Baby Santa Holiday Photos

Little baby Everett was just 11 months old around the time of his first Christmas, so instead of waiting to do a 1 year photo session, we decided to capture a “Baby’s First Christmas” session instead! Everett’s incredible mom thought ahead and ordered the cutest little Santa Clause outfit, and red knit onesie for him to wear. He loved looking at all the little ornaments, and holding them in his hands next to a Christmas tree just his size! After a wardrobe change, and a quick snack break, baby Santa was ready to try out his sleigh. Though, it quickly became very clear that little Santa was only truly happy with his trusted lion by his side. Tears ensued anytime Mr. Lion left the sleigh. So, it looks like this year Santa’s sleigh might just be lion powered. :)

To all who are reading this, I hope little Everett gave you a smile this holiday. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, full of love, peace, joy, and smiles. Happy Holidays!!

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Cathedral Park & Urban Studio Wedding

Luke & Ai had a lovely, modern wedding, surrounded by family and friends at the Urban Studio in downtown Portland, Oregon. Luke & Ai love city life, and wanted to capture Portland's charm by photographing some portraits under the St. John's Bridge in Cathedral Park. The iconic turquoise bridge was the perfect blend of Portland’s beautiful urban architecture in the midst of lush, scenic landscape. Ai had a gorgeous bouquet and hairpiece made by Annie at Floral Sunshine, which matched the natural greenery around them during portraits. As the sun set, the lights dimmed in the Urban Studio and twinkle-lights all around the room glowed romantically for dinnertime ambiance. And what Portland night is complete without some doughnuts? In lieu of a cake, guests enjoyed an assortment of doughnuts from Portland’s famous VooDoo Doughnuts.

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Portland Twin Boys Newborn Session

Meet Owen & Evan. These two cuties have been hoped and loved and wished for for a very long time. When their mom and dad first contacted me, they were on a waitlist to adopt. They didn’t know how fast or long it would take to start their family, but if a baby was to come into their life, they definitely wanted to document the growth of their family. Fast forward several months later….. their mom contacts me again, with some exciting news: “We’re pregnant! And not just that….it’s TWINS!”

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Hood River Maternity Session - Daniel & Natalie

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. 🐾

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