summer & fall family portrait sessions at the old barn

one of my favorite places to do photo shoots in the summer and fall is the rustic old barn , located about 20 minutes from my beaverton studio .  it’s perfect at sunset or early mornings for family portraits . the location has other amenities such as grasses,  trees and a bridge , pathway and more , so i love the variety.  i usually meet families at the barn . i let families bring a change of outfits and some accessories , and i bring a few simple props with me . we typically do at least 3 sets while on location including the whole family,  individuals of the kids and some of the parents by themselves .

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beautiful maternity photos on a cold winter day in the park

in january , it’s hard to do a photo shoot outdoors when it’s so nice and toasty warm inside.  but on those days when i am brave enough and have customers who want outdoor winter sessions,  i love to use the tualatin valley nature park in beaverton . i like the grasses and the variety of trees here , plus there are cedar fence posts and train tracks to add interest and i love to use those .  this maternity photo session was gorgeous . her pink gown was perfect for some wind blown shots and looked soft against the harshness of the landscape .

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belly session at the field

outdoor belly portraits are some of my favorite sessions especially on location in this beautiful field of wheat . summer time is the best !  i love how the grasses soften the edges of the portrait and how the light filtered through the trees at  7-8 in the morning. i am not typically a morning person so it takes either a lot of coffee or a great photo shoot location and perfect lighting to get me motivated that early . it was sooo worth it !

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