the photography education event of the year

We are so excited about the Design Aglow Summit! Our 3-day online interactive experience, created just for photographers, brings together our industry's most passionate innovators, celebrates creative entrepreneurship and builds community. 

With big ideas, outstanding content and tangible takeaways that you can implement immediately, the Design Aglow Summit is truly the most exciting industry event today! 

See the full schedule & sign up here

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Palm Beach clients: fall sessions
mock up poster frame in hipster interior

I will be in the Palm Beach area just a few days this fall and have 4 days of availability for sessions. I look forward to seeing you and your families and creating your holiday cards, gifts, wall art & albums.

Lifestyle Sessions: 5 spots available
(Oct 27 morning, Oct 28 morning, Oct 29 eve & Oct 30 morning & eve)

• Phone pre-session consult with Lena
• Up to 90 minutes of shooting time with Lena at your home or location of your choice
• Five family members ($50 for each additional person/pet)
• Phone/web consult to create custom art and displays for your home
• $100 credit toward all orders placed within 2 weeks of your photo session
• Limited availability, first come, first serve

Mini Sessions: Sunday October 29 (9am-noon) 
Palm Beach Gardens

• Phone pre-session consult with Lena
• Up to 30 minutes of shooting time with Lena
• Five family members ($50 for each additional person/pet)
• Phone/web consult to create custom art and displays for your home
• $50 credit toward all orders placed within 2 weeks of your photo session
• Limited availability, only 6 spots 

Please request your session using the form here.

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one year old portraits

It's little Wednesday, celebrating her first birthday with portraits! Hi little lady, you are such a sweetie~

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family portraits in Portland and Palm Beach

The weather in Portland is INCREDIBLE right now, perfect for family portraits for your home, gifts, and holiday cards! We are scheduling sessions for August and September in Portland now, and Palm Beach, Florida sessions for October. Contact us here to get on the calendar and ensure you have portraits you will love this year and forever~

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family portraits are good for kids' self esteem!


Are you enjoying art of your family on your walls and in albums every day? I hope so.

This portrait illustrates a growing collection in one of our clients' homes. Here you see a little man at his one year session....and above him are some keepsakes from his newborn and sixth month portrait sessions.

Guess who is adding three more images to this collection? This guy!

Did you know that family photography can boost children's self esteem?

“Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced,“ says Cathy Lander-Goldberg, a licensed clinical social worker and a professional photographer in St. Louis, Missouri and the director of Photo Explorations, which offers workshops to girls and women using portrait and journaling for self-reflection.  

Additionally, Krauss recommends having photographs of that child with their family placed in the child’s bedroom so it can be among the last things they see before sleep and the first thing they may see before beginning their day. 

“It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”

Read the full article here

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new folio boxes are here!

We are LOVING our new luxurious, handcrafted folio boxes, the perfect bridge between display art and albums. And, also the collectible every grandparent wants! (They told us....we know.)

Collections of either 10 or 20 images are included in our hand cut linen covered boxes, which coordinate perfectly with our album line. Unique to our folio boxes: a diagonal opening allows mats to be moved over and kept inside the box for neat and clean viewing and archivability.

Even better? Our folio boxes are handmade in the USA, cruelty free and environmentally friendly. Start your collection with your favorites from a past session, or a new one~

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hey, baby

These two ladies travelled all the way from Miami to visit the studio. With so many changes during the first year of life, capturing a beautiful portrait as newborns, sitters, and new walkers is essential. Getting a timeless interactive one with mama is a bonus!

What do you want your family to remember?

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young love

I was able to capture these portraits for a special high school senior couple. On location, near Riverdale High School. How adorable are they? Cheers to the Class of 2018!

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Alaska Retreat

Our whole crew from the studio just returned from a week-long retreat to Alaska on the Celebrity Solstice. We did a ton of work (really!), ate way too much, spotted orca, humpbacks, porpoises, and seals and came together as a team of 5. Great times!

We're now back and ready for a summer of Portland sunshine, iced coffee and photography. Hope to see you soon~

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family of four

Oh, how I love a house with great light! Look at these gorgeous images of mom, dad and their two little ladies being themselves and having a good time. Ah, kids know how to live in the moment~

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