Christmas Mini Sessions

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, Christmas Mini Sessions?  It’s not even Halloween yet!  You know how this goes though, right?  Every year we all do the same thing, we wait…because there is plenty of time, Christmas is months away.  And then before you know it, it’s Thanksgiving and then suddenly your kids are on Christmas Break and it’s too late.  So this year, let’s be proactive together!  Contact me for details and to set up a time to get your Christmas cards checked off your to do list early and get yourself and updated family portrait.  And don’t forget, family portraits make excellent gifts for Grandma and Grandpa.  Just like that, so many things checked off your to do list!  Book your mini session for $49 session fee – purchase a collection as receive a complimentary set of cards.

I have a special offer for all of my wonderful previous clients –

NO SESSION FEE and a complimentary set of cards with the purchase of any collection.

I don’t want to make you feel bad or anything, but this lovely family below….they scheduled their Christmas session in June.  Yeah…June.  They brought all the appropriate accessories to their session and put them on with the sun cooking outside…what a smart family!  They’ve been done with their holiday cards for months now.  See…you need to get in asap.  Let’s get it done!

Portland Family Photographer

Family Photos

Christmas Mini Sessions

I have Christmas-y type props in the studio, but I know those are not everyone’s cup of tea.  So no worries, we can go super simple, or prop it up…it’s your choice.  With mini sessions, you will pick one background that you like, and that best compliments your clothing choices.  Mini sessions typically produce 10-15 images for you to choose from.

Christmas Mini Sessions

Holiday Minis

Family Portraits

The most common question I get when people schedule a family photo session is, “What should we wear?”  Thank goodness for Pinterest!  You can go onto Pinterest yourself and search Family Clothing for Portrait Session and you will find a plethora of ideas.  Here’s a Pinterest board I quickly created to give you some ideas.  The basic idea is to take the outfits you are thinking of for your family, lay them all out on a bed together, imagine that one person could wear everything at once.  Would they look cohesive?  Is there something that clashes, or stands out in a bad way?  Another idea is to start with one item…maybe the adorable dress you have for your daughter, then build from that piece.  Contact me if you need more ideas or help.

Colette with Pearl and Vedder – Mommy and Me Session

Get ready for an overshare.  I can’t help myself!!  Check out this adorable Mommy and Me Session.  Colette came in without daddy for this one…not that we don’t adore daddy!  (Don’t worry Gerrit, you are adored!)  But sometimes, it’s precious to capture a mommy with her little ones.  Just to cherish that sweet connection, that bond.  And while we were at it, of course we threw in a few sibling shots and two year birthday shots.  (Remember that whole, “I can’t help myself” dealio?)  How could I resist?  Pearl and Vedder are so adorable!!

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Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

I’m not making any official announcements, but if you are interested in your own Mommy and Me session you should probably be sure that you are getting the Barefoot Photography Newsletter.

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Oh my squishy butt!  Just look at this chunk!  I think Colette is leaning here a bit, which is understandable, he’s such a big boy!  He was also getting a little sleepy here, which made the snuggles all the sweeter.

Mommy and Me Session

My favorite of baby Vedder.  I just love the look in his eyes.  Safe and sound in his mommy’s arms.  Perfection!

Mommy and Me Session

I love all of these photos…but these have to be my favorite!  I asked Pearl how old she was and this was her response.  I love the little thoughtful tongue as she tries to figure out how to get her fingers to do her bidding.  So cute!

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

HA!  I love this…

Mommy and Me Session

This makes for a perfect storyboard!

Children's portraits

Mommy and Me Session

Yes she is two years old and just as cute as can be.  Beautiful Pearl!  With her super cute Mickey and Minnie shoes!  I’m not a big shoe fan (obviously) but if you have to wear shoes, I guess they should have Mickey and Minnie on them.

Mommy and Me Session

 Wrangling a two year old and trying to keep her curls straight while you put a cute clip in with a crying baby on your lap…all while looking gorgeous yourself.  Ahhh…motherhood!  It is beautiful in all it’s moments…from the snuggles to the struggles.  Fight the good fight mommas!  You are amazing!

Mommy and Me Session

Ready to schedule your Mommy and Me Session with Barefoot Photography?  What are you waiting for?!

