Charlotte P. Newborn

Her name is Charlotte and she's TERRIFIC! She was a perfect little angel and didn't make a peep. We were all smitten with her!

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JP's Lumberjack Cake Smash | Penn State First Birthday

SMILIEST. KID. EVER!!! Mom designed the set for this lumberjack cake smash in the studio on my pallet wall! Cake was from The Bakery Nook in Coplay! JP you may come back anytime!!!

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Alexander B. Is One! | Sesame Street First Birthday

This handsome little dude came to see me for the first time and I was smitten with him right off the bat. His mama went crazy (in a good way) with the coolest props ever and we ended with a cookie to celebrate him turing one!!!

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Braskie Family | Lockridge Park, Alburtis, PA

This family is the kind of family that reminds me of why I am a photographer. Their kids are getting big and time flies by! This session is up there for "faves of the year" because the rain held off and the humidity that had been surrounding us for weeks lifted and we had an amazing summer family session with so many incredible photos! It was awesome to meet these guys!

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Evan Is One! | Lumberjack Cake Smash

My baby nephew, Evan, turned one and I couldn't wait to do his smash! My brother has a tree service, so doing the lumberjack theme was totally appropriate. The Bakery Nook nailed it with the cake and the weather was on our side. I love you Evan Michael! Happy Birthday my buddy!

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Jolly Good News

Good morning, everyone. What a crazy summer it's been! I have spent every moment I could with my kiddos and family, taking it one day at a time and loving every second. We still have a little over a week until school starts and after that I'll be back at the studio pretty regularly.

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So in BIG news, the news I mentioned I couldn't wait to share! As you may or may not know, I have an amazing behind the scenes assistant/bestie/do-it-all-er named Tanya. She has been on my team for three years this September. She has given so much of herself to my business and to me personally just by being her. She is the type A to my, ahem, not so type A personality. She keeps me focused and on task and she juggles a family, a side business, being a wife and a mom and up until last month, being a preschool teacher in addition to her assisting me. After much prayer and discussion, I am happy to announce Tanya is starting FULL TIME with LG next week!!!! We are still looking for the perfect job description for her but nothing seems to do it justice. She's so much more than an assistant and will be taking over even more than before freeing up time for me to focus on the things I do best! I'll still be shooting and editing and answering particular email questions as always. The difference you might notice with this change is our response time. Tanya is working daytime hours only and will not be answering emails during her evenings or weekends off. We've worked out a system that she'll be checking email throughout the day and first thing in the morning to reply to anything that came in overnight. If you would like to contact us regarding your scheduled session, please try to contact at least 24 hours prior to give her the time to respond. We ask that you send an email or message to our Facebook page rather than text her (unless she texts you first regarding a session or question), as that will help keep all our messages together and answered during her work hours. We ask for your patience and understanding as we transition into this much anticipated change!

I promised a mid-month newsletter this time also to talk about Santa stuff! I know it's crazy to be thinking of Santa time in August but if you know how crazy it gets around that time of year, you understand why I'm doing this now! As you may or may not know, Santa is my uncle! (I know, I know! #BESTUncleEver) Anyway, he is a pastor at a church in Middleburg, PA. He has quite a trip to get to us every weekend and he can't do Sundays so we are at the mercy of Fridays and Saturdays with the occasional Thursday. Santa had an episode that scared us all like crazy this summer. They thought it was a stroke, it has a fancy name but thankfully I can say, by the grace of God, he's come out of it completely unscathed. I just spoke with him and he said he "CAN'T WAIT" to see all the kiddos and he's ready for whatever I'm cooking up over here! So I'm waiting to hear back from him about one thing I'm kinda geeking out about that will be super fun if we can pull it off. But, counting up the sessions we have to offer this year, we are cutting back some. I don't want to put so much on the busiest man in the world and if you've ever had a kicker or a screamer on Santa's lap, you know what kind of physical toll that kind of action takes on him. He won't EVER complain but it is physically and emotionally taxing and his well-being is my number ONE priority.  

