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Welcome, friends, I'm Samantha! I specialize in light-filled timeless family portraits for old souls, sentimental hearts, and joyful families. My clients are the ones who love their families like nothing else, and who adore romantic imagery with a modern sensibility. If you're looking for sincere photos that capture your family's connection, keep scrolling. I can't wait to meet you.

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wedding & family photographer



Katherine & Daniel

"We've turned to Samantha Shannon for engagement/wedding photos and holiday photos for several years now. Will definitely be coming back for years to come!"

"Her attention to detail, ability to personalize each shoot, and incorporation of natural light and details is perfect."


Vanessa & Spencer

"She is personable, flexible, patient, has a great eye, and really listens to what we have in mind for the photo session. Her pictures are amazing and capture the joy of the moment. So far, we have had three sessions with her (engagement, wedding and first baby) and plan on keep working with her in the future."

"We love working
with Samantha"

"The quality of her shots is amazing--she has such a gift with using natural light. Not to mention that she was so patient and had such a calm demeanor with my two rambunctious girls. I planned on only purchasing a few photographs, but I had to buy the whole album after seeing them."

"She has such a gift with using natural light"


Kaylyn & John

I'm a wife and a mama, and I believe that family days spent exploring outdoors are the BEST days. 

I grew up in Aloha, Oregon, and I've loved photography since I was on the high school newspaper -- as an editor! I wrote my way through college (Go BEAVS!) as an English major and yearbook editor, and then through grad school in a writing program.

I learned what I know about photography from my grandfather and my mom, and then from the community of photographers I was blessed to find in my previous home in the Sacramento area. After the birth of my son, our family moved to Oregon. I'm so happy to be back home! I'm currently booking family photo sessions in and around the Portland area.

I'm Samantha

family photographer in portland, oregon


I can't wait to hear from you!


based in Newberg, Oregon serving the Portland Metro Area

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