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Shana and Josh!  Can we just talk for a second about how AMAZING these two are??  When we had their consultation before booking via Skype a few months ago, they weren’t sure they’d be able to do the engagement session that I gift to all of my couples because they live in Utah.  Well, about […]

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It’s October, which means family portrait season is in FULL SWING over here!  Today’s post is a throwback to the start of my fall season.  This family came to me in September to update their family photos, and we chose Champoeg State Park just south of Newberg for our location.  We started in the gardens, […]

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When we first started planning their engagement session, Shellie and Kevin wanted to be sure we’d be someplace where we could show their love of the outdoors–especially somewhere near the water.  We chose Champoeg State Park for their barn, garden, and river access–and what a fun time we had there!

Engagement

I’m back from a nice long holiday weekend with the family and I’m excited to share Kailey and Andrew’s Champoeg State Park engagement session on the blog today!  We shot this on a suuuuper hot day but we were able to hit all of the must-have locations on Kailey’s list–the barn, the giant oak trees, […]

Engagement

Engagement

Well, we’re officially one month in to our Newberg and homeownership adventures, and we are 100%–no, 1000% happy with our decision to move here!  As spring FINALLY decides to show up, we’re getting to explore more and more of our new town, and it’s been a total blast.  Champoeg State Park was one of our […]

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So I mentioned that I was 100% full blown in LOVE with Champoeg State Park near my brand new home in Newberg, right?  It took ONE afternoon for that to happen.  One.  This particular afternoon, I did a few mini sessions–you saw the first one here, and here’s the second mini session!  The soft, neutral […]

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So guys, we did a thing.  We bought a HOUSE!  In WINE COUNTRY!  And MOVED last weekend, in the middle of that windstorm!  That last part?  Totally not advised.  But the house part?  We are loving it!  We’ve been renting since we moved back up here from California, and last month we found the perfect […]

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