We're so excited to showcase Wild Valley Photography again, this time with some fabulous Motherhood Mini Sessions. Amy is an amazing motherhood photographer and is based in Newberg. Here's what she shared about these mini sessions:
I recently hosted Motherhood Mini Sessions at Bob & Crystal Rilee Park in Newberg. This is such a gorgeous location. It's a Century farm located on Parrett Mountain. There are mossy old barns, a lush flower garden, a meadow of wildflowers, and lots of hiking trails. If you haven't been there... GO! It's so lovely!
Motherhood sessions are so close to my heart, I love capturing the unique connection between mamas and their children. Most moms that I know are usually the official photographer for their family and are therefore rarely in front of the lens. The Motherhood Mini Sessions are a great opportunity for mamas to get in front of the camera and document those sweet moments of loving on their kids.
If you'd like to book your own Motherhood session send me a message. I'd love to work with you to document this special time in your life.
Ronda with LaRae's Images is sharing a super fun session today for our feature! She is a portrait photographer based in Carlton, Oregon, right in the heart of Yamhill County. Ronda shared with us about a recent session she did in Beaverton:
This session is so very dear to my heart. My grandson Owen was born with Down Syndrome. He's 2 years old. Ever since his birth I have been involved with supporting the DSDN group: Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. This session was done with Owen and a group of his Homies with extra Chromies. They are all wearing T-shirts from Kale Chips. The owner, Vanessa, herself has a little with Ds. She makes these T's and sells them. This is a true passion of mine to give back and give of my time and talents. Having moms and even dads get together with their children and know that they are supported, is very important. To watch all the kids play, laugh, and even cry because they were a bit overwhelmed just goes to show you that these kids are more alike than different from typical children.
I held this event at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, because I knew they would have a spot big enough for all of the kids to play and have fun. So I called ahead and got the O.K. to have it there. Our next meet up is Aug 10th!
Today we're featuring a family session from Samantha Shannon Photography! Samantha specializes in light and airy photography for weddings and families. If you're looking for sunny photographs that feel like summertime, she creates those! Today, she's sharing a recent family photo session.
Family sessions in the summertime are always my favorite! I believe that most families would find their yearly portraits less stressful if they scheduled them in the summer. Most people wait until the holidays, when they need their annual holiday family photo for cards, to schedule their session. But isn't that the busiest time of the year? In the summer, kids are out of school, illnesses are mostly at bay, and your schedule is more flexible. And as an added bonus, there's more sunshine! We can do outdoor sessions in nature without having to worry about rescheduling because of rain. See? So. Many. Positives!
Anyways, this sweet family was a wedding client for a wedding at Green Villa Barn in Independence, Oregon a few years ago. It's such a rewarding part of my job to not only experience a wedding day with couples who grow to become friends, but to then get to see them again as their families grow and they need family photos! Emily and Ryan met up with me for family photos at Champoeg State Park near Newberg. We had a beautiful evening and loved seeing them as a family of THREE! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!
Convinced a light and airy family photo session is for you? Get in touch with Samantha by visiting her website here!
We're excited to share this feature today from Katie Coleman Photography on a recent Portland personal branding photo session! Personal brand photography has become a must-have for so many of us, and Katie is based right here in Newberg to serve you!
"If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you."
How do you get someone to trust you if you’ve never met them? Think about your experience with certain brands that you purchase over and over, or when you scroll Instagram. Who have you subscribed to and look forward to their posts? On some level, you probably have a sense of trust that they will consistently deliver, whether it’s entertainment, a product, or a service. That’s ultimately the goal of personal brand photography, curating a story of images that allows your viewer to get a deeper understanding of who you are, what you stand for, and what you are promoting or selling, in hopes of organically building a sense of trust.
Who can benefit from personal brand photography? A lot of people! It’s for your small brick and mortar business owners, social influencers, authors, MLM sellers, artists, bloggers, etc, basically anyone that wants to build their online presence through photography.
There are lots of benefits to a personal branding photo session. In addition to building trust with your viewer, it also allows the busy entrepreneur to save time when it comes to social media as the thought has already gone into curating images for you. You also walk away with a commercial license for your images which allows you to edit and modify those photos as you see fit for your brand. This means you can add text to an image for your website banner, overlay a quote for your Instagram feed, or alter the coloring for an ad.
