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Capturing Moments in Style: 4 of My Favorite Portland Dress Shops

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I’ve been dying to share these 4 Portland Dress Shops with you! Over the years I’ve discovered some truly fantastic places to buy local picture perfect dresses.


People glow differently when they feel confident in their clothing choices. And that’s why I think it’s so important to choose a dress that makes YOU feel beautiful for your family photo session.   Here’s where my clients are shopping for Dresses in Portland.


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A Treasure Trove of Whimsical Options




Located in the vibrant Mississippi Avenue district, Flutter is a charming boutique that specializes in vintage inspired clothing and accessories. This Portland dress shop offers choices to bring a touch of nostalgia and elegance to your families photos (or every day life!)


From flowing floral prints to classic silhouettes, Flutter offers a wide variety of options that perfectly compliment the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The staff is also incredibly warm and helpful.


Distinctive and Artistic Portland Dress Shops


Powell’s City of Books


Wait, a bookstore for dresses?  Absolutely! Powell’s flagship store in downtown Portland has an impressive selection of  dresses that can work nicely for family portraits. The charm of Powell’s lies in its ability to surprise and delight with unexpected finds.


You might stumble upon a vintage gem or a one of a kind dress that resonates with your personal sense of style.


mom and kids at park in portlandElegance and Grace




Situated in the Pearl District, Adorn is the place to explore if your style is a little more elegant. This boutique offers a range of beautiful dresses that cater to many different occasions. From flowing maxi dresses to timeless A- Line cuts, Adorns collection is characterized by it’s focus on quality and beauty.

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Bohemian Chic Aesthetics at this Portland Dress Shops




Anthropologie’s Portland Location is a fantastic resource for families seeking dresses that combine creativity and comfort. The stores selection of dresses often feature intricate details, artistic patterns, and a relaxed vibe.


These dresses can add a sense of carefree spirit to your family photos, mirroring the laid back atmosphere that Portland is celebrated for. Anthropologie’s dresses are versatile and will undoubtedly be something you reach for again and again.


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Selecting the Right Dress is a Vital Part of Feeling Your Best During our Sessions Together



Whether you opt for vintage inspired charm, modern sophistication or bohemian creativity, Portland’s dress shops offer plenty of options to suit your unique style. These dress shops are a great start to get you on your way to finding the perfect dress.

So go ahead and explore these gems before our next photo session- I can’t wait to capture your family’s love and joy against the picturesque backdrop of our wonderful city!


If you don’t feel like shopping, do not worry! I have a client closet that you can borrow from, included in your session fee. Ready to chat about booking your session? Message me here.


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