fall in portland

All of these photos were taken last weekend – four sessions over the course of three days that felt like solid rain, and yet…



I was totally planning this whole post about weather and how this time of year we’ve got to plan for rain but that even on the worst days with forecasts of 90% chance of rain and big old doom-and-gloom clouds overhead, even on those ugly days I tend to get my families and all their beautiful love outside for at least part of their shoot. It was going to be funny, and there may have been a joke in there about rescheduling until next July if you want a rain-free session. But I didn’t write it today because after a few sessions were rescheduled I was left with a wide open day to spend with my family and that’s what I did. And now I’m soooooo tired and can’t think of exactly how I wanted to word this (though I’m starting to think I just did). You know that saying about Portland, the one about not liking the weather and just waiting 20 minutes? Well that tends to be how it goes even on our wettest days. We do a dance, hopping in and out, from warm and cozy homes where we read stories, or snuggle in front of the fireplace, to splashing in puddles and collecting colorful leaves; back inside, maybe to a coffee shop this time for some cocoa, and then a dash out onto the front porch. In and out, layers on and off, that’s just how we roll this time of year.

And now I'm going to bed. Good night!

xo, PQ