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The Blog is a place we like to share some of our recent photo sessions, talk about the amazing people we get to work with, and let you in on a little bit of our crazy lives. We are a wife and husband team, who love our job and love working together. That's a photo of us on the right we took during a snow storm in Central Park. Leave it to us to visit New York during one of the worst snow storms in 60 years! Of course it did make for a great photo. We hope you stick around to enjoy some of our work and get to know us. We promise to share some of our crazy adventures. If you feel like it be sure to show us some love by leaving us Blog comments, they always make us feel good. Thank you for visiting! ~Brandy & Justin

Natalee's First Birthday ~ McCloud Photography

Today is Natalee's first birthday and I can't wait for her party! We have had such a wonderful time being a part of her life this past year. We have had so many fun sessions with her in the studio but even more then that, we have been honored to be there for some great memories. I made these invites for her birthday party showing three of the images we captured during her first year.

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Ethan's Studio Session ~ McCloud Photography

We had a wonderful visit with Ethan and of course his parents too. I hadn't had time to blog the photos from last month's session but these were just too cute not to share!

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Happy Birthday Micah!

Happy Birthday to our beautiful, talented, and sweet niece, Micah, who turned 14 today! We hope you have a wonderful birthday. We love you lots birthday girl.

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Tosha's Senior Photos ~ Oregon Senior Photographer

It was a pleasure photographing Tosha. WOW....talk about beautiful eyes and perfect complection. Oh I would have loved to have had her complection as a teenager. Of course, who am I kidding, I would love to have her complection now.

We got some great photos of Tosha. It was very difficult to limit it to the few below. I may even need to do another posting. Here are some more images from Tosha's chilly fall session.

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Introducing Tosha ~ West Albany Senior Photographer

Today we photographed the beautiful Tosha at our studio and outside. We haven't had a chance to get through all of her photos yet but we had to get something up for her to see tonight. Tosha, thank you for spending the morning with us!

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Holiday Deadlines Approaching ~ McCloud Photogaphy

I really can't believe it's that time already. Maybe I am just in denial, but all the signs are here. The weather is changing, the stores are filled with holiday goodies, and I am planning my Thanksgiving menu. Most importantly to my clients, I am receiving e-mails from my lab reminding me that order deadlines are approaching!

If you are looking for any albums, holiday cards, or other products that you would like to give as a gift, please contact us right away to place your order. Anything that requires design time by us needs to be ordered soon. As for prints, they need to be ordered by the 10th of December in order to insure you receive them by Christmas.

Also, if you are looking to have any photos taken before the holidays, we do have some limited spots left so give us a call to set-up your session.

Here's to hoping everyone has a joyous and relaxing holiday season.

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Eyes of a Child ~ Salem Oregon Children's Photographer

"Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with eyes of a child, fresh with wonder."

By Joseph Cornell

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Newport Oregon Photographers ~ McCloud Photography

More photos from our recent engagement session on the Oregon Coast. I just love the images of them sitting on the rock with the waves in the background. Great emotion, beautiful couple, and surrounded by the amazing Oregon Coast!

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Newport Oregon Engagement Photographers ~ McCloud Photography

We met Mike and Bryn on the Oregon Coast for their engagement photos. The whole time we could see the rain clouds off in a distance and I am pretty sure I felt a rain drop or two. We were lucky that the weather held out long enough for us to capture some wonderful moments. They were a great couple and we had a wonderful afternoon with them in Newport.

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Halloween at McCloud Photography ~ Monmouth Oregon

We hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween. We were so glad to see the rain hold off this year for all the kids. Once again, this year we ended up with nearly 150 trick-or-treaters! We just love seeing all the kids and their cute costumes.

This year we had a very special Halloween visitor. Natalee came over for her first ever Halloween. I grabbed her and took her to the studio for a very quick little session. She proved to be not only a cute little bee but a busy one around the studio. After the session, Justin and I joined her and her parents for a little trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. It made for a wonder Halloween and we are so glad Sean and Lindsey brought her over so we could share in this special night.

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Reminder: Albany Bridal Fair ~ Willamette Valley Wedding Vendors

We just wanted to remind everyone that we will be at the Albany Bridal Fair on Sunday, November 1st. The bridal fair will be held at the Linn County Fair & Expo between 11-4. The location of the fair has moved to the Willamette Building, Section A. There will also be a fashion show at 3:00.

Bridal fairs are a great way to help you or someone you know plan the wedding of their dreams.

Hope to see you there!

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Jesse & Tonya's Engagement Session ~ Portland Oregon Photographers

We met Jesse & Tonya in Downtown Portland for their engagement photo session. Although the session started dry.....it didn't end that way. Part way through our session, the black clouds moved in, lightning stuck bringing thunderous echos off the skyscrapers and the rain began to pour. Like most Oregonians, we weren't about to let the rain damper our day so we continued to shoot this happy couple in the wettest of days.....well, until we were all completely soaked.

Jesse & Tonya, thanks for sharing many raindrops with us.

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Ryan & Roni's Wedding ~ Willamette Valley Wedding Photographers

Fall weddings are beautiful and Ryan & Roni's was no exception. There was a briskness in the air as the beautifully colored leaves continued to fall and blanket the venue grounds. It was just the perfect time for love.

Thank you Ryan & Roni for letting us photograph your wedding and share in your day.

Again, congratulations to both of you and we wish you the greatest of journeys ahead.

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Newport Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

Justin and I were in Newport, Oregon today photographing an engagement session. After the session, we threw out a blanket on the beach and enjoyed a picnic dinner. It was a beautifully overcast day on the coast and the rain held off just long enough for us to enjoy our session and our picnic.

The photos from our engagement session will be coming soon. As for now, here is a photo of our view while enjoying our picnic.

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A Quick Pic of Ryan & Roni ~ Oregon Wedding Photographers

Congratulations to Ryan and Roni! They were married today at the Turner Memorial Tabernacle in Turner, Oregon. We just got home from the wedding and wanted to get a photo up for the wedding couple.

Congrats again to the two of you!

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Ryan & Roni's Wedding at the Turner Tabernacle ~ McCloud Photography

We are really looking forward to Ryan & Roni's wedding tomorrow. This is a photo of the outside of the tabernacle that we took while on our site visit with the two of them.

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Happy Anniversary Sean & Lindsey ~ McCloud Photography

Wishing a Happy 2nd Anniversary to some of our favorite people! Can't believe it has been two years since their incredible wedding at Reser Stadium, yet, it feels like we have known them forever!

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Albany Bridal Fair ~ McCloud Photography

We are excited to announce that we will be an exhibitor at the Albany Bridal Fair on Sunday, November 1st. The bridal fair is located in the Santiam Building at the Linn County Fair & Expo between 11-4. There will also be a fashion show at 3:00. Come and enjoy the prizes and giveaways.

Hope to see you there!

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Engagement Photos in Monmouth, Oregon & WOU ~ McCloud Photography

We met Mike and Whitney on campus at Western Oregon University on Sunday to capture some engagement photos. Looking at the sky, we were a little worried we would have another drenching repeat of the session we had on Saturday. Luckily, the weather held and we were able to take advantage of the vibrant fall colors.

Mike and Whitney were an incredibly sweet couple who were so obviously in love, and absolutely adorable. They really made our job easy.

Each of them were athletes at WOU. Mike played baseball and Whitney played softball. Being that Justin played football at WOU, he loves talking sports with fellow Western Oregon athletes!

P.S. ~ Whitney we wanted to make sure we shared some more images on your Birthday. Happy Birthday and we hope you enjoy the photos.

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