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I have photographed weddings where Molly has been a bridesmaid, a maid of honor, a close friend of the couple  – I’ve gotten to know her and her now-fiance, AJ, really well. Spoiler alert – they’re pretty awesome! The first time I met AJ, he gave me a hamburger during a portrait session, instantly making him one of my favorite people. And, it says quite a bit about Molly’s character that she is considered such a close friend to so many wonderful people. Honestly, my summers wouldn’t be quite the same without getting to celebrate at a wedding with Molly & AJ. This year is extra special, because this Fall, they’re getting married! I’m so excited! Here’s a photo from their engagement session last weekend. Can’t wait to share their wedding images!

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The Corvallis Ohana Barn is a beautiful Willamette Valley wedding venue with stunning indoor and outdoor photo opportunities for your wedding photos. The apple orchard made for a romantic backdrop for this couple’s bride and groom portraits as well as some much needed shade on the hot summer day!

To view more of Jaime’s portfolio check out wedding photography by Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC

 

 

0 Months - Nursery-2491 Hi, I’m Emily, one of the regular contributors to Photographers of Portland. I just wanted to share a little personal life update with you all. A couple of weeks ago, we added a new family member. Please say hi to Sonia and check out her super-cool Dr. Seuss nursery. I’m taking it easy for the next few weeks, but I’ll be back at work soon!

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This image of mom’s hand on her baby’s back has a calm feeling of connection. Because of the non-traditional angle, the focus of the image is really on their relationship more than it is on either mom or baby.

So you have a baby at home…awesome!

You may have just realized that you desperately want to share this new baby with the world but you can’t seem to get a good picture of them. What gives? You obviously SEE how beautiful your baby is. In fact, it’s almost impossible to get over the feeling of awe you feel. So why don’t any of your pictures seem to come close?

Don’t worry, it isn’t just you! Most people are no good at taking pictures of babies. And it isn’t necessarily because it’s super hard to do it – it’s that we are not used to doing it. With a few simple things in mind, you can dramatically improve the photos you take of your baby.

  1. Find good light
  2. Get the angle right
  3. Think about the story you’re telling
  4. Make sure there’s nothing crazy in the background

Sound too good to be true?

For some easy tips for taking pictures of your newborn as well as a list of commonly overlooked photo opps, click through to the original blog, “Newborn Photo Tips – Hooray, You’re A Parent!


Serravision Photography specializes in teaching families how to improve the pictures they take of their kids, and in capturing lifestyle photography of families : step into your life and experience the truth, the joy, and the beauty that is already present every day.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

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I was so proud of Courtney and Nick for doing this beautiful sexy beach session.  They are married, first time parents, and still a young couple in love.

Sessions like these are a great way for couples to connect, and have something that is just about them and just for them.  This adventurous couple, climbed giant piles of beach wood, braved the ocean water, and bared a little of their hearts to create this images.

Read more about their session and see just how sexy things got, or book your own session or wedding by visiting www.photographybycambrae.com/weddings

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse McMenamins Wedding-0474 I’ve photographed weddings at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse before, but this was the first time I’d gotten to photograph one at Imbrie Hall. It was super-cool!
My favorite moments from this wedding: portraits with Nick & Stephanie for sure – I loved how sweet & comfortable they were (are) together! The bouquet toss. Pictures below. It was epic! The “first” dances – I always enjoy the bride & groom’s first dance. This evening, the father-daughter and mother-son dances were pretty special as well. The crazy cool chandelier didn’t hurt either. And – final favorite – I loved that Stephanie & Nick asked me to photoshop a Gollum & The Ring scene into one of their portraits!
Congratulations, Nick & Stephanie – You guys are awesome!!

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Cannon Beach is one of the most photographed beaches on the Oregon Coast which is no surprise due to it’s natural Oregon Coast beauty. This small cottage town is recognized by its well-known landmark, the huge iconic monolith Haystack Rock. This igneous rock has an elevation of 235 feet and is protected as a marine sanctuary, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. With all of this natural beauty it is probably the best location for engagement photos in all of Oregon!

