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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 […]

Families

Can you believe that summer is almost OVER??  August has been just a whirlwind: besides a ton of family adventures, I’ve also been so lucky to connect with some of the best clients for family sessions, senior portraits, and weddings!  The end of summer is the busiest time of the year–it’s still wedding season, there […]

Families

It’s almost AUGUST, which means we’re starting to think about all the things we need to do for the start of school.  For our family, that means school supply shopping…but if you’re headed in to your senior year of high school, that probably means you’re thinking about getting SENIOR PICTURES done!  I had a few […]

Seniors

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

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

I love holding photo sessions in Oregon’s wine country!  Champoeg State Park is basically my favorite place in the whole darn state because of the incredible backdrop variety, beautiful glowing light, and sweet country feel.  So when I invite clients to Champoeg, I know it can be a journey from Hillsboro or Portland for them, […]

Tips

A few months ago, it was rainy and cold and I was under probably ten thousand layers of blankets and I had a vision: SUMMERTIME!  I wanted fluffy pink peonies, soft sage green eucalyptus, and a bride in a layered tulle dress in the sunshine.  It’s been AGES since my last styled shoot, which I […]

Weddings

It’s WEDNESDAY! It’s been a few weeks since the last Wanderlust Wednesday while weddings took the lead over here.  I thought since the weather is getting warmer more often, it was a good time to pop in and remind you of a great family friendly hike here in Newberg!  It’s a shorter one, but I […]

Personal

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

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