Southeast industrial family session :: Portland, Oregon lifestyle photographer

My sister-in-law and her family were visiting Portland and they got to be my guinea pigs for this industrial photo session. I have been dreaming of doing family photos around City Liquidators and their festive flags for a very long time. It was a fun change of pass from my usual more natural environments I love to photograph in. Luci Glenn's "tree" also added a nice touch at the end of their documentary style family session. Photographing people I love in a fun new environment made for one of my favorite session to date. Now please, someone else book a photo session at City Liquidators with me! 

The Stein Family :: In-Home Session :: Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon

I had a wonderful Saturday morning hanging out with the Stein family. In true Portland fashion, the rain came in, so we decided to take full advantage of it for some classic Portland weather photos. I actually can't believe this was my first family session where the kids jumped in puddles! Here are a few of my favorites from the day. 

The Wilds :: In-Home Family Session :: Ashland, Oregon

I spent a sunny (yet slightly snowy!) Sunday afternoon with the Wild family at their home in Ashland. They recently relocated to Ashland from Portland, so I got to document the start of this new chapter for their family. It was supposed to be a quick session, but I had a hard time stopping myself, they were so fun and easy to photograph. I hope to photograph more magical Ashland families in the future! 

Everett :: Newborn Photo Session :: Portland, OR

That little toddler jumping on the bed just so happens to be the little guy who kickstarted my career. My first photo session was doing maternity photos with Meghann, my friend of 24 (?!) years. Since then we have grown by two more little boys, and a lot less time to have an uninterrupted conversation. My favorite thing about being a family photographer is watching families grow, especially when they are lifelong friends. When I see those first maternity photos now, I realize just how special it was to document the beginnings of this family. xo