the green family | waterfront park {portland family photography}

who doesn't like to read books on blankets and blow bubbles? it was a perfect evening with Avery, Treveé, and their adorable and spunky daughter Bristol. Treveé is a super talented photographer as well (check her out here), and i had a great time with this sweet family. 

sylvie | st johns {portland family photography}

i spent a lovely morning with this little family earlier this year. as soon as i walked up to the door and saw the quote from beatrix potter i knew i was going to like them.

sylvie was 3 1/2 at the time and if you've ever been around a kid that age you know how full of wonder and spunk they are, it's a magical time in childhood. she very graciously served her mama and I at a tea party, listened to a sweet story, wrestled with her papa, and led us on an exploration of the garden, the nearby field and a favorite tree. 

they were getting ready to move away, so it was a privilege to be able to document a tiny snippet of their lives at sylvie's first home. i'm always up for a session like this - i play the observer, and we just let everyone be themselves and see where the day takes us. now that i'm a parent i believe in this more than ever - these "day-in-the-life" moments are the ones you want to hold onto.

love at first sight {personal}

hello friends! just wanted to make a quick personal post to introduce you to someone new and very special - our daughter Djuna Beatrix. she was born in our home on April 17, 2014 at 2:27pm, weighing 8 lbs 13 oz, 20.5 inches long. we are both healthy and so happy!

these first precious days with her have been so amazing and filled with love and support from our family and friends.

i am resting for a couple weeks but already thinking of this upcoming wedding season with excitement. check back for some of my 2014 couples' engagement sessions soon!

it goes without saying that there will be lots of photographs of this child [but they will mostly be on my tumblr]. here is one to start. much love!

djuna, day 6

djuna, day 6

Megan & Tony {Portland Maternity Photography}

so happy to have Megan and Tony on the blog again (check out their wedding post here), and for such an exciting reason - they are expecting baby Vincent in July!! i am so so thrilled for them, and can't wait to see their handsome little man. <3