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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

This last weekend was AMAZING, friends!  I spent the weekend with six other photographers at the Dream Bigger Retreat that I organized out in Lincoln City! I knew I needed some time away to refocus my business and inspire myself for the season, so I created this weekend as sort of a creative mastermind opportunity […]

Families

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

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

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 […]

Anniversary

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 […]

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

Ohhh, I was so excited for this session!  Whitney shared that it had been awhile since the family had family portraits done, and it was time to add the littlest girls to their family photos!!  We looked for a location with tall trees and glowy light and decided on the Jenkins Estate in Aloha. The […]

Families

Today is another 2017 recap day–this time, we’re checking out part TWO of my favorite photos from 2017 family photo sessions!  I’m starting with a few more favorites from sessions at Champoeg in Newberg (Barns! Pink tulle skirts!  All of my favorite things!) This extended family photo session in Hillsboro at Rood Bridge Park was […]

Families

Jenna and Armando kicked off engagement session season last weekend and it was PERFECT!!  We’d waited a few weeks to get dry weather, and just before Valentine’s Day, it happened!!  We went to Champoeg State Park because these two are practically neighbors with me here in Newberg and this beautiful location was five minutes from […]

Engagement

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