Donovan – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! {Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR}


Cutie Donovan’s mom and I have been planning their family session for quite some time. Originally, Megan had her heart set on the Lan Su Chinese Garden, but we quickly moved away from the idea upon learning that the space doesn’t allow portraits to be taken during regular hours. We made some alternate plans, but ultimately, didn’t carry them through, because Megan could only really see their portraits being taken at the Chinese Gardens. Once I saw the space, I understood! The day of, despite the fact that I’m a huge rule follower, we decided to take a risk and shoot at Lan Su anyway, and just try to be discreet. I’m so glad we followed through! The Gardens are incredibly beautiful and it was a perfect setting.

Donovan is a fun, active, super handsome kid, and the whole family is quick to laugh, affectionate and natural in front of the camera. They brought some Happy New Years hats, and Mistletoe to ambush their little dude with kisses.
Thanks Derek, Megan and Donovan, so glad we broke the rules and went for it!

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