lifestyle ranch shoot

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I just returned from a few days in Florida for what I think was my all-time favorite project to date.

Here's a peek at some items on my shot list:

  • large and small chicken coops
  • barn, interior and exterior
  • front and back pastures
  • mini barns
  • obstacle course
  • ponds
  • white sand beach
  • arena
  • 10 breeds of chickens
  • horse training in round pen
  • horse driving over bridge
  • kids feeding tortoises strawberries
  • grooms hand walking and grooming horses
  • groom dropping hay
  • 11 miniature horses individually
  • goats playing on goat gym
  • donkey group
  • six large horses photographed individually
  • all staff headshots

Of course, the day I arrived the weather went from balmy to downright scorching. I don't think I have ever been so hot, dirty and exhausted or drank so much water...but I also loved every single minute of the experience.

Oh and the best part? As I was packing up to leave after Day 3, a miniature horse decided to give birth in a pasture. Take a peek at the little foal with her mama at just a few minutes old. Pure magic.

Spring Family Portraits

Spring Family Portraits

Hello, friends! I am booking sessions in Portland and Palm Beach for May and June. Click here to request your portrait session for family, children, or babies, in our Portland/Lake Oswego Studio or in Palm Beach mid-May. We have a brand new keepsake product we cannot wait to share~

three generations portrait

three generations portrait

Images like this are why portrait photography is so important. 

Baby Em and her lovely mama are in town from Miami, visiting Grandma. What a perfect opportunity for a portrait that will be treasured and passed down for future generations! 

Do you have a meaningful portrait of your family? I hope you do! And, if not, I'd love to create one for you~

Delray Beach Family Portraits

 

 

bye, Miami~

bye, Miami~

It's our 8th annual holiday cruise on Celebrity Cruises...

 

Living With Art of Your Family

Living With Art of Your Family

What would you enjoy looking at the most each day? A painted still life? An abstract watercolor? A collection of modern graphics? Or art that depicts your unique family and your connection?

For me, and my clients, we choose the last one.

Why? Because looking at art of your family makes everyone happy. The images remind us of fun times, of hugs, laughs, and days gone by. Time goes quickly with kids. We want to remember everything, and portraits help us do just that. Portraits remind kids that they have a family where they belong....they see our portaits daily. And, they know someone loved them enough to hang these portraits on the wall.

heirloom family portrait albums

heirloom family portrait albums

We created this stunning charcoal linen 12x12 album for a new client to showcase their family studio portrait session. WIth 20 pages printed on gorgeous Fuji Crystal Archive paper (about aas far away as giclee/ink-jet printing you can get). These albums are meant to enjoy, collect, and treasure for generations to come. What family or grandparent would not love one of these for the holidays? 

Now Booking: Palm Beach Holiday Sessions

Now Booking: Palm Beach Holiday Sessions

Palm Beach holiday photo sessions for children and families with Lena Hyde Photography.