I’ve known Liz and Evan since they were engaged. I am so lucky to photograph them every year! I wanted to take a trip down memory lane for them

Portland Family Photographer

May 14, 2024

Lamb Family Portraits, Spring 2024, Family Photographer

I have to share some thoughts today, ones that just need to come out. The past few months have been, in one word, a whirlwind. My mom was losing her battle with cancer and I couldn’t fathom how quickly it would happen. Mostly I thought I would have more time, and more. But it ran […]

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July 31, 2019

Tualatin Family Photographer, Welcoming Ireland

Here we are, at my favorite place: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. I am here a few times a month, for taking photos and just to enjoy this magical place. And now I hope the park might become one of Jared’s favorite places to visit for a quiet moment! We had a blast taking his senior […]

Portland Family Photographer, Portraits

October 15, 2017

Senior Photo Photographer, SE Portland, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

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 […]

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January 14, 2016

Portland Family Photographer, Fallen Leaf Park

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 […]

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November 11, 2015

Portland Oregon Family Photographer, The Reitz Family

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

Little Josephine loves to wear her frog boots and be adorable. I was lucky enough to capture that adorableness at this precious age. Her parents love her to the moon and this little lady feels the same way for them. The way she looks at mom and dad is just priceless! We all met at Mount Tabor […]

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November 1, 2015

Portland Oregon Family Photographer, The Newman Family

Portland Oregon Family Photographer Mt. Tabor Park

In my family photography adventures in Portland so far, Hudson has to be one of the most photogenic kids I have ever, ever met. But the thing is, he goes about it so effortlessly. Hudson would be in his own world with a newly discovered pinecone and then swing his gaze over to me for a […]

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June 1, 2015

Hudson Turns Three, Portland Oregon Family Photographer, Southeast Westmoreland Park

My first Portland family is here right before your eyes. I am so excited to announce that I have started finding my forever families in our new state of Oregon! Many of you know that it was difficult to think about starting over in a new place and how much I miss everyone in Florida. […]

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May 17, 2015

Portland Family Photographer, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, Southeast Portland

As I complete the last photo sessions of this year before my maternity break, I end up just loving each session more than the last! It is so bittersweet to know that you will have some much needed time off, but will miss out on meeting such awesome couples and families for a few months. […]

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October 24, 2014

Hoggard Family

I met Nancy more than three years ago when she was expecting little Audrey. It’s unfortunate to say that those years flew by and I just met Audrey for the first time! Nancy and Julio are expecting their second baby girl, Emelia. And if she is anything like Audrey, she will be the cutest, most […]

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October 5, 2014

Julio, Nancy and Audrey

I was so glad to hear from Michelle a couple of weeks ago. She wanted to have fall and holiday themed family photos of herself, husband Renato and son Lucas. Even their pup Toby came along. We decided to take the photos in Winter Park and even though there happened to be a festival going […]

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November 14, 2013

Parente Family

After every photo session I do, I get a wave of energy afterwards which lasts for hours. Sometimes I might have started the session a little tired from the day but as soon as I get going, I am in my zone. The power of love (am I hearing an echo of Celine Dion in […]

Events, Portland Family Photographer

November 12, 2013

Eileen and Brent

Don’t you love cute little toddlers wearing Mickey Mouse costumes? Or how about if they’re dressed as a tiny and too-cute-for-words sailor? You’ll have to thank the wonderful Goodman family for providing every dose of cuteness you’ll see below. The group was here on vacation during the absolute best time of year here in Florida, […]

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November 8, 2013

Goodman Family

Here I’m sharing special photos of three cozy Schrode families who were together for some well deserved vacation time here in Orlando. We were hiding from the rain that day but Neal and Lindsey’s son James was definitely a barrel of sunshine throughout the entire session. He smiles, smiles, and smiles some more! He just […]

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November 7, 2013

Schrode Family

Parents really have to trust their photographer. After all, they can’t see what kinds of faces their kids are making because they are on the other side of the camera with them. They are telling the kids to smile and trying their best to make sure they are doing a good job. But in the […]

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October 22, 2013

Harmon Family

Mary and Melody are not only mother and daughter, they’re best friends who went on an amazing vacation here in Orlando. We took advantage of the beautiful grounds at their hotel, Waldorf Astoria of Orlando, and even took some fun shots in the hotel room. What wonderful memories these two will have when they are […]

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September 2, 2013

Mary and Melody

It is a joy to photograph a family that is so full of laughter and smiles! Despite the rainy day we had, this group truly made my job easy. Raindrops during our session did not bring down their mood at all. We all kept laughing, posing, even jumping, until they had to run off to […]

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July 16, 2013

Halverton Family

Gorgeous Shelby is graduating this year from Little Red Schoolhouse in Zellwood. Her parents are so sweet and very proud of her. She is the baby of the family and this big step into adulthood is always a very emotional time for any family. I was so happy to take meaningful photographs of her to […]

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May 18, 2013

Apopka, High School Senior Photographer, Shelby 2013

Celina and Danny are the wonderful parents of sweet Tristan. He loves to eat veggie straws (especially the yellow ones) and likes exploring nature more than looking at the camera. Hey, it’s a life stage! But I think our hard work paid off and we have a lot of precious images. They wanted to have […]

