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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

When I meet with potential wedding clients, I love to bring a folder full of wedding planning info for them.  Besides the fact that I am one of those people who love to assemble folders full of information (cough, Leslie Knope, cough), I genuinely want each couple to walk away with the best wedding planning […]

mcmenamins grand lodge wedding in forest grove, oregon - portland wedding photographer

It’s SPRING!  Which means it’s time to figure out what to wear for spring photos!  I’m kind of loving making these What to Wear posts, friends!  I get to “shop” and put together everyone’s outfits.  I hope these are helpful posts for you! Today I’m sharing an Easter-inspired What to Wear board for family portraits.  […]

what to wear for pictures - blush mint chambray

Let’s talk ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS!  This is one of my favorite things to chat about at wedding consultations because I genuinely believe in how important they are! In fact, I believe in them SO MUCH that I include a complimentary engagement session in each of my wedding collections as my gift to the couple!   They’re that […]

formal engagement session in a field in hillsboro, oregon - portland wedding photographer

It’s FRIDAY (and MARCH, what??) which means it’s time for an FAQ Friday!  I have a lot of clients who have dogs as a part of their family, and I often get asked if dogs can be included in engagement or family sessions. YES!  ABSOLUTELY! I LOVE dogs and I’m always so excited to get […]

Bride and Groom portrait with dog at wedding in Portland Oregon

It’s that time again!  As we get into spring portrait season, it’s time to start making decisions on what to wear for your family pictures or engagement session in the SPRINGTIME!  It might feel far away on a rainy day like this, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll need some time to start shopping!  […]

wardrobe idea for family or engagement pictures - coral and cobalt blue chambray nantucket red

If you’ve been planning your wedding for a while, you’ve probably heard about a first look!  It’s a great option that about half of my couples decide to do, so I thought I’d chat about some of the pros and cons for it today! So what exactly IS a first look?  Well, picture this: the […]

First look at Quimby's Pond Wedding in Dayton, Oregon Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

Dropping in here in the midst of family photo season to offer some HELP!  We recently had our own family photos done, and getting our wardrobe together was I.N.S.A.N.E.  I’m talking allllll of the clothes of EVERYONE in the family spread across my bed, with me trying to figure out how to match little baby […]

What to wear for family pictures taupe maroon mustard and olive | Hillsboro Oregon Family photographer

I’m sharing today about how I organize my family photos AND how I create our yearly albums!  As a organizational junkie (well, before kids, at least), I love having a system in place so it’s easy to find what I’m looking for when I want to print or share a photo.  I also like to […]

how to print and organize your family photos | hillsboro and newberg family photographer

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