Portland, Oregon spring child session

Magnolia Tree Spring Photos in Portland, Oregon | My Daughter

Spring Photos in Portland, Oregon

I drove past this gorgeous Magnolia tree (or is it a Tulip Tree? Or is it both?) in Portland, Oregon last year and had a vision of taking beautiful spring photos there. But I didn’t make it happen before the flowers were all on the ground. This year I was ready! Every time I’d drive past that spot last month, I’d check to see if it was blooming yet, and finally it did! I had to wait for a sunny evening, which were few and far between at the beginning of April, and I grabbed my sweet daughter and got some lovely spring photos of her.

Chloe is about to be 9 years old, and she has a lot of ideas about how she should dress. I convinced her to wear this gorgeous Joyfolie dress (which is available to borrow in my client closet), and then she added the accessories she wanted. She recently got new glasses that she looks super adorable in, so we got a couple shots of her wearing those at the beginning. This place looks like a spring wonderland!

spring photos of little girl under magnolia tree
photos of a little girl in the spring in Portland, Oregon
Girl in the middle of a spring magnolia tree in portland
spring photos of a girl in a blooming spring tree

I love when her goofy personality comes out!

8 year old girl laughing and smiling in portland oregon
The “Favorite Blanket”

She wanted to bring her “favorite blanket” with us and was surprised when I told her okay. I thought we needed some cuddly pictures with it before it falls apart, because this thing is dying. She sleeps with it every night and it’s tattered. But she loves it so much and you can really tell in these photos!

I had to get one of her wrapped up in it with her thumb in her mouth because this is SO her.

She looks extremely cool here, don’t you think? Her hair is just awesome, even though it takes way too much effort to keep it brushed. Curly hair problems.


And lastly, here’s a pullback of what the spot looked like. It was literally on the side of the road, with a convenience store (Plaid Pantry) just behind me. Random but so pretty!

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  1. OH MY GOSH Becca, these photos are so stunning. I love that you included the far away shot to show that it’s just on the side of a random road! You’d NEVER guess by the magical images underneath that tree. Also, when does the tree look this amazing? I want my family photos there next year!!!

    1. I took these on April 8th, so somewhere right about then. We should totally do your photos here next year!! There’s also a natural area there, so we could take photos at the tree and then wander a bit for some other scenery. 🙂

  2. Wow, these photos are beautiful. I’m in love with the golden hues and pops of red. Next time I have an occasion for a shoot, I may need to hire you!

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