Image of a camera with text that reads PMC 2020-2021 Guide to Portland Photographers presented by Visual Impressions Photography, Kitta Bodmer Photography, and Nadia Chapman Photography

Portland Mom Collective is BEYOND excited to launch our 2020-2021 Guide to Portland Photographers.

Maybe it’s because we’ve all been sheltering in place for the last several years months. Or perhaps it’s due to seeing Summertime just beyond the horizon. Whatever the reason, moms (and dads) all over Portland are eager to find their perfect photographer.

And who could blame them? Graduating seniors, front porch sessions, maternity pictures, outdoor family photography, milestone birthday celebrations, you name it. Families are on the hunt to find just the right photographer to provide beautiful images they will cherish for a lifetime.

But finding the right photographer can feel overwhelming. There are SO many choices. That’s where our Guide to Portland Photographers comes in. Our annual guide features recommended photographers throughout the Portland metro area that specialize in just about any style a Portland family would need!

{This guide is brought to you by partnering photography sponsors. We invite you to check out their outstanding work!}

Kitta Bodmer Photography

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Hello Portland Moms! I want to be your forever photographer. Let’s talk about what that might mean, shall we?

To me, it is so much more than mastery of lighting and equipment and location. I work diligently on that for sure, so much so that my husband and I have meticulously painted and landscaped our 1908 Portland Classic Craftsman to serve as a collection of fabulous backdrops and vantage points for any occasion and in any season.

My photography is almost equally about being proficient as it is about being engaging and entertaining, especially to the shortest members of your family. Like stand-up comedy with a camera. I can manage littles that are acting a little crazy, and teenagers or husbands not that excited to be here. I can help with what to wear, hair, and makeup if need be too. Check out my reviews, in addition to thanks for excellent images, almost all of them are about excellent experiences. Really, when it comes down to it, that is my thing.

I am available for family photos at all stages of life – engagement, elopement, wedding, gender reveal, maternity, birth, newborn, growing up, senior, graduation, anniversaries, milestones and family parties.

Kitta Bodmer Photography


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Nadia Chapman Photography

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Nadia Chapman is a portrait and fashion photographer. She works with families, individuals, and companies who are looking to capture truth, style, and creativity. Offering packages for Newborn, Families, and Seniors, she builds a connection with her clients long before the photoshoot. Through her inclusive and open attitude, she adopts a variety of styles in her work to express the true essence of her clients.

Working with both natural light and studio settings Nadia tailors the client’s experience to achieve the best results. Seeing the importance of candid photography as well as styled shoots, her clients receive a variety in their delivered products.

With a strong passion for print, she refuses to allow a client to walk away without a printed product. She sees this as her contribution to the future generations of those she works with; knowing the impact photography can have on an individual’s self-esteem and sense of belonging.

Serving both Clark County, WA and Multnomah County, OR areas, Nadia delivers a luxury experience from booking to product delivery.

Specialties: Newborn, Family, Maternity, Seniors, Personal Branding, Couples


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Visual Impressions Photography, LLC

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My mission is to live a creative life, a service filled life, and to use my gift of photography to remember moments great and small. Let me help you build your family legacy and pass down your story to future generations in a beautiful way.

I want my work to be unique and celebrate individuality; To show you that all stories, every connection, and each truth will continue on.

You can expect to receive personalized service from your consultation to your finished portrait delivery. I offer portraiture to newborns, toddlers, & families no matter what stage of life they are in. I invite you to our luxurious studio nestled in Gresham Oregon for your session, or if you prefer, you can experience your session in the beautiful outdoors at the location of your choosing.

No matter what your hopes and goals are for your portraits I will guide you from start to finish, as we create custom artwork for your home that your family will enjoy for many years to come.

By Appointment Only

3650 SE Powell Valley Rd
Gresham OR 97080


Ashlie Behm Photography

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Fresh & modern maternity, newborn & family photography for adventurous families in love.

Ashlie has been capturing the cute, precious, magical, hilarious, and awe-inspiring moments of infanthood and childhood for years working in concert with natural light.

She’s continuously awed by the natural miracle of babies, especially their sweet rosy cheeks, tiny toes, and chubby baby rolls. Capturing all of their tiny details for you and your family in an authentic and natural way is her passion.

Ashlie works with you to create genuine moments between family members in order to capture the unique and beautiful loving bond of your family.

Ashlie runs a full-service photography studio. Every photography experience includes an in-person viewing and design session to ensure you can preserve your images in a physical form. She specializes in designing albums and wall art for your home allowing you to cherish these magical memories for generations to come.

Portland OR


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Portland Birth Photographer: Natalie Broders

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However it unfolds,
you know you want to remember
the details,
the nitty gritty,
your partner in a puddle.
Your story starts here.

“It was amazing to have her support, especially when I started to doubt myself. I’m in love with my birth experience. It couldn’t have gone any better.” – Amanda, Portland Oregon

Award-Winning Birth Photographer, Videographer and Doula Natalie Broders lives on a farm, homeschools her kids, had a home birth, and can milk a goat.

“Natalie went above and beyond for my family. She’s worth every penny.” – Tiana, Portland Oregon

Wouldn’t it be great if you could relax into the birth process, knowing that everything is being documented?

“Hiring Natalie was by far the best investment that we made.” – Jen, Portland Oregon

Dig into the raw, profound nature of birth.

Get lost in the experience in real time.

I’ll take the photos.

Portland OR


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Studio Nagita Photography

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Natalie at Studio Nagita Photography specializes in outdoor portrait, family, pregnancy, landscape, and nature photography.

Newborn and boudoir pregnancy sessions are usually done at your home where she uses natural light for her sessions. Natalie captures true and natural moments of you and or your loved ones behind her lens while helping to direct you during your session.

She has a warm personality and makes you feel comfortable around your surroundings as well as making it an enjoyable experience. Her motto is “Pausing the moments and making them memorable”.


PurpleStarr Photos

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I am a photographer of all things but my specialties are children, families, and babies.

My aim is to capture images that truly represent your life. There is real beauty in the chaos of everyday life and my passion is portraying the movement and mess of it.

I want you and your family to feel at ease when you work with me. During our photography sessions, I encourage imagination and fun for children (and adults).

I love to shoot anything and everything that comes across my path, but capturing the mess is my specialty.


Molly Yi Photography

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Molly Yi is a portrait photographer and a local mom offering photography services including family, maternity, and newborn portraits as well as engagements and weddings.

Her current obsession is maternity sessions and (lucky for her clients) she offers a diverse and beautiful, size-inclusive maternity wardrobe.

Molly loves discovering new locations for photo sessions and keeping up to date on the newest photography techniques. Her style is natural and minimalistic, using few props. She works within the setting, whether it’s a beach, forest, or studio, to create beautiful photos that reflect your personality and emotion. 

Most importantly, she can’t wait to work with YOU!


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