I have always loved working with families and children, so in my teens and young adulthood I was usually nannying, working in daycares, or practicing photography on the families in my life.
I'm married to the coolest guy in the world, and we have 2 kiddos, both of whom you might see throughout my page. We met and lived in California, adventured to Texas, and then moved to Oregon. Once here, I got a job at Milagros Boutique in Portland, which has been a catalyst in my journey through parenthood, becoming a doula with Itsabelly, as well as the biggest launching pad I could have asked for in my photography. For that I am eternally grateful. I try to utilize my doula training and experience in my sessions; you should feel comfortable with whoever is handling your newborn!
When I'm not working I can be found spending time with my family, playing video games, doing anything involving water (I've believed I'm a mermaid since I was a kid), and knitting, among other forms of crafting.
What should I wear?
How can I prepare for my baby's newborn session?
The Pacific Northwest is so soggy, what if it rains for my On Location session?
Do I have to order prints through you?
Do you have mini sessions?
Do you offer anything that isn't listed, like headshots or weddings?
In order to protect my clients, my family, and my community, I will wear a mask during your indoor session.
I will also wear a mask to your outdoor session, and only take the opportunity to lower or remove my mask if I am at least 10 feet away from another person.
For newborn sessions: I would prefer that parents wear a mask while we are indoors, unless being photographed.
We will have to reschedule your session if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, including Fever, Onset of cough, Worsening of chronic cough, Sudden loss of taste/smell, Shortness of breath, New or unexplained GI symptoms, have been around anyone with symptoms of COVID or been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days.
This can depend on what type of session we'll be doing, but it's generally best to stick to solid colors to give your photos a nice, clean look. Keeping everyone in similar tones, like muted, earthy, or jewel helps with the overall color harmony of your photos.
Patterns are not completely out of the question, and a good rule of thumb for coordinating your family with them is to choose one person to wear a pattern and have everyone else draw colors from it for their own outfits.
I am always happy to help if you need a second set of eyes on your outfits before the session!
It is helpful to have a pacifier on hand. Even if baby doesn't seem to take one, it can be helpful during a session.
Try to avoid tight fitting clothing before the session, and loosen baby's diaper at least 20 minutes beforehand.
If you have an item that you're thinking of bringing to the session feel free to send me a photo! I will try my best to include it in a way that you can cherish forever.
Honestly, you've got a lot going on in the postpartum days. The things mentioned above can make the session and editing easier, but what I would really like is for you to prepare to come in and relax while I photograph your baby.
I don't mind working in or around the rain, and overcast makes for some pretty beautiful lighting! However, I understand the desire to stay warm and dry. I am happy to change locations or reschedule due to the weather, at your request, with at least a 24 hour notice. Additional information on rescheduling and cancellations is outlined in my contracts.
When you receive your digital images from me, you are also granted the print rights, which means you are welcome to print your own photos from the un-watermarked digitals that you will be downloading.
If you would like to order professional quality prints and canvases, I have a local printer that I can place your order through.
I offer mini sessions once or twice a year, typically around the holidays.
Yes! I frequently do headshots for local business owners and entrepreneurs, and I occasionally shoot weddings. I also work closely with organizations like Ready Set GROW, Jewell Chiropractic, Itsabelly Doulas, and SoulJour, photographing their classes, events, and more! Feel free to contact me to set something up, or to see more of those portfolios.