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Sep 20, 2016
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What a pleasure to work with these sweet girls and their amazing parents! We laughed, danced, and had fun connecting again!Web Online Only_ (1)

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Jan 12, 2016
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Looking back on this session from Sept I have to laugh, as it turned out to be one of the most “unluckiest” (is that even a word?) sessions ever. The family was fantastic, the location was great, the children were amazing. However, you’d never know that during this session we had an ambulance show up that needed to go down the path where we were (what are the odds), and then the oldest kiddo was stung by a wasp about 40 minutes into the shoot! The parents took everything in stride and were so laid back (we literally had to rush out of the way on the final picture shown here). Loved working with this family though, as we seem to have parallel lives…former co-workers/teachers, 3 kids (2 girls, 1 boy, in the same order) and our children were all born within 6-ish months of each other! I think we even moved into new houses around the same time! Thanks for letting me capture your family!

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Jan 05, 2016
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I just adore these two.

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Dec 31, 2015
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My “niece” (a very close family friend) entered the Miss Teen Oregon contest this year, so we did some head shots for the competition. Can’t wait to do her senior pictures next year, she’s beautiful!
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Dec 31, 2015
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Our sweet babes were born just a few weeks apart! I loved capturing this special moment in time for this couple, as my husband has known the daddy-to-be since high school. Their baby is now over a year old, so this is a session from last fall. Beautiful!
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Dec 20, 2015
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So, these posts have been sitting in my drafts box since last year. I wrote the posts out, waiting until after Christmas to put online (so that people were able to send out cards without having their pictures viewed online prior) and then I never posted them!

I adore this family! I have had the pleasure of working with them every fall for a few years now! (yes, I am just posting this from Oct 2014!) Love this family!

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Dec 07, 2015
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Yikes, another post from last year in 2014!

It was my pleasure to once again capture this family on camera. Dreamy location, beautiful colors, and wonderful kiddos.

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Dec 07, 2015
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Loved capturing this family of four! These boys were full of energy and life! (Taken fall 2014…I told you I was behind!)
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Dec 07, 2015
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…I still haven’t posted photos from 2014 fall sessions! Since having Cayden last year, my photography hobby has slowly been cutback. While I love this creative outlet, my energy mostly goes into my home and kids…which isn’t a surprise since I have always been open about how my priority is to be a wife, mama, and now a kindergarten/home school teacher. That being said, I am going to be deleting my facebook page and using this blog only (one less thing to “manage”)! If you are friends with my personal page on facebook, I may occasionally post links through that, but you can mostly keep up with what I am doing by visiting this page.

These pics are from June and July! They already look so different!
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Nov 29, 2015
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Darling family with three darling girls (taken last fall).

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Feb 14, 2015
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So there are three littles commanding my attention day and night but I was able to squeeze in some special sessions in over the last 6 months, including my own babies. Time to dust off the good ol’ blog and share some photos!

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Feb 04, 2015
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Oh how I adored this little baby and his family! This little guy was born several months ago…he was so sweet during the entire shoot…and his big brother was such a cutie! You can tell that everyone is so in love with this little guy, lots of cuddles, smooches, and smiles in this house. Congrats on your new addition!
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Aug 15, 2014
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What a beautiful summer morning to capture this family of 4 on camera! The sun was out, the boys were playful, and we all had a great time snapping pics. :) I just love their sweet smiles and the tough boy hug in the first picture. Their mama is one of the fiercest athletes I know, as she is a fitness instructor and running coach. I loved getting to hang out with her and her family!
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Aug 06, 2014
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I had an incredible time with this family of four at a park this summer! The parents were so relaxed which made it easy to capture all of them on camera, toddler and preschooler included. Their mama is the kind of person that you just instantly want to be best friends with…laid back, funny, and genuine…not to mention beautiful! I have had the privilege of knowing her for several years now as we were in the same mom’s group after having our first kiddos (who are both now 4 years old). Our “second” kiddos are also just months apart!
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We took a quick head shot for the mama, as she owns Baby Boot Camp of Beaverton! Isn’t she beautiful?!?
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Jul 30, 2014
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What a sweet, sweet morning I had getting to capture this mama’s belly on camera! So glad we got these pictures taken, as their darling little girl came 4 weeks early! Congrats on your family of 4!
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Jun 30, 2014
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Having had a quiet “off season” with the Oregon weather up until recently, new posts have been non-existent for several months! The rain sure does like to hang around up here in Portland.

