The Barker Family | Lifestyle Family Portraits | Gabriel Park, Portland OR

I get so excited when I get to photograph this sweet family, not only have they been good friends of mine for years but I swear they CANNOT take a bad picture. It’s kind of ridiculous. Needless to say I get all giddy whenever they book a session.

On a sunny afternoon this past March we met up at one of their favorite parks for Zoey’s two year photos. I cannot believe this cute girl is two! I love watching her grow and capturing the love of this family. Gabriel park holds extremely special meaning to Jeff and Nikki, not only is it a place they bring Zoey to play on a regular basis but a beautiful bench in memory of one of their good friends is located here and they explained that they always go to visit “Uncle Phil’s bench.”

I had a seriously difficult time narrowing down which photos to include in this post. I love them all.

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WHEW!

They say time flies when you’re having fun and it sure has been zipping by!

It’s already January 16th?? OKAY how did that happen?

Well, I guess I kind of know how that happened…

I shot the most amazing wedding ever on NYE.

I spent a long weekend in Eugene meeting with clients and catching up with friends.

I’ve had a couple of absolutely adorable babies in front of my lens over the last few weeks.

I’ve been finishing up some gorgeous family sessions from the month of December.

And I’ve been cuddling my man and my puppy.

Along with moonlighting at a friend’s bar a few nights a week…bartending is hard to get away from!

Blogging is on my mind…and I keep meaning to get caught up. So for now a few of the gorgeous faces that have found their way in front of my lens over the last few months.

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Emilia (29)

Cassie + Chris (19)

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Welcome Baby C

I had the pleasure of meeting Harmony and Scott today when they had me over to photograph the newest addition to their family. What a sweet little guy he is! At 16 days new Cameron was the perfect sleepy poser and gave me shot after shot of pure baby perfection. Mom and dad were great sports about me rearranging their furniture to get the best light and over all it was just a fabulous afternoon. Have I mentioned how much I love my job lately?

‘Cause I really love my job.

I haven’t even finished going through all of the photos but I had to share at least one (okay two!) because really what better way to end the weekend than a photo of a sweet little snooze.
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It’s my favorite time of year!

That’s right guys it is officially, as of today September 22nd, my favorite season!fallNot only do I love Fall for it’s amazingly beautiful colors, for the absolutely perfect ‘golden’ hour and for sunsets that light the sky on fire… (although I really really love Fall for all of these reasons!)

I love Fall because it means football. LOTS of football.

I love Fall because it means gorgeous boots and scarves and cozy sweaters.

…because it means I can indulge my pumpkin addiction as often as I like in almost any form I want (pumpkin oreos?? I’m not totally sold but I mean it seems like I should probably give them a chance….)

…..because it means Halloween and Thanksgiving. Dressing up crazy and eating tons of delicious food, need I say more?

And one of the things I truly love most is all of the amazing client sessions I shoot throughout the fall<3 Each and every one always turns into such a fun day and looking back over the years they always seem to turn into my favorite sessions.

What are some of your favorite things about Fall? I would love to hear about them here in the comments section!

OK. Now back to editing!!!

Aurora | Newborn Lifestyle Session | Portland OR

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{zoey hanging out eating cupcakes}

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