I've been using the weather as a wonderful excuse to take a break from shooting but I am officially back! Here are a few photos of my new little nephew Ethan. He joined us just before Christmas. We love him so much already! Lifestyle newborn sessions are some of my favorites! Enjoy!
"In the process
In the waiting
You're making melodies over me
And your presence
is the promise
For I am a pilgrim on a journey
You will lift my head above the mighty waves
You are able to keep me from stumbling
And in my weakness
you are the strength that comes from within
Good shepherd of my soul
Take my hand and lead me on..."
I love those times in life where there is no denying the goodness of God. These are times where you can't help but see His hand on a situation. Isaiah 61:3 says, "...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor" (NIV). Seeing God display his splendor on people, what could be better? This was one of those moments in life, one of the meaningful ones that stick with you. When Jonathan asked us to be a part of this special day we were over the moon. We have seen our friend, Bree, go through her fair share of hard times and this was God's way of turning her life around, putting a beautiful crown on her head and displaying her in the way He sees her. I love that! Jonathan couldn't be more perfect for Bree, and Bree couldn't be more perfect for Jonathan. What a beautiful gift. This is only the beginning of their story...
Jonathan chose to propose to Bree in Battle Ground near property they hope to purchase for their future together. He had chalk signs made of memories they had shared and placed them throughout the woods along the road to the field where the proposal would be. As she came to the top of the hill where the trees cleared we had blocked the road with candles and were waiting for Bree with a floral crown. (Florals: Daisy Floral Artistry)
Pieces- Amanda Cook, Bethel Music
Your love's not fractured
It's not a troubled mind
It isn't anxious
It's not the restless kind
Your love's not passive
It's never disengaged
It's always present
It hangs on every word we say
Love keeps its promises
It keep its word
It honors what's sacred
'Cause its vows are good
Your love's not broken
It's not insecure
Your love's not selfish
Your love is pure
You don't give Your heart in pieces
You don't hide Yourself to tease us
I am in love with this session I did for Nathan and Emily! It was supposed to be a cold, dreary day and they were hoping to get some family shots done as well as portraits of their sweet newborn baby. So, we opted for an indoor lifestyle shoot, which (if I'm honest) I used to shy away from. I love outdoor sessions, but lately I have been falling in love with indoor as well! I love interior design so I guess it goes without saying that taking pictures inside can be a good thing too!
This session was so incredibly peaceful and relaxing, as relaxing as a newborn session with toddlers can be, but peaceful none-the-less! I had so much fun spending this stormy Saturday with the Pust family.
Have you ever met someone and instantly clicked with them and thought, "Yes! Let's be friends!" That is exactly how my husband and I felt about the Durshpek family! So, immediately after their family session we decided to get our families together. My three kids were so inspired by their kids! They all play instruments. Can you say family band?! I have been so blessed with amazing clients and it's such a gift when they become friends as well! They picked downtown Portland for their family session which of course, I loved!
Now that the weather is changing I finally found a moment to blog! These are some of my favorite images from one of the weddings I did this summer. I had a few minutes with the beautiful bride Amber while we waited for the first look photos with her groom. I was able capture some of my favorite "bride" photos to date! The wedding was on the couple's property in Camas, WA with the cutest red barn, complete with a greenhouse. It was the perfect setting for a summer wedding.