SEATTLE fine art

Lena Porter



About your Seattle photographer

About the artist

I'm a quiet person but I takes loud photos. An introvert who loves people watching and the quiet in-between moments.

Seattle Photographer

I'm Lena

A Seattle photographer who’s life experience has shaped my approach to photographing couples and families. After the birth of my fourth child, we made a decision to take newborn photos. Having experienced a complicated birth (almost dying twice), my husband and I realized this was something we didn’t just want to do, but that we had to do. To document what matters most — our family.

And yet, I remember feeling so overwhelmed and tired. Finding something to wear, attempting to do my hair and makeup — despite my good intentions — made me feel more exhausted and mentally drained.

Even though I was a photographer too, and knew all of the ins and outs for incredible photos, I still felt almost hopeless, and like I wasn’t prioritized. This is why I bring a unique, supportive approach to my work that eases your worries. To help you love the images, yes, but to feel relieved, delighted and relaxed throughout the process.

From the first musings of love to growing your new family and the years that follow, my intent as a Seattle photographer is to curate tangible memories while providing the stress-free, refined experience that you deserve.

Neurodivergent (and total Enneagram 4), with a love for details, and hopeless romantic in love with love. 

my favorite things:


places i've been

The French countryside (riding through by train) and Sayulita, Mexico where we were married.


guilty pleasure

Buying to many antique dressers. Watching SVU over and over again. And really good chocolate every night.



View of Paris, my favorite painting from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.



Literally anything spicy and messy, from tacos to philly cheesesteak. (Cocktail hour? Moscow mule, please)



My Husband and our children, who make everything possible and drive me crazy.


part of my job

Designing albums and watching the story come together one image at a time.

more about me

Seattle Photographer

Inspired by the organic, full-of-life salt of the sea, and the permanence of ink, I use photography to stir hearts and yet, my heart is stirred too.

Drawn to the depth of emotions, intimacy, and memories, I’ve spent the last 14 years documenting the lives of others in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest. My top favorite moments are the in-betweens and little fading details. The wildly innocent look of your little one’s smile while the light dances across the sky, and images that bring back the pitter patter of small feet running across the floor with laughter in the air.

My work spread its roots with weddings and elopements, but the smaller moments day to day called me back to the newborn portraits and photos of motherhood that I first began with. Olympia is where I call home, and I miss my family the instant I step away (and my homemade oat milk hazelnut lattes).

As a mother of four, I hope to lighten your load in every way possible. Selecting outfits, finding the perfect location, and even the hair and makeup are all taken care of on your behalf. And of course, I’ll make sure that the photos are tangibly delivered, putting the time into tailored albums that will let you breathe a sigh of relief, while soaking up the days that, in hindsight, passed by too quickly. 

Neurodivergent (and total Enneagram 4), with a love for details, and hopeless romantic in love with love. 

Lena Porter is an award-winning Seattle photographer, renowned for her emotional imagery and client-centered approach. Her artistry evokes feelings of nostalgia and romance, creating a visual narrative of each of her subjects.

about you

Our clients are lovers of art, world travelers, with a taste for adventure and sea salt in their hair. 

The timeless photos you hoped for. The artwork you would have been too busy to figure out. The stress free experience you deserve. If you care deeply about quality and timeless imagery of these once in a lifetime moments then we might just be the perfect fit!

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Do you feel it?

It's all about the connection

Between you and your partner, your children and the season of life you are all in. I hope you feel a connection to myself and my work because much like your love and your family, that connection will allow us to create something beautiful and worth while.