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portland family documentary photography, picking apples, hood river apple orchard Autumn is upon us and with that comes cooler weather, changing leaves, apples, pumpkins, and making the most of the outdoors before the deluge of rain hits us this winter. What are your family’s favorite Fall activities? Have them artistically documented by storytelling Portland photographer Lacey Monroe. You can see a full blog post from this apple picking adventure on Lacey’s blog.


Southeast Portland offers up some of the best locations for an urban senior shoot in Oregon. I love shooting down on the Eastbank Esplanade or near some of the old colorful warehouse buildings close by and if we want to have a change of scenery we can head over to Mt. Tabor or Laurelhurst Park.

If you are interested in a fun senior shoot please contact Jen Gardner. See more from this shoot on Jen Gardner Photography’s blog.

Hop Farms Wedding

Yes! Future weddings please take note: This was a beautiful wedding, but more importantly everyone had a AMAZING time – including the bride and groom! From the moment I met these two, Amanda and John have been nothing but unapologetically themselves. They didn’t have to worry about what anyone else thought of them because they surround themselves with people who know them and love them. I was so delighted to get to photograph this special and gorgeous wedding!

EtsyHats - Erin - 2015-8 When life gives you lemons,” we all know what to do, right? Some days are downright difficult. And, it’s easy to just let the lemons bury us. Especially with littles in the house. Mamas, follow that link up there for some encouragement. #mamasoflittlesunite #keepmovingforward

Emily Hall Photography - Albany Senior Pictures-5618 When parents show up to senior picture day with Emily Hall Photography, they’ll probably end up in a photo or two. 90% of the time, I get yelled at for it, but almost 100% of the time, my clients select that image as a favorite. Parents of seniors: when was the last time you had your portrait taken with your senior? How much are you guys going to miss each other next year? It may not seem like it right now, but you’re going to miss the heck out of each other once they move out. Check out this senior portrait session at Rogue Hop Farm. Do you think this mother-daughter portrait made the favorites list?

Senior Portraits in Portland Oregon

A photograph tells the story of a brief moment in time. Graduating from high school and entering into adulthood is a very special time to capture the essence of youth merging into maturity with a senior portrait session. Jaime’s senior portrait portfolio can be found on her website and Facebook pages:

Portland senior portraits

Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design on Facebook


Such a beautiful wedding day for these two in Camas, Washington over the summer. It was one of the hottest days of the year and luckily their ceremony in Camas and reception to follow in Portland was indoors with AC.  The Red Lion – Janzten Beach has some beautiful spots outside for portraits.

Contact Jen Gardner for more information on wedding photography.


Sauvie Island is the perfect location for a Portland, Oregon family photo shoot. One thing i always love about Sauvie Island is that it’s an adventure for your family along with the photo shoot. You can plan to go berry picking at Columbia Farms , pick up your pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch or check out the beautiful Bybee-Howell House

Contact Jen Gardner if you are interested in family photos on Sauvie Island.

Fine Art Anniversary Session - Portland Portrait Photographer-11 Why only have your photo taken when you get married and when you have children? I think scheduling an Anniversary Session is a great way to spend your special day loving on each other and commemorating your milestones along the way! Grace & Ginmann travelled all the way from Chicago for their Anniversary Session and we had an amazing time exploring on of my favorite Portland locations.