Baby Tate & Kai (and the backpack too!) {Tigard, OR}


Its always special to see a family you’ve enjoyed photographing in the past grow in number. Such is the case with the D. family, who welcomed beautiful baby Tate in mid-March.

The first thing I noticed about Tate were his brilliant blue eyes. They were big and bright and OPEN when I arrived. He has the perfect smattering of red/brown baby hair, and a precious little pout. My favorite moment was when the entire family snuggled around him, and he gave the biggest dreamy baby smile I’ve ever seen. So sweet!

Big brother Kai was so good with the baby, and happily kissed his face and snuggled him, when not showing me the contents of his backpack, which you might notice in the pictures below. Kai LOVES his backpack.

Congratulations on your gorgeous boy, D. Family!

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Gus and Evelyn {NE Portland, OR}


I first met Evelyn and her parents last spring, when I took their family portraits on Mt. Tabor. This time around, Evelyn had a new baby brother to introduce me to. As soon as the front door opened, Evelyn charmed me all over again, pointing to little Gus, asking me 100 questions about my camera, and moving about with such precociousness and excitement! New baby Gus is simply gorgeous, with pretty olive newborn skin, the best baby faux hawk I’ve seen, and even a little baby fuzz all over. Gus and Evelyn’s Mama makes the “mom of two” thing look easy, and was upbeat and relaxed, despite a lack of sleep. We were able to grab a few shots of Gus with an adorable hat and blanket she made for him, before he decided he wanted to be awake for the rest of his photo debut. I love these kind of shoots, with a beautiful family in a relaxed home environment. Thanks, E. Family, for making my job so enjoyable! blog8web2blog9blog4blog2blog3blog7blog11blog10blog13blog14blog16blog15