Uniquely Wise Photography: Blog https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog en-us (C) Uniquely Wise Photography (Uniquely Wise Photography) Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:21:00 GMT Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:21:00 GMT https://www.uniquelywise.com/img/s/v-12/u90468931-o824714163-50.jpg Uniquely Wise Photography: Blog https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog 85 120 C Family and First Birthday | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2021/4/c-family-and-first-birthday-beaverton-lifestyle-photographer C Family and First Birthday | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer

I absolutely love photographing returning families. The ice has already been broken and it's like seeing old friends. The best part is watching the kids grow before my eyes.   

I first met the C family last summer. Little Diego was only 4 months old. Now he's getting ready to celebrate his first birthday! He's gotten so tall and has those adorable little bottom front teeth and learning how to run and gaining his independence. He was a little unsure of me at first, but after some silly jumping, he gave me those incredible smiles. You can see how much he loves each one of his parents. 

I hope they will cherish these images for a long time to come. It's amazing how fast kids grow. I'm pretty sure it goes faster every year. 

 

 

 

If you're looking to capture your family's connection  I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me and we will set up your session for this amazing light. 

meg@uniquelywise.com

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D Family at Golden Hour | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/11/d-family-at-golden-hour-beaverton-lifestyle-photographer D Family at Golden Hour | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer

I love a good fall golden hour session. Especially now that the session begins at 4 pm. It's so hard to have the sun begin to set so early, but it's the perfect time for kids.  

It was a chilly day, but we embraced it and started playing and within minutes nobody was chilly. The kids were able to run around and have fun. There were smiles and laughs, and nothing forced. We ended our session with bubbles. I mean, more fun and capturing kids being kids. 

 

 

If you're looking to capture your family's connection  I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me and we will set up your session for this amazing light. 

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LEGO Nintendo | Oregon Product Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/11/lego-nintendo-oregon-product-photographer LEGO Nintendo

During this global pandemic, my family and I have been building lots of LEGO sets. It's great entertainment and always a lot of fun. One of our favorites is the new Lego Nintendo NES. This build is really amazing. The detail that went into all of the design is mind-blowing. I really applaud LEGO's design team on this one. 

I've recently gotten into product photography and stop-motion. This is one of my first shoots, unofficial of course. But toy photography is fun. 

I will be offering product and stop-motion photography now. So if you have a product you'd like for me to capture for your website and social media. Please email me. 

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Golden Hour Fun | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/10/golden-hour-fun-beaverton-lifestyle-photographer Golden Hour Fun | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer

Hi, it's me, Meg, your personal paparazzi. Nothing gives me greater joy than being behind my camera capturing these moments and helping you relive them through the images. Earlier this month I was able to head out to Cooper Mountain Nature Park and capture the beautiful relationship between Mom and her son and capture this Mama's beauty. 

These golden hour sunset sessions breathe life into my artistic soul. The lighting is perfect and really helps to emphasize the connection with these two. You can clearly see the bond they have for life. 

This gorgeous Mom, Jessie, deserved to feel beautiful and empowered too. I captured some amazing photos of just her and I think together we nailed it. 

This year with school-going virtual because of the dreaded Covid-19 we also captured Cason for his second-grade school picture. We must still capture our children. They change so much and seeing their change from year to year is a must. 

 

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Senior & Family Session | Portland Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/10/senior-family-session-portland-lifestyle-photographer Senior & Family Session | Portland Lifestyle Photographer

Last weekend I met an amazing Senior in high school. She has an absolutely beautiful soul inside and outside. I don't often photograph senior sessions, but when I do it's always fun bringing out their personality and getting to know them and their interests. We captured some amazing images around Tanner Springs Park in the Pearl District. 

We also got to sneak in some photos with her family and siblings. We had a fun time laughing and capturing them together. 

I always have the hardest time choosing between a color and a black and white photo. 

Maya has become an activist so we ventured to Swift Agency in NW Portland for their amazing wall. 

 

Even though my mask was worn and maintained social distance, we captured some amazing images.

 

If you're looking to capture your family I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me for your sessions. 

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Hello Fall! | Portland Stop-Motion Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/9/hello-fall-portland-stop-motion-photographer Hello Fall! | Portland Stop-Motion Photographer

Yay! Fall is finally upon us. This is my favorite time fo year. The smell of the crisp air and the autumn colors always leave me feeling at peace. 

I recently decided to start a new genre of photography, stop-motion. It is really fun and unique. I created this fun little stop-motion video to celebrate falls arrival this year. 

I'm really wanted to help businesses reach clients with stop-motion videos for their products. Since this is a new endeavor for me you're going to receive a great price on yours. Please email me if you're interested.  

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Backyard Newborn Session | Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/7/backyard-newborn-session-portland-newborn-lifestyle-photographer Backyard Newborn Session | Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

This week I had an incredible yet unusual newborn lifestyle session. It was all outside in their backyard. Thanks to a global pandemic, we needed to flex our plans to keep everyone safe. The weather was perfect, and the kids were as sweet as can be.  

I met the new Smith family of four at their home. They had a gorgeous backyard full of foliage and shade from trees and a back patio. The newest addition is just two weeks old and a head full of gorgeous hair. His big brother was a great helper and held his little brother so carefully. He is going to be an amazing helper. The most unusual part of the session, we were able to capture some photos inside, however, I was outside the entire time. They had amazing large windows from the backyard into their living room that gave off amazing light and was perfect for shooting from outside in. 

 

Even though our session was not ideal due to COVID-19, we flexed our plan and still got some incredible images for this to cherish. 
 

Thank you so much to the Smith family for trusting me to capture your forever moments. 

 

If you're looking to capture your family's newest addition I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me and we will set up your session for this amazing light. 

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Mommy & Me at Golden Hour | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/7/mommy-me-at-golden-hour-beaverton-lifestyle-photographer Mommy & Me at Golden Hour | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer

Hi, it's me, Meg, your personal paparazzi. Nothing gives me greater joy than being behind my camera capturing these moments and helping you relive them through the images. Last month I was able to head out to Sunset Park and capture the beautiful relationship between Mom and Daughter. 

These golden hour sunset sessions breathe life into my artistic soul. The lighting is perfect and really helps to emphasize the connection with these two. You can clearly see the bond they have for life. 

 

 

 

 

If you're looking to capture your family's connection  I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me and we will set up your session for this amazing light. 

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M Newborn Session | Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/7/m-newborn-session-portland-newborn-lifestyle-photographer Meeks Newborn Session | Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

3 years ago, almost to the month, I photographed big brother Xavior in my downtown photo studio. Now three years later, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing his new baby brother, Chancellor. This session took place in their home. While I don't do much posed newborn sessions anymore, I wanted to recreate some of the images I did with big brother. 

Oh let me tell you just how sweet and adorable these two are. Xavior has a smile that will just melt your heart and knows so much about dinosaurs and Chancellor is like a live baby doll when he sleeps. So relaxed and giving sweet smiles. They look very similar when they were both newborns. 

Below is Xavior, 3 years ago. 

 

 

If you're looking to capture your little ones, while they are still little I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me for your sessions. 

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M & C Families | Portland Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/7/m-family-portland-lifestyle-photographer M & C Families | Portland Lifestyle Photographer

Portland's golden hour sessions produce some of the most magical light and images. I was super excited to see the M family, I had photographed Xavior's newborn session. They just added a new little addition just three weeks ago. I got to see my little buddy who had a very big last few weeks, he turned three and became a big brother! He's full of smiles and energy. Little brother Chance, slept like a champ the entire time. I was also able to meet Xavior's fun Uncle, Aunt, and new baby cousin, Diego. Oh, and he is just as precious as can be. He has the best smiles and expressions. He was alert and ready to see the world. He's just shy of three months. 

 

Here are the finished photos from our Portland Family photography session. 

 

Even though my mask was worn and maintained social distance, we captured some amazing memories. Its always so hard not to give those baby snuggles and little kid tickles. I was so happy to be able to give them these images for them to always have and cherish. 

If you're looking to capture those little ones, while they are still little I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me for your sessions. 

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H Family | Portland Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/6/h-family-portland-lifestyle-photographer H Family | Portland Lifestyle Photographer

I was so happy to be able to meet the H family for a socially distanced session at Overlook Park. As a Portland newborn photographer is was really hard to miss their maternity session and newborn session. But since the global pandemic, we needed to flex our sessions. Our session did not disappoint. The little one is 6 weeks old and is as sweet as ever. Look at her little face. The hardest part was not snuggling with her and getting so close to getting all the smiles, but she loves her Mom and Dad. Just look at the smiles she gives them. 

 

Here are the finished photos from our Portland Family photography session. 

 

 

Even though my mask was worn and maintained social distance, we captured some amazing memories. I was so happy to be able to give them these images for them to always have and cherish. 

If you're looking to capture those little ones, while they are still little I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me for your sessions. 

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Full of Personality | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/6/full-of-personality-beaverton-lifestyle-photographer Full of Personality | Beaverton Lifestyle Photographer

Kids are amazing. They are so resilient and full of personality. One of my favorite aspects of my "job", is capturing their true personality on camera. Lifestyle photography is all about capturing the silliness, the real moments, and your life. Sure I'm going to capture some amazing smiles too, but I want to evoke emotion. 

I have known Miss Katelyn since she was about 6 months old. She's always been very shy around, especially my camera. But since self-quarantine and not being able to see many people, she was full of energy and ready to ham it up for my camera. She gave me all of her real self and I loved every minute of it. From tongues out to my own personal rock show. She's 7 going on 17. 

Thanks, Katelyn for my Rock Show and showing me your fun secret hideouts.  

 

If you're looking to capture your little one's personality I would love to help you. Please feel free to contact me and we will set up your session.

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First Birthday & Sisterly Love | Portland Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/6/first-birthday-sisterly-love-portland-lifestyle-photographer First Birthday & Sisterly Love | Portland Lifestyle Photographer

First birthday photoshoots are always so much fun to capture. The new skills they have learned and are ready to show off, with the little teeth poking out the bottom and the biggest smiles. Miss Emma Kate was so happy to show us how she can stand on her own. I mean look at her smiles! 

Miss Evelyn her big sister was a wonderful help. She helped make Emma Kate smile and she was wonderful sitting and hanging out with her. I loved capturing their connection. I can tell they are going to be best friends for life. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creating a Fun Photoshoot at Home | Portland Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/4/creating-a-fun-photoshoot-at-home-portland-photographer Creating a Fun Photoshoot at Home

I have created a fun little video to help you create a DIY photoshoot from your bedroom! Yes, your bed. So jump on in and check it out! 

Creating Fun Photography at HomeTime to DIY a fun photoshoot with the kids with tips and tricks from Portland lifestyle Photographer, Meg Wise.

Here are the finished photos from today's photo session. 

 

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I truly hope you learned some tricks and some fun ways to create memories with your littles. That's why I do what I do, to create memories and capture them so I can always remember them. Because in times like a global pandemic, my son's smile still melts my heart. 

I hope to be doing more in this series. If there's something you would like me to do please reach out and let me know. 

Now go, and capture those memories! 

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Re-Introduction of Your Photographer, Meg Wise | Portland Lifestyle Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/2/re-introduction-of-your-photographer-meg-wise-portland-lifestyle-photographer Hey hey, it's been awhile since I've been in front of the camera and done a proper introduction of myself. so this is your 

Re-introduction of your photographer, Meg Wise.

For me this is the hard part, talking about myself and getting the attention. I mean there's a reason I thrive behind the camera. So here it goes....

Hey, I'm Meg. In general I go by Megan, but professionally I go by Meg, because let's face it there's only one way to spell Meg and that's what my family called me growing up. So which ever you decide to use Meg or Megan, I'm cool with it. 

Here I am, at the end of a photoshoot taking a selfie on my iphone. I just love that evening glow. 

 

Meg WiseMeg Wise of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

 

I would love to introduce you to my loves and my whys. The reason I have so much abundance in my life, it's not things, it's my boys. All three of them. Dan, Alex and Rocky. One is my hubby, one is my son and one is my fur baby. My hubby and I have been together since 2003. I know, so long (haha). We met in Arizona for our combined love of The Ohio State Buckeyes. Did I mention I was born, raised and brain washed in Ohio, Go Bucks! Anyways, we met, fell in love, got married in California then moved to the amazing PNW. We've been here since 2008 and couldn't think of any other place to call home. We had our amazing son Alex here and are well rooted in PNW culture. 

Our son was born in 2013, and is just the most amazing human. He's always so happy and wants to laugh and play. He has a smile that will light up day that goes ear to ear. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was three. So being able to be home with him, take him to his therapy appointments and hangout with him is one of the reasons why I love my "job". My schedule allows to me to do what I love but also be there for my little love bug. So thank you to all my amazing clients, friends for trusting me to capture your memories so I can be present for my little dude. 

Sir Rocky A.K.A Meatball, joined our family a little for two years ago. He really is the funniest little dog. He has quite the personality. 

So what else would you like to know about the woman behind the lens? I'm sure you don't want to hear the cliche things like photography is my passion, I mean it's true, I've been behind the camera since I was little. My mom was horrible at taking photos. Like really. My dance recitals there would be pictures of the floor, back of the chair and the ceiling. I love her, but photography was not a skill set of hers. I've always seen the connection and beauty around the world and wanted to capture it. That's why lifestyle photography speaks to me. It's authentic and timeless. 

So aside from the photography, I've become a nerd. My son loves superheros and monster stuff. I'm a huge fan of the Marvel Universe and yes, Star Wars. We enjoy attending the comic cons and dressing up, well at least Alex and I do. I also of course love to snuggle up on the couch after putting little man to bed and binge watching a great show. There have been so many great ones. We do also love our Timbers and now that Alex is getting more into it, we can go to more games. 

Wise Family 2020 Timbers Axe Photo

 

 

 

I would love to help you capture your little ones. Email me today meg@uniquelywise.com
 

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Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Meet Nathan https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/2/portland-newborn-lifestyle-photographer-meet-nathan Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Meet Nathan

Meet Nathan! His smile will just light your day up. 

He is the youngest of 4 kids. We tried to schedule a newborn session, but life had other plans. But we finally did our session. He was wide awake and full of the sweetest smiles. It will make your heart skip a beat. He was talking to me most of the time. I think he really enjoyed his time in the lime light. 

Even at nearly 4 months old, baby Nathan is a deep power napper. We did get some sweet ones of him in dreamland. He's still small and full of personality. I'm so happy I finally got to meet him and capture all of the smiles. 

His parents are the incredible family behind E&N Auto Conditioning. If you need anything for your car, from auto detail, auto repair and auto reconditioning you really should check them out first. They take amazing care of their customers.  

 

 

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Portland Photographer | January Edition of 365 Day Project https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/2/portland-photographer-january-edition-of-365-day-project Portland Photographer | January Edition of 365 Day Project

This year I am fully committed to attempting a 365 day photography project. For me life's little moments make the best memories and I want to capture as much as I can. Plus growing as an artist is always a goal too. I'm going to find new ways to push myself, but also be gentle and kind. 

