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        Columbia River Gorge Family Photography

        mountains in the gorge

        My absolute favorite spot for family photography is here at this spot in The Gorge! It takes about an hour from Portland, and it’s completely worth that drive. You get the sweeping views, awesome rock formations, the river, and a beautiful sunrise or sunset. In this case, we went at sunrise but we had to wait out a rainstorm so we got started a little late. The clouds overtook the sun for most of it, but it was still obviously beautiful. Definitely worth waking up at 4:30 in the morning! The weekend we went, there was rain, rain, and more rain, so the fact that we caught even a sliver of sun was a miracle.

        I have photographed this family twice before, once for an in-home session where they are Voodoo Doughnuts in bed, and once for a daddy/daughter shoot as a surprise Mother’s Day gift! How cute is that? I was super excited to see them again this year!

        Giggles and Family Cuddles

        We started off the session with a couple games to get everyone warm because it was a little chilly at 6:30am! That also helps to loosen everyone up and get some natural smiles. These two girls are so funny, and incredibly sweet. I love how cuddly they are and also full of energy. It was a good combo!

        fun family of four in the gorge

        I love how expressive they all are, and how much fun they clearly have together.

        Traveling Reclamation Dress

        I was able to rent a gorgeous Reclamation dress which will be traveling around the Unites States this year. If you’re not familiar with these dresses, they are all one-of-a-kind, make from vintage lace, and quite expensive. I’ll have this dress again for a few days in July and also September. If you’re interested in wearing it, send me a message for more details on dates!

        reclamation dress during family photography session

        sweet family photography in the columbia river gorge

        sisters hugging and laughing during family photography session

        family photography in the gorge

        Book Your Own Family Photography Session in The Gorge

        I’d love to go to this Columbia River Gorge location for your family photography session! Message me to set it up, or check my pricing page for more info on packages.

        Wear The Traveling Reclamation Dress This Summer

        This dress is one-of-a-kind and fits size 0-8, works for maternity, too!

        Available dates when I’ll be renting the dress (all are sunrise or sunset options):
        July 12th at 8pm
        July 13th at 8pm
        July 14th at 8pm
        September 20th at 6pm
        September 21st at 6:45am and 6pm
        September 22nd at 6:45am and 6pm

        If you’d like an indoor session during these dates, we can do that mid-morning or afternoon 🙂

        Message me to book one of these dates for your own family photography session.

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        What beautiful family photos! I really like the idea of a traveling dress for photo sessions. That Reclamation dress is so pretty.

        You’ve captured this sweet family so beautifully – you can really see the love. The light is also gorgeous!

        These are so stunning! I love the idea of renting a dress for photographs too! The lace is just so pretty in photographs but not something that you would wear often.

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        These look so dreamy and classic! And I never had the thought cross my mind about a traveling dress shared for photo sessions like this!

        These photos are, as usual, stunning. We love traveling to The Gorge, and the landscape is always breathtaking. I’m glad you got a sliver of sun!

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