Family Portrait Sessions in August!

We’re right in the middle of our Christmas in August special at The Camera’s Eye….as well as our stamp card deal with other Owego businesses…so let’s learn a little bit more about what a family session is like!

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I’ve worked with Brian and Lorrie’s family for years now…even before some of them were around 🙂 We’re talking engagement photos, newborn photos…and on it goes!

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It takes a little bit of wrangling and a lot of patience, but we’ve gotten some great shots of kiddos Chase and Bryce over the years!

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This family portrait session is the perfect example of lifestyle portraiture – capturing who my clients truly and naturally are. Playing with silly putty, throwing rocks, hiding around Christmas trees…you name it!

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During one shoot, there was a spider on a windowsill…which was the ONLY thing that could hold Bryce’s attention. And that’s one of our most successful portraits!

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The key to a successful family portrait session at The Camera’s Eye, especially with younger kids, is to GO with the FLOW! Let them be who they are and I will capture it for you – for your Christmas cards, for your walls, and anywhere else you want your memories to live 🙂

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Contact me at 607-426-6023 or lisamcqueeney AT gmail DOT com to schedule your Christmas in August family portrait session today! Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and get 10% off your holiday card order!

Springtime Photos at The Camera’s Eye

We’re having so much fun with our springtime shoots at The Camera’s Eye! We posted some behind-the-scenes shots of this session a few days ago – so here are some finished photos!

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Nothing like a homemade hat or two for a baby photo shoot 🙂

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I’ve loved watching this little lamb grow up over the last few months…newborn, 3-month, Valentine’s DayThe Camera's Eye, Easter3

And now Easter – the time has flown! Contact The Camera’s Eye to set up your Easter/springtime session at our studio in Owego:)

Springtime/Easter Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes at The Camera’s Eye

Just had the great fun of doing a springtime Easter shoot at The Camera’s Eye for my blogger Sam! She knitted both of the hats so we could get both bunny and lamb shots 🙂 Check out some photos that her mom took while we worked:

Easter is pretty early this year, so we’re doing combo Easter/springtime photo sessions at The Camera’s Eye! It’s a great way to celebrate the warm weather that’s just around the corner in Owego. Contact us to get your little lamb into the studio 🙂

Birthday Smash Session at The Camera’s Eye

Working with kids at The Camera’s Eye always brings the unexpected, but I love to improv! I recently did a cake smash session for little Clara’s first birthday.

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She was not too impressed with the icing on the cake…

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So her older sister Layla decided to take advantage of it and stick her fingers in the frosting…so at least someone got to enjoy it!

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Layla was celebrating her big fourth birthday a few weeks later with a “Frozen” theme, so I picked up this adorable tiara for her 🙂

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A big happy birthday to both kiddos from The Camera’s Eye!

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Valentine’s Day Fun with Allie and Jack

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve been having a blast with our Valentine’s Day shoots at The Camera’s Eye!

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Meet Jackson, a 6-month-old bundle of love, and his big sister Allie!

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Hard to believe I’ve done newborn sessions for BOTH of these munchkins 🙂 I’ve worked with this family for ages, and mom Amy shared that this was one of her FAVORITE sets.

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Allie was a big help with her little brother during the shoot, and she even got behind the camera for a few minutes!

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Thanks to Allie, Jack, and mom Amy for a shoot FULL of smiles!

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If you haven’t had a chance to get Valentine’s Day photos done, remember that gift certificates to The Camera’s Eye make AMAZING Valentine’s Day presents!

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Mother’s Day and The Camera’s Eye

Don’t forget – Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day! At The Camera’s Eye, we love doing photography sessions with families and children, and moms LOVE being able to keep these memories forever!

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If you’re still searching for that perfect gift, contact The Camera’s Eye and we can set you up with a gift certificate for the mom in YOUR life!

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The best part? The recipient doesn’t have to use their certificate right away – think of the beautiful shoot we could do outdoors in the summer! The gift of professional photography truly keeps giving year-round!

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The Camera’s Eye offers gift certificates in increments of $25. Buy a $100 gift certificate for Mother’s Day and get $25 FREE!

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A Year of Photos with Baby Gwen!

Meet Gwen! At 6 months old, she is one of my youngest customers but also one of my studio’s most familiar faces! I first shot Gwen at 7 days old. We used that newborn photo session to create birth announcements at The Camera’s Eye.

