So you’re moving soon. Your house is in a bit of disarray. You’re not really embarrassed because – hey – this is life at the moment. And who really moves “neatly” anyway? But do you really want family portraits in the home? Wouldn’t some pretty park make more memorable photos?

portland storytelling family portraits

Our answer is an unqualified “NO!” to that question. No, if you want real family memories, go ahead and embrace the chaos. Let your daughter bring all her stuffed animal friends with her for the portraits. Invite your energetic dog in the family portrait – she’s a part of the family, of course she is!

JJ and Macy have a close relationship. Photographing it doesn’t make it closer of course. But seeing that in photos is so lovely.

family portraits that show the family character

portland family portraits with the dog

Emma is such a little character. And I have a feeling, we’re not too many years away from total heartbreaker status. So capturing her this way, now, that matters. And we love to be a part of that! So many children do a better job of being themselves during family portraits in the home – there’s no shell to break to see the real them.

family portraits that show the family character

family portraits in the home by the portland photographer

portland storytelling family portraits

Tricia mentioned to me that some of her favorite moments with her kids are in bed when they all cuddle up together and just enjoy each other as a family. She asked if might be okay to include some of those special family moments and we were thrilled to honor them this way. I really can’t think of another time I felt so jealous of a family portrait.

family portraits in bed

portland storytelling family portraits

family portraits in the home by the portland photographer

family portraits in the home by the portland photographer

Are you looking for something more from your own family portraits? Family portraits in the home are a great way to personalize your session!