How to Dress for Family Portraits: “You got to coordinate!”

To say that I’m obsessed with these family pictures is an understatement. Being a Portland portrait photographer I thrive on families that coordinate outfits (never match!) and add accessories to enhance their wardrobe rather than random props. See more sweet images and outfit samples from this stylish Portland Family Portraits session. (P.S. I photographed this family at IKEA in Portland, could you tell!?)

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Engagement Photos with Kid and Chickens?

Wait… Chickens!? This engagement-turned-family photo session was a first for me: The couple have little girls so we had to incorporate them in to their engagement photos— cute pigtails and real chickens are optional! //To inquire about my Wedding Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST). Follow me on Instagram where I post daily.

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A Stylish Portland Family Portraits Session

As a portrait photographer in Portland, Oregon rescheduling outdoor family pictures is part of the game due to the constant wet weather. But, when it’s dry enough to go out and shoot in pretty fields, then it’s worth the wait! (P.S. I photographed this family at IKEA in Portland, could you tell!?)

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Engagement Photos with Kid AND Chickens

Yes, an engagement photo session with real chickens! //To inquire about my Wedding Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST). Follow me on Instagram where I post daily.

 


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Tale of the Fishermen & Family at Lingayen Beach

These are my travel photos taken in the Philippines on an overcast day at the beach where I got to witness fishermen catching fish by way of traditional methods that their ancestors had done before them. It was a rare opportunity to see per the locals who have lived in this area for many years, and I was very lucky to have been at the right place at the right time. I don’t know much about them and have been unsuccessful with my Internet search (help, Google!), but this is what my auntie told me…

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They are Pangasinenses from a town in Pangasinan, Philippines. Pangalatok is their dialect that is very different from my husband’s family dialect: Tagalog, which is one of the twelve major languages in the Philippines. Fish is their main source of income to support and feed their family; each family consists of many children due to lack of education and resources that are mainly found in the city. Their catch of the day can be as high as 500 kilos of fish or as low as 200 kilos which makes it difficult when split by so many men also needing to support and feed their own families, too.

My husband, his siblings, cousins, and I quietly introduced ourselves then quickly lent a hand at reeling in the ginormous green net that spanned at least 20 men. It took maybe an hour to pull in the entire thing as they were using only their bare hands (and bare feet, too!); at one point something broke so they had to make up for the loss. As I continued to take as many photos as they allowed me, I was in awe the whole time that I nearly cried behind the lens … I just couldn’t believe that I was a part of this beautifully rare moment that even my aunt has yet to see— and she’s lived in the area for many years. When they sorted through their total catch (I think about 500 kilos), we purchased more than we needed as a way to thank them for welcoming us on the catch, still they included much more in our batch than what we paid for. Tears.

I hope to share more of their story as I learn it— help, Google!! There are so many images that I want to share: see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 for more amazing images. (Mamiya 645AF + Portra 400 + Richard Photo Lab)

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