Sunday, October 20, 2013

More friends and neighbors!

This fabulous family is one we are just getting to know here in Beaverton!  They live directly behind us and our backyards share a fence.  Their oldest son is the same age as our twins, and we're looking forward to to getting them together and letting them burn some energy off!  All I know is that their mom must on top of it, because there's no way I could get my family together and to a portrait session WHILE looking awesome by 8:30 in the morning.  Two thumbs up!  I am one impressed photographer!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Portraits of new friends and nieghbors

One of the scary parts about leaving Sacramento is that we had such a great community of friends there.  But one of the things that was obvious when we moved into our new neighborhood here in Beaverton, was that there were a ton of fabulous young families in the area with kids the age of our own children.  What a blessing!  Within a couple of weeks our 2nd grader had met and befriended a little girl the same age as her just a few doors down AND they just happened to be in the same class!  This little girl has so much spunk and confidence, especially in front of the camera!

Good kids often come from loving parents, and she is no exception to the rule.  It's so wonderful to see how cherished she is by her mom and dad!

And mom and dad seemed pretty smitten too!

While we were wandering around Jenkins Estate, we came across this awesome historical building.  It was SO pretty and my favorite images of the session were taken there!

It was a blessing to be able to take these portraits for such a wonderful family and I'm looking forward to getting to know them better over the years!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Images from Amy... Coming Soon to Beaverton

Well my last post on this blog was a tearful 'goodbye' to Sacramento, California.  And this post is a cheerful 'hello' to Beaverton, Oregon.  After a lot of thought and prayer, I have decided to re-open the doors of my photography business in our new home... AFTER the holidays.  This is going to give me some time to re-organize my business a little to kick things off right without stressing me out over the next couple of months.  I'm also going through a website overhaul and am having a designer re-build it for me which is proving to be a fun process!  In the meantime, I am keeping up my shooting skills up on a handful of families just because I enjoy it so much!  And what family is better to photograph than my sister-in-law's?

It was pretty easy to shoot kids that I know this well, but aren't yet jaded by my camera (like my own kids).  I knew any jokes about farting and boogers were sure to get a giggle out of them... and because I know their parents I felt pretty confident that I wouldn't offend them with said jokes.

I also know that their son is about as active as they come and would need to take a break to run it out!  But he totally surprised me with the length of time I got out of him... more than most four-year olds!

We shot in a local park that has a historical estate on it called "Jenkins Estate".  It's about five minutes from my house and has absolutely the most amazing nooks and crannies for shooting.  It definitely won't be the last time I shoot there.  It's such an amazing change to have all this lush greenery all around!  It's definitely not like shooting around the golden fields of the Sacramento Valley!  It made me thankful that I have a camera that handles high ISO's well!

I'm looking forward to some more photographic adventures around the Portland area!