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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

I love when a client contacts me with a vision for their photos that is totally in line with my style!  Alaina contacted me to schedule a relaxed, light and airy family photo session in a summer field and I was ALL about that!  Alaina helped that vision come to life with her family’s outfit […]

light and airy family photography in hillsboro, oregon

Can you believe that summer is almost OVER??  August has been just a whirlwind: besides a ton of family adventures, I’ve also been so lucky to connect with some of the best clients for family sessions, senior portraits, and weddings!  The end of summer is the busiest time of the year–it’s still wedding season, there […]

warm fall family photos in hillsboro, oregon

I loved meeting up with this sweet family to update their family photos for them!  We chose Cooper Mountain Nature Park for a fabulous field (you all know how I love a good field!) and that VIEW!  I grew up not that far from Cooper Mountain (hey hey, Aloha High School!) and even though this […]

It really is the BEST part of my job when wedding clients come back to me a few years after the wedding for family photos!  By the end of a wedding day, I always feel such a connection to my clients–they’ve become friends as we’ve walked through the wedding planning process together.  So when I […]

family photographer in newberg, oregon - hillsboro family pictures

Melissa contacted me early this year to book a summer portrait session for her family.  They were celebrating a new season in life and it was time to get their family photos updated!  They drove out to Champoeg State Park near Newberg from Hillsboro to make sure to have a wide variety of backdrops.  I […]

family photos in the field in Newberg, Oregon - Hillsboro family photographer

Friends.  Last night…did you catch that glowy sunset?  I was lucky enough to be out in the fields around Newberg for a family photo session and we got some GLOW!  Jenni reached out to me for family photos because their oldest daughter was headed out of state for college soon.  They wanted to be sure […]

kids in a field at hillsboro oregon family photo session

This sweet family is in a season of change: graduation parties, college acceptance letters, and new homes!  When Emily contacted me about gifting a family photo session to her mom, I was so excited for them!  Of course, I always think that family photo sessions make good gifts, but it’s especially thoughtful when kids gift […]

Salem Family Photographer - Barn Session for McMinnville Family

This last weekend was AMAZING, friends!  I spent the weekend with six other photographers at the Dream Bigger Retreat that I organized! I knew I needed some time away to refocus my business and inspire myself for the season, so I created this weekend as sort of a creative mastermind opportunity for all of us! […]

Wedding photographer in Hillsboro, Oregon

Oh, Katherine and Daniel!  You’ve probably seen them on the blog before: if you’ve seen their Union/Pine wedding in Portland, or one of their family portrait sessions, you know I LOVE photographing this family!  When they came to SSP’s Anniversary Session Event for past wedding clients, it was so nice reconnecting with them again and photographing […]

Hillsboro family photographer

I love my family sessions!  It’s so fun to watch kids grow over the years as they come back for yearly photos!  I was blessed in 2018 to meet so many new families too, and together we explored some fun locations!  Cooper Mountain and Champoeg State Park are still my favorites but I also fell […]

Family pictures at Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon - Hillsboro family photographer

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