Baby E | In Home Newborn Session | Portland Oregon

After E’s in hospital Fresh 48 session, I couldn’t wait to see her again and capture even more of her beautiful newborn stage. The difference in even just 10 days is astounding. It’s amazing to watch newborn features change so quickly as they really start to grow into their little personalities. It was such a pleasure and honor to be able to document both of these special milestones.

There is so much behind the scenes planning that goes into every in home newborn session. I just love working with parents beforehand to define their vision to match their style and decor. This family loves neutrals but also wanted to incorporate mints and teals. What a wonderful color palette to work with!! Little E slept beautifully for most of the session, but also gave us some gorgeous alert images as well.

I’m so excited to see this family again next year for a one year family session! I can only imagine how much little E will have changed. She’ll be full of smiles, maybe walking, chubby little hands, and have her own little personality shining through!

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And of course my absolute favorite part is delivering wall art, albums, and gifts after their session.

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Baby E | Fresh 48 Hospital Newborn Session | Clackamas, Oregon

There is absolutely nothing better than capturing the newness of a little one that is only hours old. Their instant connection with their family and those tiny features that seem to change almost by the minute are beautiful memories that are meant to be cherished. This darling little girl was born on the most quintessential fall days in Oregon; one of those foggy and rainy days that make you want to curl up inside by a fire and read a good book. It was a long labor, but she arrived perfect, like a gorgeous baby doll with a beautiful head of hair.

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Based in Portland Oregon, Danielle of Four Jays Photography is an in hospital Fresh 48 photographer serving the greater Portland area including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Oregon City, and other local cities. 

Baby E | Lake Oswego Newborn Photography Session

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I was contacted about Baby E’s upcoming arrival!! I photographed his now big brother, as a newborn, almost exactly 2 years earlier. This family is just so sweet, and I couldn’t be happier to document these very special moments for them a second time! I remember big brother was an alert baby, but this little one may be the most alert newborn I have ever photographed! Most of his “sleepy” images are mostly blinks :)

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It’s always a little bittersweet for me when I deliver their final artwork, but luckily I’ll be seeing them again for a one year family session!


Based in Portland Oregon, Danielle of Four Jays Photography is an in home newborn photographer serving the greater Portland area including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Oregon City, and other local cities. 

Baby G | In Home Newborn Session | Oregon City

This family was another wonderful referral from a May newborn session client!! I knew right from the start we would be fast friends as we spent over an hour on the phone creating a vision for her daughter’s newborn session and lots of other little “mom” topics that came up! When I arrived for the session, their 3 year old son automatically became my assistant and was a helpful hand the entire time!! I wish I had a behind the scenes image of him getting his stool out of the bathroom and setting up right next to me!

Here are just a few of my favorite images we captured together!

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And a couple cell phone images of the gallery wall we designed (can’t wait to see the delivered prints framed and all the wall!!) and brother playing with his new picture puzzle!

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Based in Portland Oregon, Danielle of Four Jays Photography is an in home newborn photographer serving the greater Portland area including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Oregon City, and other local towns. 

P Family | Portland Oregon Maternity Session

It's always such a pleasure to capture a family before the arrival of their little one!  Next month this family's adorable pack will grow by one and their hearts will be filled with more love than they even knew was possible.  I can't wait to meet this little guy when he arrives and capture all the fleeting moments and memories that fade so quickly.

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Based in Portland Oregon, Danielle of Four Jays Photography is an on location maternity photographer serving the greater Portland area including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Oregon City, and other local cities. 

Baby O and N | Lake Oswego Twin Newborn Photography Session

As a mother of twins myself, I had such a wonderful time photographing these two little ones right after they were brought home from the NICU earlier this month.  At 8 weeks old, both babies were as perfect as could be, and everyone was so excited to have them home, especially their big "fursister" :) 

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Based in Portland Oregon, Danielle of Four Jays Photography is an in home newborn photographer serving the greater Portland area including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Oregon City, and other local towns. 

