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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:

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.


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Why not think outside of the box when planning your portrait or engagement session? Create images that showcase life and have a feeling of realness to them by opting for a lifestyle photo session. They can take place in your home, in your art studio (like pictured above), at a vacation home while you enjoy the forest, snow, or coast line….the possibilities are unlimited. See more of this curated lifestyle session by heading over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog.

tillamook engagement session-film wedding photographer-1 The start of a new year is not only a great time to make new plans and goals, but it’s also the best time to look back on the good things and successes you experienced the previous year! Head on over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog to see a curated list of 15 images from 2015. It was a great year full of growth both artistically and in my businesses as a whole. I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings and all the wonderful things I’ll get the opportunity to photograph.

Fine Art Anniversary Session - Portland Portrait Photographer-11 Why only have your photo taken when you get married and when you have children? I think scheduling an Anniversary Session is a great way to spend your special day loving on each other and commemorating your milestones along the way! Grace & Ginmann travelled all the way from Chicago for their Anniversary Session and we had an amazing time exploring on of my favorite Portland locations.


They say classic never goes out of style and I think Ellie & Nate’s wedding at Willamette Valley Vineyards last fall proves that point! The weather was perfect, the style was timeless and romantic, they have amazing families and support systems who were there for them every step of the way, AND they had the sweetest and most emotional toasts I had ever heard at a wedding. Plus, it was raining on Nate’s face the whole day-I just love their first look photos! Who doesn’t love a groom who isn’t afraid to show his emotions and just how in love he is with his bride?

Head on over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog to read Ellie’s take on their Classic Oregon Vineyard Wedding and see the rest of the stunning images!


I think when most people hear the word “Boudoir” they automatically think big hair, Victoria’s secret bombshell type shoot. Honestly, I like to refer to my “boudoir” sessions as intimate portraiture sessions because I think what we will capture is different than what most people associate with traditional boudoir. All women are incredible and I love photographing them in a soft and natural way that showcases their loveliness and just how amazing they are.  To see more from this feminine boudoir session and get an idea of the types of images that are possible head on over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog today!

This family session was the perfect inspiration for a spring family photo shoot. The color palette was perfect, their outfits coordinated flawlessly, and the whimsical indoor tent was so much fun! Be sure to check out the rest of this spring family session over at Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog to get more ideas and inspiration for your own spring or summer photo shoot!

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Clouds, Wind, and the threat of torrential downpour couldn’t keep this couple from making the most of their engagement session. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your recent engagement than spending the day with this stunning backdrop, wearing a stunning Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt, and having a fun picnic with champagne and cake. To see more of this romantic Smith Rock Engagement session head over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog!

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You have a lot to think about when you plan a wedding and choosing the location for your engagement session probably isn’t near the top of your ‘most pressing items to complete’ list. Your photographer should help and guide you on choosing the best location for your engagement session, but one of the most important things I tell my couples is:

Less is often more when deciding on a location.
Regardless of the type of setting you seek out, an ideal location is free from too many visual distractions. It’s clean, quiet, and relatively secluded. A quiet setting will help you feel comfortable in displaying your affections and keep you in the moment.

If you’d like to get a couple more tips on how to choose the perfect engagement session location, head over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog!

portland wedding photographer - beach elopement Sometimes Portland can start to feel dreary and make you yearn for warm, sunny, beach days. Throw in a fun impromptu elopement and you have a dream vacation! This shoot was inspired by the idea of escaping the rainy and cold winter, running off to a sunny beach, and eloping with the person you love more than anything. Check out the rest of this beach elopement inspiration on Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog!

3 Claire Pettibone has been one of my favorite wedding dress designers for a long time and it was a dream come true to finally get to photograph her amazing gowns! They have such soft detailing, intricate lace designs, and the perfect touch of femininity that’s sure to make any bride feel her absolute best on her wedding day. To view more of this Romantic Bridal Session head over to Brittany Lauren Photography’s blog!


I recently started a new series over at Brittany Lauren Photography called the Wedding Artist Series. Each blog post I interview someone in the wedding industry whom I admire and gain a little insight into their job as a wedding vendor and tips to help couples plan and prepare for their own wedding day. My first post ever featured Your Perfect Bridesmaid and in the interview they shared insight into the wedding planning process, investment advice, and pointers for couples who are recently engaged. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the questions she answered:

Why should couples hire a coordinator?
Weddings are very expensive and require couples to make tons of decisions. On top of that, most couples have not planned a wedding before so the process can seem confusing and overwhelming. A coordinator gives them an experienced partner by their side helping them navigate the process and take the guess work out of planning. We are also able to help them avoid costly mistakes. I also firmly believe that having a professional team there on the day of the wedding to ensure the couples vision comes to life and ensure problems are solved is priceless. The couple and their families have waited so long for that day, they deserve to enjoy it to the fullest.

If you’re in the beginning phases of planning your wedding it’s a post you don’t want to miss the rest of the interview!