The Herwig family finally made the big move out to Bend, Oregon. When Kelly wanted beautiful fall family photos, she asked me to be her photographer. It’s always an honor to photograph other photographers.
I love the orange and yellow fall colors throughout their outfits and in the trees at Drake Park in Bend, OR. Kelly’s biggest fear was that her kids wouldn’t last long for the session. But we played, talked Harry Potter, through leaves around and climbed on rocks to keep it interesting.
We even captured a few just of her to celebrate her birthday. She said that she didn’t have many photos of her mom from her childhood so she wanted to make sure she had some beautiful photos of her.
To the Herwigs,
Thank you for letting me capture these beautiful memories for you. I hope you guys can get settled into Bend quickly and I hope that having these on your walls will help to make it feel like home.
Oh my goodness, you guys! I can’t even tell you how much I adore this family. Their two boys are about the same ages as mine so it was easy to know what to capture, since I pretty much captured what I would want.
We went to Sparks Lake on Cascade Lakes Highway in Bend, Oregon – one of my favorite places to photograph families. It was a touch chilly, but the sky was clear and the sun was shining. Even without fall color leaves, we still captured gorgeous fall warm family photos.
At their ordering session, Lauren cried because these photos were exactly what she wanted and hoped for. It is so amazing to see the joy that my creativity can bring to families. It’s why I do this!
I can’t wait to get their portraits hung in their home. I just got one of framed artwork pieces back from the printer and it looks amazing!
It was such a pleasure to meet you! I hope we can have some play dates with the kiddos soon. Thank you for letting me create these memories for you. I know you are going to cherish the new artwork for your Sunriver home.
Don’t you just love the beautiful colors of fall? These family photos of the Fillmore family give me all the warm and fuzzies of the fall season.
I had so much fun getting to know them as we hung out at Drake Park in Bend, Oregon. I can’t believe how much I love these photos! They purchased so many to decorate their house and I know the canvases are going to fill their home with joy all year long.
We even got the dog involved in the fun – and got him looking at the camera for a few! I have to say, no matter what age kids are, I just love capturing them with my camera and stopping time.
Thank you so much for having fun and sharing your smiles and laugher with me. You guys are such a great family! I can’t wait to see these portraits in your home.
Come rain or shine we will still get great images! Between rain showers the McCormick family and I hopped out into the tall grass and spent 30 minutes capturing fall family photos. Ashley loves this location because the backdrop is as close to east coast fall as we can get in Bend, Oregon. I love how their blue outfits pop out of the green and cream backdrop.
Even with a mini session, I still love to capture a few beautiful smiling images, a bunch of candids and of course sweet portraits of their sweet baby girl. It’s so much fun to watch her get bigger!
To the McCormicks,
I know you guys know how much I love photographing you guys! Thanks for toughing out the wind and stormy weather with me 🙂 I can’t wait see Palmer start walking and exploring.
Oh my goodness! How gorgeous is Madi?? Sometimes you just know you are taking amazing photos as you click that shutter and that happened to me during this shoot. I kept telling Angie, Madi’s mom, that they look beautiful 😉 Madi was such a great model. She basically just hung out with me at Shevlin Park as we laughed together. I love her photos so much!
One of my favorite things about Madi’s session are the outfits she chose. Blue and white really pop in the natural setting and help highlight Madi’s eyes, which I LOVE. I also think it is fun when girls can show off different sides of their personalities through wardrobe. I can’t get enough of those cowgirl boots ya’ll.
One thing that Madi asked for was a few special photos with her boyfriend and a few photos with her mom and step dad. It was such a fun idea. I even added some family photos in front of the mountains and a few of just her mom and stepdad at the end (sorry you got bumped out of your session for a minute Madi!).
When you mix great weather, perfect lighting and adorable outfits with great attitudes (and a little laughter), magic can happen.
I already know you love these as much as I do so I just want to say thank you for trusting me with these photos. I had so much fun photographing you and I can’t wait to take more family photos of you guys!
I always love when my clients want to take photos at a place meaningful to them. There is no where more meaningful and full of memories than the property you spend everyday on.
