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The kids are bored, your usual playgrounds have lost their luster, and you’re desperate to get out of the house but you’re out of ideas. I’ve got you covered. I’ve rounded up my favorite things to do in Portland with kids, just for you. With two kids of my own and over a decade of […]

Spring wildflower mini sessions went live on my website today, and because mini sessions are perfect opportunities for motherhood photos, I thought it was time to share a favorite from last year! Motherhood photography is focused entirely on the connection between you and your baby. It’s the perfect time to reflect on and document your […]

mom and baby in a wildflower field for a motherhood photo session in the PNW.

This week, I launched my 2024 booking calendar to my VIP list subscribers. There’s something so fun about having the whole year laid out in front of me. I’m looking forward to seeing returning and new clients for spring wildflowers, summer evenings in the field, and cozy fall photos as we wrap up the year. […]

rowena crest wildflower maternity photos in portland oregon

A common question I get from clients inquiring about a maternity session is: Can I include my older kids in my maternity photos? The answer is a big, resounding YES! The arrival of a new baby is a celebration for the whole family, and family maternity photos are the perfect way to document the anticipation. […]

maternity photo

Listen, there are about a thousand books out there telling you how to start a photography business. If you’re planning to start a photography business in 2023, chances are you’ve read the books, watched all the Youtube videos, and have a pretty good idea of where to start. But today, I want to share the […]

mom and son during outdoor family portraits

If you’re hoping to sign your children up for swim lessons in Portland this year, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children may start swim classes as early as age 1, and in a city as family-friendly as Portland, that’s a whole lot of kids looking for a great pool this […]

Motherhood photo of mom and baby in a field of purple wildflowers

Are you planning outdoor family portraits? Whether you’re envisioning your family in a field of wildflowers or in a grove of oak trees, outdoor family portraits can showcase your family at your best. After all, some of your best family memories are of outdoor adventures. Why not take family portraits outside? With a little planning […]

outdoor family portraits with a family of four in a field

If you’re a professional photographer, you’re probably juggling a lot. Keeping track of multiple clients, all at different stages of their experience with you, is a huge undertaking! I’ve tried so many different ways of managing my photography workflow over the years, but the one that’s been working best for me lately is Trello. I […]

So you’re a new photographer, and you’ve got your first photoshoot lined up. What now? How can you make sure it goes smoothly? If you’re wondering how to prepare for a photoshoot, I’ve rounded up my best tips for new photographers that you can use to make sure your photoshoot goes well. How to Prepare […]

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