Corey and Gretchen :: Jennifer O’Donnell Photographer, Portland Wedding Photographer

The weather report had threatened showers on Corey and Gretchen’s wedding day for a the week prior to the big day.  Sure enough, big, marble-sized rain drops fell from the stormy sky as I drove to the Organic Walnut Farm, where the wedding and reception was the take place.  My mind spun with plan B and C, thinking of alternate spots to find shelter and still get that “farm feel” in the photos.  We met the ladies in a quaint yellow farm house on the property where they commenced getting dressed in their teal dresses and red shoes – the wedding dress hung elegantly on a door frame, waiting to be put on.  Then, a miracle!  The sun came out!  Despite the sloshy, muddy ground, we were able to do all of the couple and group photos outside as planned!  The air smelled of cedar from the fire in the pot belly stove.  Peacocks and roosters crowed in the background while horses roamed in the surrounding fields.  Kids swung happily on the tree swing after the joyful and laughter-inducing ceremony, led by the bride’s uncle, and two loving people were married.  It was a touching and perfect day! 

 

Mega Smile :: Jennifer O’Donnell Photography, Fort Vancouver

This little guy’s grandma brought him to me for a quick mini session.  She wanted to capture his larger that life smile as a gift for his mama.  What a sweet little guy he was!  So funny and well mannered!

Real life is beautiful :: Jennifer O’Donnell Photography :: Battle Ground WA Photographer

When you think back on how your kids were when they were small, you will want to remember how they actually were, not just what they looked like.  You’ll want to remember the crinkle in your daughter’s nose when she was really laughing…you know…that no-sound-coming-out-cannot-catch-your-breath belly laugh.  You’ll want to remember your son’s dimples, or how your kids used to love to tickle fight, and the giggles that would erupt when they did.  It’s all beautiful and worth remembering.

Jennifer and Kenny :: Mt. Hood Engagement Session

I met Jennifer and Kenny near Welches for some snowy engagement photos.  This winter has not been overly “wintery” so the snow that remained was starting to drop in big, heavy, wet blops of snow as we walked the trails at a little camp ground along the highway.  Though it was cold, Jennifer and Kenny didn’t seem the least bit chilly.  Their love clearly kept them warm as they giggled, smooched and cuddled together, sparkling white snow all around them.  I’m looking forward to their August wedding!  It’s sure to be over the top romantic! 

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The Rush Family :: Battle Ground, Washington Photographer

Prepare yourself for some electric blue eyes.  Ready?   Are you sure?  Oh wow, is this sweet boy amazingly cute or what?  Yeah, and the whole family shares in the blue eye awesomeness.  I might be a little jealous. 

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Sisters :: Battle Ground, WA Photographer

These two sisters had me hopping and dancing about in this beautiful field, chasing them around in the beautiful angel wings their mama (a fellow photographer) brought along.  Between giggle fits, I couldn’t get over the sweetness that these two share.  They are so connected, so loving, so polite and so much fun! 

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Fisher Family :: Jennifer O’Donnell Photography :: Vancouver, WA Photographer

I have had the honor of photographing this family through two new additions to their family!  It is amazingly special to me to be trusted to capture moments of laughter, silliness and love through different phases of a family.  Plus, I get to see how big the kids have gotten, and that is just plain cool to witness!  :) 

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Autumn :: Jennifer O’Donnell Photography, Vacouver WA Photographer

Little B is six months old!  He loves his mama and daddy so much and has a smile ready for them at the drop of  a hat.  It was not raining (a huge bonus) this October day in Vancouver, so after a few indoor shots, we decided to go play at the park to take advantage of the colorful leaves that still hang on the trees.  One good windstorm and the trees around here will be nothing but sticks until Spring comes again. We laughed, B took a ride in his special little wagon that grandma gave him, and we got some joy-filled photos in the process.  I love this session.  I hope you enjoy it too!

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Joy and Thomas are married (part 2-getting ready) :: Maui, Hawaii Destination Wedding Photography

Joy got ready at her sister Shannon’s house just minutes from where the guys were cooking the pig.  After we finished photographing the removal of the pig from the imu (see earlier post here), we went to Shannon’s to capture the ladies getting all glamed up.  It was a relaxed morning.  Poor Joy had a migraine. After a massage and some caffeine, Joy escaped to Fierce Salon and Day Spa in Wailuku, HI to have her hair done.  She chose a soft, curled style and was done in record time!  The stylist there was amazing!  After hair, it was time for makeup and dressing.  Joy’s beautiful sisters helped her into her dress while friends slipped her shoes and jewelry on.  It was a busy, but mellow morning.  We caravaned to the church right afterwards, where Joy’s dad performed the ceremony that would bind her to Thomas for life.  <3  But the ceremony photos will come in the next post.  Stay tuned!

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Twins! Portland Oregon Newborn Photography

Omgoodnes!  Are these brothers not the cutest ever?  They were so kind to me too.  I didn’t get pooped or peed on, they slept for most of the time and let me pose and move them around.  And the best part?  I get to document their entire first year!  I couldn’t be happier!

Mom’s and dad’s to-be:  I have a special package for baby’s first year.  Contact me for details!  Newborn photos are best when done within two weeks of birth for the sleepiest, most peaceful looking newborn photos. 

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