Pets are a special part of the family. They steal our hearts, make us laugh, provide endless entertainment and love. After a while, you can’t even imagine life without them. So, it’s always so much fun when clients ask to bring along their furry friends to include in their photo shoot. Daniel & Natalie were just about to give birth to their first baby, but wanted to capture their little family of 3 before their baby girl arrived. We decided to photograph their maternity session in Hood River (at a place affectionately called “the Spit”), where Daniel & Natalie often take their dog, Monty, to run and play. Before the session, Natalie warned me that Monty was quite an energetic, handful. We captured lots of portraits of Daniel & Natalie along the water’s edge of the Columbia River Gorge as the sun romantically set behind them. All this, while Monty ran his hardest, back and forth and through the water, greeting passersby with jumps and licks before excitedly running off in the opposite direction. He had a blast, and we had a blast just watching him. In the end though, Monty was a good boy. He posed beautifully for several portraits, and Daniel and Natalie ended up with some super cute family photos together. 🐾
Jeff & Alyshia are two of the sweetest people on planet Earth, and watching their family grow from 2 to 3 has been such a privilege. Today I am thrilled to announce that their classic Portland maternity session in the woods is being featured by Beyond the Wanderlust!
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A big thank you to the editors at Beyond the Wanderlust for choosing to publish my work! I couldn't be more excited. :)
Before they had their first baby, Lindsay & Andrew met me at Pittock Mansion in Portland to capture some maternity portraits and document the last few weeks before their family of two became three. I'm not going to lie, this is one of my absolute favorite maternity sessions! Anyone who has seen my work knows that I LOVE nature-filled backdrops. So, by shooting the session at Pittock Mansion, and on a gorgeous day with fantastic light, we were already off to a great start. In my line of work I get to meet the sweetest, most wonderful people. I try to make each session I capture completely unique and fun, making my clients laugh naturally and truly feel comfortable in front of my camera. But then sometimes you get to photograph people like Lindsay and Andrew, who are just the cutest, most in-love couple, and no matter what they do they just look gorgeous doing it. As soon as Lindsay, in her stunning, flowy pink dress stepped out of their car, I knew Lindsay and Andrew were going to be one of those couples. We wandered the gardens at Pittock Mansion, captured images amidst it's natural greenery, and the photos just flowed easily. Their love for each other, and their little boy on the way, was apparent in each photo, and I couldn't be happier with how they all turned out. Thanks Lindsay and Andrew for being such wonderful clients, for trusting me when I said things like "Stand at the edge of this parking lot, I promise it will look good!" (haha, yes I actually said that), but most of all, for picking me to be your photographer. I had so much fun spending time with both of you.
These two both work in weather. So naturally, when it came time to photograph their Portland maternity session at Pittock Mansion and Macleay Park, it was all too appropriate that it started raining just in time for their session. Becky & Benton met at school in Florida, so they brought along some fun props to include which represented both their Colleges, and of course, some super cute baby books relating to weather. Rain or shine, this sweet couple looks madly in love no matter where they are. I'm so happy for them and their very first baby.