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Oh, friends.  This anniversary photo session that happened in Newberg last week.  It has a BEAUTIFUL story behind it.  Briana and Nick were DESTINED to be together.  They were born one day apart, in the same hospital.  Their birth announcements appeared in their local paper right next to each other.  So when Briana’s mom clipped […]

Anniversary

Melissa contacted me early this year to book a summer portrait session for her family.  They were celebrating a new season in life and it was time to get their family photos updated!  They drove out to Champoeg State Park near Newberg from Hillsboro to make sure to have a wide variety of backdrops.  I […]

Families

Friends.  Last night…did you catch that glowy sunset?  I was lucky enough to be out in the fields around Newberg for a family photo session and we got some GLOW!  Jenni reached out to me for family photos because their oldest daughter was headed out of state for college soon.  They wanted to be sure […]

Families

From the minute I Skyped with these two for their wedding consultation, I knew we were going to have fun together!  Rachel reached out to me and said that she loved my work and my story, and when consultation couples say that it usually means that they will be a perfect SSP Couple!  These two […]

Engagement

Catching up on #thatbloglife and realizing I missed blogging Angela and Josiah’s glowy light + pastels engagement session at Champoeg State Park last month!  You all HAVE to see this magic!  Angela wore basically my very favorite shade of blush pink, and they rocked it in the best field at the park!  I think I […]

Engagement

I’m sharing Mykael and Evan’s engagement session today, and I could NOT be more excited!!  Last month they came up from Eugene where Evan’s in law school to spend an evening at Champoeg State Park.  We started out in the field, chatted about their plans for their wedding, and then headed down to the dock.  […]

Engagement

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

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

This sweet momma has probably had her baby by now, but I wanted to pop onto the blog to share this maternity + family session I did last month at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Aloha!  When we were planning their session, Laetitia wanted to make sure we had a low key, candid, FUN session […]

Families

This sweet family was so, so patient for their session!  Somehow, even though we kept scheduling our Cooper Mountain Nature Park session for mid-June evenings, we kept getting rained out!  And not just a little rained out…RAINED out!  Thunder and lightning storms in the forecast?  I’ll pass on that hilltop session, thanks. So when our […]

Families

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