Children, Clackamas, OR, Family Photography, Happy Valley, OR, Lake Oswego, OR, Milwaukie, OR, Newborn, Oregon City, OR, Portland, OR

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions | Clackamas, OR Photographer

I recently had someone ask me what my favorite kind of session is. This was a really tough question to answer! I love photography and I love taking pictures of families. But my favorite kind of session? Hmmmm. While it’s a really close call, I’d have to say it’s lifestyle newborn sessions!

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Lifestyle newborn sessions are a little different from studio newborn sessions. For a studio session, the parents and baby come to the photographer’s studio and they take many beautiful images of their baby — usually these include different wraps, props, and poses. For a lifestyle session, I get to meet you, your squishy new baby and the rest of your family in the comfort of your home. As both a photographer (and as a mom who chose this kind of session for her kids!) I really appreciate getting to be in your home. Depending on how everyone’s recovery is going, it’s so much more relaxing and comfortable. If you need to feed or change the baby, everything you need is right there. Plus, siblings and pets can be there too!

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I think the other part I love about newborn lifestyle sessions is that you get to be in your home with your baby, and your pictures will represent that. I look back at the photos we did after my youngest was born, and I truly treasure them. We aren’t in that house anymore, but I have those photos to show my kids what our life looked like when our youngest Little Man came into our lives. They can see his nursery, the blankets where they played with him, and all of us snuggled up staring at his little face in the living room.

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These are the moments I want to capture for my families. I want them to be able to look back and remember the way things were at this particular moment in their family’s history. So, when I show up at your door with my camera bag, a Boppy, and a blanket (and a footstool! I’m short), know that I’m going to love capturing this beautiful, fleeting moment of time for your family. I hope that your photos bring you as much joy when you look at them as I felt when I took them.

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Children, Clackamas, OR, Family Photography, Milwaukie, OR

Tabb Family | Milwaukie, OR Family Photographer

As soon as I got to my session with the Tabb family in Milwaukie, the first thing I noticed is how cute Jessica’s kids are. Kyle and Natalie are totally photogenic and were SO well-behaved at our session.

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Check out this cool kid, Kyle!

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And, then, of course, there is the sweet smile of Natalie. 🙂

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And, to top it all off, not only are they adorable to photograph, but they get along so well! One of my favorite things to capture at sessions is sibling photographs. There’s two reasons for this: 1) they’ll never be this young again and 2) on those days when they keep picking on each other, Jessica can just look at these photos of them being super sweet and cute and remember that they do really love each other, lol!

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And, of course, we had to get the pictures with mom and dad to round it out. Aren’t they sweet?

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Thank you, Tabb family, for letting me capture all of you and for being such a delight to work with!

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Birthday, Children, Clackamas, OR, Family Photography, Milwaukie, OR

Sophie turns TWO! | Milwaukie, OR Family Photographer

This little girl celebrated a huge milestone this last month when she turned TWO! There were a few days of rain behind us and several days of rain in front of us, so I’m glad we were able to get out on one of the nicest days we’ve had so far this year!

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Sophie has one of the sweetest smiles you’ll ever see and is very sure of herself, much like most two-year-olds. 🙂 I loved all of the faces she made for me!

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Also, how fun is it to have a balloon that’s bigger than you are?!

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We ended the session by letting her play on the playground that had been calling to her since we got there. She was so fast climbing, sliding, and swinging!

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It was wonderful to be able to celebrate this sweet girl! Happy second birthday, Sophie!