Our little family moved and bought a new house in March, so it was actually perfect timing to have all of the busyness of looking, buying, and moving happen during the wet months! We now live in Tigard, and we loooove our new house.

I jumped back into photography season in late April by kicking off with a beautiful family/newborn shoot (pics to come later, after I have confirmed that mama has sent out announcements or shared her pics first!). Since then I have had maternity session with a gorgeous mama, several family sessions, and will have two more sessions before I start “maternity leave” from mid-July through September. Our baby boy is due in August and we can’t wait to meet him! Stay tuned for posts from all the sessions mentioned above!

As always, it’s hard to not at least share a few pics of my girls…

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Exploring butterflies. I love how this captures her perfectly at 4 years old, with a bandaid, tattoo, and butterfly.

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Jun 20, 2014
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I took my girls out for their own little session for Christmas gifts. So, so, so much fun, especially since we did “princess” hair and I probably gave them about a pound of smarties. Love my little girls, certainly blessed!

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Mar 04, 2014
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Another amazing family that I have had the pleasure of shooting since their little boy was tiny! I feel so blessed to call this family close friends and love that I get to spend time with their kiddo on a regular basis. Certainly a super special time for this family! Thanks Allie!

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Mar 04, 2014
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Um, seriously, how cute are these two kids?!? They laughed and messed with each other the entire time, I loved it! And mom and dad were just as much fun to work with too! Thanks Steph!
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Mar 04, 2014
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I’ve known these sweet little kids for a few years now and they are oh so cute! Their mom is a kick-butt trainer with Fit 4 Mom and is amazing! It was my first time photographing them and I enjoyed every minute of our session and capturing their love! Thank you Amy!

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Mar 04, 2014
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I adore this family and I love repeat clients! I’ve been hanging out and snapping away with this family of five a few times now, and they never fail to bring smiles, laughter, and fun to our session. The love between these siblings is immeasurable…they are so sweet and kind to one another, and are always willing to try any of my zany suggestions. Thanks Kiley!

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This is so “them”:

An annual “favorite” pose:

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Feb 27, 2014
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This little boy is ridiculously full of energy and love! He means to world to us, and has a special connection with my daughters.

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Feb 12, 2014
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These sweet little girls were missing their daddy, so mama had to hop in for a few pictures. The love between these two is immeasurable. And aren’t those curls to die for?

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Feb 03, 2014
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Yet another Awesome family from my fall/Christmas sessions! This session included a family of five, along with an auntie and uncle that joined in for some extra shots. Love this family and especially those kiddos!

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Feb 03, 2014
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Another family that I adore…their little girls are as cute as a button!
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Jan 24, 2014
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Dec-Jan was a whirlwind of sessions, celebrations, and house hunting, so sadly this blog was a little neglected. Now that Christmas is over, and families have had a chance to post, share, and mail pictures from sessions this last fall, I am excited to share with you some of my favorite sessions… it is always fun and rewarding to receive Christmas cards with familiar faces. I’ll be putting new sessions up as I have I time here and there to do so…

2013 fall sessions included regular clients as well as a few new ones that were a ton of fun! First up, a family of four that I have had the privilege of shooting several times over the past few years! Oh how I adore this family! They are such wonderful people and the love just spills out from them during their sessions! From the sweet snuggles, to the baby suspenders, to the cutest smiles, this session was amazing!

