Family Photos Along the Columbia River in Washougal

Check out these fun family photos along the Columbia River in Washougal Washington!  Isn’t this family model-esque?

Oh how I love this sweet family! I photographed Alice & Mike’s wedding shortly after moving to Portland many years ago. It’s been wonderful getting to continue working with them throughout the years.  They also run Camas Life Magazine, which I have photographed for.  Because of that, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful families in the Camas Washington area.

These two are expecting another little one in a couple of months. We’re already planning for the newborn photos!

Cottonwood Beach is a Great Location

But, back to this session.  I love family photos along the Columbia River! Cottonwood Beach in Washougal is a great location, especially in Spring and Fall.  In the Summer it can get ridiculously busy, which makes it difficult to avoid having people in the background of photos!

Baby Ella just wanted to play in the water. Mom and dad finally let her splash around at the end of the session.  I love her bright blue eyes against the yellow raincoat!

We started the session by walking along the path at Captain Cook Park. The colors in their outfits are pretty against the green trees and blue sky.  Afterwards, we walked down to the beach.

Fun Family Photos Along The Columbia River

We did the majority of their family photos along the Columbia River.  It was around sunset, and the overcast sky and gray sand created a softness. We took some family photos, and some photos with just mom and baby and dad and baby.  We couldn’t let Ella run around on the beach by herself because she headed straight for the water!

As we were leaving the beach, Ella was upset to leave the water.  Before we ended the session, however, we took a few more of them lounging in the grass, and let Ella run around by herself!

a mom and dad walk holding a little girl at captain cook park a mom and dad hold a baby girl at cottonwood beach mom and dad swing a little girl in the air by her arms by the river at cottonwood beach a little girl with bright blue eyes wears a vibrant yellow raincoat

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Hello! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  I create colorful and timeless images for couples and families.  Enjoy looking around, and please send me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

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