Welcome to Our Blog.

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

Mule Days in Enterprise, Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

Several weeks ago, Justin and I took a road trip to Wallowa, Oregon to camp with my parents. Our peaceful campsite was alongside the beautiful Wallowa River. We fell asleep every night to the peaceful roar of the water. The trip was a perfect time for some much needed rest and relaxation.

We also took some time to attend "Mule Days" in Enterprise, Oregon. The photo below is from the "Mule Barrel Races." Believe it or not, the mule below was one of the faster mules to participate in the barrel races. As you may know, mules tend to have a mind of their own. Sometimes leaving their riders bewildered but always providing plenty of laughs for spectators.

We also had a great time exploring the beauty of Northeast Oregon and will be sure to share more photos in future blogs.

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Wonderful Bridal Show ~ McCloud Photography

It was great to meet so many brides and grooms to be this past weekend at the Rose City Bridal Show. A BIG thank you to everyone who stopped by and visited with us.

Just a reminder, you still have a chance to get in on our show special. You will however need to contact us by the end of the week to be able to take advantage of this great offer.

This is a quick image from this year's show booth.

Thank you again.

Brandy & Justin

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Rose City Bridal Showcase ~ McCloud Photography

This weekend we will be an exhibitor in The Rose City Bridal Showcase in Portland. This is a great opportunity to gather wedding ideas and meet with some of Oregon's finest wedding vendors. You will also find many wonderful show specials. Be sure to ask us about our show special!
The show will be held in the Oregon Convention Center (Hall E) on both Saturday the 26th & Sunday the 27th. The doors will be open from 10:00-5:00 with fashion shows at 11:30 & 3:00.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Madison & Morgan ~ Oregon Seniors ~ McCloud Photography

We had the pleasure of photographing these two beautiful young women this past weekend in Portland for their senior photos.

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Madison ~ Albany Oregon Senior ~ McCloud Photography

This is Madison, you may recognise her she is our West Albany High School Senior Rep. Her session in Downtown Portland this past weekend was awesome. As always with Madison, we had a wonderful time and the urban feel of Portland was the perfect backdrop to showcase Madison's great sense of style.

Thank you Madison for being one of our senior reps and for letting us capture your senior photos.

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Morgan ~ Portland Oregon Senior ~ McCloud Photography

You just have to love a great senior photo session on a warm fall day. Add in Morgan....a beautiful young woman and the great streets of Portland, what more could we ask for?

Thank you again Morgan for being up for so many fun things for your senior session!

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Sneak Peek of Today's Senior Photo Session with Madison & Morgan ~ McCloud Photography

What a great session we had today with these two beautiful senior girls. We had such a blast going to so many different locations and playing with the abundance of clothing choices. More photos to come in the following days.

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Upcoming ~ Rose City Bridal Showcase ~ McCloud Photography

If you are planning a wedding or helping someone plan a wedding, you should mark your calendars for the Rose City Bridal Showcase in Portland, Oregon. The bridal show is coming up on the 26th & 27th of this month. For more information, visit their website at: www.rosecitybridalshowcase.com

We will have some specials available at the bridal show. Make sure to stop by to say hi and check out what we have going on.

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Salem Oregon Teen Photographers ~ Hannah ~ McCloud Photography

Hannah something about her sweet smile just makes me want to hug her. She is the little sister of Madi and the friend of my youngest niece, Micah. Of course, once again being a friend of my niece’s makes her an automatic friend of mine. :-)

Hannah is just adorable but don’t let this girl fool you, she is quite the athlete. She plays softball and oh boy she has quite the arm. Justin and her were throwing rocks in the river and I know Justin was impressed!

I also found out Hannah and I have a similar love for the elderly. I think she lit up as much as me when we ran into a group of smiling and friendly older women at the park. The elderly hold a special place with me so I think she is a girl after my heart.

Hannah looked so pretty for her photos and was the perfect model. Hannah, thank you for enduring a day full of photos with us. We enjoyed spending time with you.

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Salem Oregon Teen Photographers ~ Micah ~ McCloud Photography

My niece Micah is a beautiful girl who also I love and adore. Being a part of her life is another of Gods greatest gifts! If you have being reading my earlier blog postings about her sister Amanda, you might think I am one lucky Auntie and you would be right. I am so fortunate for these girls.

