Welcome to Elena Rose Family Portrait Photography Portland Oregon
YOUR FAMILY: give them roots, give them wings and give them family portraits. Let your little ones grow up surrounded by the smiles of siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. After all, family photographs tell your history. Have your family photos taken in the comfort of your home, in a special setting, or in one of Portland’s beautiful parks.
Family Portrait Tips From a Pro:
• Keep The Background Simple
Lots of people want family portraits taken in their home and I’m happy to accommodate your wishes. So first, carefully check for an uncluttered setting inside or outside. Oversized furniture, storage units, tree branches, fence posts, vehicles, etc. will detract from your portraits. If your property is too ‘busy,’ let’s move the group to one of the area’s lovely parks. After all, Photoshop can only do so much!
• Do a Wardrobe Check
Before the photo session, take a long look in a full length mirror and make sure everyone’s clothing fits and flatters. This is the time cut off the loose threads and iron out the wrinkles.
• Should Your Outfits Match?
Some families like to coordinate outfits, for example: everyone wears formal clothing, or everyone goes casual with jeans and a nice shirt. Wear your favorite outfits and bring some layers for added pizzazz. Whatever you decide, double check that patterns don’t clash. If you’re going for a holiday theme, break out the crazy sweaters, or adopt a favorite holiday color: all green, all red, or all blue.
• Do a Makeup Check
Ladies, wear a little more mascara than usual and note that darker lipstick photographs better than pale. Also, use matte cosmetics rather than frosted. Frosted eye shadow, blush, lipstick, etc. can look like blemishes in a photo. You don’t want that!
• Jewelry – To Bedeck Or Not To Bedeck
If you have a signature piece, by all means, wear it. Otherwise, keep jewelry simple. For gentlemen wearing ties, invest in a good looking tie clip or tie tack. Not only are they practical, but they are a cornerstone of elegance.
• Hair Styles
If you get your hair cut at least a week before your photo session, your hair will settle and won’t look shocked. If you color your hair, get a nice touch-up a few days in advance.
• Think Happy Thoughts!
Your expression always reflects what you’re thinking, so put cares, woes, the news and business issues far away in a separate compartment then focus on your blessings. This will make your smiles relaxed, natural and engaging.
• Who To Include In The Family Portrait?
Be ecumenical. Remember, families are like fudge: mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Elena Rose Photography works creatively with your family’s personality, designing heirloom family portraits to treasure for generations by producing memory-making portraits that will always make you smile. Your pets are welcome, so do include your furred, finned and feathered family members!
Family Portrait Photography Prices and Packages
Simple Creation Fee $499
• Your portrait session in choice of location: natural light, your home, a special setting, etc.
• Your favorite 10 photos delivered via Dropbox in high resolution (suitable for print)
• Your favorite 10 photos delivered via Dropbox in low resolution ready for social media, email and texting.
• Permission to print, reprint, enlarge, publish to web and share with others
• Choose your favorite photos at your leisure via Dropbox proofs
OPTION: Combine indoor home and natural light settings for additional $50
OPTION: Purchase additional photos for $30 each; includes edited high and low resolution image
2704 NE Stanton Street
Portland Oregon 97212-3537
Call or TEXT (503) 290-8459