Thursday, January 13, 2022

Eugene Oregon cake smash photographer: Olive is ONE!

Happy first birthday, Olive! It was so fun to have this little sweetheart and her family back in my Eugene, Oregon photo studio again. I have been photographing this group ever since big sister Violet was a newborn. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know them and helping them capture the big milestones in their family’s life!

Baby girl standing in Eugene Oregon photography studio with cake

This time we were celebrating their youngest daughter’s first birthday with a cake smash photography session. It was extra fun to have Jacoby and Violet with us too! For some reason, although I do a lot of cake smash sessions, it’s almost always just baby and parents who come to the studio. Maybe because they want the focus to be on the birthday boy or girl—but I think it’s a great idea to get family photos at the same time. After all, if you’ve got one kiddo being photographed already, what better time to get some adorable sibling photos, right? We even took a little time out to get individual portraits of all three kiddos plus some family shots.

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Olive was the cutest thing. I loved her little tutu and big grin, and she loved being the star of the show! She was super smiley and loved both posing and eating. As you can see, she pretty much decimated her cake—which is exactly what we wanted!

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Baby girl wearing tutu and smiling at cake smash photo session in Eugene OR

The most exciting part of this cake smash photography session though, was that Olive took her first steps during the shoot and I was able to capture it! Talk about milestone photography! Maybe it was the excitement of being in the studio, or maybe it was just all that sugar, but whatever it was we were all so excited to see her taking those first steps—with frosting all over her toes! Now that’s a moment we’ll never forget!

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Bryson!

Happy New Year, everyone! I don’t know about you, but it felt to me like 2021 went by in the blink of an eye. I had so much keeping me busy as a mom and as a photographer—all great things, and I’m looking forward to new experiences and memories in 2022!

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer, baby boy holding rainbow heart

The new year is a time for new beginnings, so what better way to start it off than with a post about a newborn photography session? As a photographer who specializes in newborns, I’m lucky enough to be reminded of the blessings of new life almost every day. It’s just one of the many reasons I love capturing the first days with these sweet little ones!

Infant boy asleep in Eugene Oregon newborn photo studio

Nakayla and Joseph brought new baby brother Bryson to my Eugene, Oregon photography studio along with older siblings Braxton and Brooklyn. This was the first time I’d met this family, and I loved them immediately! They were so sweet and loving with each other, and big brother and sister did an absolutely stellar job participating in their little brother’s newborn photos!

Newborn photos with parents and siblings in Eugene Oregon photography studio

I also loved the colors this mom and dad chose! I think green is so pretty for both boys and girls, and using it gave us the perfect excuse to incorporate some plants into our session. I’ve also found that earthier shades of green, like olive and sage, are almost as flexible as neutrals, so they go beautifully with a wider variety of other colors. We used green mostly with quiet colors like gray, white, and light brown for these baby pictures, and it was a great choice!

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So glad I had the chance to meet this beautiful group and help them welcome the newest member of the family! I would love to do the same for you, so please get in touch and let’s capture all the beautiful memories of this new year together!

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Hazel!

It’s almost Christmas! And I can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday weekend than with these warm and cozy baby pictures from Hazel’s newborn photography session!

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Hazel came to my Eugene, Oregon photography studio with mom (Faith), dad (Garrison), and big brother Theo. Such a sweet family!

I loved the deep, non-traditional colors Faith chose for her daughter’s newborn photos. I hardly ever get to use brown at all, and especially not for baby girls. But it can be such a beautiful color! We offset it with some cream flowers and wraps and it turned out looking so rich and beautiful. And the rust color gave me all the cozy pumpkin spice vibes! Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the traditional pink for girls and blue for boys, you really do have so many color options available. So get creative and don’t be afraid to try something different! I’m always happy to point you to props and outfits in the studio that would go well with your chosen color theme—no matter what it is!

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Newborn baby girl photo session in Eugene, Oregon studio with rust and brown color scheme

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We also did a few setups with lighter colors, so we really got the best of both worlds! Mint and pale pink is a gorgeous combination for little girls, and the wooden swing prop is one of my faves.

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One of the things I love about being a Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer is getting the family involved in baby pictures. Obviously this is totally up to you, but all of my full newborn photo sessions include parent and sibling pictures as an option for you, and it’s one I definitely encourage! It was so nice to get these sweet pictures of Hazel with her parents and big brother.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the newborn pics of little Hazel and that they’ve put you in that feel-good holiday mood! Have a wonderful holiday season, and I hope I’ll be seeing lots of you in the studio in the new year!



