So you want to book an Extended Family Beach Session on the Jersey Shore? Let me help you with that!
Hi! I’m Lauren and I love family portraits. No, they’re not easy. Well, I mean they are, but not everyone WANTS to do them. Whether it’s Grandmom, Mom or your Aunt Susie that’s planning this family get together because you haven’t had portraits done in 5 years, or there is a new family member to celebrate – these are special. Face it, one day, you will be SO happy to have these photos.
That’s where I come in! I love big families! The bigger the better! Bring Grandmom and Grandpop, your siblings, their spouses, their kids, the family dog, I’m here for it! I want to be sure you get all of the combos you could ever imagine. And sure, it may sound repetitive at times, but don’t worry, I have a plan to make the kids super happy! There is a reason I wear shorts to sessions and it’s not because it’s 90 degrees outside. It’s because if the kids can get through all of the important photos, I’ll jump in the ocean with the and let them go wild as I take candid photos of them being themselves! After all, wouldn’t you want to shake our your sillies if you were 7 years old and your parents just made you sit through the dreadful… FAMILY PHOTO SESSION? It’s all good, I’ve got this, they are going to do GREAT!
My very first photo is the whole group! Then I like to photograph the Grandparents with ALL of their grandkids, and break it down to each family. I am open to other combinations as well, you just let me know what you want, and I’ll makes sure we get it!
As we walk down the beach path, I like to utilize the greenery of the path, and then we hit the dunes! After that, we head to the water! It’s a lot easier than it sounds and you’ll leave your vacation feeling so proud of your family because this was such a special memory to capture. Maybe it turns into a tradition… what a wonderful gift for your kids is that?
If you are visiting the Jersey Shore or just simply taking a day trip to the beach, and decide you want to remember these little moments and book a session – think of me. Extended Family Beach Sessions are highly recommended, especially with Grandparents! I will encourage fun, laughing, running AND splashing! You’ll have the best memories, and you will not regret one moment of the fun you’ve had at the beach that summer night in 2023.
To book your session, please follow this link : Here!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
I hope you were all able to gather around your table and give thanks for family and friends. Sharing these moments with your family may sometimes be difficult, but I wouldn’t trade these memories for the world! I love my family, and I love hearing them bicker and laugh and eat! They see me coming and know that photos will be taken, and then make fun of me when I show up with cookies! (Because everyone knows, I can’t cook to save my life! Seriously, just ask them about my brownie disaster!)
Anyway, I want to share something HUGE with all of you. This is the first year I am really offering some amazing Black Friday deals, but what’s even more exciting is they will be up and available until Dec. 2nd! With all of the days.. Turkey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… jeez, let’s just say I have thrown together a week of savings and I want you all to scream, get excited, tell your friends, and email me with your orders! So are ya ready? Here we go!!!
1. 20% OFF – ANY Wedding Collection! (Available to New bookings only for 2015 weddings, must be booked from Nov 27-Dec 2)
2. 30% OFF – ANY Bridal Album or Parent Album! (Available to EVERYONE); Includes leather OR linen.
3. B1G1 FREE CANVAS!!! (May be pre-purchased and redeemed after you receive your images)
4. FREE Secret Gift with EACH canvas order! (Valued at $50-$75)
5. 20% OFF SnapBooth! (4 Hour Wedding Reception only. Available to new SnapBooth bookings only)
ALSO, Gift Certificates are now available and we are so excited to offer them to our clients. These are a great way to show someone you care. They start at $50 and can be purchased at any price point from there up. Gift Certificates can be used for print products, sessions, engagements, or weddings! Please see image below for what they look like. They are a 5×7 double-sided cardstock and include an envelope for your convenience.
For more information on ordering, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE!!!
On my wedding day, we trusted our photos to amazing photographers, who I am so proud to say are dear friends of mine. Looking back at the pictures, I KNOW I made the right decision in hiring them. I want everyone to know and understand that choosing a wedding photographer isn’t just about pretty pictures. It’s so much more than that. It’s knowing who is taking your pictures, and understanding what goes into it. There is a lot of planning on a photographers end because they want your day to be captured the way you want it to be. I spoke to my photographers all the time, up until our wedding day. They knew what I liked, They knew what was most important to me, and they were able to translate all of my crazy, into the most memorable thing I could have ever dreamed of.
I have a few tips on finding the right photographer.
1. DO YOUR RESEARCH:
In this day and age we have something so amazing and right in our fingertips! THE INTERNET! I am talking about Google, pinterest, Facebook, the knot, etc. Go look at different photographers in your area and look at their work. Look at reviews. Read about them; Google their names. Ask your friends! Finding out as much as you can on a photographer is a great start to finding out if you will like them or not! It’s very important that you like your photographer; you will be spending a lot of time with them!
2. EMAIL OR CALL:
Don’t just sit around and look at photographers. You’re engaged; take some action! Email them or call them! If you email a photographer, expect an email back. If you call them, expect a phone call back. The reason for this, is that they don’t (or at least I don’t) want to bother you. If you emailed me, maybe you don’t like talking on the phone. If you call me maybe you hate emailing. I want to respect that by returning my correspondence the same way you reached out to me. It’s important to make contact because you can then begin to ask questions. If price is your main concern, yes absolutely ask for pricing. If you want to know if they’re available because you love them, yes ask this too! Anything goes ladies, but it all starts by making contact.
3. SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:
THEY’RE FREE! Schedule a meeting with a photographer. How will you know if you really like them if you don’t meet with them? Photographers are nice! They want to talk to you, show you albums, and answer all of your questions (because YOU HAVE A TON, we know this, and we’re ready with answers!)
4. TAKE IT ALL IN:
Take everything you’ve learned from that photographer in, take notes if you need to, and talk to someone else! You may LOVE the photographer you met with – but are they the ONE? You want to be certain! There may be a ton of deciding factors. Were they less expensive? Were their photos SOOO much clearer, nicer, more your style? Were they just so down to earth that you wanted to be their BESTIE? Seriously lol, all jokes aside, make a solid decision because your photographer is going to be capturing the most important day of your life!
5. BOOK THEM!
This is the last step but its the most important one of all! If you find a photographer you love, you should book them! Wedding dates fill up SO FAST, and if you take too long to think if they’re the right photographer for you, someone else may take your day. It is so sad, but it’s happened before and it will happen again! Make a decision, and go with your gut! Once you book your photographer, things start to look up!
I hope this information helped you ladies! (And Gent’s) If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, and yes, I love consultations! So please email me and we can definitely go out for some coffee (MY treat!)