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Whether you’re vacationing in Portland or a local parent in need of a break, a trip to one of the many spas in Portland is a must-do! A massage or other wellness service at a day spa can be an excellent opportunity to unwind and relax. If you’re pregnant, many of the spas offer prenatal […]

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HEY!  It’s 2020!  2019 was a whirlwind of a year, and I’m so excited to see what 2020 will bring.  I remember planning out my goals when I first started this business in 2011 (because you know your Type A girl is listing out her 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10 year goals), and I […]

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Last August, I blogged about this EPIC IDEA that I had in the middle of the night, just a few weeks before celebrating our own 8 year wedding anniversary.  I needed to gift my clients ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS!  By the time we’ve planned and photographed an engagement session and a wedding together, I am INVESTED in […]

Hillsboro engagement photo session | Hillsboro wedding photographer

I love my family sessions!  It’s so fun to watch kids grow over the years as they come back for yearly photos!  I was blessed in 2018 to meet so many new families too, and together we explored some fun locations!  Cooper Mountain and Champoeg State Park are still my favorites but I also fell […]

Family pictures at Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon - Hillsboro family photographer

Engagement sessions are the BEST!  First, I think it’s just always fun to get out and shoot somewhere pretty with a couple in love, I mean, that’s kiiiiiind of the whole reason I got into this!  BUT, I also feel like engagement sessions are just ESSENTIAL in your wedding photography experience!  Whenever I do consultations […]

Pacific City Engagement Session - Hillsboro wedding photographer

Alright, so it’s the END of January, and I’m just now getting to my BEST OF 2018 posts!  I’ve been taking it simple and slow this month–Marie Kondo-ing my house like everyone else with Netflix, spending more time with my kids, and trying to be intentional about how I spend my time.  I love the […]

McMenamins Imbrie Hall Octagonal Barn Wedding in Hillsboro, Oregon - Hillsboro wedding photographer

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