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Garden Party with the In Between Portrait Membership, Fairport NY

At Lucas Greenhouses, soil is not considered dirt until it falls to the ground. Well, with ten families in attendance at our planting party there was no shortfall of dirt. There was also no shortfall of fun and real life moments with family - my own included.

My own arrived in full super hero attire…to plant flowers. You guys, this is my real life. When your four year old insists on wearing a cape in public, you let him. And we captured it, because someday that tiny, every day moment will mean everything to me.

This is what our membership does. If this moment resonates with you at all, then please come talk more with us - your family is worth it. Your memories are worth it.

~ Erin

Family Portraits in Fairport NY at Blue Hour

With 3 girls in college and 1 in high school, it’s rare to have them all in one place. In fact, it had been more than a year!

After discussing what mom wanted in these portraits, we both agreed it would be fun to incorporate the holiday lights in the village of Fairport. We created a few different looks along the Erie Canal path, then warmed up a little bit at Fair Pour while we waited for the sun to drop down below the horizon.

Golden hour gets a lot of love from photographers, but have you ever heard of blue hour? It is just as magical. It’s that time after sunset, before the sky goes black, there is a brilliant blue that contrasted perfectly with their bright red hats.

I had so much fun with this group, braving the chill for some memorable images. See you soon!
-Lori

Tinker Park Fall Family Session: Rochester NY Family Portraits

Let’s be honest, this fall was a doozy when it came to the weather. It rained, it snowed, it made life as a photographer in Rochester NY extremely tricky. So, when the last warm, sunny day came around, we took advantage of it.

The trouble is, so did every other photographer in Rochester. We were all racing against the clock of daylight savings time, and sunshine to make magic happen for our respective families. So we worked around each other peacefully, while letting the kids still be kids.

These two boys and their parents were fun and fast paced. There was leaf throwing and hunting for beautiful fall foliage and happy times together before they become a family of five this winter.

No joke, I’m going to remember this warm day when we’re knee deep in the winter doldrums this year. Enjoy this glimpse of sunshine!

~ Erin

Extended Family Portraits at Eastman Museum: Rochester NY

With 18 people to gather it can sometimes be a chore to set up a family portrait of the whole family.

But not for this family. Even with a last minute time change because of the weather, they were all ready and willing to make these portraits happen at the Eastman Museum. The cloudy skies made it easy to set up a portrait most anywhere on the grounds. 

This is the type of family portrait that only happens once in a blue moon, especially with large families. So when it does, we love to be able to be there with you. And if the family is as easy going as this one was, it'll be a piece of cake!

~ Erin

Spring Family Portraits at Home: Victor NY

With two adorable kids, and two adorable kittens, it's really hard to not get a cute image or two. You just can't go wrong.

And how about that backyard? I just loved the McKenzie Child's inspired curtains around the patio and that amazing outdoor couch to curl up in together. Also, we had to get a shot of dad with his Chevy Volt. Hooray for eco-friendly clients!

This family is so easy going and a joy to be around. Hope to see them again soon!
-Lori

Family Portrait Membership Goes Egg Hunting

Three minutes of egg searching craziness. That's how long an egg hunt takes a child.

It takes at least two of those minutes to find and set your phone, then another minute to catch up to your child and attempt to snap a photo of them trying to carry eight eggs in two hands. By that time, you might have missed the moment.

Being present is something we all struggle with, right? You want to enjoy, but you also don't want to forget their smiling faces in this moment. I am that mom, every day.

This is the reason we created this membership. So you can be there, enjoying "right now." Because we're taking care of the rest.

Catch up with us and the fun of the egg hunt event below! Then join us on April 6th to find out how you can start enjoying "right now" with us.

~ Erin

Anniversary & Family Portraits in Penfield, NY

New to the area, this gaggle of girls and their parents love the outdoors. They are excited about the seasons, stomping in puddles and look forward to playing in the snow!

Chelsea and Steve are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and coupled with their recent move from Florida, this was the perfect way to celebrate!

The girls are so full of energy, and each has their own personality. We enjoyed hopping and climbing, even roaring in the woods. Besides that - just look at those gorgeous fall colors! 

Thanks for inviting me along on the adventure, and welcome to Rochester! I look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
-Lori

Jennejahn Park Extended Family Portrait Session: Hilton, NY

It was my first time at Jennejahn Park in Hilton, but I would love to go back! A neat little spot tucked behind a school, with a stream and trails. It worked perfectly to celebrate this family. 

Everyone was in one place for a birthday party, so why not have some fun together? The kids played, the adults chased, there were bubbles and laughs.

They (the children) don't get smaller, that's for sure. And these kiddos had their cuteness on overload. See what I mean below, and say hi!

-Lori

A special portrait session for the whole family

Large families are the best. Sometimes they're crazy, sometimes they disagree, but they always come together when they're needed. It's a beautiful thing.

Sometimes though, with as many people as this family has, it's tough to schedule a time where 32 people can all be in one spot, and inserting missing people from an extended family photograph is not in the norm for us.

But when Laura told me the circumstances, we made it happen. It's a lot of work, so we're thankful for the special skills of a very good retoucher, Megan Mullen for helping us make this full family portrait possible.

Three birthdays, One Party: Real Life Portraits

When you've got 3 kids, all with birthdays within a month of each other, having one birthday party just makes sense! Family and friends gathered for a backyard BBQ with games in honor of Stella, Liam and Cormac turning 6, 4 and 1.

Real life happens during playtime, family parties, & birthday cakes. This was a real day, and it was a lot of fun to photograph.

We even snuck in a three generations portrait – with Liam throwing the ball in the air. Perfection in the imperfect portrait. 

Watching Liam watch the cupcakes... waiting for the song to be over so he could dive in... priceless. And it was love at first taste for Cormac!

Happy birthday, and thanks for letting me document this day for you!
-Lori

Three couples, Three Generations: Rochester NY Portraits

Three couples, three generations and three dogs! And I managed to leave without taking any of the pups home with me... that's an accomplishment!

A celebration of family... that's what this session was. What started 65 years ago between two people has brought this family together. What an incredibly friendly, easy-going group who made this session one of my favorites to date! They welcomed me into their home to document the life and memories that have been made inside those walls. And outside too! They enjoy the fire pit out back, and the custom built shed.

As the three ladies made meatballs together, I secretly wished I could be doing that with my grandmother. In a way, it was like she was there with me. (Love and miss you Grandma Dupe!)

Laura and family – Thank you for being a beautiful example of family. I hope you enjoy looking back on these memories for many years to come!

Cheers,
Lori

Corbett's Glen Family Portraits: Penfield NY

You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but at his latest session, this little man was tired. But Mommy and Daddy were patient, as they always are, and I pulled out as many of the tricks as I could think of that would make an 18 month old happy. Thankfully, even with the tougher moments we ended up getting smiles and laughs on the trail at Corbett's Glen.

Mommy and Daddy won't ever forget the tiredness brought on by sleepless nights. But Theo's great big smile and contagious laughs will be first and foremost in their minds as they reflect on these images in the years to come.

Love you to pieces little man (and mommy and daddy), can't wait to see you again soon!

~ Erin