Flashback Friday – Maternity and Newborn

A gorgeous Flashback Friday for you all!  This family is an absolute delight to photograph.  Not only are the beautiful…they are so much fun!  We did their first daughter’s maternity and newborn session and I was delighted when they returned for their second daughter’s session.  And could big sister BE any cuter?   I love the simplicity of the clothes they chose for their session.  One of the most common questions I get is, “What should we wear?”  The answer is almost always the same…”SIMPLE is better!”  Simple clothes are great because they are just following a trend that is hot now and 8 years from now my clients will regret.  These are portraits that will stand the test of time.  When these darling girls grow up, they won’t look back and say, what were mom and dad thinking!?  That is one of the goals of my photography…to create maternity and newborn portraits that will last for generations!Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn

Maternity and Newborn Portraits

Beautiful baby sister arrived!  And I just love this portrait of her with her adoring big sister.  So precious!  She’s already smitten…that is clear!  I am thrilled when families come all together for the newborn portrait session.  Capturing these moments when they are so little is priceless!  I know…mine are growing so fast!

Maternity and Newborn

When pulling the wagon becomes exhausting…you can always just take a rest.
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Oh…one of my favorite images ever!  I love this portrait of the whole family…BEAUTIFUL!Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn

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Salt Academy – Acting Headshots

Acting Headshots

I recently had the absolute JOY and PLEASURE of doing acting headshots for Salt Academy’s Salt PAC!  This theatre group is packed with talented young artists!  Singer, dancers and actors.  First, I am going to share their headshots, which are wonderful.  This kids know how to work a camera.  And if you need new headshots, be sure to contact me, I cover the entire Portland metro area.  And after their headshot photos, I’m going to share with you the REAL fun of this photo shoot.

Portland Headshots

And now for the outtakes!  These kids are such fun.  And they so clearly enjoy each other.  Salt Academy is a wonderful, uplifting place that is creating life long friendships.

Portland Headshots

Mimi and Harvest work SO hard to produce two full stage plays and two ginormous recitals every year.  (Not too mention special performances throughout the year.)  They’re amazing!

Portland Headshots

Portland Headshots

And this just might be my favorite!  This was a last might…”Quick, grab the fan!”  So.  Much.  Fun.

Portland Headshots

Portland Headshots

Gorgeous and goofy!  That’s Salt Pac!

Portland Headshots

Portland Headshots

The above portrait is great…but this bottom one tells the true story.

Portland Headshots

Portland Headshots

And another…beautiful above.  Truth below!  HA…they crack me up.

Portland Headshots

 

Goofball.

Portland Headshots

Portland Headshots

Portland Headshots

Thank you Harvest and Mimi for trusting Barefoot Photography with this special task.  You two are fabulous!

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Colette with Pearl and Vedder – Mommy and Me Session

Get ready for an overshare.  I can’t help myself!!  Check out this adorable Mommy and Me Session.  Colette came in without daddy for this one…not that we don’t adore daddy!  (Don’t worry Gerrit, you are adored!)  But sometimes, it’s precious to capture a mommy with her little ones.  Just to cherish that sweet connection, that bond.  And while we were at it, of course we threw in a few sibling shots and two year birthday shots.  (Remember that whole, “I can’t help myself” dealio?)  How could I resist?  Pearl and Vedder are so adorable!!

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Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

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Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Oh my squishy butt!  Just look at this chunk!  I think Colette is leaning here a bit, which is understandable, he’s such a big boy!  He was also getting a little sleepy here, which made the snuggles all the sweeter.

Mommy and Me Session

My favorite of baby Vedder.  I just love the look in his eyes.  Safe and sound in his mommy’s arms.  Perfection!

Mommy and Me Session

I love all of these photos…but these have to be my favorite!  I asked Pearl how old she was and this was her response.  I love the little thoughtful tongue as she tries to figure out how to get her fingers to do her bidding.  So cute!

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

HA!  I love this…

Mommy and Me Session

This makes for a perfect storyboard!

Children's portraits

Mommy and Me Session

Yes she is two years old and just as cute as can be.  Beautiful Pearl!  With her super cute Mickey and Minnie shoes!  I’m not a big shoe fan (obviously) but if you have to wear shoes, I guess they should have Mickey and Minnie on them.

Mommy and Me Session

 Wrangling a two year old and trying to keep her curls straight while you put a cute clip in with a crying baby on your lap…all while looking gorgeous yourself.  Ahhh…motherhood!  It is beautiful in all it’s moments…from the snuggles to the struggles.  Fight the good fight mommas!  You are amazing!

Mommy and Me Session

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Ryler – 10 days – Family Portrait

One of the most important photos I capture while photographing a newborn is the family portrait.  Mom and dad with their brand new little bundle of joy.  Ryler and his parents, Tyler and Rachel, made my job very easy!  This is just one of many family portraits that we captured during Ryler’s session.  I know a lot of parents think maybe they’ll pass on the family portrait, the session is all about the baby.  But I always encourage my clients to get in front of the camera for a few photographs.  It’s not a moment that you can capture even just a few months down the road.  They are this little for only so long.  A common question I get is what to wear for that all important family photo.  Simple is best!  Stick with solid, neutral colors to capture a portrait that will last a lifetime.

Family Portrait

Wide eyed and ready for the world!

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Newborn Props

Another question I often get during a newborn portrait session is, where do you get all of your props.  For those of you who have been to my studio, you know, I have a lot of props for babies.  Most of my props have come from years of searching.  Lots of time spent wandering the aisles of antique shops asking one question…”would a newborn fit in that?”  I also have a lot of clothing for babies…about half of these have come from my own hands (they like to stay busy).  I also purchase from vendors on sites like Etsy.  This provides my clients with a plethora of options to fit their style and wishes.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

I also like to give my clients a lot of options with their images.  For example…we did a wide shot capturing the fur around and the entire antique box Mr. Ryler was sweetly resting in, but then we also moved in close to capture the sweet details, like his sweet little lips and fingers.  There will often be similar images like this during a session, close and far away, straight on and from above.  More often than not, my clients end up with both!

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

And Ryler says “We’re done!”

Family Portrait

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Jeanette – Six Months – Portland Photographer

Meet little Miss Jeanette, or Netty – the cutest little nickname ever.  Netty came to see me with her family…mom, dad and her two big brothers, who happen to have 4 paws.  I love when families bring their dogs into the studio for a family portrait session!  She was all smiles, and like my middle daughter, the happier she was, the wider her mouth was.  HA!  Such joy.  Netty was an absolute pleasure to photograph.  Are you looking for a Portland photographer for your baby or family sessions?  I would be happy to meet with you for a pre-consultation, so give me a call or send me an email.  But enough about that…let’s enjoy some really big smiles!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Family Portraits

If you have a pet that you would like to join in for family portraits, please do not hesitate to ask.  I can’t promise to make them smile, but I’ll do my best!  The hardest part is getting them to sit still…but once we get that, getting them to look is no trouble.  And look at little Netty here with her boys!  So precious…an wonderful memory!

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Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Here little Netty is wearing an antique family dress…and sitting in my antique pram.  And again…look at that happy smile!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Here we are again…the ever important mommy and me and daddy and me portraits.  I just love these family photos!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

If you have a little sitter who hasn’t had any portraits in a while, contact me!  I offer mini sessions for the “sitter” stage….but don’t wait, that little sitter is about to crawl away.  The Barefoot Photography studio is located at 2942 NE MLK in NE Portland.  Hope to see you soon!

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