Last week I had the opportunity to team up with adidas Running this time around and do a shoot of some of their running shoes & gear for their campaign called #WHYIRUNPORTLAND. It was a quick turnover and yesterday I was able to see my photos on their Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Today, they went to multiple spots all around Portland and passed out free gear and shoes to runners who were able to brave the cold starting at Mt. Tabor in SE Portland. The campaign was such a success that they ran out of shoes before their projected end time and had to cancel their last stops. A cool idea that I hope continues this year. Hope to partner with adidas again in 2017!
This little family added a new member this December. Bruin Scott Willms made his entrance into the world on December 14th and asked to take newborn photos of the little guy. He was so calm the entire time, made my job easy. Loved seeing Ashley and Kirk transition into parenthood. They're already naturals and you can tell Bruin is so loved already. I can't wait to watch this little guy grow up!
This family shoot was one of my favorites this year. Taking place on their friend's estate, this was the perfect setting for these two. Matt and Thea wanted the perfect photo for their Christmas card. They picked the perfect setting to make that happen. With their dog Henna in tow, the clouds rolled in for the perfect lighting. This was my second shoot with these two and I must say, each year gets better!
This photoshoot was thrown together last minute and it couldn't have been any more perfect. Ali really wanted a "woodsy" backdrop but the rain was coming any minute. Randomly Ali thought their backyard might work. Sure enough, it was exactly what she wanted! Their daughter Joey just turned 2 and she wanted to make sure she had some photographs of her during this time before baby number 2 arrives. This family was so adorable and after Joey couldn't stop talking about her lollipop, her parents finally caved in. Thanks again Rick and Ali for letting me photography your sweet family!
After going back and forth on dates for family photos, we picked a day and decided rain or shine, we were going to go through with it. There was a break in the ran an hour before the time of their shoot and right as I jumped into my car to head over to meet the Gilchrist Family, the rain started up again. Despite a rough time for one of the kiddos to get ready, it didn't stop the picture perfect fall family photos.
Last September, Ben and Jessica were expecting their first child and I was able to photograph their maternity photos and their newborn photos. Fast forward a year and Bode is now a year old and the cutest little guy you could meet. They of course wanted to get some one-year photos in along with family photos while fall was in full swing. And we lucked out with the rain! We photographed at McMenamins Edgefield which ended up being the perfect spot for this family. They brought along a Radio-Flyer wagon that was actually Ben's when he was a kid. It was the perfect prop for little Bode.