H Family | Outdoor Family Session | Oregon City

As I start gearing up for another busy fall family photography season, I realized I never blogged any of my session from last year!  Ack!  I figured, I start with one of my absolute favorite families!  I've had the pleasure of capturing both of their little girls as newborns as well as their gorgeous family together!  These are just of few of my favorites!

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Baby E | Newborn Session | Oregon City, Oregon

I always love it when I connect with a wonderful new family through past client referrals.  It seems like I say that all the time, but it's so true!!  And this darling family was no exception!  I feel so fortunate to have been able to document the arrival of their second son in their home late last month.  These brothers are just shy of 3 years apart and beyond sweet and adorable!  With a beautiful mix of lifestyle and posed newborn images, I know this family will cherish these memories for generations.

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And last but not least, cutie big brother posing with the beautiful wooden wall art I delivered today <3

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Baby H turns ONE | Family Session | Beaverton Oregon

It's always such a treat to see the families I photograph year after year.  When this family wrote me inquiring about a maternity and newborn session last year, we clicked right away, and I've enjoyed getting to know them better over the past year!  I've been able to document every step along the way, from their maternity, fresh 48, newborn, and now a first birthday!  Eek, I just love these guys <3  Here are just a few of my favorite images from our most recent session. 

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And while it doesn't do it justice, here is a cell phone image of their beautiful circle wood wall art, printed images, and gift albums before I wrapped and delivered!

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Baby R | Newborn Session | Hillsboro Oregon

It was such a pleasure documenting the arrival of this little guy.  At 6 days new he was absolutely perfect and slept like a dream the entire session!!  Everyone was so excited for his birth, especially big brother!  At 11 years old, baby R fit all curled up in his hands <3 There is no doubt he'll be a great role model and they'll always share a very special bond.

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The benefits of an in home newborn session

As I talk with new clients frequently about the extra services I provide as an in home newborn photographer, I thought it would be helpful to share some thoughts here as well for others who are looking into what would work best for their family when welcoming a new baby (or 2, or more!).  Of course, this is not to say there are not benefits for a studio session, it's very much a personal choice for every family, and the most important thing is that you have decided to capture these fleeting newborn moments.

1) Convenience!
Right after the birth of a baby, it can be a lot of work and honestly just overwhelming trying to get everyone ready and out the door...never mind packing up all that baby gear!  Instead, with an in home session you can wake up, get yourself ready at your own pace while I work on capturing the baby alone or with siblings.  Speaking of siblings, it's nice to have them in their own environment too, playing with their own toys, watching a movie, enjoying their favorite snack, all the while I'm photographing around their schedule and comfort level.

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2) Variety of Images
I literally fill my van to the brim to become a traveling studio!  It adds hours to prep, pack, and unpack but it's worth it!  Depending on each clients vision I spend the appropriate amount of time doing in home posed studio work.  When baby gets hungry or needs changed, we break from the posed shots and I work on capturing the in between lifestyle moments.   These are the moments that can be lost in the blur of a bringing a new baby home, but are full of beautiful and natural connection - mom nursing/feeding baby, dad changing diapers, snuggles on the couch, rocking baby, a sibling/furbaby observing this new tiny person in their home, the list goes on and on.  What makes these memories even sweeter is that they are set against the background of your home, where baby was brought first after birth.  

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3) Wardrobe options and accidents
Being in your own home allows you the option to change clothes as you wish.  Perhaps you'd like something super casual but also a images that are more formal.  Or maybe you have a special outfit that you'd like all the children to wear for Grandma.  Enter clothes change :)  It's also nice to have the option just in case the baby spits up, big brother spills juice, or a nude pose gets messy.  We have the time and ability to accommodate all of these circumstances during an in home newborn session.

4) Complimentary Wall Gallery Design
By the time I arrive for your newborn session, we've had the opportunity to discuss what you'd like to do with your images.  These memories are such a gift to have and it's sad to think they could be hidden away on a computer hard drive never to be seen again (or pop up every couple of years as a "on this day" reminder).  There are many ways to display and enjoy your portraits.  Some families prefer an album to snuggle up with their children and look through, being able to relive the whole story within it's pages.  While not necessarily a benefit to an in home session, I do provide album design as a complimentary service as well :) Other families enjoy their images as wall art to view each day as they move around their home.  Both are wonderful options!!  If you are interested in wall art, during your session we can discuss different areas of interest, I'll take some pictures of the potential walls, and then create custom wall gallery options with your images.  This way you'll know the exact sizes and image combinations that work best for your home and style.
 

