I've gotten to hang out with some seriously sweet babies recently and it just makes my heart so happy! ⠀ ⠀ Have I told you how much I LOVE my work?!⠀ ⠀ No, not yet? Hm... Well, just to be clear - I absolutely LOVE what I do! ⠀ ⠀ I first fell in love with photography when I was in my teens. And nature was my muse. But over time, my subjects have changed and my work has definitely evolved.⠀ ⠀ While I still love taking photographs of nature. I am more excited that now I am able to document some of life's most beautiful moments for families in love.⠀ ⠀ There's seriously something so powerful about watching a family dote on their newest addition. It gives me all the feels. ⠀ ⠀ I can't wait to share some of the magic that I've been creating for these sweet families. But not yet... stay tuned! ⠀ ⠀ Hope you are having a great weekend! Happy Sunday, Friends!
Can't believe this little dude is 1 already! ⠀ ⠀ Happy Birthday, Wilder! It's been such a joy getting to watch you grow throughout this past year! @brandikelline ⠀ Did you know that I offer a membership plan that includes documenting all of the special stages of your baby's first year? ⠀ ⠀ I love being able to document all of those special milestones of your baby's first year of life.⠀ ⠀ DM me today and let's start chatting about documenting your baby!
Happy Friday! 🥳 Although, TBH it's not technically Friday for me. Because I have two newborn sessions this weekend. But I'm definitely not mad about it. Because it feels so good to be back photographing families again! 🤩 Keep swiping to see some more photos of this adorable kiddo from his 6 month milestone session! And if you keep going to the end, you'll see some of his gorgeous Mama from when he was still inside her belly! One of the many highlights about my job is being let in to document some of life's most incredible moments for families! It seriously just fills my heart up so much! What's one thing you are feeling extra grateful for today? Tell me in the comments below, I'd love to celebrate with you!
Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there! ⠀ ⠀ I'm especially grateful for my own father, who's continually supported me through all of my life's many adventures. I'm so incredibly grateful for this sweet, kind-hearted, compassionate human. ⠀ ⠀ I've also had the incredible privilege of photographing some really amazing father's throughout the past few years. Swipe through to see some of these beautiful moments between father & child. 🤩⠀ ⠀ And thanks to @allysonpleinphotography for capturing this photo of my dad & me on my wedding day! I will cherish it always. 😘
Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so much work to do.⠀ ⠀ - President Barack Obama⠀ ⠀ I've been thinking a lot about how to authentically show up today. Wanting to celebrate this holiday with black people. To show them that we care and stand with them. But, also wanting to be respectful. ⠀ ⠀ I think today is a great day to show our support with our $$$. I strongly encourage white people to consider celebrating today by shopping at black owned businesses.⠀ ⠀ So, here are just a few great black owned businesses that I love here in Portland. ⠀ ⠀ @ecovibestyle - amazing home decor and beautiful women's apparel. (Seriously, I LOVE everything in their shops!)⠀ ⠀ @fatcupcake - delicious cupcakes & cakes! (This is who I am now using for cake smashes for 1st Birthday milestone sessions. I love the cake they recently made for my latest one!)⠀ ⠀ Abyssinian Kitchen - Amazing Ethiopian Food! (My hubby and I used to live right across the street from this place. It's SO good! They are still open for take-out!)⠀ ⠀ @assembly_brewing - The beer here does not disappoint and the pizza is some of the best I've had in this town. (A fairly new business to the Foster-Powell neighborhood. I miss going there for pizza and beer with friends. But they are still doing take-out!)⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Okay, these are just a few of my local faves. Please go check out these sites for more local PDX black owned businesses that you can support today!⠀ ⠀ iloveblackfood.com/pdx-directory⠀ blackpdx.com⠀ mercatuspdx.com⠀ ⠀ #juneteenth #celebratefreedom #celebrate #celebrateprogress #recognition #restoration #blm