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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

If you’re struggling to figure out what to wear for spring family photos, today’s post is for you! One of the things I’ve been busy with in the off season has been adding new pieces to The Client Closet and updating the links for client style boards. Every booked SSP client gets a personalized style […]

what to wear for spring maternity family photos light tans and browns

Welcome to part one of my 4-part series on my approach to family photo sessions. Over the last decade, I’ve refined the way I photograph families to make the process enjoyable and authentic for each family, as well as something that can be reproduced so that the feel that you see in my portfolio is […]

hillsboro family photographer candid or posed

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 […]

how to digitize old photos

I often get this email in the fall from clients who are worried about their fall photo sessions: what happens if it rains at my photo session?  And you know what?  It ALWAYS works out! We’re lucky here in the PNW to enjoy all four seasons–a sometimes snowy winter, a blossom-filled spring, a warm summer, and […]

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

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of light, bright, airy photos!  And you know what?  I love them like that ALL YEAR ROUND!  I may live in the rainy PNW, but something about a warm, bright photo just feels like HOME!  When I coach my clients through what to wear for the photo session, […]

What to Wear for Light and Airy Fall Photos mustard oatmeal and maroon

This is one of my very favorite family photos.  My good friend and fellow photographer Halsey took us to Sauvie Island about four summers ago for our family photo session!  For years, especially before my son was born, I did elaborate setups with a tripod in front of our Christmas tree and then popped those […]

country themed family photos in a field

I love holding photo sessions in Oregon’s wine country!  Champoeg State Park is basically my favorite place in the whole darn state because of the incredible backdrop variety, beautiful glowing light, and sweet country feel.  So when I invite clients to Champoeg, I know it can be a journey from Hillsboro or Portland for them, […]

Hillsboro engagement photo session | Hillsboro wedding photographer

I love that I get to start wedding days off in the bridal suite as the bride and her besties are getting ready! Anticipation and emotions are running high, all the beautiful bridal details are there, and there is a ton of opportunity for beautiful getting ready photos!  This is always a favorite time in […]

Hillsboro wedding details - Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon

UPDATED FOR 2022: My Client Closet is now available to anyone who has booked a portrait session with me! These are all hand-selected dresses that photograph beautifully, add beautiful movement to your photos, and are super flattering. Browse the Client Closet, available exclusively for SSP’s Portland family photo session clients, right here. This week I’m […]

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