2 dogs. 2 kids. 2 parents. 2 cars. 1 pod. That’s us. We were originally planning to move 3000+ miles from south Florida to Portland, Oregon in June, however fate had other plans for us (as it often does!) On a warm, sunny afternoon, we said goodbye to our familiar world and stepped on a plane with just 4 suitcases and our family to head west to our new life. The dogs were small enough to ride in the cabin with us and spent all of two flights on my lap quietly under a blanket. We arrive just 9 hours later, to drizzle (big surprise, right?) and colder weather than we have ever experienced in south Florida. “Mom, I can see my breath!!!” Basically, EVERYTHING seemed to be the opposite of our normal.The kids loved it. We’ve been here a week now. There is so much to do, but we are getting there. New house, new car, new school, new friends…it’s all very different, but all good. We love how real and how friendly the people are here. The food, AMAZING. Coffee? Yes. With a heart on top. The weather? Still working on getting used to that; it may be a while. But, if that’s the only tradeoff to the quality of life here….I will put on another layer of fleece and smile. As I sit by the fireplace, drinking a cup of coffee…with a heart in it.
Stay tuned as we find the perfect new studio space~ xx, Lena
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.