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About Us

Lori specializes in relaxed, on-location photography sessions in Portland, OR, and the surrounding area. Her one of a kind images of maternity, newborn, children and families are beautiful expressions of every age and stage in life.  She enjoys capturing those true emotions and natural moments that you can treasure for a lifetime.

On-Location Photography

The ability to shoot on-location is important to Lori.  She has children herself and realizes how difficult it can be to get them to a studio and to achieve the natural smiles that you are looking for.  She believes that by letting kids be in their own space and allowing them to relax at their own pace, she can present you with a true expression of who they are.  Allowing them to play and get comfortable takes time, and that is what she offers.  Sessions can last up to 2 hours, but additional time may be added if needed.  The location for the session depends on what you and your family (and even your pets) are comfortable with.  Lori is always flexible.  Her goal is that you enjoy your session and love your fine portraits that result from it.

Referrals

Our clients love working with us!  And we are thrilled when they bring their friends and family to our studio to enjoy the same beautiful work for their own family.  When someone they have given a referral card to brings it to us, we give the person who referred them and the new client coming to try us out a $50 gift card as our way of saying "Thank You" for trusting us with your family memories.

Ordering Policies

We will set up a time for your ordering appointment 2-3 weeks after your portrait session which will include a slideshow presentation of your portraits and allow plenty of time for you to pick your favorites.  After your ordering appointment, your images will be placed into a private, password protected online portrait gallery that you can share with your family and friends. This gallery will be available for 7 days.  Additional blocks of 7 days are available for $25.  Orders placed through the online gallery are not eligible for the early bird discount.

Cancellations & Rescheduling

We do request a 48 hour notice for all cancellations. We will glady apply your retainer to a newly scheduled session if you notify us 48 hours prior to your appointment.  Short notice cancellations that do not allow 48 hours notice will be required to pay a new retainer fee to hold a new date.  We do, of course, allow exceptions for ill children.  We understand that kids get sick and we can't control that and neither can you.  If your child is sick, we will gladly reschedule your session without incurring any additional fees.

From the photographer:

One evening, I found myself in the waiting room of a department store photography studio at Christmas time with my husband and four children ranging from 10 months to 16 years old.  They are all great kids, but as I watched them attempt to “sit still”, “be patient”, and “wait just a little longer”, I began to think there had to be a better way.

That’s how the idea for Alleyway Photography started.  It’s why I am happy to come to your home or another place nearby where we can let you, your kids and/or your pets be as comfortable as possible.  That’s when we can capture those natural expressions and adorable reactions that you love about your child at this stage in their life.  For the older kids and teenagers, it means less of “smiling for the birdie” and more pictures with their favorite pet, the instrument they play, or the truck they’re restoring.

All of this is in the space where they are most comfortable and at their own pace.

I look forward to making memories with you and your family.

~Lori