Portland has amazing local shops

I recently teamed up with Tiffany Bean to highlight some of the local businesses in Portland that have a lot more toView full post »

Cash & Polly’s Holiday Portrait Session

It’s become one of my favorite holiday traditions… holiday portraits with Cash and Polly.  HappyView full post »

The New Holiday Lookbook

Switch Shoes and Unique Clothing Holiday Lookbook 2015 This holiday season has been particularly fun as a shooterView full post »

Local Portland stores with great gift ideas

Click on this guide to see more details and get direct links to each local business featured in this guide. It’sView full post »

Santa is coming!

Happy Holidays! I’m teaming up with my friend and colleague Paul Rich to create some holiday cheer for some kidsView full post »

The Ulbrichts

Since Anders was one of my very first portrait customers… sessions with him and his family are pretty special.View full post »

Autumn Heart – A creative shoot – Part 2

Photos by Amy Vining     |     Hair & Makeup by AJ Lane     |    Model is Elle DiSantiView full post »

Autumn Heart – A creative shoot – Part 1

In mid-October, 3 ladies met up to make some fun pics.  We call it a ‘creative playdate.’  In thisView full post »

Linda, Jaden and Steven at The Pittock Mansion

Autumn family portraits continue with this trio of sweeties!  I’ve photographed Jaden many times now.View full post »

More cuties playing at the park

A redhead, blond curlytop and fantastic red ruffles made for some pretty pictures…. but it’s the two kidsView full post »

Angela, Matt & Elsie’s family portrait session at the Pittock Mansion

This session is the third in a series we’ve shot of Elsie since before she was even born.  And if you count theView full post »

Addie & Harper playing in the autumn leaves at Shute Park

Addie and Harper have been in front of my lens before (click here to see their session from a few years ago) and it wasView full post »

Gabby’s Senior Portrait Session at The Pittock Mansion

We got some great photos of Gabby who traveled from Lincoln City for her senior portraits.  We met at the PittockView full post »

Autumn Portrait Special October 9-11

The leaves are turning and it’s going to be a beautiful Autumn in the Pacific Northwest!  It’s a great timeView full post »

Big brother, little brother

Sibling photos are some of my favorite things to shoot.  I loved this session because BIG BROTHER was so sweet andView full post »

Hannah – A senior portrait session in Vancouver, WA

Hannah’s boho style worked perfectly for her senior portrait session in Washougal and Vancouver, WA.  We startedView full post »

Big changes at AVP

Most of you know that I moved out of my studio in SE Portland in December.  I jumped on another opportunity recently toView full post »

Best senior portrait shoot locations in Portland, Oregon

After ten years of shooting mostly outdoors in Portland I definitely have my favorite spots to shoot, and I’llView full post »


Taking the title of Most Beguiling Babe for the SECOND time, here’s Quay.  She’s 10 years old.  She’sView full post »

Alexis’s first portrait session

Meet Alexis, little sister to Jackson and Zachary.View full post »

My top 20 favorite moments from Beguiling Babes 2015

The Beguiling Babes contest is a fundraiser we do every year for a local charity.  This year we raised more than $800View full post »

What to wear for your senior portraits – the FREE GUIDE

Feel beautiful in your portraits because you’re comfortable and confident. Here’s the guide that willView full post »

The Shine 2015 Fashion Show for “I Have a Dream, Oregon”

Success!  The AVP Senior Models raised almost $2,000 for the kids at “I Have a Dream, Oregon” at thisView full post »

THEY SHINE – an event at the AVP studio

On October 10, 2014, AVP Senior Models and “Dreamers” from the “I Have a Dream, Oregon” programView full post »

Insanity Gift Card Discount – Black Friday Weekend

It’s Black Friday Weekend!  I know you have a lot to do so I’ll keep this simple.  When you purchase aView full post »

Samantha’s Holiday Portrait Session

This is how we do it at AVP …. lots of giggles and goofing off with just a little bit of sparkle added for someView full post »