So here is the start of the new year 2020 and my 365 photography project. Here is a glimpse into my life and my loves. 

 

This above photo I cannot take credit for. My son is a budding photographer and took this with his camera. I couldn't be prouder of him. Taking after his mama. :) 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my project thus far. Be sure to come back and see how it's coming along. 

 

If you're looking for a photographer, I would love the opportunity to capture your forever moments. 

Email me to book your session

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Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Throwback Thursday with Past Sessions https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2020/1/portland-newborn-lifestyle-photographer-throwback-thursday-with-past-sessions Portland Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Throwback Thursday with Past Sessions (Dennis Family)

Hey Hey! I think throwback Thursdays are the perfect time to revisit some of my favorite past sessions, so let's get started with one of my all time favorites. 

I know I've introduced you to the Dennis family before. I've been photographing them since Mom and Dad got engaged back in 2013. I absolutely love growing with a family. Watching them create their family and seeing the kids grow before my eyes is one fo the best things about my "job". 

This session is the session from their second son's lifestyle newborn shoot. It it my favorite because their family is complete. You have the personality of the toddler showing throw and man oh man the resemblance that the boys had at the same age. I felt like I was taking pictures in the past of his brother. It was a little trippy, but we also recreated some of the same ones we took with with C when was a newborn. 

Do you see how similar they look? C the oldest is on top and two years later there is baby L. Mom and Dad have some strong genes. :)

 

 

I truly love working with each and every family and I feel so honored to be capturing these moments in your life. I could never ask for a better profession. 

If you're looking for a photographer, I would love the opportunity to capture your forever moments. 

Email me to book your session

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Portland Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Julian https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2019/11/portland-newborn-baby-photographer-meet-julian Portland Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Julian

Meet little amazing Julian!

He is the newest little man in the family. Adrian was being sweet and giving Julian kisses on the forehead. He may be a little unsure, but I'm sure in no time he will take him under his wings. They are both way to insanely adorable!  

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

 

          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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Portland Photographer | First Birthday Puppy Cake Smash https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/12/portland-photographer-first-birthday-puppy-cake-smash Puppies and First Birthday Cake Smash, need I say more?

My sweet little Rocky puppy turned One on December 3rd 2018. So naturally since he's my fur baby, I had to get him his very own Pupcake for his own birthday cake smash. Oh man did he love every second of it! He even tolerated his birthday hat. 

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Thank you to CupCake Jones for providing his delicious Pup Cupcakes. As you can see it throughly enjoyed them. Also thank you to LexiDog for the yummy treat bones on top of his Pup Cupcake and in his pictures. The biggest thanks of all has to go to Umpqua Valley Kennels for creating such an amazing puppy. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Portland Photographer | Shoot and Share Results are In! https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/3/Shootandshare2018 Shoot and Share global contest results are in! Your girl was actually a finalist!

One photo placed top 10%, another two top 20% and another six in the top 30%. I'm pretty stoked with the results. 

Meg Wise Portland Photographer finishes as a finalist in Shoot and Share photography contest.

 

Portland Boxer Puppy Snuggled. Taken by Meg Wise Portland Pet Photographer in Portland Oregon

I personally love this photo. It just worked out so great in the moment. I mean talk about a puppy dog look. She could get anything she wanted. 

 

Portland Photographer captures bog smile on 3 month milestone baby boy.

This is another one of my favorites, I mean look at that gummy smile. He just melts your heart. And I bet he made you smile too! Gah, he's so cute! 

 

Portland Photographer captures Lautrel Falls

This photograph was unplanned, and not my favorite at first glance. But as a I turned it into black and white and really felt the mood and moment. To me it makes you stop and feel that moment with her and how beautiful the world is. 

 

I'm so extremely lucky and grateful to all of you amazing people who let me persue my passion and help capture your memories. Thank you so much for your trust and continued relationship. 

 

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Portland Photographer | Westside Mommy Owned Businesses Meetup https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/3/portland-photographer-westside-mommy-owned-businesses-meetup The MOB is a group of women who are entrepreneurs and mothers. Neither job of which are easy or are for the faint of heart. 

Back in the end of 2015 I joined the Mommy Owned Businesses alliance group or also known as The MOB. This group has been amazing for connecting on levels of business owners and mothers. We know each other's obstacles and strengths. It has been a group for community over competition and I'm so thankful I found my tribe. It's insanely kid friendly too, which can make such a difference in actually being able to make it to events like this. We help entertain each others children and sometimes steal snuggle time with the wee little ones. I know that's some of my favorite parts. 

Since 2015 the MOB has grown substantially. There are new chapters popping up not only all over the NW, but it other states and even Hawaii. I'm very fortunate to be the photographer for the Portland Westside chapter that takes place at Arcadia Floors in Tigard Oregon. The venue is gorgeous and the owner Danielle is an amazing human being. You should check it out. Here are some photos of all the amazing connections happening in our community because of the MOB. 

 

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

We even at the amazing company Slumberkins come a speak to the group. They brought in product samples and even took pictures with a few kids. They did an amazing job. Did you know they are the ones that appeared on Shark Tank!?

