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Portland, Oregon Lifestyle and artistic family photographer



My approach Is simple:

I thrive in the in-betweens,

the little details, & the

beauty of light + human connection. I like TO OBSERVE PEOPLE & FIND THEIR UNIQUE voice.

portland lifestyle photographer

artists, musicians, makers, creative Brands

newborn, maternity, adventure

travel, documentary, fine art, self portraits

Are you looking for portraits that represent the real you? I love to celebrate individuality, creativity, and all that comes with it. I offer a customized experience to create unique portraits that showcase personality and what you are most passionate about.

Let's collaborate and create

some magic.

Family Sessions are based in play and connection. We'll explore, play games, snuggle, and create new memories - kind of like a family date! Kids can be kids. Your job is simply to enjoy each moment, whether we're in-home or outdoors. You'll come away with images that you'll return to forever, year

after year.

Photography is a huge part of my everyday life - our adventures, travels, everyday chaos, and the exploration of myself as a subject are all carefully documented. This is where the big ideas are dreamt up, in my everyday life. The details, wild spaces, my children's faces, Wild West ghost towns, and everything in between.

I'm Summer

The artist Behind The Lens

If you like honest, artistic

and playful storytelling,

I’m your photographer.

You have a unique story, and I'm here to help tell it. I seek to share a glimpse into your life, who you are and what you love for whatever stage of life you are in. My job is to capture authentic moments, a glimpse into the real you.

I do not tell people how to smile or act. Instead, I create

an experience in which people can just be themselves.

I gently direct, capture what unfolds, and let the beauty

of your life shine.

Let's focus on what means most to you.

SO, how does this work?

Portland, Oregon, Lifestyle + Fine Art Photography





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We'll discuss your vision for the shoot, and I will guide you along with location(s) and styling of clothing. We'll also get to know each other a bit better.

Within 3 weeks, you'll receive your online gallery full of the beautiful imagery we created together. Instantly download, share, and access my online print store.

Be present and enjoy each moment. You do you, and I'll take care of the rest. No awkward posing or forced smiles allowed. Cool?

Book your session with me online or send me a message for additional information. A $100 retaining fee is required to reserve a date. Balance is due at session.


Let's tell your story vividly. At home, in the mountains, at the beach.

You only live once, let me help document it. Click the link to book online now.

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Summer is a fantastic brand photographer. Not only do I have my annual photoshoots done by her, I send my local clients her way. As a brand strategist and designer, I don't say this lightly. You won't regret hiring her for any of your photo needs, but brand photography is an art and craft, so I am grateful to have found someone in the area who gets it.

Bethany Mccamish,

bethany works brand agency, portland oregon



Photography has always been a powerful way to stop time, providing heirlooms that we pass down from generation to generation. It’s one of my favorite things about photography, the power to take a trip through the stories of our past. Photos are little notes of who you are and what once was. My passion lies in creating imagery that documents these moments in an intentional, artful, and playful way.

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I believe in inclusivity, love, and representation of all races, genders, body types, and identities. Love is love is love.

LGBTQ+ Friendly

Summer Hughes is a Portland lifestyle Photographer and Documentary photographer based in the Vancouver, Washington, area. Servicing the local area of Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas, she provides services for families, couples, and creative brands across the Pacific Northwest, upstate New York, and anywhere in between. Summer specializes in creating artistic portraits paired with heartfelt storytelling moments to produce natural and unique portrait photography.

Vancouver, WA, is home, but Summer is available to

travel worldwide.