The Courter Family North Portland Family and Maternity Session

This family is a special one to me.  Ashley and Aaron are basically my life photographers (they photographed our wedding and family after the births of our girls) and I feel incredibly lucky to call them friends.  For as many good things as I can say about them as photographers, they are inspiring to me on an even deeper level simply as the people they are and the family legacy they create daily.  

I photographed their family portraits right before they welcomed their little beam-of-light daughter Maple into their family.  Their love as a family is tangible.  This inspires me to create and treasure the memories in my family as authentically and with as much joy as the Courters do.  Ashley and Aaron, let's do this again soon but with Maple in the mix!  Love love love you guys.   

Abigail and John's Portland Maternity Portraits on Film

We took Abigail and John's maternity portraits in the Hoyt Arboretum just before sunset.  Abigail and John love film photography and wanted to capture a romantic mood for this special time in their life (just before welcoming their baby girl Hazel!).  I love how there are celebratory pops of "it's a girl!" pink in nature - like the poufs of peach blossoms on the mimosa tree.  And let's be real, it doesn't get any more beautiful than these two!