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Hey friends! This is a crazy time right now, but you know what? LIFE is still happening! My son had a birthday last week. I’m getting inquiries from people bringing home new babies, or whose kids are having milestone birthdays–you know, the things I love to document for my families! While Oregon is under a […]

Maybe it’s just my Enneagram Type 1 showing, but my anxiety around the pandemic has been materializing in PROJECTS! I’ve been in the kitchen, baking cookies, cakes, and breads. I’ve decluttered and organized and cleaned. And currently, I’m working on a project that I think many of you might like help on: I’m working to […]

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Gosh, a lot can change in a few weeks. Just two weeks ago, I was blogging about my plan at SSP to serve my clients best during the pandemic. Since then, we’ve had several orders and extensions of orders from the federal and state government as the virus keeps expanding. So, I thought I’d pop […]

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Things are getting REAL out there, friends. In the last day or two, there have been so many announcements about closures due to COVID-19 that I can barely keep up. I understand the worry. I’m no stranger to it–anxiety and a phobia about germs has been with me a loooooong time. So the frequent handwashing? […]

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If you’ve been cruising the blog for a while, you know there is a special place in my heart for Oregon country weddings!  I love a good field, a barn, rolling hills with valley views, and plenty of space for a dance party!  Luckily, my couples are on the same page as me–they love venues […]

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Playing catch up on blogging fall sessions is just fine with me, because I get to relive all of these incredible moments with my beautiful fall families!  This sweet family showed up for their family photos in Newberg ready to cuddle and laugh.  It was PERFECTION!  We always chat about what my clients want in […]

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This week has been so fun, going through all of last year’s work!  I’ve been pulling favorites from each session and trying to narrow it down so this won’t be a GIANT post, but it’s so hard!  I was blessed with some adorable clients in 2019, who showed up ready to love on their families, […]

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HEY!  It’s 2020!  2019 was a whirlwind of a year, and I’m so excited to see what 2020 will bring.  I remember planning out my goals when I first started this business in 2011 (because you know your Type A girl is listing out her 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10 year goals), and I […]

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How is it already the end of November?? July through October is my busy season between weddings and fall family portrait season, so those months always go by in a bit of a blur! Now that things are slowing down, I’m excited to catch up on some blogging–I’ve been working with some freaking ADORABLE families […]

We’re lucky here in the PNW to enjoy all four seasons–a sometimes snowy winter, a blossom-filled spring, a warm summer, and all the fall colors in autumn!  One of the trade offs though, is that we get a lot of RAIN!  If you’ve been here any amount of time, this isn’t news to you…and if […]

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