Butterfly Editorial Photo Shoot

The night before this editorial photography shoot, I found this butterfly at Michael’s Crafts.  And I’m soView full post »

Local clothing designer knocks it out of the park, again

The Spring/Summer Lookbook from local designer Tiffany Bean is here.  If you have weddings or parties to attend thisView full post »

5 things people do with their senior portraits

What are senior portraits?      You might be surprised, but many people don’t know what senior portraits are allView full post »

How to plan for your editorial portrait shoot at AVP

So you know what these shoots are, but how do you plan yours?  In this post I’ll share with you: Pre-planningView full post »

What’s the deal with these editorial portrait shoots at AVP?

Bryn in 2013, and again in 2016   I recently partnered with Alisha Jared to create something really special for anView full post »

Bryn’s Editorial Photo Shoot

Featured in Professional Photographer magazine in June 2013 I’ve been photographing Bryn and her sister JoeineView full post »

Ella & Alisha’s Mom and Daughter Photo Shoot

Alisha and Ella met me at the studio for their mother/daughter vintage photo shoot this past weekend.  I met them atView full post »

Myriam Marcela | Spring 2016

Our model, Larisa of Option Model & Media getting ready to model the Jink Top and Samba Culottes. Shooting theView full post »

Tiffany Bean Lookbook

Tiffany Bean, my favorite local clothing designer and owner of Mabel and Zora is featured here.  I love her comfortableView full post »

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 »

Switch Shoes and Clothing

Switch Shoes and Clothing is a boutique in Multnomah Village,  a beautiful shopping area in SW Portland.  Park your carView 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 »

Myriam Marcela F/W 2015 Collection

Introducing the Fall/Winter Collection from local Portland fashion designer Myriam Marcela.  See more of her amazingView 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 »