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We’re lucky here in the PNW to enjoy all four seasons–a sometimes snowy winter, a blossom-filled spring, a warm summer, and all the fall colors in autumn!  One of the trade offs though, is that we get a lot of RAIN!  If you’ve been here any amount of time, this isn’t news to you…and if […]

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of light, bright, airy photos!  And you know what?  I love them like that ALL YEAR ROUND!  I may live in the rainy PNW, but something about a warm, bright photo just feels like HOME!  When I coach my clients through what to wear for the photo session, […]

Tips

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

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

We are DEEP in fall family portrait season over here, friends!  The leaves start to turn, and suddenly it’s time to get your holiday cards together!  Which means….portraits!  We did our own family pictures in the summer because I am a sunny days and blue skies person at heart, but I love serving my clients […]

Families

I’ve been looking forward to Angela and Josiah’s fall wedding all year!  We met at Unger Farm’s Country Bridal Showcase, where Angela told me all about how much she loved warm, glowy images, and I KNEW we had to work together!  They made sure to give us plenty of time for portraits AND they scheduled […]

Weddings

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

When one of my favorite families came back to me for this year’s fall photos, we decided to try the same location we’d shot at before (see it here!).  We wanted to make sure it looked different enough, but still had the field that they loved.  We used the beautiful field area at Cooper Mountain […]

Families

It’s been a crazy fall family portrait season over here, especially as our family adjusts to life with a newborn!  I’ve TOTALLY fallen behind on my blogging, but as we wind down into December, I’m hoping to catch back up!  I wanted to share this epically Pacific Northwest fall session with you from last month […]

Families

  I loved meeting up with this sweet family to update their family photos in time for holiday cards!  We had a fabulous fall day at the Jenkins Estate exploring the botanical garden!

Families

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