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!
Abbie is the sweetest senior! We had so much fun hiking around Shevlin Park in Bend, Oregon for her beautiful senior portraits. Abbie chose me to be her photographer and even drove about an hour to have her photos taken. Such an honor! She loves my light and airy senior portraits and I love people who can’t wait to work with me 🙂 Within minutes I had her posing perfectly because she listened and trusted me. This meant that we basically spent an hour just hanging out, chatting and having fun – oh and I took over 100 portraits of her!
Isn’t she so gorgeous? She is a sweet, slightly shy, fun, soccer playing – photography loving girl! We chatted about soccer for a few minutes, but one thing I love to do is teach photography. So when she mentioned she loves photography too, I couldn’t help but teach her what I was doing as I was doing it. I hope I get to see some if her photos someday!
It was so great getting to know you! You an amazing girl and my hope is that you can see how beautiful, strong and powerful you are. Thank you for letting me capture these photos for you. I truly had a lot of fun photographing you. I hope this year is filled with joy!
I love this photo! It so represents her shy side that she admitted she had. Not every person is outgoing and smiling all the time – even I’m not that way all the time. So I love to be able to capture these moments that show a softer side of someone, especially when it really shows a big part of who they are.
Isn’t it so Little Red Riding Hood inspired? I love it!
Gorgeous right?! I hope Abbie can see how beautiful she is!
When I think about the future of family photography, this is what I think. Spending quality time with all the immediate family members (after everyone has quarantined on their own) and celebrating life together. Basically saying, “Covid-19 won’t stop us from loving each other”.
At the end of their week, after a long day, the Froomer family met me in Sunriver for their large family group photos. I love the outfits they chose! Everyone kept it light and airy with perfect color coordination. The pink and blue outfit combination is one of my all time favorites. Despite a little grumpiness, we had a lot of fun.
Knowing that everyone was tired from the week, I raced through their photos, keeping at as easy and lighthearted as possible. Everyone looks happy in the photos and I love how they turned out! We captured so many combinations of family images, plus individual family photos, kid photos, couples photos and even Covid-19 mask photos!
To the Froomer family,
I hope you guys had a truly special time together and that these photos help you remember the joy and love of being with family. Thank you again for allowing me to capture these moments for you!
I love this moment! It was totally spontaneous and I think it’s so perfect.
Candid family moments, smiles and photos with the grandparents are always so special!
3 generations of ladies! SO special!!
Keena and I have been planing their family session for months and I think it totally paid off! Their family photography session at Sparks Lake in Central Oregon was perfect! I LOVE this setting so much and Keena’s flowy pink dress provided a little bit of grace that matched the peaceful setting.
Not only were we able to get beautiful family portraits of Keena, Juan and their new little son, but were able to grab a few family portraits with their dog Ellie too!
Their extended family even came with them to grab a few gorgeous photos of everyone with the baby. It was a beautiful evening at the lake and I just love all the photos!
Kenna and family,
I am so happy to have been the one to create these beautiful memories for you! I love the photos and I hope you do too. I can’t wait to see Braxton grow up.
Megan and Garrett have been in love since high school! Now they have two beautiful little ones – a perfect family. I met them at Shevlin Park during golden hour for a quick family session. It was insanely beautiful that night, I mean, look at this setting! Amazing!
We had so much fun checking out the area together. Shevlin Park is one of my favorite places to photograph families for a lot of reasons. One is that when I photograph kids and we can keep moving and exploring, they tend to not get as bored. That was exactly the case for these two. They were so excited to end at the pond that I stayed and got a few fun candids of the kiddos at the end!
This session is full of beautiful family portraits, fun candid moments and so much love. I can’t believe this is less than half of their photos!
Megan and Garrett,
Thank you so much for having great attitudes, smiling and having fun. It was so amazing to get to know you guys. Your kids are seriously cute! I know you are going to cherish these memories forever.
When everyone comes together to celebrate Mom and Dad’s new home, you just have to get portraits! Pronghorn Resort is one of the most amazing places to live and building a home their is no easy task. Morgan knew that this is a big deal, so she decided to gift her parents a photography session to capture the joy.
We had a lot of fun playing on the tractor and creating memories in their new space. We even captured a photo at the front door which Morgan thought would be fun to hang in a frame by the front door once it is built.
Typically, I like to create perfect images out in nature without the construction zone. In this case, the construction was what made the memories.
We only spent about 35 minutes photographing these super fun family memories. I even captured a toast at the end!
To Morgan and her family,
It was so much fun to get to know you guys and to celebrate with you! This is such an exciting time. I can’t wait to see the house complete! Thank you again for letting me capture the joy for you.
Such a fun story about their new little pup: all three families have a pup from the same litter! All the dogs get to grow up together. How fun is that?
I love referrals because they always end up being the most amazing families to work with. That was so true with Jennifer and her family! They came to Bend to get away from the busy city life and relax in the fresh mountain air. Knowing Bend is one of their favorite places to visit, Jennifer decided she would like to get family portraits done while in town. I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to work with them because we captured so many beautiful memories!
I love the photos of everyone just hanging out together and laughing. The little moments of the kids playing and being together are priceless too! Of course I had to get a ton of photos of their new little puppy, Chewie as well as portraits of everyone. Not only did I get a few images of just mom and dad together, but I ended the session with some headshots for them to use for their business.
In just 50 minutes we captured over 200 beautiful lake front portraits and candids of their family at Sparks Lake.
Jennifer, Pascal and kids,
Thank you for letting me create these memories for you. I can’t wait to see them on your wall. I know you will cherish these for a lifetime. You guys were so great!