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A very special person is coming into the world today… into the loving arms of Darcie & Walter. And I couldn’t be more excited!

These guys are so awesome. Darcie has been with us through some of our biggest life moments, including being our kick ass realtor through buying our first (and only) beloved home. (Seriously, she and her partner Hilary at PDX Green Team – Oregon First Realty are the BOMBDIGGITY. I have never heard of a real estate transaction going as smoothly as ours did, and they are so freaking cool. I cannot recommend them any higher!) And Walter came into our lives when he and Darcie got hitched and chose my #1 guy to officiate their wedding. He is one of the creators and owners of the world famous Pine State Biscuits (uhoh, just thinking about their food made me drool a little). Needless to say, I love these 2 – they are wonderful – and they are going to be incredible parents. What a lucky kiddo!I get to meet their Little tomorrow, and will be back with photos of his tiny cuteness then! xox

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  • Kathryn White HildApril 10, 2013 - 10:16 pm

    Love these pictures Walt! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see baby pictures!

  • Tracy JonesApril 11, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    Amazing pictures of my cousin and her man! made me cry.

  • Rob DownerApril 12, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    You capture images that take my breath away all the time. When you turn your magic toward people I love it just magnifies the awe by a million. These guys are so special (and absurdly good looking). I can’t wait to see them as parents!

  • Jodi BarasaMay 3, 2013 - 3:47 am

    just cried a little looking at these! thanks so much for doing what you do. xoxo

I love photography. DUH. I love photographing my kids, my life, my real bits. But there are some times, some days, when I just don’t feel like picking up my camera. This Sunday was one of those days. However, I am committed to this project and I forced myself to grab it and persuaded Zoë to let me take some portraits of her. And you know what? I was so glad I did.

Be sure to see…

Andrea’s Sunday | Hula Seventy

Amy’s Sunday | Amy McMullen Photography


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  • amy graceApril 9, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    these are as haunting as they are beautiful. they feel necessary, and that you make them that way speaks to how much magic there is in these regular days that we will pine away for soon. the way she looks at you. it’s a world i would never try to break into. sacred. and then the last ones gave that little lift of light and humor to add a perfect balance. xo

  • Rebecca AlexisApril 10, 2013 - 4:46 am

    oh so so so love. really truly do. xxoo

  • elApril 10, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    Love!!!!! Number 6 is amazing!!!! Great B&W portrait!!! xo

I grew up in the South San Francisco Bay Area. Spring comes early and warm there, and in all honesty, is the one thing I truly miss about living in that part of the country. That and great taquerias, but that’s another story. Over the past 7 years, I have slowly but surely come to embrace our slow to come, cold and wet and dark Northwest Springs. There is something incredibly magical about the buzz of excitement and joy in the air when we do get a sunny day in March and April here in Portland. Folks are so ecstatic to see the sun, they throw off their many layers of sweaters and raincoats and run around half naked. EVERYONE is out and about, and so so happy. And there’s also the bulbs and the blossoms… they are so soft and beautiful and colorful when they emerge from the soggy earth and barren trees. Such a clear symbol of rebirth. And I love me a fresh start!!!

I don’t remember seeing magnolia trees in bloom growing up in San Jose, CA. Surely they must be there, but not in my memory. The grand magnolia trees of Portland, to me, are the shining star of Springtime here. The blooms so big and beautiful, delicate and noble. The blossoms are falling now, making the sideways slick with their petals. I find it sad to see them go… but now the dogwoods bloom and I fall in love all over again.

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  • Annie OtzenApril 13, 2013 - 3:27 am

    One of the things I loved while I lived in Portland was the springs. Thank you so much for sharing some Portland spring while I sit here in the cold and snowy upper Midwest. Love this!

When Bryan, owner of our Woodstock neighborhood Cloud City Ice Cream, contacted me about doing some photos for him I jumped at the chance. While I’m not a professional food stylist or photographer, I was excited about the opportunity to make some beautiful imagery of one of my FAVORITE foods for someone who is so awesome and passionate about hand making a delicious product with the highest quality local ingredients. Not to mention his devotion to the neighborhood.  And well, even though my specialty is photographing people, Bryan believed in me for this project… and that meant a lot. Thankfully we were both thrilled with the results! Just look at this gorgeous ice cream!!!

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  • Amy McmullenApril 3, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    oh my gosh, these are GORGEOUS! oh honey, you nailed it. if you wanted to foray into food….you so should. amazing.

  • Jen McGreer DownerApril 3, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Thanks so much! It was really really fun!

  • Gia Fullerton StrangApril 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Beautiful photos!!!!! I love the heart shaped nut!

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  • Emily Garrick-SteensonApril 3, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    uhm I want to lick my screen, well done lady!

  • Jen McGreer DownerApril 3, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Do it! (though it might be disappointing!)

  • Jen McGreer DownerApril 3, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Thanks so much!!!

  • Jen McGreer DownerApril 3, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    thank you!!!

  • Emily Garrick-SteensonApril 3, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    for reals these are stunning, I think you found your next calling lady.

  • Jen McGreer DownerApril 3, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    Well, thanks! I’ll always want to photograph PEOPLE first and foremost, but the food… its pretty FUN! I could see myself doing it occasionally for the right peeps!