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. 🙂
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. 🙂
I’ve taken photos of the Creech family before, when their youngest was a newborn. It’s hard to believe Roslyn has grown up so much in a little over a year!
We met for pictures this last fall up on Powell Butte and it’s one of my favorite places to take family pictures. Not only are the views gorgeous, but there’s gravel and paved paths in spots… perfect for walking around with kids when it threatens to rain. 🙂
Xavier is full of energy and had so many good smiles for me. Roslyn is such a sweetie and I so much enjoy seeing how she’s growing up and how she’s starting to look a little like Xavier every once in a while. 🙂
The Creech’s are such a fun family and I always enjoy my shoots with them! I can’t wait to see how much growing those littles do in the coming year.
Remember how I took ten-year anniversary pictures for this family? Well, what you didn’t see from that shoot was this picture:
That’s right! Kelly and Kevin were pregnant! With twin girls! I’ll be blogging their newborn session soon, but first let’s check out their maternity and family photos from this fall. Kelly wanted to have a session at a Christmas tree farm during Thanksgiving weekend and, since we live in the Christmas Tree Capital of the World, we were able to find a farm kind enough to allow us to run around all over and take pictures (and the Schiedlers got their tree there too!).
The kids were funny and kept running around trying to find the perfect tree. It was adorable. In the meantime, we were able to snag some sweet pictures to document this family of five.
Kelly is one of the cutest pregnant people and her belly was the perfect size — I’m still amazed there were two little girls in there!
I’ve loved, loved getting to document all of the important memories and milestones for the Schiedlers and I’m so excited to get to introduce their new baby girls soon!
Elizabeth contacted me about taking her family’s pictures this last fall, and we decided to meet up at Scouter’s Mountain in Happy Valley. When I got there, I was met by the sweetest family! Elizabeth’s kids were so amazingly well-behaved and they were up for all kinds of fun and had their best smiles at the ready!
When someone schedules a family session, I don’t often meet them before the day of the session. We’ve chatted a bit via e-mail, but I’m usually meeting clients for the first time when I take their pictures! It’s fun to finally get to put faces to names and get to know one another. The Bowe family was so fun to finally meet! The kids were excited to get their pictures taken and were all smiles!
I’m glad I had my camera at the ready because they hugged each other “just because”! These kiddos were just so sweet.
We took these pictures up at Scouter’s Mountain in Happy Valley this fall, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! I had a great time meeting this fun family and capturing these images for them. 🙂