Hannah, Cole and Emery {Salem, OR}

What a fun session I had with my friend Julie and her gorgeous family! We met at the family farm, which included an incredible old barn that photographed beautifully, as well as a tractor and tire swing, and even some cow patties ( or were they horse patties?) this photographer stepped in once or twice. Ah, an authentic farm experience! Anyhow…
 Little Emery was dainty and beautiful, no wonder every person in the family dotes on her. Cole lit up when he was on the tractor, or in his Daddy’s arms.  And Hannah remains so reminiscent of her Mom around the same age, graceful and stunning. Thank you Clark family, for such a unique session for this city girl.
 I hope we can do it again!

Luis – Class of 2013 {NE Portland}

I had such an amazing session with Luis! As an adventure seeker and budding photographer, the conversation was easy, and capturing his spirit with my camera was easy, too. We shot in the rain a bit,  explored Columbia Avenue, and bummed around Whitaker Ponds. I get a sense that great things lie ahead for this young man. He’s just getting started.
Congratulations on your Graduation, Luis! 

Jack and Jane {Cathedral Park, North Portland, OR}

Jack and Janey are an adorable brother sister duo I had the pleasure of meeting up with recently. The morning was cool and full of fall color, pink cheeks and red noses. Jack and Jane did not seem to mind though. They jumped and balanced and ran all over Cathedral Park.  Janey is all spirit and spitfire disguised behind adorable doe eyes and chubby cheeks. Jack is an absolute sweetheart of an old soul, there is something behind his eyes that makes you feel like he’s wise beyond his years, and sweet as pie to boot!
Thanks Jack and Jane, what a fun morning!


Ms. Maggie is 4! {Whitaker Ponds, Portland OR}

I cannot recall a session with a happier, more photo compliant little person than my session with Maggie. She is just the most radiant little girl! 
My expectations for our session were so low. Not only was it raining, but it was COLD and windy. When Maggie’s mom and I pulled up to the park, it was pouring, and we made a break for the gazebo. We shot under the cover for a few minutes, and even with the rain, seeing Maggie’s adorable smile, I knew we’d get some good images. Then, a break in the rain, a few rays of sun, and Maggie turned the charm up full blast. Who needs the sunshine when you have this little lady’s light?
It was truly a pleasure Maggie! I hope we can do it again. Happy Birthday!

Baby Quinn {Dawson Creek Park, Hillsboro, OR}

Yay! I finally got to meet up with 6 month old Quinn and his lovely parents, Kim and Josh.  I was originally supposed to take newborn photos for this sweet family, but the timing just didn’t work out for us. Instead, I had the pleasure of photographing this little guy at almost 6 months. Such a fun age! He has the most striking chocolate eyes, definitely inherited from his Mama, and an easy smile like his Daddy. The little man was tired from too much play earlier in the day, but he was all smiles while I took his picture on his own, and a bit less smiley but just as sweet with his parents.
Thanks Kim and Josh, for allowing me to photograph Quinn. It was so much fun!