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Portland Newborn Photographer | Baby J - Baby J’s newborn session was so much fun! It was so nice to meet and work with her beautiful, sweet family. They were so helpful during the entire session, which I love. It always helps to have extra hands. I also love that her mom had browsed our previous newborn blogs, so she knew the […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Katy & Sam - Katy + Sam Forever 12.29.2016 Portland Oregon Temple Portland Oregon & Destination Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Katy and Sam are such a beautiful, sweet, fun couple! They’re perfect together; a match made in heaven!  For Katy and Sam’s first glance pictures, we headed to the beautiful Cedar Creek Grist Mill. It was the perfect location. On the day of […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding A & T - Alyssa + Trey Forever 10.22.2016 Hair and Makeup Artist Madison Powell Payson Utah Temple Portland Oregon & Destination Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Alyssa and Trey are a match made in heaven! They’re so perfect together; both so thoughtful and sweet, and really adventurous and athletic, too. Trey loves to surf and Alyssa ran the 200 […]
Destination Wedding Photographer | Johnny and Malia - Malia + Johnny Forever 08.13.2016 Hair and Makeup artist Madison Powell Spokane Washington Temple Portland Oregon & Destination Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography I loved every detail of Malia & Johnny’s wedding! Malia’s stunning vintage lace gown, her beautiful bouquet, and lovely hair. Johnny provided the music at their reception. He’s an amazing musician and photographer. Malia and Johnny requested […]
Holiday Family Pictures - This little guy and his family visited the studio for their holiday picture session. I LOVE seeing Elle M Newborns as they grow, and their cute personality as it forms! This little guy was so sweet and smiley the entire time. I think it helped to have his puppy in some of his pictures.❤️ We started […]
Portland Newborn Portrait Photographer | Elle M Photography - This beautiful family had me smiling from ear to ear while editing their sweet photos! I can hardly take in all the cuteness of their beautiful little ones! ❤️❤️❤️ Newborn sessions in the studio are so sweet! I love the dreamy backlight! Family photos can be displayed anywhere in your home because of the light, neutral […]
Portland Senior Photographer | Sydney - Sydney and her mom came with beautiful ideas for Sydney’s senior pictures!! Senior sessions aren’t only a time to take a great yearbook picture, they’re also for capturing memories to hang on the walls of your home, pictures for graduation announcements and to add to a senior memory book. Sydney and her mom chose the […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Keri & Rob - Keri and Rob’s wedding was held at their beautiful Oregon home on a perfect August day! They were surrounded by their friends, family and the beautiful landscape, lit up by the setting sun. Keri’s dress was a beautiful tulle and lace gown that a family friend altered to fit her perfectly. Her bouquet was stunning […]
Destination Wedding Photographer | Alyssa & Trey | Richland Washington - Alyssa and Trey had a quick first glance session before their beautiful backyard reception! We photographed by the Yakima river in the Tri-Cities and then at their reception. Alyssa’s mom created and worked with friends and family to decorate their estate. Everything was picture perfect! I loved all the beautiful lights and the creative ways she displayed […]
Portland Oregon Engagement Photographer | Alyssa & Trey | Oregon Coast - I was smiling from ear to ear while working on Alyssa and Trey’s engagement pictures. They’re so perfect together and so fun to work with. Alyssa has the most beautiful smile and dimples and they’re both so kind and sweet. Alyssa and Trey met in Omaha Nebraska on their missions for the Church of Jesus Christ […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography | Nika & Pavel - Nika and Pavel’s wedding was on one of the most beautiful days of summer. They’re from Seattle, so I first met them on the day of their wedding. They are such a beautiful, sweet, fun couple and so in love! We photographed at the St. John’s bridge, then in Vancouver near the waterfront and at the Salmon Street […]
West Linn Senior Photographer | Ethan - 2017 West Linn Senior Ethan When you have eyes as blue as Ethan’s you can’t go wrong with a blue shirt for senior pictures. I love all the colors he chose for his pictures at George Rogers Park. Ethan, I hope you have a fun, adventurous and memorable senior year! I can’t wait to see more […]
Jesuit Senior Photographer | John - 2017 Jesuit High School Senior John John was really fun to photograph. He used to do Parkour, so his jump is my best jump photograph, to date! Thanks John! I hope you have an amazing senior year and tons of fun leading your robotics team!      
