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Family Photos in the Orchard | Portland Portrait Photographers

October 5, 2022

Filed in: Families

Portland portrait photographers, we know that early fall is GOLDEN! The weather’s cooled down, but it hasn’t started to rain yet. Late September and early October truly are the magic times to get your portraits done in Portland in the fall. For this family, we were able to use their incredible hazelnut orchard at sunset for their family portraits. I loved the warm neutral tones they chose for their clothes and how cozy their little family was, tucked into their orchard.


family of 3 sitting in hazelnut orchard by Portland portrait photographers Samantha Shannon


One other thing all Portland portrait photographers know? Two year olds are going to take some warming up! My most successful tools for that are peekaboo and my knowledge, after two kids of my own, of virtually every song from favorite kids shows. I may have had to break out singing DURING peekaboo, but it was worth it! With apologies to the parents that have to listen to me sing off key…it works! Look at this smile!


family of 3 in hazelnut orchard by Portland portrait photographers Samantha Shannon


Wardrobe For Your Portland Portraits

Isn’t he just the sweetest? I adore his little outfit too. If you’re in the midst of planning your family portraits in Portland and need wardrobe help for the littles, head over to my post here on favorite kids clothing for fall pictures from local PDX boutiques. If you aren’t local, my go-to is Quincy Mae!



Dad holds son in hazelnut orchard

Portland Portrait Photographers Locations

This hazelnut orchard was such a dream! I love when clients have access to incredible properties like these that aren’t just beautiful, but also meaningful to them. This little one is going to have so many memories of growing up around the orchard. It’s so special to be able to have professional portraits of these memories.


If you’re planning a session but don’t have access to an orchard like this, I’ve got you covered! My list of Outdoor Photoshoot Locations near Portland has a ton of variety, and I’ve scouted each of these locations to be sure we can get the most magical light there.


Mom, dad. and child stand in a hazelnut orchard for Portland family photos


Looking for a Portland portrait photographer?

Let’s chat! Head over to explore my homepage, or read through my Ultimate Guide for Preparing for Your Family Photo Session here!


If you’ve been following along, you know I love sharing my favorite blog finds from photographers nationwide! This week, I’m sharing these stunning Palm Beach engagement photos from Vanessa Palomino.

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  1. Beth says:

    Such a special location! The timing, the lighting, the wardrobe, everything is perfect!!

  2. Sam, I always know it’s your work. It’s so light filled, fresh and clean. I would book you for my own family photos if I lived closer. Simply stunning!

  3. I love reading your blog posts. These images are just precious. Here’s to more golden sessions 😉

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