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

Meg Wise Portland Photographer of Uniquely Wise Photography captures MOB connections at Westside Meetup at Arcadia.

 

If you're a Mom and a business owner come check us out. There is a meetup about once a week in various places around the city. It took me forever to finally attend one, but once I did, it's my place, it's my tribe. They've all become friends and my community and I don't know what I would do without them. 

We have about every business imaginable. Checkout the directory and support a MOB who is providing for her family. You can also download the amazing new app! Look for MOB Nation. 

 

 

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Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer | Awaiting Little Man https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/2/portland-vancouver-maternity-photographer-awaiting-little-man In just a few short days Jackie and Anthony will finally be able to meet their little boy. They have been waiting patiently for his arrival. 

Portland Maternity Photographer | Jackie & Anthony

Jackie loves the maternity gown style, so she borrowed one of my studio's pink maternity gowns. She looks stunning in it. Even her nails matched. 

 

Portland Maternity Photographer | Jackie & Anthony

Portland Maternity Photographer | Jackie

Portland Maternity Photographer | Jackie

 

Congrats Jackie and Anthony, I can't wait to meet your little man in just a few short days! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- 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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Portland Photographer | New Puppy! https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/2/portland-photographer-new-puppy  

In December my little family decided to welcome a brand new little puppy french bulldog. We have been without a furry four-legged child since last spring and we were missing the wet puppy nose kisses. 

My son loves animals, and we really wanted him to connect with a new puppy and help teach him responsibility and caring for others. We decided on a French bulldog because they are good family dogs, lower energy, like everyone in the family, not just one person and they are super adorable! 

Well since I am a newborn photographer, I couldn't wait to get my hands on him and take his photos at the studio. He was not super sleepy since he was slightly older when we finally got him in at 12 weeks, but they turned out amazing. I couldn't be happier with the result. Take a look for yourself!

 

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

Newborn Portland Puppy Photographer captures puppy French Bulldog in pictures.

 

If you're interested in having your furry bundle of joy captured I would love to help you! The younger the better, but I'll snuggle and play with any age pup!

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Portland Baby Photographer | Happy First Birthday Reese! https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2018/2/portland-baby-photographer-happy-first-birthday-reese Reese's Cake Smash for her first Birthday!

One of the absolute best things about being a newborn and child photographer in Portland is watching the littles grow up. I love watching each milestone. They are so proud to show off the new things they learn. 

I first started photographing little Reese when she was in her mama's belly. Her maternity photos were stunning. Her mom, Courtney let me drag her out in the snow in a pink maternity gown. She was frozen, but it was epic. I mean how stunning does she look.

Portland Maternity Photographer in snow

Reese is having a barnyard first birthday. So the amazing Jam Cakes made her a little piggy cake. It's just the cutest!

Portland Photographer First Birthday Cake Smash by Jam Cakes

PDX First Birthday Cake Smash by Portland Photographer

Of course we also did more than just cake smash photos. She took a little bit to warm up, but we got her with big smiles and showing off how well she can stand and almost walk. (However now, she has started walking!)

Portland Photographer captures First Birthday

I truly love capturing Reese. She is growing up with an amazing personality and is a little love bug! 

 

 

If you're interested in a milestone session to capture your little one I would love to chat! 

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Portland Photographer | Ho'ike 2018 https://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 https://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 https://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. :)

 

 

If you are interested in having your business featured, please email me at meg@uniquelywise.com

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Introducing Copper 11 Days New | Portland Newborn Baby Photographer https://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 https://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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Newborn Baby Girl | Portland & Vancouver Newborn Baby Photographer https://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:

https://animoto.com/play/sJSFDbgC8TvrkQ1zjxTDLA

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 https://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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First Time Expecting Mom & Dad | Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer https://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.

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First Birthday Cake Smash | Portland Child Photographer https://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. 

One Year Cake Smash Session with Portland Child Photographer One Year Cake Smash Session with Portland Child Photographer

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! 

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Soon to be Mama of Four | Portland & Vancouver Maternity Photographer https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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.

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Replenish Pilates | Portland Oregon Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/2/replenish-pilates-portland-oregon-photographer 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.

Susan of Replenish PilatesTaken by Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit in on a pilates class given by Susan, at Replenish Pilates. It was a semi-private class with two moms and their sweet baby boys. 

Moms working out with their babies at Replenish PilatesTaken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

Susan is passionate about serving women in all phases of motherhood; and believes movement is about more than developing a strong physical core. She believes it is about cultivating a deep inner strength, and she is honored to join women on this journey of reconnecting to how their body moves, is aligned and carries them throughout each day.

Susan began practicing Pilates in 2008 after the birth of her son. She was immediately inspired by the gentle flow of the movement, and deep mind-body connection she discovered. While working in the corporate world and navigating her role as a new mother, she used Pilates as the avenue to reconnect to her body and ease her mind. It was that feeling that inspired Susan to share her passion with others, and become a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor and Licensed Mamalates Birth Recovery Instructor. She now supports women in a private and semi-private setting at Portland Family Health, and also offers a community class at Alma Education & Movement Space. She is truly honored to support women at these locations, as both are anchors in our Portland community for compassion, empowerment and warmth.

