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We’re lucky here in the PNW to enjoy all four seasons–a sometimes snowy winter, a blossom-filled spring, a warm summer, and all the fall colors in autumn!  One of the trade offs though, is that we get a lot of RAIN!  If you’ve been here any amount of time, this isn’t news to you…and if […]

Tips

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of light, bright, airy photos!  And you know what?  I love them like that ALL YEAR ROUND!  I may live in the rainy PNW, but something about a warm, bright photo just feels like HOME!  When I coach my clients through what to wear for the photo session, […]

Tips

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

Kaitlin and Tylor are the sweetest!  I first met Kaitlin way back at Emmy and Orion’s wedding, and I was just thrilled to see her again!  She and Tylor are planning a fall wedding out in the Columbia River Gorge, and so, given their love of fall colors, it was only natural we’d shoot their […]

Engagement

Let’s take a minute and talk about WINTER birthdays!  My son has a birthday coming up in March, so we’re deep in planning mode!  Because we’re in Oregon, just going to a park and letting the kids loose onto the playground doesn’t really work, because it could rain AT ANY MINUTE!  We’ve been lucky with […]

Families

We are DEEP in fall family portrait season over here, friends!  The leaves start to turn, and suddenly it’s time to get your holiday cards together!  Which means….portraits!  We did our own family pictures in the summer because I am a sunny days and blue skies person at heart, but I love serving my clients […]

Families

I’ve been looking forward to Angela and Josiah’s fall wedding all year!  We met at Unger Farm’s Country Bridal Showcase, where Angela told me all about how much she loved warm, glowy images, and I KNEW we had to work together!  They made sure to give us plenty of time for portraits AND they scheduled […]

Weddings

When one of my favorite families came back to me for this year’s fall photos, we decided to try the same location we’d shot at before (see it here!).  We wanted to make sure it looked different enough, but still had the field that they loved.  We used the beautiful field area at Cooper Mountain […]

Families

It’s been a crazy fall family portrait season over here, especially as our family adjusts to life with a newborn!  I’ve TOTALLY fallen behind on my blogging, but as we wind down into December, I’m hoping to catch back up!  I wanted to share this epically Pacific Northwest fall session with you from last month […]

Families

Oh boy, I LOVE it when old clients come back to me to update their family photos.  And it’s even MORE exciting when their family has GROWN since I saw them last!!  Their two girls are about as far apart as my kiddos are, but they’ve made it through the newborn phase while I’m still […]

Families

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