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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 family photos in Newberg ready to cuddle and laugh.  It was PERFECTION!  We always chat about what my clients want in […]

Newberg Oregon family photographer fall family photos

I love when a client contacts me with a vision for their photos that is totally in line with my style!  Alaina contacted me to schedule a relaxed, light and airy family photo session in a summer field and I was ALL about that!  Alaina helped that vision come to life with her family’s outfit […]

light and airy family photography in hillsboro, oregon

It really is the BEST part of my job when wedding clients come back to me a few years after the wedding for family photos!  By the end of a wedding day, I always feel such a connection to my clients–they’ve become friends as we’ve walked through the wedding planning process together.  So when I […]

family photographer in newberg, oregon - hillsboro family pictures

This morning, I posted some happy anniversary wishes to one of my favorite SSP couples, Lacey and Taylor.  They got married two years ago at Camp Turnaround, and I saw them just recently for an anniversary session.  I’m so glad they chose to do an anniversary session, and it got me thinking about all the […]

beaverton family photographer anniversary session

I can’t wait to photograph Logan and John’s spring wedding!  They’re planning a fun red and teal themed wedding, and I love the way that they wove those colors into their engagement session too!  It’s such a great idea and really makes it so easy to display engagement photos at the wedding because they’re totally […]

engagement pictures at Champoeg Hillsboro wedding photographer

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 […]

Hillsboro family photos at Cooper Mountain Nature Park

I met Spencer and Vanessa last year, at their fall Champoeg Park session, and I couldn’t WAIT to photograph their wedding!  Their lives have taken them all over the country together, through grad school and several moves, but it’s only here and now that they’ve been able to get settled and plan a WEDDING!  Friends […]

McMenamin's Octagonal Barn Wedding | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

Sorry, friends.  I obviously fell down on blogging this winter!  I tend to post weddings right away on Facebook and then dive into editing to get my couples their wedding photos back quickly, but I know they’re waiting for their blog posts too!  I’m doing some catching up this week, and I’m so excited to […]

Fall wedding at Children's Cottage at McMenamin's Grand Lodge in Forest Grove | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

Over the Independence Day weekend, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Ryan and Miya for their engagement session at Dawson Creek Park in Hillsboro!  It was a whirlwind weekend for them as they worked family celebrations and wedding to-dos in between travel schedules, but I’m so glad we were able to make […]

engagement photos at Dawson creek park in Hillsboro, Oregon | Hillsboro wedding photographer

Next up as part of my location series, where I showcase my very favorite locations for portrait sessions–Rood Bridge Park!!  This park was a favorite of mine when we first moved up here and my son was a baby, because there are large paved paths that go in a big loop, so it was perfect […]

rood bridge park as a photography lcoation for family pictures | Hillsboro family photographer

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