Last weekend I had a day full of mini sessions and the weather was perfect! There's always a chance this late in the year in Oregon that it might be raining, but it was overcast most of the day. Everyone came to a little greenspace/park down the street from my home in Salem and I had a bunch of props that they could choose from which were an assortment of my own blankets and wooden crate to a bench, seat, and pillows from For the Love of Pete.
This first photo is one of my little girl, Bridget. How can I not share this photo?!?!? She was also my test subject to make sure the lighting was right, plus she's now just getting the hang of sitting up by herself!
Without further ado, here are a few highlights from each session. I had a lot of families, some of just the kids, and one couple, plus Walter the Basset Hound. I hope you have as much fun looking at all the photos as I did taking them!
Autumn is here and winter is right behind it. I think that there's no better time than now than to have your family photos taken. If you didn't know, I love autumn and I love taking photos of families. This session had three generations of smiles! This is just a little sneak peek of the fun we had during their session.
Have I told you that I love weddings? Well, I do and this one was amazing. It was amazing because people traveled from near and far to celebrate Laura and Kevin!
Laura and Kevin tied the knot at Abernethy Center's beautiful Veiled Garden on a chilly, but beautiful October day. Every moment was genuine and swoon worthy from the match box favors "a perfect match" to the (out of season) peony loaded bouquets, Laura's amazing dress to the hand tied bow ties, and first dance to the bubble exit. Oh, and of course their vows was a major highlight!
Yesterday as I was driving up to Corbett, there were dark clouds and thunder rolling through the hills. But as we were preparing for the ceremony, the clouds parted, blue sky appeared, and the sun shined as Rae and Cole said I do under the trees.
I'm excited to show you the highlights from their wedding day, from the sunflowers to the s'mores, the rings to the fire pit, and sun flares to sparklers.
In the back of my mind, I knew this was going to happen. Everything was about to change and I couldn't be more excited about it!
But first, let's do a little rewind for a moment...
It's been nearly a year since we found out that I was pregnant for the third time. The first two were miscarriages and we decided to wait until the second trimester before telling the exciting news to our families and friends, because we couldn't bear the thought of explaining again why we didn't have a little one in tow.
Raise your hand if you love autumn ... *me raising both my hands*
I love this weather and the fact that I can wear cozy sweaters and eat all the comfort food. Plus, I love the fields of gold that I can take photos in, along with golden leaves and fluffy pine trees.
In a couple months I'll be offer a day of mini sessions with a variety of packages for all budgets. Here it is >> NOVEMBER MINI SESSIONS << ... just imagine that you can have you Christmas card family photo and not worry about it?!?! Keep on reading to see more images I took just the other day at a park in the middle of Salem!
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