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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

This early morning family photo session was a Lake Oswego photographers dream! A wide open meadow, a barn, and rolling hills with vineyards in the background: it was the perfect setting for this family to make a few more Oregon memories before their cross-country move. Cream & Sage Green Family Pictures I love the soft […]

photo of child by lake oswego photographers

To kick 2022 off right, I’ve got 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 […]

family photos at columbia river gorge

As a photographer in Hillsboro, Oregon and a mom myself, I know it can feel so impossible to get the family out the door, ready for a photo session. My kids’ moods could go either way! Today I’m sharing what happens if it’s family photo session time…and your goal this year is to have a […]

photographer hillsboro oregon photo of mom and daughter in blue dress

Are you getting ready for your family photos and wondering what a session might look like? What photos will we make sure to get? These are the ones I always make sure to get for each of my clients. I like that going through this list covers all the bases, from the posed traditional portraits […]

family photos in portland oregon

These Portland family photos have all of my favorite things: soft pastel colors, glowing morning light, the sweetest family, and a little giggly baby girl! I’ve fallen more and more in love with morning sessions in the summer, and this light right here? THAT’S the reason! Babies being happier in the mornings is such a […]

portland family photographer session in summertime with a family of three

When you have a large family and the kids are a little older and have their own lives and their own schedules…it can be hard to get everyone together in the same place at the same time! I know this can be a challenge even when my parents want to get the family together–it’s just […]

large family photo session oregon photographer

Playing catch up on blogging fall sessions is just fine with me, because I get to relive all of these incredible moments with my beautiful fall families!  This sweet family showed up for their fall family photos in Portland ready to cuddle and laugh.  It was PERFECTION!  We always chat about what my clients want […]

fall family photos in portland oregon

This week has been so fun, going through all of last year’s work!  I’ve been pulling favorites from each session and trying to narrow it down so this won’t be a GIANT post, but it’s so hard!  I was blessed with some adorable clients in 2019, who showed up ready to love on their families, […]

hillsboro family photographer field

How is it already the end of November?? July through October is my busy season between weddings and fall family portrait season, so those months always go by in a bit of a blur! Now that things are slowing down, I’m excited to catch up on some blogging–I’ve been working with some freaking ADORABLE families […]

Worried about family photos in the rain? I often get this email in the fall from clients who are worried about their fall photo sessions: what happens if it rains at my photo session?  You know what?  It ALWAYS works out! We’re lucky here in the PNW to enjoy all four seasons–a sometimes snowy winter, […]

family photos in the rain with a dog

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