odessa and imogen – Family Portraits

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And another wonderful family that has been coming to me for family portraits for years!  In fact, this family is one of two families that have been coming to Barefoot Photography since I got my start in my backyard studio…so many years!  Thank you, thank you for trusting these sweet memories to me.  It’s an honor!

“We are blessed to have Kimberly take our family’s pictures!  We are always comfortable and she is so great with the kids — from newborn to older.  Kimberly took my maternity pics too and I am so happy to have those memories.  We couldn’t love a photographer more.  Plus, she is just an awesome person :)”

I need to do some digging so I can show you a “watch me grow” post for these girls.  This session was easily one of my favorites to date.  Odessa is quickly becoming a young lady…entering that tween stage.  And little Imogen has so much energy and vitality!  I love capturing their unique personalities.  And these photos are not staged…I didn’t have to bribe them.  This is who they are, they hug, they hold hands…they snuggle.  I would just give them an idea…”Can you touch noses?” And then oh, the giggles.  Sweet moments!

Portland Family PhotographerThis family is drawn to black and white portraits, as am I.  But the pop of color on the blue trunk is so beautiful!  I love the simplicity of their white dresses against the grey backdrop, with that splash of color.  Children's Portraits PortlandChildren's Portraits PortlandSuch a fabulous family…a joy to photograph!  Our sessions have always been filled with laughter.Portland Family PhotographerThis portrait of the sisters is my favorite from their photo shoot.  I simply told them to stand here together.  I turned and this is what I saw.  SO precious!  What a beautiful moment…  I just adore the way Imogen is holding onto big sister Odessa’s arm.  Perfection…Family Photography PortlandChildren's Portraits PortlandFamily Portraits Portland AreaKeep smiling girls…you’re beautiful inside and out!

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elliott and eisley – Children’s Portraits

“BOK CHOY!”  You really never know what is going to be the magic charm when doing children’s portraits.  For Elliott and Eisley…it was bok choy.  We had a blast shouting “BOK CHOY!” and then laughing up a storm.  Their little personalities and genuine smiles really shined and just look at what we captured!Gresham Family Portraits

In my clients words…

“This was our third photo shoot with Kimberly.  She did a wonderful job helping our very shy 15 month old warm up to her.  Our 3 year old absolutely loved her and is still talking about how much fun he had with Miss Kimberly!  We were amazed at her ability to keep the kids in one spot and get natural, expressive pictures that captured their personalities.  We love our photos and appreciate Kimberly’s style with children and artistic talent.”

Children's Portraits GreshamChildren's Portrait PhotographerChildren’s portraits like these take time and patience.  Little people sometimes have no issues with strangers, other times…they are a little unsure.  So we spend a lot of time playing before we take time to work on photographs.  Sometimes, we need to play with some toys, read a story or find a word that’s really funny.  Personally, I love the challenge!  Meeting a little one who starts a session hiding behind mom and ends the session in my arms, that’s a fun day on the job.  And so very rewarding when you end up with portraits as sweet as these. Gresham PhotographerGresham Portraits ChildrenBarefoot Photography Portraits

It is an honor to have clients like these, who trust me again and again to capture their families as they grow.  Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you and your amazing little ones!

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colette – 34 weeks – Maternity Portraits

Maternity Portraits

One of the highest honors you can have as a photographer, is to have another photographer choose you as their photographer.  And I am doubly honored as this is the second time I have had the pleasure of providing maternity portraits for Colette and her wonderful family, that is about to grow by two feet!  Gerrit and Colette, like so many parents recently, have opted to not find out if this little bundle is a little brother or a little sister to the adorable Pearl.  (Seriously…this girl is off-the-charts adorable!)

This was a mini maternity session…quick and simple and YES!  The whole family can be involved in the session.  Older siblings, whether they are two or twelve can add so much to a maternity session…please do not hesitate to include them.  A mini session lasts about 20 minutes and produces around 10-12 images.  A perfect way to capture your pregnancy!

“Kimberly has done my maternity photos twice along with our newborn photos and I have to say, she’s seriously one of the best in Portland, if not the whole country. Her attention to detail and eye for lighting and composition is amazing. Not to mention the quality of images and product she delivers is so sharp and beautiful. But even beyond that, she loves the squishy babies and knows how to mold them into the cutest poses! It’s truly a gift to have such a pairing of technical and creative in one photographer. Hire her. Seriously.”

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Oh my goodness, these two and their beautiful eyes.  I love the intensity and sweetness of this last portrait!

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Kimberly Whipps of Barefoot Photography specializes in maternity and newborn portraits.  Book your newborn portrait session with Barefoot Photography and receive a complimentary mini maternity session.  Please check out the maternity and newborn portraits site here.  Contact Kimberly and book your portrait session today!

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cora – 3 months – baby portraits

Baby Portraits

What a doll!  Cora was such a sweet baby to photograph, she was all smiles the moment they walked through the door.  And big sister Gianna was fun and so helpful.  We had a blast in the studio capturing her baby portraits.

From Cora and Gianna’s mom, Micaela – “My mother wanted to gift our family a photoshoot for our new baby girl and her big sister. She found Kimberly and Barefoot Photography from across the country and loved her.  So, we booked a setting and picked some outfits. Our photoshoot could not have gone any better. Kimberly was wonderful with the kids making the girls feel so at ease. The result was a natural, yet amazingly beautiful product. I could not have been more impressed with the quality and artistry in Barefoot Photography’s portraits. Thank you Kimberly! “

This age is such a perfect time for baby portraits, so if you are thinking about having your little one photographed, send me an email.  You can find more of my baby photography here.  In fact, because it is such a perfect age for baby portraits, I offer a complimentary mini sitter session to my clients who book their newborn portraits with me.  A sitter session is a fabulous way to capture each stage as these little ones grow.  But don’t worry, if you didn’t book your newborn appointment with me, we can still do a mini session for your little sitter.  Contact me for the details.  And do it now before the crawling starts!

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Contact Kimberly for Baby Portraits

Kimberly Whipps of Barefoot Photography specializes in artistic, studio portraits.  Maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits…whatever your family needs.  Barefoot Photography’s studio is located in NE Portland near the Nike Factory Store.  All sessions are by appointment only.  Schedule a pre-consultation here!

 

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ayla and her family … Portland Family Portraits

I have the best clients ever.  <3

“Kimberly is exactly what you want in a professional photographer. Her unique eye for beauty coupled with her friendly, fun, and supportive attitude make for not only amazing photos but also a really enjoyable experience. I spent many months researching photographers in the Portland area and when I saw her work I was immediately drawn in. I described to her what I was looking for and was beyond thrilled by the photos she took. She managed to capture exactly what I pictured in my mind of the photos I wanted. She was fun to work with during the shoot and had a great sense of humor. Kimberly was very patient with us when we were choosing photos and juggling our child spilling cheerios all over her studio. Her laid back attitude, but attention to detail, created stunning images that I will smile about for a lifetime. I would HIGHLY recommend Kimberly to anyone who wants a fantastic photo experience with an incredible product.”

Thank you for the chance to photograph your beautiful family!

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