Uniquely Wise Photography: Blog http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog en-us (C) Uniquely Wise Photography meg@uniquelywise.com (Uniquely Wise Photography) Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:58:00 GMT Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:58:00 GMT http://www.uniquelywise.com/img/s/v-5/u90468931-o824714163-50.jpg Uniquely Wise Photography: Blog http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog 85 120 Portland Photographer | Ho'ike 2018 http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/2/portland-photographer-hoike-2018 Last weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing the 2018 Ho'ike presented by KA'ANA 'IKE A KA 'OHANA Foundation. 

I was able to attend the rehearsal for a sneak peak and capture both shows, the matinee and the evening performance. The dancers were absolutely stunning. The choreography was gorgeous and the costumes were so beautiful and fun! Have a peak for yourself!

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Portland Photographer captures 2018 Ho'ike Performaces

 

Thank you so everyone coming out for an amazing performance. Congratulations to all the dancers! 

 

 

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Portland Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Hazel http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/8/meet-hazel-portland-newborn-baby-photographer Portland Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Hazel

Meet little miss Hazel!

She is the newest little sister to her twin big sisters. They are so excited to show her off and be her big protectors, and I'm sure can't wait to dress her up. She was born on August 3rd 2017 weighing 8 lbs 4oz and 22inches long. 

The girls were very good with their 6 day old baby sister. The dress little Hazel is wearing was the girls dress when they were little. I love when families bring in special things to capture and always remember. 

Have I mentioned how much I love my work. Meeting amazing families, littles and snuggling brand new babies. It's truly amazing. 

 

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If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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PDX Beauty Bar | Portland Oregon http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/8/pdx-beauty-bar-portland-oregon As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you.

This week I would like to highlight Kendyl of PDX Beauty Bar. She offers advanced, holistic, plant-based skincare, waxing, organic sugaring & lash services. She has recently started blogging about "Raising The Bar" at www.pdxbeautybar.com. Each treatment not only feels good but is nourishing to the body and soul. Something happens when you STOP and are STILL. This precious time allows for grounding and renewal which is exactly what every new, experienced or expectant parent needs.

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I have personally received a very relaxing customized facial, lash lift and tint, brow tint and brow shaping. Her touch is divine and soothing, just what any busy mother needs. Quiet time and me time. 

I asked Kendyl what sets her apart and she told me, "I set my intention everyday to see the beauty in life and to see beauty in each and every one of my clients. My goal is to connect them to the deeper, truer beauty in life and in themselves. I want everyone to leave feeling beautiful inside and out."

She also told me more about her industry, "licensed Estheticians are quietly waiting for the majority of people to realize and value their knowledge. Finding a Licensed Esthetician to help you properly care for your skin (sooner than later) will save you so much time and money. When you make the right choices for your skin at an early age, you're able to prevent many conditions and concerns that would otherwise develop over time. Some Estheticians, like myself, focus on holistic skin care; Considering the entire body as a whole and diagnosing within our scope and referring out to other practitioners. Seeing us may seem like a luxury, and we love pampering you, but we also know how to do much more than that."

Kendyl wants you to know that many clients enjoy a facial over a full-body massage and are pleasantly surprised when benefits go further than the initial relaxation and pampering. Also SPF is the #1 product you can use for anti-aging. Wear it everyday, rain or shine, please! Skin cancer is no joke.

Kendyl is a mother herself of two boys. She works hard to help support her passion and her family. She is also a part of the amazing mommy owned businesses I'm constantly talking about. She grew up on a small farm with horses and spent most of her childhood outside exploring, making forts with her brother and playing with the animals. She always cherishes being able to grow up with so much space and freedom.

I highly recommend taking care of you and your skin at PDX Beauty Bar with Kendyl. She is located in Milwaukie inside of Birch Salon. 

Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram! Check out her website for her complete list of services. 

Here are my before and afters. :)

 

 

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Introducing Copper 11 Days New | Portland Newborn Baby Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/8/introducing-copper-11-days-new-portland-newborn-baby-photographer I'm so excited I get to introduce you to little Cooper! 

