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I’ve been looking forward to this session all month! My sweet photographer friend Joni and her family joined me at the Columbia River Gorge last week and I’m just in love with these photos. Taking family photos with teens can be tough, but these siblings had promised mom family photos as her Mother’s Day gift, […]

family photos with teens walking with dog in front of a mountain

This early morning family photo session was a Lake Oswego photographers dream! A wide open meadow, a barn, and rolling hills with vineyards in the background: it was the perfect setting for this family to make a few more Oregon memories before their cross-country move. Cream & Sage Green Family Pictures I love the soft […]

photo of child by lake oswego photographers

Hey Portland, it’s summertime! So you’ve gone berry picking, ventured out on a few hikes, and checked off basically everything on your summer bucket list. What are you missing? You know what’s always on my family’s bucket list? Summer family photos! Summer is my preferred season for family photos—you can read more about why that is […]

how to have a great family photo session

Welcome! If you’ve landed here in your search for a Beaverton photographer, I’m rounding up some of my favorite locations today for family photos in Beaverton, Oregon! While I photograph families from Portland to Salem, Beaverton is where I grew up and a favorite place to return to. It’s also a great option for Portlanders […]

Beaverton Photographer photo of couple dancing in field at Cooper Mountain Nature Park

Big news, friends! I’ve started offering Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Coast Family Photos again! With a travel fee, we can meet out at the Oregon Coast and let the stunning scenery of Cannon Beach, Seaside, Tillamook, or Lincoln City be your family photo backdrop. I’m so excited to be offering these sessions again! As […]

oregon coast family photos

Today I’m sharing family photo session info for one of my favorite garden locations: Deepwood Estates in Salem Oregon! Welcome to my first installment of a new location series, where I round up the best places for family photos in Portland and Salem! I’ll share all the essential information to know when considering a photo […]

I’ve been accepted as a Click Pro! I mentioned this in my Instagram stories, but I wanted to take a minute and address some of the questions I’ve received since that announcement and share some backstory. My hope is that you’ll learn a little more about it: what is Click Pro, and why I’m so […]

click pro portfolio

The Rowena Crest Wildflowers have been on my bucket list for a family photo location for ages now, and I was so thrilled to get out there last week for these sweet maternity photos. Wildflowers in Oregon generally bloom here around the end of April. While I had to drive through a rain storm in […]

rowena crest wildflower maternity photos in portland oregon

The Best Fruit and Berry Picking in Portland We’re lucky here in the Willamette Valley to have access to so many farms, and with those farms comes one of my favorite family-friendly outdoor activities: berry picking in Portland! U-pick season in Oregon offers berries of all kinds, peaches, apples, pears, and more. I love to […]

berry picking in portland at smith berry barn

To kick 2022 off right, I’ve got a new offering for my families: Destination Sessions! I get a lot of requests for family photos at Columbia River Gorge or the coast, and now I’ve added that as an option for family sessions! I’m so excited to create family photos that showcase our incredible state’s epic […]

family photos at columbia river gorge

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