When I was in Portland last month, I had a senior photography session with the amazing Claire. She is the daughter of a friend of mine from graduate school, Elizabeth. In grad school I called Elizabeth “superwoman ” because of how amazing she was at balancing everything in her busy life! She is one impressive lady and her daughter is definitely following in her footsteps.
A funny fact about this shoot. When I arrived at the location it was grey and overcast. However, at 5:59, a minute before the photo shoot was scheduled to begin, it began raining. Rain in Portland is NOT the same as rain in Bend. When we lived in Portland, it one time rained for 30 days straight. Therefore, I was worried about how long the shower would last. It was definitely a make it work moment and we made it work with moments where we were literally hovering under my large reflector for rain cover!
One thing that Claire and Elizabeth wanted was a photo with sun shining in her hair. We worried the sun would not come out because of the storm. However, we were so pleasantly surprised when it came out and stayed, giving us these photos with the beautiful light.
Two things I learned about Claire during our photo shoot.
1. She plays soccer. I can only imagine how talented she must be at it! 2. When she laughs, her entire face is full of joy. It really is priceless.
Claire, I loved working with you and am so excited for your future. It is looking really BRIGHT.
This is the T. family and they know how to go with the flow! When we met for our family photography session, it quickly began raining and thundering. Thankfully we were shooting at Shevlin Park, which has a great covered picnic area. We took almost the entire session between the short breaks in the storm. We would take photos and when it began raining, run for cover. It was quite the adventure and the T. family was more than up for it. I loved working with this family and I am grateful they stuck it out because we found some beautiful light and captured some priceless moments.
I love this precious grandma and granddaughter moment!
Thank you T. family for being such troopers in the rain and thank you for hiring me to capture your special family memories.
Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how much I love wildflowers? Well during this family photography shoot, we spent the entire session playing in them! I was in Heaven and it made for some brilliant colors.
Let me introduce you to the S. family. I adore this family. Allie (wife and mom) is one of my dearest friends and is someone I love to be around. She has a huge heart and happens to be one of the most giving people I have ever met. She and her hubby, Mike (who I went to high school with and who is hilariously funny), have 3 beautiful girls they adore. This is the gorgeous S. family and they are some of my favorites.
These special playing moments are my favorites !
Two things I LOVE about this photo.
1. I think every parent who views this image can relate to this feeling. Can’t you can just feel the love?! These moments are priceless.
2. If you notice in the bottom left hand corner, Bri is trying to eat Lexi’s lollipop! Oh my word. So hilarious!
Let me introduce you to the C. family. This wonderful family of 11 (3 generations!) was vacationing at Black Butte Ranch and I was given the honor of photographing them. I cannot tell you how special it was to watch not only the interactions between the whole family but also between the siblings. I was so impressed with this family’s love for one another. One of the families has two boys and when I took photos of them together, they were more than happy to hug one another and goof off together. It made for some really special, and hysterical moments. I was also so impressed with how the oldest sister (in the other family) was so kind, nurturing and gentle with her 1-year-old twin sisters. What a special time and what sweet memories.
There is something so special about a sibling bond and I loved photographing these brothers!
I absolutely LOVE wildflowers. I love their colors, and their beautiful variations. A few weeks ago, Ry and I took the girls to Elk Lake to meet his parents for dinner. What a beautiful spot! I saw these gorgeous wildflowers and could not resist taking photos of them in the warm, golden light of sunset.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend, full of fun, laughter and love.
Last night, I had the absolute pleasure of getting to photograph the C. family while they are vacationing here in Central Oregon. What an amazing family and what an honor to get to photograph 3 generation together.
Let me introduce you to Marissa and her beautiful daughter, Piper. I love special moments like these.
There are many more photos to come of this wonderful family in the next few weeks.
Welcome to my new blog! I am truly excited you are here.
For my first blog posting I wanted to write about my amazing experience with Shelbi, who I have known since she was a little girl and am still amazed by how quickly she grew up. I had the absolute pleasure of working with her this last weekend and let me tell you, she is a natural. The camera loves her and I really enjoyed getting to know her.
A few things I learned about Shelbi during our shoot: #1. She writes her own music on her piano. How impressive is that?! #2. Stories about her brother make her genuinely laugh! This second bit of knowledge came in real handy when wanting to get more candid photos. I love getting more candid moments during senior photography portraits. Below is what a story about her brother led to. Love it!
Shelbi, thank you so much for letting me take your pictures. You are truly beautiful, inside and out.