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{Cozy Up studio sessions}

Cozy Up sessions were created with the holidays in mind.  Details are as follows:

  • When? Saturday, November 19th (Times remaining: 10:00am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, and 3:15pm)
  • Where? My home studio in West Linn
  • Who? Up to three children
  • What? Twenty-minute sessions, six high-resolution images on a CD (in both color and black & white)final

Turnaround time is one week.
Limited studio holiday clothing available for use.
Holiday card design service available for additional cost, if desired.

{November Light}

October in Portland was one of the wettest months in history. So much so that I broke down and purchased a pair of bubble umbrellas for my subjects and disposable rain covers for my camera gear. November, on the other hand, has been dry and full of brilliant end-of-season color. And when the sun is out and the trees are full of color, it’s hard not to smile. To laugh. And to feel, well, happy. And to capture this from behind the lens…it feels like a dream. Every time. Because in the words of Branch (the cantankerous Troll from the new movie), “Happiness is inside all of us, sometimes you just need someone to help you find it.” And for me, sometimes that someone (or more than one someone) is the person I am watching. Following. And capturing, with and through my lens.

{Aya}

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.   3 Blog5 BlogBlog 46 Blog1 Blog2 Blog

{twenty sixteen}

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.image 6image 3image 5image 2image 4image 1

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