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Mill Beach Family Session

I had such a blast with this super fun family. They were visiting the coast from beautiful Colorado. And even cooler they were on their way to becoming full time missionaries in Quepos, Coasta Rica. Since this visit they have moved their whole family there full time. They are working with Foursquare International, and also partnering with Seeds of Hope bringing hope and the Good news to Coasta Rica. I was so happy to be able to capture this amazing family before they left for the mission field. Their love and laughter was infectious!

Brookings Oregon Beach Engagement Session

These 2 cuties traveled to Brookings all the way from their home state of Utah. We had an absolutely gorgeous evening with the most perfect sunset. It was the perfect way to celebrate their engagement and their love together. It’s easy to tell when a couple is madly in love, and Bradyn and Gentry are definitely in LOVE. These 2 made my job so simple. It’s a joy to capture the true emotion between people. I feel so honored when I’m invited in to a couples story and especially when they have so much love to share. It’s truly beautiful.

Gorgeous Monterey California Wedding ~ Beach Wedding ~ Nicole Ratliff Photography

This couple is absolutely the sweetest, so when they called to see if I would travel down to Monterey, Ca. to shoot their wedding it was a definite YES! They had their ceremony down on the beach and the weather was absolute perfection for their afternoon ceremony. Their love for each other is simply shining through in their whole day. And HELLO fun reception. I normally tend to favor the ceremony and the moments leading up to it, but these guys sure had a great time. Their joy was contagious! Now I’m gonna shut up and let the photos do the rest of the talking.

Gorgeous Family on the Beach {Brookings, Oregon Family Photographer}

I’ve been photographing this gorgeous family since I very first started out in photography.  We’ve become fast friends over the years, and it’s been a joy and a privilege to watch their family grow from 4-6.  I don’t live at all near them anymore, but they still traveled all the way to Brookings for their family session this year.  I’m sure it helps that I now live in one of the most beautiful places on earth!  You really can’t get any better than the Oregon coast line, I have my secret spots that I love where you will only find locals hanging out.  But I also love some of the more popular options like Harris Beach State Park.  The way that the forest just tumbles right into the sea is really spectacular.  And then of course the stunning rock formations in the water that Oregon is famous for, really make for an unbeatable backdrop.  This beautiful family also let’s me style their wardrobe, and it fit in perfectly with the colors of our sunset.  Of course their sparkly personalities all shone through too, and that is where the magic is really made.

What I do {brookings oregon family and child photographer}

Some quick clips of me in action, doing what I love!