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Oh, friends.  This anniversary photo session that happened in Newberg last week.  It has a BEAUTIFUL story behind it.  Briana and Nick were DESTINED to be together.  They were born one day apart, in the same hospital.  Their birth announcements appeared in their local paper right next to each other.  So when Briana’s mom clipped […]

Anniversary

Melissa contacted me early this year to book a summer portrait session for her family.  They were celebrating a new season in life and it was time to get their family photos updated!  They drove out to Champoeg State Park near Newberg from Hillsboro to make sure to have a wide variety of backdrops.  I […]

Families

A few months ago, it was rainy and cold and I was under probably ten thousand layers of blankets and I had a vision: SUMMERTIME!  I wanted fluffy pink peonies, soft sage green eucalyptus, and a bride in a layered tulle dress in the sunshine.  It’s been AGES since my last styled shoot, which I […]

Weddings

Friends.  Last night…did you catch that glowy sunset?  I was lucky enough to be out in the fields around Newberg for a family photo session and we got some GLOW!  Jenni reached out to me for family photos because their oldest daughter was headed out of state for college soon.  They wanted to be sure […]

Families

Mary and Marcus are getting married SO SOON!  At the end of the month, they’ll get married in Hillsboro and I cannot WAIT!  It’s definitely time to share their beautiful fall engagement session we did at Champoeg State Park in Newberg.  We had so much fun chatting about wedding plans and post wedding plans!  Mary […]

Engagement

If you’ve been around this blog for any bit of time, you know my love of Champoeg State Park runs deep!  Do you ever have those places that just feel like home?  Places where you feel totally at peace and where it feels like you’re supposed to be there?  Champoeg is one of those places […]

Personal

Do you remember Danielle and John’s summery Lake Oswego wedding at The Foundry?  Where they had the boatful of people cheering them on during their bridal portraits and I was 10,000 months pregnant?  It was so fun to see them again and reconnect this summer at their anniversary session!  We reminisced about their wedding day: […]

Anniversary

Oh, Katherine and Daniel!  You’ve probably seen them on the blog before: if you’ve seen their Union/Pine wedding in Portland, or one of their family portrait sessions, you know I LOVE photographing this family!  When they came to SSP’s Anniversary Session Event for past wedding clients, it was so nice reconnecting with them again and photographing […]

Anniversary

This anniversary session!  I was SO excited when Tasha emailed me to let me know they were able to make it to the anniversary session event I held over the summer!  I hadn’t seen them in three years, but their Columbia County wedding was so relaxed and fun that I knew we’d have a great […]

Anniversary

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite types of sessions–an anniversary session!  Lacey and Taylor got married in May of 2017 at Camp Turnaround, and their wedding day was so joyful that I couldn’t WAIT to see them again for their anniversary session!  They’re still sweet as pie and completely in love, so the session […]

Anniversary

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