Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Our 2022 Family Photos

December 2, 2022

One of my favorite times of the year is when we get to have our own family photos done! Of course this doesn’t mean it’s super easy to plan or execute. Yes, even we photographers sometimes struggle getting our own families ready for photos. Planning outfits and making sure everyone behaves, especially teenagers who would really rather not have their photo taken. But they know that these are getting done either way. These memories and stages in their lives is so important for me to have and look back on for years to come. They will never be this young again. We won’t always have them in our home with us. One day they’ll grow up and begin their own lives and I’ll have these family photos to remember our once young family. I want to remember how they were and be able to one day show their children.

I am so blessed to have some amazing photographer friends. Some even share a similar photography style to my own! My beautiful friend, Samantha Shannon, took these images as well as last year’s family photos. In turn, I get to photograph her beautiful family, too! I was super excited this year when we got to include little miss Molly! She usually needs a haircut every 6 weeks and I couldn’t get her in before our photos so she’s a little shaggy here. But I love them all the same!

We took these out at one of my FAVORITE locations along the Columbia River Gorge. I usually come here to shoot a lot of engagement sessions. I knew this is where I wanted our family photos this year. Thank you Samantha for capturing these absolutely precious moments for us!! You’re a gem!

We LOVE cooking and baking. Check out what we were up to this fall! https://joniloraine.me/2022/12/02/fall-cooking/


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