Lifestyle Family Portraits, Portland, Oregon

Mommy and kids, mother and daughters,

Every family has something special they share. When I have the opportunity to photograph a family, I try to find that something special and commemorate it in the photographs I create. ¬†The smiles, looks, gestures all tell a story unique to each family. While there is always a mix of posed, looking-at-the-camera images, and candid images, I am particularly drawn to the magic captured in the in-between moments that speak the most. And the brilliant smile you see here, is genuine! Anyone who knows Monica knows, this is the smile that welcomes you….its almost a permanent fixture on her face! And I say that with great fondness. ūüôā ¬†It was such a joy photographing this family. Thank you for the honor!

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The Kadaplakels and The Schworer Family – Family Portraits – Portland, Oregon

I am thrilled¬†to share the images created for this beautiful family. The Schworers were in Portland visiting mom and dad, and attending a friend’s wedding, yet made time for this session booked way back in May. Every moment captured in these photographs¬†speaks of the love that binds¬†this beautiful family. These images are a visual testimony to the blessing Little Miss O is¬†… a prayer answered so beautifully. They were such a delight to photograph! And what a happy little trooper Miss O was!

We started out by quickly going over some of the sketches I had drawn of my vision for this session. A vision that spurred from all the little stories and details I gathered through our pre-shoot consultation.

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My vision board for the session!

It was a¬†gorgeous¬†Saturday morning, and to my surprise, the light just kept getting strangely beautiful as the morning progressed. The distinct smell of smoke that soon filled the air , clarified the reason for this strange light… the unfortunate forest fires raging through parts of Washington and Oregon. Worked in our favor though!

 

Here’s a little princess who loves to feel the earth beneath her feet! ¬†Really, she will throw a fit if you try to get her into any kind of footwear! ¬†I mean, how adorable is that! ‚̧¬†¬†¬†Little Miss O, you totally stole my heart!¬†This is¬†one of those¬†sessions that leaves me¬†satisfied and proud of what I¬†do. I can’t wait to see these images¬†adorn the walls of their homes.

Here’s a little behind the scenes shot…thanks to my client!

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Behind the scences

11 months old and ready to win the world over!

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11-months-old and ready to charm the world!

Its been quiet here at Rekha Photography for a while. ¬†I’ve been visiting family back home, in India, making memories of my own. ¬†And what a trip its been! ¬†Packed with very special memories with some very special people. I got to revisit my hometown, Baroda (Vadodara), after 7 long years. ¬†My heart was brimming with joy at seeing all the places and people who were part of my everyday back¬†then.

In between all the visits and shopping and stuffing myself with old favorite foods, I had the privilege of¬†photographing a very special little guy…. my dear friend’s 11-month-old¬†ball of energy. Meeting my friend after 17 odd years was like the cake, but¬†getting to photograph her with her little boy was like the icing on the cake! ¬†It was such a treat meeting this little fella. When I arrived, he was busy doing business on his ‘throne’, but leaned over to peek¬†through the doorway to flash me the most adorable smile ever. ¬†I was floored! I believe he has a reputation of charming everyone he meets.¬† Not walking yet, but boy, does that stop him from getting places?! ¬†Combined with the hot, humid weather in Baroda, and keeping up with our little guy, I must have ended up looking like I had just stepped out of the sauna! And I enjoyed every bit of it! Thank you for making this reunion¬†happen, M, and thank you for asking me to¬†be your photographer!

Wait… if that didn’t woo you enough, try resisting this smile! ¬†ūüôā

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11 months old and ready to win the world over!

Family Portrait, Portland, Oregon

It was such a pleasure to photograph this lovely family in their own backyard! One couldn’t get any closer to nature…with fruit trees, a stream, deer and even the occasional bobcat making an appearance. This is where they will be building their dream home together, so they wanted to preserve some memories of how it looks now. Both, dentists, with such a passion for what they do…. they get excited about the ‘beauty’ of a root canal or a tooth extraction!¬† Their beautiful boys were a joy to be around.

 

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