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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

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 […]

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When you have a large family and the kids are a little older and have their own lives and their own schedules…it can be hard to get everyone together in the same place at the same time! I know this can be a challenge even when my parents want to get the family together–it’s just […]

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It’s official. Lavender farms are my new favorite place to shoot! We did our own family photos at this farm a few years ago, and of course we love to stop there during Newberg’s Lavender Festival, but I hadn’t done any client work out there myself. So when Ally told me she loves lavender AND […]

hillsboro family photography in a lavender field

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 oregon family photographer

Oh friends, this session! The adorable family. The light. The dog. The swishy dress. The perfect little cheeks on the baby. I can’t even. Megan contacted me for a light and airy family photo session and I loved working with her on all the details to make that happen! We chose a field in summertime […]

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This summer has felt like the summer of families bringing their DOGS to sessions and I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED about that!!  If you’ve read my past posts about family pictures with a dog, you know I love those doggos, and I adore when families include their pets in their sessions. It involves a little extra […]

light and airy hillsboro family photos in a field

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

Hey friends! This is a crazy time right now, but you know what? LIFE is still happening! My son had a birthday last week. I’m getting inquiries from people bringing home new babies, or whose kids are having milestone birthdays–you know, the things I love to document for my families! While Oregon is under a […]

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 […]

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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

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