Monday, December 13, 2021

Eugene, Oregon maternity photographer: Studio and Milk Bath with Tiphanie

Tiphanie made the trip up to my Eugene, Oregon photography studio from Grants Pass (which is also my home town!) for these maternity pictures. (I also did her newborn photos a little later, so keep an eye out for those in the next few weeks). It was great to spend some time with her as she was getting ready to welcome her new little one!

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Tiphanie had a ton of great ideas for her maternity photography session and knew exactly what she wanted. Almost all of the clothing we used in the session was her own, including a beautiful gold sari. While I love stylizing client sessions for them, it’s also fun when clients have so much vision for their own photos and I just put my own spin on it. It makes for some pictures that are totally unique to that person, and fully incorporates their sense of style. (That being said, don’t worry if you’re more the type of person who prefers to just leave it to the expert. As a professional photographer, I’m happy to give as much or as little input as you like. And I do provide a full client wardrobe, so you’ll have lots of clothing choices whether you bring your own or not.)

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Pregnant woman posing for maternity pictures with peacock feathers in Eugene, Oregon photo studio

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A popular option for my maternity photo shoots is to split the session and do the first part in the studio, then finish up with a milk bath. Not only does a milk bath maternity session give you beautiful pregnancy pictures, it also makes you feel like you’ve had the full spa treatment—something all mamas-to-be deserve! That’s what we did for Tiphanie’s photos, and the yellows, pinks, and corals of the flowers looked so pretty!

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I had a wonderful time being Tiphanie’s maternity photographer and am so glad I could help bring her vision to life! I’d love to do the same for you, so if you’re expecting, please get in touch with me and let’s chat about how we can best capture this special time in your life!

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Freda!

Happy December, everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and that you got to spend it with the people you love. The holidays can be such a busy time, but they’re also a good reminder of what’s really important in life—like family relationships! I loved capturing this family’s love with a newborn photography session for their new baby girl!

Baby girl asleep on moon and stars prop

Heather and Dan brought their little cutie Freda in for newborn pictures at my Eugene, Oregon photography studio. I love her name! It’s old-fashioned (which is coming more into style the last couple of years, especially for girls) and quirky at the same time.

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Heather and Dan picked out a great mix of colors for Freda’s newborn photoshoot. Lots of neutrals, which were perfect for the family and newborn shots. And then all the colors of the rainbow! It’s kind of fun to go with a couple different themes like that (especially if you’re doing a full newborn photography session and have a bit more wiggle room with the number of outfits and setups you can do). That way you can get some neutrals that are classic and will work well with pretty much any décor (which makes them super useful for gifts and display), plus some fun and colorful pictures that can add a pop of color to a baby album or a cute focal point for the nursery.

Baby asleep in bucket with rainbow wrap and headband, newborn photo studio Eugene OR

I loved getting photos of this sweet, sleepy little girl. (She even blew some bubbles for us!) I know this little girl is going to be just full of personality—exactly like her parents! Can’t wait to watch her grow.

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If you’re interested in a newborn photography session for your own little one, please get in touch! There’s nothing I like better than helping families record these special memories.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Jayden!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend and is gearing up for a great Thanksgiving! However you celebrate, I hope you get to spend time with the people who matter most to you and that you have lots to be thankful for this year. I know I do—and my wonderful clients are definitely on my gratitude list! It’s such a privilege to watch these families grow and to capture images of the love they share. And speaking of sharing—here are some adorable baby boy pics to make your kickoff to the holiday season even brighter!

Eugene Oregon newborn photographer, Baby boy on brown beanbag with blue blanket

I actually did this newborn photography session back in August, but I think the colors are perfect for fall too! Suzan, Deep, and big brother Daniel were all able to make it to my studio when they brought in cutie Jayden for his newborn photos. It’s so fun when the whole family can be a part of the photo shoot! Suzan really wanted to mix both dark and bright colors, so we chose a couple different shades of brown and blue for a nice contrast. I love how it all came together!

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Jayden did a great job for me and was such a handsome little man! I especially loved his dark curls and those precious lips. We did mostly baby-only portraits, but we didn’t want to waste the opportunity provided by both parents and older brother being there too, so we also made sure to get some baby pictures of Jayden with each of his family members. He is so loved, and our newborn and family photos were the sweetest.

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Such a pleasure to spend time with this beautiful family in my Eugene, Oregon newborn photography studio. I hope you’ve enjoyed this sampling of photos from Jayden’s session!

Sleeping infant boy in brown pajamas against blue backdrop, Eugene Oregon newborn photo studio

I’m so glad you stopped by the blog! If you’re in the market for a Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer, I hope you’ll get in touch with me. I’m an award-winning photographer specializing in maternity, family, and newborn portraits, and capturing your family’s story is what I’m passionate about! You can learn more about me here, check out the amenities of the studio, or just scroll through more cute baby pictures. If I seem like a good fit for you, let’s chat!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Nation!

Affinity and Shawn brought the whole gang in this time for some newborn and family photos with the latest addition—sweet baby boy Nation.

Eugene Oregon newborn photographer, baby boy in yellow onesie and hat

I did mom’s maternity session towards the beginning of summer and it was such a great session! (Be sure to take a peek if you missed it!) They were expecting Nation at the time—their fifth and final child—and wanted to do something extra special to record it. I loved helping them celebrate their last pregnancy with beautiful pictures, and it was even more fun to have them back in my Eugene, Oregon photo studio with all their sweet kiddos too!

They picked out some of the cutest outfits for the new little man! I especially loved that they went with yellow as their main color—it’s totally underrated for newborn photography and it adds such a fun, bright splash!

Newborn photo studio in Eugene, baby boy in flat cap

Although you absolutely don’t have to (I have a ton of props at the studio) you’re always welcome to bring personal items that would make the session especially meaningful for you. We included a Bible for Nation, and mom and dad also brought a red and white lava-lava to wrap him in. They told me all of their kiddos have a picture like that. Small touches like these are beautiful, and they ensure that your professional baby pictures will be chock full of memory, heritage, and family tradition!

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We focused most of our session on Nation, but all of my full newborn photography sessions include parent and sibling photos, if desired, so we decided to take advantage of that. I love the newborn and family portraits we captured! What a good-looking group, right?

Such a pleasure to see Affinity and Shawn back in the studio along with all of their beautiful kiddos! Welcoming a new little one is always so exciting, and it’s even better when you can make it a family affair.

I’m so glad you stopped by the blog! I’m an award-winning Eugene, Oregon photographer with a passion for creating beautiful pictures that capture memories. I specialize in newborns, family, maternity, babies and children—basically I want to capture every stage of your family’s life! If this sounds like the right fit for you, please get in touch!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Eugene, Oregon newborn photographer: Welcome Finlee!

Elizabeth and Elijah brought adorable Finlee for her newborn photos in late July. Now that the cold weather is kicking in I’m enjoying the process of going back over some of my summer sessions! Of course, it’s always nice and warm in my Eugene, Oregon newborn photography studio, so come on in for baby pictures and all the warm and cozy vibes!

Eugene Oregon newborn photographer, baby girl in froggy pose wearing pink hat

Finlee was so cute and the best cheeks! So soft and chubby. 😊 She was just perfect for me and slept like an angel through her newborn photography session.

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We decided on a beautiful pink and gray color combo that turned out so pretty! As well as beanbag poses and swaddles, we also used a couple of props: my antique pram and a soft little heart—just the right size for baby toes to hold! Mom and Dad both decided to join in for some baby and family pictures, which I absolutely loved! Special portraits like these are the kind of thing the whole family will treasure for years to come.

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Although many people think of putting baby pictures in an album or using them as home décor (both of which are fantastic ideas, by the way!) newborn photos also make amazing gifts for family members. I offer several display options that are perfect for gifting. With the holidays coming up, be sure to ask about giftable baby photo options! I’d be happy to show you the different choices and help you pick out the perfect present to give to grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. Elizabeth and Elijah ordered the antique pram photo on a wooden circle for Elizabeth’s grandmother. What a perfect gift for a great-grandma! I’m sure she loved it!

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Finlee’s newborn photography session couldn’t have gone better. She really was a sweetheart and it was great to spend some time with her and her parents, making and capturing great memories together!

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll take some time to explore the website and learn more about me and my studio! You can also take a peek into the newborn gallery for more pictures. If you feel like my photography style would be a good fit for you, please get in touch! I’d love to get to know you and your family and create a customized session for you.

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