You are a family who laughs together, explores the known and unknown together, seeks to create experiences that you will remember well into your old age. You are looking for images that capture your true selves together and we are looking to deliver images as unique to you as you find each other.

It's more than an investment, it is your memory and legacy.

Artistic Meaningful 
Filmlike Journalistic  
Storytelling Emotive


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○   Pre-session communication and a session guide
○  About an hour duration (with option to customize hours coverage) at the location you choose 
○   Access to a complementary online styling service
○   My professional and artistic editing
○   A gallery of 60+ edited high resolution digital downloads for you to use and share. 
○   A 12x18 professional print    
○   Add-on option of  a highlight film 

Utilizing a lifestyle and documentary hybrid approach, with gentle directing in a relaxed atmosphere, I will capture honest family moments that speak to the heart. 

Lifestyle Family

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○   Pre-session communication and a session guide
○   In-home or at hopistal
○   About an hour duration, and depending on the baby's schedule (we can take time if need to change and feed during the session.)
○   Access to a free online styling service
○   My professional and artistic editing
○   A gallery of 60+ edited high resolution digital downloads for you to use and share. 
○   A 12x18 professional print    
○   Add-on option of a highlight film 

Different from the traditional posed/studio newborn session. It is relaxed, emotive and free-flowing with a focus on simplicity, connection, and storytelling. It’s meant to document the first hours/days of baby’s life at the hospital or in the home, with a little personal style and minimal distraction. 

Newborn in-home or Fresh 48

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○   Pre-session communication and a session guide
○   2 hours option
○   Half day (4 hours) option
○   A day in a life (8 hours) option
○   Access to a free online styling service
○   My professional and artistic editing
○   A gallery of edited high resolution digital downloads for you to use and share. 
○   A 10 pages fine art photo book (option to upgrade)
○   Add-on option of a highlight film 

Capture your family as you are, nothing is expected and anything goes -- real, intimate, one of a kind.
Photojournalistic approach to document your story from family traditions to everyday routine activities.

documentary Family

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○   Pre-session communication and mood board creation
○   Customized hours coverage at the location you choose 
○   Access to a free online styling service
○   My professional and artistic editing
○   A gallery of 50+ edited high resolution digital downloads for you to use and share. 

Telling the genuine story of who you are and letting the real you shine through. Resonating with your visions and helping to create something awesome for you.

Personal Branding


Thank you so much for the incredible work you did in capturing these cherished moments of our lives. Your photos brought so much joy and emotion to my heart. I found myself lost in those pictures, reliving each moment as if time stood still. The images moved me to tears, reminding me how fortunate we are to have each other. 
During the photo session, your professionalism and dedication were truly impressive. Your keen eye for the perfect location, mastery of light, and ability to capture the most flattering angles truly set you apart as an artist.

The praise from our families

The turnover time will be within one month.



Carefree time!
Laid-back and relaxed session time where you just be you and be together with your loved ones. 

Session Day


Pick a date, submit the contract and retainer, and you are in my book.
You will get a session guide and access to my styling tool.
I will get to know you through a simple questionnaire.

Session Consultation


Send me an inquiry through the contact sheet.
You will get an email with package options and details.

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light byiris Experience

Where our adventure starts

Simple is always best.

Be prepared to get CANDID.

Bring yourself and be together.

What You Can Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located and do you shoot internationally? 

Portland, Oregon based. Oh yes I'm lucky with all the beautiful Pacific Northwest sceneries. But also as you know I do traveling sessions for majority of my time. I travel to New York, San Francisco and Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, Austin, and Nashville regularly. And many many other places when I'm called on by lovely families and couples. New locations inspire me, I genuinely love to shoot anywhere, a meaningful location for you, your home, an adventurous spot, or just get lost anywhere. 

Do you photograph weddings and couple sessions?

I have a separate brand for wedding and couple works -> Love By Iris Photography 

Do you offer installment plans?


This is a hard time for all of us, and often families feel like photography is out of their budget. Professional Photography is an investment worth making, and I believe that everyone deserves to have their journey documented. Imagine 10 or 20 years from now, opening your storybook album & being able to not only re-live your story again, but you will be able to share the story of this journey with your children. I’m happy to create a payment plan that is customized to each client. 

Where should we  take our photos? 

Anywhere that is special to you! I can photograph in your home or document your family having good time at the fields or woods, playing in the creek or at the beach, or exploring the downtown area... I’m inspired by the locations, and always down for an adventure.
Also, since I have session all over the places, often I know some secret gems that not well known but wonderful to explore. Feel free to ask for recommendations if you can't decide one.

When should we take our photos?

For outdoor sessions, lighting is usually best in the early morning hours right after sunrise or 1-2 hours before the sunset if you want warm glowing “golden light” look. I’m inspired by the light and comfortable to work with any light at any time of the day. We will have absolutely great time if you want to embrace different light with me, as long as you are aware of light affects the tones of photos.

What should we wear? 

Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. Colors are better coordinating and complementing with each other than matching matchy; play with textures and materials and add layers and accessories. I love to help with styling, and encourage you to send me pictures of your outfits so I can help to look at colors. I also offer my clients free access to a personalized styling site that’s easy to use to find and select pieces.

Can we bring our pets?



Let me capture your own everlasting memories

Sound like a dream come true to you?