Last year, after craziness with booking ensued I promised I'd find a better way to do it. Let me explain. 

For those who are new to this, I hear it's similar to trying to get the best Black Friday deal you can imagine and your anxiety and excitement over it are through the roof. To get an idea, we cut off allowing entries to come through after 2 minutes last year and we already had 500 names on the list. We had "sold" as many spots as we had available within 35 seconds. If you can imagine, on my end... I was thrilled! It was seamless, easy and unflawed and for the first time in years we didn't have any glitches. What we didn't expect was the backlash. If you're unfamiliar with a google form, every entry gives a time stamp to the name on the backside that we see. Everyone was flabbergasted when they said they were on right at 8pm and hit submit within seconds and they didn't make it in time. "How is that possible?" "You cherry picked who you wanted to have a spot!" "There's got to be a more fair way!" "I took off of work for this and I didn't get a spot... You just lost a customer for life!" "You should remember the people who got you started in your business, you should be ashamed of yourself for how you handled this!" Yeah.. that was the negativity I got for the one thing I thought was flawless and well thought out. Of course those who got a spot were thrilled and thought it was completely fair. Most of those who didn't were understandably upset but not angry enough to message me hatefully. Which brings me back to how are we going to book this year? The answer is, I don't know and I still have some time to decide.  I know no matter what I decide, some will love it, some will hate it and some won't care either way. I have to do what's best for myself (my health and sanity) and my family and I've been thinking about this for 9 months and I still don't have an answer. Please know, I am a people pleaser and I take every word of encouragement and criticism to heart. I wish I didn't have to think about doing a different way but those words cut me to my core last year and I was really heartbroken over it for quite some time. Bottom line is: I can't please everyone and I have to be okay with some people being mad about it or at me over it. 

What we have with my Santa sessions is very special. Santa is the real deal and I care so much about producing an amazing product for you that I pour every ounce of my energy into every picture taken. I believe that combination is what's made our sessions so sought after over the years.

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So let me think on the booking stuff for a little while longer and let me just leave this here: 

Tomorrow morning, Saturday August 26th at 10am, we will post our official 2017 AWESOME SANTA SAVE THE DATE on: 

Facebook, IG and on my website!!!!

www.facebook.com/photography.by.lg 

Instagram @logenerose

website www.lorigenerose.com 

By the way, while you're here at my blog check out the updates my amazingly talented assistant made to my website for me! She's so stinkin' fabulous! 

Thanks for listening and know I appreciate each and every one of you!!

P.S. Don't forget booking for October opens up September 1st at 8pm!!! Newborn spaces per month are filling up quicker and quicker. I only accept 10 per month and when they're filled I have to turn people away. Don't miss out, spread the word if you know someone expecting or you need a spot for yourself!

On The Up And Up

As I sit here on this lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon I'm reminded of why I'm writing this in the first place.

It was about this time 7 years ago that I posted the picture to Facebook that, I consider, kicked off my career in photography. The picture is of Katie at just 2 years old and Rocco, just shy of his first birthday. They're standing in my backyard. Happy. I had been fed up of the studios in the mall with kids working there who didn't:  1. Know me or my kids at all. 2. Care about their minimum wage job 3. Care about the outcome of the photos and 4. Consider my current theory of "whatever it takes for smiles". They were just there to click a button and I was fed up. Fed up of waiting for my turn with two kids who were past their happy time when I finally got to sit them down under the lights. I had a "nice camera" so I began to play with my kids as my subjects.

Photography has evolved in the last 7 years. When I first started, there weren't nearly as many people practicing outdoor photography as there are now. Newborn photography like I offer now, I didn't even know that was a thing. Cake smashes, either.  People just didn't do them or at least I didn't know about it.

So seven years ago, I was a stay at home mom. With two kids. I was looking for a hobby or a part time job and that's where it all started. After I posted that photo to Facebook, I believe I took three family's Christmas card pictures that year. And the rest as they say, is history.


