January 17, 2019

A Surprise Proposal!

She said Yes!

I was so excited to be present for this most romantic and beautiful evening celebrating the love between A and J! He popped the question and she said Yes!

Enjoy a few captures of this memorable evening:

So happy and excited for these two and this next phase of their lives!!!!

Stay tuned for plenty more to come for 2019!


Lyra G.

December 11, 2018

An Anniversary Fall Family Session 2018

I'm back, as promised! This time with a beautiful Fall Session for a lovely family of three with a gorgeous little Doll named Arianna.

This session was also special because the Martinez were celebrating their nine year anniversary, so I made sure to capture a few moments of romance between them!

Enjoy some of these captures:

Ari, the perfect little lady, made this shoot that much more adorable!

Hope you have enjoyed! Many more to come soon.


Lyra G.

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December 3, 2018

Family of Four Fall Session 2018

Hello out there friends! It's been quite a while, I know....

Between moving into our new place and making it a home (more on that later) and settling/adjusting to our new neighborhood and surroundings plus a recent anniversary trip to the Iberian Peninsula -  I took a sabbatical from my Blog - albeit never from my Photography. 

However, I'm back to share some recent portrait sessions and to later update you all on the transformation of our practically empty shell of our condo to what has become a very comfy and cozy new home for us. Please stay tuned for future posts where I share more on how I have decorated our new home for those who enjoy interior decor and design as much as I do. 

Back to the main reason for this post, my most recent portrait session for a beautiful family of four, the Corrados. We had so much fun on this shoot with this lovely family and I adore how we were able to capture the vibrant and precocious personalities of these two precious boys and their lovely parents. The love these four have for each other is undeniable!  Please enjoy some of my favorite captures!

Those infectious smiles that heartfelt laughter, the genuine unadulterated joy of a child - there is nothing like it. 

Please stay tuned for more upcoming Fall and Winter sessions that I will soon be sharing.

Follow me on Instagram @cestlaviephotography where I share more of my photography updates frequently. 


Lyra G. 

July 20, 2018

A Formal Portrait Session

My most recent photography shoot also happened to be my last for this Summer season, but we finished off with a very special anniversary session for a very special couple: Our Circuit Overseer and his wife, The Valdez.

On a very humid, but idyllic Summer evening we headed to Exchange Place as the location for these formal but fun portraits as I aimed to capture the undeniable bond of love, loyalty and friendship between this beautiful couple against this iconic backdrop - New York City skyline is always a good idea...

Enjoy the following captures:

Definitely a memorable night for a memorable pair.

Hope you enjoyed all the recent summer portrait sessions I've been able to share lately. It has been my absolute pleasure to capture these smiling faces, tender moments, candid bits and make timeless memories for these families to enjoy for years to come... Photography is not only my passion but gratification for my creative soul. 🎨💖

I will be back soon enough, once the weather has cooled and the leaves have begun to fall and the days are just that much shorter...until then enjoy the rest of your lovely Summer, I know I plan to.


Lyra G.

July 11, 2018

A Summer Sunday Portrait Session

My most recent photography session was for a fun and fantastic family of four, the Romeros.

I had the pleasure of capturing this growing family when the youngest and most recent member was still in the womb in this Fall Maternity Session here. Now that little Marco is a rambunctious and beautiful toddler, it was the perfect time to commemorate this gorgeous family.

We had such a wonderful time on this shoot, couldn't have asked for better weather or lighting on this lazy Sunday afternoon. Please enjoy the following captures:

Aren't they simply lovely?

Stay tuned for one more important portrait session before I wrap up for the season and focus on a huge and exciting change in my life.  (No, I'm not pregnant:) We are moving!  Uprooting from what we've called home for many years and moving to a whole new city, area and environment.  Very excited about what is to come, I am sure I'll have plenty of home decor updates to share once I've had a chance to settle into our new place and begin decorating. I'll make sure to take you on my journey.

As always, follow me on Instagram @cestlaviephotographybylyra for more frequent updates.


Lyra G

July 9, 2018

Family Formals - Through the Years.

My Most recent portrait session was for a beautiful growing family I have had the pleasure of capturing through the years, click here, here, here, and here for all our previous sessions. 
Serving as their official family photographer has been an honor and I am excited to continue to be there to document all the significant and special moments in their lives. They are not only my clients, more importantly my beloved friends!

After having to cancel and reschedule a few times due to weather and illness -  on the day of our photo shoot the odds were once again not in our favor. However, the ominous clouds, impending rain and gusts of wind did not dampen our spirits as evidenced by the following pictures. ( Also of note, as a photographer I loved how the overcast skies made for a soft and elegant light...) Please enjoy.

The Puigs are a beautiful family indeed!

Please stay tuned for more sessions from this Summer Season to come soon.  Follow me on Instagram @cestlaviephotographybylyra for more frequent updates.