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So about a month ago, I had one of those moments of early morning total clarity.  I’d just woken up and I was thinking about what I needed to do and what I actually wanted to do that day, and about how it has been EIGHT YEARS since I started my photography journey.  And I […]

Engagement

Jenna and Armando kicked off engagement session season last weekend and it was PERFECT!!  We’d waited a few weeks to get dry weather, and just before Valentine’s Day, it happened!!  We went to Champoeg State Park because these two are practically neighbors with me here in Newberg and this beautiful location was five minutes from […]

Engagement

It’s October, which means family portrait season is in FULL SWING over here!  Today’s post is a throwback to the start of my fall season.  This family came to me in September to update their family photos, and we chose Champoeg State Park just south of Newberg for our location.  We started in the gardens, […]

Families

When we first started planning their engagement session, Shellie and Kevin wanted to be sure we’d be someplace where we could show their love of the outdoors–especially somewhere near the water.  We chose Champoeg State Park for their barn, garden, and river access–and what a fun time we had there!

Engagement

I’m back from a nice long holiday weekend with the family and I’m excited to share Kailey and Andrew’s Champoeg State Park engagement session on the blog today!  We shot this on a suuuuper hot day but we were able to hit all of the must-have locations on Kailey’s list–the barn, the giant oak trees, […]

Engagement

Well, we’re officially one month in to our Newberg and homeownership adventures, and we are 100%–no, 1000% happy with our decision to move here!  As spring FINALLY decides to show up, we’re getting to explore more and more of our new town, and it’s been a total blast.  Champoeg State Park was one of our […]

Families

So I mentioned that I was 100% full blown in LOVE with Champoeg State Park near my brand new home in Newberg, right?  It took ONE afternoon for that to happen.  One.  This particular afternoon, I did a few mini sessions–you saw the first one here, and here’s the second mini session!  The soft, neutral […]

Families

So guys, we did a thing.  We bought a HOUSE!  In WINE COUNTRY!  And MOVED last weekend, in the middle of that windstorm!  That last part?  Totally not advised.  But the house part?  We are loving it!  We’ve been renting since we moved back up here from California, and last month we found the perfect […]

Families

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