This is the newest alternative to staged "Glamour Shots" with hair and makeup in a studio. A Glam Session is a fabulous excuse to throw a themed party, get together with your friends for delicious treats and drinks, and get gorgeous portraits taken. Everyone pays a little bit to come and to get one digital print (with options of getting all your images), and the host/hostess gets that part waived. These sessions can be done several ways. I offer hair and makeup consultation as an add-on bonus with a Portland stylist. I also offer personalized clothing consults before and during the event. These sessions can also be paired with a Mary Kay party!
The following Glam Session was a Mad Hatter Tea Party | Garden Party Theme, and the ladies looked amazing!
Beautiful decor touches created by the hostess.
Contact Megan Henson Photography to schedule your Glam Session.
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Luke & Michelle's 2013 Summer Portland Wedding was beautiful, so personal, and filled with special moments. What a fun group of friends and family all supporting a gorgeous couple. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Rowland!
The Wedding Party
The Ceremony | The Little Church
Luke & Michelle
Ian was born several weeks early, but still a bouncing 7lbs! This session was full of lots of snuggles and sleeping, along with quiet moments with Mom & Dad (& Grandma!). Here are some sweet images to swoon over!
Ariana & Joe had a joyful, gorgeous wedding nestled beautifully next to the lake at Horning's Hideaway on the "Big Stage." This fun-loving couple asked their guests to dress like they were going to an outdoor music festival, and the casual, fun atmosphere made the wedding a joy to shoot and an enjoyable event for everyone. From the music, to the colorful touches, the day was full of gorgeous images and memories.
Here are some unforgettable moments from their day.
Here is a sampling of gorgeous family and individual portraits from a recent family park session in Newberg.
Their family portrait is sheer perfection, and happened regardless of some 2-year-old tantrums!
I'm not sure if it's just because I'm expecting and I'm just noticing babies more or what, but I have had tons of maternity and newborn sessions this season, which I LOVE! Since I'm expecting my little bundle next month, I am going to be blogging some about my journey, as well as giving some tips for other mamas to get their own sweet photos (with their phone cameras or point-and-shoot cameras).
The Gender Reveal
Around Easter we found out that we are expecting a boy, so we decided to do a very low-key Easter-themed gender reveal, basically to let our Facebook family know that a boy was on the way. For the photo of Jorma and I, I set up my camera, found some shade, and had my mom (who is 5'5") stand on a step-stool to get a flattering angle of the two of us. Trust me, the camera should always be a few inches above the eye-line of the person you're shooting so you're always shooting at a slightly downward angle! Good job on this one, Mom!
The photo on the right is our dog, Jack. I created a photo montage (right) to share the gender with our Facbebook friends/family, and to email out to other family members who didn't already know, so adding in a photo of Jack with a few props made for some added interest.
Bump Portraits & Selfies
If you're working on getting a good portrait of yourself, especially as you continue to grow and want to document your monthly/weekly/daily progress, the best way is to get someone else to take the photo. Don't get me wrong, there are copious amounts of bathroom-mirror-bump-selfies in my Instagram feed, but I also appreciated having someone else get some.
Clients always ask when they should do maternity portraits. There is a long stretch of time during which doing maternity photos will be great, and it's often different based on the Mama. This first set of my maternity photos was taken at about 6 months, and I really had to work to show off my belly. At this point, my belly wasn't super round like we want to see in maternity photos, so I had to do several tricks to make it appear more developed. For my bump portraits, I enlisted my closest most favorite assistants: the husband and the best friend! I had my husband take the single portraits of me, as he's already taller and hears me talk about photo stuff all the time. He has a really good idea of what I like and knows that I will probably ask him to take the same photo at least 10 times so I can look at it and readjust. And then my best friend, who is also fabulous at guiding and encouraging through photo sessions, took the photos of Jorma and I together.
Here is a smattering of the images we came up with during our family vacation (I will be blogging again after my 8-month maternity session in a couple weeks):
My best friend is great at photos as well. After a moment when Jorma and I were frustrated with one another, she suggested just looking at one another and being silly or "lovey"; then she was able to snap this image!
Because my belly wasn't as big as it could have been for these photos, I did a lot of back-arching and messing with my dress to make it appear a little more round.
Meet Fynn. 4 years old and battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Fynn is just a normal boy! I have known Fynn since he was born, and I have been blessed by the many chances I've had to photograph he and his family. He loves "Optimus Prime," and wanted a specific Optimus photo before this most recent family session. He loves dinosaurs, playing in the dirt, and being a good big brother to his two little brothers. In this session we were celebrating the newly arrived, Rowan (Fynn's youngest brother). Fynn was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2012. While Fynn's illness has shaken his family, there is much to celebrate here! He is in remission, and his treatment will continue over the next two and a half years at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The family is also welcoming their newest addition and learning what it's like to be a happy, active family of five! Three kiddos under five is a challenge on its own, but Kate & Garrett (Mom & Dad) are doing this while taking at least weekly trips to the hospital for treatment and keeping up with their other responsibilities. If you would like more information about Fynn's illness, check out this link: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/dth1/fightforfynn. There are also ways you can get involved if you feel moved to reach out--please contact Megan Henson Photography for more details.
It was such an honor to do photos for this wonderful family. Here are a few sibling, family, and infant photos from the Nackerud family and infant session.
Clients ask me all the time what the difference is between what I do and what a studio photographer does. Natural light simply means I use natural light that comes from outside to shoot all my portrait sessions. We either shoot on location or I can shoot portraits in your home using window light. As a lifestyle photographer I also don't focus specifically on snapping specific posed images; I also get the sweet honor of capturing my clients' true personalities through photographing them being natural, having fun, and loving life!
Here is a collection of darling images from a recent Infant Session done just about a week after baby's arrival. This session was done in my clients' living room with the convenience of being able to run to the nursery for forgotten items, to nurse, and for the baby to feel at home!