This sweet couple just had their very first baby, and I am so excited for them!! Portland’s Pearl District is a sentimental spot for Mona & Derek, so we knew their maternity portraits should take place there. Not to mention, Mona and Derek are avid art collectors and love spending their free time exploring the Pearl’s many art galleries. Their session happened to land on First Thursday, the day of the month where Art galleries on 13th Avenue open their doors and hold a street festival for art lovers in Portland! We walked down 13th Avenue, capturing photos of Mona & Derek along they way, and finished our session just before the crowds began to arrive. The fall colors were just starting to turn vibrant, and Mona’s beautiful bright red dress looked stunning next to Derek’s blues. Just a few short weeks after this session a new member of this sweet family was born. Stay posted for photos from his newborn session, coming soon!
Let's face it. Cute little hats are just the best. Newborns are adorable just on their own...but add a chunky knit hat or a cute little bonnet and the cuteness levels start to go off the charts. I like to keep my little home studio in northeast Portland stocked with such items at all times. Little knit bonnets, tie-back headbands for girls, mini bowties for boys, a little golden crown or two...but when a mom brings in vintage map-themed props from her nursery and adorably authentic grandma-knit hats to her photography session, I can't help but get excited! Not to mention, mom and dad are like the epitome of a cute Portland couple! How beautiful is this family?!!! I hope you enjoy these images from their recent newborn session. Little Ripley and his family were so much fun to photograph. :)
Just a few days before Stefan & Rachel's wedding, we traveled out to Hoyt Arboretum to take some pre-wedding portraits of the two of them. As always, Portland's naturally lush foliage made a gorgeous backdrop for their portrait session. Stefan and Rachel are truly a perfect match, and I think it shows in their photos. Just being around them, you can tell how deep their love is, and how much fun they have together.
Click here to see images from Stefan & Rachel's beautiful McMenamin's Edgefield wedding!