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Alaja - {salem, or photographer} by Emily Cook

Fiiiinally getting around to posting this shoot from a while back!! We jumped at the chance to shoot with Alaja, she is a stunning dancer who makes it all look effortless! This day was like a dream. Enjoy!! 

Seven Days of Portraits: Day 3 {salem, oregon portrait photographer} by Emily Cook

Hey there! Day three of our Seven Days of Portraits!

& yep, that's me, Emily! 

This photo brings back so many memories from while I was living in Northern California, assisting the incredible Heather Armstrong Photography, and learning the ropes of wedding photography!

On this day, my roommate grabbed my camera & said Emily, teach me how to use this! I did my best to explain the basics, and this is what she came up with! It has been a favorite of mine since!

Have the best day, & thank you for following along this week!

Seven Days of Portraits: Day 1 {salem, oregon portrait photographer} by Emily Cook

Hi Hi!!
We thought it would be super fun to do seven days of portraits on our blog! Each day, we will showcase one of our favorite portraits, & tell you why we love it!

To kick off day 1, a portrait of our very own, Sarah Bond. This photo was taken at dusk in Terrebonne, Oregon. Sarah, her husband Ben, and myself made a drive to one of our favorite adventure locations, Smith Rock State Park for their one year anniversary shoot! If you haven't taken the trip before, please do! It makes for such a great day trip!

I chose this photo for our first favorite portrait, because of how warm the colors are as the sun was falling, and how perfectly tousled Sarah's hair was after a few hours shooting in the wind! There is adventure and love in her eyes, and just looking at this photo takes me right back to the base of Smith Rock.