The Coelho Family
Terrebonne, Oregon : Smith Rock State Park
Sunrise Family Photography Session
Salem, Oregon wedding & family photographer : Serendipity Photography, LLC by Mellissa Stanturf
So many things that were right came together and brought this wonderful family some amazing portraits to hang on their new home's walls. Although we are all located near Salem, Oregon this family contacted me wanting a backdrop that screamed, "Amazing." Immediately I thought of Smith Rock State Park and asked the family if they'd travel to the location. Upon seeing the location, Miranda knew that this was exactly what they were looking for. A weekend in April was planned and a trip to Terrebonne scheduled.
We arrived to the park just as the sun was starting to peek out- an early 6:15 am. (And, yes, these kids were absolute troopers despite it being so early and COLD!) The Coelhos had never been to Smith Rock State Park and were in love with the natural beauty of the place. The gorgeous mountains, the river running through the canyon, and the trees speckling the landscape. I've heard several say that the location reminds them a lot of Garden of the Gods.
One of the things I loved about this family was their connection with one another. The above portrait of dad with his kids is one I truly love looking at. You see the love on dad's face as he looks down at his kids and the looks returned to him are so sweet. It's that look of "you are my hero."
The outfits Miranda chose were perfect! They blended so well without matching exactly and the colors complimented the surrounding landscape. Beautiful Earth tones that will look amazing in their home.
All my clients seem to have the best and cutest kiddos. These two were no exception! So well behaved and ready for whatever crazy ideas I suggested. Despite being cold and having goose bumps they were troopers.
I hope this family enjoys their portraits and enjoys them displaying on their walls. That every time they look at them they are reminded of their fun weekend trip to a new place, surrounded by love, and documenting their existence.
Thank you again Coelho family. Until next time!
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