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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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 fall family photos in Portland ready to cuddle and laugh.  It was PERFECTION!  We always chat about what my clients want […]

fall family photos in portland oregon

I often get this email in the fall from clients who are worried about their fall photo sessions: what happens if it rains at my photo session?  And you know what?  It ALWAYS works out! We’re lucky here in the PNW to enjoy all four seasons–a sometimes snowy winter, a blossom-filled spring, a warm summer, and […]

Family pictures at Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon - Hillsboro family photographer

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, […]

What to Wear for Light and Airy Fall Photos mustard oatmeal and maroon

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 […]

warm fall family photos in hillsboro, oregon

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 […]

Family photo session at Cook Park in Tigard with fall leaves | Hillsboro family photographer

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 […]

Champoeg State Park wedding under an oak tree in Newberg - Hillsboro wedding photographer

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 […]

McMenamin's Octagonal Barn Wedding | Hillsboro Wedding Photographer

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 […]

Fall family photos at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Aloha, Oregon | Hillsboro family photographer

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 […]

Fall family photos at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton | Hillsboro Family Photographer

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