I love capturing growing families and especially when there is an extra special connection. Nicole and I met in high school and our lives intertwined again recently when my son began going to the same preschool as her sweet daughter Mikayla. That said, I was delighted when she asked me to document the arrival of their second child, Ryder - now already a month old! Each time I photograph a maternity session I fall more in love with the process. And seriously, how could I not?!
Truth be told I don't shoot that many newborns. In part because I attempted shooting my son when he was born and the whole experience brought me to tears. Perhaps it was the sleepless nights or the fact that I couldn't get the swaddle just right. Regardless, it was a mess. That said, I've evolved creatively since the birth of my son in 2016. As you can see from my recent work, I'm loving lifestyle sessions as they capture families in their natural environment. Below is a
Often times pictures can take the place of a thousand words. This may sound a bit cliche, but in the case of the Manchik's, the saying holds true. They are an absolutely beautiful family that I was lucky enough to shoot at the Brood + Tribe workshop in Sunriver, OR a few weeks ago. I believe these images capture some of their love story (at least I hope so!) with their amazing little guy, Lev. Enjoy. #baby #rustic #scenic #love #romance #family #couples #portraits #marria
I completely stepped out of my comfort zone this weekend by attending the Brood + Tribe workshop in Sunriver with a group of incredibly talented lifestyle photographers. I was a sponge the entire time, gathering as much knowledge as I possibly could. Not only did I gain tons of technical skills that I can't wait to implement, but the shared wisdom, support, and true sense of community leaves me rejuvenated and motivated to continue on this creative journey. Here are a few o
I was lucky enough to meet Ashley and Alex a year ago for their one-year anniversary shoot. We had a blast romping around a lavender farm capturing romantic moments. A year later, and they are still the sweetest, most loving couple (but with an exciting addition!) Needless to say, it was an easy YES when they asked me to do a maternity shoot on Sauvie's Island last month. I am beyond excited for the arrival of their baby girl later this summer. Alex and Ashley, welcome to