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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Baby Roland | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

I took Laura’s maternity photos a couple of months ago, and now I get to be the one to introduce you to Baby Roland!

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I love getting to watch new parents fawn over their baby; everything is so new and cute!

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Laura and her husband, Aaron, named Roland after a football coach Aaron had in high school. This particular coach became more of a mentor to Aaron and has been a big presence in his life. What a wonderful way to honor someone who has been so important. πŸ™‚

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And, not only does he have a great name, but he has a cute smile to boot!

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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˜€

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!

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!

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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