Mother's Day Mini-Session LOVE :: Portland, Oregon Family Photographer

The day before Mother's Day, 2011,  19 mothers, 3 grandmothers, and 34 children celebrated their love for one another, and, lucky me!, I got to capture it.  The good times took place at the lovely Mississippi Treehouse, with music from the talented Miss Tylena Fairy Funk Mother,  cupcakes by Frost, the Art of Custom Cake, coffee from Mr. Green Beans, and gorgeous flowers from Emerald Petals.  The mamas received gifts from local businesses including Ruby Jewel Ice Cream, Jet Clothing, Jane Cowan Facials & Waxing, and a number of artists who sell their goods at the Treehouse!  I am so grateful to all the awesome business owners who jumped on board to celebrate the mamas!
Despite sideways rain, harsh-bright sunlight, gusts of wind, and yes, hail, we managed to get everyone outside, happy and beautiful!  The day was exhilarating and I was high on motherly love for days after.  And though I love individual photos from each mini-session for all their personality, joy and spirit, this one below makes me laugh the hardest.  It might just be my favorite photo of all time (for this week anyway!).  Much love to you mamas! xoPQ