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Cottagecore Inspired Family Photos | Albany Oregon Photographer

September 13, 2022

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Nestled above the hills north of Corvallis and west of Albany is this beautiful little park. It has California vibes so strong it makes me homesick for my Sacramento days. Tall fields, rolling hills dotted with oak trees, and the coastal range off in the distance: if you’re an Albany, Oregon photographer this is the perfect place to live out your cottagecore inspired photo dreams! Ashley and I planned this end of summer family photoshoot to celebrate all things neutral and cottage-y. We combined a little gingham, some cozy knits, a straw hat, and all the warm neutrals and we were SET!

child wearing neutral knit overalls for cottagecore family photos near Corvallis, Oregon

family of three in a field with a view by albany oregon photographer samantha shannon


Isn’t he the sweetest? I adored the knit overalls from Target: if you’re on the lookout for something perfect for your little to wear for family photos, they’ve had the best rompers lately in knits and gauzes.


Gingham dress, neutral colors, and straw hat in cottagecore family photos by Albany Oregon photographer Samantha Shannon


This session was after a weekend of wildfire smoke in the Willamette Valley. Luckily, it was the tail end of the smokey haze, at least on the west side of the valley, and the air quality was safe enough for an outdoor family session. By the end of the session though, a few raindrops turned into a sudden rainstorm!


Gingham dress, neutral colors, and straw hat in cottagecore family photos by Albany Oregon photographer Samantha Shannon

I loved adventuring here. I went to Oregon State and worked in Albany, so it’s always so fun to come back here to explore. How long ago was that? Two hints: I’m always surprised that the Blockbuster isn’t there (it was the PLACE to be!), and the CD store I worked at in Albany is definitely no longer there. How does time pass so fast?


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So grateful to this sweet family for their time creating the perfect cottagecore inspired family photos. If you’re looking for an Albany, Oregon photographer or just hoping for a session in these rolling hills with that view, get in touch and let’s start planning yours!


What next?

Check out more family photo sessions here, or browse my What to Wear for Family Photos archives for style inspiration!

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  1. Colleen says:

    I love the warm neutrals! Perfect for the transition from summer into fall. What adorable knit overalls, too!

  2. Beth says:

    Simply stunning!! The location, the outfits, everything works together perfectly!

  3. Looks like a dream session to me. Target does in deed have some great finds! The overall is adorable.

  4. Nicole says:

    What a gorgeous location! And you captured it so beautifully. I love everything about this session, from the outfits, the location and the connection between this sweet family. Stunning!

  5. Girl, this is once again just another level. What a beautiful family gallery and so many good framers. I love the one of mummy with her little boy, cuddling nose to cheek! Beautiful Family Photography Samantha

  6. Kate says:

    This location and session styling are a dream! What a perfect way to document this family’s love for each other! Beautiful work!

  7. Oh my gracious! I am OBSESSED with these gorgeous fields and the cottage-inspired look! So beautiful, Samantha!

  8. Julianna says:

    Absolutely in love with this session!

    I miss block buster too!! Every time i drive by we’re one used to be i get a little sad!

  9. Jasmyn says:

    I love the color palette of their outfits paired with this gorgeous Albany location. These are wonderful family photos! Well done Samantha!

  10. Becky says:

    Such a beautiful family session! Love all of the family sweetness captured. They will treasure these in the years to come!

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