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.
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!
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.
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. ;-)
Autumn colors came a little later than usual and they left in a hurry this year, but we were able to find some for this sweet little family photo session! We met up at a dog park in Lake Oswego, Oregon for this family of four (soon to be five!) family session. We found some beautiful golden leaves still clinging to trees and of course the classic evergreen trees.
I loved this session from the little baby bump to the pups with their plaid bandanas, and I hope you enjoy all of the photos!
Bring on all of the family photo sessions just in time to include the photographs on your Christmas cards! When I learned that the father had been working hard at splitting and stacking wood, I just knew that we had to have family photos in front of it (super cute and rustic!). And of course, we had to include the puppers of the family. I bet their neighbors probably think that they had gone crazy with all the sounds I was making to get the dogs attention for the photos. hahaha.
Plus, the front of their house is super cute, so a couple family photos had to be taken in front of it. There's more places than you think that you could have family photos taken at on your property, sometimes you just need another set of eyes to find some places.
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