Aiden is my running buddy Jarae’s son and he’s a senior at Newberg High School.  It was such an honor to be the one to take his senior portraits.  We had a fun session at Champoeg State Park.  Aiden went home and Jarae and I stayed to go for a run.  Win-Win.  Have a great senior year Aiden.  May God […]

Three Already

I met the Lindell family when their twins were about to turn one and they needed first birthday photos.  Two years and two more photo sessions later, their darling kiddos are three.  It is such an honor for me to help tell my clients’ stories through photographs and watch their families grow up. We shot their session at Brooks Wine, […]


Eli is a senior at Newberg High School.  He plays water polo, loves his dog, and is already working an internship in his future career.  Way to go Eli.  May God bless you in your senior year and Go Tigers! #jodistilpphotography #seniorportraits #classof2018 #tellyourstory #waterpolo #newberghighschool #petphotography

the Frey’s (again)

Look who I got to photograph for the third year in a row?  I think they get cuter each year.  Thanks for another fun session Frey Family.  We love you guys. #jodistilpphotography #familyportraits #family #portraits #familyofsix


Ryan and my son Grant have been good friends since 6th grade.  They’ve spent hours together dirt biking, water skiing, BMXing, skateboarding, wrestling, playing video games, swimming and all the other Boy Things that I forgot to mention.  They don’t play the same high school sports so their time together during the school year is limited, but they live it […]


Carissa is one of my dearest friends.  We both uprooted our families and settled in the Portland metro area more than nine years ago.  We really should never have met, but God knew we needed each other.  We live forty minutes from each other in different areas of the Portland suburbs, but ended up choosing the same large church and […]

And Then There were Four

Melissa and Jason were the highest bidders on a photo session I donated to Visible Grace.  They saved their session and redeemed it when their beautiful daughter Lillian was born.  Jason and Melissa are so easy to work with.  They had a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish in the session. It was fun to work together to […]


Lindalynn loves the town she grew up in, reading and playing her antique clarinet.  It was fun to incorporate these passions into her senior session.  Thanks for playing your clarinet for me Lindalynn… you play so beautifully. May Jesus bless you in your senior year. #jodistilpphotography #seniorportraits #sherwoodhighschool #classof2018 #clarinet #reading #tellyourstory


Devin is a senior at Clackamas High School and a football player.  He chose Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge as the starting point for his senior session.  We explored the area around the Vista House then dropped down into the gorge and hiked/took photos on the trail by Latourell Falls.  He could not have chosen a more beautiful, […]

the Kersjes’

Milly was one of my first friends in Newberg.  I was herding my crew of Little People (ages 7,6, 4, and 2) through the pre-school parking lot to register my 4 year old for school when she stepped out of her car.  Elegant and sophisticated to my haggard and tired, Milly introduced herself with her beautiful Serbian accent and told […]