This gorgeous family is so dear to my heart! When I moved back to the Salem area with my family this lovely lady was my first new friend! At the time, our oldest children were in the same first grade class together (see how big her oldest is now!?). Soon we were arranging to meet up and walk to/from school together with our kids as we chatted and got to know one another. The first time “B” invited us to her home for a playdate after school we ended up enjoying ourselves so much that we stayed for a spontaneous dinner of chocolate chip pancakes. The kids thought that was pretty great and I was warmed by her hospitality. We had many playdates after that and our families stayed in touch even after we moved from the neighborhood. As our children have grown and our lives have gotten busy we don’t often get to see one another these days. Spending an afternoon laughing and chatting and snapping photos of this family was so much fun! I can’t wait to deliver finished photos so “B” and I can do a little more catching up!
Enjoy your sneak peek “R” family! You ROCKED it!
As the saying goes, time certainly DOES fly! I photographed each one of these adorable little kids as newborns! Now look at them!
“H” has been one of my most loyal supporters since the very beginning! It’s always such a treat when we are able to pull off another photo shoot. I really do enjoy watching my families grow – best part of the job!
Enjoy the sneak peek “R” family!
This little explorer is no stranger to hiking the trails! She has covered more ground this past summer than I have in my entire life! Needless to say, a photo session amongst the trees, trails, and waterfalls was perfect for “B’s” pictures this year. No stranger to this blog, you might recognize this adorable, fun-loving, and uber photogentic little one. I’ve been taking her portrait every year of her entire life! She’s a special little lady and we always have such fun together!
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I adore this beautiful young lady so very much! I’ve been friends with her family for several years and have had the pleasure of watching her grow from a cute little kid to an awkward tween (we’ve all been there) …. to the amazing young woman she is now! She’s one of the most humble, genuine, hard working, big-hearted teens I know! Senior year is such an exciting time of life. It’s that last year of just being a kid before you spread your wings and venture out into the world. There is no other time like it. Maybe that’s why I enjoy photographing high school seniors so much? I get to live in that moment with them for just a few hours!
Thank you for going “boho chic” in a field for me “E!” Your future is so bright!
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I was SOOOOOoooooo excited for this family photo session! When one of my favorite clients contacted me several weeks ago and told me she wanted to schedule a sun-hazed summer field session I was thrilled! Not only do I love shooting in fields, but I just knew mom would style the family attire perfectly!
We had a few setbacks due to 100 degree days and fields being mowed but we were able to pull off the shoot this past weekend and I’m just so happy with the results!
Thank you “N” family for, once again, being such fun to work with! Thank you “E” for being an amazing stylist and putting so much thought into your family’s look. You never cease to amaze me!
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this stylish Grad and his family! We spent some time capturing urban shots and then went for a good little hike to a favorite river spot! I love the mix of images and the fact that “M” had a good idea of the looks he wanted in his senior photos. It was fun chatting and collaborating with him! As a bonus, I got my workout in!
Enjoy the sneek peek “J” family!
I know that TECHNICALLY, summer is over but it sure has been nice enough to feel like summer! I am absolutely LOVING the salmon pink trend in clothing lately – what a gorgeous color for photos!
Here are another couple of kids that I have been photographing since the beginning of time (well their time anyway). We enjoyed a little exploring and twirling in the leaves last week!
Enjoy the sneak peek “H” family!
P.S. Tell “G” he has officially been blogged 🙂
I got my baby fix this last week! Precious baby “B” is here and she’s absolutely adorable!
I just love it when I can get outside for newborn photos! When I saw mom’s color choices I immediately knew I was going to love the photos! We were even able to sneak in a few photos of “B’s” big brothers!
Enjoy the sneak peek “H” family! Lots more to come!
I have been photographing little Miss “B” almost every year her entire life …. and every year she delights me with how fun and easy she is to photograph! This year was no exception! She magically poses herself and is the most cooperative model. I just love this girl! This year was a special treat because of the toothless grin and knobby knees!
Enjoy your sneak peek “R” family!
I have known this handsome guy’s mother since we were kids. In fact, we are pretty much family – in a distant, not-by-blood sorta way! Our lives have stayed connected over the years as we attended college together and as our kids have gone to school together. She’s very dear to my heart and I always enjoy our time together! When she asked me to take her oldest son’s senior portraits I was thrilled because I just knew we were going to have a good time! And a good time we certainly did have! We hopped in the truck (driven by our 2016 grad) and just flew (and sometimes drifted – as I learned it’s called) down back roads, stopping wherever we felt like stopping. We covered a lot of ground – snapping photos as we went! We shot until there was no light left to shoot and I was left with a belly ache from laughing so hard! I’m not sure it even qualified as “work?”
Enjoy the sneak peek “K” family!