It’s the way your new baby fits in your arms, the pitter patter of little feet on the floor, a sleepy smile after a long night. These moments often go unseen but mean the most when looking back. Don't let those moments slip away; keep them close forever...
We take fine art, refined, and emotional images you'll treasure forever.
What to wear, where to take photos, and how to print, frame, and actually use the final images — if there’s even time for it…
These are the concerns I alleviate for the families I work with in Tacoma. As one day turns into the next, I want you to carry photographs throughout your life that swell with memories, the kind that you can grab onto, and hold tightly.
By personally guiding you on the finished artwork (albums, prints, and custom frames), you won’t just have memories worth looking back on — you’ll have heirlooms hung on your walls, bound in albums, and displayed in ways that breathe new life into your home, and how you tell your story.
"she made it look effortless, but I assure you that not just anyone can create such art like she can!”
Quincy - tacoma, wa
Mother of four
Hey there I'm Lena, a Tacoma family photographer with a family of my own. As a mother of four I understand, life gets busy but it goes by fast, too fast! The babies that made me a Mom are now big kids that make me crazy and I ache for those lazy days with my sweet newborns. And I know you will too, but the memories to look back on make it better and the days to look forward to make it sweeter. Discover my full-service, client-centered portrait experience.
HOW IT WORKS
As soon as you fill out the contact form, I’ll send along investment details and a link to my calendar for our consultation.
After our consultation, I’ll share a proposal and booking information so we can secure your session date (or dates!) on the calendar.
Once booked you'll receive your family guide with wardrobe selections from our personal stylist to choose from with high-end pieces for women, men, and children.
Relax into the moment while I document life as it is, and as you want to remember it years down
All finished artwork and digital images are purchased after your session for a custom client led experience. Choose only the images you love for albums and prints.
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The signature session
Slow down and document the everyday moments, that before you know it, will only be an echo from the past. All portrait sessions include consultation, personal styling, hair and makeup recommendations, unlimited session time, on-location or in studio, and viewing & ordering appointment.
"If you want quality, hire Lena, you wont regret it!"
Stephen - tacoma, WA
Baby's first year
Two to four sessions throughout the year to document milestones of your choice. Popular uses are for maternity, newborn, 6 months and 1 year. Also recommended for family photos, birthdays, holiday photos and mother’s day. Includes everything in the signature session.
"her work is organic and reminds us of old film which we love"
Mary - California
Are you looking for a family photographer in Tacoma with a minimalist, natural light studio? You've found one!
It's always a treat as a Tacoma family photographer when the weather is warm enough for outdoor newborn sessions.
Child lead and joyful, helping families spend more time together as your Tacoma family photographer.
I've never felt more beautiful than when expecting and growing life from within. Embrace the beauty of this time through intimate and tasteful boudoir portraits that capture the radiant glow and connection to your body through pregnancy.
Your life as art
You are worthy
This is why I believe in full service portrait photography, I'm here to guide you through every step, from selecting the perfect images to transforming them into custom art that will grace the walls of your home, reminding your family of the love you share every day. One of my favorite things to do is pull out boxes of old photo albums, prints, and slides from all the way back to my great grandparents generation, will your great grandchildren be able to do the same? We are the most photographed generation, let’s make sure those photographs live on past facebook and instagram and into the hands of our future loved ones to remember us by when it's all they have left of us.
Of a home filled with moments of love, laughter, and purpose from your beautiful family. Where your children see themselves daily and feel cherished showing up just as they are. Studies show that when kids grow up in an environment where they see themselves in photos daily, it enhances their self-esteem and fosters a deep sense of belonging. Imagine the sense of pride and importance your children will feel by giving them this gift. Investing in family photography isn't just about freezing a moment in time; it's about creating a lasting legacy for your loved ones. What would it feel like to be able to give that to them? What is that security worth to you? Is it priceless?
Of a home filled with moments of love, laughter, and purpose from your beautiful family. Where your children see themselves daily and feel cherished showing up just as they are. Studies show that when kids grow up in an environment where they see themselves in photos, it enhances their self-esteem and fosters a deep sense of belonging. Imagine the sense of pride and connection your children will feel by giving them this gift. Investing in family photography isn't just about freezing a moment in time; it's about creating a lasting legacy for your loved ones. What would it feel like to be able to give that to them? What is that security worth to you? Is it priceless?
This is why I believe in full service family photography, I'm here to guide you through every step, from selecting the perfect images to transforming them into custom art that will grace the walls of your home, reminding your family of the love you share every day. One of my favorite things to do is pull out boxes of old photo albums, prints, and slides from all the way back to my great grandparents generation, will your great grandchildren be able to do the same? We are the most photographed generation, let’s make sure those photographs live on past facebook and instagram and into the hands of our future loved ones to remember us by when it's all they have left of us.
"She has a magical way of capturing the personality of her subject"
Suzanne - Tacoma, WA
Lena Porter is an award-winning Tacoma Family photographer, renowned for her emotional imagery and client-centered approach. Her artistry evokes feelings of nostalgia and romance, creating a visual narrative of each family and couple.
I’m family photographer in Tacoma. Home is Olympia, WA and a majority of my work takes place in Tacoma and throughout the Pacific Northwest. While most of my clients trust the studio, field or coastal locations I’ve pre-selected, please let me know if you have something else in mind.
An hour before sunset is ideal for beautiful lighting, the kind that brings out warm, natural skin tones and a film-like finish. This can make for later sessions in the summer, but is key to creating the fine art portraits I’m known for. I have tips to help with the little ones if need be; just ask!
In the 2-4 weeks following your session, I’ll be in the creative midst of photo editing — this includes color correcting, tone adjustments, cropping and curating a gallery of timeless, cohesive images. When ready, you’ll receive an email with a link to schedule your viewing and ordering appointment.
Of course! Digital collections are available in 10, 20, or your full gallery of 30+ images. All artwork purchases include the corresponding digital image, many families choose to receive their digital images through their artwork investment.
Yes! Good things take time. We may not need all day, but we won’t put a timer on things either. I don’t time my sessions to ensure that nothing is rushed, and that if meltdowns happen, we have time to relax back into things. Portrait sessions end when I feel we've fully documented what's necessary for your gallery and artwork selection.
Booking your portrait session 4-8 weeks in advance ensures we have time to plan, coordinate hair and makeup, and put together wardrobe. Newborn and maternity clients will typically book me early in their second trimester. June - September are my busiest months and book well in advance.
Turning Your life into art.
We believe in serving you fully, our jobs not done until your photos are displayed on your walls or in an album. We won't throw another 100 digital images on your phone to collect digital dust. We work with you, creating custom pieces and turning your life into art.
Digging deep into your why we'll create a refined experience unique to you and your family. Why is it important that we document this time? What about this season of life do you want to remember? What about my work speaks to you? Now let's create your vision.
We're not for everyone.
And we like it that way! We only take on a limited amount of portrait sessions each month. This ensures we are able to stay creative and serve each of our clients with the experience necessary to create the caliber of work seen in our portfolio.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT:
The first step in our process is to send an inquiry through the form below and schedule your consultation call. We look forward to speaking with you!
Like what you see?
Gather your family around while I gather every detail for a cohesive, refined experience. The wardrobe, hair and makeup, and albums will be fully tailored to fit your legacy, and the heirlooms that will soon be displayed in your home.
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