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™‚

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!

Aria’s Baby Shower | Portland, OR Photographer

Is the baby shower for the mom or for the baby? Or is it a little of both? πŸ˜‰

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No matter which way you look at it, Janelle was just glowing at her baby shower. She’s expecting a little girl soon and they’ve decided to name her Aria.

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Aria is already so, so loved. People from all parts of Janelle’s life were there to celebrate little Aria’s arrival. Everyone had a fun time and the food was delicious! There were so many handmade gifts (some of them you can see above) and the CUTEST clothes (seriously, can I PLEASE have that coat in my size?!).

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The background you see with the flowers was made by Janelle’s mother and sister! Everything was planned to perfection and Janelle’s friend Boram was a truly lovely hostess.

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We’re excited to welcome you to the world soon, little Aria!

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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Bell Family and Maddy Turns ONE! | Portland, OR Family and Child Photography

This little girl was my very first client and now she’s just turned ONE! Eeek!

Here’s Maddy when she was a newborn:

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And here she is now:

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I mean, how adorable is she?! Answer: Super Adorable.

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I mean, can you even remember the last time you were THAT happy? πŸ˜€

And because we can’t let her have ALL the spotlight, we took a few pictures of her mom and dad too.

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And the whole family together.

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This park is the same place where Emily and Taylor (Maddy’s parents) had their wedding photos taken. There’s a photo in their living room of the two of them and this tree, so we recreated the moment. πŸ™‚

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And, because I can’t resist some Mom/Baby, Dad/Baby pictures, here are a few more:

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A beautiful, wonderful family and a truly adorable ONE-year-old!

Renton Family | Portland, OR Family Photography

When Jocelyn contacted me about taking photos of her family, I was SO excited to find out her little man, Davis, had just turned ONE! That first year has so many milestones — smiling, eating, crawling, and (for some) walking! Davis was just learning how to take a few steps and could get around pretty well holding on to mom or dad’s hand (sometimes both).

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Can’t you tell how proud he is of himself? πŸ˜€

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Davis loved to snuggle and get close to his mom, but he was totally happy being silly with his dad, Zack.

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That stick ended up in his mouth .23 seconds after this photo was taken. πŸ™‚

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Happy First Birthday, Davis! πŸ™‚ Best wishes to you and your sweet family in the coming year!

 

Baby Tristan | Portland Newborn Photography

I can’t even believe the tiny little squidge you see here is almost two months old now! I took these photos in November when he was just home from the hospital.

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Also, Tristan’s older brotherΒ was the most wonderfully behaved big brother ever! He did such a good job of gently holding the new baby and was so happy to sit and coo and smile at him. They make the most adorable pair!

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I love capturing these sweet moments between a baby and its parents, but I think I like it most when it’s the second or third baby. The first baby gets ALL the pictures (trust me, I’m the oldest, I know), so I make sure to get pictures of the baby and their parents together. In the name of fairness. πŸ™‚

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This last photo is one Tristan’s mom took with his older brother. What a cute idea!

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