Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Eugene, Oregon baby and child photographer: Annalise and Thea

It was great to get together with Josh, Annabelle, and their two adorable daughters, Annalise and Thea, last month for a photo shoot of the girls. I have been photographing pretty regularly for this family since Annalise was a newborn, and it has been a delight to be a part of their lives. They are such nice people, and their girls are just the cutest!

eugene oregon baby and child photographer

We wanted to take advantage of the glorious summer weather to do an outdoor baby and child photography session, and had planned to do it at Dorris Ranch in Springfield, but unfortunately they chose that day to close down the entire park for maintenance. In all my years photographing there that has never happened to me, so that was a bit of a surprise! Luckily for us, the Eugene/Springfield area has no shortage of beautiful locations, and as a Eugene, Oregon photographer I’ve made it my business to get familiar with them. We found a quick (and gorgeous) replacement location in Owen Rose Garden right beside the Willamette River. Even though it wasn’t our first choice, it couldn’t have worked out better. The flowers were in bloom (apparently loving these warm temperatures as much as I am) and the pictures turned out great—lots of background color and plenty of room for the girls to run and play. We’re so lucky to live in such an amazing area!

eugene oregon baby and child photographer

Annalise and Thea had so much fun together in the gardens! Outdoor sessions like this one can be fantastic, especially for children, because the outdoors is just such a familiar and comfortable setting. Although I try to make my photography studio in Eugene, Oregon as cozy as I can, I think it’s easier for kiddos to relax and feel like they can play and be themselves when they’re outside, so I often find that I’m able to capture much more natural poses and expressions in an outdoor photography session. The outdoors really is one of the elements of childhood!

eugene oregon baby and child photographer

These two girls, with their round faces, dimples, and sweet smiles, are so beautiful, and it was great to see them interacting together as sisters. I grew up with three sisters myself, and am now mom to two amazing girls, so I really loved capturing the sibling connection with these two. Annalise was great about taking care of her little sis, and it was great to see them pick flowers, play games, and get along so well with one another.  

eugene oregon baby and child photographer

The sundresses the girls wore were perfect—simple and timeless. Classic and even vintage looks are always a good bet for baby and child photography and never go out of style, so I thought mom and dad made a great choice with the outfits. It was such a pleasure to do this outdoor photography session with a family that I’ve gotten to know so well over the last few years. I’m so grateful to them for being flexible with our last-minute location change, and couldn’t be happier with the way our photos turned out!

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