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two-year-old boy playing in the kiddie pool and laughing

“Don’t tickle my tummy!” he shouts.

Then, “Tickle my tummy again!!” Oh, to be a toddler…

This child is two and a half now, and we have known each other since he was only a few weeks old. The power of focusing on relationships first is that there’s no pretense. No prodding, or directing. No need for negotiations or bribes like there always were when I worked in the studio world…This little boy is at an age that many people are terrified of.

Because at two and a half everything has to be on his terms. And yet, he is engaged fully with me. He truly wants me to play with him! That authenticity is what makes the child’s true spirit shine through. It’s through that connection that we are able to see his true joy.

And, now that he has a new baby brother who is taking a lot of attention, these joyful memories are going to be all that much more important for him and his 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!

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

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A small intimate wedding with just close friends and family aboard the Portland Spirit.  We all enjoyed being carried along the Willamette River and seeing the sites while watching these two say “I do”. We were all excited to help them celebrate the beginning of this new chapter in their lives. 

After the wedding we all had a little fun at the front of the boat with the captain. He let Bree-Lyn and Forest take over stirring the boat. Bree-Lyn couldn’t help but giggle as we talked Forest into a photo in the captains hat.

Read more about this couple, or let Photography by Cambrae help you capture your Portland wedding, visit us at www.photographybycambrae.com/weddings

Photography by Cambrae Photography by Cambrae

untitled-5533 copy Without a game-plan for documenting the wedding day details, it’s oftentimes easy to get so caught up in the happenings of wedding day that they can easily get lost in the shuffle. As a photographer who prides herself in capturing the raw emotions and being a storyteller of the wedding day, I could easily tell myself that there are more important things than documenting tables, guestbooks, jewelry, etc. But if I did that, I’d be missing an important part of the story. Most of the couples I work with put a lot of time, emotion, and energy into their wedding day details. Many items are handmade and are the result of countless hours of brainstorming and decision-making as the vision for their wedding day develops. Most of these items are sold or discarded after wedding day, and what remains are the memories. I love it when my mom fondly recalls the details of her wedding and the efforts of my grandmother and my nana went to to make the day extra special for my mom. I am forever grateful to my wedding photographer for taking the time to document the many handmade details that I spent way too long making, and I look forward to sharing those memories with my own daughters one day – WITH pictures!

Bride and groom at their destination wedding on the Oregon Coast beach

With their seven children combined, the officiant and myself as a witness Regan and Kelly were married on the Oregon Coast not too far from Astoria, Oregon. The weather this year has been much cooler and wetter than usual and made it a challenge to get many photos of them on the beach before their ceremony. By ceremony time the sun was out and we were able to get some gorgeous photos of them on the beach together after they said their “I do’s”.

Planning an Oregon Coast destination wedding? Jaime Kae Hazen Photography is an experienced local Oregon Coast wedding photographer! View more of Jaime’s work on her website, Facebook, and Instagram

Portland Photo Booth Rental

A photo can capture a moment in time that passes all too quickly and can never be replicated. As a photographer I love being able to capture the beautiful portrait of a bride and groom, or a high school senior that’s off to college in the fall, but with a photo booth we can capture a whole different kind of photo to cherish. A photo booth photo can bring back memories of fun, camaraderie, and silliness at any hosted party event. Guests love to bust out their paparazzi style and jump into our photo booth at all kinds of events taking home the best kind of party favor!

Our Portland photo booth rental is great for:

  • Weddings
  • Bridal Showers
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • and much more!

Contact us for a custom quote for your event!

Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC

(503)957-6429

 

Seaside Oregon Photographer

Sometimes you just gotta cut loose and have some fun at a wedding! I photographed these guys at what was supposed to be a beach wedding in Seaside, but ended up getting rained out. Fortunately, we were able to photograph all of their photos indoors at the Best Western Ocean View in Seaside where they held their reception. I love being able to capture fun and happy moments in between the formal portraits. It’s a good thing they could get their wiggles out before the ceremony!

Jaime Kae Hazen is a Seaside Oregon Photographer located on the North Oregon Coast, traveling nationwide for her clients.

Lesbian couple hanging out and laughing outside their home with their newborn baby and two black and white cats.

#1: Do you like them as a person?

In order to walk away with pictures that will trigger good memories, you need to have a good time taking them! You need to be comfortable with your photographer, and enjoy being around them.

#2: Does their work make your heart happy?

Make sure to look at your photographer’s portfolio. Do you like their work? All of it? If some of it sits the wrong way with you, that is a huge red flag that you might be hiring the wrong photographer. You should love everything they put out! That is the only way to feel confident that you will love the work they do for you, too.

#3: How much is this worth to you?

Just like with most things, the more you pay for family pictures the more you will get out of them. Are you wondering why some photographers charge a lot more than others? It’s usually for two reasons. First, they have enough experience to know that they can deliver on their promise. Second, they are running a legitimate business and doing things by the book, so they have calculated what they need to charge to pay their business expenses.

For more tips, including the number 1 question to ask yourself before selecting a photographer, and the number 1 mistake people tell me about, click through to the original blog, “What To Look For In A Family Photographer: The Important Stuff


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 Wedding

I first met Daine oh so many years ago not long after graduating high school. He worked with a dear friend of mine and was often one of the singles at group parties…..until one day he walked in the door with Linda. Not only was she beautiful, but smart, and you could see by the way Daine looked at her, this girl was something special.

Over the years our little group has drifted a bit as people got married, changed jobs and had kids. So when an email popped into my inbox from the two of them asking about wedding photography I could not have been more exited! Not only for the two of them, but also for how honored I felt that they thought of me to be a part of this special day in their lives.  And a truly special day it was.

We all met ahead of the ceremony at Laurelhurst Park for the first look and some bridal party portraits. When I saw Daine’s reaction to seeing her for the first time, it melted my heart.

See more images from their wedding day, or book your own wedding by visiting www.photographybycambrae.com/weddings

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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

Wedding Coordination and Design by Deanna Forbes Morris of Wedding D’Lights

 

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!

Black and white photo of a newborn sleeping on his tummy with a blanket and mom

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!!

Cannon-Beach-Engagement-Session-at-Sunset

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.