November 8, 2017

An Apple a Day...

On a perfectly crisp Fall November day on a picturesque Upstate New York Apple Orchard farm, a couple of fraternal twins and I had a fabulous and fun portrait session...

Love how these pictures capture their childish innocence, their dynamic energy and their special twin bond. After all, when you have a twin, you have a friend for life...

Hope you Enjoy!!!

They are the cutest, aren't they?

Also, make sure to visit my photography art shop Cestlavieart on ETSY where I feature many of my nature, travel, and landscape photos that are available for sale. Prints like this one, also taken in the aforementioned apple orchard.

Stay tuned for the next portrait session this season, it promises to be special...



October 24, 2017

Siblings, a special bond...

My most recent Portrait Session was an October day in Davidson Mill Pond Park for a beautiful family of three.

The bond between these two siblings was undeniable and so tender...

"Because of you, I will always have a friend."

Out of respect for the privacy wishes of my client, I am unable to share any more images from this special session for now, suffice to say however,  they came out beautifully...

Please stay tuned as I some exciting upcoming photo shoots before the end of this 2017 Fall season.

Please visit my instagram feed @cestlaviephotographybylyra where I post and share updates more frequently...


Lyra G.

August 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Maternity and Family Portraits. Book now.

I blinked and just like that this Summer Season is almost over. Did it go by just as fast for you? Hope everyone enjoyed their Summer, I know I did, busy as it was and full of uplifting and motivating activities.

Summer almost being over means Fall 2017 is just around the corner, and as Fall is one of my all time favorite seasons for photography, I will be hosting special discounted Maternity and Family Portrait Sessions on select weekends from September to November.

Please email me to for more information and to book your session now!

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I look forward to capturing those most significant moments in your life.



July 5, 2017

A Modern Fairy Tale Wedding.

This past Sunday, July 2, 2017, my beloved cousin married his beloved in an incredibly modern and romantic take on Happily Ever After.

Their stunning venue, decor, ambiance was uber classy, sophisticated, romantic and modern.

Truly, a "Campodonico Ever After" and we are so incredibly happy for this beautiful couple and their beautiful family!

Some captures of their memorable day...

Love you A and M, once more a lifetime of love and happiness!!!!


May 6, 2017

2017 Summer Season Mini Sessions!

Hello friends!

With Summer officially around the corner, I wanted to take advantage and offer a special photography package to celebrate this season.

For the months of June and July, I will be offering Mini Portrait Sessions for a limited investment price of $125.

This Mini Session will include the following:

  • 30-45 Minute Session.
  • On-location outdoor shoot. Slots include from dawn to dusk. In-door sessions also available. 
  • A professional grade on-line gallery to purchase prints and share with family and friends 
  • 10 high-resolution digital images (or ability to download images directly to PC.Mac or Smartphone.)
  • Print release on all copyright images that allows ability to print on any platform of your choosing
  • Prints are not included with this package, however professional grade prints can be ordered from the photographer in various sizes and finishes. Please inquire with photographer for more information. 

Session slots will include most weekends (Saturday, Sunday) and availability is limited, therefore, if interested, please contact me via email (  as soon as possible to book your Mini.

I will also still be offering my standard Portrait Sessions which are longer in length and include extra images and prints. If interested in my standard package please email me for details. 

As always, please stay tuned for updates.



April 25, 2017

Spring 2017 Decor Updates

It's been awhile since I shared a Decor related update, but wanted to share a  few simple changes I made to our humble abode for Spring 2017.

A few fresh flowers, a couple carefully curated accessories and lots of crisp, clean white...

Our Maison (aka as Chateau C'est La Vie) was in need of this refresher.

Hope you enjoyed.

Stay tuned for upcoming portrait sessions and more.



March 24, 2017

Book your appointment for a Natural Light Portrait session for Spring 2017.

Hello friends!

With the arrival of Spring 2017, I am working on my Portrait Session Calendar for April-May as well as early Summer.

If interested in your own natural-light, lifestyle inspired portrait session, please contact me via email, or in-box me to my Facebook and/or Instagram accounts. 

As an on-location photographer, you pick the place and I come to you...

Whether it be for a special Engagement/Couple Session...

Adorable portraits of your most valuable possessions...

A touching maternity session...

Or a beautiful Wedding...

Stay tuned for updates.



January 5, 2017

Looking forward to 2017...

This past year of 2016 came with an unexpected  mix of great sadness offset with moments of joy...
Through it all, I was able to capture some precious moments in my clients' lives and that means everything to me as a photographer.

2016 Highlights

I am looking forward to what 2017 will bring...

Please stay tuned as I return with many more portrait sessions, wedding events and DIY projects I have planned in the upcoming months.


Lyra G,

December 7, 2016

An "Expecting Twins" Fall Maternity Sessions

My most recent Fall Maternity Session was for a beautiful, young couple V and U, who are about to become first time parents of twins! How utterly exciting is that?! Not only is their pregnancy special because there are four pairs of little feet in that perfect baby bump, but that each pair of feet belong to a baby girl and a baby boy, respectively! 

They are getting the best of both worlds all at once and I am so incredibly happy for them! 

It was my honor to capture this stunning mommy to be on location at their home in both indoor and outdoor settings and document memories I hope will last them a lifetime! Please enjoy some of my favorites captures of that day...

I cannot wait to meet baby boy and baby girl who are soon to arrive! Once more a huge congratulations to V and U, who are about to go from a family of two to four!!!!

Please stay tuned for many more updates both photography and decor related.  With this Fall season quickly approaching an end and old man winter rearing it's ugly head, my outdoor portrait sessions will be fewer and far between, however, I am still taking bookings for indoor portrait photography, so if you are interested in your own  portrait session with an intimate setting, please email me to for more information. You can also check out my Services and Investment page on this Blog for more information.

Also, please be sure to follow and like my Facebook and Instagram feeds where I update regularly.



November 19, 2016

An Autumn Maternity Family Session

My most recent portrait session was for a beautiful growing family of three who will soon be welcoming their fourth member and are over the moon with excitement!

The Romeros', a young, fun-loving family are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a second baby boy which will make their current adorable toddler a big brother.  Wearing a combination of deep cobalt blues - apropos for a baby boy - and set against the lovely contrast of the yellow and oranges of the Fall Foliage, I set out to capture those candid moments shared among this beautiful family during this special time in their lives. . Please enjoy some of my favorite takes from this shoot. 

There is no doubt this gorgeous little boy can't wait to be a big brother!

Congratulations to the Romero family! It was such a pleasure for me to document these lovely family memories. Cannot wait to meet your newest addition!

I have quite a few more portrait sessions scheduled till the end of this Fall 2016 season, so please stay tuned. You can also follow me on Instagram @cestlaviephotographybylyra or my Facebook Business page where I share updates more often.

If interested in your own natural light portrait session, please email me to for more information.