Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Family Portraits

I got a call a couple of weeks ago about doing some family portraits and I've been busy planning and looking forward to doing them ever since. The mother/grandmother of the family was so excited to have all of her kids and grandkids for Thanksgiving that she wanted to hire a photographer to come over for a photoshoot. I'm not a Black Friday Shopper so of course I was in! As soon as I arrived the atmosphere was so friendly and welcoming. Furniture was rearranged for the indoor portion of the session, and we even had a team of family members taping up a skylight that was shining too much backlight through my backdrop. I had done senior photos for one of the family members so I wasn't a complete stranger; nonetheless I felt right at home. It was a little cool and wet outside but we did manage to get out for some cute shots in front of Grandma and Grandpa's house... good memories to be sure.

Gill/Croce families, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving together and that you enjoy your photos. I finished all of the editing today so your CD's will be arriving shortly! Feel free to save any of the photos from this blog if you want to post them online etc :) Happy Holidays!

I love this photo! Everyone is so photogenic and well posed. Honestly, I did nothing here except take the picture. They're naturals! I'm kind of bummed that they live out of town. I would love to do more portraits for them!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Sessions Part 1~ Central Oregon Edition

This is part 1 of my annual client appreciation holiday sessions, which took place while I was visiting family and friends in Central Oregon last week. Part 2 is scheduled for next week at my house and I'm pretty much booked solid for two days. Lots of cuteness and I even got some photos with my kids and Hailey's best friend Madisen in cute coordinating outfits :) Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Andy & Becca ~ Engaged!

I had planned to meet up with this sweet couple at Trillium Lake where they were recently engaged but the snow came faster than we anticipated! (I know I'm probably the only person in Portland who was wishing for snow to stay OFF the mountain a little longer!) We were able to meet up at Edgefield for a quick engagement session to get a photo for their Save the Date announcements, and we plan to head back up to Trillium Lake in the spring after the snow melts. Becca and Andy were referred by the fabulous Patti at Cedar Springs Country Estate... I am so excited to cover their wedding next summer~ such a gorgeous venue, such a great couple ~ I can't wait! Congratulations again you guys and enjoy your sneak peek!

Save the Date 1: Formal Version

Save the Date 2: Playful Version

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aiden James ~ 9 Days New

This little guy was such a cutie! He was pretty drowsy when I arrived and once he got all snuggled up and cozy he was out like a light for well over an hour. So very sweet! Congratulations to his proud parents on your handsome little man! Enjoy your sneak peek and feel free to download these pictures for Facebook or other online use. Your CD will be in the mail soon!