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2018 Family Portrait Membership Recap

From sledding to the beach, looking for Easter eggs to apples, or just generally playing and enjoying life. We capture it all with our Family Portrait Membership program!

If you've ever found yourself wondering: “What the heck are they talking about with this membership program?” you are not alone. It’s pretty unique, as in, we invented it and as far as we know, it’s the only thing like it out there. (If you know someone else offering this, please let us know in the comments!)

This post is shows off the best part of the membership program – our (almost) monthly events. We planned 10 get togethers this year covering a variety of real life activities for you to do with your kids. Then we’re there to document them so you can be present and enjoy!

At the end of the year, each family receives a custom designed book with their photos from throughout the year, at the events as well as their personal family session. How’s that for something to go under your tree?

Thank you for everyone that came out this year, and to everyone who has supported this project. We love seeing you every month. While we are busy planning out 2019’s schedule, here is a look back at some favorite moments of 2018’s events!

Cheers!
Lori

PS: Want to get in on this? Contact us today to become a member!

Sledding With Friends: Portrait Membership Event

It can be hard to plan a sledding event in advance. Will there be snow? Will it be cold enough, but not too cold? The weather caused us to skip the wind chill of -3 day. Then we lucked out with 40 degrees and sunny the next week. That weather was perfect for optimal sledding conditions!

We had a great turnout at Ellison Park to enjoy it! The sledding hill is a great hill for all levels, and it was a pleasure to be out enjoying winter with everyone. In addition to sledding, our talented members made a snow man and snow elephant! 

This was the perfect opportunity to spend time with your kids and let us capture it. Friends, we do this every month! Give us the chance to capture the photos while you play! Enjoy the photos, and join us next month!

-Lori

2017 Portrait Membership Year in Review: Rochester NY

January is the month of planning. But while we are busy figuring out this year's membership events, we also like to take a minute to look back. Look back on all the moments we experienced together, all the memories we made, and all the smiles we've captured for eternity. 

So much happens in 365 days. Physical and emotional growth is fun to witness, and you can see it on some of the faces here. Life is messy and chaotic, but that doesn't mean it's not worth remembering.

There is such innocence in a child playing in a puddle, or dirt, or the pool. Our membership program allows us to capture these "outside the studio box" experiences. Check out some of the awesome family moments we caught this year!

We got dirty

We played in the cold and wet, willingly!

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We made music and crafts

We played, and played, and played.

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We got really into some books

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We found fairies, apples and pumpkins and made new friends along the way

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We wore costumes, smiles and laughs

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To all our members: Thank you for doing your thing, and letting us preserve these simple, but beautiful childhood memories for you. 

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If you aren't a member... what the heck are you waiting for? There is no time to waste, jump in and join the fun. You won't regret joining, you'll only be sad you didn't join sooner!

See you soon,
Lori and Erin

Adrian's First Birthday!

Turning one is so much fun! I got to play with this little guy and his family on birthday number one. Adrian enjoyed his new tricycle, balloons, and of course, trying cake!

We had a great time playing in his backyard! All in all, it was a great session - which we knew was session was over when he crawled through the cake. 😂

Is he cute or what? See you next time!
-Lori

Membership Events: Pool Party Fun in Fairport

Outside the weather was, gray and rainy, as most March days can be. But inside the Perinton Recreation Center the pool was cozy and warm. A perfect afternoon for the families of our membership program. 

Even the littlest VIP's in our membership program had fun with their parents splashing in the pool. There's somewhere to play for every age. So if you've never visited this aquatics center - you definitely should!

Enjoy some of the moments from the event - and join us next month!

~ Erin

Wyatt: 6 Months Old

Chubby little legs and cute baby rolls get me every time. This particular set of chubby little legs just turned six months old. Isn't Wyatt adorable?

He can leap tall buildings (or short duplo ones) in a single bound with assistance from Daddy. Or he can simply look adorable in his overalls and onesie. Or he's even cute in a tie, sitting in a rocking chair once used by his Mommy.

He perhaps wasn't as smiley as he normally is, but hey he's a baby, he's allowed to have those days occasionally. And that's when cuddling close to Mommy with a bottle is all that matters. It really didn't matter what we did, he was cute no matter what.

We can't wait to see him again!

