Family portrait of three generations with grandparents, parents, and adult daughters with labrador retriever dog on farm with old farm truck.

Portraits on the Family Farm

For this family, having their portraits taken on the family farm was the obvious location choice. Here’s a look at three of the five generations who have been farming the Baggenstoss property in Sherwood, Oregon since the 1920s. If you haven’t visited the Baggenstoss Farm store recently, it’s sure worth the trip! It’s a pretty awesome…

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High key fashion Portrait of beautiful model wearing butterfly hair piece and high fashion makeup.

The Butterfly Queen

Model Selena Martinez is the “Butterfly Queen!” Once again I had the privilege to photograph the remarkable work of professional hair and makeup artist Sasha Steifel. Not only did Sasha execute Selena’s beautiful hair and makeup, she fashioned the intricately detailed hairpiece that brings a hint of storytelling and impact to each of these images.…

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Shangri-La Wedding

Shangri-La: “a remote beautiful and secluded utopia where life approaches perfection”. That pretty much sums up Bill and Sydney’s wedding (Click on the images below to see larger versions.)

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Groom holding bride while looking at Columbia Gorge after wedding at Wahlclella Waterfall.

Wahclella Falls Wedding

Wahclella falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge is a special place, especially if you decide to get married there! Suffice it to say, Annika is a pretty outdoorsy girl. Born in Denmark, she met Kevin at school near Seattle, Washington. When she’s not studying to be a Veterinarian, Annika spends her time looking for her…

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Images of family portraits printed on canvas and framed ready for hanging above a fireplace or to decorate a wall in a family home.

Decorating your Home with Family Portraits

There’s truth in cliches. Your home is your castle. And in many cases your home is a family’s most valuable asset. And a well decorated home creates a sense of place, comfort and belonging for everyone under the roof—not the just the adults, but the little ones too. So, when it comes time to decorating your own personal refuge, what better option is there than to fill the walls with the people and places that you love the most?

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Portrait of a father tying groom's tie before a wedding in McMinnville, Oregon.

McMinnville Wedding – Darlene and Lennox

Darlene and Lennox were married this month during a large, yet intimate weding ceremony at the Coast Hills Community Church in Mcminville, Oregon where Lennox is the worship pastor.