Marylhurst Heights Park
Marylhurst Heights Park is a lovely 10 acre area located in West Linn. One side of the park has a large grassy field surrounded by tall trees. At sunset the light glows through the trees and creates that magical "golden hour" effect. This park is great for families who do not want to hike in too far from the car to get to their session location. It is also a great park for families with little ones with early bedtimes because the trees create soft, beautiful light a bit earlier in the evening. On a clear day Mt. Hood is visible in the background! Marylhurst Park also has picnic tables and a nature-inspired playground for those who want to picnic or play after their session!
George Rogers Park
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! Also, don't be surprised if you find yourselves sharing this location with another family session, as it's quite popular among photographers. My advice would be to plan your session here in the Spring or Fall to avoid the summer crowds.
Fields Bridge Park
Also located in West Linn is the Fields Bridge Park right off Willamette Falls Drive. This park has beautiful walking trails through the forest and along the Tualatin River with some amazing river views! It is especially gorgeous in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.
Elizabeth Hite is a natural light portrait photographer specializing in lifestyle family photography and newborn photography. Her sessions are laid back and focus on capturing natural moments, joy and connection. She serves families in Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Beaverton, and all other surrounding areas.