Portraits

So happy to be able to work with Dr. Dustin again on yet another photo shoot session for his office. It’s definitely a fun learning experience for me since this is not the typical type of photography I do. I’m sharing some of the photos I took last week. The lighting during shooting consisted of a black back drop right next to a large…

Angels Rest | Columbia Gorge Hike

This hike is a winding trail (#415) on the western end of the Columbia River Gorge that takes you up to great views. It starts at about river level and quickly climbs up through trees and then over boulders before rising to a bluff above the river.  From the top, you’ll get a spectacular 270 degree view of the Gorge, including many landmarks like…

Powell Butte Rediscovered

So continuing on with the outdoors and landscape theme, here is a post from a mid-week hike with two preschool age boys. The decision to take this hike was based on the need to burn up some pent up energy by all three of us. I was thinking to myself that I needed to find a nearby hike and Powell Butte came to mind….

Chasing the Sun

Continuing  on with the Landscape theme… last night as I was driving my son to his Awana class I took a little detour and drove along the Columbia River to capture some shots as the sun was setting. The weather was amazing, it’s hard to believe it’s January as warm as it felt as I was taking these shots.My dad warns me that a…

Lost and looking for Lost Lake

The day after my hike in the Gorge was a Sunday and it was sunny and warm and I had caught the hiking bug. After  morning church I did a little research and decided that my little family and I would drive up to Lost Lake to take a photo of Mt. Hood just after sunset. I mean it couldn’t be that hard right? I…

Hike it baby: the GORGE

We have been blessed with some unusually balmy weather here in the NW and this last Saturday on a whim I joined a couple of friends of mine on a nice easy hike called Dry Creek Falls.  I used to get out and hike a lot more before babies and since then I’ve really slowed down in that department, that is why I’m so impressed…

Winter | Our Story

Looking out the window! SUN is shinning. -“Mom can we go out and play ?” “Get your coats and shoes. Momma’s gotta make herself some hot tea, then she’ll join you.” we find the shed where all our cushions are kept safe from the rain, there is also a box of old legos hidden in there. we love to hide in there amongst the…

Christmas Decor|NW PDX

Recently I was asked by my brother Cosmin to photograph the Christmas Decor (his work) at the Sentinel Hotel (previously the Governor) and Hotel Lucia both of which are located in downtown Portland, as well as the store front window of CDExD. As always I was very happy to help out and excited to get out there and do some photography. I have to preface this by stating…

Strolling Peacock Lane

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. -Bob Dylan Favorite things about this Christmas time activity: + Beautiful old homes all decked out for the holidays + If it’s dry out, it’s such a short lane that the lights and decorations are best viewed on foot. + Free hot chocolate & Apple Cider (donations are appreciated) + Family time spent…

It’s Party Time!!! {Christmas 2014}

Christmas is for ‘merry making’ and that’s just what we did last night. Our friends, Anka, Ezechel and little Apollo hosted a very fun and festive White Elephant Christmas Party, where the kids were asked to come in their Christmas PJ’s and we were to bring a gift each for the kiddos to open and one ‘white elephant’ gift for the adults. We of…

19th & Marshall & Santa Claus…

Woke up today with a ToDo list as long as my arm and by no means did I think that at 2 o’clock in the afternoon I’d be on the corner of 19th and Marshall doing an impromptu but oh so fun photo shoot. Day started out with some online research/shopping, Christmas being a week away I realize I’m really good at procrastinating. The…

The Gonczi Family |2014

I am excited to share my recent work with this beautiful family. It was a beautiful yet very cold afternoon in the middle of December when we were able to meet up and capture some images to commemorate 2014 for the Gonczi family. The kids were so precious and I loved capturing the light in their eyes. It was very fortuitous that Chris purchased the…

THE ROSCA FAMILY | 2014

A beautiful day amongst a row of rainy days was just what we had been waiting for to get out and capture some memories of this beautiful family. Loved every moment of it, thank you for asking me to photograph you Rosca family! xoxo, B.

THE TRIFAN’S | 2014 FAMILY PHOTOS

How time flies in the blink of an eye…. I remember capturing their Fall photos last year when this little man was but a tiny little baby, now a walking, spinning and grinning little man. This time around was definitely more of a challenge but with great rewards. Capturing the twinkle in his eyes and that grin which is not so toothless anymore, was…

Baby Jude

Recently I was asked to photograph new baby Jude and family. This was such a sweet request as it is a family I highly respect who has been faithful in their walk with God through all the valleys and mountain tops of life. May God always be their strength and portion forever. Here is a small collection of fun photos from that day.  

S I S T E R . M I N E

Earlier tonight on an outing with my two lovely sisters I was requested to take some photos with the purpose of getting a “good” resume photograph… well my goofy little sister may just have squeezed one good headshot into our shoot haha. I loved capturing these fun photos with two of the most dearest ladies I know. So thankful for them, life would definitely…

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Kauai 2014

Beautiful garden isle.

On Display: Flowers by Cosmin

Introducing Pearl District’s Christopher David Experience Design : Flowers by Cosmin. Recently I did a photo shoot for some of Cosmin’s flower arrangements, bouquets and plants available in their wonderful flagship store in NW Portland.  Their website CDExD.com will soon provide customers the ability to order online from a floral catalog. I am so excited to share a few of the photos I took. I hope…

accidents can be good….

I did a whole post on this young man’s senior session which you can se here. but I wanted to chat a bit about photography and posing and accidents… You see I’ve only been a photographer for a few short years and in this time I’ve learned so much about the art, and yet there is so much that I still don’t know, that…

the KNOBBS

  This photo shoot of the Knobbs family really amazed me, I don’t think I’ve had any photo shoot go as smoothly, it was the 2nd one I’ve done for this family and in one year they had this down to a science. The kids were great each of them letting their unique character shine through and providing great material for the photos. Check…

the ISAACSONS

This is my 2nd time photographing this lovely family, and I love the location on the Columbia river. Even though we were limited on time we sure made quick work of getting as many photos in as possible. Hope you’ll enjoy this selection…

Senior Class 2014 | Emi D

Loved shooting this shoot… so many things about it that were great, we were able to use the clients own back yard to get many poses.  They live on an acre of beautifully manicured land and the fall foliage provided much of the beautiful backdrop. Along with all that and the home he lives in is brick and to top it all off a…