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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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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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 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!

Baby C | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

This little man is the son of a sister of a friend. πŸ™‚ Baby C is such a cutie (as you can clearly see). His family is so in love with him, including his big sister.

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One of the fun things about family photos when you have a newborn is watching the older child(ren) interact with the new baby. As an oldest child, I’m a little jealous of youngest children — there’s so much love there for a new baby!

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And, seriously, how cute is he?

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Jancovicz Family | Portland, OR Family Photography

Jess and I have been in the same book club for a few years now, and I was SO happy when she asked me to take photos of her family. Zayla has the BEST personality and Pax is the smiliest toddler. πŸ™‚

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It was a HOT day when we took these photos and the sun was right above us, but that meant we got some great pictures in the shade.

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These two just make me so happy. Zayla loves her brother and he gets a huge kick out of watching her and laughing.

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A delightful, happy family. πŸ™‚

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Sheahan Family | Portland, OR Family Photograher

As I looked out my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago as I was getting ready for the Sheahan’s family session, I was a *little* nervous about the clouds and drizzle and wetness. Laura, the sweet mom in these photos, and I texted back and forth about the weather. On the one hand, no one likes taking photos in the pouring rain (most people aren’t looking for the “drowned mouse” look). On the other hand, it’s been the wettest Spring here in Oregon in 75 years, so the rain might never go away.

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“We’re up for it if you are!” was Laura’s text to me, and I’m so glad we decided to go with it! Not only are their pictures super cute (her boys are adorable and full of fun!), but they have that classic “This is what life in the Pacific Northwest looks like” feel to them. πŸ™‚

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I think one of my favorite pictures of the whole session is this last one, above. Laura and her husband were posing for a cute photo and their boys just HAD to get in on the action and posed themselves right along side their parents! πŸ˜€ Adorable.

Wilson Family | Portland, OR Family Photography

One thing that I most enjoy about photographing siblings is how different they can be. πŸ™‚ During this family’s session, Tabor (the oldest) was shy and a little timid, while his brother Archie (the soon-to-be middle child) was all personality.

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As we walked through Clackamette Park, Tabor started to open up a little bit and I got to even see his goofy side. πŸ™‚

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Danica is one of the strongest moms I’ve ever met — she’s pregnant with their third and due in just about a month or so and was able to pick up Archie and carry him for part of the way! Amazing! Corey was careful and understanding with each of his boys — helping them with their jackets (which matched! so cute!) and making silly faces to get them to giggle.

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The new baby will be lucky to join this family. πŸ™‚

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Joy Family | Portland, OR Family Photography

One thing I think is hard for most parents, but moms especially, is getting in the picture with our kids. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: get in the photo!

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When Meaghn contacted me about a family session, she thought it would be fun to do one in their home, and with the weather being what it is here in January, I totally agreed! She also said she very much wanted pictures of her and her husband playing with the kids. Wonderful!

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Their kids were so fun and the boys, Liam and Mikey were SO excited to see me and eager to play… and jump on their parents’ bed. πŸ™‚

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Their littlest, Edie, was just starting to figure out that she wanted to crawl and it was fun to watch her try and stretch her body juuuuuust as far as it would go. (And see? Meaghn gets to beΒ in the picture!)

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Before our session, Meaghn told me she saw a photo of a couple drinking coffee in their kitchen that she wanted to try and replicate. As we were taking the photos, she and RyanΒ told me the story of how they happened to meet by chance in a coffee shop and watching them relive that day (before three kids!) in their minds and seeing the expressions on their faces was about the sweetest thing.

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In conclusion? One of the cutest families with the spunkiest of children. πŸ™‚ Thank you, Joy Family, for letting me document this time in your lives!

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