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Entries in milwaukie oregon (3)

Tuesday
Oct272015

Cute costume shoot featured in Metro Parent magazine (Portland child photographer) 

The awesome folks at Metro Parent magazine reached out to me again to take part in a fun photo shoot. You'll remember my son was featured on their cover a few months back, and it was a fantastic experience all around. 

The idea for this shoot was to take items that parents are likely to have around the house and create costume ideas. I loved the idea because I love Halloween and dressing up, and I am also a huge fan of anything that takes the stress out of a holiday. 

I found a beautiful natural light studio we could rent in Southeast Portland and the whole team from Metro Parent showed up to wrangle kids, outfits, the freight elevator and my reflector. It was so nice to partner with them and have so many extra hands on the set. I felt especially pampered this time around because as a longtime journalist, this was one of the first time I didn't have to write the feature that accompanied the photos. I didn't even write captions! (Great job on both accounts, Denise!) Click here to read the article

The feature turned out lovely and I am left feeling super grateful for the chance to work with this wonderful group. Scroll below to check out some super cute kiddos! 

Happy Halloween!  

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Feb272014

All you have to do is dream (Milwaukie children's photographer)

The internet is magic.

You can have whatever you want delivered to your doorstep. You can know the answer to a burning question in an instant. You can get to know people who live on the other side of the world.

Basically, you can make awesome things happen, and do so with ease.

One day, an idea popped into my head: Wouldn’t it be cool to do a photo shoot in the old-fashioned soda shop in downtown Milwaukie? (If you read this blog regularly, you know I have a love for anything 1950s-themed. Here's a link to a vintage-themed couple's session I photographed a while back.)  I posted my idea onto my Facebook page, and minutes later Kayla wrote back and said she’d love to hire me to take photos of her children there. Within no time, we were brainstorming retro-inspired outfits for her two adorable kids, choosing a color scheme and meeting for coffee to hash out the rest of the details.

Kayla brought a lot of creativity and beautiful details to the photo shoot. She bought her daughter a perfect, vintage-style dress on Etsy, rounded up her mother’s antique cake plates that matched the era, and brought color-coordinating accessories to tie it all together.

The kids were so good during our shoot. There was a lot giggling and fun that morning — I’m sure the cookies and ice cream sundae helped!  

Thanks so much to Chris from Main Street Collectors Mall and Soda Fountain for letting us take over her fantastic shop for the morning. In addition to the historic soda fountain, you should stop in to check out the vast collection of antiques, toys and collectibles. There’s a ton to see, and you’ll also get a taste of history — John F. Kennedy made a campaign stop at the soda shop when he toured Portland in 1960.

How do I know? I looked it up on the Internet.

 

If you're interested in a photo session that reflects your style and personality, send me an email!




Tuesday
Dec312013

One more time, with feeling (Milwaukie, Oregon portrait photographer)

I'm going to be honest with you; I had a tough year. My dad died in June, and it still hurts every day. We were very close, and it's been hard to get used to this new normal.

But there was a lot of joy this year too. My nephew was born, I witnessed a lot of firsts in my kids' lives and the people who rallied around me gave me so much comfort. My photography gave me incredible enjoyment too, even in the tough times. Through my business I got to meet new people, collaborate on some creative photo shoots and spend quality time with a whole bunch of adorable kiddos.

I want to wish a very heartfelt thank you everyone who supported me this year. Here's wishing you an abundance of health and happiness in 2014!

Just for fun, here's a few Instagram photos that sum up my year behind the lens: 

 How was your 2013? Leave me a comment and let me know!