Get in touch with me and I’ll help you plan the perfect engagement session in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC – (503)957-6429

happy mom and two kids playing on a see-saw in the park Do you feel like it’s too late to start taking family pictures?

Many of us struggle with this idea of it being too late to start something. Too late to learn something new, or start a project, or write a journal, or make a new tradition.

For me, I think this ties into a sort of “perfectionism” – wanting to get it “right” from the start.

The thing with life is, though, that there’s never a clear start. When does your family story begin? When you’re a child and dream of having a family? When you are pregnant or exploring? When your first child comes home?

Your story starts now. It always has.

 

Click through to the original blog, “Do you feel like it’s too late to start?”

 


 

Serravision Photography specializes in teaching families how to improve the pictures they take of their kids, and in capturing lifestyle photography of families : step into your life and experience the truth, the joy, and the beauty that is already present every day.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

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“April showers bring May flowers”, they say. In Oregon sometimes it’s more like “May showers bring June flowers” like with Shaanti and Eire’s wedding at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe in Lake Oswego, Oregon last May. Despite the rain they had a beautiful wedding with lots of color, and the MOST tasty wedding food I’ve ever had! They served brunch for dinner by Pearl Catering, and it was delicious! They even had an crêpe making action station and homemade donuts. Yumm! When you photographing weddings as a career you eat a lot of wedding food. Let me tell you I’ve had some not so great and some really, really great wedding food, and this was one of my all time favorites! When we sit down to eat (if we even get a chance too!) good food can give us photographers the boost we need to get back to capturing our couple’s day. I think it’s safe to say we photographers adore our clients who serve quality and delightful food at their wedding!

Rain didn’t stop us from heading over to nearby Foothills Park for Shaanti and Eire’s first look and fun bridal party portraits. There is a really neat white awning over a platform that overlooks the Willamette River at the park. It was the perfect place to allow us to stay dry and still be able to photograph them and their bridal party outdoors. Perfect!

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Jaime Kae Hazen is a Portland Wedding Photographer based near Astoria, Oregon and loves to travel to serve clients nationwide.

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Who’s ready for spring!?!? All this snow and ice this winter is making me long for the warmer days of spring! This is a fun capture from an extended family portrait session in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. They thought it would be a wonderful time to capture their family when they all gathered from across the country on their annual Spring Break family reunion vacation to Rockaway Beach. The whole family pulled together shades of blue and neutrals to coordinate their wardrobe rather than matching each other. I love when my clients follow this advice! I also love being able to capture true personalities of my clients by allowing them to interact with one another in a natural way. The beach is the perfect place for a family to have a good time together and capture the fun being had by all. You can plan a blanket picnic, bonfire, toss a football or frisbee, or fly a kite during your portrait session. The possibilities are endless! Set the stage for fun beach activities and I’ll handle the rest!

Photography by Jaime Kae Hazen, Portland and Rockaway Beach Photographer, traveling nationwide.

Awesome joy-filled "maternity" photo of family, dad is holding their toddler son upside down and pregnant mom is laughing.

And how to make sure you love them.

 

1. Your body is amazing!

You may be one of the lucky ones who loves being pregnant! You might be sick every day. Being pregnant might be everything you dreamed of, or it may not be what you expected at all… No matter your path, trust me. This is guaranteed to be something worth looking back on.

2. You can never get to go back.

Whether you love being pregnant or not, it is a major (and temporary) change in your life!  Humans remember things they focus on, and forget (or don’t even notice) the rest. Photos give you a way to look at your life through new eyes. They give you a way to keep connecting with the moment.

3. Do it for your child. 

These memories belong to all the people who love you, not just to you. The more time passes the more you will want to share this journey. With your partner, and especially with your children. As time passes, you will meet new friends you meet down the road who didn’t know you while you were pregnant. You never know when you’ll want to (or be asked to) share these remarkable memories.

