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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

It’s family photo session time…and your goal this year is to have a GREAT family photo session experience! Good goal, my friend. And, good news: a totally attainable goal. Let’s chat about the five steps you can take to make sure that your family has the very best time during your family photos this year! […]

portland family photographer spring session mom and child

Are you getting ready for your Portland 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 […]

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

The last time I saw this family, their sweet little girl quietly cuddled in to her mama the whole time. It doesn’t feel like that long ago, but this year she was the most active, energetic, and talkative kiddo! It’s such an honor to see families year after year and I just love seeing how […]

oregon fine art family photographer

I’m about halfway through my summer season–I will likely not be open for fall bookings this year, so the end of August is the end of my year! This summer is totally flying by. If you’re hoping for family photos in Hillsboro or the surrounding area–NOW is the time! The added bonus is of course […]

hillsboro family photos

Since we live in the beautiful (and rainy) PNW, I spend a good deal of my time watching the hourly weather forecast during portrait season!  Fall sessions in particular are pretty likely to get some rain during them.  I’ve written a little bit on how a rainy session could unfold here, and shared a rainy […]

rainy portrait session in oregon

Maybe it’s just my Enneagram Type 1 showing, but my anxiety around the pandemic has been materializing in PROJECTS! I’ve been in the kitchen, baking cookies, cakes, and breads. I’ve decluttered and organized and cleaned. And currently, I’m working on a project that I think many of you might like help on: I’m working to […]

how to digitize old photos

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 […]

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