When Larissa first contacted me, she said she’d really like to get some family photos taken with her two year old before the next baby arrived. I asked when that would be and said in about a month, so of course – we scheduled them for the very same week! She also mentioned they lived in Sellwood and they love their little area of Portland. So she, John, Henry and I met for some day in the life style Sellwood family portraits on a bright Friday morning a few weeks ago.

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Sellwood Family Portraits

While we certainly took a few family groupings along the way, we spent most of the morning playing. Larissa and Henry often spend mornings down by the river, just minutes away from their home. As any young boy would, Henry loves digging in the sand. Having spent the morning with them at their favorite location on the Willamette River, I can see just how relaxing it is. I knew immediately exactly why Larissa loves this spot so much!

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Documentary Family Photos

We absolutely love family portraits that involve favorite family activities. Sure, you’ll look back on this one day and remember exactly what happened. But with young children, will they? Will they remember the golden spring mornings walking down to the river with a pail in one hand, holding your hand with the other? Or will they remember standing still and smiling towards a camera? We like to aid in the memories of holding hands and digging in the sand whenever possible.

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John found the remnants of a campfire and fanned it to life quickly. It was perfect timing as Henry had just gone a bit too far into the water and feeling the chill.

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If you’re leaning more towards a day in the life style session, let us know and we’ll get you scheduled as soon as possible!