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, Oregon City, OR, Siblings

Langan Family Photos | Oregon City, Oregon Family Photographer

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a client blog! Between the end of the school year and moving and all of the fun/busyness that comes with summer (not to mention my busiest July as a photographer!), I let blogging fall aside. BUT! I couldn’t let too much time go by before I talked about this awesome family!

Ashley contacted me in the spring about doing a family shoot in May because there are so many flowers in bloom that time of year. I always love photos of families, but photos of families with pretty flowers and nice green grass? Yes, please!

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Ashley has two little girls, Emery and Ellie, and a son, Elijah. Emery and Ellie were too cute and had the best time giggling back and forth with each other.

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Elijah was a little more shy, but we were able to get some great photos with his dad, Patrick and a few of Elijah running all over by himself! One of the things I love most about taking pictures of little kids is that each one is different, and some of that depends on their ages. When I have a toddler who just wants toΒ move, I work with it! Letting kids be themselves makes for the best photos.

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Some of my most favorite photos from the session are the pictures we got with the kids and their parents. I just love how each of their children will take away from this session not only family pictures, but also pictures of themselves with their parents.

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We had this session up in Oregon City and I was SO excited that the rhododendrons were in full bloom and that so many of the other flowers had beautiful blooms as well. Spring in Oregon is one of my favorite times of year!

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Children, Clackamas, OR, Family Photography, Oregon City, OR, Siblings

Call Extended Family | Oregon City Family Photographer

Almost a year ago, I got to do Benjamin’s newborn session for my friend, Wendy. In December, Wendy contacted me to find out if she could gift an extended family session to her in-laws for Christmas. Of course, I said yes! We decided to schedule the session for sometime in the Spring so we could have some beautiful green backgrounds and less rain. πŸ™‚

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Extended family shoots are always a little crazy (because there are so many people!), but I love doing them. I get a chance to capture not just the individual families, but also the grandkids and the grandparents.

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And just the grandkids.

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And just the grandparents.

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And evvvvvvverybody all together!

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All of the adults did a great job of keeping the kids entertained and moving while we were taking the photos and a special shout-out to Michelle who watched all of the little kids while I captured these great photos of the Original Calls. πŸ™‚

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If you have an important anniversary coming up or you just want to get a fun gift for your parents, consider gifting them an extended family session!

Children, Clackamas, OR, Family Photography

Easterly Extended Family | Oregon City Family Photographer

Kelsey contacted me this fall because she wanted to gift her mother with an extended family session — she wanted pictures of her family (herself, her husband, and her two daughters) with her own parents. Extended family sessions are a wonderful gift and a great chance to capture some memories with more of your family than you, your spouse, and your kids! (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information on what an Extended Family Session entails!)

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Grandparents are so special and whenever I do an extended family shoot, I’m reminded of how much I enjoy them! Watching these two little girls with their grandma and grandpa was so adorable. You can tell they mean so much to their grandparents and their grandparents shower those little girls with love.

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Kelsey really wanted some fall foliage for this shoot, so we headed up to the promenade trail in Oregon City. I love that trail because you can see so much of the river down below and the park changes so much with the different seasons (here’s a shoot I did there in the Spring with the flowers).

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It was so fun to spend the morning with this family and capturing all of these special moments with them. For one last image, here’s three generations of this family… how precious is that?

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Some info on extended family sessions: because there are more people involved, the pricing for these sessions and the types of shots I provide are a little different. Contact me if you’re interested in scheduling an extended family shoot and we can discuss the details. πŸ™‚Β