I love photographing weddings, but photography sessions with horses will always hold a special place in my heart! And I do love it when dogs join in on the fun. This session had all that, plus a goat!
It was such a beautiful Willamette Valley evening and we had a grand time exploring the property, from the harvested oat fields, the back woods and creek, to the little stump behind their home.
It's summer and that means that there's lots of flowers in bloom and the ones that remind me of growing up in the country are Queen Anne's Lace and Bachelor Buttons. And I found out that Alexandria has those same memories with those flowers, too! Which meant that I had to find a field of those flowers for her summer portrait session.
It was a beautiful, cloudy summer morning and we went off on a photo adventure to capture some headshots and fun photos. I do have to say that we did have fun in the fields and paths lined with the flowers. And the best part was that even with the bees busy with their work in all the flowers, that neither of us had any problems with getting stung.
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.
I couldn't have said it better than Michaela of Kayla Hurd Photography, so these are her exact words from a recent Instagram post of hers.
How do you select your photographer?
Price? Style? Personality? Convenience?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a wedding, family photos, boudoir or even headshots — every single one of those factors listed above should be considered and accepted before moving forward.
This is my baby girl's first Halloween and of course we had to take photo photos of her with pumpkins!
Everyone has seen at least one person post online to wedding groups: “looking for affordable photographer,” “wanting photographer who doesn’t cost an arm and a leg,” “need wedding photographer for $500,” “on extreme budget, looking for cheap photographer.”
As a professional wedding photographer, I don’t reply to these posts. Why? I see my time and expertise valued at a certain amount. Sure, I could bring in all the nickels and dimes and eventually I’ll be making the big bucks. But there’s a lot of things to consider when taking on such an honor of capturing someone’s wedding day.
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