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Location Series: Jenkins Estate | Beaverton Family Photographer

June 18, 2015

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After featuring Halsey’s family session at Jenkins Estate on the blog earlier this week, I decided it was time for another installment of my location series!   One of my favorite places to shoot at is Jenkins Estate in Aloha, just off Farmington and 209th.  The reason I love it is for the variety it offers–there’s a forested area, a botanical garden, a field, and a historic farmhouse built in 1912.  It’s so easy to find new corners of this park to shoot in to keep it looking new each time!  And, I’m not sure what it is, but it gets MAGICAL light at almost any time of day (last year’s afternoon mini sessions can attest to this!).  
The Jenkins Estate is probably my favorite place to shoot in the fall–it gets fabulous fall colors on its tree-lined path.  I could shoot those trees all day in every season and probably never get tired of them!
The Jenkins Estate is owned by Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District, and if you’re a mom, you’re probably familiar with their excellent playground at the south entrance of the park.  It has rubberized ground underneath the play equipment instead of bark chips, which is a GODSEND for parents of kids who are in that wonderful everything-goes-in-the-mouth phase.  But, behind their stables, the Jenkins Estate is also a beautiful wedding venue!  Elephants Catering manages all of their wedding bookings, and I’ve seen some truly beautiful weddings happen there–we’re so lucky to have this historic farm right here in Aloha!

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