First Birthday-Milestone Session/Newberg, Oregon Portrait Photographer

"You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,
You're daddy's little girl to have and hold.
A precious gem is what you are,
You're mom-my's bright and shining star.
You're the spirit of Christmas, the star on the tree,
You're the Easter Bunny for mommy and me;
You're sugar, you're spice, you're everything nice,
And you're daddy's little girl."

-Michael Buble "Daddy's little Girl"

Oh boy did I have loads of fun with this session! It was Miss J's first birthday and it was a sunny/overcast day in early September. Sunny/overcast day, you question? Yeah, you know, a not so uncommon day in the Pacific Northwest. There was rain and then it was super sunny and then came the gloom and then rain again.  

But yeah, this session was extra fun for a few reasons, One, it was her special day. Two, because mom and dad were super chill and fun and were up for adding in some extra fun. Three, it was fun watching dad dote on his daughter, making sure her headband was 'just right' before each shot and fixing her dress so it was perfect (see above image).  Four, capturing this little family's love for each other and five, dad is into photography also so he knew exactly how to help me out. It was awesome! 

We did the session on the family's gorgeous property and both grandma's were able to be there also. It was so sweet seeing her interact with her grandma's, she is so loved! 

Mom had the idea to bring out her balls from her ball pit. This was my favorite part. The three of them seemed to have fun playing together and were in the moment and I enjoyed capturing the moment. 

There is also a pond on the property, which I almost lost my shoe in. I had slipped into the pond and my shoe slipped off. Thankfully, I did not fully fall into the pond and my camera was completely safe. 

Thank you so much Kimberly, Jordan and Miss J for letting me be apart of this important time! 

Lil' Miss J, go forth, grow and rock on! 

Family Session/Twins Cake Smash- Newberg/Portland Area Photographer

"Brother let me be your shelter
I’ll never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home"
- Need to Breathe 'Brother'

This session was double the cuteness! Ryan and Nikki are blessed with delightful and super chill twin boys and recently they celebrated their first birthday. Nikki is a member of Baby Bootcamp and she was the winner of the fitness challenge. This girl increased her running from an occasional mile to nine miles! She lost 20.6 pounds and 12 inches overall! And as part of the prize, Nikki won a 30 minute session with me. She chose to increase the session to an hour session so that we could do family photos and cake smash photos.

You can learn more about Baby Boot Camp here:

Family Sessions, @Nanci Imagery


Nikki had made these fun posters and highchair banners (Thing 1 and Thing 2 themed) for their birthday party and she brought them for their session. I love the pop of color that they brought to the session.

Twins first birthday, Nanci Imagery

The Orr boys are both so yummy but even early in the session I could see how different these two are. Hunter, IMO looks so much like his mommy. Blond curls too! Cooper looks like daddy. Hunter is more of a momma's boy, if he could see his momma he wanted to be held by her. Cooper was easily entertained my his daddy. But both boys are easy going. I admit, with twin 1 year old boys, I expected to burn my daily calorie intake but they were super easy-going. 

These brothers are so blessed to have each other, to be each other's shelter in the storm, to bring the other up when they are low, to be a light when they need it...and to complain to each other about how mean mom and dad are because they have to clean their rooms.

Orr family, go forth and keep on rockin'! 

Chase's 9th Birthday Session- Newberg, Oregon Photographer

"Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries"
-Fall Out Boy- "Centuries"

I have known Chase since he was in utero.  Oh geez, I am at the age now where I say things like, "Sonny boy, I have known you since you were a little squash". Ok, I don't know if anyone really says things like this. I just can't believe how fast time seems to be moving since having kids. 

Chase and my eldest son, Noah, have been playing together since they were old enough to. They have known each other since Chase was born; they are only 3 months apart in age. I used to babysit Chase every week and the boys would sometimes be little mischievous angels together. Climbing fences big at age three (well Chase did while Noah egged him on) and something having to do with primary green paint all over the carpet, sofa, walls, the ceiling and on an approximately $250 large toy bus. Ahhhh, good memories, right Jessica?  So many more memories to be made! 

On this day, my son Noah and my youngest son were with us. My plan was to use my boys as entertainment. You know, have them tell all the fart jokes and pretend to fart on me, etc. I thought this was going to be a piece of cake, 10 minutes of photos and then the boys can run around like wild animals and then we will get some dinner. Right away, before I even had the camera up,  Chase pulled out the fake smile. You know the one, the, 'I despise this, you and your camera but I will humor you with my school photo smile'. To be expected with this age group but I thought for sure he would be hysterically laughing at Noah (as he usually does) but his fake smile was unfailing.  I think he thought he was not allowed to laugh. Finally though, I told him not to smile and just look at me. That's it. Just look at me and be. And there it was. Relaxed, natural smiles. This one is my favorite.

Newberg Oregon Photographer

And then they ran around like animals and it was great. =) Here he is with my youngest. 

Nanci Imagery Nancy Imagery Newberg Photographer

I look forward to seeing what your 9th year brings you Mr. Chase and we are so blessed to be apart of your world. Go forth Mr. Chase and rock on!