We recently met up with the Rehn family down at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm for their Oregon family portraits. It was our first time at the tulip festival and I can see we’ve been missing something the last few years! It’s the perfect location for a quick drive to mellow out the kids and has the bonus of a ton of activities for them after the portraits!
We started in the garden area and captured some really lovely moments between the family. Walking was a great way to get everyone going!
We did capture some with the family looking at us, too, of course. We always find the ones that show the most personality are the photos that show family interaction. They always end up being our favorites!
The whole family dotes on 1 year old Kate! I really wanted to include her both as the adorable baby of the family and also make the whole family visible as well… but she stole the show in a couple cases!
Emily is one of the most well-behaved children I’ve photographed in a while! She was so helpful with the kids’ photos.
And finally, James. Like so many kids, dandelions are the perfect distraction to get them back on track when it gets to that witching hour of the afternoon. Of course, most kids don’t eat them!
We love images like these. They show exactly what James was like at the time of this session. I can just see his parents, years from now, looking at this photo series and laughing fondly. These are the moments you want to remember as a parent!
Next time you’re ready to update your Oregon family portraits, consider choosing an unconventional location that will offer interest to the whole family. Pretty locations are great, but they’re even better when they have meaning.