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As a lifestyle photographer in Portland, Oregon, I get the incredible opportunity to create art out of my client’s lives. On the very best days, that includes some travel to beautiful PNW locations like the Columbia River Gorge! This summer session was at Beacon Rock, a location filled with some great family memories for these […]

family of three walking in front of Beacon Rock for a family photo session portland oregon

I’ve been looking forward to this session all month! My sweet photographer friend Joni and her family joined me at the Columbia River Gorge last week and I’m just in love with these photos. Taking family photos with teens can be tough, but these siblings had promised mom family photos as her Mother’s Day gift, […]

family photos with teens walking with dog in front of a mountain

The Rowena Crest Wildflowers have been on my bucket list for a family photo location for ages now, and I was so thrilled to get out there last week for these sweet maternity photos. Wildflowers in Oregon generally bloom here around the end of April. While I had to drive through a rain storm in […]

rowena crest wildflower maternity photos in portland oregon

Today I’m sharing about a new offering for my families: Destination Sessions! I get a lot of requests for family photos at Columbia River Gorge or the coast, and now I’ve added that as an option for family sessions! I’m so excited to create family photos that showcase our incredible state’s epic views. What a […]

family photos at columbia river gorge

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to adventure out with a few photographer friends to explore the Columbia River Gorge. I brought a few dresses from the new Client Closet, some flowers from the incredible Elle & Lu Flowers in Dundee, and we made some magic happen! This chance to stretch my creative […]

If you’re anything like me, finding something to wear for your photo session can be a little overwhelming. I go through my closet first, usually, and everything is your standard mom-wear: t-shirts, shorts, and jeans. But I think portrait sessions are really a great time to dress up a little bit! A swishy dress adds […]

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