Destination

Kristina and Scott
Oregon Coast Photography

Kristina and Scott along with Kristina’s son Aiden, all met up on an overcast yet calm Sunday morning on the coast, where the family was enjoying a long weekend getaway. This kind couple loves nature, hiking and being outdoors with family. So much so, that they are getting married this month on top of Mt. Hood at Silcox Hut! We explored old growth forests in Ecola State Park and danced on the beach. Kristina braved the chill in a long pretty dress and Aiden did rad ninja kicks for the camera. Thank you Scott and Kristina for choosing me to document these important moments with your family from ocean coast to mountain top!

Jessica Hill PhotographyKristina and Scott | Oregon Coast Photography
Family

The Johnson Family
A Day in the Life at Home

Michelle, Alex, Leo and Ray are the cutest and kindest. I met Michelle a loooonnnnngggg time ago when she was at Oblation and of course… wedding industry so we met at a bridal show! After finding out that our home roots are also in Michigan and specifically, Ann Arbor we became friends and I actually photographed Michelle and Alex’s two year wedding anniversary photos long before the kiddos came along! Michelle now co-owns a great book binding company called Hitched Strung Stitched in town. After not seeing her in many moons, we ended up in a magical pre-natal yoga class together at Yoga Pearl! I was so happy and honored to be invited to their new home to photograph their sweet family. Leo is a cutie and such a good big brother to baby Ray! Alex and Michelle are great parents and even grandma and grandpa were able to jump in for a few photos! I love photographing families at home, in the familiar, the cozy and comfortable and gettin real moments rather than staged all too perfect traditional family portraits. The messy hair, the barefeet and the wildness of the days that make up the years that make up this beautiful life. Thank you Johnson family and much love!

Jessica Hill PhotographyThe Johnson Family | A Day in the Life at Home
Baby

White Family Maternity Session
Portland Oregon Maternity Photos

I’ve known Sarah since the 6th grade and consider her to be a best friend to the point of family. We were together for our first loves and at the altar for both of our weddings… I’m beyond excited for her to be expecting her first beautiful baby and… It’s a GIRL! Sarah and Drew are expecting baby Ruthie within the next month and she’s being welcomed to the world by two incredible parents! We photographed around their home in McMinnville and went to Kramer Vineyards to adventure through the vineyards. We ended with a stunning sky and some really magical moments from their maternity session. Love these guys and their daughter to be. artistic-maternity-photos-portland-001 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-002 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-003 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-004 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-005 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-006 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-007 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-008 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-009 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-010 artistic-maternity-photos-portland-011

Jessica Hill PhotographyWhite Family Maternity Session | Portland Oregon Maternity Photos
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Alice and Scott’s Maternity Session

Alice, Scott and I have known each other now for over three years now. I first got to know them when they hired me to photograph their wedding in 2011. We had a really amazing time at their engagement session in the Pearl district and then their wedding was beyond glorious at Bridal Veil Lakes. I still have a copy of their wedding album in my studio! When they told me they were expecting, I was so excited and even more so with the idea of photographing their maternity session. I’m not sure about you, but I have some bad memories associated to the typical 1980’s maternity sessions. (i.e. black and white photos and some sarongs and awkward posing. and I been on a mission to change that. I love the idea of going in nature and having it be more of an organic and artistic. I just had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Henry and he’s absolutely perfect! It’s my true happiness to be documenting these life-changing moments for such a kind, loving and down to earth couple and their new family. Life is wonderful.

 

Jessica Hill PhotographyAlice and Scott’s Maternity Session
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Baby Gender Reveal Party!

I was so excited to photograph baby Marek’s gender reveal party recently! Many couples cut into a cake and it’s pink inside if it’s a girl, and blue if it’s a boy! I figured that momma-to-be Liz, a professional baker herself, with her own book out on Amazon.com, would have the gender cake of the century! I was quite pleasantly surprised with the vintage hot air balloon theme and the basket pull! Dan and Liz were grinning ear to ear when the pink confetti showered them and everyone pronounced “It’s a Girl!” Baby Avalon is due this summer and her story is a long and miraculous one. I’m so happy for Liz and Dan and baby Avalon and their families! What a wonderful party!

Jessica Hill PhotographyBaby Gender Reveal Party!
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The Farrara Family
Sauvie Island Family Photographer

WOW! I absolutely loved working with this incredible family made up of Eric, Autumn, Jackson and their adorable labradoodle Maggie. We almost cancelled the shoot, as it was raining buckets about an hour before our scheduled shoot. Luckily, the rain passed, the sun came out and Sauvie Island provided some great landscapes. They are expecting an addition soon and I love how sweet Jackson is as a big brother! Congrats Farrara Family!

Jessica Hill PhotographyThe Farrara Family | Sauvie Island Family Photographer