Born August 6th 2017. He was a perfect 9 lbs 6 oz. I really took his first pictures in his mom's belly. But now he gets to make his big debut. He is the sweetest little guy and makes the cutest sounds. Makes your uterus skip a beat. Now you understand why I specialize in babies, I get all the snuggles but still get my sleep. It's a win win. Plus I love watching them grow up and become little people. I get the warm fuzzies capturing these moments. 

Look for yourself he is a little cutie pie!

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If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Summer Block Party + Client Appreciation | Portland Oregon Area Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/8/summer-block-party-client-appreciation-portland-oregon-area-photographer Yesterday Danielle Pieters of Acradia + Haven and Julia Webster of Etc Eatery and banded together to host the Summer Block Party + Client Appreciation Event. It was a beautiful day in Portland, and thankfully not sweltering hot. Art ala Carte provided art bars for the kiddos and Kids Klubhouse helped entertain them. 

There were amazing sponsors mingling and having a great time with guests, and the swag bags did not disappoint. There were delicious drinks provided by Bar Nomad and the popsicles by Lickety, oh my hit the spot. 

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Symbiosis Printing
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Pick Your Dish | Portland Oregon http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/7/pick-your-dish-portland-oregon As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you. Yes yes it's been much longer than a week since the last one, but well life happened. 

This week I would love to introduce you to Eleissa of Pick Your Dish. I mean holy yum and a life saver! She invited out to her kitchen where the magic happens. She operates S&H Foods, a commissary kitchen in Tigard. 

Pick Your Dish

Pick Your Dish is a freshly-prepared dinner delivery service. Their diverse menu rotates weekly, so customers select and order their preferred meals, then pick up at designated locations/times throughout Tigard, Beaverton, SW Portland, Forest Heights & now close-in SE Portland. Once they return home, all they need to do is heat and eat!

Eleissa explained, "getting dinner on the table at the end of the day was one of the toughest things for me after becoming a parent. I love making it possible for families to gather around the table with a freshly-prepared meal - no shopping, preparation or messes to clean up means more quality time together. I love connecting with people, supporting local and building community. I source all of my meat from The Meating Place (a local butcher); Souper Natural Soups are available each week (not to mention, I use her sauces in any recipe I can!); I buy local produce when I can and I have started carrying zucchini bread (from Sinful Confections) and granola (from Twisted Oats), Nut Butter from Ground Up Nut Butter, so locally made breakfast options are available. When I'm making each meal, I'm also thinking about the customers who will be sharing it. I truly enjoy planning meals and cooking them, but handing off (the totes full of meals) directly to my customers and seeing their relieved faces is one of the best parts of what I do."

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While we were chatting and getting to know each other better, she was preparing dinner for her customers and even making mine and my family's dinner.  She was making Pork tenderloin with Pepperheads' Marionberry blast and Greek pitas (turkey & mint patties) with roasted veggie orzo salad. 

So when I got home, all I had to do was reheat it, and dinner was served. Little clean up (I should have used paper plates), and needed to clean my wine glass but still no pots or pans. I mean look how tasty it looks, and as you can see it was extremely tasty. 

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Bu sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Check out her website for updated menus and ordering at www.pickyourdishpdx.com. 

 

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Newborn Baby Girl | Portland & Vancouver Newborn Baby Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/7/newborn-baby-girl-portland-vancouver-newborn-baby-photographer Meet little miss Charlie. The first baby girl out of two older brothers. Oh man were the big brother's smitten with her, but can you really blame them she's just a little peanut. Everyone was so happy to snuggle their baby girl. She is one loved little one. Her brothers will protect her for years to come. 

 

Newborn baby girl photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon

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You can even view her sweet little introduction video here:

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If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Sip & Shop for Art ala Carte | Portland Oregon Area Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/7/sip-shop-for-art-ala-carte-portland-oregon-area-photographer Last year I joined an amazing tribe of women. It's called the The MOB Nation, which is short for mommy owned businesses. Within the last year the group has expanded so much with so many amazing women and businesses. The support is overwhelming for each other and it helps immensely when running a business and a family. 

The group was created by an amazing woman and mother, Aria Leighty. She is truly an inspiration for each and every one of us. She always goes way above and beyond for anyone of us. She is constantly lifting us up and finding more opportunities to help our businesses succeed. All of us owe so much to her and all of her unrivaled support. So when she decided to bring back Art ala Carte to the community but needs financial assistance, we jumped on board. 

