Portland Family Photographer

Portland Photographer | Mini Session Date Added

I’m going to be spending two days shooting mini sessions in Portland, September 14th and 15th. I just added in September 15th as a date, due to several people requesting it. The mini sessions will be at The Hoyt Arboretum a beautiful and convenient location for family photoshoots that gives lots of location variation within a very short distance.

Mini Sessions are great for family photos, engagement photos, photos of you and your homies, photos of your products. The shoots are quick and dirty (but not actually dirty), and mini sessions give a wonderful photo experience, without the pain of longer photoshoots. Especially for families, these shoots work so well, deliver way more family photos than you need, and take less time than a soap opera (how long are those again).

Portland Family Photographer | Mini Sessions September 14th

My wife and I were chatting, about us moving to Boise and how many amazing clients I have in Portland, and I decided that I want to commit to coming back to Portland for two mini session dates each year. I did one date back in June, and it was such an amazing and wonderful weekend of seeing clients, meeting their kids/seeing them a year older, and I realized that being able to watch families grow up is one of the wonderful things about being a photographer, and I don’t want to miss out on that.

So I just scheduled my second date for mini sessions in Portland, it’s September 14th, 2019, and the sessions will be at the Hoyt Arboretum, a beautiful location that works perfectly for mini sessions. Click here to reserve your spot, and let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!


Here’s some of my favorite shots from my last mini sessions, and thank you again to everyone who booked a session with me!

Portland Family Photos | Hoyt Arboretum

I did sixteen mini sessions over two days in late June, which of course sounds like a ton of shoots, and I was definitely prepared to be really tired afterwards, but to my amazement those two days were very energizing, fun and fulfilling. Wedding photographers share a certain intimate connection with their clients, even though you really only spend a maximum of 10-15 hours together, those hours are filled with basically the entire life of these two people who love each other. You meet their family and closest friends, you watch one of the most intimate and beautiful days of their life, it is no small thing to photograph a wedding.

With that in mind, it was so fulfilling to connect with and see lots of couples who I’ve worked with over the last thirteen years, meet their kids, or see their kids a year older, it was wonderful.

I’m planning on going back to Portland twice a year to do mini sessions, if you’d like to be kept up to date and added to my email list email me at bryan@bryanrupp.com.

I did these mini sessions at the Hoyt Arboretum which is an awesome and beautiful location, and it works great for families, because there’s shelter from rain and so many different and beautiful location options in a close proximity.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my mini sessions, and everyone who has supported me for all of these years, it means so much to me and my family to be able to make a living doing what I love.

Here’s my favorite photos from these two days with these families, this post is way too long, but I just couldn’t narrow down the photos anymore, sorry, not sorry :).