Portland Family Photographer Jamie Rae Photo specializes in fine art portraits for families, elopements and portraits. These images are from a session taken on Sauvie Island, Oregon.
The Story Of A Fine Art Family Photographer Living In Portland Oregon
Hello! My name is Jamie and I’m the gal behind the lens. I’d love to take a walk with you down memory lane and share a bit about my photography journey. (All while giving you a sneak peak into gorgeous family photos taken in and around Portland, Oregon, of course!).
It all started over a decade ago. I was just a girl with a dream (and a camera). I lived in downtown Portland and would spend all my free time walking through the city capturing the sites.
From roses to bicycles, bridges and birds…. I photographed it all. Eventually I worked up the courage to photograph some friends.
From then on my love for portrait photography became a full blown passion. I photographed anyone and everyone I could!
I worked passionately to develop my style. As someone who always felt self conscious being photographed, I worked hard to enable women to feel comfortable behind the lens.
I created a photography approach that enables women and their families to feel amazing during their photo session. The resultant images are beautiful, authentic, and fun.
Light + Airy, Authentic Family Photography
Over the years I photographed many wedding and countless portrait sessions. I continually worked to define my photography style and esthetic.
I believe simplicity and genuine emotion create the most beautiful photographs.
Today, I photograph families in an authentic and genuine way. I use a bright and airy shooting style and avoid trendy editing. My goal is to document your family in a way that is timeless and true to who you are.
My photography style is timeless, classy and ethereal. I strive to capture the beauty of relationships in a simple, emotive way.
Easy and Relaxed Family Photos
As a mom of 4, I know first hand how stressful family photos can be. From finding the right outfits to wrangling the kiddos out the door, family photo shoots can be stressful!
I am here to help you take the stress out of planning your session. I’m also going to make sure the actual session is a relaxed and fun experience for all.
In my professional mom opinion, there is no reason family photos can’t be fun AND result in gorgeous images. I help you accomplish this by:
- Helping you plan and prepare for your session with wardrobe advice, location ideas and unlimited answers to any questions you may have
- Creating a calm, fun environment for your kiddos where play is encouraged
- Using fun + interactive games, free play and movement to keep your kids happy and involved
- Encouraging breaks and resting as needed throughout the session
- Allowing ample time for the shoot
- Letting your kiddos just be themselves (I’ve worked around it all, believe me!)
Best Locations For Taking Family Photos In (and around) Portland Oregon
From mountain tops to lush valleys, ocean shores and beautiful forests, we are truly blessed with photography locations in the Northwest.
Some of my favorite locations also provide ample room for kids to run, play, splash and just enjoy life.
This makes for the best photos!
A few ideas for wonderful photography locations near Portland, Oregon:
- Cannon Beach or Seaside (Oregon)
- Long Beach (Washington)
- Sauvie Island (Oregon, off of Highway 30 North of Portland)
- Mount Hood (snow photos)
- Smith Rock (Near Bend, Oregon)
- Nature Parks such as Champoeg Park, Jackson Wetland Bottoms, and Lewis and Clark State Park
- River or Creekside (Contact me for ideas!)
My style lends itself to open nature, room for kids to roam, and lots of Northwest beauty. If you have private property you would like to photograph on, please just let me know!
Check out this blogpost for lots of information on beach family photos!
What To Expect During Your Family Photography Session
What can you expect during your family photography experience? From start to finish, you can expect clear communication, lots of guidance, and verbal encouragement for both you and your kiddos.
Our initial hi’s and hellos will take place via email. You can fill out my contact form or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From there, you can book your session on line with a retainer and signed contract. After that we’ll work together to put together all the fun details. From outfits to location and timing of session, I’ll be available to help work out all the details.
Your session will last for anywhere from 60-90 minutes depending on the age of your kids. There will be lots of laughter, play, running hither and yon and JOY. We will sneak formal groupings in there as well. When we need breaks, we’ll take them!
After the session, you’ll receive a sneak peak within 48 hours. From there, you’ll receive an online gallery of images within 3 weeks.
Review From Leah:
“Jamie- I have no words. These photos are amazing and so much more than I hoped for! I absolutely adore them and I can say without a doubt they are my most favorite pictures we’ve taken as a family).
Thank you for capturing our fun-loving energy, our hearts, our love, the ever-loved frog binky (haha) and of course, our sweet dog Artemis (Bert). I appreciate how comfortable you made us feel and how you didn’t force the typical posed pictures.
You worked so well with our fussy babe toward the end of the shoot and you’d never know it from the pictures. I cannot tell you how treasured these are and I wish you would move to Montana so we could get more pictures done from you! Thank you a million times over for this gift.”
Family Session Pricing and Booking
I have two family session options: Portrait Sessions and Day in the Life Sessions.
Family Portrait Sessions
Portrait sessions are up to 90 minutes long and include a variety of candid, activity filled photos. We also mix in formal portraits of the family and individuals. The result is a gallery that has a combination of beautiful, natural portrait photos as well as emotive lifestyle images depicting your families personality.
Family Day In the Life Sessions
Day In the Life Sessions are at home documentary styled photo sessions. They are up to 3 hours long. We plan out the day together and photograph it as it unfolds naturally. Lots of candids and a few relaxed portraits are in the resulting gallery.
All Photo Sessions Include High Resolution Digital Images. Sessions start at $900.
For more information, please fill out the contact form or email email@example.com