We are moving back to Oregon!!! Kyle got a new job within Microsoft and we’ve got a house in SW Portland. Both of our families are in the area and we’re just so excited for Bennett to grow up near his grandparents, aunt, uncles and (hopefully!!) cousins!
But in our excitement, there is also some sadness. We’re leaving our “village” here. We’re leaving many of the people who have gotten us through our first year and a half of Bennett’s life. The home he was born into. His nursery that I spent so many hours working on while we waited for him to arrive. Our friends. Bennett’s friends. Our routines. Our comfort places. All this is reminding me of the importance of documenting the every day. I am so so happy that I’ve been taking photos of Bennett’s life every single day since he was born. I’ve got visual proof of the place he first crawled, the spot where he tasted his first “big boy food”, his happiness in the sandbox just down the street from our house. I also had a session recently in our home documenting Bennett’s and my morning routine (I’ll share more soon!). I never want to forget this piece of our life.
So what is it you want to remember?
To celebrate our move, I’m giving one Portland area family a 4 hour Day in the Life session including digital images AND a slideshow to share with friends and family (over $900 value…but priceless really, right? :))
All you have to do is “like” Hannah Nielsen Photography on Facebook, and finish this phrase: “I want to remember my family __________.” Tell me what it is you’d have me capture if I came and spent 4 hours with your family.
The fine print: Session to take place before July 1st, 2016. You must be located within a 30min drive of SW Portland or be willing to come to me or pay a travel fee. A signed model release is required. To enter, “like” Hannah Nielsen Photography and comment on this post. Tagging local friends in the original Facebook post will gain you additional entries. Contest ends Oct 15th at midnight PST. Winner will be chosen Oct 16th.
And just because posts are no fun without images, here are a few favorites.