Portland Family Photographer- Tuttles

Portland Family Photographer

If you’re a long-time follower of this blog you may recall the Tuttle family.  I took Josh and Loraena’s family photos years and years ago. We all thought that we would do two photo sessions within in a year or so but the Tuttle family was tossed into a season of patience. They were waiting for their second adopted daughter to arrive home.  And what we all thought would be a shorter time period- the Tuttle’s adoption journey lasted about 7 years. Yes, my friends, they are an inspiration.  To patiently wait for their child for seven years is such an authentic picture of love.  Before I start to tear up… let’s just say the GREAT news… Felienne Tuttle has safely arrived from Haiti and is loving life in Oregon.  I personally know the Tuttle family and I can tell you that both girls, Ellie being their eldest, are in the most loving family.  To see the four of them together, after such a long journey, well, it makes your heart sing.

Oh! what fun we had during our beach photo session.  These photos will make you feel like a kid again- like the first time you saw the ocean or the first time you ran from a wave.  The Tuttles were so playful.  They ran down the huge sand dune at Cape Kiwanda, they jumped and giggled and snuggled and played in the waves.  It was a perfect beach session.

If you are in awe of Loraena’s jewelry you need to know about Noonday Collection. “Noonday Collection is a socially responsible business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world.”  Loraena did not ask me to plug this- I just think the organization is awesome (and I think Loraena is awesome) and I wanted to share it with you.  To learn more about this amazing organization, check out this site.

Josh and Loraena- I’m so happy for you.  Your family is beautiful and I know Faye was worth the wait.  I know you’ll enjoy your two children for eternity and I hope you enjoy this tiny slice of life I captured for you.  Enjoy your photos.

Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer
Portland Family Photographer

One quick story.  So I bought these clear umbrellas to use during the beach photo sessions.  The weather called for rain and I wanted to be prepared. Although it did not rain during their family photo session, I still thought it would be fun to let the girls play with the umbrellas.  I did not consider the wind. We opened those umbrellas and they took off faster than a cheetah.  They flew down the coastline and Josh, being the great man that he is, took off running after these silly umbrellas.  I’m not even exaggerating when I say that Josh ran for like two miles.  Ha!  Okay, I don’t know the distance.  But we couldn’t see him anymore, that’s how far he ran.  It’s a testament to his character.  Josh brought both umbrellas back… exhausted.  Josh, thank you.  You didn’t have to do that- but I do like the umbrellas and I’m happy to still have them.  So this last photo is for you, Josh.  Thanks!

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August 2, 2016 - 8:26 PM

Sarah Morace - So good, Aubrie. So, so good! What a sweet family and awesome photos. I’m sure they’re thrilled.

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