meet missy

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 capture 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.

 lifestyle & family photographer

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how it all started

I started Take 5 Photography in 2005 on the heels of a photography internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. During my time at Disney, I saw how much they instilled customer service into every aspect of their business. Disney cast members are trained to create "Magical Moments" and to "Take 5" to put that extra time and effort into the guest experience. That's what I wanted to bring to my business -- the fact that I will always take the time to give my clients a fun and laid-back photo session experience. I will never look at my watch or hurry things along. Photography should never be rushed; I will make sure to take the time to get it right and we will get to have more fun in the process!

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