Baby Nathan | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

I’m back to picture-taking and blogging after having my third baby. Hooray! And, what better way to come back than by taking pictures of this family and their beautiful newborn?

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I’ve known Baby Nathan’s parents forΒ years and their oldest son, Ben, is a little younger than my oldest son. Erika and I met through the program I did in graduate school, before she met her husband, Tony. I was privileged to be at their wedding and I’ve loved seeing their family grow over the years. It’s been a delight to see the beautiful mom Erika has become!

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See? Seriously. So beautiful

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Ben was such a fun older brother to photograph! He had the perfect amount of energy and gave me lots of great smiles.

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As always, it was wonderful to capture these sweet moments of this family of four!

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Welcome to the world, Baby Nathan! πŸ˜€

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Fun announcement!

I promised that I had a fun announcement for you, so here it is!

Almost three weeks ago, my husband and I welcomed our third child into the world! Our baby boy was born during the eclipse (!) which gives him one of the coolest birth stories ever! πŸ™‚

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We are totally in love with him, and so are his siblings! I’m taking some time off to recover and figure out how to operate as a family of five. πŸ™‚ If you’re wanting to schedule a fall family session, please e-mail me! I’m still checking my e-mail and Facebook messages, but it may take me a little longer to respond than usual. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Picture by Ashlie Behm Photography

Baby Daniel | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

One of my most favorite things in life is getting to watch my friends become parents, whether that be for the first or sixth time. πŸ™‚ Beth and I taught together for several years and I’ve so enjoyed getting to know her and her husband Andrew outside of school. This summer, they welcomed their first child into their family and little Daniel is incredibly precious.

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People always ask new parents: “Do you think he/she looks like you? Or, do they look more like your spouse?” I have to say, Daniel looks like the perfect mix of both BethΒ and Andrew!

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I’ve never known anyone to successfully get their baby’s hand prints at the hospital, but Beth and Andrew were able to do it! Then, we took this special photo of Baby Daniel next to his hand and foot prints in his baby book.

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Do you see that mural on the wall behind them? Beth and her mom painted the whole thing! I am so impressed.

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Congratulations to a wonderful couple and welcome to a truly special family, Daniel! πŸ™‚

Laura Maternity Session | Portland, OR Maternity Photographer

Laura actually went to high school with my husband! She and her husband, Aaron, were married last year and are expecting their first little baby boy this fall. I’m sure it was comical to watch two pregnant ladies waddle around the park together in the 90-degree heat, but I think the pictures were worth it! πŸ™‚

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Congratulations to Laura and Aaron and I’m so excited to meet your little man soon!

Astorga Family | Portland, OR Family Photographer

Tecie and Ed recently welcomed their newest little love into their family. Cecelia is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell she is loved by every single member of the family. πŸ™‚

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And such beautiful eyes! And that little smile!

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Seriously, Theo and Josie were loving on their sister the whole time I was there!

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I love LOVE taking pictures of parents with their babies — especially when it’s not the “first” baby. Love really does just grow in a family!

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Tecie’s requested a few pictures of her with her older kids too, and I’m so glad she did! What a wonderful way to document this time for Theo and Josie.

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Welcome to the world, Baby Cecelia! πŸ™‚

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Schiedler Anniversary Session | Portland, OR Family Photographer

When a client comes to you with one of the cutest ideas you’ve ever heard, you say yes! πŸ™‚ Kelly and Kevin were married ten years ago at the University of Portland. But, not only were they married at UP, they also met there, had their first kiss there, and got engaged there! To celebrate their anniversary, Kelly wanted to take some pictures at UP in all of their important places.

So, we took a picture where they had their first kiss…

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… and where they were engaged…

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… and we recreated a few of their favorite wedding photos (Kelly even got another bouquet to look like her wedding bouquet and she wore her wedding shoes!).

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There were a few photos with their adorable kiddos too, of course!

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Then, finally, we ended with some pictures of a special blessing. The priest that married them (though, he was just a deacon at the time) stood in front of the doors of the beautiful chapel where Kelly and Kevin were married and blessed them both.

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Many blessings to the two of you, Kelly and Kevin! πŸ™‚

Ensley is four and Camden is two! | Portland, OR family photographer

I’ve known these two kiddos for their whole lives. πŸ™‚ I did the newborn photos for Camden a year ago (how has it been that long?!) AND his six-month photos, and watching the two of them grow into the fun siblings they are today has been so fun.

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Recently, Ensley turned four years old and it’s hard to believe that she’s such a little lady now! She has such a sweet smile and knows how to work the camera!

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Camden turned one in July and he’s so cute! He is such a little goof and he has such big eyes! I love that his mom picked out this Uno shirt for him — so festive and fun at the same time.

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And then there are moments like this that totally warm my heart. πŸ™‚

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Baby Aria | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

You might remember I posted pictures from little Aria’s baby shower a few weeks ago. I’m happy to announce that she’s finally here! πŸ™‚ Aria has a sweet smile, beautiful eyes, and a full head of dark, dark hair.

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One thing I really love about newborn photos is taking pictures with new parents. Often, they’re still learning all of their little one’s new habits, but they also have gained so much insight in such a short amount of time about the little person that’s suddenly taken over their lives. πŸ™‚

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Janelle, Aria’s mom, looks so beautiful in her new role as mother. And Jeremiah, Aria’s dad, coos and sings to her all the time — you know she already has so much of his heart. πŸ™‚

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Aria is incredibly precious and I loved every minute I was able to spend with her. πŸ™‚

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Baby Benjamin | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

Benjamin’s mom and I go way, way back. πŸ™‚ Wendy and I were in grad school together and I’ve loved getting to watch her family grow over the past few years. She and her husband, Matthew, just had their second baby, little Benjamin. Their oldest, Lydia, is a little over three years old and in complete love with her little brother.

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Seriously, look at that face! The whole time during the session, she kept saying, “I hold the baby… I kiss the baby.” Completely and totally adorable.

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Also, Benjamin has so much hair! Maybe it’s just that both of my kids were born with only a smattering of hair, but I love seeing babies come out with whole heads of hair. πŸ™‚ I think it gives them so much personality right from the start.

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Congratulations to this new family of four!