(K.) Lily {Kelley Point Park, Portland, OR}


Its mid-March, and I’m looking for ways to dust the rust off my camera and find my groove before my busy spring schedule starts.  My Lily and I both love Kelley Point Park, and we had a lovely afternoon thrift shopping for a dress (Thanks, Button!), and then shooting our annual spring portrait session at KPP.

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Sarah – Turning 40 (1940’s style)


My beautiful friend Sarah is turning 40 later this week…I know! She is stunning, and 40 looks great on her. Sarah wanted to celebrate her milestone with a 1940’s inspired photo shoot. We had so much fun pouring over old photos of 1940’s beauties, Lauren Bacall in particular, for inspiration. Sarah, I think we nailed it! Before I started my Photography business, Sarah was the first person to encourage me. Even though I didn’t really know what I was doing, she saw something in my photos and pushed me to photograph more than just my own kids. When it was time to make the leap into business, I did not have any real confidence in my work, but I chose to borrow the confidence Sarah had in me and went for it. She hired me early on and was always so encouraging. I am pretty sure I would not be in business without her!  I am so grateful to her. Now that she is sticking her own toes into the photography world, I hope I can encourage her in the same way. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sarah! Thanks for letting me be part of the celebration! Check out Sarah’s work at http://sjanephotography.weebly.com/ 2014-05-31_00022014-05-31_00012014-05-31_00032014-05-31_00072014-05-31_00082014-05-31_0006


Evelyn {Mt. Tabor, Portland, OR}


I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a cuter set of pigtails than the ones on little Ms. Evelyn! We spent the morning at Mt. Tabor Park playing on the swings, slides and blowing dandelions in the wind. Adorable Evelyn’s pigtails were flying the whole time. It was a bit chilly on the mountain, but she was a trooper. Oh, and the precious tutu she’s wearing in many of the photos? Her talented mommy made it. You can check out more of her children’s handmade items hereblog2blog 3blog 4blog 5blog6


Abby & Aidan {George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego}


I loved my time we these two sweet, gorgeous children, and their sweet Mama at George Rogers Park. About half way through our session, as we were waiting for the sunshine to go behind the clouds for better light, these two began to interact in a way that bested any poses I could possibly dream up. Their natural interactions were beautiful and so much fun to capture.

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Avery – Girl on the Farm {Sauvie Island, Portland, OR)


Finally, after several months of waiting out winter, I was able to meet up with my Facebook “100 likes” mini-session winner, Miss Avery! This is the third time I’ve been privileged to photograph Avery, and I couldn’t dream of a more perfect setting to capture her in! It was a gorgeous day on Sauvie Island, and Avery has perfect hair for beautiful, wind blown photos. She’s such a doll. Though very stoic on our shoot day, I managed to capture a few smiles she gave her older brother, Brody. She lights up for him!

Thanks Avery, as always, I LOVE getting to photograph you!

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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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Doolin & Evelyn {N. Portland}


I visited Doolin and Evelyn’s N. Portland home for a mini-session over Christmas break, and these two cuties introduced me to their Elf on a Shelf, read to their kitty, swung, climbed, and laughed.

And yes, in case you are wondering, these two are just as beautiful, charming and happy in person as they appear here! I love to photograph happy children.

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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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