I miss seeing new faces and photographing them in beautiful places. This weekend was when I was going to have my Spring Mini Session Day in a field of Camas flowers, and with the weather being perfect and no one but my little family to be around, I ventured off with my husband, daughter, and her pony.
When you have a large family, it can be hard to be all together for family photos. But once you’re all together, all the cousins need a place to run around and get their energy out without getting super dirty. And that’s where the coast is perfect the perfect place for family photos!
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.
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!
When I was first teaching myself photography five years ago, I knew that I would want to take quality, if not amazing, photos of my future children. Now that I've had my first little one, I'v been snapping away with my iPhone almost everyday, but I still make the time to take photos with my professional camera equipment. And sometimes, I talk my hubby into taking a couple photos once I set everything up.
These two photos were taken while we were still in the hospital with our little girl. And as she reached one month, two months, and three months, I knew that I wanted to capture those times with my DSLR and prime lens.
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