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Happy MARCH!  I love this time of year because we’re over the hump for winter and it is so SO close to spring!  Those days that are a little warmer and I can see some blue sky give me hope that summer is almost here!  I haven’t done a recap post since JULY so I […]

Sherwood Orchards Apple U-Pick

Welcome to another installment of Wanderlust Wednesday!  I’m loving going back through my favorite photos of trails we’ve hiked as a family in Yamhill County!  Hopefully, these posts are encouraging you to get out and enjoy some of the beauty that Newberg has to offer (or maybe even to travel to Newberg for a day […]

Gettman Loop Trail in Newberg -004

I love this series already!  It’s been so fun to go back through my photos and decide which trails to share with you next!  Today, I’m sharing a trail that I absolutely LOVE in all seasons.  It’s one of the harder hikes we do, just because there is a lot of uphill, but it’s worth […]

Yamhill county family friendly hike at Schaad Park field in Newberg

I’m launching a new blog series that’s been on my to-do list for a while and has to do with one of my favorite things: hiking!  I love discovering new trails to explore with my family, and when we moved from Hillsboro to Newberg, one of the things I was most excited about (well, besides […]

ewing young hike in newberg, oregon - best family friendly hikes in yamhill county

Today is a BIG DAY at Samantha Shannon Photography!  Something I’ve been dreaming about for YEARS has finally happened!  The big website redesign is finished and LIVE!!  This has been a labor of love and totally consuming my free time for the last three months (because obviously I chose to do it in the midst […]

July has always been my favorite month of the year.  Summer is my SOUL season, and July is smack dab in the middle of summer: it’s hot, dry, and the lazy days of summer seem to drag on with no hint of fall.  Seriously, my favorite.  Now August has hit and the reality that summer […]

St. Paul Rodeo | Newberg Family Photographer

It’s our eight year wedding anniversary today.  Eight years ago, it was around 100 degrees in Dunsmuir, California, and “All You Need Is Love” was playing, and I was in the parking lot of the botanical garden, trying not to hyperventilate.  Some of that was nerves, some of that was my giant satin ballgown (seriously…it […]

​It might be the fact that it has been cloudy and in the 60’s all week (month? year? #oregon), but I’m having a hard time believing it’s actually SUMMER.  Like, not early June, but JULY!  It hasn’t felt summery at ALL and so I am having the hardest time getting in the groove of summer.  […]

Family photos in a field in Newberg, Oregon | Hillsboro family photographer

It’s April, and that means I’m right at the cusp of the busy photography season.  It’s been a slow winter on the blog, full of real-life behind the scenes work like updating print materials for 2018 (FINALLY finished!), taxes (BOOOOO), and taking courses for continuing education (hurrah!). ​Personally, I’ve also been trying to be more […]

Family photos at Erratic Rock in McMinnville | Hillsboro Family Photographer

It’s been quiet over here this last month on the blog, but not in real life–we had Camille and Michael’s Troutdale House wedding over Thanksgiving weekend, then December was spent editing that wedding and doing all that fun end-of-year stuff for the business.  This month, I’ve been revamping the Bridal Guide (2018 brides–keep an eye […]

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