Irina is awesome. She is skilled, good at picking out backgrounds, poses, clothes. She is also quiet and easygoing and makes it easy for people not natural at getting photographed (me). I recommend Irina.

Uday

Many families discover the joy of capturing their precious moments through newborn sessions. It’s heartwarming to see them return months later, when the baby is 3-4 months old, and then again at the one-year mark. It’s a beautiful way to document the growth and milestones in your family’s life. Some families even choose to start the journey with a maternity shoot before the baby arrives. I offer various packages, including ones for older babies and family photos, all aimed at creating timeless images that you and your loved ones will cherish.

I first met this wonderful family at Babishauer, and then we had a Maternity session in the studio. The studio session allows us to try out different outfits and, of course, stay warm at any time of the year!

Next, we had a simple newborn photo session. I suggest picking clothes without busy patterns or with small prints to keep the focus on the most important things in the pictures. Textured knitted outfits also look great in photos.

Here is a photo session with a three-month-old baby. At this stage, little ones are quite active but haven’t started sitting up yet. My focus was on capturing heartwarming family portraits with warm hugs and the everyday moments of mom’s routine.

Why Families Keep Coming Back for Photo Sessions?. Newborn Family and Wedding Photographer Portland Oregon Irina Smagina

Our next project was a family photo shoot in the studio with a one-year-old child. We prepared three outfits, two of them in a neutral color palette that never goes wrong—it’s always the easiest way to dress the whole family. The third outfit was in Indian style.

If you’re unsure about the kind of photos you want, feel free to browse through my portfolio. There are many locations and styles to inspire your own images. I’m here to collaborate with you, ensuring that your experience is fantastic, and the photos are perfect for your family.

Preparation is Key

Reach out to me before the session, and we can discuss everything thoroughly to create a plan. Being prepared makes the day more relaxed, allowing you to truly enjoy the moment.

About Irina Smagina Photography

I provide photography services in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, and the surrounding areas, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Sherwood, Gresham, Camas, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, and more. Specializing in lifestyle and natural photography, my goal is to capture timeless moments that will hold significance for years to come.


Indian-style family photo session

Your family’s photo journey is a special one, and I’m here to make it memorable. From maternity shoots to newborn sessions and beyond, we can create a visual story that reflects the unique beauty of your family. Feel free to get in touch before the session so we can plan everything together, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.

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