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Entries in child photographer (2)

Thursday
Sep142017

Five years in a flash (Milwaukie children's photographer)

When I was pregnant, my dear friend got me a sign that says, "I met this guy, he kinda stole my heart, he calls me mom." It was very cute. But then I had my son and the words slapped me in the face.

Moms of boys know. 

Henry is turning 5 this week and my husband and I both jokingly call him the man of our dreams. He's goofy, honest, sweet, sensitive and has the comedic timing of a stand-up. He tells me I'm the most beautiful woman in the world and suprises me at least once a day with how observant he is. He is a deep thinker and a ball of kinetic energy.

He loves nothing more than to run and show everyone how fast he is. He says certain shoes make him faster than others. Maybe I need to buy him some slower shoes to keep him from growing so fast. 

Henry, you have completed our family and made us feel whole. We love you more than words can say. Happy birthday to the fastest kid on the block!

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Sep142014

My kid is totally rad (Portland styled child photographer)

My daughter is a great muse. She's sassy, energetic, sweet, funny and very dramatic.

Whenever I pull out my camera, she snaps her little body into a fresh set of angular poses. I have no idea where she got these funky moves, but they are pretty fabulous. 

One day at home, she pulled on my old-school, over-the-ear headphones and started bopping around like crazy. They weren't even plugged in, but the two of us were giggling and dancing around in a moment of sheer joy. Days later, I found myself smiling every time I saw that image of her in my head. That day inspired me to create a photo shoot that represented who she is at this moment — so full of movement, laughter and joy. I wanted to incorporate bright colors to match her personality, and it struck me that what we needed was neon.

We found the perfect ’80s-inspired outfit during our first grown-up shopping trip together. Later, I bought a boom box at a garage sale for $1 and borrowed the crimping iron from my sister (the very same one we’ve used to crinkle our hair for special occasions since 1985). My plan all came together when I remembered that graffiti wall I'd shot a senior session at a few years before.

This photo session is a celebration of this wonderful little person in my life. She started kindergarten this week and I feel like life is moving really fast. Sometimes I wish I could write down every funny thing she says, photograph every goofy smile and memorize the way she makes me feel. The best I can do is live in the moment and take photos that help me remember her this way. 

I’m bursting with ideas for more themed or styled photo sessions for kids, couples and teens, so drop me a line and we can capture the essence of your little loves.