Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year, 2018!!!

 Happy New Year!!!! Here is a small look back on all of my 2017 newborns. I cannot wait to watch these babies grow in my studio!!

I am so excited to start another year with you all. It is hard to believe I am entering my 8th year of photographing newborns!!! I enjoy every moment with every client and cannot wait to see what this year has in store. I thoroughly enjoyed my annual Christmas pajama mini sessions again this past December and and already planning with my husband what the setup will be at the end of this year! I have also already contacted Santa himself and will hopefully have him on the books again this year!

That being said, I am booking things a little different this year as being a homeschool mom and new mom to two is proving to fill my schedule up far more than years past. I also think this will be easier for everyone!

How it works:
       You will pick the type of session you want to book.

  • Newborn
  • 1 hour studio (milestone, boudoir, nursing, cake smash, etc.) 
  • Mini Session (holiday themed or on location) 

Once you pick the session you want to book, you will click on the contract for that session and select from the dates and times available. I will post dates as they come available so check back frequently or feel free to ask about months that have not yet been added. 

I will also offer a very limited number of basic one hour family sessions on location. Please contact me to see what may or may not be available for this type of session. As always, please feel free to email me if you have any questions about a session!


Friday, October 20, 2017

Family Sessions- Durham, NC Family Photographer

I love my newborn work and honestly have never felt like family sessions were my strong suit. After these last few sessions at my new location, I think I will only shoot there from now on and I'm pretty sure I will be booking more full family sessions at sunset next fall than I did this year. With an entire hour to work with, I get to play with candid shots, the sun, the giggles and even the meltdowns. I wanted to share two of my latest sessions. I think I am finally finding my style in family sessions that I have been lacking over the years.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Older Siblings | Durham, NC | Newborn hotographer

This older sister sibling session rocked my world last week. It was so fun having a ten year old in the studio. I absolutely love the shots we got of sweet Ollie with his family. I would love to do more of these types of images with families in the future. I think they are somewhat of a lifestyle instead of too posed. At least, that is my goal. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Durham, NC | First Year Photographer | Mini Sessions

L A U R E N  S O I G N E T  P H O T O G R A P H Y 

I have thought and thought about the best way possible to offer my sessions and be affordable to as many as possible. Although my focus these days is the first year of life, I often have clients ask for mini sessions when I am not offering a set such as fall or spring minis.  The best I could come up with for now is offering mini sessions outside of just the grouped mini sessions I typically offer. They have gone up slightly in price but also in the number of final images you will receive. I am no longer capping my mini sessions at 5 images and charging extra for more. My clients who book mini sessions will now receive all of the edited images from their 20 minute session. This will be at least 10 images but sometimes more if the session goes well.

I will now offer these mini sessions in the studio, at my lake location as well as the wooded location. Please understand that the spaces are limited and book up quickly. These sessions will only be twenty minutes so I am not including travel sessions outside of the above mentioned, cake smashes, extended family, outfit changes or newborns. I do have packages for all of those as well, so please see the package and prices page on the tab at the top. Weekday evenings are best for the outdoor location and mornings/early afternoon are typically best for the studio.

I am offering these mini sessions independently now, not only to be able to be more affordable but to be able to spend more time at home with my family. As you all know, babies are only young once. I am also starting our first year of official home school with RQ. I can’t believe’ it is time for Kindergarten! I want to send out a huge thank you to all of you who are still with me after the many years of learning and growing in this art of mine.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Nursing Photos | Durham, NC First Year Photographer

I consider myself a "first year photographer." I am working hard to utilize my studio and ability to work from home while my babies are still young. I am nursing and my boy hates a bottle so it makes life a little easier to be right here at home. That being said, my focus for the next year is really on maternity, newborn and the first year. All right here in the studio! Today I offered a super special in honor of National Breastfeeding Month and had 7 moms come into the studio and have photos done while nursing. I absolutely love love love how these turned out. I got some incredible emails back from moms saying how happy they were to have these. I want to offer these mini sessions in the studio to any nursing moms. It is not as easy to do at your newborn session as many moms know it takes a little while for you and the little one to get the swing of things. I can't wait to do more of these in the studio!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Maternity Photos | Durham, NC Maternity Photographer

I have had these visions in my head for a really long time. I finally bit the bullet and bought some dresses that I hoped would fit a pregnant momma. I did a model call and snagged this bombshell to come in and let me style her. OH MY WOW. Is she gorgeous or what? I can't wait to meet this little man in October! I am also super excited to offer these sessions (using my gowns or your own) in the studio for expecting moms. You can book a full session or if you have booked a newborn session with me, I am offering a maternity mini. Email me for more information!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Style | Durham, NC Newborn and Milestone Photographer

For a while now I have said I wanted my style to be more neutral when it came to colors  and while still posed, I wanted more of a lifestyle feel. In the last several sessions I am finally seeing my work go in the direction I have envisioned for a while now.  I told Amanda I think it stemmed from not only my desire to be better and be me but from having so many boys lately and not relying on props to make my galleries have more dynamic. Rather, relying on light, angles and the baby.

I still always ask parents if there are any colors they want to incorporate, but at this point I feel like I am being hired for my art and my art is my style. I will still use your headbands or outfits for a few shots, but overall I want to give you my work. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.