Portrait of Three Generations | Edgefield | Portland Family Photographer

When I was considering locations for this family of eight, it occurred to me what a spectacular location Edgefield would be for a portrait.  I got married there, so I already know some good locales for portraits, plus it’s fall and there is beautiful foliage and interesting details to spice up the photos. I was patting myself on the back for thinking of such a cool and interesting location.

Well… turns out I am one of MANY who thought of this idea that same day!  It was a spectacular fall day when we took these photos, and I didn’t just see a couple of other groups doing portraits there–I kid you not there were at least 10 photographers there.  I think a lot of them were doing some last-minute seniors since the yearbook deadlines are approaching as well as families doing holiday portraits.  Lots of portraits to be done this time of year!

I had a lot of fun with this family, especially the two middle-schoolers.  They remind me of my art students, totally cool kids! You can see why photographers choose Edgefield; look at the beautiful color in these photos:

For this shoot, I used my Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-105 mm zoom lens for versatility.  The light was perfect, and I was able to stay at 100 ISO without adding light with a flash or even a reflector.  Sweet  🙂

Haynes Family | Portland Family Photographer

These are my favorite neighbors!  Calvin, Valerie, and Spencer are adorable kids and super nice.  Calvin is an adventurous soul–never a dull moment when you have a little boy… or two!  We love having this fun family next door to us, such cute, fun, and polite kids and friendly parents.

Horsford Family Portrait | Mt. Tabor, OR

These little ladies (Mahaela, 3, and Violet, 1 1/2) were as sweet as can be in their sassy outfits, complete with animal print & red shoes!  I really enjoy it when families dress creatively and I find that it adds a lot of personality to their portraits.

We did some posed shots first for the holiday card, but then we had some fun running around Mt. Tabor park, blowing bubbles, riding on the merry-go-round, and enjoying the beautiful October day.  When working with the under-5 set it’s important to get them moving and having fun, or a portrait session can quickly turn into a chore, and that’s the last thing I want!  Parents Rich & Kelly were great at corralling these energetic little ones and helping me get some beautiful portraits of their sweet faces.

I especially like this series of Mahaela blowing bubbles among the Douglas Fir trees:

What a beauty!

I did this shoot for an upcoming review at PDX Kids Calendar… so excited to be featured on my favorite Portland moms’ site!  Look for the review in early November at www.pdxkidscalendar.com.