Bend Oregon Family Session | Albany Oregon Photographer | Bend Oregon Photographer

Bend, Oregon, is one of my favorite places to visit as well as photograph! I jumped on the chance to photograph this family on a beautiful Sunday!

We first went to a park near their house and were able to capture some family photos as well as some photos of sweet 6 month old Sierra.
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We then headed back to their home and captured both some lifestyle as well as posted photos.Albany oregon photographer, bend oregon photographer, albany family photographer, bend family photographer, bend children's photographer
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We also spent a little time in their backyard capturing a few more family photos.Albany oregon photographer, bend oregon photographer, albany family photographer, bend family photographer, bend children's photographer

If you’re looking for family photos anywhere in Oregon, please contact me! I’d love to chat about your dream for your session!

By |2017-10-09T15:17:04+00:00October 9th, 2017|5 Comments

Ruzanski Family | Albany Oregon Family Photographer

When Amber reached out to me about taking their family photos, she said she hoped to do them at Weddle Covered Bridge in Sweet Home because Weddle is a family name. It was the perfect location for family photos, with a cute park next to it!
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Amber and Andy’s kids were pros at taking photos, and it was easy to capture beautiful photos of their family!

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Whenever I do a family session, I like to be sure to get plenty of photos of the full family as well as photos of each kiddo and the kiddos together.
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The last time I took photos for the Ruzanskis, the kids were a bit smaller but we got a photo like this one. So of course it had to be done again!
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In addition to the other groupings, I love getting photos with mom and dad with each kid, and of course one with just mom and dad!Albany oregon family photographer, albany family photographer, albany photographer, oregon photographer, oregon family photographer
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Looking for a family photographer? Contact me at info@veniaphotography.com

Can’t wait to hear from you!

By |2017-09-25T16:50:46+00:00September 25th, 2017|5 Comments

Seth & Ashley | Albany Oregon Wedding Photographer

What an amazing privilege it was to photograph Seth & Ashley’s wedding at Harvest Baptist Church in Albany, Oregon!

Ashely contacted me last winter about their wedding. Seth & Ashley grew up together and had been friends for a long time before eventually going on to further their relationship and then get married. What a great foundation to start a marriage on!

It was a beautiful July day – it wasn’t too hot but there was plenty of sunshine! I loved the sunflowers and rustic touches in Seth & Ashley’s decor!
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Seth and Ashley chose not to do a first look, but instead to see each other for the first time as Ashley walked down the aisle. We did separate wedding party and family photos before the ceremony, and I also was able to capture a sweet moment between the two of them without them seeing each other!
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The ceremony was very lovely, with both their pastor from Albany as well as their pastor from Oklahoma having a role in the ceremony. For their untiy ceremony, Seth & Ashley chose to use sand as a friend sang a beautiful song.
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After the ceremony, we completed wedding party & family photos, and then it was on to the reception. Seth & Ashley left the reception amid their friends and family blowing bubbles. 2017-09-23_0001.jpg

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After the reception, we met at Takena Landing in Albany to take some photos of just the new husband and wife! It was so nice to have a little while to capture some beautiful portraits for them!

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If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in or around Albany, Oregon, please email me at info@veniaphotography.com

I do travel, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you live further away, even out of state! I’d love the chance to work with you!

By |2017-09-25T16:21:32+00:00September 25th, 2017|5 Comments

Edith is TWO! | Albany and Corvallis Children’s Photographer

Last June I had the pleasure of taking Edith’s one year portraits. I very much enjoyed my time with Edith and her mommy, Robyn. I was overjoyed to be able to capture photos to celebrate Edith turning 2 this summer. We once again met at Avery Park in Corvallis, Oregon, and enjoyed many things the park has to offer!

We have decided it will be a tradition to have some photos with the rocking chair I brought along, since we also did some last year. It is fun to see Edith grow!2017-09-12_0006.jpg2017-09-12_0001.jpg

I love having a posed aspect as well as a “lifestyle” aspect to photos, especially with young children. After a few posed photos, we wandered the park. It was such fun watching Edith explore, ask questions, and PLAY. She is very adventurous and confident, but also knew when to ask her mom to help her.
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Robyn owns/runs Sunflower Stables outside of Corvallis. Last summer I had the privilege of both taking photos at her stables, as well as having my daughter take riding lessons with Robyn. I say that mostly to say that I have seen Robyn and Edith interact more than just during our photos, and I greatly admire the relationship they have. Watching them together was a truly joyful experience, and everytime I look through their photos I’m reminded of the love between them.
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If you are near Albany or Corvallis and looking for a photographer, please contact me! I would love to plan your session!

By |2017-09-12T18:23:06+00:00September 12th, 2017|3 Comments

Austin & Amanda’s Alaska Wedding | Oregon Wedding Photographer | Alaska Wedding Photographer

We had the wonderful privilege of traveling to Anchorage, Alaska, in May to photograph Austin & Amanda’s beautiful wedding. It was held at The Lakefront in Anchorage on Lake Spenard–such a gorgeous hotel and location!

It was such a fun day to be a part of, and I definitely had a hard time narrowing down photos for the blog. Enjoy a glimpse into Austin & Amanda’s Alaska Wedding Photos!

Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair: Yu Beauty
Makeup: Yu Beauty
Flowers: Evalyn’s Floral
Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Sensations Cakery
DJ: DJ GRE
Dance Lessons: Taryn Oleson
Groomsmen: Mens Wearhouse

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By |2017-07-20T23:42:16+00:00July 20th, 2017|2 Comments