There is nothing in this world more peaceful and profound than to be in the presence of a newborn baby. When time seems to stand still, if only for a moment, as the human eye and heart take in the blessing before it. Because as a mama to three, I know full well that new life is nothing short of a blessing. Where old and new, seasoned and fresh, big and itty bitty, ordinary and extraordinary intersect. When a newborn visits my studio, everything that was once on my mind before his/her arrival is washed away. And the one-week old, nine pound bundle featured below was no exception.
Happy New Year! I am beyond grateful for the individuals and couples and parents and families that entrusted me to capture them during 2015. Truly. I realize there are many “life documenters” out there and to be chosen, well, it’s humbling. I hope to put together a year-in-review blog post, capturing some of my recent sessions that just haven’t made it to the blog. In the meantime, I do plan on doing some Valentine mini sessions, in studio. I should have more details rolling out soon.
It doesn’t get much better than a lifestyle session in the Pacific Northwest. Where winter is on the horizon, but fall has not yet performed it’s final show. Where Christmas trees are one way, vibrantly colored leaves are another, and flocks of birds can be heard overhead. Where the ground is still damp from overnight rain, and the chill in the air is perfect for layers and snuggles. If the best part of my photography business is capturing the connection between families, the second best is capturing this connection in front of the most brilliant backdrop: nature.
October has arrived. The sun is still shining, but there is a chill in the air, especially in the mornings and evenings. The leaves are starting to turn. The pumpkin patches are open. The trees in the apple orchards are loaded. The aisles of Target are filled with all things Halloween related (actually, Thanksgiving and Christmas already, too). An abundance of products available in “pumpkin spice” and “apple spice”, from candles to yogurt, line the store shelves. And families are thinking ahead to holiday cards or updated pictures for their homes. It’s definitely not too late for either. Whether you choose me or someone else to document a day in your life in this season, you won’t regret it. Because, as hard as it may be to believe in the the current hustle & bustle, the moments of today will be the “remember whens” of tomorrow. Happy Fall!
This is my favorite time of year for sessions, with all the brilliant colors that Oregon has to offer. So, if you are considering a session for holiday cards, NOW is the time! I have a few openings remaining for the season.