has changed--that area was all FIELDS when my family moved up here in 1996. I'm glad some of that natural beauty has remained as they've built the area up--we walked around the pond, checked out a field, and then ended in the forest!
This sweet family was so, so patient for their session! Somehow, even though we kept scheduling our Cooper Mountain Nature Park session for mid-June evenings, we kept getting rained out! And not just a little rained out...RAINED out! Thunder and lightning storms in the forecast? I'll pass on that hilltop session, thanks.
So when our third try at scheduling rolled around and it was sunny, we were THRILLED! Bring on the wildflowers and the ring around the rosie games, it's a family photo session at the park in summertime!