Almost a year ago, I got to do Benjamin’s newborn session for my friend, Wendy. In December, Wendy contacted me to find out if she could gift an extended family session to her in-laws for Christmas. Of course, I said yes! We decided to schedule the session for sometime in the Spring so we could have some beautiful green backgrounds and less rain. 🙂
Extended family shoots are always a little crazy (because there are so many people!), but I love doing them. I get a chance to capture not just the individual families, but also the grandkids and the grandparents.
And just the grandkids.
And just the grandparents.
And evvvvvvverybody all together!
All of the adults did a great job of keeping the kids entertained and moving while we were taking the photos and a special shout-out to Michelle who watched all of the little kids while I captured these great photos of the Original Calls. 🙂
If you have an important anniversary coming up or you just want to get a fun gift for your parents, consider gifting them an extended family session!
This little girl celebrated a huge milestone this last month when she turned TWO! There were a few days of rain behind us and several days of rain in front of us, so I’m glad we were able to get out on one of the nicest days we’ve had so far this year!
Sophie has one of the sweetest smiles you’ll ever see and is very sure of herself, much like most two-year-olds. 🙂 I loved all of the faces she made for me!
Also, how fun is it to have a balloon that’s bigger than you are?!
We ended the session by letting her play on the playground that had been calling to her since we got there. She was so fast climbing, sliding, and swinging!
It was wonderful to be able to celebrate this sweet girl! Happy second birthday, Sophie!
Kate, Geoff, and Barrett are some of the nicest, funniest people you’ll meet! Kate had Barrett about a month after I had my youngest son and have the same lion outfit! Clearly, Kate and I have both fantastic men in our lives and impeccable taste in kids’ clothes.
We met at Mt. Tabor on what was supposed to be a pretty sunny day. It was cloudy when we first got there and got in so many good shots!
This face! When was the last time you saw a kid with smiles this big?
Then, it began to rain and rain and rain. We hid under some trees and waited for the sun to come back out. I’m sure glad we did because the tees were just starting to blossom and were so pretty and the perfect backdrop for some pictures of Mr. Barrett.
We had a fun time at our session and they were true troopers for braving the rain with me. 🙂
Camden’s no newbie to my blog and I’ve done sessions for his family quite a few times over the last couple of years. He’s such a sweet boy and I was so excited to be able to take his eighteen-month photos in his family’s beautiful home.
One of the things I really like about in-home sessions is that it allows us to document not only your family, but your home as well! Plus, all of the things that are important to you are usually right at hand! Check out this cute kid and his favorite book and his animal friends!
See? Adorable. And not only do we have some of his favorite things, but his Mama (his favorite person!) is there to be with him too. So much love!
Camden’s other love is cars. The joy that comes out of this kid when he plays is just infectious!
It was a cloudy, rainy day outside, but inside we were able to get so many good pictures of Camden to capture his fun personality. 🙂
I’m so excited to finally show you pictures of the very first pair of twins I’ve ever photographed! I’m pleased to present to you Noelle (in the green blanket) and Grace (in the purple blanket)!
Aren’t they SO sweet?
If you remember, I’ve taken pictures of Kevin and Kelly’s family before, and most recently documented Kelly’s pregnancy of these two cuties during a family session.
I know it’s a cliche and everything, but you really do forget how small newborns are until you hold one and then they are teeny tiny!
Lifestyle newborn sessions are wonderful for a lot of reasons, but one of the things I like about them the most is the way I can incorporate other members of the family into the shoot. It’s not just about Noelle and Grace being born, but it’s also about how their family is growing and seeing their siblings relate to them.
Seriously, how precious is all of this?!
I told my husband that we’re lucky we have a six-month old at home already, otherwise I’d be having all kinds of baby fever right now, lol.
Welcome to the world, Noelle and Grace! You are already so, so loved. 🙂
Katherine contacted me because of the kind words of another one of my clients. She wanted to have family pictures taken and we settled on a beautiful park in Wilsonville, Memorial Park. I’ll admit that I haven’t spent much time in Wilsonville, but they have some amazing parks out there!
Enough about the details, let me tell you about this family! The Lutz’s have seriously adorable children and it was so sweet to see the way both Katherine and Ian doted on Kellan and Lana.
Both Kellan and Lana were a little shy of the camera at first, but I was able to get some good smiles out of them!
It was a pleasure to meet Katherine, Ian, and their kiddos and I can’t wait to see them again sometime soon. 🙂
Last fall, I took pictures of Michelle and her beautiful daughter, Riley. They were such a cute mother-daughter duo that I was thrilled when Michelle contacted me again this fall for pictures of the two of them! This year, we decided to mix it up a little bit and we went to one of my favorite places, Powell Butte.
The weather was a little chilly and there were a few storm clouds threatening us, but we managed to take all of the pictures without getting even a little wet. No small feat for Portland in the fall!
Riley cracks me up so much. She’s the same age as my son and she’s just as funny! As we were walking around, she kept pretending all of these imaginary characters were coming after us and the whole scene had both her mom and me in stitches. 😀
These two are so fun and so sweet together.
I took pictures of Tanya’s youngest daughter last year when she made her first communion. Recently, they decided to expand their family and added Valentino… their HORSE! Isn’t he HANDSOME?!
I’ll admit that I was one of those girls in school who loved horses and wanted to have one of my very own. When Tanya told me that they bought a horse, I said, “Yaaay!” and when she asked me if I’d take some photos of her and her girls with Tino, I said “Squeeee!”
This shoot was during one of those magical days in the fall where you get all of the pretty colors from the leaves, but you also get the warmth of the sun for one more day. It was beautiful and we had lots of fun.
One of the many reasons I love photography is being able to share important moments with the families I work with — sometimes that means adding a new member to the family. This time, it wasn’t a baby, but a beautiful horse. 🙂
Kelsey contacted me this fall because she wanted to gift her mother with an extended family session — she wanted pictures of her family (herself, her husband, and her two daughters) with her own parents. Extended family sessions are a wonderful gift and a great chance to capture some memories with more of your family than you, your spouse, and your kids! (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information on what an Extended Family Session entails!)
Grandparents are so special and whenever I do an extended family shoot, I’m reminded of how much I enjoy them! Watching these two little girls with their grandma and grandpa was so adorable. You can tell they mean so much to their grandparents and their grandparents shower those little girls with love.
Kelsey really wanted some fall foliage for this shoot, so we headed up to the promenade trail in Oregon City. I love that trail because you can see so much of the river down below and the park changes so much with the different seasons (here’s a shoot I did there in the Spring with the flowers).
It was so fun to spend the morning with this family and capturing all of these special moments with them. For one last image, here’s three generations of this family… how precious is that?
Some info on extended family sessions: because there are more people involved, the pricing for these sessions and the types of shots I provide are a little different. Contact me if you’re interested in scheduling an extended family shoot and we can discuss the details. 🙂