Happy Father’s Day! | Toronto Family and Baby Photographer

As the day winds down, I just want to take this opportunity to wish all the amazing Dads out there a very happy Father’s Day! I hope your loved ones spoiled you! Advertisements

Adorable little Z

Z brought his whole extended family to visit me when he turned one year old! This family was so sweet and I had such a fun time photographing them. Z’s aunties definitely knew how to get him to make hilarious … Continue reading

Newborn Model Call for Lifestyle Photos!! | Toronto Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

A couple of days ago, I was contacted by a potential client wanting to do a newborn lifestyle session in her home. I was SOOOOO excited about this!! It made me realize how much I love doing newborn lifestyle sessions! Then this potential client asked for some examples of newborn lifestyle photos I had taken. It was only then that it hit me…I really haven’t done very many. It’s not that I haven’t done lifestyle sessions before – I have done many (though not as many as studio sessions), but I have barely done any newborn lifestyle sessions before. Clients are always coming to me for my studio newborn photography and it makes sense – my studio shots are plastered all over my portfolio and I have a ton of experience doing them! And it’s not that I don’t love studio sessions, but I love lifestyle sessions equally as much. So it’s time I start building my newborn lifestyle session portfolio and for that, I need some willing newborn volunteers!

It’s time for a promotion!!! I’m doing some portfolio building in this particular area and giving away four newborn lifestyle photo sessions for only $200 +tax each!! That’s half of my regular newborn session fee!! Wow, I’ve never felt so much like a telemarketer…. Anyway, you still get 15 images included in the session fee and up to 2.5 hours of shooting time 🙂

If you want to book one of these four spots (actually, three spots, since the first has been taken by the client who originally contacted me), please send an e-mail to laurenlawrencephotography@gmail.com. In the subject line, please put, “Newborn Lifestyle Session Promo”.  Please include your expected due date or date of delivery, your postal code, a photo of your baby’s nursery (or if you haven’t decorated yet, please describe how you plan to decorate and take a photo of the room anyway), a couple of quick snapshots of your home and a current snapshot of your family (taken in the last 6 months). These snapshots do NOT need to be professional photographs!!

This offer may not be used towards sessions that have already been booked. Other terms of this promotion are:

  1. The session must be booked and shot by the end of August, 2014.
  2. Your baby must be under two weeks old at the time of the shoot.
  3. The session must be shot in your own home.
  4. Your home must be within 10km of postal code M4R 1M5
  5. This is NOT a prop/studio type session. The backdrop for your photos will be the backdrop of the baby’s nursery and your home.
  6. You must have a lot of natural available light in your home – big windows, sliding doors…

Just to reiterate one more time – a Lifestyle session is very different from a studio photography session. Almost all of the photos of newborns you see on my website (http://laurenlawrencephotography.com) are studio type shots and not lifestyle shots (hence me trying to portfolio build in the lifestyle category). Lifestyle sessions are much more casual, not as posed, focus on capturing family memories and the true interaction between loved ones in their own home or natural environment. They essentially document real life moments. Although there may be some baby posing done, the focus is on more natural images.

Here are some photos of a lifestyle session I did for a 6 month old little boy…just so you can see that I know what I’m doing 😉

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Thanks for your interest in this promotion and please help me build my newborn lifestyle portfolio by passing along this info blog post to anyone you know who is expecting a baby soon 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day!!! | Toronto Family and Baby Photographer

I hope everyone out there had a very happy Mother’s Day!!! I sure did, and a very busy one at that! Here’s how my conversation went this morning with my 3.5 year old: Me to P: Do you know why I’m … Continue reading

Happy Easter! | Toronto Child and Family Photographer

Easter Baskets for Egg Hunt Toronto Child Photographer

Another Easter has come and gone! Does anyone else feel like time passes so incredibly quickly when you have kids? I very distinctly remember last year’s Easter egg hunt and it feels like just yesterday! My girls have certainly changed … Continue reading

Whose family am I photographing?!

I met and photographed this wonderful family before the holidays. They invited me into their beautiful Toronto home, which provided a perfect neutral backdrop for some lovely family shots! There were definitely points during the photo shoot where I thought … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! Christmas Mini Session Showcase :)

I held one afternoon of Christmas/Holiday Mini Sessions this year and they were a huge success!! I would have loved to have done more, but our family was busy traveling across the world (i.e. to Norfolk, Nebraska to visit my husband’s family…trust me – when you start of a trip with a 3-year-old puking everywhere, followed by delayed flights, husband on crutches, long car rides and lost luggage, it definitely feels like you’re traveling across the world, minus the pretty and diverse scenery). Paityn and Charlotte had a great time with their Grandparents and Aunt, so despite the travel nightmare, it was worth the visit! I also had a couple of full sessions to shoot right around mini session time, so more days of mini sessions were not in the cards this time around. Next year I’ll do my best to keep an open schedule around the holidays 😉

It’s been an eventful last few days in Toronto, to say the least! We just bought a new house, after living with my mom for the last six months, and were all set to move on December 16th. It was a very cold move and our whole family managed to get the flu, ear infections and other illnesses so our moving timeline was dragged out by quite a bit. Eventful week! We finally moved ourselves into our house on December 20th. Things were (and are) very chaotic, but were going well nonetheless…until this massive ice storm hit and we lost power on Sunday morning. My mom still had power, so guess what…”we’re baaaaaaaaaaack, Mom”. Luckily our power was restored by the next day and we were able to move back into our new home. Unfortunately for many people in Toronto, power is still down and most likely will be by tomorrow. I feel for you, Torontonians without power! It’s not fun, especially in this frigid weather.

Hopefully these photos will add some warmth to your holidays! Here are some of my favorite photos from this year’s Christmas/holiday mini sessions!

Starting with my kiddos, Paityn and Charlotte:

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And photos of some other wonderful families, babies and children:

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!!

For more information and work by Lauren Lawrence Photography, please visit http://laurenlawrencephotography.com

Holiday and Christmas mini sessions are here!!

I made a very last-minute decision to do a few holiday mini sessions this year! I have such grand ideas for a backdrop setup for these photos (twinkle lights, snowmen, fake snow that will hopefully look real, hopefully an awesome … Continue reading

Happy Hallowe’en!!

Hope everyone out there had/is having a very happy Halloween!! My girls dressed up as Minnie Mouse and Charlotte (like the spider from Charlotte’s Web…I tried to get Paityn to go as Wilbur but she insisted on Minnie). It was … Continue reading

Three Years Old

Sigh…my little Paityn is already 3 years old. She’s such a sweet, beautiful, outgoing, kind and funny little girl who makes me laugh all the time. This is what she told me the other day… “Mommy, we don’t step on … Continue reading