My favorite compliment is when clients return for more photos. This sweet family first booked with me for my Holiday Mini Sessions, and I was so happy to see them back 6 months later for my Summer Mini Sessions. Its so fun to watch and document little babes- Charlie was just 7 months at our first session, and 14 months now here! So many big milestones in such a short time, but those big blue eyes didn’t change a bit!
Meet one of my favorite families, the Friedman’s! Jamie and I have babes just a few months apart, and we are both working on cooking up our seconds as I type this! It’s so much fun to have friends who are in the same stage of life as you.
You may remember Jamie from her last Maternity Session, or Declan’s Newborn Session! I also did some family photos for them last year, but with all of the busy-ness I am realizing I never posted those… Oooops!! I have SO much to catch up on!
Anyways, this sweet little family of 3 (soon to be 4!!) braved the crazy HOT weekend we had a couple of weekends back, and we caught some seriously pretty images for them. It was about 86 degrees this morning at around 8:30am, so we were all thankful this was just a Mini Session – quick and easy!
I am SO excited for Jamie, Josh, and Declan to welcome their sweet new baby GIRL to the family later this fall!!
Some families are just downright cool, laid back, great people. The F family is one of those families. I was SO excited when we got to book this session, because Valerie has been wanting to have family photos done for a long time now, and it was finally able to happen! We ended up shooting at one of my favorite locations (the same one I am shooting the Summer Mini Sessions at this year!), and it turned out to be an absolutely beautiful evening!
Val, JR, Jaxson + Ainsley, I hope you had as much fun with me as I did with you – thanks for coming out and being so darn awesome! I’m glad we got to capture Jaxson’s toothless grin, and I love that Ainsley came out of her shell and gave me some awesome smiles!
Here are some of my favorites from their session:
Way back when, just after graduating with my graphic design degree, I ended up with an internship at Columbia Sportswear. It was a very fun and exciting time – getting to work for an apparel company was super fun! While I was there I met so many people, who to this day I still call friends. One of those people was Michele, and we’ve kept in touch ever since.
Michele had beautiful twin girls in 2014, and since then I have been itching to get her family in front of my camera! Our opportunity arose, and we jumped on it. One warm summer evening, we met up and got to capture some very sweet family moments for them. It was, as it always is with toddlers-especially at bedtime, a little chaotic feeling, but I couldn’t be happier with the end result. I’m so happy we were able to have this session, and I hope that it preserves this time in your life in a way you can always look back and smile on- band-aids, pretzel sticks, stickers and all!
Michele also has a very awesome blog-site, which you can visit here: Wright for Michele
She writes about all things stylish and awesome, as well as personal stories and memories. It’s beautiful to look at and easy to get lost in – check it out!
This is hands down one of my all-time favorite sessions I have ever shot. Everything was perfect – the location, the light, the AMAZINGLY styled beautiful family… When Jenni first contacted me about booking a Spring Family Mini Session in the Columbia River Gorge I was so excited!! I always get really pumped when other photographers choose ME to document their moments. They just *get it* in ways that others do not, and it’s the biggest compliment ever!
Jenni is blessed with four beautiful children, so she decided to book two Mini Session spots back-to-back to make sure we had plenty of time, and that she would get plenty of variety with her final images.
I had such a great time with you and your family, and I’m so in love with all of your images!! Getting a family of 6 photo ready is no easy feat! Add in a 2+ hour drive out to the session location in the late evening, and it could have been a recipe for disaster… instead, we got magic.
Jenni has already sent me a photo of an image she had enlarged and printed to put up in her home, and it just makes me SO excited to see!! I LOVE when clients print and showcase their images in their home – after all, that’s what makes a house a home, right?!
Jenni- you and your family were delightful, and I feel like we have become instant friends!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture these moments for you all, I hope we get the chance to do it again soon!
You know, I’m such a sucker. I promote these Mini Sessions as coming with 10 final images… T E N. Do you know how many images I gave each of my clients this round? 68+.
Yes, you read that right!!
I just can’t leave out good images. I can’t do it. So there you have it – when you’re my client, you’re spoiled. Of course, there are times when the number of images I give is MUCH closer to 10, but in a location as beautiful as the gorge I just couldn’t help but keep snapping images! No one went over their allocated session time either! Just sayin’ 😉
The S Family is featured here, and I had such a great time meeting them and capturing their images. Cole and Carson were great sports (not all boys love photo shoots…) and we had fun even though the wind was about to blow us all away!
Tracy + Tysen, I hope you love these images and they keep memories for you for years to come! Thank you for coming all the way out to the most beautiful spot! <3
These Spring Mini Sessions in the Columbia River Gorge are some of my favorites that I’ve ever shot! We lucked out with a gorgeous sunny day in the midst of the longest winter EVER, so for that, we were all thankful!!
The D family were the lucky winners of my giveaway contest, and it just so happens that Lindsay is a local photographer herself! I always consider it such an honor to be chosen to photograph other photographer’s families. They showed up looking great and ready to have some fun – as you can probably tell from the images. 🙂
Thank you D family! I had so much fun capturing these memories for you!!
I had SO much fun shooting these spring mini sessions in the Columbia River Gorge! I wasn’t sure that many people would want to make the drive out, and shoot in the evening, but boy was I WRONG! My limited number of spots booked up so quickly, I could hardly believe it! I’m always so humbled and overjoyed to have people choose me to be their family photographer. This time, I met ALL NEW families!! It was like Christmas!! I hope they come back time and time again 🙂
Meet the M family! They showed up with their sweet little 20 month old Owen, and boy was he a charmer. His little expressions and smiles just made me melt.
As always I asked mom and dad if they wanted a few photos too, and even though they said they weren’t photo “prepared” we shot them anyways. Some of those shots turned out to be my favorites <3
You’ll never ever regret having photos with your babies. Never ever.
I had so much fun with this family at their session! We lucked out and the weather cooperated – the sun even came out to play for a little bit! I just love meeting new families, and being able to capture memories for them. They even brought their sweet little pup to include in the photos – I’m a total believer that pets are family too!
Thank you so much Karen, Mike, Brenner, and Nathan – I hope you love your images!
Ok, be honest… have you procrastinated getting your family Holiday Photos done this year? It’s November, which means Christmas is just around the corner, which basically means that you should already have your Christmas cards designed and ready to be dropped into the mail… yes? Hahahaha OK, ok, I’M SORRY!!! I don’t mean to put the pressure on…
BUT!! For those of you who still need to capture this year’s family Holiday photo, you’re in luck!
My very last Mini Session event of the year IS HAPPENING! And there are still a couple of spots left – DON’T MISS OUT on this opportunity!! We will be shooting on a beautiful property in West Linn, OR with lots of Christmas Trees, cute warm blankets to snuggle up in, and all of your fun family Christmas Cheer!! Grab your most festive outfits, and spend a quick and breezy 15 minutes with me capturing the magic of the holidays! These Mini Sessions are perfect to snag just a few quick images for your holiday cards, gifts for your mom/grandma/family, and more!
M I N I S E S S I O N D E T A I L S
– 15 Minute session
– 10 Final high resolution images
– Online Gallery for viewing/downloading images
– Printing Release
Sunday, November 20th 2016
Until next year….