Photo Session at Poppy Fields in Oregon
My friend Claudia and I were hanging out, watching our kids play at the park, and she told me about these poppy fields in Oregon that she saw in Instagram. They’re just outside of Portland. We both immediately fell in love with them and decided we HAD to check them out. So the very next evening we threw together some outfits, drove an hour to get there, and found the most magical place I’ve ever seen.
This place is better than Disneyland.
Claudia and her youngest son were the perfect subjects, and the sky was just so beautiful this day. It was like a dream!
We thought the yellow would look amazing against the red poppies, so we decided on this beautiful yellow maxi dress from Shop + Teal Garcia. I’m pretty obsessed with Shop + Teal Garcia, I get most of my dresses for my client closet there! I actually recently talked to the owner and she gave me a 20% off discount code to share with my clients: BECCAJEAN so feel free to use it!
Her son’s outfit is something we put together last minute, using this shirt from Old Navy, shorts she already had, and some gray suspenders I found at a baby consignment shop. I’m all about buying kids clothing second hand, as my kids are always ruining their clothes! My daughter is super crafty so there’s usually glitter glue stuck to hers, and my son loves to roll around in the dirt so… yeah.
Well… on to the photos!
This technique is called Ring of Fire, and it’s done by shooting through a copper pipe. It looks best when the sun is really low in the sky.
I accomplished this one by shooting through a crystal chandelier ring. My aperture was at f/5 for this because if you’re opened up too much, the reflection fills the entire frame and blocks your subject.
His face here! lol.
This bee was stuck inside this poppy for at least 10 minutes. His buzzing alerted me to his presence.
It’s me! Claudia is also a photographer so she took a few shots of me while we were out. So that means I did her entire session wearing a wrap dress… I’m pretty sure I flashed her about 20 times but luckily I had shorts on underneath 😉 I have both the yellow dress that Claudia was wearing and also my purple velvet dress available in my client closet. Also the suspenders.
These fields are only in bloom around the month of July, but August brings sunflowers and Dahlias! Message me if you’d like a flower field session, as they are currently my favorite!