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Jan 24, 2014
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Oh how I love and adore this family as they are one of our nearest and dearest family friends! I enjoy our session every year, and I get so comfortable chatting with them that I forget I’m taking their pictures. We were hesitant to head outside because naturally it was threatening to rain the entire time, but we thankfully only had to work around “sprinkles”. This session was particularly special since I was given access to a private vineyard that was oh-so-gorgeous with rows of grapes pruned and ready for picking…definitely a favorite location should I get to use it again in the future!

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Nov 22, 2013
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Meet baby Jack, although at the time of this post, he’s a couple of months old now! I decided to wait for a while to post his preview online since I didn’t want to “ruin” the surprise of their newborn announcements if they were going to send any out. Waiting turned into weeks and then into months, as I soon found myself busy with fall/Christmas session season. Baby Jack was a joy to work with, and his mama and daddy were pros already. Welcome to the world Jack!

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Nov 21, 2013
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It’s not often that I get the chance to photograph families with older children. I had a blast meeting with Kimberly and her boys…I almost busted out the monkey noises a few times but then I remembered that I wasn’t trying to get the attention of toddlers. Instead, I got to act like a “big girl” and have grown up conversations while shooting! Thanks Kimberly, enjoy!

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Love the look they’re giving their mom!

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Oct 07, 2013
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I just love this little boy and his mama! I was thrilled to meet up with them for some mama/son pics. He started off shy and unsure, and then turned into a typical 2 year old boy throwing rocks and jumping off of things, I love it! We were lucky enough to avoid the rain (darn you Oregon) and had fun playing around. Enjoy!

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Shayne calls this the “muggle muggle” aka Eskimo kisses. Not sure where she picked that word up for it, but it sure is cute!
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Of course I had to prove that he is all “boy”!
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Sep 04, 2013
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Oh. My. Goodness. Haley was so much fun to work with and has the best laugh ever! She called me “Mrs. B” which just made me feel old since I taught her younger brother kindergarten many years ago. She didn’t let a hot, sometimes rainy, August evening get in the way of looking fab… Haley, you are beautiful inside and out–I wish the best to you during your senior year! PS: Haley is considering going to Oregon State which made this session even cooler, go beavs!

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Aug 30, 2013
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I am officially booked through September and will not be taking on any new sessions…exciting to have such great clients, but sad to “close” the books! As you know, being a mommy is my #1 job, so I am only able to take on a limited number of sessions each month, and typically book several months/weeks in advance. I will be doing mini sessions for Christmas cards starting in October, but already have a wait-list going, wow! Mini sessions are a lot of fun and perfect for Christmas cards and/or updating your pictures without booking a full session. I will post information here and on Facebook if/when I am able to add clients to the mini sessions! Thank you!

Aug 05, 2013
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Oh my, how I adored capturing this family on camera! They are such beautiful people inside and out–those eyes, those smiles, the love! They were troopers despite the heat and the fact that the poor little guy was sick. :( Thank you Natalie and family! Enjoy!

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My husband loved little Karli in this pic! So cute!
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Aug 03, 2013
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What a sweet family of five! These girls love their mama and daddy…I was a bit nervous at first since I had to bust out some treats right away, but after a while the girls got comfortable and then I had fun following them around the park. Carrie is one of the most amazing moms that I know, and she makes being a mother of 3 under 3 look so easy! Thank you Carrie and family!

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This couple was too funny and had all sorts of inside jokes…which was super adorable and allowed me to catch this “look”…I don’t know what it means but they sure were having a blast laughing about it!
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Aug 02, 2013
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Welcome to the world baby Kara! I adore this family of four and have been doing their pictures since their oldest Lucy was just a few months old! Our oldest girls have grown up together and I am excited that we both had a second girl so they can grow up together too! They are such a beautiful family inside and out…congratulations on arrival of your second baby girl!

