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If I had only one word to describe this session, it would be “magical”

Following our sunrise session in the dunes at Stormy’s Hometown Retreat in Oregon, we drove back to the old school house to capture the indoor magic by manipulating the sun rays streaming in through the windows with a fog machine.

Though limited on space (especially shooting alongside nine other photographers) we managed to create a variety of intimate nursing portraits, filled with emotion and movement.

JORDAN + BABY JJ | Indoor Motherhood

February 26, 2024

breastfeeding session motherhood Stormy Solis workshop Oregon Missouri O'fallon photographer

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Why should you bring your pet chicken to your family session?

Baw-cause it makes for the most unique family portraits and keeps your kids entertained!

We couldn’t have picked a hotter day for this outdoor session at Towne Park, but we had fun regardless. We started the session by playing some of the kids’ favorite tunes, which helped loosen up Mom and Dad while allowing everyone to shake off the jitters and seemingly uncomfortable and scary aspects of “having your pictures taken.” Once the boys got restless, Dad went with them to explore, which was the perfect opportunity to get sweet photos of just Mom with her girls.


February 26, 2024

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Family of seven with pet chicken at outdoor sunset family session in Wentzville Missouri with pet chicken
Family portrait with dog fine art Missouri Wentzville O'fallon

I’ve been a photographer for over ten years and am very well-versed in sunset sessions – yet, surprisingly, I have never, not once, photographed a sunrise session.

Partly to blame, I’m sure, is that I despise getting up before sunrise, but it was high time that I photographed in the morning hours! I set my alarm for 4 am, and after grabbing some coffee, we were on our way to an enchanting location encapsulated by the morning fog of the Oregon Coast.


February 23, 2024

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Phew. Dad got his workout in at this Cliffside Oregon family session, chasing after his four kids and ensuring nobody was toppling off the edges.

Truthfully, while we were getting stunning shots behind our cameras, we all felt a huge relief when we moved from the breathtaking wildflower-covered cliff area to a safer location. It allowed us to bring down the session’s energy, and Mom got out her guitar to sing to her daughter while Dad took the boys for a stroll through the tall grass.

ROTTER FAMILY | oregon coast

January 30, 2024

moody portrait of family taking a stroll at the beach and cliffs of Oregon fine art portrait

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If I learned one thing about visiting Oregon, it’s how unpredictable coastal weather is. While our prior family session at the coast was moody and overcast, and our morning session in the dunes was foggy and romantic, the sun showed off in all its glory during this beach session – YET, it was freezing and windy (great for pictures but not for notoriously cold photographers)

The second we got out of the car, I knew I had completely underestimated how cold it was. Still, luckily, Suzy lent me a cozy brown sweater, and my fingers stayed unfrozen throughout the beautiful session that ended with birds flying over our model family into the sunset.

GRAF FAMILY | Oregon Motherhood session

January 30, 2024

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Family of thee on giant black rock at outdoor family session in Oregon at Stormy Solis workshop Rebecca Stephenson fine art family photographer St Louis Missouri

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