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How to Have A Staycation

What vacation do you have planned this year? Portland portrait photographers Turn Loose The Art explores the concept of a "staycation" what you can do and have to have a staycation to remember!

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The Erpelding family plays hide and seek

When Jiae and I first connected, she wasn't sure what to do for their family session. They've only recently located to Portland so she really wanted an iconic Portland look for at least some of their portraits, and suddenly the suggestion of Cathedral Park portraits made a lot of sense. Not only is it a [...]

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23 Hoyt Wedding Photos

I've already written so much about John and Paul's wedding weekend that... They each got ready surrounded by a posse of friends and family. They had a touching first look and hopped on a bus over to their wedding venue, 23 Hoyt. They got married and probably could have gone swimming in a wide pool [...]

Northwest Children’s Theater Wedding Welcome

There are about a thousand things I could say about John and Paul's wedding. And I don't mean that in the cliche kind of way with a photo being worth a thousand words. I truly mean that so much happened, so emotions spilled forth and exploded around us, it's hard to pinpoint just a few [...]

Carneros Inn wedding – Destination Wedding Weekend in Napa Valley

It was Jacob's sister who first contacted us for his and Jerry's destination wedding weekend in Napa Valley. As a former wedding photographer, she was tasked with scouring for the perfect match to photograph their full weekend of planned activities, and they only gave her a month to do it! Luckily she found us thanks [...]