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Such sweet sisters! I am pretty sure that I heard “All done!” right after this shot.
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Isn’t this mama stunning?!?
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Is it just me or does baby Kara have the same laugh/smile as her daddy?
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Jun 09, 2013
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Beautiful family, beautiful property, lots of beautiful smiles! We did this family session on their property around their house, in the barn, and with their chicks! Thank you Beth, I had a great time!

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May 16, 2013
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Psst, hey you! Are you around over Memorial weekend? If so, I have a few slots open for mini sessions the weekend of May 25th! Message me for details by using the contact page on my blog!

And no post is complete without some cute pics:

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May 03, 2013
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To say that I was impressed with this new little family would be an understatement! The parents seemed like pros even though their baby is just under a month old. They knew all of the tricks, they were so calm, and they looked uh-mazing! We soaked up the easiness of just being inside their home and doing a lifestyle shoot focusing on the family (including their dog Henry who was quite talented at stealing the show)! How sweet is a mama and her first baby?!?

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Congratulations! It was a pleasure working with you!

 

Mar 15, 2013
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This was quite possibly my most favorite unplanned family session I have ever done (besides of course, taking picture of my babies!) I couldn’t wait to share these pictures, but being that they were a surprise for their mama, I had to wait several weeks before posting online! I consider these boys to be part of my family…they belong to a dear friend of mine that I have been BFFs with for 15 years. They wanted to surprise her with a going away present since she will be at the Oregon State Police Academy (aka bootcamp) for 6 months…I can’t imagine being away from my babies for that long! Anyhow, we thought it would be fun to surprise her with some hand painted picture frames full of photos of the handsome men in her life. We headed to the park to play and captured some moments of the boys just being boys! Congrats Andi, I am so proud of you!

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Mar 15, 2013
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I am excited to launch my new blogsite for my photography adventures, thank you for visiting! This blogsite has been in the “making” for about a year now. We started working on it last year before I had my 2nd baby girl and have worked on it here and there in between raising a toddler and a baby. I am thankful to have a husband that is techie…he has poured many hours into this project as well and I am so grateful to have his support!

I still consider being a mommy my #1 job which you all know, but I will be scheduling sessions this year! I plan to book during the non-rainy months which will range anywhere from April to November. I may throw in a shoot here and there between the off months, depending on how the weather is. I will be doing mini-sessions throughout the year as well–they are so much fun! Please stay tuned for those dates as I will be announcing those sessions here on my blogsite as well as on Facebook. If you have any questions, use the contact form on this site as I am much more likely to see your email here, as opposed to seeing an email through Facebook.

In the next few weeks I will be updating and adding pictures from sessions that I have done in the past few years, so my “portfolio” is kind of sparse right now…check back to see more of my work if you are considering scheduling with Posers! Thanks again for stopping by!

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Mar 06, 2013
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This was probably one of my most favorite shoots ever! Nicole and Patrick are both teachers, so we did their engagement shoot at a local bus barn. We had such a good time laughing, dancing, and shooting!
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Mar 05, 2013
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The Renker family did a quick mini session with me last fall. Their little girls are adorable and so sweet! I do Stroller Strides with their mama, who is a great friend and workout partner. Love you guys!

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Mar 02, 2013
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I adore these kiddos! They are so well mannered, a ton of fun, and you can tell that they love each other like crazy!

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Mar 02, 2013
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Hudson was the sweetest baby boy at just a week old. This was such a fun session for me, as I decided to ditch the beanbag, props, and posing, and went for a comfortable, take-it-how it is approach for photographing newborns from now on. Although I love cute babies in fancy hats and baskets, my heart has led me to pursue more lifestyle images of mamas and daddies with their precious little ones…I want the focus to be on the babies–not the props–and for the families to be comfortable in their own surroundings as they adjust to life with a new baby. As soon as we finished, I knew I was in love with the realness and authenticity of this type of session. Who doesn’t love a baby curled up in their mamas arms?
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Nov 17, 2012
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