Laney + Benjamin {Rose City Park, Portland, OR}


I am really getting to know Portland’s (and Vancouver’s!) Park system this summer, as I photograph families in their favorite places around the metro area. I generally like to arrive 45 minutes early to get a feel for a new park setting, and photograph small details that make a location unique.
That was my plan when I met up with Laney and Benjamin’s family. As I walked around the vast park, planning out shots and capturing small details, I made my way to the far side to capture the “Rose City Park” sign. Except, as I walked up to the sign, with about 5 minutes prior to start time, the sign read “Normandale Park”. Oh dear! I sprinted through the park, frantically asking passersby for directions to the actual park, and finally was pointed in the right direction. Thankfully I was only about six blocks off.
Needless to say, there are no “park detail” shots (at least from the real Rose City Park) to speak of. That’s okay though, because there are plenty of adorable shots of this awesome family. Seriously, when will my streak of ridiculously gorgeous and photogenic families end? Beautiful Benjamin slept through most of the shoot, and big sister Laney, who happens to never stop moving, managed to photograph beautifully, even on the go.
I sure love this job!

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Family Beach Trip – Rockaway Beach, OR


Only a portion of my family (two of my three brothers, future sis-in-law, my Dad, 2 nieces, and my daughter, to be precise) are represented here. I have only edited a few photos from our trip, but didn’t want time to get away from me without posting some.
The weather was perfect, the beach was mere feet from our condo, and for once, we weren’t staying in tents (YAY!). All in all, a fabulous weekend getaway!
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Sassy twirls, swirly skirts, silly giggles, the St. John’s bridge, and of course, stunning SYDNEY! Sydney and her folks, John and Erynn, wanted to meet up at Cathedral Park, a lovely area near their N. Portland home. Having lived in San Francisco for a time, they are very fond of the bridge, which favors the Golden Gate. I have to say, I’m quite a fan too, and it made for a perfect portrait setting.

And,Sydney is the perfect subject: cute as a button, smiles on command, and loves to do all the things that make for fabulous little girl photos. Thanks, Fearn family, for such a fun shoot! I hope we can do it again!

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Sassy twirls, swirly skirts, silly giggles, the St. John’s bridge, and of course, stunning SYDNEY! Sydney and her folks, John and Erynn, wanted to meet up at Cathedral Park, a lovely area near their N. Portland home. Having lived in San Francisco for a time, they are very fond of the bridge, which favors the Golden Gate. I have to say, I’m quite a fan too, and it made for a perfect portrait setting.

And,Sydney is the perfect subject: cute as a button, smiles on command, and loves to do all the things that make for fabulous little girl photos. Thanks, Fearn family, for such a fun shoot! I hope we can do it again!

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Henry, Olive & Kate – Camas, WA


I have photographed many gorgeous families this year, and as you can see, Henry, Olive and Kate’s family is no exception. I met up with the siblings (and their grown-ups, Jen and Michael) at a beautiful park in Camas called Klickitat. The park is a place the family is very fond of, and I loved the idea of photographing them in a location of significance. Big brother Henry was adorably polite, referring to me as “Ms. Lady with the Camera”. So cute. He and his younger twin sisters were busy, happy and active, running in all directions, and I had a blast trying to keep up and capture them!

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