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Awakening to Real Life Family Photography | Portland Documentary Photographer

Awakening to Real Life Family Photography | Portland Documentary Photographer

The late winter grey skies are starting to break as the sun dares to warm our faces. I watch as the flowering plum and cherry trees dotting the streets burst into riotous blossom.

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The Heart of Family | Amy Thelen Documentary Photographer

The Heart of Family | Amy Thelen Documentary Photographer

Most people I speak with about documentary family photography describe it through the lens of "candid portraits" or "lifestyle". They might even envision it being like a documentary film, where something is being exposed, researched, or taught to the viewer. 

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Welcoming Baby Fox | Portland Family Storytelling Photographer

Welcoming Baby Fox | Portland Family Storytelling Photographer

I woke early, driving in the dark as the moon was still setting, marveling at how beautiful the pre-dawn sky could look. It was enormous and made me think about how the family of five I was about to photograph was also having their own hugely momentous days.

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