My family has been the building blocks of my business. My job, as always, revolves around my kids. When they were little and I had a shoot to go to, I would take them to my mom's house. When I started, I only had a couple of shoots a month... If that. A few years later, I was working many hours a week, running kids to preschool and picking them up two hours later. Shooting non stop. Editing all night. Then, I couldn't wait til they were done with half day kindergarten so I'd have full days to work uninterrupted and edit during the day and not have to be awake all night. Well, that didn't happen either. The emails kept coming, and I got busier. This past year, I was busier than ever. I even cut back. And somehow I was busier than I've ever been. I go to bed at 2 or 3 am most nights. I'm never fully caught up. The guilt I feel if I take a night off from editing...? It's ridiculous and if I tried to describe it to you, you'd call me crazy.

My point is, I always thought, "once the kids are bigger, things will be easier!" Not sure what I was thinking but now that they're older things are harder than ever. Baseball, basketball, karate, dance... No consistent babysitter, so it's usually: RUSH as fast as humanly possible to make it from the studio to my driveway to get them from the bus (many times it involves me chasing the bus down the road to the last stop on the route and waving like 'that mom' at the bus driver because I missed the bus, AGAIN!!!), rushing them to my mom's so my dad can take them to whatever after school activity while I go to my evening shoots, the hubs calling me to see where he's picking them up from, coming home and again, rushing, trying to make it for bedtime prayers before the kids go to bed. Eating dinner for myself. Then around 9 I head downstairs to edit til 2 am (ish).

Even though I write a version of this blog, every year at this time... I somehow revert to my old ways. After much thought and consideration, scratching my head and saying "how did this happen again".... I've chalked up my busyness this year to one thing...

"The List".

Ohhhhh, the list. Last year, I posted about the list. How if you needed a session anytime throughout the year, contact once and we will contact you when I open booking for that quarter, and before I open it up to the public. It was a very awesome way for you to get it done once, and it was perfect for me and Tanya when booking the current quarter. Although we never promised being on the list guaranteed a session, I always accommodated everyone to the best of my ability. Well, two weeks ago when Tanya and I met up to go over the schedule and choose my work days for the next few months, I realized my stress and crazy scheduling issues stem from the overwhelming list. I would have people on the list that "need a Tuesday evening in fall" for example. Well, now to accommodate that Tuesday evening in the fall means I'm probably going to miss one of my son's baseball games. That's just a random example that might not even be accurate but some variation of that request covered the list. I left the dinner meeting with Tanya sick to my stomach and crying. I realized something had to give.

The number of people needing a fall session outdoor this year, who are on the list, who do not include my brides and grooms needing engagements or the 14 weddings I'm shooting in the next 3 months, total over 50! Fall colors are only in their prime in the last two weeks of October and if we're lucky, the first week of November. It is physically impossible for me to do it all. So, after much thought, I have decided I am only going to offer outdoor half sessions this fall. Typically my full sessions are 45 minutes long. The half sessions I'm offering are 20 minutes. Booked every 25 minutes. They're being offered up at some of my favorite fall locations on different evenings throughout October. It's the only way I can figure out to accommodate the amount of families needing me this year. And not sure if there'll be any left for anyone not on the list but please contact us if you are interested.

Needless to say the list is no more. It's just become too much. From now on we will be using the newsletter approach. The day before we open up booking for the following month, we will send out a newsletter with booking information and all the details and promos for the month including minis and giveaways. This will be around the same time every month and will begin in late November or early December for January booking. And it will be like that always. Booking for the following month will be booked the month before.

