Family Portrait Photography in Portland Oregon and Vicinity

Contemporary and Stylish Family Photography That Will Always Make You Smile!

We’ve all seen laughable collections of family portraits… harshly lit and awkwardly posed families in settings that are anything from questionable to horrifying. It’s true that styles in any art will ebb, flow, evolve and vanish, but, thanks to the Internet, photography styles are subject to copious amounts of viewing and criticism  Years ago, my sister dug up an old photo taken of me at a particularly graceless time of my youth. She thought it was funny, but I was appalled!  I snatched the offending rendering and tore it to shreds. With the knowledge that the photograph would never be seen again, my dignity was restored. I am forever grateful that family photo never showed up on some ‘whacky family photos’ website.

I’m sure we all have similar stories, and perhaps ghastly memories like these are the number one reason some people are reluctant to have family portraits taken; the second reason is the unwavering belief, “I’m not photogenic.” I’ve been hearing that mantra more frequently because there are so many cell phone cameras. With more photographs being taken, it stands to reason that a greater percentage of BAD photographs are being taken, no matter the subject.

Therefore, before we continue, may I assure you that an experienced, professional photographer can do you justice!

Excellent Family Photography That Will Always Make You Smile!

Portrait photography expertise is equal parts technical, lighting, posing and communication, with a generous dose of experience. Put a typical family in front of my camera and there will be various heights, weights, ages and personalities. How would I take a family picture that is pleasing to each member of the group?  By incorporating all the areas of expertise. Styling, posing, lighting and most important of all…  listening, observing, and being warm.  There’s a valid reason family portrait photographers are in the family portrait business…  we like working with people.

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You might be wondering about setting and clothing for your family photos.  Weather permitting, parks are ideal locations, and I know of one terrific place right here in Portland that is almost totally weather-resistant.  Often it’s nice to take family photos at home.  Fireplaces, stairways, porches, decks and family rooms offer settings that come with sentiment and happy memories.

Portland Oregon Family Photography to cherish

As for clothing, a popular trend is to coordinate everyone’s outfits, choosing colors and styles that work together. For example, everyone wears faded jeans and white shirts; or perhaps everyone wants to wear formal wear. For Christmas photos, let’s break out the crazy sweaters!  In complete contradiction to that mindset, another strategy is to let everyone be completely individual: from cocktail dresses to cargo pants, from safe beige to ramped up orange. If this is in keeping with your family’s personality, then let the good times roll.

I invite you to take a look at some samples of family and pet photographs.  I am confident you will see the sparkles in my clients’ eyes and you will know their smiles are genuine.  Then, please take a look at my family photography packages.  I have some excellent value family photography packages that give you full copyright for reproduction and publication in both print and online.

Family Portrait Photography Package

Simple Creation Fee $259
Price Includes:
• Your portrait session in choice of location: natural light, your home, a special setting, etc.
• You favorite two photos delivered via DropBox in high resolution (suitable for print)
• Your favorite two photos delivered via DropBox in low resolution ready for Facebook, Instagram, email, etc.
• Full permission to print, reprint, enlarge and publish to web and share with others
 OPTION: purchase additional photos for $30 each; includes high and low resolution image

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I wish you a day filled with graceful stance and genuine smiles, surrounded by the warmth of family and pets.

Irene Elena Rose
Owner/Photographer

Contact Elena Rose Family Photography Studio

2704 NE Stanton Street
Portland Oregon 97212-3537 

CALL or TEXT (503) 290-8459

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Elena Rose Photography works creatively with your family’s personality,
producing heirloom family portraits that you will treasure for generations,
giving you memories that will always make you smile.

My family portrait photography packages are designed with quality and value.
Pets are always welcome to join your family portrait session.

Family Portrait Photography Packages 

Simple Creation Fee $299
• Your portrait session in choice of location: natural light, your home, a special setting, etc.
• View your photos in about a week via Dropbox

• You favorite two photos delivered to you in high resolution (suitable for print)
• Your favorite two photos delivered to you in low resolution ready for Facebook, Instagram, email, etc.
• Full permission to print, reprint, enlarge, publish to web and share with others
OPTION: purchase additional photos for $30 each; includes high and low resolution image 

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Elena Rose Portrait Photography

• Boudoir Portraits With Elegant Sizzle
• Business Headshots To Get You Noticed
• Family Portraits That Will Always Make You Smile
• Pet Portraits ~ Because Pets Are Family, Too!
• Wedding Photos With Lots of Style and a Touch of Sass
• Online Dating Profile Photos ~ The Truth Will Set You Dating
• Graduation, Yearbook and Senior Pictures That Will Never Make You Cringe


2704 NE Stanton Street

Portland Oregon 97212-3537 

CALL or TEXT (503) 290-8459