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!
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!
Dahlias & Kisses
I couldn't be more excited about this engagement! My wonderful sister in law got herself a perfect gentleman and they plan on tying the knot next summer. To celebrate their engagement, we took a drive to the Annual Dahlia Festival at the Swan Island Dahlias for a photo session.
I adore pairing this girl's hair with popping colors, as seen in early blog posts, Autumn Grace Part 1 and Part 2.
These two are the sweetest and I can't wait to be a part of the big day next year! Enjoy these engagement highlights!
Four Chickens and a Wedding
An intimate backyard ceremoney, a potluck with friends, cake made by the bride,
The groom photographed my wedding almost one year ago and I've been very excited to return the favor. Having taken portraits of these two before and knowing one of them for almost 15 years, it was a huge honor to be a part of their wedding! The hosts were so sweet and the details so lovely.
The space provided by friends of the couple was also home to some mischievous little chickens. We could not resist including them in some of the photos.
I have so many favorites to share and I hope you enjoy!
Congratulations to my dear friends! I wish you all the happiness in the world!
Baby Bump Throwback
It's been a minute since I last blogged. Let me make it up to you with this adorable throwback!
This week, my sweet little nephew will be celebrating his first birthday (which I am very excited to share with you soon). Before he was born, I had the honor of photographing his parents as they showed off their cute baby bump.
Congrats to these two on their first year as fantastic parents, and congrats to the little guy on handling life with such joy thus far! <3
Love in the Gorge
I got to hang out with these cuties while visiting one of my favorite places in the world, The Columbia River Gorge. People in love, make for beautiful pictures.
Not every one of my favorite spots are accessible after last year's fire, but hope is blooming as the weather brightens up and the land has time to recover. We stopped at the Women's Forum Viewpoint, overlooking the Vista House, and took a walk under Latourell Falls.
There may have been some tree climbing as well, because it's good to indulge your inner child.
Enjoy the cuteness and beautiful views!
Disclaimer: This week's blog entry contains images that are more edgy than the family portraits I usually post. If you do not wish to see fake blood/scar makeup and a villainous situation, carry on and have a lovely day.
It gives me great pleasure to start the year off by presenting this shoot. As I enjoy diversifying my portfolio, I've always taken a great interest in cosplay photography and love presenting characters in a suitable environment. If you're at all familiar with the game Outlast, you know an abandoned church, in northern Oregon, on a chilling winter evening was the perfect environment.
I teamed up with the amazing cosplay duo, Jack and Marco. The two do fantastic work on their own and colaborate like a dream. Marco portrayed Waylon Park and Jack portrayed Eddie Gluskin, who "ruthlessly pursued" Waylon.
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An Engagement with Hart
No, I didn't misspell the title. The soon to be groom of this adorable engagement's last name is Hart. I couldn't resist!
Last month, I got to tag along while these two donned matching outfits from Gresham's very own Bernie Dexter and took an evening walk. Complete with dancing in the park, this truely was a classy and romantic evening.
Rebekah Nichele Woodford, Photographer