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SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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 […]

light and airy romantic country engagement pictures near Portland Oregon - Hillsboro wedding photographer

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 […]

family photos in the field in Newberg, Oregon - Hillsboro family photographer

This is one of my very favorite family photos.  My good friend and fellow photographer Halsey took us to Sauvie Island about four summers ago for our family photo session!  For years, especially before my son was born, I did elaborate setups with a tripod in front of our Christmas tree and then popped those […]

country themed family photos in a field

Friends.  Last night…did you catch that glowy sunset?  I was lucky enough to be out in the fields around Newberg for a family photo session and we got some GLOW!  Jenni reached out to me for family photos because their oldest daughter was headed out of state for college soon.  They wanted to be sure […]

kids in a field at hillsboro oregon family photo session

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