It's already the big ONE for Crew! He was just 5 days new for our previous session. It always blows my mind how time flies and watching my studio babies grow up have been an incredible privilege on top of connecting with families.
We kept the same white, modern style setup while bringing just a pop of color. Momma had thought of every detail and the cake topper was honestly just fantastic for the theme!
Behind The Scenes
What an amazing photoshoot we had during golden hour in this wilderness with the tall grass. They were a total dynamic duo and were practically models at this point. They made it so fun for me and did all the wild things I asked like laughing out loud with sound, running while looking at each other WITHOUT tripping... I mean, it really pulled it all together to get those candid moments mixed with posed. I adored my time together.
Our goal was to match older brother's newborn session. Grays, charcoal, neutrals were on the list because the family moved into a farmhouse modern home in Hillsboro. Of course, the babies were a dream to work with and this quickly became one of my favorite sessions to date if you can't tell by my website cover image(haha). I enjoyed bringing their vision to life and hope to continue this tradition for their remaining milestones!
A first photo shoot as a trio! A lot of families have not been able to have their sessions for some time now and just like in this case, a year quickly flew by in a blink of an eye. Grandma had gifted this session because she understood how precious her grand daughter is and I agree. They, as a family look great together and had a blast. We got some with grandma in there too while she was visiting from out of state!
Women's bodies go through incredible cycles carrying a child. The journey is like a roller coaster but every bit of it is beautiful in it's own. Every curve and bump should be remembered and documented and I love when moms just let me have all the artistic freedom to tailor the photo shoot.
I normally say 30-34 weeks along to have these sessions so mobility isn't as limited yet. Celebrate motherhood and all it's glory!
It's her last portrait session from the "baby's first year" package. It's bittersweet to see it come to an end but it's been a process getting around the pandemic to make it all happen and I couldn't be more grateful to have such a wonderful family to work with. Happy 1st birthday baby girl!
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I'm always grateful when I get to grow with a family. Damian Lillard and Kay'La Lillard's family is another journey that I adored since their first pregnancy. If you don't know who this is, Damian plays Point Guard for Portland Trailblazers. I photographed their son Damian, Jr, 2.5 years ago when he was born. They recently welcomed boy & girl twins - and I couldn't have been more excited to capture these images for them!
This sweet new family of 3 came to visit me for their Portland newborn & family portraits session recently and couldn't have been nicer! This little guy has a forest theme nursery, so mom and dad requested earth tones to compliment the colors. Dad is a firefighter, so he brought his own props to include in the portrait session.
This sweet boy was so adored before he even made his appearance. I love friends and colleagues that make gift cards towards a session because these are fleeting times for parents with all the other tasks going on. They don't keep, and I'm sure he's not able to fit into my props anymore.
I know, this Mom is perfect. Also carrying her 5th child... I know. With that said, it was a very risky pregnancy and because of that- she wanted to make sure to capture one of the most out-of-the-box photo session yet. I was delighted to carry out her vision because I've done editorials for so many years. I've missed it.
This very timeless yet tasteful approach to boudoir maternity was not only super fun but it had a very touching, heartfelt story behind it too.
Happy tears were shared at their reveal and I will never forget this session.
Josie, mommy photographer and