There are so many special traits that Micah has. So many of her strengths are my weakness and for that I just love her! It is so great to watch her shine in ways I never could. Micah has a confidence about her to succeed in whatever she does. She is out-going and bubbly. She never seems to fear anything and I never see nerves shake her. I love watching and hearing about the things she takes on. She works hard to make her goals and does an amazing job achieving them. I haven’t even mentioned how smart she is or devoted to her faith.

Yes, I am proud of her and I love her tons! She is growing into an incredible young adult and watching her is a glorious gift. Now, if I could slow the speed of time, she is growing up too fast.

Check out my beautiful youngest niece. Doesn’t her smile just brighten your day? It sure does mine!

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Salem Oregon Photographers ~ Micah & Hannah ~ McCloud Photography

This is my youngest niece Micah and her friend Hannah. After spending the day photographing their two older sisters, we of course had to do a session with them. We had a wonderful time running around for hours taking photos. I just love getting to do group sessions like these. I love to spend time with those younger then I am who are full of energy and life. I notice for days after these sessions, the laughter of the girls had added a spring to my step. Ah, thank you girls for a refreshing day and a wonderful photo session.

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Dinner! ~ McCloud Photography

More wonderful fresh salmon from Lindsey and Sean. I took a recipe I found online and changed it around a little to come up with this sweet tangy ginger sauce. Justin was in love with the salmon and the garlic mashed patatos I whipped up. It was way too much food but it was yummy.

Thank you once again to Lindsey and Sean.

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Salem Oregon Senior Photographers ~ Madison ~ McCloud Photography

Meet Madi…this is one talented young lady. You may have seen our earlier post where we mentioned her singing at the Oregon State Fair and shared one image from her session. Yes, she sings and has quite the voice. Not only does she sing beautifully, she writes some wonderful songs. It’s amazing how as a teenager, she can write a song that relates to life at any age. She has two CDs out and I am sure there will be many more. As soon as I convince her to start a Facebook Fan Page, I will be encouraging everyone to check it out!

There is much more to Madi. She is also active in CET in Salem and I am told gets great grades in school. Just talking with her, you can tell she is an intelligent girl. Then to top it off, as you can tell, she is one very pretty girl! Talk about a great package. Madi, you can make people envious with all these talents.

Then of course, there is the part that she is a friend to my niece and that just means I automatically love this girl. :-)

Madi, thank you for spending the day with Justin and I. We had a great time taking your photos. We look forward to hearing you sing again sometime soon!

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Salem Oregon Senior Photographers ~ Amanda ~ McCloud Photography

My niece Amanda. What can I say about this beautiful young lady? I can tell you how much I love and adore her! I can also tell you that being a part of her life is one of God’s greatest gifts!

I can tell you about how she is so intelligent and takes tough high school class and gets great grades. I could tell you about how she makes me laugh when I am around her or how her hugs light up my day. I could tell you she is a good girl who makes good decisions even in a world full of pressures. I could tell you I am proud of her faith. I could go on and on but the truth is, no matter what it is she does, I love this girl!

I am excited about all the things she has to come in the next few years. Lots of big decisions that I know are scary at her age. I can’t wait to see where they take her and no matter where life takes her, I will be right here admiring her at each and every step.

Some of the beautiful photos from her session.

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Senior Photographer Salem Oregon ~ McCloud Photography

Meet the first half of the girls! Later you will meet the younger sisters but today you will meet Amanda and Madi. Amanda is my niece and Madi is her BFF (short for best friend forever). Justin and I had the chance to spend a wonderful afternoon photographing these two. What a joy they were. I always love spending time with Amanda but it was so much fun to spend some time with her and Madi. We spent the day laughing and having a blast. I loved watching their friendship and even more, I loved capturing it for them! I think it is so much fun to do a photo session with a friend. Of course, we also took individual photos of each of them but for today’s post, I wanted to share some images of the two of them.

I have to say, I am one lucky Auntie and this won’t be the last time I say that! Thank you Girls. Love you!

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