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There is nothing better than an outdoor family photography session in the summer. The light is beautiful, the weather is perfect, and the kids always have an awesome time. Especially, since they get to stay up a bit past their bedtime! Check out this beautiful outdoor family photography session at my favorite little spot for […]

Outdoor Family Photography Session | SE Portland, Oregon


Mom & Dad with four year old boy and one year old girl sitting down on blanket during summer family outdoor photo session.

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What should we wear for our spring family photos?  This is one of the most common questions I get as a photographer. I know it can feel overwhelming to choose outfits for the whole family. I’ve got 5 great tips to make this easier. Read on for help on styling your spring family photos.  1. […]

Styling Your Spring Family Photos


Styling your family photos with neutral tones and colors

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As a portrait photographer in Portland, Oregon the question I get asked the most is: what location should we go to for our outdoor photography session?  While I’ve got a long list of outdoor photography locations that I’ve scouted over the years and absolutely love going to, the location of your portrait session is completely […]

Picking Your Outdoor Photography Location


family photos at Nature park with blue wildflowers

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When’s the last time you printed a photo?  If you’ve worked with me before, then your answer to this question is likely more recent than most. As a maternity, newborn, and family portrait photographer, I am very passionate about printing photos! Photos were meant to be seen, not cooped up on your computer. Which is […]

3 Reasons Why Printing Photos Matters


Portland Oregon Photographer - Custom Linen Albums

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Ever wonder what you can do to help prepare your little ones for your family photo session? Today on the blog I’m sharing 5 tips for a fun-filled family photo session with younger kids.  Kids are free-spirited. They like to play and have fun. Run wild with their imaginations. These are just a few of […]

5 Tips for a Fun-Filled Family Photo Session


family photo session tickle party Mom, Dad, brother, and sister

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a winter family photo session in the snow?  Amazing. I promise. (Granted you and yours must okay with being out in the snow for about 30 minutes to an hour.) Even though I live in Portland, where it rarely snows, I’ve had the great […]

Winter Family Photo Session

Family, Milestone

Winter Family Photos with Baby

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This was the year that brought this decade full circle for me. Finally, I did it! I finally made photography my full-time job.  I’m pretty sure my 24 year-old self is spinning her head right now somewhere. You see when I was 24 it was 2009 and I was graduating from Northern Arizona University with […]

2019 Year in Review

Family, Maternity, Newborn

Newborn Photography

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Blue Camas Lilies speckled the wide open space, a wooden plank path ran through the middle, and trees surrounded the us on all sides. When I got through the initial wooded area and discovered the first open meadows at the Camassia Natural Area and viewed this amazing site; I just knew that this was going […]

Wildflower Maternity Session at Camassia Natural Area

Family, Maternity

Family Maternity Photos Camassia Natural Area - West Linn Oregon

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Their love was palpable. From the moment they sat down to enjoy their coffee and discuss their wedding with me, I could feel it. The way she gazed up at him. The way he smiled back at her. The cute giggles between the two of them. I asked to hear how they met and they […]

Thunder Island Engagement Session – Cascade Locks, OR

Engagement, Family

Thunder Island Engagement Photo Session

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Happy Mother’s Day! When was it that you knew you wanted to be a mother? Was it when you were little? Was it once you hit your thirties and started seeing everyone else with babies? Was it something that you and your partner decided on together? I’m not a mother yet. But I know someday […]

Happy Mother’s Day from a Portland Family Photographer

Family, Fresh 48, Maternity, Newborn

Mom with one year old son cheek to cheek.