Family in the gorge, parents holding toddler kids while they kiss

Family Adventure Photographer in Portland

Fun Family Adventure Photographer for Expressive and Silly Families.

When a parent hires me to photograph their family, they’re not only looking for a pretty photo. They want photographs that show real feelings, how much fun their family has together, and maybe a bit of the beautiful PNW landscape thrown in there.

Families get to play, laugh, and have a fun adventure during their photo sessions with me, but I will also catch the sweet, softer, in-between moments that you always wished someone was able to capture. This way, you can look back a year later and remember how your son looked when he was missing his two front teeth, or the admiration in your daughter’s eyes when she looks at her daddy.

What location should we take our Portland adventure family photos?

Outdoor family photo adventure sessions take place in one of my carefully selected locations around the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. Once you book your date, I will be sending you a location guide with my favorite spots around the area. Each has been selected because of the available light, landscape, and interactive elements (water, rocks to climb on, logs to sit on, etc.). Because just going to the park down the road will not produce the kind of wild and adventurous final product that we are trying to achieve. So be prepared to drive a little to get to the perfect location, if needed.

What if we want a bigger adventure?

I also offer adventure family photo sessions in the Columbia River Gorge or on the Oregon Coast. Click each of those to find out more about them. If you’re looking to go somewhere else, I am available for travel. Please contact me and let me know where you’d like to go and what you’re envisioning.

What should we wear for our family photo session?

Once your family photos are booked, you’ll be getting an email with directions on how to use my styling tool. It will give you clothing suggestions that look great together, and also link to where to buy them. I will give you feedback once you choose some options, too, and help you pull it all together. You also get access to my client closet and are welcome to borrow any items I have, which I will bring clean and freshly steamed to your session. That is one less thing you have to think about on the day of your photos! If you are interested in learning more about what to wear, I have written several blog posts about this subject. I even have one on what NOT to wear.

How do we book our Portland Adventure Family Photographer?

I am so excited to be your photographer! You can fill out the short form on my contact page to book your session or find out about pricing first.

“Rebecca is truly the best photographer ever! We try to do family photos every year and this time with her was the BEST because it was more like just a fun time, rather than working to pose for a good photo! My son was a little rowdy and I didn’t think there would be one decent photo where he wasn’t sticking his tongue out, but Rebecca got so many good ones, I loved every one of them. She’s so good with kids (and grown ups too), my son wanted to do it again! My plan is to keep going back to her, because she is so very talented!!” – Rhonda M.