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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

Oregon coast beach destination wedding bridal show

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!

Portland wedding photographer

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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Fog can be a beautiful thing. Typically when you think of Cannon Beach you imagine the picturesque and massive Haystack Rock in the background. The weather had different plans for this couple on their wedding day! The fog gave their portraits a clean softness that couldn’t be captured without it.

Images by Jaime Kae Hazen Photography & Design LLC – Cannon Beach Wedding Photographer

lifestyle photographer Serravision Photography celebrates world kindness day by allowing her toddler to play with his food Unexpected Kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
Make someone’s day today. November 13 is World Kindness Day.


Join in this fun game started by Red Tricycle:
Take a photo of your kids doing something silly with peas
Post and tag with #ParentsForPeas  #SeeYourJoy #WorldKindnessDay on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook.

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

James and Kristine celebrate their late summer wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.

James and Kristine created such fun art deco details for their wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.  All the details from the table settings, to music, to cake really allowed their guests to get into the 20’s feel. The roadhouse also lent itself perfectly with McMenamins trade mark pastel decor and funky paintings. A good time was had by all at this intimate affair.

Have you just “Said Yes!” and want to start planning your wedding photography? Come into the studio and meet with us we would love to discuss your vision. www.photographybycambrae.com

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The Oregon Coast weather can be so unpredictable. Choosing a photographer to photograph your Oregon Coast wedding who knows how to handle a multitude of lighting situations is critical to the outcome of your wedding photos. On the Oregon Coast there are often zero trees to hide under in the shade where the light can be softer and easier to photograph portraits. This wedding wedding took place in Newport at South Beach State Park on a bright and beautiful sunny day. Knowing how to position the bride and groom in flattering light was key to getting these beautiful photographs of them in bright midday sun.

Jaime is an Oregon Coast Photographer who loves to photograph beach weddings along the coast and travels nationwide as well.

Bridal Veil Lakes Canoe Wedding Teresa and Micah are seriously one of the most down to earth, fun loving couples I’ve ever gotten to photograph! They both grew up in Hawaii, in fact Micah is a few years younger and had a huge crush on Teresa when they were in high school. Well, 16 years and 4 kids later, they finally tied the knot! And I’m so glad they decided to stay here in the Northwest to get married. They brought the Aloha to us.  Check out their stunning wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes!

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astoria-oregon-engagement-session A park makes for a versatile setting for engagement photos. We photographed this beautiful couple at the park just before heading to the beach at sunset.

Jaime Kae Hazen, Oregon Coast Photographer, photographs client on the Oregon Coast and all over NW Oregon and SW Washington and beyond. Get in touch today to book your Oregon Coast engagement session or wedding.

Pregnant mom, husband, and son race each other down the sidewalk

Maternity photos are all about celebrating how amazing your body is! They should express your spirit. They shouldn’t be awkward, posed, or done in a studio. The whole point of lifestyle photography is to see people in context. Families play together, people love each other, and life never stands still. That’s why I love this pregnant mom running a race with her toddler and husband! It’s the life they live every day, and it’s 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