I am an on-location, natural light photographer who specializes in families, kids, babies, & newborns in the
SW Washington and Portland, OR area. I strive to focus on candid emotion and the story of your family during every session. I have a distinctive style of photography that allows me to help direct my clients in a way to capture the emotion and feel of photojournalism. Shooting with a candid style is my favorite part of every session as it allows me to step back and enjoy your family while capturing your story. I strive to capture not only images of you, your newest addition, or your entire family but to capture your interactions with each other, your different characteristics, and ways you show your love.





Babies, newborns, & maternity

Families & Kids

Missy is absolutely amazing at what she does. I treasure our family pictures more than I can express in words. First of all, she is so friendly and accommodating. Secondly, she is so great with kids and knows how to capture their personalities perfectly. During a session my kiddos were cranky and not super flexible. When I got my photos back I was blown away. She captured the most precious moments. She knew just how to engage my little ones to bring out their best. Looking at the photos still brings me to tears. Book Missy right away, you will not be disappointed. Whenever people come over to my house and see my photos, they ask who took them. I highly recommend her to all my friends and family in the area.

Emily, Vancouver, WA

Stages of life often go by in the blink of an eye. Finding Missy with Take 5 Photography has been a true blessing. She has been able to capture the most precious moments of our family all the way from birth and beyond. She is an expert in her field and is able to create a warm and welcoming environment for her clients. The photos we have from Missy will be cherished for a lifetime.

Marie, Portland, OR

Missy was so awesome to work with, and we seriously can’t wait to hire her again! The day of my son’s 1yo/family photos, we were up against spotty weather. She was so flexible and willing to wait down to the wire, squeezing in our shots between rain bursts. Almost a year later, we are still completely obsessed with our photos!! We were on the hunt for a photo-grapher that our family can grow with, and we definitely found her! Not only is her work gorgeous and extraordinary, but she is a seasoned and spot-on professional. Missy has mastered the balance of giving just enough direction to allow all the real love and joy of those being photographed shine through. 11/10!

Chelsea, Battle Ground, WA

If you think you’d enjoy a fun, professional & relaxed photo session then you should call Take 5. If you want stellar photographs that let your beauty and personality shine through - you should utilize Missy and her expertise. My family has used her services for several occasions and have been pleasantly and happily pleased with the photography and experience from start to finish. Take 5 and Missy? Totally worth every penny. We’ve been more than satisfied - we’ve always been extremely happy.
Thank you Missy.

Kim, Portland, OR

I’ve never been comfortable in front of the camera until we met Missy! She is so kind and easy to work with! I’ve also really appreciated the different services and packages Missy offers - so many options! We love working with her time and time again!

Ashley, Portland, OR

I’ve had my daughter’s photo taken for her birthday every year with Missy. This year will be her fifth time! We absolutely adore working with her and she’s such
a joy to be around. Her sessions are comfortable and relaxed, never any pressure! Her interactions with my little are so sweet and gentle. She makes
her feel like a little model and always delivers an abundance of photos that have her shining bright!

Arieshia, Vancouver, WA

Missy always manages to add calm to
a chaotic, child-chasing, family shoot.
I love working with her because she is so patient and captures everyone’s personalities. We have done sessions with our immediate smaller family and also with my large extended family.
I can’t wait for our next session!

Katy, Vancouver, WA


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