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8.08 is a boutique portrait studio that fully customizes photography sessions for expectant parents, brand new parents, and families who want to beautifully document special milestones.
As your photographer, I'll guide you through a relaxed experience to create the perfect session. After your photos are done I'll help you choose the best way to showcase and enjoy these memories with print products that will last for generations.
Value quality and demand the best.
Want a fully customized, white glove portrait experience.
Want your child's safety and wellness to be top priority.
Want access to premium artwork for displaying your images.
Want to work with an expert.
Morning coffee and reading the newspaper together, the cool fall breeze blowing through the window as you pour another cup. Black denim and leather boots, the deepest crimson flannel. Rose gold and velvet. Rich and lush. Chatting with locals while we sip our coffee and head out for the next adventure.
Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage denim, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories.
This is where the fun starts! (But really, it ‘s all pretty fun) Once you arrive at your session, it’s time for you to relax and enjoy spending time making memories with
your family. After all, we have already done all of the planning, so now you can just sit back and watch the magic happen.
If you have spent some time browsing and like what you see, then let’s chat! We will set up a free consultation over the phone, video call, or in studio to discuss your ideal photo session. You will have the opportunity to look through my collection of props, see sample photos and products, and look through my client closet. This is also when we will design your ideal photo session.
The day you pick up your products is always so exciting! Clients will come to the studio and we look through all of your items together to make sure you are more than happy with every piece you have received.
I try to provide as much information as possible on my website so that you can decide if I might be the right photographer for you. As you browse my website, you
may have further questions which I am happy to answer. Just send me a message here.
We will meet again when you get to see your images for the first time and pick out your favorites. You will also choose how you want them displayed. There are so many beautiful options to choose from, and I absolutely love watching the reactions that parents have when then see the final images. You will also make your selections at this time and place your order.
Little ones aren't meant to sit still. I want them to run and play and have fun. My goal is to capture your family as they are and if this means I'm chasing a 2 year old down the beach, then so be it. I like to get a few of what I call my grandparent shots. These are the shots grandparents love of everyone standing just so, looking at the camera, and smiling. Once those are taken care of, it's time to just have fun and play with your kiddos.
You're more than welcome to bring anything you'd like to incorporate into the session. I do ask that you try to limit this to only one or 2 things. I also like when parents show me these things prior to the session so I can make a plan for how to use them.
Prior to transitioning to photography, I spent 17 years as a pediatric occupational therapist. I have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and development. A large part of my job as an OT was training parents and caregivers how to safely handle and position medically fragile babies. In addition, I had a pediatric ER physician observe me at work to help identify and problem solve any potential safety issues. After seeing me do 3 newborn sessions I got her full stamp of approval.
34-36 weeks seems to be the sweet spot. Moms have enough of a bump to look pregnant, but are still (relatively) comfortable.
I take your baby's health very seriously. All backdrops, fabrics, and surfaces are thoroughly sanitized between sessions. I'm up to date on all vaccinations and wear a mask throughout my studio newborn sessions.
It happens, not often, but it happens. If I've tried all of my tricks, and believe me I have a lot of them, and your baby seems uncomfortable or isn't able to be soothed we'll end the session and try again another day.
I get pooped or peed on almost every session. Such a glamorous job! It's honestly no big deal. My assistant or I will clean things up and keep doing our thing.
Ideally, babies are under 3 weeks for the posed studio sessions. After this they can become more alert and difficult to get into some of the poses. However, I've had success with babies up to 6 weeks old. Once a baby gets past a month old my preference is to do a lifestyle session. This allows me to document your little one's newness without the stress on them (and you) of intricate posing.
Just baby and milk, I'll take care of everything else! I have diapers, wipes, a bottle warmer, drinks, and snacks in the studio. You're more than welcome to bring in a prop or 2 if there's something of meaning you have that you'd like to incorporate, but I have everything we need to beautifully style your session.
Absolutely not. The immediate family is included in all of my newborn sessions.
Talking for hours and dozing off with the tv on. The record skips a few times and we pick a new song to fall asleep to. Morning coffee, a few minutes late to work, a brisk walk down the street window shopping for the upcoming fall season. Wool sweaters, bare trees, cold nights.
So cold we can see our breath as we hike the open fields in the fog. Climbing and chasing waterfalls while the sun sets behind the mountain and the snow falls in the river. Chatting with locals while we sip our coffee and head out for the next adventure.
Morning coffee and reading the newspaper together, the cool fall breeze blowing through the window as you pour another cup. Black denim and leather boots, the deepest crimson flannel. Rose gold and velvet. Rich and lush. Red wine and dark twilight nights.
Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls.