New Blogsite Awaits!! | Toronto Family Photographer

I’ve been very torn over what to do with this blog. It’s been good to me, but I finally decided that it’s time to say, “so long, farewell” to it! One of the reasons I was hesitant to give it up is because I have so many amazing followers on here!! But my style has changed and therefore so must my blog…into a fabulous new Blogsite!! So before I get an even bigger following on here, it’s time to move. I’m SUPER excited about my new blog!! It really reflects me and my current photography style! Plus it is everything all rolled into one – website, blog, client viewing area, social media buttons…it’s really quite awesome! I also have a new logo to match my new “Photography Personality”.

I have just one teeny tiny favor to ask of all of you…

PLEASE

(pretty, pretty please)

Go over to http://www.laurenlawrencephotography.com, click on the “Blog” link, and show me some love by entering your e-mail address in the “Subscribe by Email” field to the right to follow my new blog! I promise I won’t disappoint 🙂

It’s been quiet on this blog recently because I didn’t want to post anything new until I could post it on my new site! I did manage to transfer over some of my existing blog content, so I’m happy about that. But you know what that means…LOTS OF BLOG UPDATES TO GET CAUGHT UP ON!! Head on over to my new stomping grounds and sign up for those updates ASAP! If you’re looking at my new Blogsite from a mobile device, it may look a little different, so definitely check out the awesome desktop version when you have a spare second!

Thanks in advance for being the most amazing blog followers a photographer could ask for 😉

Oh yes, and I can’t forget to mention – all the design work for my Blogsite was done by Aniya Jade Design! Head over to check her out as well – she is VERY talented, as you can see!

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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!

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 🙂

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