Stevens Meadows, Lake Oswego, Oregon
When I pulled up to Stevens Meadow in Lake Oswego the storm clouds were rolling in. It looked amazing and I was really excited! A few minutes before my client arrived, the rain came and it was showing no signs of stopping. It was really only that misty misty PNW rain but growing up in Southern California, the first instinct was to reschedule. I quickly talked myself out of that because I'm a Pacific Northwesterner now! (thats the term, right!?) I moved to Oregon 7 years ago in search of lush greenery and the sweet smell of rain and I was not about to run away! I have a really adorable handmade Camera Cozy that keeps the rain off my camera and a cute umbrella (for photo purposes only) so I knew we could do this! If my client was up for it, I was too!
Lucky me they weren't afraid either and having a family photo session in the rain, thats something these kids are not going to soon forget. I know I won't! We made use of all the big trees and any over hangs I could find but in the end, we were really just in the rain! Good thing I'm used to working fast. All my 'training' photographing small children, dogs, out in public and at weddings, I know how to get the shots I want quickly!! Even so, by the time we were finished we were all pretty soaked. This might not have worked for every family, I did really love the adventurous spirit of this one and the memories we made that day. The Pacific Northwest -ness is so strong in this session!
Author: ELLE JAMES
Wedding & Portrait Photography
*has camera, WILL TRAVEL*