Wednesday, January 25, 2012

already missing portland

After spending a few weeks away from Portland during Christmas, I was missing it quite a bit. After over three years here it has really become our home. It makes me sad already to know that we will most likely be moving when Jon graduates school. Luckily this past fall my friend Katie, who is a very talented photographer and one of the hardest working people I know, took some family pictures for us and we are now enjoying them in our home. I love the location in Tryon Creek park, because no matter where we live they will remind me of our time here where we started our family. I've unfortunately learned from the past (ahem, wedding) that quality photos are worth the cost, and I am going to treasure these forever! Thanks for putting up with the most squirrel-y toddler around, Katie! 

Check out Katie here. She's spunky, easygoing and willing to get poison oak to capture you at your best. (That was actually for a friend's photoshoot--for us she got stinging nettle)


Ty and Meg said...

These pictures are fantastic. I can't think about leaving here. I am just pretending that it is not happening. Man I will miss you guys.

Marissa said...

Aww, love these! And Theo has grown since these were taken! It is going to be hard to leave. (not to leave my apartment, but to leave Portland.)

v a n e s s a said...

these pictures are so so great. i love them. the forest/park by our house is the same to us (and where we keep saying we'll get our pictures taken too). it's funny how sentimental those places become. and i am having way more anxiety about just moving 20 min away than i thought i would. so i know you must be feeling it even more.

Lesley said...

These are so beautiful, Mal. I love them. And yes, you are right. I totally agree with you with regards to quality and getting what you pay for. We just booked family portraits in May with one of our favorite photographer. I am saving my pennies, and I know it's going to be worth it.

These are the kind of images I want for my family. Here's hoping :)