Suspending Operations

December 5, 2015

Sorry, we have suspended operations due to a death in the family.

Welcome to Sapphire Studio. My name is Elaine Lowry and I own Sapphire Studio photography. We specialize in maternity, newborn, kids and high school seniors. We also do professional portraits. My personal approach to your portrait session gives you pictures you will treasure for a lifetime. Call 503.297.7818 to discuss your session.

  • Consultation prior to session to discuss ideas, clothing, locations
  • Sessions can be in the studio or on location
  • Customized sessions to meet your style and taste
  • We work with you and your kids to make everyone feel totally comfortable and relaxed
  • This reflects in the final images which look natural, emotional and show connection
  • We guarantee that you will absolutely love your images

Individualized sessions include pre-session consultation

Sessions usually last 1-2 hours, more than double the time of most studios. I offer a consultation before each session, at no extra charge, where we meet either in the studio or in your home to discuss ideas, locations and clothing. The consultations are individual to each client’s needs and concerns. Together we will conceptualize and design your individual session to ensure that everyone is relaxed, inspired and ready for the shoot.

Fewer sessions booked means I take the time to get yours just right

Family sessions start at $150 and can take place in the studio, in your home or on location. At Sapphire Studio you always get a unique, customized shoot and always the same caliber of photographer because you always get me, Elaine Lowry. My pricing reflects the quality of my work and the importance of building a relationship with my clients. I will never rush you in and out of the door because I don’t book clients back to back. I limit the number of my shoots per week so I can give you the attention that I want to provide and that most people seek. I take the time to get to know you and to discuss color, clothing, and furniture arrangement, all of which help to showcase your unique style. Planning always pays off in the final portraits. When everyone is ready, excited, comfortable and relaxed, the final photos reflect it.

Attention to detail, from photo session through final selection

My family session prices include custom, hand editing followed by a personal slide show in my studio. Additionally, once your first order is placed, an online gallery will be posted for one month to help you and family members make further choices. Prints, wall portraits and coffee table books are not included in the session fee.

What a delightful group this family was. We had a beautiful day in the Park Blocks in downtown Portland and had an opportunity to play. Alex, our lovely young teen and multi-talented dancer, decided to show us some of her ballet moves. She was perfectly charming.

Celebrating one with sweet Jack. Including a cake smash.

Haven’t you always wanted to do a boudoir photography session? We know you have. Now is the perfect time! Celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving yourself the gift of a photography session. Can be a fashion, glamor or lingerie session. Can be for yourself or someone you love. A boudoir session is an experience like nothing else. First, we will have a consultation meeting before your session where we will plan your clothing and accessories.Then on your day, you will work with our hair and make-up stylist followed by your one hour photography session. Designed especially for you.

Valentine’s Day is the only time of the year we offer a session that includes hair and make-up for only $250. That’s $100 less than our usual session fee! This sessions are on a limited basis and must be booked by January 15th, 2014. The session date can be as far out as March 31, 2014.

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One of the three boudoir books we are offering at BlackCat boudoir studio. This is our Little Black Book. It is 5×7 and comes with 10 images. It has thick, lay flat pages. Clients are snatching this up!

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