Portland Family Photographer- Dykes

Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography

For the past five years my husband and I have been extremely lucky to live on a street where we not only know our neighbors names but we call them friends.  It’s one thing to have nice neighbors, it’s a BLESSING to have a fantastic, loving, funny family attached to you.  We live in a duplex which means you need to have awesome neighbors.  I am hear to tell you that I have the best neighbors!  Meet Brian, Kaitlynn, Isabelle (or Bells) and Grace.  Sweetest, cutest girls you’ll ever meet.  If I could record their laughter and play it with this blog post, I would. It’s infectious.   Hopefully you see the laughter in these images.  Oh! And don’t forget the pups, they’re family too! Basil is the short haired mutt and Daisy is the special, goofy yellow lab.

I’ve taken photos of my neighbors like cute peach picking photos last summer.  We haven’t officially done a family session until now.  It was such a pleasure to capture my dear neighbors.  After looking through the images it almost appeared to be two separate mini shoots and so that is how I edited the photos.  You’ll start off at the Dykes home with some candid black and white images and you’ll end at a local farm nearby our house where the girls danced in fields, picked flowers and studied a bird egg.

Kaitlynn & Brian- the day one of us decides to move will be extremely sad, although I know we’ll be friends for life.  It’s been a pleasure watching your family grow and I absolutely loved documenting your love and joy.  I hope you enjoy the photos.  …And I’ll be over in a few minutes to borrow an egg. 😉

Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography

If you follow my blog I’m sure you’ve caught on to my style, especially with editing.  Typically my years in photojournalism school take over and I edit to portray reality- so colors are typically true to themselves or a lot of my images are in black and white.  However, certain shoots do lend me to do more of a stylistic edit.  Two precious girls in blue dresses running through fields lead me to edit in this softer, muted pink, film look.  I love how it turned out and feel like it added to the photos and the moments.  I hope you enjoy the different look of these images.

Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography

Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography
Family Photographer Portland Oregon Capturing Grace Photography

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July 22, 2015 - 12:50 AM

Sue - Amazing images!! Love the “newer” edit style! It’s soft, and pleasant! Good choice!! I love the girls peeking from the tree!! How fun!! Nicely done!!

July 22, 2015 - 3:22 AM

Jenni - OMGosh.. I don’t know which set I love more! I’m so glad you decided to edit in this fashion — like two separate mini shoots. They are really gorgeous and are sure to be cherished for some time!

July 22, 2015 - 4:07 AM

Create/Enjoy - Beautiful!! Love the ones with their backs to the camera in the pastel lace dresses, with that perfect Oregon summer field!

July 22, 2015 - 5:21 AM

Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife - How wonderful that you have such great neighbors! Love them all, but the last set is so beautiful.

July 22, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Melinda - Hey! I know them! Well, I know Kaitlyn (we were in MOPS together). Great pictures!

July 22, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Meredith {MarthaChartreuse} - I am also really close with my neighbors; it really makes me feel like I am back home in Montana! Beautiful photos!

July 22, 2015 - 6:19 PM

kelsey - these pics are too cute! love the black and white set!

July 26, 2015 - 4:53 AM

Renée ? The Good Hearted Woman - Beautiful. I often feel at a loss for better words for your photos, and then I think of this quote by Ansel Adams:

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.

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