I don't get to he'd out to my hometown very often, but obviously I need to do it more often. I met up with Brittany and Alex down the road at Harrisburg and took full advantage of the beautiful colors along the Willamette Valley.
We were under the threat of rain and decide to just go with it and I'm so glad we did because it totally paid off! And it feels like every time I do an engagement session, the ring shots are my new favorites and I really have to say that I think these ring shots are amazing and you'll need to look through all of these photos to see them.
I love mother and daughter sessions; they are so special. I had spring minis earlier this year and this mom and her daughter came and this little girl has grown and has the cutest chunks now.
And at the end of this session, the little girl's cousins joined in for some photos and I thought that it was just so special!
It was a beautiful fall day for this family session. Life can sneak past and before you know it, it's been years since the last family photo and it was perfect autumn weather for this Salem family session at Minto-Brown Island Park.
Fall is the perfect time of year for family photos, because the colors are changing and there's time to print photos to add to Christmas cards. This family was a real delight with the two big brothers goofing off (as brothers tend to do) and helping with the littlest brother who was only a couple months old.
If you can't tell, I love capturing the special moments of siblings, parents, and the entire family interacting with one another.
As a mother myself, I really think it's important to have family photos taken, especially to capture young children as they grow. This 7 month old boy had the most expressive face and you can tell that he's a real thinker.
And I believe that it's not only important to take photos of the kiddos, but also the parents without any kiddos. Mom and Dad need a couple photos of them in this stage of their partnership as parents.
Even on foggy fall mornings there's fun to be had during family photo sessions and that's just what happened during this session!
There was some jumping involved for the kids and I love these sessions because it really shows the kids' personalities. And what parent doesn't love photos showing their children as their true selves?
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