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We are DEEP in fall family portrait season over here, friends!  The leaves start to turn, and suddenly it’s time to get your holiday cards together!  Which means….portraits!  We did our own family pictures in the summer because I am a sunny days and blue skies person at heart, but I love serving my clients […]

Families

Allison and Garrett were married last Saturday in a cozy evening wedding at the Mountain Park Clubhouse’s Hawthorne Room in Lake Oswego.  They opted for a first look on the private balcony before their ceremony, and enjoyed portrait time before the day got started.  Garrett’s reaction to seeing his future wife for the first time […]

Weddings

Dropping in here in the midst of family photo season to offer some HELP!  We recently had our own family photos done, and getting our wardrobe together was I.N.S.A.N.E.  I’m talking allllll of the clothes of EVERYONE in the family spread across my bed, with me trying to figure out how to match little baby […]

Tips

I’ve been looking forward to Angela and Josiah’s fall wedding all year!  We met at Unger Farm’s Country Bridal Showcase, where Angela told me all about how much she loved warm, glowy images, and I KNEW we had to work together!  They made sure to give us plenty of time for portraits AND they scheduled […]

Weddings

Today is a BIG DAY at Samantha Shannon Photography!  Something I’ve been dreaming about for YEARS has finally happened!  The big website redesign is finished and LIVE!!  This has been a labor of love and totally consuming my free time for the last three months (because obviously I chose to do it in the midst […]

Personal

I met Spencer and Vanessa last year, at their fall Champoeg Park session, and I couldn’t WAIT to photograph their wedding!  Their lives have taken them all over the country together, through grad school and several moves, but it’s only here and now that they’ve been able to get settled and plan a WEDDING!  Friends […]

Weddings

Mykael and Evan met in college at Oregon State University and immediately recognized each other as old souls, perfect for each other.  On Saturday they were married in a ceremony at Mykael’s grandparent’s property. They filled their day with so many important heirlooms and all kinds of vintage style! Then they headed for their Gatsby […]

Weddings

So about a month ago, I had one of those moments of early morning total clarity.  I’d just woken up and I was thinking about what I needed to do and what I actually wanted to do that day, and about how it has been EIGHT YEARS since I started my photography journey.  And I […]

Engagement

July has always been my favorite month of the year.  Summer is my SOUL season, and July is smack dab in the middle of summer: it’s hot, dry, and the lazy days of summer seem to drag on with no hint of fall.  Seriously, my favorite.  Now August has hit and the reality that summer […]

Personal

I’ve been so looking forward to Shana and Josh’s wedding, and last weekend was finally the TIME!  I met these two for their engagement session over Memorial Day weekend, and they did their session on around four hours of sleep after driving out from Utah with their kids.  Their whole session, they were just the […]

Weddings

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