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January 7, 2019

Family Fall Photos in the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens

I met the Branch Family during my stay in Portland, Oregon while I was visiting and photographing good friends of mine. I knew I wanted to take full advantage of the beautiful fall colors during my stay so I cast my net wide hoping to meet another family who wished to update their family photos.

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I connected with Jackie over instagram. She told me they hadn’t had any family photos since welcoming little Sebastian into the world and that they needed family photos. I have to admit, I was already smitten with how cute their family was just by her instagram posts but once I got to hold Sebi the baby fever kicked into overdrive.

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He was so well behaved and just the sweetest little guy. I went home that evening, strategising how I could convince my husband to give me a little boy as cute as Sebi.

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Jackie and Chris booked a mini session, when I was finished editing I couldn’t believe just how many photos I had, it was hard to narrow down my favorites but once I did I had close to 50 images that I was elated to deliver. The botanical gardens of Crystal Springs in Portland gave us the most magical backdrop- it wasn’t hard to bring out the natural beauty at all.

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Jackie did amazing with their outfits! I love love love when I get to work with clients on their wardrobe. Jackie barely needed coaching, her whole family looked perfect! Though I do love the endless summer of Hawaii, there is something to be said for crisp fall air and cozy fall fashion.

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Don’t worry, we had time to get those snuggly couples photos as well.

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Can you believe these fall colors?!

I am still all heart eyes over this session, this family and that solar flare!

Chris was such a great sport. Let’s be honest men aren’t normally as eager for photos as their better halves. Even mine has put a limit on how many photo shoots we do a year. I’ve talked him into one couples, a Father’s Day shoot, one family and then our christmas cards. I feel like thats bare minimum- I want to document every moment of our lives!

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Even though we had chilly Oregon weather, little Sebi was such a champ and the most precious little boy.

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Ok the baby fever is coming back. With two girls I think I’ll just have to settle with playing Auntie Storm with all the cute babies I’ll get to snuggle this year. I can’t wait to return to Portland and see just how big Sebi has gotten.

 

 

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