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Motherhood Photography in Portland, Oregon

March 10, 2024

Filed in: Families

Spring wildflower mini sessions went live on my website today, and because mini sessions are perfect opportunities for motherhood photos, I thought it was time to share a favorite from last year! Motherhood photography is focused entirely on the connection between you and your baby. It’s the perfect time to reflect on and document your motherhood journey.


Motherhood photo of mom and baby in a field of purple wildflowers


My goal with motherhood photography sessions is to capture what it feels like to be a mother. In this particular session, I was struck by the quiet love these two share. We explored the wildflower field, they snuggled on a blanket, the little one held mama’s hand while they walked, and mom gave him lots of cuddles. I think an important thing in motherhood photography is coming into it without any expectations. Just like motherhood itself, these sessions always surprise me. We usually follow the little one’s lead. What’s really lovely about that is that it means we can genuinely capture that stage. Are they cuddly? Are they just getting the hang of walking and ready to be on the move? When my clients begin their session without expectations, we can easily follow their baby’s lead and just enjoy whatever stage they’re in. Kids are more relaxed and we can capture genuine moments.


mom and baby in a wildflower field for a motherhood photo session in the PNW.


Mom and baby on a blanket by Portland motherhood photographer Samantha Shannon

I adored the opportunity to add in some neutral colors and textures at this session. The gauzy fabrics of their wardrobe against the lace blanket have such a sweet, organic, and timeless feel. Mom’s dress is one of my favorites from Nothing Fits But.


baby walking while holding mom's hand by pnw motherhood photographer Samantha Shannon


If you’d like to chat more about motherhood photography, reach out to me here. Just in the mood for more spring photo goodness? Check out some of my favorite resources for spring family photos & mini sessions here:

What to Wear for Spring Family Photos
Wildflower Fields near Portland
Portland Mini Session Calendar



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