Beaverton Senior Photographer | Mary - 2017 Sunset High School Senior Mary I had so much fun getting to know Mary during her senior session at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego. Mary is an amazing level 10 gymnast and a beautiful singer! Reflective assistant, Kalia, and I had so much fun watching Instagram video of Mary’s routines. Gymnastics requires a high […]
Tigard Senior Photographer | Rachel - Tigard Senior Rachel has the most beautiful blue eyes! I had so much fun taking her senior pictures on the Portland waterfront. Portland has a million beautiful locations for seniors to choose and this has to be one of my favorites! Rachel, you are stunning and so sweet! I hope you have a fun, adventurous […]
Portland Temple Wedding Photographer | Noelle & Noah - Noelle and Noah’s wedding day was beautiful and sunny. They’re absolutely perfect together – she’s so elegant and he’s her prince charming! Noelle designed and made her summer bouquet and it was absolutely stunning with her beautiful lace wedding gown. Noelle and Noah, I had so much fun photographing your wedding day at the Portland Oregon Temple. […]
Lakeside Gardens Portland Oregon Quinceanera Photographer | Sehiri - August 20th 2016 Several shades of blue continue to be worn by Quinceañeras and I LOVE it! I love that these young ladies choose to wear this special gown in a color that they love, especially when its for a beautiful, culturally exciting birthday! Sehiri celebrated her ceremony at the beautiful Lakeside Gardens in Portland and her reception followed. It […]
Wilsonville Senior Photographer | Kyra - Kyra has the most beautiful smile and gorgeous brown eyes! I had so much fun with her and her family during her senior session at the Portland Rose Gardens. Her senior pictures were on one of the most beautiful days of summer and the Rose Gardens were packed with people, but we were still able […]
Portland Newborn Portrait Photography | Baby E - Newborn portrait photography, beautiful baby E!   Newborn portrait photography session at the Elle M Photography natural light studio in Stafford Oregon. Newborn photography in the studio is a personal favorite! Dreamy back lit portraits are timeless and create beautiful prints with your little one as the focus of the image. We have so many […]
Portland Senior Photographer | Kopal - Kopal is so sweet, smart and talented and has the most fun, loving and supportive family. I had so much fun getting to know them during her senior session. Her stunning first outfit is influenced by the culture and region in India where her family is from. I absolutely loved capturing images that represent her heritage. I […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Maya - Maya’s senior session began at her beautiful home. Her stunning first outfit represents the traditional clothing of india and is influenced by the culture, and region her family is from.  When she answered the door, my jaw dropped, and while her senior pictures show a stunning young lady, Maya is so sweet, smart and talented and has […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Becka & David - Becka & David August 2016 Ceremony & Reception  |  Stein Boozier Barn Wilsonville Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Becka has a smile that can light up any room and her and David’s love is AMAZING!! They are so sweet and cute together! They were married on a beautiful August day at the Stein Boozier Barn […]
Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Madelynn & Andrew - Madelynn & Andrew July 2016 Portland Oregon Temple Luncheon | Fort Vancouver Ring Ceremony  |  Fort Vancouver Reception | Fort Vancouver Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography There are so many moments throughout the wedding day that I enjoy capturing.   Then there are the moments that I enjoy listening to; the ceremony, the toasts and the […]
Destination Wedding Photographer | Amanda & Cameron - Amanda + Cameron 08.08.2016 Nauvoo Illinois Temple Portland Oregon and Destination Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Photographing Amanda and Cameron’s first glance pictures in Nauvoo, Illinois was such a wonderful experience. Their love is patient and sweet and kind. On their first date, over two years ago, Cameron invited Amanda to make s’mores with him in his […]
Portland newborn portraits | Baby C - Sweet baby C was a sleepy little princess! She makes photography look easy! I had so much fun spending time with her and her family!💗 A note about her cute little hammock photo… I had 3 sets of hands and a newborn beanbag an inch below her foot. I worked my magic in photoshop and this […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Sarai & Ross - I loved every detail of Sarai and Ross’s wedding day! Sarai loves pink and vintage so she designed and made her lovely wedding dress with vintage lace and pink tulle. Ross is a videographer working toward his degree in music education, and an aspiring film director. Sarai and Ross requested photojournalistic style wedding portraits with artistic and beautiful […]
Portland Senior Photographer | Tayler - Tayler is in a word, stunning! She’s also very sweet, smart and fun! She loves everything country and plans to study medicine and become a trauma surgeon. ❤️ A huge thank you to her friend Aleena for being a wonderful reflective assistant and keeping the laughs rolling, and to her mom, Kristina, one of the nicest […]