Then, perhaps the biggest change is the way EVERYTHING is being booked. If you've booked with me in the past, you've probably been in contact with Tanya to schedule your session. Initial emails, back and forth with available sessions, need to knows about your session, reminders and then retainer invoices. All of which were done with Tanya sitting behind her screen doing that all manually. We are moving on up and have decided to book everything with my online scheduler. It's a program that we've used in the past for mini session bookings. We have all of my available dates in the calendar. Once you get the link, you will see indoor or outdoor option, you'll click on which you prefer... You will see only the sessions I'm offering at the current time and the dates and times I have open. We booked studio indoor for fall with this method and it's been incredible. You will need to pay a $50 retainer upon booking. This is saving Tanya an unbelievable amount of time and energy and freeing her up, too. When I'm busy, she's busy too. We are both overworked and it's not good for anyone.

Please don't think I'm complaining. Or bragging. It's the furthest thing from the truth. I desperately need you to understand that change is hard for me. It's unbearable at times. Especially when I receive backlash from you guys. Disappointed emails because of my new schedule. Or see snarky comments on posts about "how full of herself" I am because I write blogs like this explaining my reasoning.  My only goal in this business is to make you happy. If you're not happy, then I've failed. I'm not bragging. I'm not doing anything but trying to explain to you that I'm maxed out... As a photographer, as a mom, as a wife. It's not fair to my family. So please understand, if there's no evenings in the studio, it's either because I'm sold out of them or there aren't any being offered up right now.

These decisions were not made lightly. I can promise you that. I believe it is what's best for my business and for myself which in turn trickles down to you guys. A happier me will be a happier you.

Phew. That was tough guys. Thank you for still being here and still reading! Enough of that hard stuff, let's talk about Christmas and the holidays!

Santa save the date is coming at you tomorrow night. Get ready for that. It will also include BOOKING DATE AND TIME. ****BOOKING IS NOT TOMORROW EVENING. THIS IS SIMPLY SAVE THE DATES AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS****

SESSIONS BEING OFFERED THIS SEASON:

-FALL OUTDOOR HALF SESSIONS-

~Monday, October 10th- Trexler Park

~Tuesday, October 18th- Lehigh Parkway

~Wednesday, October 26th- Kreidersville Covered Bridge

~Thursday, October 27th- Walnutport Canal

-HOLIDAY SESSIONS-

~Kemmerer's Tree Farm: October 15&16 (booking date will be announced soon)

~Studio Christmas mini sessions: late November (booking date and session dates will be released soon: weekday and evening appointments available)

~Santa's WORKSHOP & AWESOME SANTA sessions: dates being released Monday August 22 at 9pm.

I'm very excited about all that is happening this year and especially this fall. I'm excited to capture your family and children and to see you all once again. I hope you can embrace these changes and stick along for the ride.

To be added to the newsletter mailing, please join here: bit.ly/LGNewsletterSignUp

Thanks for reading this everyone. I love you all so much. Check back tomorrow for all things Santa!

Stay blessed.

Lori

A Few Of My Favorite Things Giveaway!

I feel like every time I'm on vacation I decide to do a giveaway... Haha. Yay for all of us! I want to start by saying thank you! Thank you for being your amazing beautiful self. For picking me. For trusting me. For loving me and my passion. You've supported my dream and helped me build a business that I am proud to own. 

As I've mentioned before, small business is in my blood. My parents have owned a small business since 1980. At their store, I was working the cash register standing on a milk crate at the age of six. We lived above the store in an apartment and I watched my mom go down to work every day about 10 minutes after 8 (she was and still is perpetually 10 minutes late) and work til 8:30 pm as my dad headed off to his corporate job to cover our health insurance and such. My mom taught me compassion, kindness, how to be a business woman, how not to be a business woman, how to trust my instincts and listen to that little voice inside my head. She was robbed at gunpoint, twice! She chased a man out of the store who was pointing a gun at her belly demanding money as she yelled at him to "get lost" and telling him how he wasn't about to get her hard earned money. (She's still the talk of the town 11 years later as people reminisce about that day) My mother is without a doubt in my mind, THE HARDEST WORKING WOMAN I will ever know. I owe my work ethic to her and my father who lead by example and didn't give my brother and I an easy ride. We worked. We had nice things because we worked. Worked in the store, helped my dad at his apartment buildings. They taught us how to work. My brother has a very successful tree cutting/landscaping business and here I am with mine as you well know since you're reading this right now. 