Janel Ankney of Willow Brook Soaps, Julia Webster of Etc Eatery and Danielle Pieters of Acradia + Haven banded together to host a Sip and Shop Social benefiting Art ala Carte. 

There were so many amazing vendors there donating a portion of their proceeds to Art ala Carte. There was also great raffle prizes donated by fellow MOBS and a super silent auction. I personally left a silent auction winner of two art pieces by Eva Kelley Creative and a new sign for my laundry room by Freckled and Free

Bar Nomad was onsite serving up delicious and creative drinks created just for the event. Did you know they are a mobile bar and will come to your event. Yes please! 

The event was of course family friendly. There was an art bar setup outside provided by Art ala Carte and Emmy Blue and Squatchie came out to say hi to the kids. It was a really fun and inspirational night. 

If you're interested in helping Art ala Carte's return please donate to their kick starter

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We raised $2,016!!! 

Way to go ladies!!!

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First Time Expecting Mom & Dad | Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/7/first-time-expecting-mom-dad-portland-vancouver-maternity-photographer Back in May, I met this amazing couple Haley and Cameron expecting their first baby at Baby Fest. They had entered my Newborn Session giveaway and won! Haley wasn't super keen on having maternity photos but decided to go ahead with a maternity session anyway. Capturing this moment in her and Cameron's life is important. So we met at Orchard Park for a beautiful sunset session. They may have been a little nervous at first but they rocked their session. I think they turned out pretty amazing. 

 

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Maternity sunset session photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

 

Congrats Haley and Cameron, I can't wait to meet your little man in just a few short weeks! 

 

-- If you're interested in scheduling your maternity or newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of sessions per month. I would love to meet you and your family.

Bring me those babies! :) 

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First Birthday Cake Smash | Portland Child Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/6/first-birthday-cake-smash-portland-child-photographer On Friday June 9th, little miss Kaitlyn turned a year old. She came to the Studio in NW Portland to celebrate with her first ever cake. Of course there was some dancing to Justin Timberlake, Sunshine in my pocket and the Moana soundtrack. There was tickling, and super fast crawling. She even was standing up and showing off her new skills. 

One Year Cake Smash Session with Portland Child Photographer

She came decked out in an adorable ruffled romper, super cute beaded necklace and a super cute flower headband (which she did not want on). We opted for bare feet, because tiny feet are super cute. 

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When we finally placed the cake in front of her she was eager to get at it. She immediately pulled off the happy pineapple. She first tried the fondont (the tiny pineapple) and was a little unsure at first. She started digging in and got a taste of icing and I think she enjoyed it. It took her a few minutes to realize it was okay to really dig into it. But once she got into it, she even flipped it over. 

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The Smash cake was created by the amazing Kimmie at Jam Cakes. Which is included in your Cake Smash session with me. The decorations are from the awesome Fancy That shop. 

Kaitlyn is now a pro-cake smasher and will have the photos to always remember her first birthday and first ever cake. 

 

If your little one has a first birthday approaching be sure to schedule your session soon! 

Call, text, or email me to book your session

meg@uniquelywise.com | (503) 395-0836

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Soon to be Mama of Four | Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/6/soon-to-be-mama-of-four-portland-vancouver-maternity-photographer Kylie is an amazing woman. She began the Capes and Crowns Foundation. "The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free custom themed portrait photography services to children battling life-threatening illnesses or dealing with a painful time in their life. Their mission is to bring joy and light into the darkness that can shadow over a child’s life. Regardless of what a child’s battles may be, we celebrate their strength as they are real superheroes." 

As a volunteer inspire photographer with the Foundation, I decided Kylie needed her moment to feel beautiful and empowered. Kylie had just finished the Storybook Gala which raised over $18,000 for the foundation, and needed time for her.

She rocked her session! Can you believe this is baby number four! 

Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Maternity in-studio and outdoors photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

For Kylie's session we did a "boudoir" feel to begin with in the studio and a my pink and red maternity gowns. We then took an adventure to Sauvie's Island for a gorgeous and breathtaking sunset. She was even brave enough to get in the cold water. I had so much fun with her session and capturing this time in her life. 

 

Congrats Kylie, I can't wait to meet the new little man!

