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?!

The Gerig Family: A June Extended Family Session in Salem

June 21, 2023

What a feat to reach 50 years of marriage and have a legacy of a gorgeous family! This sweet extended family session was incredible! Katie, one of the children of this sweet couple, reached out to me about a family session a few weeks ago. She told me that her parents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, which is later this summer, but the whole family came into town to be with them. What better way to spend it than with an updated set of family photos! And even better, these were done on their gorgeous property! They have a beautiful orchard surrounding their home and their landscaping took my breath away!

The Incredible Session

This family loves photos and she was even so sweet to walk me through her beautiful home before we started to show me the photos they’ve had done in the past. It had been years since their last ones and so these were extra special! One of their children and her family even came in from Arizona for the occasion! I had such a blast with this family!

Extended family sessions are like regular family session on steroids, haha! We start with the entire group, getting some traditional posed shots, take a few fun ones, and then we break up into the individual families. We can get whichever combinations of the families they would like! We even got some shots with just all the girls and then with all the guys. This family also dressed to impress! They were so great to work with and the kids did phenomenal! One of the best and most organized extended family sessions I’ve had the honor to photograph! I wish these two and the sweet family and life they’ve built together so many more years of laughter and memories.

Love extended family sessions? You’ll love the Rogers family summer session at Cannon beach! https://joniloraine.me/2023/06/21/a-cannon-beach-extended-family-session/


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