Modeling Photos for a New Model

Keely’s grandmother drove her up from Dallas for her first modeling photoshoot with me last week. She won a modeling competition in California and needed some images for her new portfolio.

Prepped and Photographed!

Our hair and makeup stylist from AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup prepared Keely before the photo shoot.  And then we had a lot of fun on a beautiful summer evening taking some gorgeous photos in a park outside of Portland.  

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A Wedding of High School Sweethearts

 Josh and Marla were high school sweethearts, and their love was so pure.  After a couple “I Dos” they spent the night dancing, eating donuts for dessert, and ended the night with cigars and whiskey outside by a fire.  This was a beautiful day for a wedding in San Clemente!

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Together for Thanksgiving

The Wing family contacted us to photography their family portraits because all six of their kids and their families were in Portland for Thanksgiving, and they weren’t sure when they would all be together again. Since they have such a large family and such a beautiful home, we photographed them there. We moved some furniture around and stayed out of the drizzle of the Oregon winter. 

Not everyone gets excited about family portrait photos…

There was one youngster who didn’t really like the whole process of family portraits, so we let him do his thing and absolutely love the flare he adds to their photos. The lollipop and toy really help tell a story, and could possibly be used to embarrass him in years to come! Once we let him play he immediately stopped crying and showed off to the camera. He’s independent, and we respect that. 

It’s such a joy to be able to create family portraits for people, to freeze this moment while embracing each and every one. 

family portraits in their beautiful home in portland oregon

The Wing family in their beautiful home.

If you’d like to book a family portrait photography session in Portland, contact us today!

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family portraits on the oregon coast

Many years ago, I had the privilege of being the wedding photographer at Dave and Erin’s wedding, at the Waverly Country Club in Portland. 

Fast forward a decade or so, and they have this wonderful family, including 4 boys!  They’ve had me photograph their growing family over the years, and this year we took their family photos at the beach.  We spent a couple hours together at the Oregon coast on a sunny Saturday, and had a ton of fun!  I wanted to show this family in action, and with 4 boys there’s a lot of action….

great fun at the oregon coast capturing great family portraits

We had so much fun playing and photographing on the beach!

If you’d like to book a family portrait photo session at the Oregon Coast, or Portland, or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, contact us today!

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Tigard High School Senior Photos

We got to take Amanda’s high school senior portrait photos in Portland, and had a great time.  We photographed her outside of our portrait photography studio in Northwest Portland, and walked and talked and took pictures for an hour or more.  

Amanda was a cheerleader from the 5th-10th grade.  She loves socializing, and is looking forward to graduating. After high school, she’d love to go to San Diego State. but will probably will end up at University of Oregon. More than anything. she says, she wants to be happy. 

We were happy to be your senior portrait photographer, Amanda, and look forward to seeing what you do with your future!

If you’d like to book your senior portrait photography session with us, contact us today!  We’d love to create something beautiful with you.

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beautiful young model at a river

While photographing in Sisters, Oregon, I met Kendyl when she and a friend offered to model for a fine art project I was working on.  She was so lovely to work with!  And it turns out she dreamed of becoming a professional model, so her mom hired me to create her first modeling portfolio for her.  We got together a few days later, and photographed her model portfolio at a ranch, tramping about in the woods, barns, and river, creating all sorts of beautiful images. Model and sunset in Sisters, Oregon girl model photo in field

Just a few days after we created her modeling portfolio she went to Portland and tried out for Muse Models.  And she was hired immediately!  I’m so proud of her, and so pleased to have helped her fulfill her dream of becoming a professional model!  Model portfolio photos are so fun to create, especially with someone as delightful to photograph and work with as Kendyl….

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Are you ready to start your modeling career in Portland?  Models we’ve helped get started now work all over the world, from Portland to LA, New York to Paris and beyond.  Contact us today for your model portfolio photography session!

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we love photographing senior portraits at jenkins estate in oregon

Jenkins Estate is a great location for portraits, and Vanessa’s senior portraits were no exception. 

It was such a joy to spend the afternoon with Vanessa at Jenkins Estate. She attends International School of Beaverton, and is most excited to get all her IB assessments in for the senior year! She also said that she plays the piano and loves to play contemporary songs! 

the lush jenkins estate makes for great senior portraits in oregon

When we asked her about her future she said, “I plan to major in biology and hopefully go to medical school.”

We wish you all the luck, Vanessa, and have great hopes for your bright future! 

Are you looking for stunning senior portraits in and around the Portland area? Contact us today, we’d love to make some beautiful photos with you! 

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Lincoln High School Senior Photos

We had the privilege of taking Kiwi’s senior photos at King Park, in Tigard, and the first thing I asked her about was her name.  She explained to me that ‘Kiwi’ is what her grandmother called her, and it stuck!  I love it.  We asked this Lincoln High School senior a bit about herself, and this is what she told us….

