Little Livi

Little Livi was seven weeks old when we did her newborn pictures. She was just starting to smile and coo. As my daughter is now nearly 4 months old, it was hard not to think about how much my little girl has grown in just a “few” weeks.

Livi is the first girl for the family, who has two older boys that ADORE her. And with those big, dark eyes, who wouldn’t?

Welcome to the world, little Livi!

Spring Family Session at Doris Ranch

I first met this mama at a New Year’s gathering. She had a beautiful little girl who was just a few months old at the time, but who had already shown that she was a feisty one. This little firecracker and my son shared their first kiss together when they were about a year old at a pool party beside the infant pool in my back yard. (Gosh, they grow up fast, don’t they?) Now, this curly-haired, wide-eyed girl is going to be a big sister to another little girl. How could I resist doing portraits for this adorable family?

Best wishes to you and your growing family, beautiful friend!

Poppies and Vintage Lace

When I found this vintage Priscilla of Boston gown for $20 and St. Vinnie’s, I just KNEW I had to do a session with it. A year and a half later, the session finally became a reality. I found the perfect couple (I was so thrilled the dress fit!), and the perfect place off a logging road, had the perfect bouquet made by Passionflower Design (they are seriously amazing!!), and happened to shoot on the only non-rainy day in late February.

Isn’t it wonderful when all the stars align so perfectly??

Thanks so much Annie and Geoff for being my perfect couple!

Valley River Inn Bridal Show

You guys!! I’m so excited to be a part of the Bridal Show at Valley River Inn in Eugene this weekend! The show includes a fashion show, ceremony giveaway, mock ceremony & reception, and… a number of the area’s wedding vendors.

I’ll be setting up shop with samples of my work, including a hand-designed wedding album (more details to come about these) and heirloom prints.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

High School Senior Jenny

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Senior high portraits have come a long way from the stiff, cookie cutter images that used to dominate the yearbooks. I remember that for my high school portraits, we chose one of three days to go to the school where the photographer had set up the “standard blue” background. Girls got their choice between a blue or black boa, and had to wear a red velvet drape for the actual yearbook photo. Guys got to wear a fake tux. The result was a uniform (can you say boring?) set of images that all sort of blended together.
Today, many high school seniors get to choose who they go to for photos, and some even get to pick any kind of image they want to use for their actual yearbook photo. Which if you ask me is pretty dang cool.

Jenny is the daughter of a close family friend, who also happens to be very into photography. When she told me that she wanted to have me take her senior portraits and that she wanted to do some photos with a gun (Jenny hunts for sport and for food), my reaction was “Heck yes!” But she also wanted some girly, pretty shots, so we got a little bit of everything for her pictures. The photos were done on her family’s property, near Roseburg, Oregon.

I’m so thrilled and honored that Jenny chose me for her photos. She was such a natural, and I had so much fun!

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Jenny spends much of her non-school time helping around the family “farm,” and is very much a jeans and cowgirl boots kind of girl. But I have learned that even a jeans and cowgirl boots kind of girl likes to get dolled up every now and then.

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By far, one of my favorite images of the day:

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A girl and a gun (this beauty of a rifle was lent to Jenny by a good friend, though she does have her own):

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Loved this!

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Good luck to you in your Senior year, Jenny! I know you’ll do great.