Spring is the perfect time of year for a newborn session. The light is starting to warm and thaw after the colder winter weather creating just a bit of glow. However Portland is known for being rather water logged in the spring, which does not work well with tiny new babies. Luckily, indoor newborn sessions are the most comfortable way to photograph the newest member of a family. The parents can wear comfortable clothes, and simply be at home with their children.
ARTISTS AT WORK
Watching clay slowly be molded into something beautiful is intriguing. I think it points to metaphors in life and that’s why so many of us are fascinated by the potter. One sunny afternoon, I ran into my friend Tiffany of Foraged Floral at a local boutique, where her and Tamara Bryan had partnered to sell sweet bouquets in beautiful pottery. It was there that we decided to photograph a studio session collaboration between the two of them. Tamara has a charming, bright studio in North Portland just blocks from my own home. It seemed it was mean’t to be.
This ocean lifestyle session was a dream to photograph as a creative editorial. We wanted to do something that felt true to the pacific northwest while being bold in color. The gorgeous free people fabrics and wind provided plenty of drama. Portraits can be so much more than you imagine! We can tell a story with an editorial edge.
Every once in awhile you have a magical evening where already gorgeous light has a special shimmer to it. I was lucky enough to encounter such an evening during this sweet late summer session with Nikita, Nabyl and their sweet daughter Katara.
The wild Oregon coast can be a gamble weather wise and is not for the faint of heart. Particularly in the spring, one can only expect to be cold, wet and windswept coming off the beach. However, for Brittany’s maternity session we lucked out with a bright and uncommonly warm day.
FOREST + MOSS
It is no small thing to be up with the sun when you have a little one. In that regard, Aaron, Emily and their sweet girl Cedar were quite adventurous to drive out towards Oregon’s gorge so early in the morning. It was just warm enough to let Cedar explore the dew and moss, which ended up being a joy to photograph.
FAMILY | ENERGY OF FALL
A golden evening in Oregon can be very magical for family photos. It was a joy to chase Liz and Cory’s spunky kids in this warm light. This family had so much fun and great energy on camera.
MATERNITY | LAVENDER HILLS
A crisp and bright fall day proved to be a gorgeous back drop for these maternity photos. Shot among romantic lavender it was truly a special day.
NEWBORN | WINTER WARMTH
This cozy winter newborn session was shot just after Christmas. Winter in Oregon can be pretty dark so we embraced the more moody light on camera as this new family enjoyed each other.