 

-- If you're interested in scheduling your maternity or newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of sessions per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Meet Hannah | Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/4/meet-hannah-portland-vancouver-maternity-photographer Remember adorable little Elijah standing on his tippy toes to to kiss his mommy's baby bump, well little miss Hannah made her debut.

Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography

Big Brother Elijah would love to introduce you to his sweet little sister.

Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. Newborn Baby girl photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington.

Thank you Erin, for letting me photograph your beautiful children. 

If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Meet Fountain of Youth | Portland Oregon Area Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/4/meet-fountain-of-youth-portland-oregon-area-photographer As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you. These will be great for expectant moms, new moms or seasoned moms. These are all local businesses that I have made connections with in our community to help you realize the amazing services out there to help you be or not be super mom. Be sure to check in weekly because they are all incredible and different.

This week I am highlighting Fountain Of Youth Skincare. I was drawn to this company because it is a local Portland mommy owned business. Julie created the products and wow they feel amazing. I haven't tried everything, but what I have tried I'm very impressed with. The top sellers for me personally is all about buzz words; organic, vegan, and pure ingredients. But they also are farm grown. Their philosophy is standing for small business, fair pricing, anti-chain stores, anti-distributors and to make all of their skincare products here in the USA. Fountain Of Youth Skincare focuses on quality and results. They are best known for their farm fresh ingredients and vegan principles. Their homeopathic approach to skincare formulation means that you can achieve beautiful & clear skin with unparalleled results. They are skin problem solvers. I personally love supporting small businesses and supporting clear and healthy skin. 

I initially started with Dream Skin Serum and the Coconut Moisturizer. I'm always very skeptical about trying new products especially on my face. I am a fair red-headed woman and my skin is super sensitive. I'm very dry and dehydrate super easily. The first time I used the products I had cleaned my face in the shower and then applied the Dream Skin Serum. It felt very cool, refreshing, and hydrating. Once that was applied it then applied the Coconut Moisturizer. It felt creamy, silly smooth, and refreshing. It's thick but not too thick, and goes on with even coverage. My skin felt amazing afterwards. 

Fountain of Youth Skincare photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Fountain of Youth Skincare photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

So naturally the first two products I tried for a week I loved so I wanted the cleanser and toner too. So I went to the Fountain of Youth website and purchased the Clear Cleanser and Clear Skin Toner. Their website was very informative and easy to navigate. The best part was it was really fast arrival to my home. 

The Clear Cleanser and Clear Skin Toner feel amazing. The cleanser is a little runny, but spreads around really well and smells amazing with the lemongrass. The toner feels refreshing after a nice warm shower. With my new skin regimen I must say that my face and neck feel really good. It does feel more hydrated and is staying clear from acne. Which I suffer from when I workout, keyword, when. Haha. 

Fountain of Youth Skincare photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Fountain of Youth Skincare photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Fountain of Youth Skincare photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

They have a new sampler kit that I would recommend if you want to try the products first. You can find that here. Also I would love to see their products in more spas, ask your skin care professional to check them out. 

You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram. You can also reach out through email; info@fountainofyouthskincare.com.

 

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Soon to be Mama of Two | Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/4/soon-to-be-mama-of-two-portland-vancouver-newborn-photographer Erin and her sweet little boy, Elijah came to visit me in the studio. He was excited to tell me all about his interests in trucks and getting to be a big brother! He was so sweet giving Mama's belly hugs and kisses. He even read a book to Mama's belly too. He melted my heart. 

Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography Big Brother takes pictures with Mama baby bump photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography

Elijah is going to be an amazing big brother and I can't wait to see the new baby!

If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Meet Julia of An Integrated Life | Portland Oregon Area Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/4/meet-julia-of-an-integrated-life-portland-oregon-area-photographer As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you. These will be great for expectant moms, new moms or seasoned moms. These are all local businesses that I have made connections with in our community to help you realize the amazing services out there to help you be or not be super mom. Be sure to check in weekly because they are all incredible and different.

Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

This week I am highlighting Julia of An Integrated Life, LLC. I asked her to explain what An Integrated Life is. She told me, "there are two components to An Integrated Life.