The time Susan spends with moms is tailored to support their specific needs at each session. She will meet you where you are both physically and emotionally because she understands the challenges of juggling motherhood while also taking strides for personal growth and healing. Following each session, Susan provides email follow-up that includes specific exercises to continue between sessions. Oh, and babies & children are welcome during private sessions at Portland Family Health...and non-crawling babes are welcome at the Alma community class!

                  Moms working out with their babies at Replenish PilatesTaken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon Moms working out with their babies at Replenish PilatesTaken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

Moms working out with their babies at Replenish Pilates.Taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Moms working out with their babies at Replenish Pilates.Taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

I also asked Susan about her and she said, "I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter, LOVE the city, AND the country, taking LONG hikes, YUMMY wine, FUN company, she is Introverted and LOVEs to travel.

If you're interested in her classes, please feel to reach out to her at susan@replenishpilates.com.

Replenish Pilates located at Portland Family Health in Portland OregonTaken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon

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Amethyst Bodywork | Portland Oregon Area Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/2/amethyst-bodywork-portland-oregon-area-photographer 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.

I don't know about you guys, but my body always aches. Ever since my little man was growing in my belly to being climbed on and carrying him around on my hip. My little man is amazing, but my body needs some love. So this week I decided to highlight Chelsey of Amethyst Bodywork and get a full body massage. 

You can find Chelsey working out of her home-studio and at Portland Natural Health. I went to see her at her home-studio and that's what is pictured below. Chelsey offers massage therapy, Structural Integration, and birth doula services, to help moms navigate the physical needs of the pregnant and postpartum body. 

Structural Integration works with fascial system; the thin elastic connective tissue covering bones, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, internal organs; it is the protective covering for every thing. Fascia helps other layers glide over each other. Massage helps relax the muscles to aid in stress reduction.

Chelsey is also a doula. She offers the help you need when you welcome a new baby into your life, when and how you need it. This is such an amazing service for new and expectant moms. I wish I would have gotten a doula. 

I asked Chelsey how she would be helpful to new and expectant moms. She said, "I meet with expectant parents at 5- or 6-months into their pregnancy, and learn from them, the techniques and practices that will best help provide comfort and strategies to ease discomforts as pregnancy stresses physical structure, musculature, and connective tissues. This relation continues through the labor; guiding moms as a trusted and compassionate advocate, and through the first few weeks postpartum. There are tremendous physical changes our bodies have committed to in these months after the baby is born, and we can continue the personalized care with Structural Integration and Massage to help moms as their bodies adjust to this new role."

Chelsey also said, "the best way to avoid unnecessary fear is to try to understand what the experience will be like, from people who’ve been there. My body has had the experience of severe pain, and the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. I have 14 years helping how others perceive and be relieved of the pain their bodies have had. What sets all of us who work as doulas and massage therapists apart, are the relationships we develop with the families we work with. It is a time for a woman to be truly informed and in tune, and tremendously comfortable with her body. It is as social as it is physical. Our primary interest is to help expectant parents find their way, and to offer physical support along the way."

Meet Chelsey and welcome to her home-studio space. She gives a sensational massage. I can't recommend her enough. She has magic hands. 

Chelsey of Amethyst Bodywork photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

I love learning about unique things about people. Chelsey has gone bungee jumping from 5 different bridges. That's awesome! She is also a professional student! Every few years she gets the itch to go back to school and learn something new.


Chelsey of Amethyst Bodywork photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Chelsey of Amethyst Bodywork photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Chelsey of Amethyst Bodywork photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon. Chelsey of Amethyst Bodywork photographed by Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography in Portland Oregon.

I asked her what she would like people to know about her industry. She said, "I think there are still too many people who view massage as a luxury, although that is beginning to change. Massage therapy is being more recognized as a health care approach; a physical therapy indicated for relaxation, stress relief, pain management, trauma recovery, and maintaining an overall quality of life. I am not sure there has been enough information about fascia and the health and care of our connective tissues, and how that alone can relieve a tremendous amount of daily discomfort- physical and emotional."

If you would like book a massage session or interested in her doula service you can reach her below:

Cell: call/text 208-794-0742

Office: 503-445-7767

Email: chelsey@amethystbodywork.com

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Oakley Family | Portland Area Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/2/oakleyfamilyportlandareaphotographer One of the best things about having family and friends in Phoenix is going to visit during Portland winters. And this Portland winter has been well; cold, snowy, and wet. So getting some amazing sun and warmth was perfect.

What's even better than the Arizona sun is seeing my friends and having the opportunity to photograph them and their awesome boys. We first ventured to Papago Park in Tempe Arizona along the beautiful desert trail. 

The boys did great. They had some amazing smiles and expressions and loved racing each other. Even though Ari won every race, Emmet still wanted to race again. I loved capturing the in between moments and seeing how much fun they have together. 

Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona at Papago Park taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona at Papago Park taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona at Papago Park taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona at Papago Park taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona at Papago Park taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon. Oakley Family Photos in Tempe Arizona taken by Uniquely Wise Photography of Portland Oregon.

