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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 […]

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Ohhh, I was so excited for this session!  Whitney shared that it had been awhile since the family had family portraits done, and it was time to add the littlest girls to their family photos!!  We looked for a location with tall trees and glowy light and decided on the Jenkins Estate in Aloha. The […]

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Today is another 2017 recap day–this time, we’re checking out part TWO of my favorite photos from 2017 family photo sessions!  I’m starting with a few more favorites from sessions at Champoeg in Newberg (Barns! Pink tulle skirts!  All of my favorite things!) This extended family photo session in Hillsboro at Rood Bridge Park was […]

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Yep, it’s FEBRUARY and I’m just now doing my “Best Of 2017” posts, but….let’s just roll with it.  I’ve been catching up on blogging my 2017 weddings for most of January, so I wanted to take a quick break from my beautiful couples and highlight some of my favorite FAMILY sessions that happened in 2017!  […]

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When one of my favorite families came back to me for this year’s fall photos, we decided to try the same location we’d shot at before (see it here!).  We wanted to make sure it looked different enough, but still had the field that they loved.  We used the beautiful field area at Cooper Mountain […]

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It’s October, which means family portrait season is in FULL SWING over here!  Today’s post is a throwback to the start of my fall season.  This family came to me in September to update their family photos, and we chose Champoeg State Park just south of Newberg for our location.  We started in the gardens, […]

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This sweet momma has probably had her baby by now, but I wanted to pop onto the blog to share this maternity + family session I did last month at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Aloha!  When we were planning their session, Laetitia wanted to make sure we had a low key, candid, FUN session […]

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This sweet family was so, so patient for their session!  Somehow, even though we kept scheduling our Cooper Mountain Nature Park session for mid-June evenings, we kept getting rained out!  And not just a little rained out…RAINED out!  Thunder and lightning storms in the forecast?  I’ll pass on that hilltop session, thanks. So when our […]

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I love photographing weddings.  There’s the excitement and joy of the ceremony, the crazy fun of the reception, and all day, that sense of the start of a new season in the couples’ lives.  Watching my wedding couples start their lives together on that first day as a married couple never, ever gets old.  And […]

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It’s been a while since I shot at Rood Bridge Park!  Every time I go back, I remember how totally magical it is, and this family session last week was no different.  It had been pretty hot all day, but then as I climbed the little hill into the forest, the most perfect, flowy-hair breeze […]

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