Jude and Jamie – See them Grow!

Settle in folks, I have had the joy of taking family portraits for this wonderful family for years.  It’s time for a “See Them Grow” post!  This is so fun…and thanks to my new filing system, so much easier.  (Did you know that I don’t delete images?  It’s true…how could I!?)  First, check out this progression of sibling portraits over the years.

Family Portraits

This family has been coming to see me since the beginning of their family…with their very first “bump”.

Maternity Portraits

And Mr. Jude as a newborn.  He was such a tiny baby!

Newborn Portraits

 Jude and his mama waiting for baby sister.  I love that they decide to book a maternity session for their second baby.  I think many families overlook maternity portraits for second or third babies.  “I have photos of me pregnant” I have heard some people say.  But every pregnancy is different and wonderfully special.  Plus, maternity photos with older siblings are precious!

Maternity Photographer

Family Portraits

The whole family!  I love family photos with newborns.  And precious little Jamie with her little finger!

Family Photos

Another adorable session with these two as they grow.

Children's Photography

Oh how I miss my old brick wall…so glad we captured these moment in that beautiful place.  I love the portrait of the two of them standing and looking at my like that.  Cracks me up!

Family Photos

And here we are to the most current session.  Look at how they have grown!

Children's Portraits

Jamie and his trains!  If you look back through their photos, you’ll see this is a common thread.

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I love this little scrunched up grin.  She’s such a precious and fun girl.

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Thank you Glen and Kristen for choosing Barefoot Photography again and again for your family portraits because it has been a fun ride!  Give me a call or send me an email if you want to begin to capture your family in portraits.




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lucien and george- brothers

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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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audrie – 6 months – Sitter Portraits

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One of my favorite types of photography session is sitter portraits!  Sitters are babies typically between 5-8 months old.  The ideal stage to do these portraits is when your baby is sitting up unaided, but not yet crawling.  Of course, these sessions can be done once baby starts crawling, in that case, mom and/or dad gets a workout, chasing the little one around.  It’s a hoot!

Little Miss Audrie was at the perfect age for her portraits.  And oh my goodness…such beautiful blue eyes.  It’s always hard to decide between color and black and white because of this girls eyes.  But what can I say, I’m a sucker for black and white.

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Audrie kept trying to fly during our session…you can do it girl!

I’m so thankful that this family ever walked into my studio.  They bring so much joy (and energy) with them when they come.  Sitter sessions can often be done as a mini session…and I am never opposed to the whole family jumping in for a few portraits.  In fact…I will typically push mom and dad into a few pictures, even if they were thinking they might not have any family portraits.  Like I always say, you don’t have to buy the portraits, but if you don’t take them, you will never have the choice.

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Miss Audrie was just about done…

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How old is your little one?  Is it time for some sitter portraits?  Capture your little sweetie before they crawl away…

Did you know, if you booked your newborn portraits with Barefoot Photography, a mini sitter session is complementary.  A perfect way to capture them growing.

Check out more sitter portraits at Barefoot Photography.







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lauren – 13 years – Tween Portraits

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Tween Portrait Sessions

Beautiful Lauren…and lucky me!  I got to have Lauren in the studio for not just one tween portrait session, but two!  And just look at how she has grown, from a cute and spunky 8 year old into a beautiful and sweet young woman of 13.  First of all, this portrait here just makes my heart all sorts of happy since it is snowing buckets outside.  I thought this very fitting!© US Copyright Barefoot Photography ©

Now…take a look back at then and now.  We didn’t even plan these similar portraits.  There were quite a few that lined up nicely to really show off how she has grown over the years. 

And would you just look at her hair in her most recent portraits?  The girl does that herself!  I’m lucky if I can get a ponytail straight, she’s incredible. I thought they had a professional do an updo for her portrait session.  Amazing…

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Oh my!  Look at that smile, this girl is a natural in front of the camera.  These most recent portraits were done at just the right time because Lauren braces had just come off.

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This last portrait was the one that caused her parents and I to stop at their most recent ordering appointment.  We realized that there was a similar image from her first session and I just happened to have it in an album at the studio.  So fun to see the changes and the similarities in these images!

How long has it been since your tween has had updated portraits?  It’s amazing how fast they grow and change.

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Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Portraits PortlandNEW from Barefoot Photography – Holiday Mini Sessions!  Capture your family this season and get a jump on sending out your holiday cards.  The session fee is only $29, and collections begin at $179.  Sessions will take place at Barefoot Photography’s studio on November 12th and 19th, early morning session will book the quickest…so if you have a little one who naps, do not delay!  Sessions will last about 20 minutes yielding 10-12 images for you to choose from.  All sessions include portraits from the holiday set and the simple background for family portraits, though you are not required to use both options, it’s your choice.  Book your appointment now…these are limited sessions and they will not last!  Contact Kimberly for more information and to book your session.

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Barefoot Photography is now located at 2942 NE MLK…just blocks from the Nike Factory store. Come and see the new location!

Portraits make a perfect (and simple) holiday gift. Portrait collections range from $179 to $649, including items like holiday cards, ornaments, matted gift portraits and album

. There are many options to fit your needs and budget. Contact Kimberly now to set up your appointment!  kw@kimberlywhipps.com

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