Violet and Co. – A Family Photo Session with The Camera’s Eye

I had such a blast with this family photo shoot with two-year-old Violet and her parents!

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Violet, like most two-year-olds, had her own plan and her own energy – and I love that! I feel like we captured her spirit using lifestyle portraiture.
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As with all of my sessions with The Camera’s Eye – it’s not about a perfectly posed picture! I love capturing your children, families, high school seniors, etc. exactly as they are every day!
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Violet’s two-year-old photo shoot is an excellent reminder – it’s not like we have to stop taking photos of your kids once they turn one 😉 The Camera’s Eye can help you craft a session for kids of any age, (including tweens!)
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The upstate New York summer is upon us, and I’m looking forward to tons more family sessions in the beautiful outdoors 🙂 Call or email to schedule your family photo session with The Camera’s Eye today!
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Family Portrait Sessions with The Camera’s Eye!

I love, love, LOVE working with this family! You may remember Amy from her son Henry’s newborn session with The Camera’s Eye last year.  At 16 months, it’s hard to believe how grown up he is – along with the rest of the kids!

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In Amy’s own words:

“Jack is the big brother everyone hopes for….. smart, kind, overprotective of his siblings, and turning into such a handsome boy.”

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“Liv is my clone!  Anything I like she loves, but then every once in a while she amazes me with her own talents and interest.  She is a sewer and an outstanding swimmer.  In all actuality this 9-year-old beats me at my own game.  She is sooo creative, smart, athletic, respectful and, most importantly, kind.”

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“Sam, our wild 6-year-old, will always be the life of the party.  His eyes and sweet grin show that charming personality.”

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“Hank, our surprise, is 16 months old.  The biggest surprise to all of us in the family is how much love we all can have for one little bundle of joy.  The kids dote on him and John and I are amazed every day how his addition to our family was exactly what our family needed. ”

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Congrats to Amy and John, who are celebrating 12 years of marriage this summer – I hope to do many more family shoots with them in the future!

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Oh, and since I get a lot of questions about what to wear for a photo shoot: Amy chose the family outfits based around Olivia’s yellow skirt. The blues, grays and yellows you see elsewhere match the colors that appear in that skirt. Love the simple and classic matching style – just a little bit of color to pop the photo, but not enough to distract 🙂

 

Let’s make use of the gorgeous summer in Tioga County – contact us today to schedule your own family portrait session!

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!

Downtown Owego Deals with The Camera’s Eye!

The Camera’s Eye is partnering with Carol’s Coffee and Art Bar and The Owego Kitchen for some amazing August deals!

First off: This August only, receive 10% off your purchase at Carol’s – and with every purchase, get a stamp for $5 off a family portrait session at The Camera’s Eye!

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On Wednesdays, enjoy one free cup of bottomless coffee at The Owego Kitchen – and the chance to WIN a FREE family portrait session with The Camera’s Eye.

OWego KitchenPick up your cards at Carol’s, The Owego Kitchen, and a variety of other businesses in downtown Owego!

Christmas in August – Family Fun at The Camera’s Eye

August is just around the corner, and I’m psyched to share our “Christmas in August” deal with The Camera’s Eye! Book a family portrait session for the month of August, and get 10% off your holiday card order at the end of the year 🙂

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The kids are home from school and the landscape is STUNNING!

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Gorgeous photos in the great outdoors…professional photography for your Christmas cards…

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…and a few MONTHS to decide on designs for your personalized cards with The Camera’s Eye, rather than adding to the last-minute holiday stress…all on top of an excellent discount 🙂

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We all know this weather won’t last forever in upstate New York – so call 607-426-6023 or email lisamcqueeney AT gmail DOT com to book your August family portrait session today!

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Have some fun now and, with beautiful wall art of your family and some stunning holiday cards and gifts at the ready, you’ll definitely thank me later 🙂

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Family Photos in Beautiful Upstate New York!

It’s that time of year when Central New York reveals its true beauty to us…and the best time for professional outdoor portraits with The Camera’s Eye! In addition to senior sessions, we’re now booking family portraits in the great outdoors.

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It makes sense to do family portraits over the summer. (After all, the kids are home from school…or did you not notice the increased noise and maybe the clutter that keeps accumulating in the rooms you just cleaned…?) If you wait until August, you might have to scramble to work around everyone’s schedules, all while prepping for the start of the school year – so why not book today?

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Not only will you have a forever memory of your family, and the makings of beautiful wall art for your home, but you’ll also have allll the makings for a custom-designed holiday card with The Camera’s Eye. (Not to get ahead of ourselves in the middle of June or anything…but those holidays DO creep up on us…)

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Shoot me an email at lisamcqueeney AT gmail DOT com to set up your family portrait session today! Have a favorite spot in a local park or dying to do a photo session at the Finger Lakes? We DO travel 🙂

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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“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.

Happy Birthday Harper!

Happy Birthday Harper!

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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!