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Lori Best Photography offers wedding, portrait, and boudoir photography in Oregon and Washington.

Lori Best is a professional photographer specializing in high school seniors and families.  She adores doting on her clients and connecting with even the smallest family members, making all of them feel special.  

toddler boy walks with his pregnant mom through a field in downtown Portland, caption reads, "Suddenly you know it

Spring has sprung! The magic of beginnings – it’s everywhere. What do you see?

 


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:
My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

Toddler is playing peek-a-boo behind a newspaper which, poignantly, is all about the upcoming election

This session happened the day before election day. The whole world was on edge. And, in this house, we were taking a break from the world and playing a rousing game of peek-a-boo by the fire! I love that the mood of the day is written all over the paper he picked up to hide behind. And I also love how much unbridled joy exists on his moms’ faces, because HE is what its all about. <3


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:
My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

It

I can’t even with this photo. From the smooshy newborn face to mom’s loving attention to the hand in the heart tattoo… even the lighting feels beautiful to me, despite the fact that it’s fluorescent overhead light. You’ve gotta work with what you’ve got and, in this case, I think we did A-OK.

 


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:
My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

collage of rustic wedding detail photos for a wedding album

I know what you’re thinking… What is this, a wedding photo? But we never see weddings in your feed Serra!

True. Because I rarely accept them. When I do, it’s because we have history. I’ve known this bride since she was 5 years old. I watched her grow through elementary school, through middle and high school, and I’ve kept up with her story as she became the lovely woman she is today.

I watched her relax and brighten in the early stages of this relationship, and it was so obvious how happy it/he has made her. And when I was asked if I would be there to capture her big day of course I said yes – with joy.

So many congratulations my dear Kari. So excited to see where YOUR joy takes you next. <3


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:
My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

mom and toddler blowing bubbles together, laughing Close-up photo of a toddler with berry juice all over his face

There’s a special place in my heart, and in the hearts of most northwesterners, for the summer here in our part of the world.

Oregon summers, although they can mean hot sunny weather, ice cream, and swimming like in many other places, are a special time when families can experience a lot of joy outside together. Summer is berry season. It’s river season. It’s bubble season.

What represents summer in Oregon for your family?


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:
My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

Skamania Lodge Wedding

Um, yes please to more weddings at Skamania Lodge! Melisa and Sal got married on a clear and windy day in front of the  amazing view of the Gorge in Stevenson Washington. I know brides aren’t always thrilled about high winds on their wedding day, but we photographers love it. (Ok, well I shouldn’t speak for all photographers, but I love it). Really, what good is a veil if it just lays there lifeless? I want that thing dancing around in the breeze – Melisa’s veil did not disappoint!

See more photos from this beautiful Gorge wedding at Erica Ann Photography!

I had the honor of photographing Thom and Becca’s wedding. The ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Cape Horn Estates

located in Stevenson, WA. We traveled to the beautiful Beacon Rock which was the a perfect destination for bride and groom

wedding photos. This spring time shoot was perfectly overcast. Heather Fitch Photography is almost fully booked for 2018 but we are

booking for 2019.  You can contact us through Facebook: HF Photography or www.heatherfitchphotography.com

A photo collage featuring a young boy and a yellow tulip - the text reads "Flowers are born in the dirt. They rise up and bloom where they

I have been having a blast creating photo mosaics and posting them over time on instagram. You may also know this phenomenon as the “Grid Collage”.

Have you seen this technique and wondered how to make it happen? It takes a little planning, but anyone can learn to do it. How fun would it be to create a grid collage out of one of your own family’s pictures? This article is what got me started: https://thepreviewapp.com/perfectly-split-instagram-grid-4-easy-steps-twigyposts/

As she says at the end of the blog, “This method may sound a little crazy or time consuming…and it can certainly feel that way in the beginning.  But, I promise you.  Once you get the hang of it…you will love it!”. She was not joking…

Discovering this way of posting was what got me hooked on instagram. It’s so much fun! If this kind of photo geek-ery tickles you as much as it does me, maybe you’ll join me! See what other antics I’ve been up to. :)


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:

My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

If you place a high value on your family, and on creating a sense of unity and belonging for yourself and your children, you will love this unique way of looking at lifestyle photography.

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

Tulip Festival Bridal Shoot I just went to the Woodburn Tulip for the first time and it was gorgeous! I got to do a bridal photoshoot for Billy and Karen for their pre-wedding photos. They’re having a big reception in Hong Kong this fall so we took photos to display on an easel and in albums at their wedding reception. It was so much fun just wandering around the acres of tulips. I wish tulips were around longer than just a month or so each year, they’re so beautiful! Congratulations Karen and Billy, I’m so excited to get your double volume albums printed! See the rest here at Erica Ann Photography!

Bride and groom embraced in a dip while kissing at a summer sunset wedding. The beautiful blue and purple sunset behind them at The Troutdale House by the Sandy River.

Summer Sunset Wedding Photography

I love summer sunsets in Portland! A better yet are sunset weddings!

I was on the Crystal Dolphin for a wedding last night and there was a beautiful sunset and it has me so excited for the summer.