Portland Engagement Photographer | Keri & Rob - I’m so in love with Keri and Rob’s engagement session. These two are so in love! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in August! Keri & Rob requested having their engagement session on their 40 acre property, and since I LOVE photographing in new locations it was the perfect match! We photographed on a […]
Portland Newborn Photography | Baby Elijah - If I could start every week with a newborn session…❤️! Elijah was so sweet and I love that we were able to capture photos with his beautiful eyes open and then some sweet, sleepy newborn pictures. His parents were really relaxed and helpful during his session, which I love! New Mom’s often tell me how sleepy […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Tanner & Maddie - M+T First Glance 05.26.16 Portland Oregon Temple Portland Rose Gardens      
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Lauren - We had so much fun at Lauren’s senior session in the Pearl District! Her mom and sister were there, which I loved because they had Lauren laughing and smiling the entire time. I love when family can join for a senior session because it really helps capture your authentic personality. Lauren was absolutely stunning in […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Maddie & Tanner - Maddie + Tanner June 2016 Portland Oregon Temple Outdoor Garden Reception Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Maddie and Tanner were so fun to work with. They were so comfortable in front of the camera which I loved! They were laughing, kissing and having fun which allows me to really photograph their personalities. I’m so excited to share their wedding and […]
Portland Newborn Photographer | Baby Beckham - Today I have the perfect in-home newborn session! I met baby Beckham in his beautiful home to photograph him with his parents for the first time. Their front room had such beautiful light, it was a very cozy, warm space. I photographed their newborn portraits in color and black and white because I knew they wanted a photojournalistic look for his newborn […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Maya - Today we have beautiful 2017 senior Maya on the blog! I’m obsessed with her gorgeous brown eyes; they were especially sparkly on this lovely sunny day by the river! Maya you are SO beautiful, sweet and fun to work with. Thank you for shooting with me!❤️
Portland Newborn Photographer | Brynlee - Oh my goodness, Brynlee was a dream to photograph! What a sweet little bundle! It was such an honor to photograph this beautiful family, they’re the first couple whom I have photographed both their wedding and newborn! It’s so nice to see their love grow and capture such sweet, special moments!❤️ Choosing pictures for the […]
Portland Engagement Photographer | Maddie and Tanner - I had so much fun photographing Maddie and Tanner’s engagement pictures! They’re such a cute couple and so in love!! We began at the park where all the flowers were in bloom and then photographed at Portland’s beautiful tree lined streets on NW 23rd. Congratulations Maddie and Tanner!! ❤️      
Newborn Photography Studio | Portland, Oregon - Please enjoy this photo tour of the Elle M Newborn Studio. The studio opened in December 2015 and I had my first newborn session that month and several that followed. It is a dream to photograph there! The large, backlit windows are so perfect for photographing newborns and their families! The studio is an overview of […]
Portland Senior Photographer | Spring Photo Session - Spring sessions are so light and bright! We always have so much fun during photo sessions, and this was one of my favorites! She was in stitches the entire time; many thanks my reflective assistant! : ) Happy Spring!  
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Cece - Cece chose a beautiful location for her senior pictures! I had never photographed here before but it is definitely a new favorite for senior pictures! Cece was so easy to photograph, and she chose the most beautiful outfits for her senior session. It was so beautiful and sunny which gave all her pictures a dreamy look! Cece, […]
Portland Senior, Newborn & Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Studio by Du Interiors - I had so much fun working with Dulce of Du Interiors to create this beautiful space for clients in the studio. It displays some of my favorite photos. Dulce was amazing to work with and so much fun! We absolutely love our new session premiere space!   The mood board… Finished space with a 40×40 metallic print over […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Holly & Dave - Holly + Dave December 2015 Ceremony | Visitation Catholic Church Reception | McMenamin’s Children’s Cottage Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Holly & Dave’s winter wedding was beautiful! I loved capturing photos that not only show their love for one another, but for their family and friends, as well. Holly designed many of the decorative elements for her wedding. She was stunning, […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | June - I loved everything about June’s senior session – the beautiful locations, the warm fall weather, June’s style and her fun, outgoing personality. She chose a session that gave us time to capture her casual, athletic and sophisticated style! I love the bold colors and patterns she chose. She also requested several in black and white, which I LOVE!! […]
Portland Family Photographer | Elle M Photography - Last Saturday was the perfect day for family photos, and how cute is this family! Love
Tigard Senior Photographer | Tamara - Tamara is one of our beautiful Elle M Senior Models. I LOVE our senior model program! It’s a great way for current juniors to meet juniors from other schools in and around the Portland area. We have lots of fun photoshoots so that by the time you have your senior pictures, you’re a pro! I love […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Renee - Renee chose my one of my favorite locations for her senior pictures! Her session started at the Elle M Studio field and from there we went to Brown’s Ferry Park for more, gorgeous fall photos. Renee’s so photogenic, and she chose the most beautiful outfits, accessories and shoes. All her pictures have such a dreamy […]
West Linn Senior Photographer | Ryan - Ryan had a summer session that was amazing and another 30 minute session in the fall; not a bad idea for those who have more time in the summer and don’t want to deal with fall’s unpredictable weather, but love the fall look. Ryan’s also a photographer, so he chose the perfect location, and color to wear […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Shelby - I’m super excited to post Shelby’s senior pictures today!! I loved that she brought beautiful red flowers to compliment her outfit. She has AMAZING style and is so sweet and photogenic! Shelby is part of the Lakeridge Cross Country team and it was fun to hear what a great experience it’s been for her. I’ve had so many 2016 seniors […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Jocelyn - I’m SO excited to get Jocelyn’s senior session posted tonight! She was made to be in front of the camera; everything from her beautiful laughing pictures, to her serious, to her smile… is perfect! I love all her outfits, and how well the colors worked with our beautiful summer light. Jocelyn, you are so beautiful and I had so much […]
Central Valley Catholic Senior Photographer | Emily - Emily reminds me of the actress Juliet Burke. She’s so STUNNING and very sweet!! She chose to have her senior pictures on Sauvie Island and the weather and light could not have been more perfect. There are so many beautiful locations on the island and Emily chose my favorites; the beach, a field and then a sunflower […]
Tigard Senior Photographer | McKenzie - The lovely McKenzie, is on the blog tonight!! She’s an Elle M Senior Model from Tigard High School. Every time I photograph McKenzie I’m in awe of how beautiful she is – her big brown eyes… she’s a dream to photograph! And she’s one of the sweetest, nicest girls, and SO FUN!  McKenzie, you’re GORGEOUS!! I had so much fun running […]
Wilsonville Senior Photographer | Tiffany - I loved everything about Tiffany’s senior session – the location, the weather, the outfits and props. She’s a cheerleader, so we got some really fun pictures with her poms, and her mom had the idea to use a chalkboard for pictures that would tell the things she loves – such a great idea! I am […]
Tigard Senior Photographer | Megan - Megan’s senior session in Portland was SO FUN!! I love all the vintage shops and beautiful historic homes & buildings. It’s so much fun to photograph in a new location, and Megan was amazing!! Downtown Portland on a Friday evening is busy with people stopping to watch and even taking pictures, and Megan handled it so […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Eva - For Eva’s senior session, she requested two of my favorite locations, and brought a friend who kept her smiling and laughing the entire time. She came so well prepared. I love that she brought a beautiful scarf to quickly change up the look of her first outfit and LOVE the soft blue dress she chose for […]
West Linn Senior Photographer | Ryan - Ryan knows his exotic cars! I get so excited about new locations and even more excited when senior sessions involve something as nice as this Ferrari California T that Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo let us borrow for Ryan’s senior session! Thank you!! Ryan’s senior session was on one of the last hot days of summer! […]
Tualatin Senior Photographer | Cailey - Cailey’s senior pictures are so dreamy! I’m so in love with all of them. She wanted a field with a barn, so I found this beautiful, historic barn in the Stafford area. Built in 1909 this massive barn has a continuous beam that stretches 70 feet in length. The windows and wood are so old […]
Tigard Senior Photographer | Karla - I’m SO IN LOVE with Karla’s senior pictures! Such a goddess!! This beauty is one of our stunning Elle M Senior Models. Karla did an amazing job choosing outfits that represent her style. She chose downtown Portland for her session. I’ve photographed in Portland many times, but never at this location; love it! Her session was […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Destiny & Joe - Destiny + Joe August 2015 Ceremony & Reception | Green Villa Barn & Garden Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography I can’t say it enough, I just LOVE weddings! Destiny and Joe’s wedding was SO BEAUTIFUL! I really enjoyed getting to know Destiny & Joe, and creating photos that not only showed their love and passion, but […]
Tualatin Senior Photographer | Gina - I’m so excited to post Gina’s beautiful senior pictures! She chose the Pittock Mansion as the location for her senior session. I love it there, it has such beautiful gardens and views of Portland. Gina, you’re SO GORGEOUS and such a sweetheart! I loved all the outfits you chose for your senior session! Thank you so much for […]
Lakeridge Senior Photographer | Elli - I’m so excited to post Elli’s senior session! She’s absolutely beautiful! She chose the gardens for her senior pictures – one of my favorite locations because the light there is so beautiful in the summer. We had a little extra time so she chose a field for her second location, which I love!! This pretty girl has […]
Wilsonville Senior Photographer | Lauren - Lauren’s senior session at the gardens and then in the forest are some of the most dreamy senior pictures! The light was so beautiful the day of her senior session. There was a small breeze at the gardens, which I love when the senior has long beautiful hair like Lauren’s. She has so many pretty […]
Destination Wedding Photographer | Elise & Sawyer - Elise + Sawyer July 2015 Payson Utah Temple Luncheon |Clarion Gardens Reception Center Reception |Clarion Gardens Reception Center Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography Sawyer & Elise were married on a beautiful, sunny day in July! Two days before their wedding, they had a First Glance session at the Payson Utah Temple and then […]
West Linn Senior Photographer | Elle M Photography - Cheyenne had her senior session last Wednesday! It was so much fun! She styled the session to take place on the property at her home! All the locations she chose were perfect, and the light was so dreamy!  She’s such a natural beauty and so photogenic! I loved everything about her senior session! Here are […]
Southridge High School Senior Photographer | Madison - I’m blown away by all of Madison’s gorgeous photos! She’s so beautiful, such an amazing distance runner, and so smart! She requested senior pictures in a field, which I always love! The beautiful yellow compliments all skin tones, plus a clean, wide open space allows you to stand out and be the focus of your picture […]
Tigard Senior Photographer | Brianna - Brianna chose the Gardens for her senior pictures. It’s one of my favorite places to photograph! The sun was absolutely beautiful on Thursday during her senior session. I LOVE the natural bokeh and lens flare, and the outfits she chose were so pretty! We took so many beautiful pictures of this gorgeous girl! I want […]
Tualatin Senior Photographer | Katlyn - The Portland Rose Gardens are a fun place for any photographer, so I was really excited when Katlyn chose the garden’s for her senior pictures! We chased down the last little bit of sunshine when we arrived, and for the end of her session, I brought rose petals from home and a faux rose for […]
Portland Senior Photographer | 2016 Senior Models - Every photoshoot with Elle M 2016 Senior Models is fun, but the Oregon coast definitely has my heart. There are a million beautiful places to photograph in Oregon, but there’s just something about the ocean and it’s beautiful beaches. It was a windy day, but so worth it for this AMAZING sunset!! Here are just a […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Kendra and Donnie - Kendra + Donnie Married July 12th 2015 Wedding and Reception Venue – Horning’s Hideout Kendra and Donnie’s wedding at Horning’s Hideout was absolutely beautiful! I was second shooter for the day and it was fun to capture all the little details and spend time getting to know Kendra and Donnie’s family and friends! Kendra is […]
Portland Senior Photographer | Rachel Haning - Rachel had her senior session in Portland on Monday. I was SO EXCITED the entire day! I love senior sessions!! I knew Rachel was a talented dancer, but oh my… she’s AMAZING! She came so well prepared! I love that she brought a cute black hat and pretty gold necklace for her first set. She chose […]
Engagement and Wedding Photographer | Sawyer and Elise - I had so much fun with Elise and Sawyer! They came to their engagement session with the most amazing ideas and I’m so excited to share some of their beautiful photos on the blog today! Congratulations Sawyer and Elise!  
West Linn Senior Photographer | Skye W - I had so much fun with 2016 Senior Skye! She’s beautiful, sweet and so fun to photograph! She wore this gorgeous purple dress and we found some pretty purple flowers in a yellow field that looked amazing in her senior pictures! Skye has so many talents and loves drama and acting; I think she can add modeling […]
Portland Wedding Photographer | Christian and Clarrissa -       Clarrissa and Christian were married on Saturday May 16th at the Portland Oregon Temple. Saturday was perfect! The LDS Temple is so beautiful in May. They were surrounded by evergreens, beautiful roses and all types of flowering plants, and most importantly by their family and friends. I’m so excited to show the story of their […]
Portland Temple Wedding Photographer | Michael and Rachelle - Couple | Rachelle + Michael Date | January 2015 Ceremony | Portland Temple Reception | Walters Cultural Center Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | Elle M Photography   I’m really excited to share Rachelle and Micheal’s Portland Temple Wedding! Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect, they were surrounded by the love of their family and friends.After the ceremony I was […]