It was so much fun to have sweet little Collette show me around her land and take me on adventure. I love photographing kids at this age because everything is still magical!
Since my kids are past this oh-so-cute age, I try to capture all the photos I wish I had of me and my kids. Like swinging my kids around, throwing them in the air, holding their hands so tight and giving lots of snuggles! I captured all that and more for the Martinen Family and we even got a few great photos of their fur babies.
Thank you so much for letting me capture this special season in your life! I can’t wait to watch Collette grow and to be there to capture memories for your family. – Kellianne
Isn’t Anna so beautiful? I can’t believe how blessed I am to be able to photograph such gorgeous young women like Anna.
Anna asked that we go to one of her favorite parks in Bend, Oregon for her senior portraits. Since the water was super low, we had a chance to take advantage of the natural field formed where the water should have been. We got so lucky with weather too!
I love that we did three different outfits to represent who she is. The photos were so fun to take at Sawyer Park. Anna has such a great attitude about life and this crazy year!
Thank you you for being so much fun to photograph and for letting me be the one to capture these memories for you. I had a great time getting to know you and I know you are going to do amazing things in life!
My sweet friend Ashley gathered with her family in Government Camp near Mount Hood in Oregon to celebrate her sister’s 40th birthday. It was such a special time! I had so much fun getting to know her family better.
We met at the Summit Ski area and headed to the open field near by with a ski lift and views of Mount hood. I’m so glad there was some shade by the near by trees so they weren’t blinded by the sun. We took a bunch of photos in a short amount of time so they could get back to having fun together as a family.
To the Spence family,
These memories are so much fun! Thank you for being great sports about hiking up a hill to the field. It was totally worth it! I hope these memories bring you joy for many years to come!
The Orser family comes to Sunriver every year to celebrate summer. This year, their daughter Emma, was looking to have her senior photos taken in this beautiful place that she loves so much. They reached out to me about a senior session and ended up doing a senior, family and family reunion/extended family session all in one. In about 90 minutes we captured beautiful senior portraits and family memories all in one. I mean seriously, how gorgeous is this family?
The best part was that they got to include their dogs in many of the photos. I love to photograph the bond between fur babies and their humans. It is so special! Toby and Bailey were so playful. They loved discovering the area and even listened and smiled at the camera when they were asked too.
Lori and Jeff are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year so I thought it fitting to give them a few extra couples photos during this session. Every couple needs photos to document these occasions!
To the Orser family,
Thank you so much for laughing with me and having great attitudes throughout your session. I had so much fun getting to know your family and I absolutely love all of the photographs and memories we captured! I’m so excited for you to have these throughout your home to look back on for years to come. Thank you so much!!
I love capturing mom with her babies, even when they are all grown up!
I’m oddly proud of this photo. I held two energetic dogs in one hand and a camera in the other for this photo! I’m so lucky dogs like me and actually listen to me most of the time.
How fun is it that these dogs joined in the smiles and laughter during this image! LOVE it!
Emma loves dogs so this photo was a must!
Gotta have that sibling photo! Plus it felt weird to me to do half the session of Emma and none of her younger brother Ty so I captured a few quick photos of him too.
These two are seriously the cutest! Happy 20th anniversary Lori and Jeff!!
While on a walk with my beautiful friend, Crystal, we happened by the oh-so-famous wildflowers off the river trail. I have to admit, in the haze of a busy summer and Covid-19, I completely forgot it was wildflower season. And now the season is almost over.
Crystal and I chatted about how much fun it would be to get her three tiny girls to play in the flowers while I grab a few portraits. I was feeling the creative photo vibe so I texted Crystal and asked if we could meet up.
After floating the river, Crystal got the girls in cute dresses and we did a quick Mommy and Me photo session in the wildflowers. Can you believe how many amazing photos we got in just 30 minutes?
Even with her littlest being a bit of grump, I still was able to get smiles of all the girls. This session was truly magical and I can’t wait to take more photos in the wildflower!
Thanks for being so easy going and quick to do get the girls ready and in the flowers. I love the bond you have with your girls. It always brings me so much joy to photograph them! I hope these bring a bit of joy and magic into your home during this rough season. Love you friend!