family portraits 

Photography that lets kids be kids and families be real. 

I am a photographer that goes with the flow, plays with the kids first, works with all situations, never says cheese (but tells terrible jokes), talks to you, makes you laugh, brings you closer, closer together still and helps you relax. Let's have fun and make photo magic. Your custom session is designed to capture a collection of portraits which document the special and quickly changing times in your life. 

What does kid centered mean? Kid-centered means I am going to focus on interacting and playing and capturing portraits of your children being uniquely themselves. The happier the child, the happier your photos. You will still be in the photos - also interacting and playing! Your family photos will reflect a relaxed and fun time together as a family. 

Where are you located? I am currently located in Portland, Oregon and am available for sessions in the metro Portland area and some surrounding areas. 

Where should we take our photographs?  My studio is the great outdoors or your home. My style and artistic vision is best done on the set of our choice somewhere around a place you are most comfortable: home, backyard, park, a nature trail, or somewhere around downtown Portland. The possibilities are endless! I love excursions! Want to go to the zoo? Awesome. Want to get cupcakes? So much fun. I am happy to make recommendations or hear what ideas you have that are meaningful to you.

When should I arrive? If we are meeting on location, please arrive at our agreed upon time on-time and ready to start! Fifteen minutes late without any communication with me is considered a “no show” or cancellation and is subject to forfeiture of your session fee. With or without communication, the shoot will need to be rescheduled unless otherwise decided by me. 

Kirsten is wonderful to work with, very talented and made us feel at ease immediately. She went above and beyond during our shoot taking extra time with the kids and not rushing the process. Our photos are OUTSTANDING! Words cannot express how joyful I am to see our beautiful pictures. She captured our family, our expressions, our tender family moments to perfection.
— Pamela

Ready to book a session? Click here! 

I’m a results kind of gal. There is nothing better than the moment when I see my client’s face as they are blown away by the results my business has delivered. This is what I live for.

I’m excited to see your face when you see the images that i capture as your forever family memories.

"Thank you so much. We treasure the photos and are glad we got to work with you! You did an excellent job and we can't wait to have some hanging in our home." - Alison and Adam

"The photographs are awesome. Thank you for capturing the little moments!" Paula

Session FEE: $99

•  Pre-consultation meetings and phone calls with Kirsten to cover location ideas, details about your family and much more.

•  Your photo session for up to 5 people at an outdoor location or your home in the Portland Metro area. 

•  Kirsten's time, travel, and talent to, from and during your session.

•  A ordering session at which time 25-30 custom edited images will be presented for you for purchasing.

•  Professional recommendations on the best options for your family to enjoy and display the new family photos as art.

Other details: Session fee is required at time of booking to secure your date. All sessions require a signed model release and portrait contract.  For families and groups with more than five people, please add $50 to your deposit fee. I accept cash, checks and credit cards.

To book a session please click here or call me at 828-380-1095. I would love to chat with you! 

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"Kirsten was friendly, approachable, funny and just great with my boys. Before and after the shoot she was professional, personable, and delivered more than what I expected. Both of my kids look outstanding." - Lauren


"Thank you for imparting your talent, artistic experience and love through our photos. They have truly left us beaming with bright smiles and joyful hearts."  - Sarah and Thomas


"Thank you for the photos. They are all keepers and a great memory of our day in the park! You really captured the sweetness of Cooper! We had a great time that day and you were so easy to work with. Thanks again!" - Rob and Brenda