Formal Portraits

Strike A Pose

I pride myself in capturing the most natural, candid  portraiture possible. This style show cases your day as it organically occurred, helping to bring your personalities forward and documenting your day for a life time of memories to look back on.

While I shoot a majority of my images this way, it’s also very important to capture traditional formal portraits as well. These group shots are the best immediately before or after your ceremony when everyone is ready and fresh; and since our most important goal is keeping your timeline on schedule, I allow 3-5 minutes for each desired grouping to ensure maximum results with minimal time.

Because I prefer to keep the number of groups to ten or less for more intimate group shots, I always start with the largest group and break it down after that to allow for mingling. As time permits, I love to include a photo of the bride with each of her bridesmaids and the groom with each of his groomsmen, since each person has been invited due to close, personal ties with the couple.

If you have any ideas for “can’t miss” portrait groupings you would like to have photographed during this time please make sure to note them on your provided wedding itinerary form.

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Seattle portrait photographer, Lena Porter looking into camera and laughing in her studio.

i’m lena.

Meet Lena, Seattle family photographer

More than just a photographer, I help families connect throughout the childbearing years. Capturing each fleeting season of life and creating custom artwork to look back on and hand down throughout the years. 

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Established 2009

Serving Seattle, WA

Bellevue, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia