Looking for great spots to take family photos near Portland? I’ve got a list of my favorite outdoor locations that are perfect for family or maternity photoshoots. These spots are easy to get to, peaceful, and offer plenty of room for exploration.  Check out my go-to outdoor photoshoot spots for family photo shoots near Portland, Oregon!


Wilsonville Nature Park 

I love this place with the very soft color of the grass and trees. In May, beautiful lupines bloom, making it a perfect spot for mini or full photo sessions. I offer mini sessions in May to capture the lupine beauty!

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

This is one of my favorite locations! Great place for sessions all year round! In spring and early summer, this park has a warm shade of green.


Fort Vancouver National Historic Site


Pittock Mansion

This location is great all year round — ideal for Family, Maternity photoshoots, Weddings, and Elopements. If you aim to capture diverse backgrounds in your shots, this is an excellent choice.


Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum is a perfect spot for Family, Maternity, Wedding, and Elopement photos. The lush forest is incredibly green, and the mix of trees and open spaces allows for beautiful portraits with a woodland backdrop.

West Union Gardens

Stunning flower field and sunflowers for mini sessions in August.

Urban Locations in Portland for Photoshoots

Downtown Portland

I have a passion for urban locations! The reflections in the windows, the arches, and the lively yet monochromatic city backdrop all contribute to creating a unique atmosphere for Family, Wedding, or Elopement portraits.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Another city location, perhaps more suitable for families with younger children, as we’ll mostly be on streets with low traffic

Orenco Station

A quiet street, a beautiful city background, croissants and coffee, a roof in case of rain — all this is ideal for families with active little ones.

Vancouver Waterfront


Café with rooftop access. 

This location can be the primary setting or an additional stop for a family photoshoot in the city.

Ready to book your family, Maternity, Couple or Wedding session? 

Feel free to reach out to me and secure your family, maternity, newborn, or couples session. We can chat about the perfect location and find a suitable date for you. I’m thrilled to be your photographer  — let’s capture some wonderful moments together! 

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.

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