I love doing giveaways as you might have already figured out... So this one is no different. But it kinda is. I'm including some of my favorite small businesses in on this one! 

So... You guys know Tanya. LG Photography's behind the scenes, emailer, scheduler, bring-sanity-back-to-Lori-er??? She is also a wife, mother, preschool teacher and most recently, she has become a LuLaRoe consultant. LuLaRoe = most comfortable leggings, EVER. (In a nutshell) but they offer a whole line of clothing, from dresses, skirts, t shirts, kids clothes and so much more. Let me tell you, I'm seriously so over the moon about this clothing. The prints are awesome and fresh and the thrill of trying to snag a pair of leggings before someone else does is actually addicting to be honest. LLR is similar to other direct sales companies so you can host a party or buy directly. Every time I'm wearing a pair of fun or funky leggings, someone will ask me, "is that Lu-la-roooooo" and I say "yes it is but because I used to say lularooooo too, it's actually lularoe like "Monroe" and if you don't have some get yourself some tomorrow!" So because of all the sacrifices and commitment Tanya has given to my small business over the last almost two years, I wanted to be the first one to support her and host a party. I'm not in it for the free stuff, although let's be honest, it's a major perk... I just want to let her know that I support her and appreciate all of her hard work she's put into my business and I want to be able to share it with all of you! More on this in a bit...

My best friend since day one, 9th grade Spanish class, Danielle, has also opened her new business. It's official. The Splintered Owl. She has been one of my biggest supporters over the years. She can make just about anything you can imagine. Literally. We built a tree house in my yard for my kids, she built me kitchen benches, custom signs, banners and props like whoa for my photo shoots. Custom mugs, bags, Christmas decorations... You name it, I'm pretty sure she can make it! I've been encouraging her for years to make it official and run with it because it would be a waste of talent otherwise! She did it! She's official and I'm here to tell you, I support her 100% and I would love if you did too! 

So the giveaway?? Or giveawayS I should say...  Up for grabs are some LG Photography gift certificates, free stuff from my LLR party including leggings, and some cool one of a kind things from the Splintered Owl. And MAYBE the most exciting of all, ONE person will win a FREE GUARANTEED SANTA 2016 spot! 

How to enter and how to win??  In order to win any of the giveaways, we ask that you "like" or "follow" our pages (links below).  That way you can actually be ready for the giveaways. You may already have our pages liked, that's awesome! 

On Thursday August 4th at 9pm, I'll be doing a live video post done on my Facebook page announcing all giveaway winners except for two bonus giveaways during this week, which will be in my LuLaRoe party page. I'm going to give away two pair of leggings before my party on Sunday and Monday. So make sure you're actively playing along on my party page for your chance to win! Part one is an in-home party on Sunday, July 30th from 4-6pm. You can come to Tanya's house where she has a store set up and you can try things on, see what styles you love the most and actually get to feel things. Part two is my online party at 8:00 pm on Monday, August 1. Albums will be posted of her inventory and you can purchase right online, and choose to have your items shipped right to your door or local pick up at her home in Northampton. Anyone who shows up to the party Sunday and anyone who makes a purchase Monday online is going to be entered to win a FREE 2016 Santa Session with a guaranteed spot, and ONE person will be selected to win! This is in addition to ALL of the other gifts we are giving away. From the Splintered Owl, we have a custom made "Always stay humble and kind" sign which is probably one of her most popular items right now! Also, a double insulated LG drink bottle... It's seriously THE BEST, my drink is still ice cold as I'm sitting in 100 degree weather for the last 7 hours! 

I know this is a lot to take in and read but PLEASE, follow the links below... Leave a note on our walls if you're a new fan or if you're just here for the party if you'd like! We can't wait to have so much fun this week! 

