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Gavin Turns One

How can you look into those gorgeous baby blues and not fall in love?!  We recently had the pleasure of spending the evening with this handsome little man. We ran, explored, jumped, played, and enjoyed the Portland sunshine. Gavin reminded us what it is like to have boundless energy, insatiable curiosity, and a happy-g0-lucky spirit that only a one year old can have. Thank you for a great evening Gavin! (and Gavin’s Mommy and Daddy too!)

This was Gavin’s “wrestler” face. =) I think he could take down just about anyone with his sweetness.

Seriously, how adorable is he?!

I cannot get over his eyes…

Gavin’s Mommy happens to be one of my cousins, and I just love this shot of the two of them. One of the things I love about our job is getting to watch parents interact with their kids. True love.

And, can I just mention how much I LOVE Portland?!


Love it!

A favorite from the shoot…

A child’s curiosity can create such a gorgeous shot…

Making wishes with Mommy and Daddy.

Gavin and Daddy

Thanks for a great shoot guys! We love you!

Melody Carpenter - April 30, 2010 - 10:57 pm

These are great you guys!!!

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Kruse Family & Baby Hailey – Family and infant photography vancouver wa

I know I say all the time how much I love my job, but when you get to spend the afternoon with one of your favorite families, and take pictures of their sweet girls…I mean, does it get any better?!

Just look how sweet big sister Callie is with her new little sister Hailey!

I absolutely love this picture of Callie…love, love, love her curls and dimples!

Gorgeous….yes Melanie, you are gorgeous inside and out! And just look where sweet little Callie gets her curls and dimples from!

I’m not sure if there is anything more precious than the love that is between a mother and her new baby. Little Hailey was only a few weeks old at our shoot!

This could possibly be my favorite shot of a newborn to date!

Seriously, how adorable is this little sweetheart?!


This is one special family, and we feel so blessed by their friendship.

I wish these pictures came with sound files…This little girl had all of us laughing so hard! She was dancing, singing, and letting her sunny and spunky personality shine.

Blessings to you Kruse family! We love and appreciate you, and are so grateful to have you in our lives!

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Lacey and Vince – Engagement Session – Portland OR Wedding Photographer

We had the privilege of taking engagement pictures for Lacey & Vince a couple of weeks ago. They are an awesome couple, and it has been fun to be a part of their wedding  journey.  We are excited to shoot their wedding in a couple of weeks. As with all of our families, it  has been such an honor to get to know Lacey, Vince,  and their daughter as they get ready for their wedding. We also took pictures for Lacey’s sister’s family last summer.  Click here to go check out their post.

We feel so lucky to live near Portland, and absolutely love to shoot there. We met Vince and Lacey at the Adrianna Ballroom where they will be having their wedding. The ballroom is only a couple of blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square and Pioneer Place, so we had a great time utilizing the nearby attractions and capturing Portland’s distinct flavor. Enjoy!

This first series includes some pictures we just love!


I wasn’t sure how these pictures would turn out. I stayed down on the street while Bekki took Lacey & Vince up into the walkway to help pose them.



These are some of the pictures we took in the square. It was a Sunday afternoon & there were quite a few people there. All three of them did an awesome job posing with so many people as their audience.



Of course we had to get one with the “Repent or Else” guy in the frame. I’m not going to say anything…well…let’s just say this guy might need a new approach, that is unless he wants to be nothing more than a funny backdrop for a picture!



What is it about water fountains?



And we had to save one of our favorites for the last picture!


Check back in a couple of days for a newborn session we did a little while ago. And keep checking back for more pictures from Lacey & Vince.


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