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!