After you've completed "liking" our pages, please fill out the Form below so we have your contact info! 

Love you guys. Thank you for your unending support and love! 

XoLG

**AFTER You have liked the pages, please come back and fill out this form: bit.ly/LGFavoriteThingsGiveaway

Links to our pages are just below!

LG Photography Page:
https://www.facebook.com/photography.by.lg
Instagram: @logenerose

LuLaRoe Tanya & Trisha | VIPs:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoetanyatrisha

Instagram: @lularoetanyatrisha

Lori's LuLaRoe Party Page:
bit.ly/LorisLuLaRoeParty

The Splintered Owl:
https://www.facebook.com/splinteredowl

Instagram: @splinteredowl

John & Lauren | The Barnhouse Village | Wedding, June 2016

Lauren and John and I met last year when I showed up AN HOUR LATE (I'm so embarrassed writing that) to the engagement session at The Allentown Rose Gardens... it was all my fault, I take full responsibility. They were so easy going about it and knew I felt terrible. 

Their wedding day was so great. We did their getting ready photos right on location at The Barnhouse Village. This was my first time shooting a wedding there so I was excited since it was so close to home and had such a pretty garden for photos. The little cottages are perfect and so close to the ceremony and reception locations.

Lauren is such a sweetie. When the officiant announced them "husband and wife",  she covered her mouth and bent her knees in a form of GLEE and then they kissed one heck of a first kiss! It was a joy to capture. John is a trooper, he didn't mind the heat too much and never made a peep about the photos!

It was a lovely day guys. I'm so grateful to have been there to capture it for you. Thanks for not giving up on me when I misread my calendar last year ;)

 

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Kyle & Mary | Woodstone Country Club and Lodge- Danielsville, PA

Mary and Kyle.. how do I even begin. 

I first met these two at their maternity photo shoot for their oldest daughter Adalyn. I loved them right away and we clicked! I've since photographed every milestone they've had together. From newborn photos times two when they added Alivia to their family, to engagement, now their wedding and everything in between. These two have a love... it's very special. They are awesome parents, hard working and they have an extraordinary love that I adore capturing.

Their big day was just as awesome. From the first look, to the sparkler send off. Perfect weather, fun guests and as always Woodstone Country Club always does a bang up job. Amazing food, such helpful and friendly staff.. not to mention, it's just gorgeous there! 

I love the connection I get to make with people being in my profession. This family is the perfect example of why I consider myself so blessed. I get to be there in people's lives, on the BIGGEST moments they have experienced thus far, capturing every second.

It's a great honor.

Kyle and Mary, Adalyn, Alivia and baby number three who's on the way, I look forward to many years watching your family grow more and more. I love you all so much!

xoLG

 

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Dan & Christina | Northampton Country Club | Wedding May 2016

Dan and Christina, I feel like I waited forever to shoot your wedding day! And you guys didn't disappoint. Your day was beautiful, full of love and I am honored you chose me to capture it. 

I photographed their engagement session at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA two years ago. They set the bar high with that one, it was so gorgeous there! Thankfully, Northampton Country club is just as great!

The church they married in, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bethlehem, PA is just lovely inside. We made a pit stop at Lehigh University for some bridal party photos and romantics. These two were surrounded by love and happiness and all but a little bit of rain, the day was perfect.

I wish you a lifetime of happiness. Thanks again for choosing me.

 

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Justin & Julie | Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA | One Year Anniversary |

My heart. Oh, my heart.

Every year, I fall in love with my bridal couples at their engagement session. Then when it comes to their wedding day, I'm so happy and excited to be there and capture their day.  I have a beautiful connection with them already and the day runs so perfectly and they know exactly what to expect from my crazy self. 

Julie and Justin are one of those couples... you know, the kind of couple that make your heart soften a little and make everyone believe that true love really does exist. They are honestly two of THE sweetest people I have ever known, like ever. Julie is the kindest soul. Her genuine heart and kindness surround me when I'm near her. She leaves me wishing we were neighbors and besties. Justin is the lid to her proverbial pot. In other words, they couldn't be a more perfect match! 

Not only did they choose me to capture their engagement and wedding day at Riverview Country Club in 2015, they asked me to capture their love aged one more year. 

One year anniversary photos are SO fun! I can only hope they continue the tradition as the years go by! 

I love you both so much. Thank you for choosing me again... and lets go for wings soon ;)

xoLG

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Twins First Birthday Nautical Cake Smash

So Colin and Shane and I .. we have this awesome relationship where they come to my studio.. they woo me into a trance with their incredible smiles and absolutely beautiful personalities... and then it gets to the point where I incessantly text their mama saying how obsessed I am with them. They have gone from babes who've needed to be propped up and spotted to cruisers ready to take their first steps! It's been a beautiful thing to witness. Their mom usually does their hair differently but this time they were identical in every aspect of the word. I couldn't tell them apart. 

Mom and I had been talking about this for a while now. When she said "I got them pleather harem pants" ... I knew she wasn't messing around. These guys are too cool and I so look forward to seeing them grow over the years :) Lucky for me, this family loves photos so I get to see them often! 

Colin and Shane, you two have a smile plastered on my face now for hours! 

Happy Birthday Boys! 

xoLG

Cakes by: 2 Sweet Kate

Raft Prop: Danielle Vitushinsky #DIYwDV

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To see my most recent cake smashes from 2016, click HERE!

First Birthday Cake Smash | Lehigh Valley Children's Photographer

90% of my first birthday milestones involve a cake smash. I have always said, I wish a formal "cake smash" was a thing when my kids were babies because I would have done it with both of my children. 

Some kids LOVE it, roll around in it, smush it in their hair, eat the entire cake... and some despise it. They won't touch it and they cry the whole time. Either way, it makes for good photos. 

Here's some highlights from my cake smashes so far this year! They are usually photographed around 11 months so there's time for printing and such before the child's first birthday party! 

Contact me if you'd like to book a cake smash in my studio or on-location :) I'd love to chat!

Thanks for stopping by! 

xoLG

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Spenser & Shayanne | Wedding | Terraview, Stroudmoor Country Inn - Stroudsburg, PA

Shay and Spenser are some pretty awesome people. They're local to the Lehigh Valley and I officially met them last year at their engagement session in Lockridge Park, Alburtis during the bluebell season. We had a great time then and I knew their wedding would be nothing short of spectacular. Not to mention, I knew so many people at this wedding. MANY of my clients, a former bride and groom (Scott can be seen doing a midair straddle jump in the reception shots.. nice form Mr. Symons) and many guests who've been bridesmaids and groomsmen in other weddings I've shot over the years.

Rain was in the forecast all week before and just like I always tell my bridal couples, I told them not to worry because at the end of the day, rain or not, you'll be married and I can make some pretty fabulous rainy day wedding photos. The rain held off until literally, 10 minutes before the ceremony so the ceremony was brought inside last minute. After the ceremony, the rain cleared up as they walked out the door and we were able to do all the formal photos and bridal party then, too!

Stroudsmoor does a beautiful job. That was my first time at Terraview and I think it just may be my favorite venue there. 

To the Beck's, I hope these hold you over for a bit til I finish up the rest of the gallery! Thank you for choosing me to capture your day.

Thanks for stopping by. 

xoLG

Hair Stylists: Kristy Desrosiers, Jessica Grief, Holly Plank

Florist: Stroudsmoor Floral

Make-up Artist: Tia Jones

DJ and Uplighting: Holiday Sounds, Tony D.

Cake: Stroudsmoor Country Inn Bakery

Gowns: Bridals by Sandra, Alfred Angelo

Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse

Venue: Stroudsmoor, Terraview Stroudsburg, PA

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