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Friends, I’m so excited today to feature a post from an incredible personal stylist in Portland, Grace Thomas of Builtgracefully. She’s wonderful at curating classic, minimal outfits that flatter each person’s figure and reflect their own personality.    _____     3 Favorite Brands to Shop from a Personal Stylist in Portland   You’ve booked […]

Three dresses by Lulu's recommended by Portland personal stylist Grace Thomas of Built Gracefully

Decorating with family photos has always been high on my list when I’m making our house feel like a home. Not just because I’m maybe a liiiiiitle bit biased, but because I truly believe that it’s important for kids to see family portraits on the walls of their home! (I’m not the only one! My […]

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If you’ve landed here in search of your perfect Salem, Oregon photographer, you’re in luck! I’ve written the ultimate guide to choosing a photographer in Salem, from the top three questions to ask yourself before you begin your search, to my favorite locations for pictures in Salem, to what to DO with those beautiful photos […]

As a Wilsonville family photographer, one of the biggest highlights is seeing my client’s children grow over the year. It really is an incredible honor that my families entrust me to document their children as they grow up, because as a mom I can see even with my own kids how quickly it goes. I’ll […]

Wilsonville family photographer

If you’re on the search for the perfect outfit for your child to wear during your family photo session, or maybe just some quality playclothes that don’t look like everyone else’s, it’s worth checking out these children and baby clothes stores in Portland. Each one has a different vibe: some geared more towards organic and […]

Mom and toddler daughter look at a flower

If you’re on the search for the best places to take pictures in Portland, you’ve probably searched through a ton of lists. While my very first suggestion would be to ask your photographer for a location that photographs well with their style (seriously, we spend a LOT of our time scouting the best locations!), I […]

family at a lavender field, a best location for family photos in portland oregon

Are you preparing for your maternity session and considering outdoor maternity photos? Whether you’re here for maternity outdoor photoshoot ideas, guidance on what to wear, or examples of outdoor maternity photos in all seasons, I’ve collected my best information here for you. What to Wear to an Outdoor Maternity Photoshoot A maternity photo session is […]

woman wearing a lace shawl and blue dress for maternity photos in winter

I’ve just wrapped up my first round of Lavender Mini Sessions, and let me tell you, I’m in love. The rows of lavender, the dreamy light, the pastel tones…this is the stuff dreams are made of! There’s one more round of lavender mini sessions next week, plus a few full sessions. If you’re thinking about […]

mom kneeling in front of daughter at lavender field family photos

  Ever stepped into a space that just felt so beautiful and serene that you could actually feel yourself relaxing just by being there? Luscher Farms in Lake Oswego is my new favorite place because it has exactly that effect. It’s surrounded by the rolling hills of the Lake Oswego area, and is an incredible […]

If you’re looking for the best toy stores in Portland, Oregon to find a gift or explore with the family in, this list will keep you busy! From classic toys to educational toys to fidget toys, these PDX toy shops have it covered. These are seven of my favorite Portland toy stores: Mudpuddles Toy Store […]

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