• children,  family

    Independence – Portland, Oregon Family Photographer

    This shoot felt like a scavenger hunt. We drove around searching the urban landscape for places to take photographs. A broken window and old peeling posters, an olive wall, a loading dock.  It was fun to see where the afternoon would take us. Katie was a trooper through the heat until a brief nap in the truck with grandma, when I got to steal mom and dad for a few minutes. A cute couple, sweet girl and a gorgeous mama.

    Little Katie is an independent soul. As a parent, one of the things I want my boys to develop is a sense of independence. I want them to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. For most of the mom’s I have talked to recently, it seems our little ones really start to show their independent spirits when they turn three. Three is a time of testing boundaries and testing patience. Three is also a time of heart warming smiles, proudly proclaiming “I can do it” and a glimpse of character. Katie is a beautiful, energetic and determined three-year-old. She knows what she wants. I admire that in a girl.

  • children,  family

    The Good Knights- Wilsonville, Oregon Family Photographer

    Photography comes to me through my heart. When I am able to spend time with people and start to see into their hearts is when magic can happen. I love this first image of Evelyne.  It speaks to a part of me which longs to be carefree and childlike in my adult world. When I saw this image I saw myself as a child running through a field with a flower in my hand. I could feel and hear the wind. I remembered the sweet smell of summer grass in the air. That is what a photograph can do. It can pull you back to a treasured place in your heart and remind you about living. It is a gift Evelyne gave me that day.

    Thank you Knight family for letting me spend time photographing you. A beautiful family inside and out. I am so glad I got some great mama moments. I am in awe at how gorgeous Dianne looks in the last photo and adore how Evelyne is loving on her.