August 26, 2015

A Boy and his Train - Family Portrait Session.

My most recent portrait session was for a very special family who have been repeat clients of mine throughout the years...

I have been honored to have been present to capture those special, significant moments in their lives. i.e. The surprise pregnancy and subsequent birth of their precious baby boy, Brandon. Or for instance last summer when we had a delightful family portrait session at the beach when baby Brandon was only one year old and was learning what it felt like to have sand between his little toes... Fast forward to this year, Brandon is no longer a baby, now a toddler at the ripe old age of two -  and more precocious than ever. At their request, I conceptualized a stylized session on a vintage train and old historical park for this lovely family.


Here are some of my favorite captures of this day. Please enjoy!























































I hope to continue to capture this beautiful family and this precious little guy with each growing year....

If interested in booking your own natural light portrait session, please visit my Services and Investment Page for more information.  Also, please follow more of my work on Instagram @cestlaviephotographybylyra or on my Facebook Business Page.

I will be hosting a special on Fall Family Portrait sessions. Please stay tuned for updates!

xoxo,
Ly



August 6, 2015

A Mid-Summer Night Dream Maternity Session.

One of my most  recent portrait session was on one of those perfect Summer evenings when all of the elements come together and create the ideal setting. That precise moment when the sun is setting after a long day's work of illuminating and warming our planet,  as it descends into the horizon and emits those coveted golden rays of light every photographer aims for. That delicate dance of soft light, mysterious shadows and overall luminosity. Idyllic. Mid-Summer Night Dreamesque.



The maternity session for this evening was for repeat clients, currently a family of three, who will soon become four adding a little prince for their little princess. The miracle of birth.


"You are worthy, Jehovah, our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they came into existence and were created." Rev 4:11



Here are some of my favorite captures from this special shoot...




































Please stay tuned as I have more upcoming photo sessions to share before the summer season is over. If interested in booking your own natural light portrait session, please visit my Services and Investment Page for more information.  Also, please follow more of my work on Instagram @cestlaviephotographybylyra or on my Facebook Business Page.

xoxo,

Ly

July 2, 2015

A Very Special Ten Year Anniversary Session.

June 18, 2015 marked a most auspicious event for my little sister "Mimi" and her husband (our brother) Adam, the tenth year anniversary of their union, their love, their story...

"Time flies when your having fun, I heard somebody say," and so has been the case with these two.
 It was just the other day that my mother, my other sister and I were running around helping Mimi with the last minute preparations for her big day.  Just the other day we ran behind her helping her fit her large ballgown wedding dress as she entered the limo, just the other day we watched our baby sister walk down the aisle  holding on to my father while he gave her away into the arms of another man, just the other day we watched her dance her first dance while tears streamed down our face...

And just like that, in the blink of an eye, just the other day turned into ten years later.

It was my absolute honor to capture their special love story in a ten year anniversary shoot and so on a very rainy Saturday afternoon we set out to the same reception venue and outdoor setting where ten years earlier they celebrated their nuptials, to recreate a few special moments and make new memories.

Here are some of my favorite captures from that day.

Enjoy.













































There is no doubt this was one joyous occasion!




 A very very very happy ten year anniversary, to many many more years of happiness, love and fun!



With all my love,

Your Big Sister. Ly



Please stay tuned as I have many more upcoming photo sessions to share this summer season. If interested in booking your own natural light portrait session, please visit my Services and Investment Page for more information.  Also, please follow more of my work on Instagram @cestlaviephotographybylyra or on my Facebook Business Page.

June 15, 2015

The Jazz Age Lawn Party 2015


This past Saturday  a group of friends and I decided it would be so much fun to transport ourselves back in time 95 years or so. We traveled nine decades back from 2015 to 1920, albeit it for only one day.

At the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island in NYC, the roaring twenties came roaring back to life with big band music, flapper and bohemian style wardrobes and all the elegant, interesting, and excessive elements that made the twenties such an iconic decade. With one slight difference that is, on this day refreshing St. Germain inspired cocktails were being sold freely and legally, prohibition need not apply in this recreation of the Era. 

I made sure to document moments from that day from my point of view. Here they are for your viewing enjoyment. 

















My favorite part of the day was observing everybody's unique, colorful and creative costumes. Certain individuals looked like they had just stepped out of filming a Dowton Abbey episode. Quite delightful.

































                                       I may or may have not made an appearance myself :)



Such fun!

xoxo,

Lyra