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Tutus, giant balloons, presents, picnics, and sunshine!  Oh, and a first taste of cake!  What better way to celebrate an adorable little girl’s first birthday?  I met up with this sweet family at Hoyt Arboretum in Portland OR for some first birthday portraits as well as some family photos.  It was such a beautiful Spring day and the lighting was so sparkly.  We played with balloons, danced, opened a present, and then at the end, Ashlyn had some of her first cake.  I think she liked it!


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Need some ideas on fresh and fun color combos for your upcoming Spring portraits?   Just read below!  The photos represent a couples or engagement style of session, but really you could incorporate these colors and outfits into any type of photo shoot, whether it be family, kids, or a just because session.  Feel free to Pin your favorite ideas to your Pinterest boards:)



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Awww, here’s one of my favorite families:) And I’m not just partial because it’s my boyfriend’s sister & fam!  Little Hazen is just so adorable and the most mellow kid I’ve met.  Seriously, these were the easiest 2 year old portraits I’ve ever taken.  We headed down to South East Portland for a session at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens which is prettiest this time of year when all the azaleas and similar plants are blooming pinks and purples.  It was a perfect sunny Spring day.  Enjoy!

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  • Sarah Lawrence Anderson - Love it! Need some of these in prints. Auntie Sarah and Uncle Jon just think Hazen is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Lawrence - Wow! Every picture is wonderful!ReplyCancel

Forever trying to catch up on my blogging (I literally have 100+ sessions to blog!), today I bring you the gorgeous Sami (my new cousin!) & her bridal portrait shoot.  I still find it strange that out here in the Western parts of the country, most brides don’t even know what a bridal session is, even though it is such a tradition back in the Southeast.  Maybe one day it will catch on out here.  It’s a great opportunity to have a “trial run” in your dress before the big day.  You can see what alterations might still need to be done, you can test out your bridal makeup and hair (or do something completely different if you’re torn about what you want), and you can even do a trial run with your florist.  Plus, what girl doesn’t need an excuse to wear that gorgeous dress more than once?!  Another common reason bridal sessions are scheduled is so that the bride has a beautiful portrait of herself to give to her mother (the portrait is often displayed at the wedding reception and then gifted).  If any of my Portland brides want to chat about a bridal session, send me a note!

Anyway… I met up with Sami at her parent’s home in the Porter’s Neck Country Club for her bridal portraits.  They have such a beautiful home and yard, so we just stayed around their property.  Loved the colors of the brick and front door in the last images!


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Getting married?  We travel worldwide!  Click here to view more photos on our Portland OR Wedding Photographers website and send us a note!

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Congrats Becca!  Many of you may recognize this lovely lady as she was my intern last Summer and helped on many of your portrait sessions.  Unfortunately she couldn’t stay an intern forever and she headed back up to Vancouver Canada where she is a photography student at Emily Carr University.  Fortunately she’s a good student and will be graduating this year:) So, we headed out to one of my favorite locations in Portland, Hoyt Arboretum, and had a little fun taking some college senior portraits for her when she was back in town on her last school break.




Graduating?  Check out more work on our portland or college and high school senior portrait photographers website!

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