Thursday, December 12, 2013

Baby Mihaela and Brother Samson | Portland Newborn Photographer

There is something so sweet and simple about newborn photography. I like to strip away all the excessiveness of props and simplify the stills as much as possible. There are so many great newborn photographers that I could just hope to be as talented as someday. However, growing into my own style has really shaped the way I look at newborn photos and am just loving taking on the sweet and simple approach. 

Baby Mihaela is 9 days old in these photos. Big Brother Samson will have a hard job on his hands, keeping her safe and protected! We snapped photos of Samson (which he LOVED) and some of the two of them as well! 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Adi | Birthday Portraits | Damascus, Oregon

I don't really even know where to start!! My little baby brother is 17 today! *GASP!* I feel like a parent who's kid is grown up and I can't handle it! But Adi has literally grown up right before our eyes. I call him Mister. He is the youngest one of the 6 of us. I think, secretly, we still feel like he is 11 and just the little guy who gets everything. Lol. But it's more than that. ALL of us siblings have this special bond with him, individually. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know with me, he always gets things done. I ask him to print things out for me, he does. Grab my christmas tree out of the shed - ok! Pick me up off the side of the road when the van broke down, no questions asked.  Ya, those things may seem superficial but he does them without hesitation. I pray that Adi continues growing in the Lord and he may be a light to those around him. Anyone who is lucky enough to be his friend knows how special he is!

Some of Adi's favorite things {according to me}:
- Searching for cars on Craigslist
- Working on bikes
- Playing the euphonium [I'm not sure if its a favorite thing, but I know he does it well]
- Being my model when I see good light outside and I'm at the house
- Being Charlie's youngest uncle :)

I am sure there are many more things! I took him out yesterday to snap some "Birthday Photos". As you can see, I can't keep him serious for too long!

Love you Adi!



Saturday, December 7, 2013

David and Alina | Formal Engagement

 I am so excited for my cousin David and my cousin-to-be Alina! We are so excited to welcome her into the family! We had the formal engagement dinner earlier this evening. We slipped out to catch the last of the sun and Alina's GORGEOUS dress! Gah!!! I can't wait until the wedding day in May!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Portraits | Portland Oregon Photographer

With all this cold weather that we are having, why not bundle up and take advantage of the SUN and become friends with the wind!! Miss Rachael is the epitome of comfy clothes and is always down to model for me! We picked out some favorite pieces from Target and used the sunset as our backdrop. I couldn't have been happier!

I love you Ray! Thank you for being my "little sister" and trekking the weather with me for that one shot!