Ana Chaud is one of my favorite people ever! She is the founder of Garden Bar, my go-to healthy lunch option and the BEST salad bar in Portland (and probably the world). I'll be forever grateful for taking a chance on my teenager and giving him his first summer job ever. And, now the newest Garden Bar is opening two blocks away from my studio in Lake Oswego...dreams do come true! Anna is an inspiring, energetic, smart business women, mom, and workout fanatic who always has a big smile on her face and a hug to share. Basically, she is awesome.

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Inspiring Portland Women: Cat Magner

Kat Magner of Canary Marketing came by for some headshots today. Besides being a creative and highly talented entrepreneur and mom of two little kiddos, Kat has the best ever skill for taking headshots....she can burst out laughing on command. I cannot tell you how much easier that makes my job. Thank you, Kat, you are one fun lady!

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Inspiring Portland Women: Whitney Martin

I know Whitney as the event director, member coordinator and all-around "den mom" of our Portland Chapter Entrepreneur's Organization but today I found out she is also a highly talented creative director and working model. Beyond being a dream to photograph, Whitney also brought a spread of yum-o snacks AND assisted me in directing a couple of other shoots. Way to my heart....

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Inspiring Portland Women: Andrea Wetsel

A transplant from Texas, Andrea and her husband moved to Portland to raise their girls in the outdoors of the Pacific NW.  She is the founder and CEO of SPF Ventures, LLC (Brush On Block), with a mission to provide easy, everyday sunscreen for everyone.  When she isn’t working or hanging out with her husband, two daughters and dog, Andrea spends her time serving on the board of Project Lemonade, relaxing at Mt Hood, enjoying wine with friends, and searching for Portland’s best fried chicken and Mexican food.  



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let's connect on Instagram

Are you on Instagram? We just started an account for Lena Hyde Photography and would love to connect with YOU. Follow and tag yourself or comment here so we can find you. We promise to keep you inspired with happy images of babies, kids and studio happenings!

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Inspiring Portland Women: Su Embree

Su is the president of DHM Research, leading teams in Portland, Seattle and Washington DC. She is at the head of providing information that affects taxes, voting, education reform, city planning, all the way to organization research at companies like Nike and Microsoft. Additionally, Su sits on several boards, is an investor in several local Portland restaurants, the president of EO Portland, and is the mom of two teen girls and the wife of a fellow entrepreneur. Plus, she is an all-around awesome lady!


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new frames are here!

We are thrilled to announce some upgrades to our frame line for 2018! Our frames are now being manufactured here in Portland. We are now using 100% hardwood and have replaced the glass with light-weight portrait quality acrylic. Saw tooth hangers are also installed (two on larger sizes) for stability. Come by to see our new options, including a gorgeous fog grey and champagne gold...we know you will love them!

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Inspiring Portland Women: Jenelle Isaacson

Jenelle Isaacson is the founder of Portland's Living Room Realty, a former punk rocker, a mom to two girls, and a super-fun photographic subject.

I'll be working on a super exciting portrait series of Portland's top women entrepreneurs this year and this is the first of many...stay tuned for more inspiration, and if you would like your own business portraits, click here.

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Happy New Year!

The Lake Oswego portrait studio is reopened after a little break, after I was able to soak in some much-needed Caribbean sunshine over the holidays. We hope you enjoyed the season and were able to spend time with friends and family. We're also looking forward to seeing you in 2018~ Happy New Year!

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family portraits in the lake oswego studio

The weather outside may be frightful (wet, windy and cold) but it is bright and cozy here in the studio...look at this happy family of four! We also have coffee, tea, comfy seating and good tunes. It may be too late for a holiday photo session, but you can come in during January and we will make your 2018 sparkle with new art for your home. Pssst Dads, mom would really love a gift certificate for portraits in her stocking...

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