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est. 2011

fine art
in portland, oregon

based in
portland, oregon

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Is a mini session enough time for us?

Mini sessions are truly that, brief sessions intended to quickly update a family portrait. They're excellent choices for returning clients or families with older children, where everyone is comfortable and ready to capture several images quickly. You know your children best! If you know your child needs time to warm up to strangers or new situations, a full session may be a better choice. 

We aren't available on the scheduled mini session date, can we book a different day for a mini session?

Mini sessions are held exclusively on the dates listed above. However, you're welcome to book a full session around your schedule at any time. Please contact me if you'd like to discuss your options for a full session.

What's the difference between a mini session and a full session?

The main difference between a mini session and a full session is customization and variety.

How many images, with how many different backdrops, are you hoping to choose your final photos from? At mini sessions, we'll be in front of one beautiful background without moving around the location. Our focus is on posed images, making it an excellent choice for holiday cards. At full sessions, we have time to explore the location, use several backgrounds and let your family interact naturally, which results in enough images to create a full wall artwork gallery from.

Full sessions are also customized for your family, with the ability to choose a location and date that suits your family best. Full sessions also include access to the client closet and personalized wardrobe styling.

As a mom of two myself, I know how fleeting each phase of a child's life can be. When I pass by the family photos on our walls these days, I wonder just when our girl lost those rolls on her baby wrists, or when our son started looking so TALL. Time passes so quickly, without us even realizing!

In my ten years as a family photographer, I've come to realize that a family photo session is an opportunity to stop time. It's your moment to soak in every little thing you love about your family. To memorize the details of this instant in your child’s life before they grow again, to cuddle them no matter what age they are.

That's why I believe it is so important to take the time for a family photo session. I love to use natural areas around Portland and Oregon that reflect our family and our kids--beautiful, slightly wild, and home.

I'm Samantha

portland mini session photographer


Let’s slow down time, just for an afternoon.


"Samantha was wonderful to work with. She was friendly, professional and fun! She put my family at ease and produced amazing photos for us. We couldn’t be any happier with our photos."

I take a limited number of clients every month so that each family gets my full attention during our time together. 


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