Portland Maternity Photographer

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June 18, 2024

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Portland’s Leading Maternity Photographer

Light by Iris Photography is an award-winning maternity photographer who serves clients in Portland, Oregon.

Why Portland is Perfect for Maternity Photography

Portland, Oregon, is the perfect backdrop for capturing the magic of maternity. With its blend of natural beauty and urban charm, this city offers diverse settings that elevate every photograph. Seasonal shifts bring a unique allure, infusing each session with an authentic and vibrant atmosphere.

Oregon has many locations ideal for photo sessions, including Forest Park’s lush greenery, the International Rose Test Garden’s vibrant blooms, and the Pearl District’s chic, modern backdrops. These stunning locations resonate with your style, transforming your maternity journey into a beautifully woven narrative.

About Light by Iris Photography

Light by Iris is a leading maternity photography business based in Portland, Oregon, founded by Iris Hu in 2018.

Journalistic & Artistic Style Photography

At Light by Iris Photography, I capture emotive and meaningful memories through a seamless blend of journalistic and artistic styles. My lifestyle and documentary hybrid approach ensures that each session is relaxed and laid-back, allowing genuine, passionate moments to unfold naturally. I believe in telling your story in a way that speaks to the heart, creating profoundly resonant imagery where personalities and stories genuinely shine.

Award Winning Portland Photographer

I am an award-winning documentary and lifestyle photographer. I’ve received a number of awards, including being named the top photographer by the Lifestyle Photographers Association, and I am highly recommended among family and lifestyle photographers in Portland. I like to promote open-mindedness, honesty, and resonance. As your dedicated memory collector, I am ready to travel anywhere for my clients.

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About Portland, Oregon – The City of Roses

Living and working in Portland brings me much joy. The city’s unique blend of natural beauty and urban charm provides many diverse photography locations, from the iconic St. Johns Bridge to vibrant murals scattered throughout the city. Each day begins with a cup of locally roasted coffee, soaking up the energy that Portland exudes.

Portland’s commitment to sustainability and support for local businesses is evident in its inventive food carts and the bustling Saturday Market. The community spirit shines brightly at events like the Rose Festival, while outdoor enthusiasts revel in the majestic beauty of Mt. Hood. Powell’s City of Books, one of the world’s largest independent bookstores, is a testament to Portland’s literary passion.

As a resident and business owner, I cherish Portland’s lush green spaces, entrepreneurial spirit, and welcoming community. These elements inspire my work and enhance the vibrant, authentic atmosphere of every photo session.

People Also Ask

What is maternity photography?

Maternity photography is about capturing the beauty and emotion of your pregnancy journey. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this special time in your life by creating timeless images that highlight the bond between you and your growing baby. Using a blend of journalistic and artistic styles, I aim to document genuine, heartfelt moments you’ll cherish forever. Whether in a lush green park, a vibrant urban setting, or the comfort of your home, maternity photography is about preserving the anticipation, joy, and love that define this unique chapter of your story.

When is the best time to do a maternity photo session?

I recommend scheduling your maternity photo session between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. During this period, your baby bump is beautifully rounded, and you typically still feel comfortable enough to move around and enjoy the session. This timeframe allows us to capture the radiant glow and excitement of your pregnancy while ensuring you feel at ease throughout the shoot. Of course, every pregnancy is unique, so we can always tailor the timing to suit your individual needs and preferences.

How much does maternity photography cost in Portland?

The cost of maternity photography in Portland can vary depending on the specifics of your session and the packages offered. I offer a range of options to fit different needs and budgets. Please visit the information page for more details on specific pricing and packages.

How do I book a maternity photoshoot in Portland?

Booking a maternity photoshoot with Light by Iris Photography is simple. Contact me via my website, email, or phone with your preferred dates and ideas. We’ll have a pre-session consultation to discuss your vision and finalize details. On the day of the shoot, just relax and enjoy as I guide you through capturing beautiful, genuine moments.

Any questions?

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

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