I was so excited to receive an email from Paige and Mike indicating that they were expecting and wanting to schedule a maternity and newborn session. Having photographed their wedding back in 2008, it was such a treat to hear from them especially considering the exciting news. More and more of our wedding couples reach out to us to capture their growing families. It is such an honor.
When planning their wedding, Paige and Mike requested to have their engagement photos captured outdoors to include the beautiful fall colors. We met up at the Hoyt Arboretum for their engagement session where the fall colors were in peak season. Their signature album is still used as a sample of our work in our photography studio even today! So to many of our wedding couples, I am sure Paige and Mike look familiar.
A handful of weeks prior to Landrie’s arrival, I met up with Paige and Mike at Cathedral Park. We were able to capture the couple outdoors and include some of the beautiful fall colors that were on display. We even re-created an image of the couple walking hand in hand, just like we had captured during their engagement session. How neat that they have an image like this before becoming newlyweds and then later on in life while expecting the arrival of their first daughter. It’s moments like these that make me so thankful for the work that I do. Being a Portland based maternity and newborn photographer in addition to capturing weddings has been an absolute thrill.
Once baby Landrie arrived, we scheduled a newborn session at Paige and Mike’s home. Their wedding photos from 2008 grace their walls throughout their home. For me, it was like walking into a time capsule. Baby Landrie was able to sleep through her entire newborn session and even allowed us to change her outfits and pose her without any disruption. She is truly a natural in front of the camera. It was only as I was capturing the final few frames of the session that she opened her eyes and began to wake. I knew it was feeding time and the perfect time to wrap things up from the session.
Here are some of our favorites from Paige and Mike’s maternity session and Baby Landrie’s newborn session: