I've been wanting to do a styled shoot for a long time. Things have been busy, but then I met Lexie. She's obviously gorgeous, but she's also such a cool, laid back girl. We instantly got along, so I felt perfectly comfortable asking her if she would be the model for my vision.
Quite a bit of planning was involved in this shoot. Where to take the pictures? What should she wear? Should I bring any props? Luckily, everything fell into place. Through a Rochester photography Facebook page, I found a local make up artist who agreed to do Lexie's make up. Her name is Tierney Messmer, check out her site here. She was not only cool, but she's REALLLLLLLY good. Lexie and I both loved her make up.
My friend Sarah, who had recently made a bunch of floral bunny crowns for her baby's 1st birthday party helped me make one of the floral crowns that we used, the ones with real flowers, which was NOT easy. She did such an amazing job.
We took the pictures mainly in Ontario, in various orchards. We finished at Webster park, near the water.
I was pretty nervous about this shoot. Only because I was worried that the pictures would not turn out the way I was envisioning them. However, I have to say... this is probably my most favorite shoot. Ever. I am typically really hard on myself with most things in my life. And my photography is no exception. But I am really proud of how these pictures turned out. And on top of that, I had SO MUCH FUN. What more can you ask for?
Thank you so much for everyone that helped my vision come to fruition, especially Miss Lexie. Love you girlie! When can we do this again? :)
A few weekends ago, one of my best friend's baby turned 1! Nora is beyond adorable, especially with a floral bunny crown on her little head :) All of the other kiddos at the party got their own crowns, too. Scroll down for cuteness.
Nora was a tad shy with her cake; we were waiting for her to really dig in. But she's a little lady, folks.
Gonna keep this post short. I'm tired.
Happy 1st Birthday Nora! We love you!
There are so many reasons I love going home. (I'm from Salamanca, NY, btw).
One of the many reasons is the park. Minutes from Salamanca is Allegany State Park. Vast and beautiful. And, a bike/walking path around the entire lake. My mom and I frequently walk around this path when I come home. And this past time, I brought my camera.
Not a ton of pictures. But what do they say? Sometimes less is more?
Taking pictures of puppies? What a tough, tough job I have sometimes. :)
Check out Rescue Pit's most recent rescues - 5 adorable puppies. Sam, Leo, Charlie, Toby, and Claudia. (They come up with the best names, don't they?)
We took these pictures during golden hour off of Park Ave, in a nice big fenced in yard. I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking pictures of animals, especially dogs. Puppies don't like to sit as long to pose for pictures, but I think I love the candid, more lifestyle shots of them anyway.
Do me a favor. Check out Rescue Pit. They are an amazing organization, run by an great group of people, who help so many doggies. <3
Last weekend, I took my sister's senior pics. I also took pictures of Maria, who is Jordyn's best friend. I can't believe she's going to be a senior in the fall. #ifeelold
I had such a fun time with these two. I was glad that they got to experience getting their senior photos done together. I was actually able to do the same thing when I was in high school with my friend Colleen, and I think it made the experience even better.
They also helped me make each other laugh, which I always try to do a little because it tends to be a more genuine smile.
We took most the pictures at St. Bonaventure's campus in Allegany, NY, which has beautiful architecture. Then we trekked into the woods to get some more rustic shots. Both of the girls were troopers. Lots of insects and mud.
Have a wonderful senior year, girls. Cherish every day of it - it goes by fast. <3
I was able to spend Easter with my family in Salamanca this past weekend. I didn't take too many pictures - just a few. I think I was too busy just enjoying the day.
Shawn is talking so much now; and loves trucks; especially big ones. Adrian schooled me in a quick game of baseball, and Colton was teaching me about the world of Minecraft.
Good food, lots of laughs, and lots of nephew hugs.
I'm a lucky girl.
A few weekends ago, one of my bestest friends gave birth to her & her husband's first baby. We were all so excited to meet her, and I was so excited to be able to take her first professional pictures.
We took the pictures at my friend's house, next to large french doors (for lots of natural light). We cranked up the heat, and I also download an app that plays womb sounds, which I think helped. I have to admit, newborn photography is not my strong suit. With that said, I was giddy to take her pictures, and I am quite happy with how they turned out.
I can't wait to take more and more pictures of this sweet girl as she gets older. :)
But for now, welcome to the world, Raelle. <3
Last weekend I met Jennifer and Brian at Knox Farms in Buffalo to take their engagement photos. I've never been there and I'm so glad that Jennifer suggested it. It has some nice trails, a great wooded area, some barns, and a HUGE dog park. Yes, I got to see/pet a LOT of dogs this day. Cloud 9.
These two are so in love, and so fun. I played a few "games" with them to get them to interact with each other for some more candid shots. They were down for any of the games I suggested, and even had a few ideas of their own. They even thumb wrestled.
Not only was the lighting and scenery great, but I genuinely had such a good time with Jennifer and Brian. And luckily... I'm shooting their wedding in July! Looking forward to it, you love birds! ;)
Hi - It's me. Lauren. I hope you enjoy my blog - where I'll post some of my favorite pics from my shoots, along with a short write-up about the experience!