Its that time of year again, time for spring mini sessions. I love doing sessions at Woodenshoe Tulip festival while the flowers are in full bloom they provide so many gorgeous colors to use as backgrounds. The grounds are usually … Continue reading
Baby Miss A really gave me a run for my money while shooting her Newborn Portraits. She wanted nothing to do with the camera and was REALLY not a hat girl. Her mama was so patient though and we prevailed. Eventually she did sleep and we pushed through as many poses as we could. In the end this has become one of my favorite sessions because while it didn’t go exactly as planned it still came out great and showed me that sometimes all it takes is patience.
A few months ago I put out a model call for a little Boy newborn for a “nautical” styled newborn portrait session. I carefully prepared all my props the night before and headed over to meet this cute little guy after a long day at the office. When I got there I realized I had left my basket with wraps at home. His mama and I had a good laugh about it and then got on with the session. Baby K just never ceased to amaze me, he was less than a week old and knew his name. Every time I said it he would look right at me, then when he got tired he just went to sleep, as if to say no big deal ill just sleep you do your thing. I hope you enjoy the below images as much as I enjoyed taking them.
I love photographing twin newborns, this particular pair of twins are the daughters of one of my friends and actually the second pair of twins for her. These two were super easy to work with and reminded me why I love working with babies, Even though they are not all easy (well none are actually easy but you know 😉 ) I hope you enjoy the sample below.
Every year I offer portrait mini sessions at the Woodenshoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn Oregon. This year I was able to capture three generations during one of the sessions. I love that this family gets together once a year for a portrait and hope that the tradition continues.
This blog is coming a bit late, However I had to share a story that proves sometimes you underestimate children. About a week before Fathers Day this last June there was a knock at my door, I opened it to find my neighbors daughter, thinking she was here for my daughter I started to tell her that my kiddo was not home. She interrupted me and asked if she could hire me to do photos of her and her brother for fathers day. Of course I said yes , she then pulled out her phone and showed me a photo that she had found on Google saying she wanted to do something similar for her dad. We scheduled the day and she got her brothers mom in on the plan so that she could stay the night and her brothers mom would bring them to the photo session. By that time she had bought some letters DAD of course, and a frame for the photos and we set to work.
I am very touched by the thoughtfulness of this little girl. She saved her money to be able to get something her dad would truly enjoy and did it all without him knowing which is a feat in and of itself considering he is a single father and she lives with him!
The below portrait is the end result which she put in the frame she purchased and presented to him on Fathers day.
Being a mother myself I know how important it is to have photos to look back on of your children and your family so every year I offer a special for mothers day portrait sessions. These photos will be the ones that you look back on for years to come and remember that silly little thing that your little one used to do or how they would always pick the road side “flowers” and give them to you.
This year I am offering two different options, its your choice would you like Carnations? Or Roses?
20 Min Session
5 Edited images
with Print rights
$125 30 Min Session
8 Edited images on a disk
with print rights
2 – 5×7 gift prints
Rate good through May 31st.
anything from updated portraits of your Kiddos to quick engagement photos. The tulips make an amazing backdrop that can be romantic or dreamy, there is even an orchard onsite that provides a more foresty scene for a completely different feel. It really is like two locations in One. These mini sessions happen rain or shine so make sure to plan for the weather.
I am currently offering one 5:30 time slot Monday through friday for minis as well as 4 times in the morning on the 12th and 4 times in the Afternoon on the 18th. Please ask for availability.
This year I am offering two different sessions for my minis:
For $75 you will receive a 20 Min Session that comes with an Online gallery of 8 images to choose from and 4 images emailed with print release for digital download
Option 2 : This is the most popular mini session option and comes with both digitals as well as prints.
For $100 you will receive a 30 Min session with an online gallery of 10 images to choose 5 images from which you will receive on a disc With print rights as well as 2 gift prints (5×7) of the pose of your choice.
**The first two people to book their mini sessions and mention this blog will receive an additional image at no extra cost
Please be advised the Woodenshoe Tulip Festival does require an entry fee. Details can befound here.
If you are in the need of updated Family Portraits, Fun Engagement photos or last min Senior Pictures you can contact me about these mini sessions or any session here.
I had a lot of fun shooting Audreys senior photos last month. We spent an hour or so at Oxbow Regional Park outside of Portland Oregon. This park has so many different photography opportunities from little meadows to a sandy beach on the river. I think Audrey and I spent more time laughing than shooting photos and we got so many great images I had a hard time Narrowing it down for her gallery. Here is a small sample of Audreys gallery Enjoy!
I am so excited that I was chosen to take this adorable little ones newborn photos. She us such an amazing baby and so easy to work with. I had so much fun with her mom and grandma, both were willing to help or just sit back and watch and were so relaxed which really helps with a newborn since they can sense tension. On top of the amazing family I’m not sure how I did it but I managed to choose the exact colors of her nursery, when I was choosing what props to bring with the night before! When I walked into her room I was just in Awe. You can see the love these parents have for their beautiful baby girl in the detail of her room. I really wanted to do a lifestyle type shoot at that point but alas this is not my style and not what I am practiced at so I stuck with my plan and could not be happier with the results! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking and editing them.