Portland Family Photographers | Family Photo Shoot Locations



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Portland is one of the most amazing cities in the US and being a family photographer here is an absolute dream. There’s no shortage of fantastic family photo shoot locations and we can’t wait to share some of our favorites with you.

Beach Locations


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It might sound strange to you, but we do actually have some beach like locations around Portland. This one is my favorite and it’s only 30 minutes away from downtown Portland. Can you believe it?

A beach location is great for families and maternity shoots. This location works well pretty much all year around.

When planning a session at this location here are a few things to think about:

  • Styling: a beach location calls for flowy fabrics and contrasting colors. I love whites, blues and rust colors for the beach. Check out this beautiful white dress from Free People .

Footwear can be pretty simple and neutral, but I recommend barefoot for a super natural look

  • Travel: normally a beach location would be at least 90 minutes away from Portland and, even though it is totally worth the trip, not all families are ok driving this long with kids. This Portland “beach is actually only 30  minutes away, win win.
  • Parking: this location offers free parking on site. In the busier, warmer months it can be busier but I never had any trouble finding a parking spot. Since our sessions happen early in the day or at sunset, there are not as many people around.


Columbia River Gorge


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Ask any photographer around here and they will tell you they have a soft spot for the Gorge. With its epic views and breathtaking scenery, the Gorge is pretty hard to beat.

Family, Maternity and Newborn shoots work great here. We offer four different Gorge locations, depending on how far you are wiling to travel. All of them are stunning.

The Gorge locations work beautifully any time of the year. If you are looking for a wildflower session, mid April to mid May is when they are most abundant.

When planning a session at this location here are a few things to think about:

  • Styling: The Gorge is pretty versatile for styling. Flowy fabrics are always great but a nice pair of jeans and textured cardigan works great hear too. It all depends on your personal style. Check out this gorgeous textured cardigan from Madewell.
  • Travel: Gorge locations can be anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes from Central Portland. The farther you go, the more epic it gets. Wildflower locations are 90 minutes away. Here’s a little sample of how majestic this location is.
  • Parking: some locations require a day use ticket or annual pass. Parking is usually not an issue ( apart from Government Cove in the fall months).


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One of the best things about living in Portland is all the river access we get. Riverside shoots work beautifully, offering a different perspective and scenery.
Rivers are also great for kids who are super active, it gives them the chance to keep busy by throwing rocks, looking for fish and having a ton of fun during our session.




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Portland is a beautiful city that has so much to offer. Walking around Downtown and admiring the amazing historic buildings is a favorite. If you are looking for something different, a little edgier for your photoshoot, Downtown Portland might be it.

This location works great with older kids (5+), so we don’t have to be worrying about road safety as much. Maternity also works beautifully here

Parks and Nature Reserves

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We are so incredibly lucky around here. Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by gorgeous parks and nature reserves. Not every park is suitable for a photoshoot in our opinion, but we do work very hard to find amazing options for you



Ready to book a family or maternity session in Portland? Here are some details:
Here’s what we offer:

What’s included


  • A set of 50 beautifully edited photos with full printing rights
  • 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of shooting time ( depending on family and location)
  • Styling assistance and use of my client closet
  • Planning assistance ( includes a 20 minutes video call and unlimited assistance via email )
  • Location up to 1 hour from Portland.

The Experience


Wardrobe –Assistance to plan and select outfits for your whole family. You will also have access to the client closet with expertly curated pieces for your family to borrow.

Location – You will have access to incredible locations selected to make your pictures even more special. From the beautiful Oregon Coast to the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, you will get all the support to help you find the perfect location for your story to be told.

During the Session – My approach is to make you and your family as comfortable as possible so that you can be yourselves. Forced posing and smiling are not on the cards with me. I will talk to you, play with your kids and do everything I can to keep everybody engaged so that your pictures can look like your authentic selves.

Gallery Delivery – Your photos will be delivered via a beautiful online gallery ( by pictime) within 4 weeks of your session. You will be able to download your photos, order prints, albums and share the gallery with your loved ones.

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Hi, I’m Evelynne. I love finding beauty in the small things and poetic moments between people who care for each other deeply. My photos are full of love, deep feelings and imperfections. I want your pictures to show how you truly lived and loved people around you.

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