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Jeanette – Six Months – Portland Photographer

Meet little Miss Jeanette, or Netty – the cutest little nickname ever.  Netty came to see me with her family…mom, dad and her two big brothers, who happen to have 4 paws.  I love when families bring their dogs into the studio for a family portrait session!  She was all smiles, and like my middle daughter, the happier she was, the wider her mouth was.  HA!  Such joy.  Netty was an absolute pleasure to photograph.  Are you looking for a Portland photographer for your baby or family sessions?  I would be happy to meet with you for a pre-consultation, so give me a call or send me an email.  But enough about that…let’s enjoy some really big smiles!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Family Portraits

If you have a pet that you would like to join in for family portraits, please do not hesitate to ask.  I can’t promise to make them smile, but I’ll do my best!  The hardest part is getting them to sit still…but once we get that, getting them to look is no trouble.  And look at little Netty here with her boys!  So precious…an wonderful memory!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Here little Netty is wearing an antique family dress…and sitting in my antique pram.  And again…look at that happy smile!

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Portland Photographer

Here we are again…the ever important mommy and me and daddy and me portraits.  I just love these family photos!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

If you have a little sitter who hasn’t had any portraits in a while, contact me!  I offer mini sessions for the “sitter” stage….but don’t wait, that little sitter is about to crawl away.  The Barefoot Photography studio is located at 2942 NE MLK in NE Portland.  Hope to see you soon!

Portland newborn photography • Portland maternity photographer • Portland baby photographer • Portland children’s photographer • Portland family photography

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What a tremendous joy it was for me to have Lucien and George in the studio recently for their photographs.  Lucien is such a wonderful brother to George and you can see how much George adores his big brother.  When I first heard their ages, I was a little worried about getting some interaction shots but I had nothing to worry about.  This is obviously how they are every day!  So natural and fun.  How long has it been since you have had your family in for professional portrait photography?  If you are like most people, it’s been a few years at least.  Contact Barefoot Photography…and schedule a photo shoot!  Let’s capture your family as they grow…

Sibling Portraits

Black and White Portraits

Whenever I take photos, I always take them in color and later convert them into black and white.  This way, my clients can choose whether they’d like color or black and white for each photo.  Also, if you opt to purchase digital files, you get both – color and black and white – of each image.  Sometimes, my clients and I have a really hard time deciding between color and black and white…they are both so beautiful!

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Oh my goodness!  The smiles these boys have.  Just a pleasure to work with.  And while we’re admiring things, will you just check out Barefoot Photography’s new wooden floors?  Both the rustic white and old wood started as a cedar fence that was torn down.  Many, many…MANY hours later, lots of blood, sweat and (near) tears and we have new floors!  And they photograph beautifully!

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You can view Kimberly’s work with family and children here.  The Barefoot Photography studio is located in NE Portland near the Nike Factory Store.  Photo shoots are available by appointment only Monday – Saturday with hours that fit your schedule.  Contact Kimberly!

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Tween and Sibling PortraitsSibling Portraits

You know how they say, the cobbler’s kids have no shoes?  Well…it holds true for photographers too, my kids have no shoes.  (Hee hee)   Actually…it is true that I rarely get my own little faces into the studio for updated portraits.  But I am so thankful I finally found the time in their busy schedule and mine to take these photographs.  For these portraits, we really wanted to capture their personalities  at this moment, their favorite things, how they are beginning to define themselves as individuals.  Your family session can include both tween and sibling portraits!

Maybe you have someone in your life starting to do the same…a budding artist, a football star, a future veterinarian?  Perhaps we can capture a similar moment in time for you!  Did you know that
“tween” mini sessions can be done at any time?  Mini sessions are typically a special event at Barefoot Photography, but I think tween portraits are overlooked, and necessary, so I offer them at any time.  Contact me for more information, and do it today before your tween becomes a teen and then a young adult!  Careful…could be happening right now!

Capturing Individuality!

Oh my goodness, this girl and her stuffed animals.  I don’t like to throw around the word obsession…but there are over 120, so what would you call that?

But never the less, look at the joy they bring her!  So glad we captured this moment before they stuffed animals are replaced with make up and boys.

Tween Portraits

And, our soccer star!  This girl plays on two different teams and almost ended up on three.  She is a rockstar and her focus and determination is inspiring.

Throw a challenge down and this girl will conquer it.

Tween Portraits

The lure of the stage…our girl in the limelight.  I still cannot believe that she started this adventure just two years ago and is already singing, dancing and acting

with more heart and passion than people who have been at it for years. Watching her perform is sheer bliss!

Tween Portraits

So proud to call these three ours!  “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD.” Psalm 127:3aTween and Sibling Portraits

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