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{Foteff Family} | Boring, OR family photographer

I met up with the Foteff Family at the beginning of October, out at Liepold Farms’ pumpkin patch. I had never done a shoot at a pumpkin patch, but I thought it was such a great idea, with corn fields and pumpkins for background and added color! The little one is 6 months old and even though she didn’t want to do much smiling for me, she was still adorable and a lot of fun to photograph! Hope you enjoy!

Love this one! We needed Daddy’s help for balance a little…

Even doing airplane didn’t get a smile!

Such a cute little family!

And finally…at the end, I was rewarded with a smile!

Thanks again Foteff Family for inviting me out to your fun day at the pumpkin patch!

{Skelton Family} | Portland, OR family photographer

I met up with the adorable Skelton family at Laurelhurst Park a few weekends ago, on one of those awesome sunny Fall Portland days. I had never met them, but it was so fun to run around the park with their beautiful and busy daughters!

Such a cute family!

We made sure to take some time for FUN!

I really love this one of Miss L

A nice one of Mom and Dad

The pond color was a little suspect, but I’m glad the water is back at Laurelhurst finally!

Such sweet girls!

Thanks again Skelton family for spending the morning with me! It was so much fun, I hope we get to do it again!


 

{Paxson Wedding} | Gresham, OR wedding photographer

Megan and Johnnie are high school sweethearts and friends of mine! After being together for years, they finally decided to tie the knot in September. The wedding was held at the groom’s sisters home, with a large open field, surrounded by farm land. The weather was not good, it rained all day and at the last minute they decided to move the ceremony from outside to under the reception tent. We made do with the weather and did our best to get pictures between the downpours!

Megan’s dress was simple, but gorgeous. It was totally her.

The first look, his face is too cute!

Such a beautiful couple!

Johnnie is a professional snowboarder, and a Ralph Lauren model! He is quite easy on the eyes :)

One of my favorite things about the wedding was Megan’s simple, elegant choices in detail. The dresses were so great, I especially loved the cowboy boots!

Johnnie’s family is huge, and all his groomsmen were either brothers or cousins. There were lots and lots of laughs that day, they were so much fun!

One good looking wedding party!

Beautiful cake

The guests

First dance

I think the highlight of the night was when Johnnie drove his Bronco into the reception tent to Greased Lightning with all the boys in the back…

He even flipped off the hood!

Just married!

It was a great wedding, even with the bad weather, and I was so thrilled to be a part of their special day! Congrats again Megan and Johnnie! Wishing you two a lifetime of love and happiness!!

{Becky} Portland, OR photographer

Becky is my best friend in the whole world! We have been best friends since the 3rd grade-going on 24 years I think. Sadly, she lives all the way in Boise, while she’s in school, but she came into town in July and we were able to take a trip to the beach together, which was a lot of fun. Becky’s Dad recently got married and his new wife requested a large picture of Becky to hang in their hallway next to pictures of her kids’ senior pictures. I happily obliged and we were able to take some time while at the beach and get some frame-worthy pictures!

Becky has always been gorgeous, and with a good location and some good light, she’s even more so!

My favorite one…

And one silly (but still cute!) one for good measure!

I love you Becky!

{Eddie Vedder concert} Portland, OR Photographer

In July my friend Kelly and I attended the Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (or Schnitz as we call it!). It was a truly amazing show, in a fantastic venue. A good portion of the concert was Eddie playing songs on his ukelele, but he also did some Pearl Jam songs and I really loved that it felt like you were just sitting in his living room listening to him playing. It felt unlike any other show I’ve been to, plus he had 2 long encores. I could take pictures of Eddie all day, but here are a few of my favorites from the evening!

Welcome to Eddie’s “living room”!

The amazing Schnitz!

Eddie with Glen Hansard and 2 of the Sleater Kinney girls

and lastly, the marquis!

{Peterson Family Reunion} Salem, OR family photographer

We attended Rick’s family reunion in July, and as the designated photographer, I grabbed a couple of shots of the whole family together!

Growing bigger all the time!

{4th of July, 2011} Portland, OR Photographer

Since I’m not really upkeeping my personal blog anymore, I am going to try and put some personal posts on here as well about some of the fun things that my husband Rick and I do. We are both super busy and social and I try my best to take a lot of pictures of all the fun things we do.

We had a really fun 3-day 4th of July weekend filled with fun and friends. Here are some pictures of our weekend!

Rick and I both play in a kickball league and were invited to play in a fun game that weekend. The only rule was you had to have a drink in hand the whole game. It was really fun, they call it Slosh Ball :) Here’s a shot of all the participants…Rick is in the white shirt in the chair and I’m in the orange on the right!

On the 4th itself we met some friends down on Waterfront Park to people watch before fireworks

The Hawthorne bridge at dusk

Me (in the middle) with my friends Kelly and Jenny

Around firework time we headed over to the Marriott on the waterfront. Our friends had rooms there for the night, with balconies overlooking the Blues Festival and the firework show. The rooms were on the top floor of the hotel, directly in front of the firework show. It ended up being the most perfect spot to watch the fireworks and gave a different vantage point of the city that I hadn’t seen before.

The Marriott from our vantage point…lots of other people on their balconies too

This has to be one of my all time favorite Portland pictures

Fireworks!

What a great night!

{Yucatan Vacation} Travel photography

A handful of pictures from our April trip to the Yucatan!

It was an amazing vacation. I’m ready to go back!

Marsee Family

I visited the Marsees on New Year’s Eve in their home to get some pictures of their family. This family has FOUR daughters, and they are the sweetest, cutest girls. I had so much fun playing with the girls and getting to see their personalities shine through as we took pictures.

Mae, the youngest has some seriously beautiful eyes!

Mom made these adorable signs for the girls

Dad and Madison

Sometimes shooting in people’s homes is perfect because you come across perfect props, like these great blocks!

These two are awfully sweet, they are definitely each other’s best friend!

More of Mae’s stunning baby blues!

All smiles!

Dad & Mom

Sisters

I love Savannah’s silly face

Poor Maddy had a hard time with my flash. She had her eyes closed in several of the pictures, but I think they’re still pretty cute!

Thanks again Marsees for having me in your home. I can’t wait til February when I get to go back and take Ruby’s 3 year pictures!

Hall Family

At the end of November, I met the Hall family at Peninsula Park in Portland to take some family pictures for the holidays. It was really cold, but we lucked out with some dry weather! Peninsula Park is one of my favorites in Portland, and although its much nicer in the summer with the rose gardens, it offers a great location in the fall and winter for pictures as well.

I loved Eva’s frilly pink skirt!

This picture is ALL attitude! Watch out for the teenage years!

Dylan’s Aunt was in town from Florida and wanted to get a few pictures with her favorite great niece as well

Daddy-Daughter shots are always a winner!

I think this is my most favorite shot of the day. What a beauty!

I love adding props to pictures, especially for the holidays

We had to get a few with Eva’s pretty pink rain coat and adorable butterfly rain boots!

We took some time to play in the puddles…

Dylan & Jen had been coaching Eva on seeing Santa, and had been practicing how to smile for Santa. This is what she came up with! I love a good Santa smile!

Snack time!

Eva’s cute bootsThank you Hall family for a fun morning at Peninsula Park! Your family is always a joy to take pictures of!