Experienced Children's Photographers
With children's photography it's important to know that 'the subjects' aren't always predictable. We Expect the Unexpected.
What we do best is making the photo session a play time for your child. We know the presence of a camera changes behavior so have a lot of tricks up our sleeve to make the whole thing fun. In our experience, we find it's best to let go of expectations and instead collaborate through play and conversation. Trust that an organic, natural event will unfold when your child steps into our spotlight. Children's photography that makes you smile...you won't be disappointed.
3 Unique Lines of Kids Photos to Choose From
Vignettes™ - We'll capture your child in his favorite environment - home. An on location photo documentary approach that allows for candid portraits of your child that capture the unique spirit of your child's young life, as well as, magical moments as they unfold with your photographer.
On location photo shoots with your little ones start at $900 for a sitting and package.
Original Portraits™ - Our most popular, playful and always gorgeous in-studio children's portraits. From classic black and white in our indoor photo studio to rich luminescent color in our natural light outdoor portrait garden. Bring your children to us and we'll take care of the rest.
Children's studio photo sessions and starting packages begin at $700.
El Corazon™ - Our most artistic option with award-winning children's photographer Kim Campbell who opens her costume closet of props to have a magical play date with your child in front of the camera. Inspired and imaginative portraits emerge suitable as artwork for your home.
Conceptual portraiture sitting and package starts at $900.
If you were lucky enough to grow up with professional photography remember think about how it makes you feel to come across those charming photos that captured a younger version of you. No one wants stiff formal photos of their child and neither do we.
To showcase your kids as artwork in your home we've got a wide range of cool photography products to decorate your walls.
Session + Package
STARTING COST ESTIMATOR
With a wide range of pricing among Portland children's photographers it’s important to know that at Campbell Salgado Studio your portrait investment goes to supporting local artists with 20+ years of experience, an amazing team of talented and caring people and a gorgeous location that will make you feel at home.
To be photographed with us we have a minimum order of a small package or equivalent, in addition to your sitting fee.
Your Package Includes...
A 30 minute planning session in our studio or over the telephone.
An 80 minute photo shoot in studio with up to 3 backgrounds or 2 hours on location.
A personalized photo blog post on our site to share with friends and family.
The following week come back for a multi-media presentation where we set the very best images from your session to music and assist you in creating gorgeous wall art for your home.
Pick your 4 favorite poses and you'll receive a package that includes 6 retouched prints and web-sized files for sharing online of your chosen 4 favorites.
Love more? Additional prints, digital files and photo products are available for purchase.
Child-Friendly Clothing Picks
“What to wear?” is a common question we hear at our planning sessions. With children’s portraits it’s important to choose clothes that reflect the essence of your child. For some, that might mean soft camouflage pants, a tiara, a super-hero cape or a pair of rubber boots. These pieces allow children to express themselves in a way that words cannot.
Texture in your child’s clothing is also a plus. Think: fabrics like tulle, corduroy, and velvet; adornments like embroidery, appliques, buttons or overstitching. Fun prints are a bonus like polka dots and playful stripes. Just be sure to bring some solids to balance out the look.
Avoid shirts with type, brands, and messages, unless you’re sure it will have value to you in years to come. Don't forget shoes to match each outfit or bare feet. While we keep props to a minimum in our photography for children we do encourage you to bring musical instruments, special toys and lovey blankies.
Love Natural Expressions?
We do to. However, somewhere along the path of childhood, we are taught to respond to a single word with a stock response. CHEESE! (recall mental picture of Cheshire grin) Do you associate this with children's studio photography? Pause for a moment with that image in mind, and you'll probably agree that the result will look as goofy as it feels.
A pro photographer–like Kim Campbell–knows you want your child smiling back naturally at you in their portrait, just as they would in real life. We've found a candid expression from a child is far more real and lasting through some straight-forward fun, silliness, and play. So say "No!" to cheese in your photos when visiting your children's portrait studios (you'll be glad you did).
Explore Our Latest Sessions with PDX Kiddos
Our ‘Kid's Speak’ Series
We love what kids have to say.
Our children's photographer Kim Campbell asked 40 kids their thoughts on a range of subjects. Watch to see their surprising and charming answers.