Puppy Kisses

The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera. ~Patrick Demarchelier

How adorable is Toby?! This little guy is full of energy and will exhaust you before you can exhaust him! The quote above might apply to most dogs, but not Toby. He wanted to eat the lens the majority of the time I was with him. Enjoy!

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So This Is Love…

My heart has wings and I can fly
I’ll touch every star in the sky
So this is the miracle that I’ve been dreaming of
Mmm mmm mmm
So this is love

~Cinderella

A few weeks back I got to spend an extended weekend in Southern California. The weekend was jam packed with activities such as avocado picking from a backyard tree (I almost didn’t come home for this exact reason…), seeing and meeting Disturbed in concert, photographing the CUTEST pug EVER (more on that later…) and also…photographing two amazing friends with huge hearts.

I became friends with Steve & Stephanie through a little photo sharing app called Instagram. Yup. We are all die hard Disney fans – they are the lucky ones that live in SoCal and can go all the time. 😉 When I told them that I was going to be in California and wanted to meet up, I offered to do a photoshoot for them. Little did I know that they were going to be surprising ME! They ended up taking me to DISNEYLAND with them! (Insert excited emoji here 😉 )

We walked endless steps through both parks, drank our way through DCA, and laughed so hard that we cried while flying through space. While we enjoyed our time together in the parks, I snapped some of my absolute favorite photos added to my portfolio to date.

What I love about these photos, is that it actually captures the real S&S! Please enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Hopefully there will be more Southern California shoots in my future. 😉

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South Portland YoungLives Shoot

I had the pleasure of volunteering my time to photograph young moms for the group, YoungLives of South Portland.

From their website:

YoungLives is designed to empower and equip pregnant and parenting teen moms.

Our program teams up with a group of leaders, mentors and volunteers who provide timely encouragement, guidance and ongoing support through deep mentoring relationships and lasting friendships. YoungLives’ resources provide the basic and unique needs of a teen mom and their child. In addition to the resources we provide, we also offer a monthly Club.
Club allows teen moms to take a break from the daily stresses of going to school or working while having to navigate being pregnant or parenting as a teenage mother.

​​​​Our volunteers are committed to share the everlasting hope of Jesus through unconditional love, and support. It is our mission to serve and walk alongside all teen moms who have made the very difficult decision to become a parent. We believe every teen mom’s story is unique and important. All are welcomed!
I had so much fun, and feel so happy to have given these young moms family photos that they can cherish forever.
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Jessica || Rex Putnam Senior Session

I had the pleasure of photographing Jessica (and her BEAUTIFUL CAR!) for her senior photos. Jessica was so spunky and so easy to photograph. I hardly had to tell her what to do, she just rolled with it and the camera LOVED her! See for yourself!

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Model Call

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****ONLY ONE SPACE AVAILABLE****

Hey! I am holding an open model call to add new faces to my portfolio. Maybe you will be one of them! A few things to know about the open model call:

  • Each shoot time is limited to 30 minutes SHARP!
  • All clients that will be taking part in the shoot will receive an email from me a week prior to the shoot on where to meet. (Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a big park, I wouldn’t want to lose anybody!)
  • If for some reason Oregon decides that it wants to be winter again and the forecast looks like rain, the shoot will be re-scheduled to another date. All clients will be notified within 48 hours if the shoot is cancelled.
  • Each client will receive 5 digital images and a $25 credit for their time. The $25 credit can be used on any future shoot that you hold with me. (The credit expires one year from shoot).
  • Only one client will be photographed per session.
  • If you have any further questions, or you would like to take part, please reach out to me on the “Connect” page now! Spots are limited to six and will go fast!

When I See You Again…

EMERSON DRIVE – WHEN I SEE YOU AGAIN

I still talk to you
Whenever I’m alone
I hear you in my prayers
Feel you in the wind that blows

I wonder how you are
What you’re doing way up there
Are you laughing or are you crying
Cause you miss us all down here

Only god knows when
You’ll smile and take my hand
When I see you again
When I see you again

I wish I had the chance
To hold you one last time
It hurts me to know you never got to say goodbye

You’re never really gone
Your memory remains
I miss you more than words could ever help me to explain

Only god knows when
This road I’m on will end
When I see you again

I’ll see you when the set runs out
When the song is over and the curtain falls down
I’ll see you on the other side
You can show me what it’s like

Only god knows when
You’ll smile and take my hand
I’ll say how you been
When I see you again
I’ll see you again

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Roosevelt High School Senior: RayQuan

Look out world! RayQuan is graduating Summer 2018! I had the privilege of photographing his senior photos at Cathedral Park in St. Johns! Along with shots of this handsome young man, I also got some pretty shots of him with his car and also the family dog, Wesley (drool and all!). Enjoy the sneak peeks below from his senior shoot!

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And of course…the adorable Wesley!
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Thank you so much Deborah for letting me photograph your SENIOR! Can’t wait to photograph the rest of the family!

Winter Mini Sessions – Now Booking!

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NOW BOOKING! Did you forget to an updated family photo for your holiday cards? Don’t sweat it! Contact me today to book your spot! Only 9 spots are available. Payment is due at the time of booking and can be paid via PayPal or Square.

Friday December 8th
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm

Saturday December 9th
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm

Sunday December 10th
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm

*Times will be removed as they are booked*

Canby High School Senior Photos: Shawn

I had the privilege of photographing Shawn’s senior photos for Canby High School. When Shawn graduated from 8th grade, I was there to snap a few graduation photos of him then – and now…HE’S A SENIOR! Where did the time go? We shot his photos at Molalla River State Park on one of the last sunny days we have had for the month of October and the weather held out! (Thank you weather God’s!) His girlfriend joined us for the shoot as well, and I was able to snag a couple of photos of the two of them together. The thing I love about photographing Shawn is how funny he is. We could be trying to take the most serious photo ever, and he will be there to crack a joke and make everybody just say…”Oh Shawn…”

Thank you Christie for picking me to take his senior photos. Now, here are a few sneak peeks from the shoot! Enjoy!

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