Portland Oregon Newborn Photography Studio

Please enjoy this photo tour of the Elle M Newborn Studio. The studio opened in December 2015 and I had my first newborn session that month and several that followed. It is a dream to photograph there! The large, backlit windows are so perfect for photographing newborns and their families! The studio is an overview of my style, an extension of my personality, a place where my visions are turned into art, where I capture fleeting moments between a mother, father and their newborn child.

My love for photography began at age 16, I took my camera everywhere and photographed everything – this was film – so I learned to be very precise. When photography went digital, I was reluctant to make the change, but once I did, I was in love!! When I had my first child, I fell in love with portraiture and newborn photography! These little ones have my heart and I am honored to be able to capture the very first days of an infant’s life and the special bonds they have with their mother, father and siblings!?

I began newborn photography in a small room in my home. The light was tricky and once I started to acquire newborn props, I quickly ran out of space. I cleared a larger space and put a very large window in the room to create beautiful light, but with larger family sessions and cake smash sessions, I quickly outgrew that space.

I began searching Pinterest for creative ideas for studio space and light. I wanted a space for my clients that was comfortable, light and bright, and clean. The studio is decorated with portraits of Elle M Newborns and cute little props for you to choose from.

We built almost everything in the studio, because we wanted it to be a custom, one of a kind space that was true to my style and vision for newborns. It’s special, original and more than I ever dreamed! We have a small kitchen, a beautiful serene session premiere space designed by Dulce of Du Interiors to showcase our wedding and senior portraits, and additional storage space on the second level. Many of the beautiful props were purchases from Mr. & Mrs. and Co.. One of my favorite newborn and baby outfit vendors is No. 2 Willow Lane, they create the most adorable little bonnets, headbands and hat sets for tiny ones. We used color and texture to make it soft, warm and inviting. It truly is a dream space and allows me to capture amazing portraits!?

The beautiful back lit studio space for family and newborn photos was inspired by Heidi Guerard’s Studio, Heidi Hope Photography, in Rhode Island. I love that the windows are so big and allow me to capture ethereal images just like the beautiful portraits of these newborns.