Waiting for Baby: Maternity Photographer Portland-Salem-Lake Oswego

I met these two lovely people at the BabyFest in May and was so excited to do a maternity portrait session with them! We met at Wilsonville’s Graham Oaks Park for a sunset session and it turned out really lovely. She borrowed one of my gowns in my maternity gown collection for the second half of the session and it looked fabulous on her! I love the dark red color on her and am super glad I picked up colors outside of my usual muted palette! I can’t wait to meet their little guy for their newborn session in the next month or so 🙂

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90th Birthday Celebration! Extended Family Photographer Salem

I enjoy photographing families of all shapes and sizes so when I had the opportunity to photograph this large extended family on the occasion of their patriarch’s 90th birthday party I jumped at the chance! It was sweltering hot for this session but it’s hard to complain about the sun and heat after so much rain this year.

We managed to get through all sorts of configurations of family photos in an hour working quickly in order to get it done before everyone melted into a puddle. They were smart enough to schedule family photos to be done prior to the party so after we got the hard part done they got to enjoy the afternoon in the cool shade and celebrate!

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The Whole Family: Large Family Photographer Portland-Salem

I was thrilled when a family I’ve known since I was a young child reached out to me about taking their whole family’s portrait up in Portland. I grew up in church with their family and they were even my junior high youth group leaders at one point! I haven’t seen them in ages so it was fun to be reacquainted and meet all their grandkids.

We met at Western Seminary’s campus near Mt. Tabor which is a special spot for their family. It was pretty sunny that afternoon so we made use of what shade we could find and also took a few shots indoors in the beautiful older building. Large groups are always a challenge to photograph but they were really fun and I did my best to keep the process as fun as possible for the kids. I think we succeeded!

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