I also couldn’t help but think of this amazing sunset at Lindsay and Steven’s wedding.  Their wedding took place at The Troutdale House by the Sandy River.  We were actually all done with taking portraits for the day and were well into the reception when I ran out to my car. When I turned around I saw this amazing sunset. I ran inside and told the couple to just give me 10 minutes and they wouldn’t regret it.

And they didn’t!

This image became a large canvas for the wall in their home and the sister image to this is the front of their wedding album.

While this summer is almost booked we do have a couple dates left, contact Photography by Cambrae about booking your own sunset wedding portrait session via our website www.photographybycambrae.com or call us at (503) 706-0130.

Mom flying toddler/baby through the air while his Mama watches, laughing

Every time you point your camera, you’re about to tell a story. What story do you want to tell? This image is all about the fast life of a toddler. Boundless energy shows on his face, while his moms, positioned behind him, are clearly happy…and just a touch exhausted. 😂

 


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:

My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

If you place a high value on your family, and on creating a sense of unity and belonging for yourself and your children, you will love this unique way of looking at lifestyle photography.

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

Portland Photobooth rental company The Cat

We’ve officially launched!!! – Portland Photobooth Rental

We are thrilled to share with you the new Portland photobooth rental brand, The Cat’s Meow Photobooth! Previously we’ve been operating under Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC since 2015. We grew up and needed an identity of our own and we think it’s the cat’s pajamas! You’ll find us traveling to Seattle, Portland and beyond from our home base in Astoria, Oregon with our mobile photobooth entertainment.

We specialize in bringing the party to:

  • Private events
  • Parties
  • Weddings
  • Fundraisers
  • Reunions
  • Proms and school dances

For more wedding and event photobooth information from Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC and to find out if your event date is available visit our website: http://catsmeow.photo or call (503)957-6429

former professional ballerina walks through the surf at Manzanita Beach

This is a throwback to last summer. I really wanted to share this image, because it feels like she is leading us into the summer <3 I love how her bright orange dress contrasts the blue sky.

The subject of this image is a woman who was a professional ballerina when she was younger. I had so much fun spending time watching her grace of movement in this magnificent location that just happens to be special to her heart.


Serravision Photography works with families to create custom storybooks featuring their life and their words.

From Serra:

My formal training is as a documentary filmmaker. I am a storyteller who uses photography as my tool. I love making client’s stories come to life, and I make it happen with minimal effort on your part. It’s a bit like magic!

If you place a high value on your family, and on creating a sense of unity and belonging for yourself and your children, you will love this unique way of looking at lifestyle photography.

Free consultations always.

#seeyourjoy
#getinthepicture

California Beach Wedding Yes! Aaron and Ann’s wedding was so much fun and so completely gorgeous. I’ve known Aaron since college and I cannot think of a better match than beautiful Ann! These two are both in the navy  – I loved all of the traditions and navy wedding decor. Check out more photos of this gorgeous wedding at Erica Ann Photography!

Portland photo booth rental company includes guestbooks, sequin backdrops, and photo books as add-ons to your booking.

Have you wondered why photo booths have become all of the rage at weddings lately? Here are a few of the many reason’s why it’s a good move to add one to your party entertainment for your wedding day…

  1. RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF FUN – Your guests will surely be entertained at your wedding with a photo booth! At every event we do and the thousands of photographs taken you always see smiles, creativity and often some shenanigans ensue in every capture. It doesn’t take long for the line to form and everyone is wanting to get into the next photo. Not every one will cut a rug on the dance floor, but most everyone will pose for a silly photo booth pic with their BFF or their favorite Aunt at the wedding.
  2. GOOD CLEAN FUN FOR ALL AGES – From infants to grandparents, at all of our events, everyone has a great time! We also love being able to send home all of the kids that use our booth their very own print for their wall at home and one for their parents for the fridge.
  3. A GREAT TIME FILLER – Need to keep people occupied while you and the bridal party are taking photos with the professional photographer? Having a photo booth ready to keep everyone busy means they won’t be standing around wondering how much longer until the party gets started…it’s already begun and you haven’t even been announced by the DJ yet!
  4. KEEPSAKES FOR YOUR GUESTS…

Read the full article for more reasons why need to book your Portland wedding photo booth rental on Jaime’s blog.

To book your wedding photo booth with Jaime reach out through her contact form or call (503)957-6429.

  • March 30, 2018 - 11:31 AM

    Serra Hadsell - I love this post! And I love photo booths! <3ReplyCancel

Emily Hall Photography - Wedding!-1029 copy

Normally, I can caption a photo. Over here at Emily Hall Photography, I pride myself in being the funniest person in the (admittedly lightly staffed) office. It’s not always the perfect caption, but usually, I can come up with something at least mildly witty. Today, not so much. So, I…crowd-sourced it, and here’s what I got:
-Oh… the LEFT hand! 
-Pure joy, the very best way to start a marriage! Pure joy the best way to maintain a healthy marriage.
-Love and laughter as they start their happily ever after…
-Knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with you makes me so happy!
-Just one of the many smiles we get to share over the course of our marriage, priceless!
Let’s laugh our way through life together

How would YOU caption this photo? Keep in mind that these two people are AWESOME. Bring your best stuff!