  1.  As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I specialize in infant & toddler development and address motor development, sensory processing, play skills, and daily living skills such as feeding within the home & community environments. I use the Feldenkrais Method(R) & Reflex Integration to improve a child's motor, sensory, and daily functioning.
  2.  I also use the Feldenkrais Method(R) with adults to address pain, movement difficulties, and daily functioning.

I specialize in pediatric development and have worked as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 12 years. As a mother of two boys, I love working with moms and mothers-to-be. The Feldenkrais Method has been a huge part of my life as a woman and mother. During pregnancy, it helped relieve pregnancy-related pain and improved my childbirth experience. Daily, self-awareness that the Feldenkrais Method instils, helps decrease my stress and prevents aches & pains. As an Occupational Therapist, I am able to bill insurance for Feldenkrais sessions."

Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

Since I work with a lot of new and expecting moms I wanted to know how her business is helpful to them. Julia said, "Feldenkrais sessions are like a "massage" for the Nervous System...they are relaxing but on a deeper level. The sessions revolve around a movement pattern and are performed while lying clothed on a table along with sitting, kneeling, and/or walking. Most people express feeling "lighter," "taller," and "more grounded" after the session. Feldenkrais sessions align the body for improving body mechanics and decreasing pain. Any parent can benefit from the Method's effects of decreasing stress and increasing self-awareness for an improved sense of self. The Feldenkrais Method is wonderful in decreasing pregnancy related injuries or pain. It can also improve alignment of the baby in utero and increase ease in childbirth."

Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

What should the readers know about your industry? Julia said, "in the fitness & rehab worlds, connection between the mind and the body is finally becoming more recognized. As a "Somatic" approach with deep roots in the Martial Arts, the Feldenkrais Method utilizes the importance of the Mind-Body Connection. You cannot focus on one piece of the body while ignoring the whole. With self-awareness & mindfulness, the Feldenkrais Method teaches people to use their whole self for more strength, efficiency, and ease. Whether you are a child or parent, the approach is very empowering and enlightening."

She would also like you to know, "I have extensive background in Pediatric eating/feeding difficulties and disorders, including oral-motor/mechanical, sensory, and "picky" eating. I believe that Nutrition is the background for a healthy body and nervous system. Using an integrated approach, I love addressing eating and Sensory Processing differences in the home and community environments."

Also Julia has a great series coming up. She has a 4-week series of sessions for Feldenkrais in Pregnancy called "Mama Moves" coming up April 8, 15, 22, 29 at Luna Chiropractic. You should check it out!

Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Julia of An Integrated Life photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

Julia see's patients at 4730 SW Macadam Ave Suite 201-J, Portland, OR 97239. The best way to contact Julia is through email; AnIntegratedLifeLLC@gmail.com.

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Meet Jensen | Portland & Vancouver Newborn Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/4/meet-jensen-portland-vancouver-newborn-photographer Katie and I met each other through a local mommy owned business networking group. I've watching her grow her little man inside for a few months. She was so eager and excited for him to make his debut earthside. She like most of us fell instantly in love and realized she needed to capture these moments. Luckliy I had a last minute avalibility and squeezed in little Jensen. 

I'm so happy I did, because look at how adorable he is. He did an amazing job. I even got to capture some milk drink smiles and wide open eyes. I love photos with Mom and Dad. Especially individual and all together. I really like to show the beginning of their life long bond not only as a family but connected to their child. 

This sweet little Jensen was born on March 21st 2017. 

He was 9.9 lbs and 22 inches long.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn Baby Boy Jensen photographed by Meg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

Thank you Katie and Taylor for entrusting me with your sweet little Jensen's first professional photos. He is an amazing little guy and can't wait to watch him grow up. 

 

If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Meet Peter | Portland Newborn Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/3/meet-peter-portland-newborn-photographer I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world. Getting to introduce you to the newest members of our world, just makes me so happy.

 Meet Peter. He was born to be a newborn model. He was like a smiley babydoll. He let me do anything with him and smiled all along the way. 

He came in for a mini newborn session and did so well, we got as much as we do with a full newborn session. He was perfectly milk drunk the entire time. He even woke up a could times to see if I was still around. 

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

Above is one of the new newborn paintings I have started offering. I think it's perfect for him sleeping so peacefully. 

 

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

That little smile, is just so precious! 

 

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

Tiny toes and tiny fingers, leave the biggest imprints on our hearts. 

 

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Mr. Peter Rabbit made is his come back after his debut in their maternity photos.

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Newborn baby boy photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

Thank you Karla and Adam for entrusting me with your sweet little Peter's first professional photos. He is an amazing little guy and can't wait to watch him grow up. 

 

If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Meet Jamie with Juice Plus+ | Portland Photographer http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/3/meet-jamie-with-juice-plus-portland-photographer As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you. These will be great for expectant moms, new moms or seasoned moms. These are all local businesses that I have made connections with in our community to help you realize the amazing services out there to help you be or not be super mom. Be sure to check in weekly because they are all incredible and different.

This week I am highlighting Jamie of Juice Plus+. Her business is inspiring healthy living and helping people realize more time and financial flexibility. She struggled for a long time as a new stay-at-home mom and since she started her business, she has found a new sense of self worth, self confidence and a true passion for helping inspiring people to live healthier lifestyles and be the best version of themselves. She owns a network franchise with the Juice Plus+ Company and offers their products as simple tools for a healthy, balanced diet rich in fruits & veg. But, most importantly, she aims to inspire people to make themselves and their health a priority.

Jamie of Juice Plus+ photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon

As far as Juice Plus+ and their products...there are many things that set them apart. Jamie tells me, "All of our products are REAL food and have a Nutrition Facts Label. Our products have an NSF certification assuring that what we say is in the product is actually in the product (real whole food) and that all of our products are completely free of chemicals, contaminants, pesticides, bacteria of any kind. We also are the most researched nutritional product in the world, with 35 clinical studies and counting. And we offer free product for kids who participate in our Children's Health Study. It's a simple product line - fruits & veg in a capsule or chewable, whole food shake mix & nutrition bars and a vertical gardening system so you can grow your own fruits & veg."

Juice Plus+ with Jamie photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

Juice Plus+ with Jamie photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon  

"Our 10-day shred program also offers a jumpstart for developing healthier habits with a lot of accountability and support. We focus on cleansing & detoxing through clean eating, sleep, exercise, and self care. This program is safe for everyone, including kids and pregnant & nursing moms."

Juice Plus+ with Jamie photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon

Juice Plus+ with Jamie photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon  

"Our aeroponics gardening system is an amazing indoor/outdoor option for people who want to grow their own food. Our company is currently working towards putting a Tower Garden in every Boys & Girls Club across the US. We also offer lesson plans for teachers who want to implement our vertical gardening system in classrooms."

I wanted to know how Juice Plus+ could help expectant moms and postpartum moms. Jamie told me, "trying to stay as healthy as possible for yourself and your growing baby shouldn't be complicated or stressful. Juice Plus+ is a really easy way to ensure you're getting all the nutrition you need from whole foods with no risk of overdose or toxicity. My biggest passion is helping other moms (and dads) identify simple, convenient and affordable ways to keep their families healthy. We offer a program called the Children's Health Study in which children can receive free whole food chewables or capsules when an adult in their life participates with them. As adults, we want to be a good example for our kids - especially when it comes to being healthy - and it's also important to make self care a priority, so participating in this study can benefit the whole family. Juice Plus+ is a great way to fill the gap in our diets so that you can feel confident knowing that no matter what food choices you make day to day, you and your kids are still getting the nutrition from over 30 different fruits & veggies. Also, I know that once baby comes, life can be chaotic and overwhelming and exhausting! I can offer ideas, suggestions, programs, etc. for increasing energy, more mental clarity, quick & nutritious meal ideas, better, more restful sleep, and an overall better sense of well being."

Jaime also told me, "I offer a real perspective on being a mom and trying to make good, healthy decisions while also enjoying life as the chaotic whirlwind that it is. I embrace the perfectly imperfect and I'm ok with my "best" meal being the oh, so toddler popular "plate of beige" somedays. I'm not striving for perfection; I'm striving for prevention, health, happiness and the pursuit of wine. I also know that being healthy isn't just about the food you eat, but your whole lifestyle. Change is hard. I love helping people where they're at - whether they want to make one simple change at a time or jumpstart a healthier lifestyle by implementing a bunch of new habits at once or something in between."

Jamie is an incredible individual and I'm so happy I've gotten the chance to know her better.  

