Sunday, November 6, 2011

Alexis Dress Session ~ Oregon City Bridal Photographer

Remember my friend Alexis's E-Session? She just recently got married so we went out and took some outdoor shots of her in her dress. Her mom and her husband Wyatt came along and he even posed with her in some shots. The day was a little chilly, but the sun was shining and made for some really great shots for my first bridal shoot. Once again Alexis's wonderful mom, Kelly, knocked on doors beforehand and got permission for us to use some great locations for her daughters wedding dress session. And with the beautiful October leaves in all their bright, autumn glory, we were able to get some really breathtaking and memorable photographs of this lovely couple so that they - along with their friends and families - may cherish their special day for many years to come.

Here are some beautiful shots from the day:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kristen's Senior Sesh ~ Oregon City Senior Photographer

This soon-to-be 2012 grad asked for an urban-esque feel for her senior portrait session - and we knew just the place! Or should I say places? We started in Bridgeport Village - with lots of different textures and colors this was the perfect place for an urban setting. We shot for about an hour in Bridgeport, then headed up to Portland for the second hour of her session to add a little more variety to the shots. And they turned out beautiful! That's the great thing about a two hour session; two hours gives you tons of time for outfit swaps and location changes and really gives you a lot of variety in your shots!

This was one of the funnest senior sessions I've ever done. Such a sweet girl with a fun, playful personality - not to mention she's just so pretty! Natural smiles all day long. (Thanks, Kristen!) Here's some edgy shots from the day:


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Alyssa's Senior Headshots ~ Oregon City Senior Photographer

Yearbook pictures are due soon and that's what the agenda today was - yearbook head-shots! This lovely lady is going to be a 2012 grad and she needed some close-up shots for her senior picture in the yearbook. So we headed out to downtown Oregon City to add a more urban feel to her session. With alleyways between buildings, park benches, brick walls, and the majestic Willamette River below, this was the perfect place to achieve a variety of great backdrops for this classy, urban grad.

Check out these really great shots from her session:




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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wyatt & Alexis E-Session - Oregon City Engagement Photographer

My childhood friend is getting married in a few weeks and she asked me to take her engagement pictures. I was so excited for the opportunity, as "E-Sessions" are some of my favorite sessions to be a part of. They are usually so easy - to direct, to pose - because the intimate setting and poses come so natural to the couple. And this session was no exception! The wonderful mother-of-the-bride-to-be had brought some great props for me to use during the sesh, including a dozen heart-shaped red balloons, an awesome little love-seat, and the bride-to-be's own guitar. Not only did she let us use her own property but she also had gone out of her way to knock on a couple stranger's doors to ask if we could use their property for shooting the session - which turned out some really breathtaking shots with a couple different barns, lush rolling fields, an old rusty truck for backdrops.

It was such a relaxing and laid-back session for them to remember forever through these beautiful photographs. Here are some great shots from the day:

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Porter Family ~ Oregon City Family Photographer

I had the great opportunity to shoot my best friend and her family today, and the location was gorgeous! The setting took place at her aunt's lovely property. A lush green lawn, fields with white fences inclosing them, birch trees with yellowing leaves, and a splendid old red barn made for a relaxed and country-esque atmosphere during this session. And the morning could not have been more beautiful! We were able to use the warm morning light and air before it got too hot. Luckily the session ended around noon, right as the temperature was around 85, - and still climbing - unseasonable heat for September. But nonetheless, the warm morning glow turned out some really beautiful pictures of this lovely family.

Here are some beautiful shots from the day:



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Their son also just had his 1 year birthday so we did a 1-year session as well. And what 1-year-old sesh wouldn't be complete without a cake smash? Here's some shots of the birthday boy:






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