Salem OR family photographer

Alaja - {corvallis, or photographer} by Emily Cook

This girl!! We had the opportunity to collaborate with Alaja again, this time to document more of her contemporary style. Take a peek!! Xx

Seven Days of Portraits: Day 5 {salem, oregon portrait photographer} by Emily Cook

We don't shoot families and young 'uns very often, but when we do it is so refreshing to switch things up from our normal! It is projects like this that keep us inspired and stretch us to bring that same creativity into every wedding we shoot. Everything about this shoot just felt perfect, and shooting with soft, natural light is our absolute favorite! It was thought up by the amazing Heather Armstrong and florals were done by the Floranthropist. Who wouldn't to capture this fairy child and her baby goat?


The Hook Nook. {salem, or portrait photographer} by Emily Cook

We were so excited to connect with Jessica! She is the local business owner in Salem, Oregon of The Hook Nook, specializing in womenswear design for cowls, scarves, and tops. Basically you name it, she has made it! Jessica pushes the boundaries of what typical crochet and knitwear has been, and is creating something so refreshing! We love her mission- to make crochet cool again, and initiate a community that can be proud of what they are creating!

Jessica’s main inspiration for this shoot was simply trying to explain who “Jessica” is and how she hoped to aesthetically capture The Hook Nook for 2017.

For the last few years, I’ve grown a lot in my interests and goals. This year I want to really showcase how crochet and fiber arts can be more than just a “craft”. It can be beautiful, stunning and even sexy. Some of my favorite pieces were definitely the Plump & Co 1-ply felted yarn in Plum scarf and the top made with Love Fest Fibers Pure Love Alpaca in Night Sky (hands down the MOST unique fiber I’ve ever worked with, what an experience!).
— Jessica

Check out Jessica's website to shop her amazing designs, sign up for workshops, and more!

Designer/Creator: Jessica Carey, The Hook Nook

Models: Maja Rohling @elderoak_and_thorn & Travis Mayes @traviemayes_

White vest: Artizen Home roving @artizenhome

Long colorful scarves: Loop & Threads Chunky Braid (available at Michaels Stores)