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Please contact danielle@fourjaysphotography.com for more information on in home newborn sessions in Portland Oregon and surrounding areas!

Baby L | Newborn Session | Hillsboro Oregon

After meeting Baby L and family in the hospital for their Fresh 48 session, it was such a joy to see them again in their home for his newborn session.  Every baby is unique, and this little guy was born ready to take on the world and catch up to big brother within a week!  He did not have much interest in sleeping but was perfectly content awake, smiling, and taking in all of his surroundings. 

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One of my favorite parts about capturing newborns is seeing them grow between sessions.  Even when I come back to deliver products just a few weeks later, they have changed so much!  This family will be able to enjoy their favorite images by displaying a large canvas and more than a dozen prints in their home.  Not to mention both grandmas will have a mini album to share with their friends <3   Seeing these precious memories displayed will bring the whole family joy everyday!

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The Sunday Project Group - January

I absolutely LOVE collaborating with other photographers!  While the personal growth during projects like these is great, it also brings me back to the reason I fell in love with photography in the first place; my kids <3  Documenting our everyday, no matter if it's boring, ugly, emotional, or really beautiful feeds my passion and creates a life long memory for our family to cherish.  Our Sundays during January were filled with the flu, basketball, selling girl scouts (and subsequently making the "million" thank you cards), and pearler bead creations.  I've also included our project grids so you can enjoy the eye candy from the other ladies as well. 

Oh, and don't forget to come follow us on IG at @thesundayprojectgroup or search the hashtag #thesundayprojectgroup

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Baby L | Fresh 48 | Portland Oregon

Late last year I was contacted by a sweet mom getting ready to celebrate the arrival of her second son.  She was referred by a past client and it was no surprise we clicked right away.  After spending about 45 minutes on the phone planning her Fresh 48 and newborn sessions, I just couldn't wait to hear from her that Baby L had arrived!  There is nothing like a mom's intuition, and sure enough, just as she thought, he arrived early and just days before Christmas.  Babies grow and change so quickly that I love being asked to document their newness at the hospital.  Here are just a few of my favorite images from that day!

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Baby H | Newborn Session | Four Jays Photography | Portland Oregon

I absolutely LOVE being a photographer and capturing all these wonderful moments for families!  I had such a wonderful time with this family and couldn't be happier that I was trusted to document their maternity, fresh 48, and newborn sessions.  I'll be counting down the days until I have the chance to work with them again!!!  For now, here are a few of my favorites from our Newborn Session (I really need to write that maternity post!)

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Baby H | Fresh 48 | Four Jays Photography | Portland Oregon

As I'm packing up the car for this little guys newborn shoot I wanted to share a few of my favorites from his in hospital fresh 48 newborn session.  I've really enjoyed meeting his parents this year and documenting all the wonderful stages of his sweet little life!  Which reminds me, I need to blog their maternity session too, lol.  For now, I'll leave you with these beautiful images <3

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Baby J | 10 Days New | Four Jays Photography | Newborn

Now that the weather is changing and we are getting into our fall family rhythm I have a chance to start blogging recent sessions!  Starting with this little cutie from early August.  Mom said he was sleepy, and boy was she right!  I had such a great time photography this sweet family! Parents, grandparents, and siblings were over the moon with baby brother, and their love was such a beautiful sight.  Here are a few of my favorites from our session together.

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Once Upon a Time - July 2016

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Wow!  The months seem to be flying by quicker and quicker!  I was hoping our summer would drag by in an old fashioned way, but unfortunately it's nearly gone in a blink of an eye.  We made lots of great memories this month, and some were even at our chosen time of 11:15am.

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And enjoying our family lake vacation with friends!

Please continue to follow the blog circle and see the 11:15 images from the very talented Lauren Penland of Sea and Rhythm Photography - CLICK HERE.  Our group collage is below!