Best Spring Flower Fields for Photography near Portland, Oregon

Favorite Spring Flower Fields in Portland, Oregon

As a photographer, I am kind of obsessed with flower fields, and there are some great ones in the spring here in Portland, Oregon! So when you book me for your spring family photos, here is a great list of flower fields that we can use. Or just go on a day trip with your family because you don’t want to miss these!

Wildflower Fields in the Columbia River Gorge

This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. It’s located across the street from Rowena Crest, close to The Dalles, Oregon.

This spot is a gorgeous setting for your family photos, with a large field of wildflowers we could utilize just as the sun is going down. If you’re up for a little walk, there are other amazing views down the trail. I suggest we start farther down the trail by the trees, then walk back towards the parking to the big field of flowers once the sun is lower in the sky.

Hiking Required: Nope! It’s right next to the road!
My Travel Fee:
Included in my Columbia River Gorge package
When to go: Mid April to Early May

Lily Fields in Camas, Washington

Camas Lily Fields near portland oregon | Spring flowers

There are some super pretty lily fields in Camas, Washington but they do require some hiking to get to. If your family is up for an adventure, then this would be super magical! The light filters in through the trees so perfectly. You walk right along the lake so there are some great opportunities for photos with the lake in the background, as well. We did see some poison oak so we have to be careful, but I will try to keep us in spots that don’t have it (if you stick to the trails, you should be fine).

Hiking Required: A little under a mile, with some hills
My Travel Fee:
When to go: Mid-April to Mid-May

Peonies at Adelman Farms

These are some of the coolest looking flowers, they are fluffy balls of happiness, am I right? If you haven’t had the chance to check out Adelman farms yet, you definitely should. I have contacted this farm and they do allow photographers during open hours, 9am-6pm, but if you want a sunset session here, it is $100 an hour. Here’s my blog post all about it.

Hiking Required: 5-10 minutes to walk out to the fields
My Travel Fee:
$50 + the $100 fee they charge for photography after 6pm. If it’s cloudy, we can go earlier to avoid their fee, but if it’s sunny then a sunset shoot would be best for light.
When to go: Late April – mid-June (check their website for exact dates)

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn

I am obsessed with this place! The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is really fun to go for the day with your family, and the lighting will be fine if you go on an overcast day. But if you want to book a photo session here, we would go at sunset. If your photographer has a photo pass for the season, then you can tag along with them for a sunset session as long as you pay a regular entrance fee.

Hiking Required: 5-10 minutes to get out to the fields (field location changes yearly)
My Travel Fee:
When to go: Late March – April

Wildflowers in Camassia Nature Preserve near Portland

This one is right off the 205 in West Linn and it’s an easy, quick hike. In the spring, there are tons of flowers (lots of lilies) all around and it is truly beautiful. Here is a great brochure with more info on this park and a map of the area. This area is surrounded by trees and a bit sunken in, so the light is gone a bit faster. That means it’s harder to get that golden sun at the end of the day, but all the flowers here make it worth it. It is very important to stay on the trails here.

Hiking Required: about 10 minutes
My Travel Fee:
When to go: Mid-April to Mid-May

Looking to book spring family photos?

When you decide to book your spring photo session with me, you’ll now have a list of beautiful flower fields that we could use for your session. Message me and let me know your favorite one, or leave a comment here!

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  1. So many beautiful fields in our area! I know you probably are aware, but a gentle reminder to folks who try to take pics here on their own to stay on the paths, not to pick wildflowers, and not to take pics in the middle of fields off the paths, as many are protected and can sustain damage from people walking on them/laying on them. That peony farm is gorgeous!

  2. Such beautiful spring fields! I definitely need to visit these fields, especially Adelman Farms. Looks so dreamy!

  3. These are gorgeous locations. Peonies are my favorite flower so I’ve been wanting to check out Adelman Farms. It’s too bad they charge extra for access to night shoot, but probably well-worth it for the gorgeous light!

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