Portland Newborn Photographer

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May 24, 2024

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Portland’s Leading Newborn Photographer

Light by Iris Photography is an award winning newborn photographer serving clients in Portland, Oregon.

Why Portland is Perfect for Newborn Photography

Portland, Oregon, is an ideal setting for newborn photography, offering a blend of natural and urban landscapes that provide diverse backdrops for capturing precious moments. The city’s seasonal changes add unique charm, and its vibrant atmosphere brings authenticity to each frame. Portland’s character enriches every photograph, turning family portraits into beautifully woven narratives. Light By Iris Photography captures this spirit, transforming fleeting moments with your newborn into lasting memories.

About Light by Iris Photography

Light by Iris is a leading newborn photography business based 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 a blend of journalistic and artistic styles, creating deeply resonant imagery. Using a lifestyle and documentary hybrid approach, she captures genuine, passionate moments that speak to the heart, ensuring relaxed and laid-back sessions that let personalities and stories shine.

Award Winning Portland Photographer


Iris, an award-winning documentary and lifestyle photographer, is celebrated in Portland and has received numerous accolades, including being named the top photographer by the Lifestyle Photographers Association. She is also highly ranked among family and lifestyle photographers in Portland. Light by Iris is distinguished by its open-mindedness, honesty, and resonance. As your dedicated memory collector, Iris is 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 with urban charm, it offers diverse photography locations, from the iconic St. Johns Bridge to vibrant murals. My days start with locally roasted coffee, soaking up the city’s energy.

Portland’s commitment to sustainability and support for local entrepreneurs shine through its inventive food carts and the bustling Saturday Market. Community spirit thrives at events like the Rose Festival, and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the majestic Mt. Hood. Powell’s City of Books, one of the world’s largest independent bookstores, reflects Portland’s literary passion. As a resident and business owner, I cherish Portland’s green spaces, entrepreneurial spirit, and welcoming community.

People Also Ask

What is newborn photography?

As a documentary newborn photographer, I focus on capturing the authentic, unposed moments of your baby’s early days. My approach emphasizes natural interactions and genuine emotions, aiming to tell a heartfelt story of your newborn’s first experiences. Each session is relaxed and laid-back, allowing you and your baby to feel comfortable and at ease. I strive to create timeless images that resonate with love and light, preserving these precious moments in an artistic and cinematic style. Let me help you remember these fleeting days with images that speak to your heart.

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

The best time for a newborn photo session is within the first 5-14 days after birth. During this period, babies are still very sleepy and can be gently posed to capture those precious, curled-up moments. This timing allows for a relaxed and peaceful session, ensuring we capture the delicate and fleeting details of your newborn’s early days. If you’re ready to book or have any questions, feel free to reach out. I’m here to help you preserve these beautiful memories in an authentic and heartfelt way.

How much does newborn photography cost in Portland?

For newborn photography in Portland, the cost includes several options designed to fit your needs. Each session offers pre-session communication, a detailed session guide, and access to an online styling service. The base package includes an hour-long session, professional editing, and a gallery of high-resolution digital downloads. Additionally, you receive a professional print, with the option to add a highlight film. For more details on specific pricing and packages, please visit the information page.

How do I book a newborn photoshoot in Portland?

To book a newborn photography session in Portland, Oregon, begin by exploring my portfolio to see my work and session options. When you’re ready to connect, simply fill out the contact form, send an email, or give me a call. I’m excited to capture the special moments of your newborn’s early days in a style that’s uniquely yours.

Any questions?

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

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