Ilex, who is just around 8 months old, came into the Studio with his Grandma and Aunt to do a photoshoot as a gift for his parents. This was the first time Ilex was photographed professionally. And listen, there are many reasons why parents don't get professional baby photos. Sometimes they don't really feel it's important. They could too busy simply surviving day to day to even give the idea some thought (I certainly know how that feels!). And other times they feel that iPhone photos are good enough, so why bother?
I am so excited to be holding my second annual Halloween Portrait event in just a couple weeks.. and this year, it's 100% complimentary for my 2017 family-session clients. But don't worry! If you aren't a client (yet), you can still grab a spot and give your child this fun photoshoot experience to celebrate Halloween this year.
I often get asked whether I do outdoor photos as well as in Studio. Especially in the fall.. when that is the standard for family portraits. What I usually say is "I specialize in Studio portraits.. and that's usually why my clients hire me". Now, there are certainly some exceptions.. but for the most part, I love the convenience the Studio provides. And here is an easy breakdown/comparison of the two options..
Every fall and spring, Ella and Henry showcases their new kids fashions for the season during a Fashion Show at the store in New Canaan. This is also when I get to take super quick fashion portraits on the kids.
It's been a very busy weekend here at N. Lalor Photography. One of the events I look forward to every year is the Fall Fashion Show at the Ella & Henry kids clothing store in New Canaan. I have the privilege of taking the runway photos, and also Studio shots of all the outfits (which I set up for in the basement next to the changing areas.. yes, it's as glamorous as it sounds).
I photographed Emma last year. She was just about to move to Washington DC and join a ballet dance company for a year of learning and dancing. We created dance portraits for her that showcased her graceful movements but also focused on her as a person first (because, let's face it, most photographers just focus on the dancing).
Not every Mom is super thrilled about getting professional maternity portraits. I, in fact, was one of those. I still am, deep down. Nobody really WANTS to be in front of the camera during the last stages of their pregnancy. I hear "I feel fat" a lot, and "OMG, I feel so huge" from my pregnant clients (none of who are actually fat, or huge, btw).
Hi everyone! It's not often that I take a break or actually step away from work, but a family vacation to Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont is worth unplugging for a bit! I will be away from August 22 until August 30th (back in time for my 7-yr old to start second grade) and won't be on social media or online during that time (because we'll be too busy watching House Hunters and taking naps in the hotel room).
Parents today face some pretty tough expectations when it comes to providing all possible comforts for their baby (heated butt wipes, I'm looking at you). Today's babies are also growing up as part of most photographed generation.. but parents are consistently making these 5 mistakes with baby's photographs which will leave their babies with no record of their childhood at all.