Baby Stella and Olivia {Sherwood, OR}


“For never before in story or rhyme

(not even once upon a time)

Has the world ever known a you, my friend,

And it never will, not ever again…

Heaven blew every trumpet

And played every horn

On the wonderful, marvelous

Night you were born.”


Welcome, Baby Stella!

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Baby Kane {Lake Oswego, OR}


Baby Kane! Just 11 days old when I met him, this little boy is so incredibly handsome, with blue eyes and a head of thick black hair, I have a feeling he will grow to be as strong as his name sounds!

I joined his family on a bright and warm Monday morning, and was so excited to have such a beautiful family and beautiful home to photograph in. Heidi and Brett have it together, I was utterly impressed by how calm and capable they were as brand new parents. Kane was awake the entirety of our session, which made for lovely interaction with his parents.

Thank you Heidi and Brett, for allowing me into your home at this precious time to capture these images for you. It was a huge honor!

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Welcome Baby Hewett {Vancouver, WA}


Taisha emailed me for a newborn session in July, and due to the busy summer season, I wasn’t able to fit her in right away. She was kind enough to wait! Fast forward to August, and we were able to meet up on a sweltering, muggy August evening in her lovely home in Vancouver. Despite the heat, Taisha and her husband Drew were so welcoming and kind. Their new baby boy, Hewett, is an adorable blue-eyed slice of perfection! I was practically melting during the shoot, but we captured some wonderful family moments, and even photographed some extended family shots with her parents, who were in town. All in all, a great shoot!   blog1blog4 blog7blog 7blog3blog2bwblog 8blog5blog 6


Eleanor – Two Weeks {South East Portland, OR}


Baby Eleanor was exactly two weeks old the day I photographed her, and already, was showing a mind and will of her own. Her mommy, Robin, and I had hoped she would be sleepy and drift off to dreams for our session. Of course, her eyes were wide and bright my entire visit. On the upside, what beautiful eyes they are!

Robin is a friend and former co-worker, and its just an amazing thing to see her in this new role as a mother. She’s a complete natural, and Eleanor is very, very lucky to have Robin and her husband, Marcus, as parents.
Welcome to the world, Eleanor!

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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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Baby Trent – Seattle WA


This Baby…
has been hoped for,
prayed over, longed for,
loved.

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This baby
has so very many people who love him.
And yet…
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Not a single living person, only God, knew he existed until the very day he was born.
Not his parents, grandparents, no doctors, not even the young woman who carried him, until the moment she gave birth to him in her bathtub. Imagine her shock! She had not expected him. And yet…
She loved him.

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And she gave him a great gift. She chose the very best people I can think of to be his parents. Congratulations to my best friend and her husband on their miraculous baby boy! Photographing him on his 6th day of life was amazing; he is truly one of the most beautiful babies I’ve ever seen.
I look forward to being his “auntie” for at least the next 18 years!