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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

Are you getting ready for your Portland family photos and wondering what a session might look like? What photos will we make sure to get? These are the ones I always make sure to get for each of my clients. I like that going through this list covers all the bases, from the posed traditional […]

family photos in portland oregon

These Portland family photos have all of my favorite things: soft pastel colors, glowing morning light, the sweetest family, and a little giggly baby girl! I’ve fallen more and more in love with morning sessions in the summer, and this light right here? THAT’S the reason! Babies being happier in the mornings is such a […]

portland family photographer session in summertime with a family of three

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 […]

oregon fine art family photographer

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 […]

large family photo session oregon photographer

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 family photos

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 […]

light and airy family photos in hillsboro, oregon

Updated: For 2022, I’ve come back through and updated this post with my top tips for clients who want to know how to include dogs in Portland family photos! This is something so many of my clients request and I am HERE for it, so let’s chat about how we can work to make it […]

how to include dogs in portland family photos

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 […]

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