Monday, July 5, 2010

Made in Oregon *Portland Family Photographer*

When I met Nina, and her sister Andrea (I did Andrea's family photos here), I was 15 or 16 years old. The three of us would hike together, sing together (they can sing, I can't), road trip together, go to church events together... we were all fast friends, and it was just one of those close relationships you felt would last a lifetime. As young girls we would talk about going to college together, living in the same neighborhood, growing our children together, vacations as the children grew older...you get the idea. We've finished our school (at separate universities though we all applied at the same one), and we have taken part in each other's weddings, and shared the joys of new life, and sorrows of lives not lived. After 15 years of friendship, I'd say we're on the right track of lifelong.

Nina and Matthew had their first baby, a sweet little boy Jude, last year. A few weeks ago we spent the weekend at their newly purchased first home to celebrate Jude's first birthday and to do some "1 Year Old" and relaxed family portraits. Besides the fact that Jude was a natural in front of the camera, and he had the best "made in Oregon" onesie on (yup, I think he was made there), I could not stop photographing his amazing eyes. Nina has these naturally turquoise blue eyes, and Jude was handed down the equally stunning eyes gene. You'll see!! So on our journey of lifelong, I hope we still get to do those vacations once the kids are older ;)

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

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6 comments:

Andrea said...

Gorgeous! You all look so beautiful, natural and care-free. Way to capture that and especially those stunning eyes, Jewels. ;)

-Andrea
p.s. love the memories of dreamy teen years Julie. Feeling very appreciative of the significant role you have played in our lives in the years since. Especially glad you and Nina have remained so close. LOve you all. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! WOW! Thanks for sharing! Our internet has been down and I have finally found these and had the time to appreciate each one! Jewels, you do beautiful work and know how to capture emotion in the moment as well. Thank you. You'll have to let me know how to order prints. ;0) Granmom Diney

Urmi's said...

Wow! lovely pictures.

Urmi's said...

Wow! lovely pictures.

U N K N O W N said...

Amazing!
really nice i liked them ;)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous Julie!! I know Nina, good to see she is doing well!