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Sunriver, Oregon… there has been no other place that instantly grants my mind and body relaxation. Call me biased, but there is a certain magic to this beautiful place that has yet to be matched. It could be the nostalgia from all of the early family vacations, but there is just something special about this […]

Find the Best Sunriver Family Photographers for this year’s very special session

extended family vacation in Sunriver poses for Sunriver family photographer

When Shelby reached out to me about booking a large family photoshoot at Smith Rock, I had not idea how special these days would be. She and I chatted for weeks about wardrobe, times and locations for her session. After a little back and forth we finally settled on a session at Smith Rock State […]

Smith Rock Family Photoshoot

red head extended family cuddling during smith rock family photoshoot

I’m sure the task of finding your ideal family photographer in Central Oregon can feel a little overwhelming. But, please don’t let those feelings of angst stop you from investing in your family photos and memories! It doesn’t have to be the staggering task that you think it is. Below I have shared a few […]

Finding your Family Photographer in Bend, OR

blonde mother and father kneeling in snow holding hands of 1 year old little girl in pink dress during joyful family photoshoot in bend or

Just because you may be on baby #3 does not make it any less special. You should absolutely be scheduling a maternity session for you and that sweet growing belly! There is also no reason why the whole family shouldn’t be involved as well. Let’s talk about scheduling a combined maternity + family photoshoot! More […]

A combined Maternity + Family Photoshoot at Smith Rock | Bend Family Photographer

blonde mother in red velvet dress holding little blond girl while she laughs during maternity family photoshoot

So you’ve been thinking about hiring a photographer to take photos of you and your family! You most likely have a lot of questions about the process, and that’s great! Some of these questions might be around location, photography style, posing, best time of day for a photos, etc. I’m sure you are also wondering […]

What is the cost of a family photography session?

little blonde girl in yellow jumper being tickled by parents during family photoshoot at golden hour

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