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May 7, 2013

Yang Family, Orlando Family Photographer, Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. – Joyce Brothers

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April 7, 2013

Coates Family, Orlando Family Vacation Photographer

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach I love when familes get together in Orlando for a much needed vacation. Not only are they “away from it all” but they are getting away together. The Miller group was […]

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March 15, 2013

Orlando Family Vacation Photographer, Floridays Resort

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. – Thomas Jefferson

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February 28, 2013

The R Family – Kraft Azalea Winter Park Family Session

What could be sweeter than the first Christmas with your new little one? Tiny sugar snowflakes on cupcakes don’t even make the cut! This family has a little bundle of joy this Christmas, still little I think, even though he is already seven months old. Savoring these moments with photos is always an amazing idea.

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December 14, 2012

Avner Family – Oviedo Family Photographer

Shannon and Tom have to be one of the most adorable couples I have ever met. Their chemistry is through the roof! They needed photos for the holidays and I captured “winter” memories for them, Florida style, in the best ways I know how. From the Christmas lights to adding snow later in post-processing, Shannon […]

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December 5, 2012

Their First Married Christmas – Orlando Couples Photographer

Recently I donated a photography session to a local school in Apopka. A silent auction was held with products and services from local Apopka businesses to raise money for a teacher at the school.  The Acker Family made the winning bid and I finished their holiday portraits last week just in time for holiday card […]

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December 5, 2012

Acker Family – Apopka Family Photographer

This beautiful family has many last names, so I decided to not list them all as the title of this post. To make things easier, let’s just call this family: the family of love. (I’m sure they’d like that!) This is the second time I have taken their photos. It’s amazing to do so because […]

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December 5, 2012

Winter Park Family Photographer – Kraft Azalea Gardens

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. – George Eliot

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December 5, 2012

Brown Family – Kissimmee Vacation Family Photographer

One of the best feelings a photographer can have is the moment when you realize you truly know a family. You’ve had a few sessions with them over the years and don’t need the GPS anymore to find their home. And you see their little ones grow and admire how different they have become each […]

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November 5, 2012

Rebecca and Taya / Apopka Family Photographer

Sunny Florida days and memories which will last a lifetime: that is what it’s all about. When I am editing family sessions like these, it makes me realize how everyone needs to take family photos on a regular basis with me. It’s just a good time and you will always love the results. It’s such […]

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May 14, 2012

What Little Boys Are Made Of / Boca Raton Family Photographer

Get ready for some unbelievable adorableness from this sweet family! Little Harper is so photogenic – love her eyes!

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January 8, 2012

Harper is two! Garrels Family / Orlando Family Photographer

My first photo session of 2012 was with this lovely family. They wanted a nature inspired session to beautifully mingle with photos taken recently of their west coast family. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope to see you again soon!

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January 3, 2012

Cameron Family / Clermont Florida Family Photographer

This family finally came together for the holidays this year in Orlando. They all live in different places and it was wonderful to see them all laugh and smile – together! And Joelle was the sweetest little lady who happened to be celebrating her first Christmas this year. All in all, it was a very […]

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December 29, 2011

The Chan Family / Orlando Family Photography

Scarlett, you’re beautiful and so sweet. I’m thankful that I got to meet you. Your mommy and daddy will miss you more than you’ll ever know, and I wish them comfort this Christmas. ❤

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December 22, 2011

miss scarlett / winter park pet photographer

I’ve known this dear family for a long time and they are all naturals in front of the camera. I’m sure you will be able to tell how comfortable they are. But that’s also because I am pretty cool of course. ; ) See you all soon!

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December 21, 2011

Hernandez Family – Rustic Style Orlando Family Photographer

The cutest pups – they also happen to be best friends forever. : )

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December 19, 2011

yvette’s pets! orlando pet photographer

Christian got his sisters (and their cute kiddos) together to make a special Christmas gift for their mom. I am rushing to get these done right now but wanted to share a few favorites of the little ones!

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December 18, 2011

christian’s surprise gift to his mom – apopka family photographer

This young man was full of energy and so handsome! His parents did the coolest thing ever for his birthday and took him to Disney World for the weekend. Enjoy the rest of your trip, Emerson fam! : )

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December 16, 2011

JoJo’s Best Birthday EVER – Orlando Family Photographer at Disney Boardwalk

Karla, Chris and little Graham made the cutest holiday memories while in Orlando for a holiday vacation. : )

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December 14, 2011

Raymond Family Christmas Vacation Photos- Orlando Family Photographer

This beautiful family was in town and needed memorable, cherishable and huggable family photos. I think we did it! Does this totally adorable smile give it away? These cute kiddos were up for anything, even sitting in deep grass. Yes, they were getting leaves in their pants, but we survived. : ) This next photo […]

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November 11, 2011

celebration family photographer ~ chiocca family

Miss Emily – keep on growing, learning and being beautiful. Soon enough you’ll be reading all those pieces of paper that you love. : ) And know your mommy and daddy love you to pieces!

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October 5, 2011

emily is turning one – orlando cute lil’ baby photographer