I'm always on the hunt for beautiful locations to take family photos, but the last few weeks have shown me sometimes beautiful and interesting things are right under my nose. Some of my favorite family photos I've taken were in my own backyard! I am just so thankful for my beautiful family, they let me take photos of them anytime I want (sometimes I have to bribe them a little!). Having them available allows me to practice new techniques so I can offer the highest quality sessions to my clients. Here are a handful of family photos that I've taken over the past few weeks right here in my own back yard in Cottage Grove, Oregon--some of them I ventured into Eugene to take too!