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Gwen received a year’s worth of gift certificates to The Camera’s Eye at her (parents’) baby shower from a forward-thinking relative! We’ve been documenting her first year of life in various photo sessions. We have two left – Crawling Like Crazy and Up, Up, and Away. The following are from the one that I like to call Bare Bottom Baby – for reasons which you’ll see below:

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I’ve also been working with Gwen’s parents to create a TON of fun photo products throughout the year, including baby books and baby blocks!

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I’ve loved getting to know Gwen and her family through our portrait sessions at The Camera’s Eye! Looking forward to our next sessions in the coming months 🙂

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Luciano Wishes You a Happy Valentine’s Day!

They don’t get much cuter than this! Meet Luciano, who came in to The Camera’s Eye for a special Valentine’s Day session.

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Luciano, a lucky Christmas baby, is two years old, and these photos pretty much capture his personality – hilarious, totally full of energy, and very easily excited. He’s a blast to photograph – we’ve done Easter portrait sessions and he has been a model at Fuddy Duddy’s, just downstairs from my studio 🙂

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I love these photos because they embody the reasons that I LOVE doing lifestyle portraiture – capturing the moment and the pure energy, rather than having something perfectly posed.

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And with some personalized Valentine’s Day cards from The Camera’s Eye, Luciano’s family and friends get to enjoy this little goofball, too!

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Valentine’s Day Love from The Camera’s Eye

Come in to the The Camera’s Eye studio and warm up your month with a Valentine’s Day photo session!

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We have several different sets to choose from and, as you can see from the photos, we have a TON of fun with these Valentine’s sessions!

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Don’t forget about the finished photo products!

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I’m available every day of the week, and our Valentine’s Day sessions are ONLY $50! Call or email to schedule 🙂

“Every Now & Then…”

Every now and then, you are granted a gift.  Sometimes, when the stars align, the wind blows from the West or the cat didn’t wake you by licking your ear, you are granted several gifts all in the same day. Yesterday was one of those days in my business and I’ve decided to share it as a 3-part blog!

Gift #1… Lil’ Miss Harper

I met Harper when she was affectionately referred to as H3 by her parents, Heather and Duane.

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Still in the womb at the time, H3 was nicknamed after a chemical compound, as her father works in Bio-chemistry at Cornell and her initials break down to 3 H’s:  Harper Helen Hoch. At the very end of our portrait session at the Cornell Plantations, Duane scribbled H3 on Heather’s belly with a marker I had in my bag.

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Very sweet moment between the parents for me to capture and I drove away with warmth all around me.

The next time I truly met Harper, she was a few days old and I had experienced a crazy morning with my GPS trying to find Harper’s home. Without missing a beat, Heather invited me in and I quickly tried to make up for lost time. If you’re a baby photographer, you have to be very conscious of your energy and this day I was wound up… Guess, who didn’t sleep? Miss Harper!

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While Momma worked her magic, I had the most interesting conversation with Cindy, Harper’s grandmom, who happened to be more than a seasoned veteran in the field of mammography. Fascinating. Who knew that only a month later, I would call Cindy in New Jersey on my own behalf for valuable information concerning an alarming mammogram.

At 6 months, Harper visited me in my studio for a Crawling Like Crazy session. At this point, I had gotten close enough to the family that they brought their dogs to visit in the car and we spent a good amount of time visiting amidst catching Miss Busy Body on film.  It was now the “norm” to hug upon parting ways.The Cameras Eye007

Harper turns 1 this week and agreed to humor me with a Birthday Bash Session (thanks Heather & Duane!) including balloons, a boa, and the infamous extra icing Birthday Cake.

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So far, I was gifted a warm fuzzy, the wisdom of an experienced Grandmom, and friendship. NOT too shabby for simply showing up to work! But it’s the smile that I can’t wipe off my face, even as I work into the wee hours of the night with tiny slits for eyes, that I consider the gift that fills me for days. It’s the gift you’re granted when a family gives you the chance to document their lives over the course of time, as things change and as they grow. Come good times or bad, crazy sessions, balloons popping – whatever it might be – it’s the emotions they share with me as they interact amongst themselves that keep me shooting year after year!

Happy birthday Miss Harper, and congrats Heather and Duane!