~ Erin

Membership Spotlight: Rochester NY Photographers

Our portrait membership program is growing steadily. We're meeting new faces and experiencing new things together with our members. We're cultivating friendships and connecting families in a way you don't expect from a photography business. 

It's exciting to see something you've helped create grow, but more than that it's been amazing to give families a chance to spend time together as a family.

Today we want to spotlight one of our awesome families. Tara and Jamie have been with us for what feels like forever. From their Highland Park engagement session to their wedding. Now, we regularly photograph their two adorable kiddos as well.

So we asked them a few questions and here's what they said about being part of our membership program.

What is one of your favorite things to do as a family?
Anything outdoors. We love nightly walks when the temperature is 60 and above, and we love looking for animals on our walks. We always see the obvious dogs and cats, but often we also see bunnies and then the horses that live behind us. We also love just sitting around together and reading or doing puzzles. We don't get a lot of time together as the four of us because Daddy works so much. So when he is home it means a lot.

In what ways is your family unique?
The only thing that would make us unique is being a law enforcement family. Other than that we are likely no different than any other loving family of four!

What has been your favorite event so far? Why?
The Halloween one (at Wickham Farms). Having small kids it's hard to find something to do with them that's age appropriate, at a decent time and we got to dress up.

What is your favorite perk of membership?
Really all of it - the year end photos, and socializing are high on the list.

Thank you Tara, Jamie and kids for joining us on this adventure. We're so lucky to know you and have you as part of our Lori and Erin family!

Jardin Terrariums and Lori & Erin Photography

Were you there? Or did you miss our best event yet? If you did, we're sorry - but we had fun without you. Life must go on after all! 

Our most recent member event had something for everyone at Jardin Terrariums in Fairport NY. Plants, fairy houses, lions and tigers....and that's just in the terrariums themselves.

There was also fun together, meeting new friends, catching up with old friends donuts, coffee and a sandbox for the littles. It was a very fun event! A great big thank you goes out to Kathleen for hosting our great (and growing!) group of member families.

Check out the fun we had, then check out Jardin Terrariums as well! And next time - join us!!

~ Erin

A Family Yearbook: Our Membership Book

Megan has been a part of the Lori and Erin family for a few years now. It's been a joy to not only photograph her wedding day, but her family as well, which includes their spunky little two year old Mikaela.

They were one of the first to join our Portrait Membership Program. I love that they took advantage of every opportunity to capture their family together (more than to just update Christmas card photo.)

We could always count on seeing them at our events. It gave us more chances to watch Mikaela grow and play, and to give Megan and Jeff the chance to play with her without a cell phone in hand to take pictures.

Then there's this book. In a nutshell, it's like a family yearbook. Every year, for as long as they stay members, they're going to receive a book like the one below. It's FULL of pictures from each event they attended, and from each session they had throughout the last year.

What better gift is there to receive at Christmastime? It's not a disc of images, that will fail to work in 10 years, but rather treasured memories, in print. Tangible and real.

And for the moment, these memories are still fresh in their minds. But when Mikaela grows up, and looks back at these yearly books, she'll see how much she's loved. To me, that's priceless.

~ Erin

PS - if you're interested in learning more about the program - Check it out here!

Membership Events: Wickham Farms Halloween fun

It's been almost a full year since our portrait membership program began. We've gone sledding, planted flowers, held picnics and played all year long.

It's been a blast getting to know our members and photographing them as they learn and grow. And even though it was a little drizzly - almost all of our members attended the last event of the year with us at Wickham Farms.

Halloween costumes were on point as we explored with everyone as they rode the train, jumped or fed goats. It was so awesome to see everyone in costume - even parents got in on the costume fun. We had everything from Harry Potters and Ninja Turtles to Lions and Batman.

We'd truly love to be a part of your lives all year round, so if you've ever wondered what the membership program is all about, check it out

We can't wait for what 2017's events will bring, and hope to see you there!

~ Erin

Pumpkin Patch Family Portraits: Long Acre Farms

It may have been threatening rain, but that didn't put a damper on these kids' spirits! Big sister was all about sharing pumpkins and seeing how many she could carry at once, while her little brother just wanted to hang out with mom and ride in the wagon. Long Acre Farms is such a great location with lots of activities for kids of all ages! And really, what beats Fall family portraits at the farm? 

Hope you can join us for more Fall fun at our next event on October 30! We'll be at Wickham Farms, so come say hello! More details on Facebook.

-Lori