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When Renee reached out to me about a special blended family session in the snow, I knew exactly where to go. We headed to the banks of the Deschutes River in Sunriver for their winter family photoshoot and it was a winter wonderland. Renees vision was to mix things up a bit and change seasons […]

Sunriver Family Photoshoot in the Snow

family of 5 cuddled together standing in the snow next to deschutes river during sunriver photoshoot

Snow is by far my most favorite setting to shoot in. Especially in the high desert, where there’s always a good chance of getting some warm afternoon light… it’s a chef’s-kiss, can’t-miss type of situation for me!! There’s something about snow that brings out the magic of an average everyday situation and manages to deliver […]

Prepping for a Family Photoshoot in the Winter | Getting the Best Out of Your Snowy Session

blonde mother and two children sitting in a red sled in the snow during winter family photoshoot

This Central Oregon State Park has done it again my friends! With the help of this beautiful family, it has created the most fabulous setting for this Smith Rock Maternity Photoshoot! This gallery has been signed, sealed and delivered with the up most love and care which could only mean one thing! I just couldn’t […]

Smith Rock Maternity Photoshoot

pregnant woman in coral dress during maternity photoshoot at smith rock

Gathering all of the family members from far and wide into one place to get reacquainted, celebrate with each other, have a cookout, and spend quality time together is a rare thing! And if you’ve managed to make it happen, it’s worth documenting the occasion. It might be a long time before this happens again, […]

Why You Should Book an Extended Family Photoshoot

extended family standing next to the Deschutes river

There are so many important decisions you’ll make when it comes to your family photos. What time of year is best? What time of day? You’ll have to coordinate your wardrobes, prep your kids (or dogs😉), etc… DON’T WORRY! First off, I have tons of resources in addition to this one that can help you […]

Family Photoshoot Locations Near Bend, OR

father and mother looking up at small child on fathers shoulders

Your family is growing so fast!! Do you even remember the last time you had your photos taken?! If you’re in the market for some family portraits, you actually have options! You can go for a quick mini session or a full family session. Each has pros and cons depending on how busy your life […]

Full Family Session or Mini Photoshoot? What to Choose for Your Family Photos

mom and dad swinging little boy between them

You’ve got that perfect little family of yours and gorgeous location taken care of! But, now you just need the right Family Photographer in Bend, Oregon to document it all. Well, congratulations friend, you’ve done it! You’ve found your photographer. I’m confident I will deliver family sessions bursting with beautifully and chaotic moments that tell […]

Looking for a Family Photographer in Bend, Oregon?

mom and dad bear hugging their two boys during family photos

First and foremost, don’t forget to pack your patience and grace for your little fam! Being in front of the camera can sometimes feel a little overwhelming and might even be new for all, if not some of you! I don’t know how many sessions begin with parents apologizing for their kids before we even […]

Bend Family Photographer on Prepping Kids for Photos

family of three holding hands and walking during photo session

Life is happening and it’s happening fast! Believe me, as much as i’ve tried, there is just nothing we can do to slow it down. No matter what we do, we can’t press pause or go back and relive these fleeting moments. So… I’m here for you! A Bend Oregon family photographer… or Honorary Auntie […]

Bend Oregon Family Photographer or Honorary Auntie?

mom and dad in Bend looking at their baby between them

So you’re headed to central Oregon for an amazing vacation! You got your time off work, the kids are excited and asking you “are we there yet?” for the millionth time. Maybe you’re the type of person who really likes to plan ahead, and you have your whole itinerary planned out for your Sunriver vacation. […]

Sunriver Vacation Ideas: A Family Photoshoot!

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