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Portland, Oregon

Portland Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Photographer, Sommessa. Mel specializes in photography of the childbearing year and birth doula services in Portland, OR. 


Journal for Portland Newborn Photographer, Sommessa. Mel specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, and family photography in Portland, Oregon.  


Mel MacManiman

there's something so sacred about that connection between a mama and her babe. megan & river met me at sunset for beautiful mama+baby photos. a few days later, i joined them in their home with papa with some cozy, family photos. since we had two full sessions, i had to limit this blog post to just my favorites. which was tough! :) 

i hope these images are cherished forever. when river is all grown up, his parents will be able to look back on these and relive this time all over again.
...and that's why i do this work.