4. This is your life. 

This is about capturing who you are right now. It’s about you as a whole person. It is about more than just the shape of your belly. It’s about your life changing in an unimaginably big way. It’s about remembering a time, just like any other, that is impermanent. It’s about who you were before, and it’s about who you are becoming. It’s about your joy. So when you approach maternity pictures keep that in mind, and make the pictures about more than just how your body looks during pregnancy. Make it about your relationships and the activities you love. Make it about the funny foods you enjoy, or the odd exercises you’ve taken up. Make it about you.

5. Sharing your story is fun.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

You don’t have to take pictures of your pregnancy.
You get to take pictures of your pregnancy!

And I’m here to help you do it right.

 

Photography Tips and Tricks Header Image Click through to the original blog, Why You Should Take Maternity Pictures, to read more and get ideas for what moments to capture and tips for how to make sure they come out beautiful!

 


 

Serravision Photography specializes in teaching families how to improve the pictures they take of their kids, and in capturing lifestyle photography of families : step into your life and experience the truth, the joy, and the beauty that is already present every day.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

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Dreaming of having a destination wedding on the Oregon Coast? Here’s a great opportunity to meet local coastal vendors that can help you plan your dream Oregon Coast wedding. Come visit Jaime Kae Hazen Photography,  Oregon Coast Photographer, while you’re there and check out wedding albums and wall art on display, and take some fun pics in the photo booth! I’d love to meet you so don’t hesitate to come say “Hi!”.

The Shore Style Wedding Faire will be held at The Loft at the Red Building in Astoria, Oregon on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 10am to 3:30pm.

Bridal Show Schedule:

10am-3:30pm – All day vendor expo

11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 – 15 minute “How-to” talks and demos

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 – Passed appetizers by premium caterers

1:30 – Bridal & formalwear fashion show

Find your Oregon Coast Photographer, Venues, Hotels, Caterers, Local Food & Beverage Suppliers, Florists, Retailers, Rentals & Décor Services, Musicians & DJs and more!

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Did you get proposed to over the holiday weekend? It’s never too early to get started with your wedding planning. Once you’ve set a date and a venue most couples book their photographer next.

Portland wedding photographer, Jaime Kae Hazen, photographs weddings and offers a photo booth rental in the Portland metro area and travels nationwide. Get in touch to see if she’s available on your date!

 

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What better way to celebrate the season than with a photo booth at your next holiday party or New Year’s celebration! Whether you are planning for next year or it’s last minute get in touch to see if we are available for your event!

Portland photo booth rental, serving the Portland metro area, Oregon Coast, and beyond by Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC

 

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Having your portraits done in a natural setting is a double win because you get a beautiful landscape to compliment your beautiful family.  Courtney Delano Photography loves to combine the gorgeous Oregon outdoors with fun and loving families.  Some tips for having a successful family session with a little one: schedule the session for after nap time and don’t forget to bring snacks and water.  Babies pick up on your stress, so let go of the idea of being perfect and just play with and love on your baby.  A good lifestyle photographer will help keep you calm and allow you to be yourselves. Visit Courtney Delano Photography to see more of her work or to book your session!

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Twinkle lights are a fantastic addition to any wedding and us photographers love it when we get them in between our lens and our subject. This wedding in Vernonia, Oregon was on a beautiful private residence full of lush greenery and tall trees. The twinkle lights were like the icing on the cake to an already perfect setting and kept the party illuminated throughout the night for their reception.

Jaime Kae Hazen is a Vernonia Wedding Photographer covering all of Northwestern Oregon and travels nationwide. Get in touch to see if she’s available on your date!

Lan Su Garden Proposal

Matt kept texting me about how anxious he was, and asking if all the people were out yet. I drew him a diagram of exactly where he should stop so I could hide in the bushes and get a good view. I had a second shooter, Cambrae getting them from a different angle just in case. You never know what’s going to happen so its super crucial to have back up! Andrea tried to lead them around the bridge, but Matt convinced her to go to the spot we had planned out. He got down on that good ole knee of his and of course she said yes!

Afterwards we took a stroll around the secluded garden where Matt and Andrea basically just goofed around and enjoyed their newly engaged selves. Congratulations you two! Matt, ya done good! See the entire proposal shoot here.

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