Carolyn loves the Central Oregon nature and wanted to capture it in this years family photos. I suggested Shelvin Park because it was close to where they were staying and it provided plenty of shade during the hot summer days. It was perfect! We spent most of the session capturing amazing photos of the three of them and ended with a few special photos.
What I love about full sessions is that we have more time to play, capture candids and get those special requests. Carolyn’s parents were with them and she asked if they could have a few with the grandchildren. They also wanted a few a the two cousins together. Yes!!
We captured so many perfect moments for them to remember this time together with the little kids. By the end, the cousins were having so much fun running around in the forest that I had to keep shootin!
Carolyn and family,
I hope you love these as much as I do. I think we really captured the spirit of your daughter! It was such a pleasure to photograph you and your family. I can’t wait to stay in touch and capture those must haves of your grandparents that we spoke about.
It was so amazing to do a Mommy + Me mini session with Kiffany, her kids and her mom! It was mommy and me in every way. This little path in the park has always been a sweet spot for photos. I love how the trees gently frame those on the path.
During this session, I not only wanted to make sure we got those smiling portraits, but I also wanted to capture their personality and individual images if possible. With baby Isla getting older, I also knew I needed to capture all the sweet cuteness that she has to offer. Just Kiffany and Isla was top priority!
We got everything and more that I wanted in just 25 minutes. I truly love mini sessions and when I can do them for a friend, it means so much more to me- because I know how much these photos mean to her.
Thank you for always making me smile with these sessions and for being such an amazing friend. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings you. I hope these photos help you heal and grow and remember just how amazing your life is. You are so blessed friend!
I love watching these ladies grow! From Crystal’s maternity session with her first sweet baby girl Aria to now, it’s been amazing to be by her side and watch her handle these three tiny ladies. This session was just 25 minutes but filled with lots of smiles and laughter.
I absolutely LOVE that the girls started the shoot with a hug – and I didn’t even ask. Is this what happens when girls get together? I’m so used to boy! The whole session was colorful and fun!!
I love you so much my sweet friend!! It’s really amazing to be able to give you these beautiful portraits. You truly deserve it. I am so blessed to have you as my friend! I hope you love these photos as much as I do!
I love when parents call in saying that their young child is looking for acting and modeling headshots. The parents are taking it seriously which is rare and exciting. My mom took me seriously when she saw my passion for acting and I think that is why I LOVE taking pictures of young actors and actresses.
Lucy is only 5 years old and followed direction like a pro. Her entire session took only an hour and 20 minutes and we got 75 awesome headshots that she can use to start her acting and modeling career.
Her mom even asked if she was any good. Um, yeah. She has what it takes! I’m so excited to see what she does this year especially as pilot season fast approaches!
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.
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.
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!
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!