Cummings Family | Lifestyle Session at Home

They say your home is where your story begins. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to do a family session. Oftentimes, the home is where your children are most comfortable, and it allows for candid shots that they may not want to do anywhere else. There is ample time for snuggles with mom and dad, laughter around the kitchen table, and reading stories and showing off beloved toys. This is the Cummings family: Sadie, Alex, Lucy, Ellie, and Liam. They are Southern Oregon natives, who love where they live, and wanted a family session that reflected their quiet life at home. Sadie is naturally gifted in decorating her home in an elegant and minimalist feel, so there was plenty of natural light and pretty white hues to make this shoot work. (Your home doesn’t have to have large picture windows or all-white decor to have a beautiful family session; I can work with any lighting and color palette you may need) The girls are so sweet and darling, and they truly love one another. Liam has tons of energy and enjoyed showing me all his trucks and cars!

To schedule a family in-home session, all you have to do is contact me. We can choose any time of day that suits you best, and you can decide how you’d like me to document your family. Whether you want to bake cookies together or read books, I love making it a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all the members of the family, and as a mom myself, I know how to roll with the punches when it comes to tiny ones! These shoots are meant to capture your family as they are, and the memories that you will cherish for years and years to come are central to the session. There is always time to dance a little bit in the living room, or jump on the bed in a true lifestyle session. If you have questions about the process or what a lifestyle session may look like, you can reach out to me HERE.

Thank you, Sadie and Alex, for allowing me into your home to share your story!

Ramirez Family | Oregon Family Photographer


Erica actually was gifted her session from a friend. I always love meeting clients that have received a gift card because it's like a new surprise of meeting a new client.  This family couldn't have been more sweet and adorable.  The baby was just the cutest and all their siblings were very patient and wonderful with her.  

If you love the look of this session then now is the time to shoot! Summer nights give the perfect scenic glow for portrait sessions.  Also if you are wondering about how long family sessions are they are quick. I know how tough it is with little ones so I say up to an hour just to give us a good amount of time but really they are like 45 minutes.  We take breaks for the kids because they need them and we always make sure mom and dad look their best.  I love having different combinations of family members and the different dynamics.  Yes mom and dad always get at least one photo together after all this beautiful family is here because you two fell in love!  



Jessie and Brandon | Couples | Oregon Engagement Photographer

“The promise of marriage is more than just a moment in time. It is a promise to say yes to every day ahead. Yes to sticking it out in good times and bad, and yes to beautiful days filled with memories. It is yes to walking down an aisle and promising a lifetime, and saying yes to finding the best in the person you love. A million yesses, forever.” -Unknown

I simply can’t wait for this couple’s upcoming wedding! Jessie and Brandon were celebrating their engagement when we met up by the water’s edge at Applegate Lake for this couple’s session. Jessie was eager to show off that gorgeous new ring, and we had so much fun laughing and walking together. They were so wonderful to work with, and are adorable together. Applegate Lake is one of my favorite places to shoot; with it’s beautiful view of the mountains and the pretty water, it never disappoints. Thanks Jessie and Brandon for your sweet spirits and willingness to traipse around the lake with me! I wish you both so much love and joy in the days to come as you plan your dream day!

Bouquet by Tessa Deems// Bare Foot Florist