what to expect

People who look at Linnea's work often ask, "How does she get the kids to do that?" The truth is, she doesn't "do" anything. She listens and follows their cues with a goal of capturing their experience of childhood, not imposing adult fantasies of childhood onto them. Parents often have deeply emotional responses to Linnea's portraits because they do not just see a likeness of their child but something deeper.

How does this work?

Each portrait experience is composed of two distinct meetings: the sitting itself and an in-studio order meeting.

How long does a sitting last?

Most sittings last about 30 minutes. However, it's not a bad idea to plan for 45 minutes to one hour so you won’t be late for your next adventure.

Where does a sitting take place?

Sittings take place in our NW Portland studio. During summer months we offer sittings on the Oregon Coast.

How soon will I get to see the images?

Proofs will be ready to review at the studio within two weeks of your sitting. You will place your order at that time. 


How long will it take to get my portraits?

Your portraits will be ready for you to pick up six-eight weeks after you place your order.

How long is the order meeting?

Plan to spend an hour making your selections.

Only an hour?!

Over the years some clients have expressed anxiety about being able to choose portraits in just one hour. Don’t worry! We have helped thousands of clients make selections that suit their taste and budget. We will work together to get you exactly what you’re looking for.

How much does it cost?

We charge a sitting fee of $195. Portrait packages begin at $500. Please contact us for full pricing details. Prices are subject to change.

Do you offer framing?

Yes. All of our heirloom portraits include framing by an experienced custom framer. Custom framing by experienced craftsmen helps protect your heirloom portrait. A variety of frame selections are available so you can pick up framed, ready to hang portraits.



When is payment due and how can I pay?

A deposit of 25% will get your order going. The balance can be paid at pick up or over an extended time frame with a custom, no interest payment plan. You can pay for your order with check, Visa, or Mastercard.