- the girl behind the lens -
Hello and welcome! I’m so happy you’re here.
I’m Lex, a devoted yogi, new mama, and the lead photographer of Lex Nelson Photography. I am based in Portland, ME and Chicago, IL. My roots are in New England, but my next big adventure into motherhood will relocate us to Chicago with my Midwestern husband. I am a hybrid photographer, shooting both film and digital, to create beautiful and timeless images. I have a special fondness for intimate and non-traditional weddings. Being out on the ocean is my happy place and I believe sunshine is good for the soul.
After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston with a BFA in Digital Media, I’ve worked as a graphic designer, bridesmaid stylist, wedding photographer assistant, and associate photographer. Starting my own business was something I dreamed of doing and I’m so proud that I made it happen. My job as a photographer allows me to witness the sweetness of your unique relationship and be a part of one of the most special days of your life. I find joy in my work, light and love within my couples, and inspiration in the wildness of nature.
If you have questions, let’s talk!