Fall Pictures at Reed College. Salt lake City Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of working with this family for the first time at their Community School, Kenilworth Community Preschool.   It was such a fun experience capturing this wonderful school and all the amazing things they did with the kids during the day.  It really gave me a chance to connect with these girls before our session, so when they saw me they were ready to play.

They met me bright at Early at Reed College, located in East Portland. I love this spot, it reminds me of the college I went to in Salt Lake City, UT. The old buildings, small campus and huge trees. It’s the perfect location for a quiet Sunday morning session. We lucked out and found a few trees that had dropped their colorful leaves early in the season…because who doesn’t love fall leaves?

And, with two cute girls in their best dresses, the morning could not have been more pleasant.

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A wedding photographer. Utah Weddings

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One Morning with an Oregon Family.

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Thank you so much Sarah! I hope to see you again next year 🙂

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If I could only give you one. Family Photography in Portland Oregon.

It would be this one.


Because as I mother I shut my eyes and I try to remember the way my babies used to look at me…when we’d catch eyes and they’d stare at me with so much love. I could smell their sweet breath, feel their tiny feet kicking against my legs.  Both of us were just so content. For my youngest, who’s two, I can still see these memories in my mind. They’re still fresh and still happening.  But, for my oldest who’s 7…those memories have started to fade. I try so hard, my eyes squeezed tight, to see him as he was at 9 months old.

Then, I come across a picture that shows us together. Him staring at me and instantly I can clearly see his face. I can smell him and almost feel the weight of him in my arms.

That’s why this one is my favorite. Because in this picture I’ve given you this moment. Forever.

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Silly Love. Portland, Oregon Family Photographer

SUCH a pleasure working with this family for the second time! Repeat clients are so wonderful because we’ve already worked together. Repeat clients know my quirks and their kids already know they’re in for a fun session so the two hours we spend together are usually packed with more adventure then getting-to-know-you’s.

And with this family….the laughter never stops.


Photo bombs, GQ faces, sword fights, karate kicks and hugs. All of this stuff is wonderful

You know why this stuff is good? Do you know why I tell your kids it’s o.k to photobomb their sister’s photo? and why I say “O.k,  let’s do one silly shot and then one happy shot”? Because it loosens everyone up….it’s not a tedious task any more to look at the photographer and smile.  It’s a time that you can jump high in the air and and look at the back of the camera to see who’s making the silliest face.

Family photos shouldn’t be a chore….they should be fun and a time that you’ve set aside to just hang with your kids. Silly, serious, curious, adventurous, loving, shy…whatever it looks like just let it be…and the emotion will stop you in your tracks every time.

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