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!
Lauren and Bennett are planning their wedding for next June in Sunriver, Oregon. Lauren asked if we could take some fun and casual engagement photos in one of their favorite places in Sunriver. Of course! I love taking photos in places that are meaningful to my couples.
This little fishing spot where they take their two boys fishing is also one of my favorite places for family photos. It was so perfect for their engagement session.
What you aren’t seeing in these photos is the adventure at the start of their session. The river water was super low so when Josh jokingly suggested I take them out to the island since we could cross – I was like, “let’s do it!”. Then I got stuck in the muck and had mud oozing through my leather boots the rest of the session. Thank goodness Lauren and Bennett weren’t the ones to get stuck in the mud!
After that, we just hung out along the shoreline for their romantic photos. I just love that this spot is where they fish and float the river!
After just a few in their first outfits, they through on their fun sports outfits that were filled with personality. They wore jerseys from their favorite teams.
They also had cups made from the cousin of one of the bridesmaids who created beautiful watercolor paintings representing their home states. They had the artwork put on the cups for them to treasure forever. How awesome is that?
Lauren and Bennett,
I love how sweet you two are together and full of personality and joy all your photos are! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding day and meet your two boys.
Brittany and Scott’s engagement session was absolutely perfect! The smoke cleared and the we got one of the classic Central Oregon sunsets of October. We tried to go to Trillium Lake for their engagement session, but it was closed due to fire activity so we made the best of it and went to Black Butte Ranch. I’m actually really glad it worked out this way because Black Butte Ranch is stunning in the fall!
It was so fun to include their sweet pups too, Nova and Chloe! Special shout-out to my hubs, Josh for watching the dogs while I photographed Brittany and Scott. Normally Josh shoots too, but we needed to save time/light so he assisted by being on dog duty for the first 15 minutes.
I love how their entire session is filled with warm fall colors from the yellow grass to the Aspens and the gorgeous red sunset. Brittany really wanted a dock in the photos. While we couldn’t access the dock, I did get in the background for her! Scroll to the end to see the awesome sunset-water-mountain photos!
Brittany and Scott,
I love how your engagement photos turned out! I’m so excited for your wedding day- it’s going to be amazing!!
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!