Baby Noelle and Baby Grace | Happy Valley, OR Newborn Photographer

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)!

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Aren’t they SO sweet?

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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.

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I know it’s a cliche and everything, but you really do forget how small newborns are until you hold one and then they areΒ teeny tiny!

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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.

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Seriously, how precious is all of this?!

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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.

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Welcome to the world, Noelle and Grace! You are already so, so loved. πŸ™‚

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Offerdahl Girls | Clackamas Family Photographer

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?!

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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!”

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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.

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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. πŸ™‚

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Creech Family | Portland, OR Family Photographer

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!

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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. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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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.

Bowe Family | Happy Valley, OR Family Photographer

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 wereΒ so amazingly well-behaved and they were up for all kinds of fun and had their best smiles at the ready!

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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!

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I’m glad I had my camera at the ready because they hugged each other “just because”! These kiddos were just so sweet.

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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. πŸ™‚

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Kaufmann Boys | Portland, OR Family Photographer

IΒ love having clients come back to me year after year! It’s such a thrill to be able to see kids grow up; often, they’re still themselves, but there just a *little* bigger/smilier/funnier than they were the year before. I took pictures of these three brothers about a year ago, and it was so fun getting to interact with them and see how they’re growing up!

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Aiden, Ethan, and Christian are full of boyish energy and kept me on my toes! πŸ˜€

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But, I was rewarded with some pretty great smiles and some very funny faces!

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I can’t wait to see how they grow and change in the coming year!

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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˜€

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 one! | 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!