Not only is Jenn a friend of mine, but she's an amazing hair & makeup artist at the Glamour Salon in downtown Salem, Oregon. She wanted a "mommy & me" session for her and her son Matthew because Matthew is 7 months old and every day he changes. He's constantly growing and changing his likes and interests and Jenn wanted to capture this time in her baby's life so she can look back and remember it.
We decided on a GORGEOUS park just outside of Monmouth, Oregon for their portraits and we were so happy we did. The park was flanked with greenery from the trees and grass and there was even little white flowers growing all over. The weather was gorgeous and even though we wanted some beautiful glowy golden sun the overcast skies gave us beautiful portraits.
The bond that Jenn and Matthew share is so precious. I loved watching them interact throughout the session. You can definitely tell that he is smitten with his momma. He had lots of smiles, giggles, and laughs for her.
One of Matthew's favorite things is to be read to. Jenn brought one of his favorite books and we photographed her reading it to him. Matthew was even pointing at the characters...or maybe he was trying to grab them, whichever he was doing, it was cute.
One of Matthew's favorite toys right now is his stuffed elephant. Incorporating it into their portraits was meaningful because they can look back and remember this little elephant and how much little Matthew loved it.
And, one last photo to capture the breastfeeding bond between Matthew and Jenn. He was getting super hungry after all the photo modeling he did. :)
If you would like to document that special bond between you and your baby contact me for a customized consult. We'll create something unique to you and your child!
Mellissa is located in Salem, Oregon but travels from Portland, to the Coast, to Salem, Corvallis, Monmouth, Independence, Albany, and the greater Willamette Valley.