Iris is the lifestyle and documentary photographer behind Light By Iris Photography. She does commercial, family, wedding, and branding photography. She’s based in Portland, Oregon, but mainly does sessions all over the states. She’s recognized as the Top 1 Lifestyle Family Photographer in 2023 through the Lifestyle Photographers Association, a Top 10 family photographer through Click Company, and one of the Top Lifestyle Photographers in Portland and Nashville through Peerspace. She believes in Wabi-Sabi, and this philosophy greatly influences her works. She creates meaningful images that capture feelings and resonate with the heart. She hopes her photos can bring people back to that time and that place, and people can feel what she felt when she took the photos. She’s associated with Click Pro, Unraveled Expert Artist, and Hello Artist — major photography communities. She has been an instructor at various photography conferences and platforms, taught online workshops, and hosted the in-person Finding He(art) Workshop. Learn more at