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Iris Hu

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April 3, 2024

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Portland’s Leading Documentary & Lifestyle Family Photographer

Light by Iris Photography is a family photographer who serves clients in Portland, Oregon.

Why Portland is Perfect for Family Photography

Portland, Oregon, is an ideal setting for family photography. Its blend of natural and urban landscapes provides a diverse backdrop for capturing memorable moments. The seasonal changes lend a unique charm, while the city’s vibrancy adds to the authenticity of each frame. Overall, Portland infuses character into every photograph, making family portraits more than just images but chapters of a beautifully woven narrative. Light By Iris Photography seeks to seize this spirit, transforming fleeting family moments into lasting memories.

About Light by Iris Photography

Light by Iris is a leading family, newborn, and personal branding photography service in Portland, Oregon, founded by Iris Hu in 2018.

Journalistic & Artistic Style Photography

Specializing in capturing emotive and meaningful memories, Iris tells your story through journalistic and artistic styles, creating deeply resonating imagery. With a lifestyle and documentary hybrid approach, she captures real, passionate moments that speak to the heart, ensuring relaxed and laid-back sessions to let personalities and stories shine.

Award Winning Portland Photographer

Iris, an award-winning documentary and lifestyle photographer, is recognized in Portland and has also gained accolades, such as being named the top photographer through the Lifestyle Photographers Association and ranked highly among family and lifestyle photographers in Portland. Light by Iris stands out for being open-minded, honest, resonant, and your dedicated memory collector, ready to travel anywhere for her clients.

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About Portland, Oregon – The City of Roses

I love living and working in Portland, OR. Combining natural beauty and urban charm, it’s a diverse and creative place offering innumerable photography locations, from the iconic St. Johns Bridge to colorful local murals. My days usually start with enjoying locally roasted coffee and soaking up the city’s energy.

Portland is known for its commitment to sustainability and for supporting local entrepreneurs. From food carts offering inventive cuisines to the Saturday Market, a celebration of local crafts—the city buzzes with innovation. Community spirit thrives in events like the Rose Festival, while the majestic Mt. Hood is a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts. Powell’s City of Books, one of the world’s largest independent bookstores, is a testament to Portland’s love for literature. As a resident and a business owner, I cherish Portland’s rich tapestry of green spaces, entrepreneurial spirit, and welcoming community.

Where are the best locations for family photoshoots in Portland, Oregon?

Here are some of the best locations in Portland, Oregon, for family photoshoots:

People Also Ask

What is documentary family photography?

As a documentary family photographer, I am committed to capturing your family’s natural, unposed, and spontaneous moments. I aim to authentically document everyday life in Portland, emphasizing natural interactions and genuine emotions. For me, it’s all about storytelling. I strive to preserve the essence of your family’s dynamics and individual personalities without interference. Unlike traditional photography, my work emphasizes candid moments, offering a realistic and heartfelt representation of your family.

What is lifestyle family photography?

In Lifestyle Family Photography, I focus on capturing your family in your life’s natural, poignant moments and milestones in and around Portland. It’s all about blending candid moments with an artistic touch. Rather than directing you into traditional, posed portraits, I aim to capture your everyday life’s authentic interactions and unfolding story. I aim to showcase your family’s intimate connections and convey those genuine emotions to anyone who sees the photos. This approach allows me to create significant and intimate images, genuinely reflecting the essence of your family’s unique story.

How do I book a family photoshoot in Portland, Oregon?

To book a family photoshoot in Portland, Oregon, it’s best to start by viewing my portfolio. You can browse my work and learn about my different sessions there. Ready to connect? Just fill out the contact form, email, or call me. Also, feel free to follow me on social media for updates and glimpses of my latest work.I look forward to capturing your family’s precious moments in a way that’s uniquely yours.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, get in touch at the contact page.

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