I love sessions with horses. I love sessions with dogs. I love sessions with newborns. This family session had everything that I love! There's always challenges to some degree, be it the weather or lack of naps, I just always go with the flow.
The first photo is one that I stitched together from two images to create one family photo of everyone (mostly) looking. When I need to, I will do some face swapping to really create a great photo.
But some of the best photos are the ones where no one is looking at the camera, instead, they are looking at each other, laughing, and making memories. I really pride myself in helping my clients prepare for their sessions. I made sure to share with them all of the posts I've created about preparing for a dog, horse, and newborn sessions.
I hope you enjoy seeing the sneak peek from this session. Little Charlotte was exactly one week old and her big sister was two and a half. It was my pleasure to capture this sweet family!
Congratulations, you're a mom or dad to a tiny human and they'll never be this tiny again. It's hard to imagine how quickly they grow and photographs of your wee babe will be treasured and saved to be shared at all the family functions, especially for their wedding! *wink, wink*
This blog post is to help prepare you for your little one's time in the spotlight. I hope you find some helpful tips that will reassure and calm you before your baby's photo session.
Visiting the Oregon Coast can be a bit unpredictable, even more so when you have an engagement session planned. We had nearly perfect (minus the wind) weather for Whitney and Brian's engagement session!
One thing that I really love is traditions and history, especially when you incorporate that into your photo sessions. Whitney and Brian are both Native American and they brought along necklaces that their children created in traditional Siletz tribe arrangements. I included these special pieces of regalia in with the ring shots at the very end of this post. I think that this made their engagement ring photo unique and special.
If I could only photograph little girls and their dogs, I would totally dedicate myself to that! This little girl has had her 9 month old poodle pup for merely a week and a half and you can already tell that she loves him so much.
I did some walking around the park, because that's what dogs love, and a lot of puppy snuggling! Plus, I was able to capture a couple solo shots of Otis, the poodle.
Sometimes all you have are just selfies and your high school senior photos, and that's when you know that you need to have some professional photographs taken! That's what I was told when I was taking her photos in Salem at Bush Park with the purple camas flowers. We had a great time, chatting and laughing, during her session, just in cast you can't tell from the photos ;-)
And if you've been thinking about having professional photos taken of yourself, I suggest doing it! Make it fun and incorporate something or a place that you love.
If you're every wondering if you should bring your dog to a photo session, my answer is always YES! This dog mom and her basset hound, Walter, are quite the duo. The even participated in my first ever Mini Session Day in November 2019. And if you've ever been around when I photograph animals, you know that I make funny noises to get their attention, but Walter rather eat the grass. Haha.
And I just love the last photo in this post ... a regal basset hound in a field of camas flowers. Walter is a ham and he knows it. ;-)
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