Happy 1st Birthday Benjamin | Lake Oswego Family Photographer

Happy 1st Birthday Benjamin  |  Lake Oswego Family Photographer

For Benjamin’s 1st birthday photoshoot, we took some lifestyle family photos around the neighborhood. Benjamin and his big brother Max had a blast playing together which made it easy to photograph candid moments!

Playful Family Photoshoot with the Kidney Family - Beaverton Family Photographer

Playful Family Photoshoot with the Kidney Family

It was a joy to meet and photograph the Kidney family! Their session was playful and active, perfect for an adventurous family session! Silas, age 3, loved looking at photos of himself on the back of my camera in between shots! We played a little peak-a-boo, ran around a lot, and he even invited me to play with him on playground after his session!

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to watch a slideshow!

Thank you for our time together Kristen, Jeff, and Silas!

Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography
Playful Family Photoshoot | Summer golden hour family portraits in Portland, Oregon | Adventurous family photo inspiration | 3 year old family photos | Family of 3 photo ideas | 3 year old boy photography | Lifestyle family photography, family photos | Portland, OR Photographer - Elizabeth Hite Photography

Happy National Sisters Day!

Happy National Sisters Day!

For national sister’s day, I’m sharing some special moments from one of my favorite sessions featuring sisters!

“A sister is someone who loves you from the heart. No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart. She is a joy that cannot be taken away. Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.”

“When traveling life’s journey it’s good to have a sister’s hand to hold on to.”

“There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you.”

“The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.”

Do you have a favorite sisters quote? Share in the comments!

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Golden Hour Family Portraits + Erica and Jason’s Engagement Photos

Golden Hour Family Portraits + Erica and Jason’s Engagement Photos

What a playful and adventurous family session! This was the second year my friend Erica drove her family up to Portland from Eugene to update their family portraits with me. I absolutely LOVE photographing them! We did playful shots, silly shots, traditional family portraits, and of course some romantic shots of the engaged couple-Erica and Jason!

Helen's Bend, Oregon Bachelorette Party

Helen's Bend, Oregon Bachelorette Party

As matron of honor, I planned a relaxing summer bachelorette party for my cousin Helen in beautiful Central Oregon. Of course I had to bring along my camera to document the fun!

Why I Love Taking Family Portraits In The Morning - Portland Family Photographer

Why I Love Taking Family Portraits In The Morning - Portland Family Photographer

You will hear many photographers talk about golden hour light because it is so warm and sunsets are beautiful! But when you know how to use it, the MORNING light is AMAZING! I'm always happy to climb out of bed extra early to greet the morning with a photo shoot!!

Happy 1st birthday Emilia | One Year Old Family Photography in Portland Oregon

Happy 1st birthday Emilia | One Year Old Family Photography in Portland Oregon

It was so fun to see this sweet family again and celebrate Emilia's 1st birthday! The first time I photographed baby Emilia she was bumping out in her beautiful mama's belly! It’s been fun to watch her grow! I absolutely loved capturing these moments at her one year milestone photoshoot! The 1-year balloon was a cute addition to the photo shoot too!

Baby Reese Newborn Lifestyle Session | Hillsboro, Oregon

Baby Reese Newborn Lifestyle Session | Hillsboro, Oregon

Welcome to the world, baby Reese! After photographing the McRobbie family of three in the Fall, it was so much fun to document their newest addition, baby Reese. This baby boy made my job so easy! What a cuddly little newborn!

Two year old birthday photoshoot + pregnancy announcement with Sebastian, Erik, and Christina

Two year old birthday photoshoot + pregnancy announcement with Sebastian, Erik, and Christina

These last few months have brought many special milestones to document! It's so fun to photograph families as they grow! This photo shoot documents little Sebastian's 2nd birthday! Sebastian did so great during his session! He fell down a few times but got right back up to play with mom and dad!

What To Expect at Your Newborn Session

What To Expect at Your Newborn Session

Mother and father cuddling with newborn baby boy

Newborn Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle newborn sessions are very relaxed.  They last 1-2 hours and are flexible with time to allow you to take breaks and feed your baby if needed. When I first arrive I will walk around your home to check out the window light and to make a plan for the session.   You are always welcome to email me photos of your home beforehand if you wish.

 It's natural to feel a bit awkward in front of the camera, but newborn sessions are very laid back.  I will be documenting natural interactions between you and your baby (snuggles, kisses, loving gazes).  Sometimes I will position you or move you into the best lighting. If your newborn has siblings, we will also want to include them in some photos.   If you have any “must have” inspirations or shot ideas, let me know ahead of time! I will also need to stand on your furniture and bed to photograph all different angles!

mother holding her newborn baby boy in her Portland home

The Studio: Your Home

After just having a baby, the last thing I want you to do is worry about cleaning your house for photos! Start observing the light in your home now and pay attention to what room has the best natural light coming through the windows in the morning.   Then only worry about keeping those spaces tidy! You do not need to have a spacious bright and airy home,  all we need is a bedroom or living room with a good window. We may do some photos of you and your family snuggling on a bed, so find a bedroom with pretty natural light. If you have one, please put a white comforter or blanket on the bed.

father holding newborn baby boy nose to nose

The Day Of

The day of your newborn session, keep your home a little extra toasty.  Feed your baby right before I arrive. These two things help keep babies sleepy and happy while being photographed.  During the session there is no rush, we can take as many breaks as you need to feed and attend to your baby.

Have a newborn on the way?

As always, I would love to work with you and your family! If you have a little one on the way, please reach out! Newborn sessions are usually scheduled out 1-4 months in advance.

Golden Hour Family Session in Beaverton, Oregon

Golden Hour Family Session in Beaverton, Oregon

My lifestyle family photography rule: ALL snuggles must be documented! And warning...there are a lot of snuggles in this session! For family photography, I love guiding everyone into poses that show connection, and then letting things unfold from there to create authentic moments. Here are some favorites from my fall session with Belen, Hubert, and Camilo! We met at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton, Oregon for a fall sunset session.

The Best Locations for Family Photos in Lake Oswego and West Linn

The Best Locations for Family Photos in Lake Oswego and West Linn

George Rogers Park is located in Lake Oswego not too far from the downtown. From the wooden bridge to the sandy beach along the Willamette River waterfront, this park is a gorgeous location for a family photo shoot. On a warm, summer day, you may not have the beach to yourselves, as it is a popular place for Lake Oswego residents to hang out and swim!