The Nyburgs’ lifestyle family portraiture on a sunny Oregon morning gives the kind of glowy light and love that people imagine when they think of having a family. It shows the kind of natural affection that people look back on when they’re old and gray. And I can’t tell you how fun it was to see Lenna looking at me and smiling with a sparkly glint in her eye.

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It’s natural for a family to get caught up in the daily work of making things happen, be it a job outside the home and trying to make it back in time for dinner with the family or be it cleaning up after another spill. I know we get caught up in all that and it takes a toll! One of the reasons I’m such a huge advocate for frequent family photos is just this. I want our families to be able and reference this specific moment in time and remember that while it isn’t all sunshine and roses, there are always small moments that shine. Breathing in the scent of the baby’s hair. Running after the boy when he takes off with a very sharp stick. Tickling that one little spot that always gets a smile and a giggle.

portland portrait photographer specializes in close, intimate moments

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Bertie is a little go-getter and knows exactly how to employ the most perfect mischievous expression.

portland portrait photographer specializes in close, intimate moments

Lenna is all smiles – oh, she knows she’s a cutie!

lifestyle family portraiture in portland, oregon

lifestyle family portraiture in portland, oregon

Lifestyle Family Portraiture in Portland

So when you’re looking for your next Portland family portraits, consider this. Consider whether your family normally spends a straight half hour sitting still and all staring at the same person. Consider whether you want to see your kid’s actual expression or a plastic facsimile of what you see every day. I know I want to see the real kid.

portland portrait photographer specializes in close, intimate moments

lifestyle family portraiture in portland, oregon

portland portrait photographer specializes in close, intimate moments