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 place run by a pretty special family.

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Family portrait of mom, dad, and two daughters on old farm truck with their labrador retriever dog.

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

The Baggenstoss family is particularly fond of their old farm truck.  What may look like an ancient relic to some is a treasured piece of family history.  And believe it or not the rusty exterior creates a  beautiful backdrop for individual headshot portraits and family pictures.

Grandparents and Granddaughters with family portrait on old farm truck.

Portrait of two beautiful sisters on old farm truck.

There’s more to the family farm than just a beautiful old rustry truck, however!  The property is also home to a red barn that has been weathered by decades of use and Oregon rain!  It made for a stunning background for family portraits.

Family Portrait with adult children and parents against weathered red barn on family farm.

Family Portrait with adult children and parents against red barn on family farm.

My favorites are the smaller group shots that truly show the individual relationships that these family members have for each other. A father’s joy in his daughters. The bond between two girls and their mom. The pride of two parents looking at their grown children. The strength of two grandparents as they grow old in each other’s arms.

Portrait of a father and his two daughters on the family farm near a weathered red barn.

Portrait of a mother and her two daughters on the family farm near a weathered red barn.

Family portait of a mom and dad on their family farm near a weathered red barn.

Portrait of aging grandparents on the family farm against a weather red barn.

After the traditional family portraits were taken, it was time to explore the farm and have a bit more fun. I was fortunate to have photographed Hailey’s senior portraits, And Hailey know’s that I’m a sucker for great light and beautiful backgrounds! She grabbed her sister Alexa by the hand and we headed off to the strawberry fields just in time for a beautiful golden sunset!

Portrait of two beautiful sisters in a strawberry field on their family farm.

Portrait of two beautiful sisters in a grassy field on their family farm.