 

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Michelle Is Living Well Featured Community Resource | Portland Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/2/michelle-is-living-well-featured-community-resource-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 Michelle of Michelle Is Living Well. She is one of the most supportive women you will meet. She is there for you every step of the way. She is also a local mom, so she understands the struggles and rewards of motherhood. One thing most of us struggle with, well at least me, is prioritizing my health and fitness. I personally slacked for nearly three years before I decided to make real changes. 

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I asked Michelle to tell me a little bit about her business. She said ,"as a health and wellness coach, I connect a person's goals and well-being with tools and resources related to mind, body, and soul. The heart of our work together is in the community we have built since 2013 to help support and nurture your progress. I use Beachbody tools selectively to help women find their soulmate home workout and nutrition plan that works for them in the comfort of their own home with the support of our online community. Our private support and accountability groups start the first week of each month. (We also have monthly walk and talks in Portland for people to get together in person and make new friends!)"

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I also wanted to know how her business could help expect, new and seasoned moms. She said, "when I was pregnant and then a new mom, I felt totally isolated and like taking care of my baby was the only thing I had to worry about. In the process, and through the support of new friends along the way, I learned that it's really about taking care of me first so I CAN take care of my kids and everything else I have to do. Now, as a coach, I not only help others personally but the tribe we've created is where the magic happens."

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"I hope my clients would say that I lead with love first and foremost. My style is to nurture first, and sometimes give a little tough love to remind you of why you're working on yourself in the first place. There are a lot of options in the health and fitness realm, and nothing is a one-size-fits-all approach. I want you to find what works for you", Michelle tells me. 

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I also wanted to know something fun about her, so I asked her what is something unique about her. She told me she loves coffee, Disneyland, and peanut butter. And she has taught high school for almost 15 years now. She likes to build relationships that encourage and inspire her students and clients and that's what gets her out of bed in the mornings!

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So if you are ready for an incredibly supportive environment and women helping women meet their goals, I highly recommend to contact Michelle. She can best be reached on her website or Facebook

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Berreth Maternity Photos | Portland Oregon Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/1/berreth-maternity-photos-portland-oregon-photographer Courtney and Nick came to visit me at my NW Portland Studio this weekend. They brought along their two amazing fur babies, Boone and Roscoe. They are all so excited for their sweet little girl to arrive. 

The pups did great, following directions and watching their mama's every move. Making sure she didn't go far with out them. 

These were all taken with natural light in my studio with the morning glow, or was it mama's baby bump glow? :)

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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.

 

The first businesses of the year is SkinSense Spa in Lake Oswego, Jessi at Context Salon and Brittianie of Glam B Goddess. My mom’s birthday is January 1st. So this year I decided to treat her to spa and makeover day. Because who doesn’t love being pampered all day. She was a great sport letting me take photos of her throughout her process.

 

We started at SkinSense Spa with Debbie.  She is a fellow mother of two and an amazing esthetician. She gave me and my mother an incredible oxygen facial. I have very pale, dehydrated and sensitive skin. It felt amazing especially after the winter chill in the air.

 

Debbie describes the benefits of oxygen facials. It reverses the environmental pollutants and helps rejuvenates oxygen to starved skin. Unlike many anti-aging facial treatments, Intraceuticals Oxygen treatment have absolutely no down time, side effects or any discomfort after the treatment.  In fact, it's so gentle, you can continue with your normal activities right after the treatment.  It's hugely beneficial getting an oxygen treatment before traveling to dry areas or returning from traveling and before a special event that makes you look well-rested and glowing!

Her spa is beautiful, welcoming and very relaxing. It’s easy to find with great parking. I highly recommend checking her out.


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Next on my mom’s spa day was a fresh haircut and some highlights from Jessi at Context Salon. Jessi is also a fellow mom of an energetic and imaginative four year old little girl. Jessi was able to give my mom exactly what she wanted and needed with minimal information. My mom was so happy with her new cut. Jessi shares Context Salon with other and is conveniently located NE Portland.

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Last but not least we headed over to my studio to meet-up with Brittainie from Glam B Goddess. She is the sweetest and most gentle person around. She gave my mom a makeover with all of her Younique cosmetics. She walked my mom through what she was doing and have her some great tips. My mom looked absolutely stunning!

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Take a look at her before photos and after photos. 

 

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Portland Snowpocalypse 2017 | PDX Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/1/portland-snowpocalypse-2017-pdx-photographer Tuesday, January 10th 2017, it began snowing and didn't stop. We hit record snow fall since 1977. Portland of course shutdown completely. Everything was covered in beautiful snow. It is a photographer's dream, especially when we rarely get snow, and I mean snow that covers the city. 

I walked around a 6 block radius in the Pearl District in Downtown Portland. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I of course brought my camera with me to document this record breaking snow fall. 

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Newborn Baby Boy Pictures | Portland Oregon Newborn Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2017/1/newborn-baby-boy-pictures-portland-oregon-newborn-photographer On December 17th, 2016, Brittany and Blake welcomed baby Cole into their family. They were beyond excited to introduce Cole to his big furry bother Cooper. 

On December 23rd, Brittany entered and won my photography giveaway through The MOB NW's Facebook page. My package was the last of the 12 days of giveaways. A perfect post Christmas present for the family. 

We were able to get them in to my studio quickly to capture Cole at 13 days new. My heart melted. He was so tiny and sweet. He brought along his protector, Cooper. Cooper was the most well behaved dog I have ever met. The two boys are going to be the best of friends. 

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The Amazing LEGO cake | Portland Oregon Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/11/the-amazing-lego-cake-portland-oregon-photographer My son turned 3 years old in May. Instead of throwing him a party, we took him to Legoland. It blew his little toddler mind. He absoluetly LOVES LEGOS. I can't even begin to count the amount of times we have watched The Lego Movie. 

So my husband found Jam Cakes on Facebook months ago and pre-booked his 3rd birthday cake. You guys not only was this cake a piece of art, it was delicious! I highly recommend checking out Jam Cakes and booking soon for your cake needs. 

The cake blew my son's mind. He was SO excited. The artistry was so good, he wanted to play with the legos on the cake. 

If you're looking for a great baker and artist, check out Jam Cakes. They're also on FaceBook and Instagram!

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Miss Kaitlin | Portland Oregon Area Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/11/miss-kaitlin-portland-area-photographer I have been photographing miss Kaitlin since she was about a year and a half. She always starts off super shy and hates that I'm around. But I always give her space and eventually I get some amazing expressions and gorgeous smiles from her. She does love our playtime together. Especially when we talk about Santa and sending him the photos. Blowing snow always helps too!  PrintPrint

 

 

 

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Macklin | Portland Newborn Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/10/macklin-portland-newborn-photographer Introducing little Macklin James. He came to visit me in my NW studio, for a newborn session where we snuggled and took adorable images for his parents and family to cherish for a lifetime. 

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Dennis Family | Portland Family Lifestyle Photography https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/10/dennis-family-portland-family-lifestyle-photography A couple of weeks ago I headed to Seattle for my photography conference, Click Away 2016. I took a little diversion to West Seattle to photograph my friends, the Dennis family. Little Carson had just turned a year old just a few days before and they were in need of an updated family photo. 

The fall foliage was perfect. However we racing to beat the rain. Carson was in a great mood giving some great expressions.

I love capturing the moments in between the shots, and we got some great ones. These are moments that will forever be treasured by them. 

Thank you Seth, Kera and Carson. I always love our time together!

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McFarland | Portland Family Photography https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/10/mcfarland-portland-family-photography This amazing family braved the first true rainy Portland day for their session. It poured the entire way to the park and walking to meet them, and cleared up just for our session to begin. Everything had the beautiful wet shimmer to it. 

This family found me through a gift certificate I donated to the La Leche League's silent auction they had this summer, and the McFarland's won it! 

We had a great time running around the park and throwing leaves in the air. 

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Leary Maternity Photos | Portland Area Photographer https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/7/leary-maternity-photos-portland-area-photographer The pregnancy glow is a real thing, in my opinion. I love capturing a woman proud to carry her baby. I love capturing her beauty and  the strength that it takes to carry a child. A woman's body can do incredible things when you stop to think about it.

My friend Crystal is one of these amazing women I have had the honor to photograph. She rocked her photoshoot.  

Crystal and her husband, Jer came to my studio on a Friday morning. We started with having her wear a couple of my maternity dresses I have at the studio. 

We had some fun, showing off the strength is takes to carry a child with a Rosie the Riveter theme. 

Since Crystal was already in flannel and they are Timbers supporters, we had to do a Timbers themed photo.

Then we did some more natural photographs, really concentrating on their connection. 

Crystal then slipped into another one of my favorite maternity gowns. It's a gorgeous lacy dusty pink and really highlights the baby bump. 

We decided to take the maternity photoshoot outside. There is this gorgeous creek area along a trail not to far from my studio. It was shaded and cool.

We finished up on the trail with a couple in a black tube top maternity dress I have. 

These two are amazing people and are going to be just amazing parents. I can't wait to meet their little one shortly. 

 

 

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Newborn Photography Workshop https://www.uniquelywise.com/blog/2016/7/newborn-photography-workshop-with-meshelle-newborn-photography-pdx-newborn-photographer

Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to work with one of the best newborn photographers in the industry. I've admired her work for years and I have always wanted to learn beside her. Saturday I finally had the chance to be apart of Michelle Glasser's Be Inspired Newborn Photography Workshop. It did not disappoint. Michelle was absolutely amazing to watch and take direction from. 

The workshop was hosted by Brooke, of Dream Baby Photography in Vancouver. She was an amazing host and I was so happy to have finally met her. Studying
along side with me was Erin, of Erin Jorgenson Photography. The four of us had a blast, but we were exhausted by the end of the day. 

The workshop lasted all day with three gorgeous newborn models. We had the pleasure of taking photos for two little boys and one little girl. They were just amazing and sweet as can be.

She has inspired me with her talents and modesty and I appreciate everything she has taught me. So thank you Michelle of Meshelle Premier Newborn Photography! I can't wait to show you everything I've learned and continue to grow as a photographer! 

 

 

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