With the 2010's over and done,
I'm very happy to say it's been an eventful year to end the decade on!
Working on personal projects, as well as working with some wonderful new clients, I kept busy in 2019. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites, before diving into the new year.
Enjoy these highlights and have a very happy 2020!
Here's the first installment of some upcoming highlights I'll be sharing from last weekend's Holiday Mini Session Event. The title of this post is in reference to the sweater, worn by the adorable little princess of a Frenchie, Stella.
"Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" is a phrase fondly remembered by fans of the classic movie Home Alone, although this little pup prefers to keep herself clean and presentable. She actually refused to sit at first. We soon realized this was due to her not wanting her little bottom to touch the ground. Once placed on the cozy gold throne, she sat very comfortably.
Stella also celebrated her 1st Birthday shortly after this session, so please join me in wishing her a very happy first year of being so very cute!
Enjoy these photos from one of many adorable Holiday Mini Sessions I got to do!
The next Mini Session Event will be February 8th, 2020!
Happy December 1st! I'm sure you're all excited for Christmas and the whole festive month leading up to it! Allow me to give you one present a bit early.
You may have gathered by now that I enjoy taking pictures of dogs, people with their dogs, etc. And if not, well FYI: I love taking pictures of dogs!
This little guy got a photo shoot in celebration of his addition to this happy little family. His new Mama and Papa are absolutely smitten with those big blue eyes, puppy breath, and snuggly fluffiness. So am I! I had so much fun capturing memories of his petite size while lasts. They grow quick, so be sure to get some quality time with your loved ones this holiday season.
Enjoy these highlights (there's a lot), and have a magical December!
Given that this is my last blog post before December, it's time to look back on fall (which technically isn't over yet, but wow it's getting cold) with one of my favorite sessions this season!
This girl right here has been a friend of mine for a long time. Though we've both kept busy and hadn't seen each other in years, this session was a breeze. Not only does she work hard every day to further her career and education, but she can work it for the camera!
We headed over to the Sauvie's Island Pumpkin Patch after work one day and made it just in time for some beautiful evening light. Her husband tagged along, so I was even able to get a couple shots of them being adorable. We caught the last hay ride of the night and had fun admiring and sitting on the best pumpkins.
Shout-out to the artist who'd just finished up her gorgeous sleeve tattoo!
Check out their instagram: @v_a_l_l_e_y
This was also my first session with the new camera I received as a birthday present from my husband and our sweet family! Check out highlights from this fun shoot!
I totally missed blogging last week and here's why! I was surrounded by my wonderful family, having such a fun and busy time.
My sister and her husband came up to visit from out of state. Also visiting from another state, were my brother, his wife, and two of their kids. They joined my local, immediate family in exploring, eating lots of yummy food, and celebrating a birthday!
Along the way, I rounded everyone up for a photo. I was able to take photos of some of the smaller family groups before it started to rain and we headed out for a delicious cake, specially ordered from Tany's Bakery.
After our big family photo, one of my sisters gave us some very exciting news, which I had the privilage of documenting and helping them announce to the world yesterday! I'm so excired to be an auntie again!
It's always so incredibly cool to work with other artists and music is another art I am very fond of. I recently got to do a session with this cool dude who makes music in Portland.
I'll be honest with you. I love photography and I also really love music. It's been a desire of mine for a long time to take photos for musicians. I got to do this earlier last month, featured in my blog post Sunshine and Melodies, and again here.
Pete's played shows in places like Holocene and The Big Legrowski, bringing energy to big crowds with his tech house mixes. He's got some nice, long mixes with a bit of disco thrown into them. They're great listinging, so I recommend you check him out on Mixcloud!
Here are some of my favorites from our session at Washington Park station. Enjoy!
Welcome home to this gorgeous, talented, hard working young lady! She's been putting in some long hours for a while and it's paid off by making her a homeowner! And what do you do when you accomplish something of exciting nature? You have a photo shoot, of course!
It seems to me that most other people around my age are struggling to find comfortable and secure living situations. Many have multiple roommates, or rent with family. It is such a blessing to know your family and friends are there to help when needed, but it is also so inspiring and encouraging to see a friend take a big step like this.
I'm told it took a couple jobs, a bit of time, and determination. Honey, you have my applause and congratulations. And to anyone currently working towards their next home, living situation, or other goal in life, you got this!
I'm so honored to have documented this achievement!
It was such a treat to photograph this beauty while she serenaded me!
This talented young musician and I took an afternoon walk on what was possibly the last sunny day for a while. Her smile exudes joy and I honestly had so much fun. She even played some lovely tunes on her guitar. Thank you for the fantastic day!
I guess I normally have more to say in a blog, but this smile speaks for itself.
The time of year has come for cozy sweaters, pumpkin and apple flavored beverages, and of course a trip to the pumpkin patch! Today I'm sharing a couple of my recommendations for fun, seasonal things to do in the Gresham area.
This weekend, a couple friends and I visited Liepold Farms and it was a blast! We started the day off with breakfast at Sweet Betty's. Going out to breakfast is obviously not limited to this time of year, but my favorite seasonal drink of theirs is. The stylish little bistro on Main street is currently featuring a Spiked Caramel Apple Mimosa. It is everything that's good about fall and brunch. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a proper photo of the drink, as they were out of a key ingredient on the morning of our visit. With it only being the beginning of October, I'll definitely grab more opportunities that sweet and refreshing grown up treat.
After breakfast, we made our way over to Liepold Farms, which is just a short drive over to Boring, Oregon. Admission was very fairly priced and we found many enjoyable things, such as a variety of ciders, caramel apples and corn, hearty lunch and dinner items, photo ops, apple slingshots, a corn maze, hay rides, and lots of pumpkins.
It's a great place to spend a day with friends or family, and is even dog friendly. Here are a few photos to highlight the day.
I hope you have a lovely season and take advantage of the beautiful colors for some portraits!
Hey blog readers! I know it's been a while since my last post, but you're in for a real treat today. When I arrived at Wintler Park for this engagement session and these two brought up getting in the water, I honestly got so excited. I'm always excited to do things a little different, so this was very fun.
These two are so sweet, fun, and daring. Having spent time with them outside of this session, I'm aware of their fantastiv teamwork and encouragement through life. I wanted to show that in these photos, so it was absolutely perfect that they decided to take a little swim.
You might think the Columbia River would be cold and unbearable on a rainy September day, but it really was lovely and these two warmed my heart, as well as the scenery around them.
As a part of my September Couples Session Sale, these two also got a nice discount on their portraits. If you like what you see and would like to book a session before the sale ends, please contact me!
Rebekah Nichele Woodford, Photographer