My name is Angela and I'm the artist behind the images of Angela Smith Photography. I'm a wife, mother of two young children, and lover of all things photography.

I am located in Sherwood, Oregon and service the greater Portland Metro area. While I enjoy photographing subjects of all kinds, I have found that my passion lies in capturing life's most treasured moments - the miracle of a newborn, the confidence of a high school senior, a young couple in love, and a bride's tears of joy on her wedding day.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog. Please kick your feet up, grab a cup of coffee, and share my passion with me!

Wednesday, April 28

Sweet Quinlan

So, I'm either hot or cold with my blogging. I know it's not a good excuse, but sometimes, life just gets in the way...

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to work with little Quinlan again. I believe this is the third time I've photographed her and this was by far the most fun. This is such a fun age and these tiny people are so full of personality! It only took her a few minutes to warm up to me and once she did, we had so much fun! Here are a few of my favorites from our session.




Thursday, April 8

4 day old Ace : Newborn Photography

"Hi Angela, it's Alicia. I'm not sure if you remember me, but you photographed our son Cash about a year ago."


I absolutely remembered Alicia and her family. They brought Cash to me when he was just a few weeks old for his first photo session, and now they were calling to book a session for their newest arrival, Ace.

Congratulations! How old is he?

He's two days old today.

Yeah, she called me from the hospital. I love my clients.

Two days later, I had the honor of meeting Ace, at the sweet age of 4 days old. I'd like to say he slept the entire session, but I'd be telling a lie - a big fat lie. After about 3 hours and only 3 different poses, we decided it might be best to schedule a follow up session. Three days later, they returned. And this time, Ace was a rockstar....










Tuesday, April 6

Sample Albums

I admit it. I'm a bit of a stalker. I wait for the email, and then I check the tracking numbers. Daily. And when the day finally arrives, I wait, I watch, and I listen. Because yes, I know what the UPS truck sounds like.

I received my confirmation email that my sample albums had been shipped and that they were to arrive on Tuesday. Wait. Tuesday? But Tuesdays are my taxi days - drop Addi off at preschool, get Brady ready for Kindergarten, take Brady to kindergarten, kill 45 minutes, pick up Addison from preschool, kill an hour, pick Brady up from Kindergarten.... How could I possibly sign for my package if I wasn't home? And what are the odds that I'd actually be home when Mr. UPS Man showed up with my package?

On Tuesday, I rushed to and from every destination, cursing in my head at the slow moving vehicles. Don't they know I'm expecting a very important package? And then it happened. While driving Brady to kindergarten, I spotted Mr. UPS Man a few blocks from my house. The race was on. I quickly dropped Brady off, kissed him goodbye and hurried home. No signs that the UPS man had stopped by. And then I heard that familiar sound of the UPS truck. I was waiting at the front door before he even stepped out of his truck. By the grin on my face, I'm sure he thought he had just delivered me a package containing one million dollars.

I've already shown the albums to several future brides and they have been a huge hit. They were designed to showcase the many ways they can be customized to fit each individual couple. The bride and groom have complete control over every aspect of their wedding album, inside and out. One sample has a more modern look, with the cover image printed on metal, the other a more traditional look with two toned leather. The albums also showcase other options, such as cut vs. creased seams, square vs. round corners and thin vs. thick pages. I am thrilled to have found a product that is just as unique as the people I am blessed to work with!

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