You may be thinking, well how many images of myself do I really need? People don’t want to see my face everywhere. Well first, personal brand photography doesn’t only focus on photos of you, but can incorporate physical products, props, and close up images specific to your brand. Think “stock photos” that only you have access to, setting your Instagram feed or website apart from the competition. And second, people actually do want to see you. They want to know who you are and who the face is behind the service or product.
Meet Jessica Johnson, a Portland lifestyle blogger, influencer, event planner, author and speaker. Jessica began her influencer and blogging journey under the title The Complicated Blonde, which she shares was, “to inspire others to take back their power in an otherwise seemingly powerless situation” after her divorce. Since then, her journey and her brand has evolved and she’s ready to take her blog and business to the next level.
For our session, Jessica wanted to communicate fun and flirty and so we met up in downtown Tigard for a few shots and then headed over to downtown Lake Oswego to finish up the shoot.
I’m so excited to see what Jessica has in store with her new website and content! With her fun and laidback personality, she’s totally relatable and one you’ll want to be following. Check out her Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook pages to follow along on Jessica’s journey!
Ready to chat more about creating your own personal brand photos? Hop over to Katie Coleman Photography and get in touch with her!
One of our Newberg members, family photographer Amy with Wild Valley Photography is on the blog today! She's an expert at capturing real, honest photos of families, and in particular, newborns, and mothers. We're so excited to showcase one of her recent Fresh 48 sessions today!
When we think about the big moments of our lifetimes, the moments that define who we are as a family, one of the first things that comes to mind is the birth of a new baby. As anyone who has cradled a brand-new little one in the moments following their birth can attest to this is a beautifully surreal time. It is drenched in overwhelming love and slightly clouded with exhaustion. Fresh 48 sessions help to preserve these important first moments and all the love of this special time.
The Carter family invited me to document the arrival of their second child, Ivan. I arrived at Providence Newberg Birth Center on a cloudy spring morning only moments after Ivan's paternal grandparents and his big sister Elizabeth. The room was over-flowing with love and adoration for this sweet new babe.
Elizabeth was so excited to meet her little brother. While she was holding him he began crying and she gently whispered "shhh, it's ok baby!". Oh, my heart Elizabeth. What a wonderful big sister!
I am always so honored to be a part of big moments such as this for families. These first precious moments can never be recreated and I want to create beautiful photos that you will treasure. I have done the work to ensure that I bring a calm relaxed vibe to every photo session. This helps to create a space that allows you to be present with the ones you love. I will direct you into the pretty light and take the time to guide you into authentic moments with your loved ones. When you look at your photos I want you to remember the love you felt that day. Let's document your defining moments!
Thanks for joining us to check out this Newberg Fresh 48 Session by Wild Valley Photography!
Today we're excited to share a newborn session from one of our members, newborn photographer Wishflower Photography! Read on to see some of the magic that she captured at little Henry's newborn session in Newberg!
Hi! I’m Rachael with Wishflower Photography.
I do photography of all kinds and truly enjoy it all, but what really feeds my soul is the magic of capturing a new life. It truly is a miracle and I just feel so honored when a family asks me to be there with them to capture a little slice of what this new adventure is like for them. I work out of my studio or come straight to your home. Either way the magic is tangible.
I love the way a precious new babe snuggles right into their mama and so often is immediately calmed. I love how tiny they look when being held in Dad’s big and strong hands. The tiny toes are so sweet and the grip of their hands holding your fingers is amazing.
This particular sweet family invited me into their beautiful and simple home. It was just perfect for focusing on the genuine love and joy that they share together. We found gorgeous pockets of light to use. I always enjoy the challenge of walking into someone’s home and scoping it out for the BEST light! It’s a personal treasure hunt!
Little Henry was a champ. He slept or smiled throughout the whole session, with the exception of one time-out to pee all over Dad. This is one of the essentials of a newborn session, just FYI. We always make time for that part. Haha!
Henry’s mom and I couldn’t get over how our styles totally matched up! I love sweet and simple, organic and earthy tones and colors. She did too and her home was filled with just that. So all the wraps, hats and accessories I brought with me were a breeze to match up to her palette.
I find so much joy and energy in capturing this special time for my clients. It really does go by so quickly. You will NEVER regret having this short and sweet time captured and preserved. I know my own photos of my babes are amongst my greatest treasures.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Rachael and her newborn photography! You can see more of her work or get in touch with her to book a session by visiting her website here.