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!
Spring is always an unpredictable time in Sunriver. I never really know what the weather will turn out to be. In fact, when we started planning for the Barklow’s family reunion photography session, it looked like Spring would be in full force with the sun shining! Then the weather changed to snow again and we started planning for blankets and jackets to run to between shots as well as layers to keep everyone warm. Luckily it’s unpredictable because we ended up with a gorgeous warm spring morning, just like we had hoped for! Yay!
Morning sessions can be tricky with lighting. I’m not a photographer who shies away from daytime sessions. I don’t always choose that perfect golden hour sunset. My main goal is to make sure that the photography session is at a good time for the family I’m photographing. For the Barklow’s, it was a morning session, a very sunny 10am morning session. So, I put them in the sun. While we all agreed these were not our absolute favorites of the day, I just couldn’t walk away from the shoot without capturing the beautiful Deschutes River in the background. However, this meant that they got duplicate poses of all the kids, by the river and with the field behind them. I may have made it harder for them to choose their favorite images to print, but that’s why I help at the ordering session! I can’t wait for their family to get their amazing artwork to hang in their home!!
I love how the Barklow’s kept their outfits in the neutral blues with a little splash of orange to brighten it up and add to that Easter weekend/spring look!
The Shaw family had a large family reunion in Sunriver, Oregon this summer and wanted to make sure these memories were captured forever. I took them to my favorite spot in Sunriver right along the river. It was a beautiful day for family photography and they all had a ton of fun capturing these amazing memories for them. I love how happy they all are. It’s so much fun to be able to capture all the cousins/grandkids in one photo along with all the grown up kids and their parents together. These are photos that are going help them remember these precious times forever.
Are these large group family photos not just the most beautiful things ever? I just love this location with the river flowing through the background. The Scyphers family chose soft spring colors for their family photography session that are so beautiful and perfectly capture the relaxed outdoor vive of their vacation. I love when families get together and capture the fun!
In a once-in-a-lifetime trip, the Rhetti family gathered from all over the world to spend time together over the holidays. I’m serious, they came in from all around the US and even Hondorus. In a winter wonderland season, I met them at their vacation home in Sunriver, Oregon. We headed out just a few feet from the house for their amazing session. Even though we didn’t move from the snow covered spot, we focused on the portraits and relationships and captured amazing photos. I love how fun these images are! We even had a fun snow ball fight. I hope these images bring back all the amazing memories of their family time together.
The O’Brien family gathered in Sunriver, Oregon at the Sunriver Resort for a summer family reunion. It’s so amazing to see 3 generations having a blast in the sun together. I love being able to document this time with beautiful family portraits that they are going to love forever. I love the outfits too! The combinations of blue and neutrals go so perfectly with the beautiful Sunriver landscape.
What an amazing example of how the white shirt and jeans matching look can totally work! The Hunt family gathered in Sunriver for their family reunion to create memories. During this time they really wanted to capture beautiful family images to document this time. I love how they took the matching white shirt and jeans to heart. It’s not a look that I love, but they managed to make sure everyone had a unique style and showed their personality. It made this classic look totally perfect for their family. I love how much joy these photos have!
I love when families join together in a big group to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. I love family reunions and love documenting this time for them! The Hopkins family was excited to take photos just outside the Sunriver Resort in the middle of the forest. They love visiting Central Oregon because of the amazing nature that we have so this forest location was perfect for them. We had a great time hanging out and capturing all different combinations of group family images!
The Mitchell family gathered at the Sunriver Resort for their family reunion. All family reunions need great photos. Why? Because photos bring back memories. How amazing is it to have beautiful family portraits that also bring back all the joyous times of your vacation? That’s what I love about family reunion photography with large family groups. The Mitchell family wanted to focus on the portraits and not as much on candids so that’s exactly what I did. We got every combination of family photos possible and even snapped a few precious moments of the sweet little girl cousins playing together. These are going to be great family memories for them to cherish for years!
I met up with the Bukara family in Sunriver along the river for their Sunriver family photography session. They are such a fun and sweet family. With all the kids, I really wanted to make sure I had the best possible family portraits, but I also just had to get fun silly candids to really capture these kids right now. This family is just gorgeous inside and out so it was easy to capture the joy of their family together in Sunriver.
The Davis family gathered all together in Sunriver to spend quality time together. They asked to meet around the main lodge for their family portraits because that area reminds them the most of their family time together. It was a bit stormy so we headed inside for a few extra family photos. It’s so much fun to be creative and find new ways to capture beautiful portraits!