Great Expectations: A Maternity Shoot with The Camera’s Eye

Autumn in upstate New York is the PERFECT time to take advantage of the natural beauty for a fall photo shoot ­čÖé For example, this recent┬ámaternity session┬áwith Leslie and her husband Chaz!
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Leslie and Chaz never did engagement photos, so they wanted to have a romantic feel to their session with The Camera’s Eye – though we did manage to get some shots of Leslie alone as well ­čÖé
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And we can’t forget Sam the cat – he followed us EVERYWHERE, probably knowing that Leslie and Chaz are cat people with two of their own at home.
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We were looking for somewhere rural, where we could get a vintage feel to the shoot, and of course capture autumn’s beauty. The weather cooperated fully and it was a perfect day!
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Leslie shared how wonderful it was to have an hour devoted completely to the baby they were so excited to meet, and in such a beautiful environment to boot.
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Now the next step? Newborn session photos! Looking forward to meeting the little bambino!
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2016 Newark Valley High School Senior – Meagan

At the end of senior season at The Camera’s Eye, I want to share one of my absolutely favorite sessions so far: Meagan, a senior at Newark Valley High School!

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An athlete, Meagan plays tennis, soccer, and basketball, and she’s a sweetheart and social butterfly to boot!

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For Meagan’s senior session, we used the natural beauty around us in the Southern Tier – she wanted a simple and natural outdoor setting with tons of color! This is especially important because fall is her favorite season.

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To choose her senior session outfits, Meagan went with clothes that she normally wears everyday – very important when it comes to senior photo fashion!

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She also focused on colors that matched the season. The flannel is an especially nice touch since it’s all about autumn AND one of her fave pieces of clothing!

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Meagan, thank you so much for a great senior session with The Camera’s Eye, and best of luck in your last year of high school!

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Behind the Scenes of a Newborn Shoot at The Camera’s Eye

Newborn sessions are one of my favorite things to shoot! Learn more about what goes on at a newborn shoot at The Camera’s Eye with a guest post from my blogger (and new mom!) Sam:

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We scheduled Ellie’s newborn session for when she was eight days old – it happened to be a VERY cold morning in the Binghamton/Owego area, but Lisa had the heaters on full blast for us when we arrived. This is important because, minus a few props, wraps, and adorable headbands, you have a nakey baby on your hands with a newborn shoot.

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A newborn photo session requires a TON of patience, which of course┬áLisa has ­čÖé We spent a few hours on the shoot – moving from setup to setup, but also taking the time to lull Ellie┬áto sleep as needed. Lisa’s studio has a Boppy, a diaper wipes warmer…the works!┬áWe only needed one feeding break, and the baby┬ástayed asleep for the next few hours – even when we were shamelessly propping her up in buckets, putting little hats on her, etc.

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A lot of my job involved making sure that Ellie’s feet stayed where we wanted them to:

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Leaving the house with a fussy eight-day-old baby to go to a new environment and take very precise professional photos? Yes, that was a little scary! Even though I know and trust Lisa, I was anxious ┬á– I kept having visions of Ellie screaming through the whole shoot. However,┬áLisa knows every trick in the book for calming down an infant and making sure they are happy for hours at a clip while they are having their photo taken!

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Thank you SO much to Lisa for a stress-free newborn photo shoot in what was otherwise a pretty stressful week ­čÖé (And thank you to my mom for coming along and taking photos of the shoot!) We are so looking forward to doing baby announcements, canvas wall art and more with our fall-themed baby photos from The Camera’s Eye!

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