Hi, I am Lena.

In the late 1800’s/early 1900’s, my ancestors immigrated from Scandinavia to the United States of America in search of a better life. It was through their sacrifice and hard work that I get to have the opportunities and life I do today. 

Since I was a young girl, I felt a calling in my heart to find a way back to the motherland and delve deeper into the stories, culture, traditions and languages of the ones we call family. I studied Scandinavian Studies and Fine Art at North Park University in Chicago, IL where my Swedish relatives also attended. With a camera in my hand, and over a decade of fields, fjords and fika living in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway, I found myself back home in the "Danish Capital of America," Solvang, California. 

I believe knowing where we come from helps make us feel whole. Let me capture your traditions and tell your family, engagement, wedding and maternity stories!


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Lena is truly amazing. I wasn't sure how it would be working with a new photographer for family photos with a newborn and toddler, but the experience was effortless and actually enjoyable. She immediately connected with my little boy and put the whole family at ease with her calm, friendly energy. Lena was a dream to work with and we will definitely be using her for years to come!