Thank you Jamie for giving me such great information on your company and all the amazing benefits. I hope you found some useful information. If you would like to contact Jaime please email her at jamie@3bischoff.com or you can call/text her at 970.819.0962.

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Meet Reese | Portland Newborn Photography http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/3/meet-reese-portland-newborn-photography  

I'm so excited to introduce sweet little miss Reese. She arrived on February 24th, 2017. Her parents are over the moon in love, and how could they not, look at that sweet face. She stole so many hearts the moment she came into this world.

I had the honor to take her newborn photos at 11 days old. She really wanted to hang with us and not sleep, but eventually my baby whispering skills won her over and she passed out and she rocked her newborn photoshoot. She even gave me a couple smiles. She already knows how adorable she is. 

newborn baby girl captured by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon

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Newborn baby girl, Reese photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland, Oregon. Newborn baby girl, Reese photographed by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland, Oregon.

Congratulations Courtney and Nick, she really is so precious! You are going to make wonderful parents. She already knows she is so loved. <3

 

If you're interested in scheduling your newborn session, or due soon, don't hesitate to call. I only take a certain number of newborns per month. I would love to meet you and your family. Bring me those babies! :) 

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Meet Mirra of Portland Natural Birth http://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/2/meet-mirra-of-portland-natural-birth As a mom, one of the biggest challenges we face is taking the time to take care of ourselves. We are not super hero’s as my husband likes to remind me. Our lives are busy, hectic and messy with children. We love them to the moon and back. So let’s take a moment for ourselves. It’s time to refresh in the new year.

Each week I plan to highlight a local business that will help you find time to relax and take care of you. These will be great for expectant moms, new moms or seasoned moms. These are all local businesses that I have made connections with in our community to help you realize the amazing services out there to help you be or not be super mom. Be sure to check in weekly because they are all incredible and different.

This week I am highlighting Mirra of Portland Natural Birth. She is an amazing midwife who brings each of her clients individualized attention and care. She keeps a small practice which means she only attends a couple births a month so she can provide full continuity of care. She is the person a family first meets with and provides them all their prenatal care and will be their familiar and trusted face at their birth. All of MIrra's care is based on building a trusting relationship with her clients where they can come and engage in their own care, make informed decisions and leave feeling empowered from their process. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which lends her extra knowledge and skill to help in those tender postpartum days, as well as make additional referrals if needed for her clients.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth taken by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

Midwifery care is unlike any other medical care our culture is used to. Mirra spends an hour with each client for every appointment and she is available 24/7 to them. Her clients have her cell and email for any questions that arise in between appointments. Midwives provide not only comprehensive maternity care (they replace a doctor for low risk women) but midwives also provide emotional wellbeing care throughout the time together. As a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife (LDM), Mirra has gone through extensive training (3 years) at an accredited school, plus a 2 year apprenticeship. 

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth checking out a baby taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

Mirra sees clients at Portland Natural Birth. It is a natural birth collective offering specialized services that support a healthy pregnancy, promote a natural birth, and foster a holistic postpartum recovery. Portland Natural Birth includes not only midwifery care but also provides body work and placenta encapsulation by another amazing provider. Portland Natural Birth provides comprehensive care to expecting families from the first moment they find out they are pregnant through 6 weeks postpartum. Mirra provides home births, including water births for any low-risk woman wanting a natural birth. She started the midwifery branch of PNB over two years ago after working at a busy birth center because she realized she wanted to offer a slower and more individualized practice for Portland families.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth checking out a baby taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

Coming into care with Portland Natural Birth means you are a vital player to your own care. Mirra guides you through all your informed choices. When there are any screenings that or tests are offered and meet you where you are to come up with plans for any issues. She wants all her clients to leave her care feeling empowered by their choices and their journey on becoming a new (or bigger) family, even if their birth did not go according to their plan. To provide this comprehensive care, most birth teams are comprised of three midwives. Mirra's clients get to meet the assistant midwife (another skilled CPM) and student midwife through-out their pregnancy as well.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth checking out a baby taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

If you are interested in Mirra's services and working with her call her for a free consultation at (503) 432-7379 or email her at mirra@portlandnaturalbirth.com. You can also follow her on Facebook.

Mirra a Midwife at Portland Natural Birth taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

 

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