Lena is a cool chick. And by cool chick I mean she won’t be offended by me calling her a “chick”. And that’s why she’s so cool. Chris and I met Lena at a local wedding vendor after work party in the heart of Seattle. When she introduced herself, I found out that she had recently quit her job as a school teacher to pursue her passion for photography. She had then only a few months experience and when I went home to check her work out online, I realized she had passion. How did I know this? Well, after just a few minutes of talking to her, I thought she reminded me a little bit of myself. Fast forward a few months later when Lena and I met for coffee to chat about our love for photography, I definitely knew, right then and there, that she had the passion and the oomph to make it in this difficult business.
Her love for photography is only trumped by her love for her family. Which was why I felt so pleasured to have met little daughter, Ilya and her handsome husband, Adam on a summery Sunday night. I remember Lena once said that she would love to continue to pursue her love for photography and be successful enough so that her husband can also pursue his own passion and love. I still seriously get a little bit choked up thinking about it. These are such great people and you can totally see how fun it was to work with them. Well, I wouldn’t even call it work…it was more like hanging out. :) Enjoy Lena+Fam’s sneak peek of their portrait shoot below and when you’re done, head on over to Lena’s blog to see her awesome work!