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Srch-Thaden Family

I had so much fun getting to know this gorgeous family! Not only were they super easy going, but did you see their perfectly coordinating outfits? I am obsessed with Heather’s hats and sweet little Paisley’s dress. So modern and old fashioned at the same time!

Heather and her man are just about to celebrate 20 years of marriage. It’s so exciting!! We took so many photos of the two of them (and their dog) to document this time. They will also use these photos to send to their friends & family in celebration.

Ally and her family are goat farmers, which if you are aware of my weird obsession with goats, then you know I think this is pretty awesome. I’m really hoping to photograph a family session of just their family at the farm with all the sweet baby goats this spring!

Of course we couldn’t leave out mom and dad! I love capturing photos of all the couples as well of just the kiddos. I feel like those photos tell the whole story of the family through the generations.

The only hiccup (besides the freezing temps) was mom’s glasses. It was so darn bright out that her glasses wanted to stay super dark in sunglass mode. But we came up with creative ways to get them to go lighter.

To the Srch-Thaden Family,

Thank you for letting me capture these memories of your family together! I love how magical the day felt with the frozen water and geese. Thank you gus for having such great attitudes. I had so much fun and I hope you enjoy your photos!!

– Kellianne Jordan

Spence Family

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!

-Kellianne

Orser Family

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!!

-Kellianne

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!!

Froomer Family

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!

-Kellianne Jordan

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!!

Because…. Covid-19.

Sparks Lake

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.

-Kellianne

Family Land

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.

-Kellianne

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?

After opting opt earlier, when Morgan saw the other couples posing she finally decided she wanted couples photos too! Their sweet little girl wanted photos with flowers that matched her outfit – how could I say no!
Because I always wanted a photo of me and my cousins in the country on a pile of tires. I just had to 🙂

Bend Family Photography

When Angelina asked if I would photograph her family while her daughter was in town, she also she mentioned she wanted to include the dogs, alpacas and the llamas if possible. I couldn’t help but be excited. These are all my favorites animals to photograph! 

When I arrived at their property in Tumalo, Oregon, everyone was excited! We wondered around the property looking for the best spots for their family photos before the fun started. I was able to capture some really beautiful family photos on the lawn and along a back road. I think my favorites were the casual family photos with the alpacas. I love how they photo bombed the portraits! 

Angie,

You are so sweet and I always enjoy photographing you! Thank you for letting me capture these beautiful family memories for you. I hope they will bring you joy always! 

-Kellianne

Ellis Family

Kerri Ellis is the head teacher at the preschool that we just love! Noah has so many amazing friends and it is such a great community. I was so happy to capture these precious family moments when Kerri hosted her entire family for a week over the summer. I got a ton of great family portraits of the whole family together as well as each family individually. We had a ton of fun and I was able to get some great candid family moments of them all together too. As soon as the session was over the kids jumped into the river. I had to stick around and capture those oh so special summer moments of all the cousins having classic summer fun in the river. These are such amazing memories for their whole family. Shevlin Park is a greta place for family photos, especially in the summer when it’s full of green. Family reunion photography is the best way to remember family reunions!