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Portland Family Photographer, Fallen Leaf Park

Technically this shoot was not in Portland as my title describes, but you know, Vancouver is so close. Wink! I met with one of my favorite families at Fallen Leaf Park and now I’m really smitten with that location. I hope to see the lake on a foggy morning one of these days. That park was off the beaten path and so very quiet. I look back at these pictures now and it doesn’t even seem real that we were actually there. It was a cold and windy morning at the end of December. It was so daring to have their little ones out, but Dawn and Brent are always up for a challenge – and so am I! We made it through. And little Graydon, pink nose and all, really did so well for his six month pictures. Big brother Hudson was so photogenic as usual. I took his pictures about a year ago when he turned three and he never disappoints with his glowing smiles! The Edwards family was one of the first families I was lucky enough to photograph in Portland (that first post with Hudson, before Graydon came along, is right over here). I am so glad they continue to choose me to tell the story of their lives! Read More

Portland Oregon Family Photographer, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, Southeast Portland

Portland Oregon Family Photographer, The Reitz Family

Josh and Andrea are the parents of the most beautiful little girl named Madelyn. We had their photo session in southeast Portland at one of my favorite spots – Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. I seem to be there a lot, either with my photography clients or my own family! I just love that location, and I love showing it to people in Portland who may have never been there before. It’s funny that you can live in the same city yet go to completely different parks and gardens on a regular basis. There are always surprises waiting to be found here!

Madelyn has the most gorgeous eyes. I still can’t get over it, and she was so awesome at looking at the camera during her nearly six-month old photo session. We were able to catch a moment in the week that did not have any rain for about one hour! As soon as our photo session was done, the rain started for the entire day. I am so glad we were able to get these photos done before the leaves dropped. And I hope I can complete photo sessions for a few other couples and families this weekend while the gorgeous colors of autumn are still here!