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Category Archives: Newborn & Baby

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.


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.




It sure doesn’t feel like a year ago that I was photographing this little guy at just a few days old. It is amazing how the times files…..and they will only be this age once.

It has been an honor to work with Levi during his first year, and I look forward to more fun with the rest of his beautiful family soon!

Interested in a fun session for your little one or with the whole family? Contact us at

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What makes a toddler? Is it the walking? The talking? The tantrums?

I think it’s the beauty of the transition. Toddlers have it all.

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.


Baby Noah

Newborn sessions are typically done within 10 days of birth which is why Photography by Cambrae takes an in-home approach to Newborn photography. We know especially for new and first time parents getting out the door in that first week can be a big production, so we come to you.  This also allows us to use elements from your daily life in your images giving them something unique and something just yours.

Are you pregnant and thinking about a newborn session? Now is the time to meet and discuss things, we will help you come up with a plan around your due date and support you through the process. For more information visit on maternity page.


When is the last time you stopped and took the time to really see the beauty and wonder in your life?

We’re so busy thinking about what’s next that we often forget to see the joy that is right here in front of us.

By taking the time to photograph the little things, not only are you encouraged to step into your life and see the beauty as you live it, but you’re able to live it again whenever you want. And that is beautiful.

Serravision Photography specializes 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.


Baby-Rose---6-wks-5496 For those of you who follow Emily Hall Photography, you know the hubs and I recently added a family member into our little world. For the rest of you, meet Rose! She’s been rocking our world for a little over a month now. We’re loving it! I’m doing my best to be a good momtographer and remember to not only take plenty of newborn photos, but to also get in front of the camera too. Happy Monday! Go get in front of the camera with someone you love!

parents with newborn on bed, lacey monroe photography, lifestyle newborn photos

Even though it is only February, this latest bout of beautiful, warm, sunny weather we have been having is getting me anxious for Spring’s arrival! Flowers are starting to blossom, the cherry trees are budding, and it’s getting lighter earlier and earlier… Spring is right around the corner. That also means that this little tiny 5lb lady is soon to be 2 years old! I loved her lifestyle newborn session then and I still love it now. It’s amazing to look back and see how little she once was. Babies and kids change and grow so quickly, it is important to get professional photographs to document it every step of the way. Contact Lacey Monroe for Portland lifestyle newborn photography.