What do you love?

She loves to play soccer, and has won both league and tournament awards.  “I love reading and would do it all day if I could. I also enjoy watching the Marvel franchise as well. Whenever I go somewhere new, I have to collect a turtle shaped souvenir.”

What does the future look like?

“I’m almost done with school and I’m working really hard on creating this year’s yearbook.” She hasn’t decided where to go to college or what to major in, but college is at the forefront of this Lincoln senior’s mind.

“I’m going to the Bahamas soon and I want to go back to Europe and visit more countries and more of the countries I’ve already been in. I’d love to be able to read everyday if I could. I also hope that I can get out of college debt free but who knows if that’ll happen.”

If you’d like to book a senior portrait photo session in and around Portland, contact us today!

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Sunny senior photo in Gabriel Park


Wilson High School Senior Photos

Vivian is one of the sweetest young ladies you’ll meet, and we had a wonderful time walking, talking, and photographing her senior photos at Gabriel Park.  She’s a high school senior at Wilson High School, in Portland, where she’s a varsity Cross Country runner.  We asked her what she was most excited about for her senior year, and she told us, “I’m most excited to enjoy my last year of high school and complete the bucket list I started with one of my friends.”


Gabriel Park Portland senior portrait


Life Changing Travel

We also asked her if she’d made any life-changing travels lately.  “I recently visited my grandparents this summer in Bangalore, India, which was really cool. I also traveled to England, and was able to see many different cities and villages.”


Gabriel Park Portland senior photo


Art Every Day!

“I love to paint and draw whenever I can.  I plan on going to college to study something design related, but I’m not sure what or where yet.  My biggest dream is to be able to do what I love- art- every day! I also hope that I can be the kind of person who encourages and helps others to believe in themselves and their abilities.”

We know you’re going places, Vivian, and can’t wait to see how you make the world a more beautiful place!  Thank you for the privilege of being your senior portrait photographer!


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When senior portraits are a successful adventure

We met Natalie and her mom down a gravel road on Sauvie Island. We didn’t have a specific location in mind, but we knew we wanted flowers and fun. We found a lot more than that: pumpkins, old barns, fields and finally, flowers. We ended up in a market buying local goods before parting ways. We had so much relaxed fun, and created some beautiful portraits for Natalie and her family to enjoy – there’s even some in there for grandma to enjoy! 

Benson Polytechnic High School

We asked Natalie a few questions about what she enjoys most, and she said she loves Riding Dressage (horses) and competitive softball. She plays varsity softball, MVP 2017, all city athlete 2017. 

Life-changing travel

“Going to Hawaii always makes me feel so free- not only a vacation for me but for my soul.”

What are you most excited about for senior year?

“Prom!! Duh!😊”

What does the future look like?

“I will be attending Linfield College and major in bachelor of science in nursing,” and her biggest hope for the future is “to save people’s lives after I become a nurse.”

The future looks bright for you, Natalie, and we wish you all the best! 


If you’d like to book a senior portrait photo session on Sauvies Island, or anywhere around Portland, Oregon, contact us today!

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Family Portraits on the Spur of the Moment

This sweet family got together in Portland to visit their family who had recently moved here. They called us up asked if we could take some family portraits that weekend.  Of course we said Yes!

They were so kind, happy and grateful to be together, and happy to have a chance to take family portraits. And Peninsula Park in Northeast Portland was a beautiful place to take family photos, with a lot of blooming roses, their beautiful fountain and well-loved lawn. The youngsters didn’t exactly know what to think of family portraits, but they put on their happy faces and ended up snuggling up and showing off their cuteness, stealing our hearts forever. It’s amazing when such young personalities shine so bright!

brother and sister being sweet during family portraits at peninsula park in portland oregon

These two siblings stole our hearts!

the whole family together for their family portraits at peninsula park in portland oregon

If you’d like to book a family portrait session in Portland, contact us today!

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the whole family for portraits in portland oregon

As parents, we want to remember every little moment of our children’s lives; we want to freeze time.  But our kids grow so quickly, and we can’t rewind the clock. That’s why our mission is to do the next best thing…to freeze time, to capture the stages of a family’s life through beautiful family portrait photography.  

We really enjoyed photographing the Miles family portraits in our Northwest Portland photo studio.  We’ve taken their family portrait photos before, and it’s fun to see how people–especially the little people–grow and change.  And it’s even more fun when everyone gets goofy–there was a lot of laughter during our portrait session together in the studio!

fun in the studio for family portraits in portland oregon

We got goofy — it wasn’t difficult convincing this family to have fun!

If you’d like to book a family portrait photo session in Portland, contact us today!

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