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Brunwick Family

I love when my fellow Californians come to Bend to visit. I met the Brunwick’s at the home in Bend that they rented. Kitty mentioned that she wanted to use the rock lanscape and avoid the dead and dry overgrowth that Bend is know for. That helped me find the perfect location on the property for their session.

The Brunwick family was truly delightful to get to know. Everyone had fun even though they were tired from a long day on the river. I love being able to capture the big group and little mini sessions of each family. The baby and fur babies were pretty great throughout the session too! They kept everyone smiling!

Brunwick family,

Thank you for letting me capture these memories for you! I had a great time getting to know you and I can’t wait to photograph your family again in the future. I wish you all many blessings this year as you prepare for amazing weddings and lot’s of fun times together!


Berzins Family

I love when I can photograph a family every couple years and watch their little guys grow! How fun is it that they have all boys. Those guys probably have a blast together! Now that there is a new little one in the family, it was the perfect time to update the family images.

I met them at the home they rented in Black Butte Ranch, Oregon. I’m so thankful the big fire near by didn’t shut down the road or cause air pollution. Everything was great! I do love to be able to explore around with the little guys and keep them interested and smiling which was a little hard to do at this location. So instead, we shot super fast which made them happy.

It was a blast updating their photos and feeling like part of their family. I can’t wait to see how big all these kids get in 2 years when I see them again!

Berzins family,

You guys are truly a delight to photograph and I’m so excited to be here to watch your families grow together. I hope these images and the ones to come, tell the story of your family so you can hold tight to these memories forever. Thank you for letting me be part of your story.


Piper Family

I love getting together with large groups like these guys! Epic family reunion sessions are such an amazing way to freeze time (and get some really beautiful and fun photos). I even get little mini sessions of each family within the family reunion session. The Piper family did such an amazing job that we got all these photos on just 45 minutes!

They wanted Central Oregon backdrop, but we couldn’t get down to the river due to other events at Sunriver resort, so we headed into nature for the green backdrop. Even for a dry summer, the plants are stunningly green this year in Sunriver and served as a great setting for their portraits.

Piper family,

Thanks for having fun and trusting me! We captured some great photos of you guys that I know you’ll enjoy for a long time.


Sweyer Family

Sunriver is definitely the place for an unforgettable family reunion like this one! The Sweyer family came in from all over to hang out as a family and enjoy the awesomeness that is Central Oregon. I love this scenic river backdrop they chose for their family portraits. Don’t you want to dive into the river? Sunriver, Oregon is so beautiful! I especially love the family reunion t-shirts they all wore.

Sweyer family,

I hope you had the time of your lives together adventuring in Sunriver! These portraits capture your crew perfectly and I hope you enjoy them for years to come.


Ivers Family

Beth’s parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!! So huge!! I seriously feel super blessed to be able to capture these perfect moments in life for others. 50 years is amazing. We had to capture the happy couple with their family! Shelvin Park in Bend, Oregon was the perfect green summer backdrop. The Aspens were in full bloom and so pretty!

One thing I love about family reunion sessions is that we have plenty of time to get group photos, couples photos and individual family photos. For this session, Beth brought along her two fur babies which I loved photographing! It’s so fun to have them in the session too! I also got a ton of her sweet niece who has just been added to the family.

What was really fun was that Beth’s mom was a photographer awhile back. I asked her how I was doing and she said I was doing great, impressed with how I move through each image and keep the session fun. All in all, it was a perfect day and a great shoot!

Beth and Family,

Thank you for letting me capture these memories of you all together! It’s a special time to celebrate and I’m grateful you chose me to be there for it. I know you’ll cherish these images!


Bear Family

This is the only time the whole family has been together. When that happens, you have to get photos!! I met the Bear family in the backyard of their summer Bend, Oregon home to capture the group, couple’s photos and photos of the two sisters. I just hope my sister and I are still this close when we are their age.

I love the canal in the background and all the pups running around our feet. The chaos was perfect. We even manage to get a group photo with all the people and dog!

Bear family,

I hope these photos came out just as you imagined. You guys were a delight to get to know and photograph. Thank you for laughing and having fun with me!


They really love their fur babies!!

We had to get a photo of the bear in the photo at the home of the BEARS!

Barsana Family

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.


Kiffany + Kids

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!


Crystal + Girls

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!!

Happy Summer!!


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!


Bethany + Nick

Beth and Nick were married in Eagle Crest at a house owned by their cousin. It was the perfect Central Oregon location filled with Junipers and plenty of space to enjoy the sunshine. We started the day in Redmond, Oregon where hair and makeup were being finalized and the all the ladies were getting ready for the big day. The first look was one of my favorite moments. It may have been bright and sunny and not the perfect lighting, but it was the perfect setting for them. I even left the photo in this post where you can see the folks at the pool cheering Beth’s name. So basically, they started their day filled with love and laughter.

Surrounded by their friends, family and a wooden hexagon arbor and flowers put together by their family, they said their I do’s. It was sweet and romantic. I loved Nick’s vows when he told Beth that she had saved him. It was so honest and pure. I also loved when their dog Maple walked down the aisle with their rings.

The rest of the day may have been a bit warm, but everyone had so much celebrating together. Beth and Nick truly are soul mates!

Beth and Nick,

It was truly a pleasure to be part of this magical day with you guys. I can see how much you love each other and I know that God is going to bless your marriage. I’m so happy you found each other in this crazy world. You guys are going to have an amazing life together!

-Kellianne (and Josh)