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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 […]

Families

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 […]

Anniversary

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

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

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 […]

Weddings

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 […]

Weddings

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

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 […]

Locations

Extended family sessions are so fun!  A lot of times, I think families really only get professional photos of the WHOLE family—grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, grandkids, everyone–at weddings.  Which is awesome and obviously something I enjoy, BUT–there’s a whole lot of life that happens before and after weddings!  There’s nothing better than photos like these […]

Extended Families

Oh boy, I LOVE it when old clients come back to me to update their family photos.  And it’s even MORE exciting when their family has GROWN since I saw them last!!  Their two girls are about as far apart as my kiddos are, but they’ve made it through the newborn phase while I’m still […]

Families

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