SO, just to clarify: I really don't do weddings. You won't see them advertised, or promoted within my business. However, when an old friend immediately gets engaged and you're one of the first people she texts and immediately asks you, "What are you doing on August 8th? We're getting married and I only want you to photograph it." Well, you do it. So, I did it. You may have seen other weddings/engagements on here if you have been following my work for some time. Again, it's only for people in my life who I consider a friend or obviously, family.
I was so ecstatic when I heard the news about Liz + Nelson. Over the moon for the two of them. They are seriously the most chill, laid-back, want to party and have fun - type of people. Their had their wedding at Zuppa, in Yonkers. Everything was there. The getting ready, the reception, the cocktail hour and the dinner & dancing. The party was fantastic and there was so much dancing and fun music. So many cultures coming together as one - pretty awesome.
I took Liz + Nelson over to the water for their couple shots and we used Zuppa's awesome wine cellar in the basement for a variety of shots. What an awesome little space for an event, definitely recommend it!
Well, here are some sneaks - the couple is now in Greece for their honeymoon - but I'm hoping they get to see these this weekend, with the rest of you! Enjoy!
OH MY. SWEETNESS.
Meet Nicholas. He stole the show today! Such a little ham!!
You will be seeing him every 4 months until he turns ONE! Mommy signed him up for a milestone bundle where we get to have this little cutie in the studio every 4-months and capture his adorable milestones and watch him grow! This month was mainly tummy time, first smiles, playing with his toes, hands in the mouth, and we even tried a little sitting up (he is super strong!) Can't wait to hang out with this little guy again for his 8-month milestone session. So, remember this cute face!
Holy moly. How did this cutie pie turn ONE? RJ was back in the studio for his cake-smash & one year milestone session yesterday! He was seriously just so happy, smiley, and ADORABLE. He was totally on the move too - can't even tell by looking at these sneaks though. Want to see how much he's grown since his newborn session? Click here! I loved seeing this whole fam (literally - mom, dad, grandma & grandpa ALL showed up to see this cutie pie take his big boy pictures!) We had a great time! Enjoy these few sneaks!
Please welcome to the world, Dylan Patrick. This adorable little squish was seriously one of the best babies I have had in a while! He is one heck of a good SLEEPER. Mom even told me how at just about under a week old, he is already SLEEPING a "full-night" - as in like 6-8 hours STRAIGHT. Mom envy, right? Jeeze, this kid is a saint. He was so sweet, so squishy, so CHILL. I had an absolute blast catching up with his mommy (who I haven't seen since I resigned from my teaching gig last summer) so that was super fun!
Go ahead and enjoy these little sneaks!
Okay, baby number THREE for the week & it's only Thursday! Meet Adrianna. She sure made me work yesterday during her session. It took a solid two hours before she gave me a deep sleep but once the breathing was tranquil and she wasn't bothered by my little movements - everything else just flowed and went great! We started the session with family pictures, since she was awake and super alert. Then we moved on to a prop and then finished on the beanbag. Mom really wanted very simple, pure, baby-focused shots - so that's what she got. ANNDDDD isn't mom just beautiful? She gave birth 10 days ago, and looks like this. Mom-Envy. Gorgeous. What a great little family, this little princess is now the center of their world. Enjoy these sneaks!
Oh sweetness. Meet Celia. This little peanut has arrived and she has changed her parents lives forever. It felt like just yesterday I was shooting these two on Justine's bridal shower & now here they are - a brand new, beautiful family of three. I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with them today in their adorable home and meeting Celia for the first time. She is so freaking cute with that golden ginger hair and beautiful fair skin. She was so good for me!
I really can't say it enough - to my clients, the ones who have become loyal family to my business.
-The ones who keep coming back - event after event, newborn session after newborn session.
-The ones who have chosen me to be their "go-to family photographer".
I am FOREVER grateful that you keep choosing me.
I am so beyond lucky to have such amazing clients who I really get to know and share in their most memorable moments.
I absolutely love what I do and you ALL make this business what it is and you have made my dream (of running my own business and staying home with my kiddo) a reality for me.
I thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Now, go and scroll down and see the cuteness that unfolds. xoxo, Lynda
This little beauty became a big sister and she is clearly LOVING it. Jemma is not even TWO years old yet and is, hands down, the best little poser for me under the age of 2. Like woah. I can't even believe we got the shots we did with two babies under two. Mom and dad were both behind the scenes yelling out plenty of bribes as well, don't get the complete wrong impression here. But really, Jemma totally deserves ice cream, lollipops, chicken fries, and mom's iPhone for doing so well at today's session for her new baby brother's newborn shoot!
Baby Joey is a little chunked (reminded me of my little guy!) Weighing in at 9LBS, 6 OZ - he was a little meatball in my arms and I loved it. He started off the session AHHHmazing with a tough pose to nail. Then he made me work for him the entire rest of the session until we got another deep sleep out of him. I had a great time catching up with mom and dad (old friends from NY) and I am so honored and happy to have them return to me for this session. Enjoy these sneaks!
This beautiful, little mini-bride on her communion day. Adrianna was one of the FIRST newborn babies I ever photographed - almost nine years ago!!! It was so fun seeing her again and just getting to spend an hour with her bubbly personality was really just so fun. We lucked out on the weather and had a great sky. I think 15 minutes after we left the park, it started to DOWNPOUR. Lucky, very lucky! Well, enjoy this little beauty!
Lucy came back to the studio for her milestone pictures! She was here a few months back for a model call so it was really nice to have her and her family back again! We started off in the studio with a few adorable scenes of JUST Lucy & then we made our way down to the lake and took a little stroll for some family pictures. I have really enjoyed getting to know this little family and I love that they are choosing me to capture the milestones of their daughter. I can't wait to continue to grow with this family for years to come! Enjoy some sneaks!
Watermelon Smash, Cake Smash & Bubble Bath for this little guy.
It's almost this cutie pie's FIRST birthday! Mom wanted to do a picnic themed milestone session so we incorporated fresh fruit, watermelon, blueberries, a picnic basket, & some burlap. First we just did some casual pictures of Joey in the same romper ONE outfit that his big sister wore (little sentimental for mom) and then we jumped into the watermelon smash. After watermelon, we gave this little guy a chance to smash some cake and finally ended it with a warm, fresh bath! Joey did great and big sister even got in some shots here and there! Family pictures were hysterical and just because I thought it was a hilarious outtake - I put up my favorite one down below. Joey is clearly in-charge of this family of four. I had a great time catching up with this BAD MOM and getting to know her adorable little family. I can't wait to work with them again!
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"I had seen her work on Instagram and knew right away she was the person I wanted to take photos of my newborn! Lynda was amazing! She knew all the tricks to make my little one sit perfectly for all of the photos. She made my husband and I feel super comfortable as her studio has everything you need to have a great experience and an amazing outcome for your photos. I loved all of the props she had to choose from and all of the creative ideas she had to make our newborn shoot as unique as we are!
The studio is so cozy, warm, and inviting. She had an area with supplies for all of your baby needs and an area for all of the parents needs. She had many options in terms of back drops and props." - Lindsay, NJ (Newborn Session)
I would describe my experience with LRP as: Comfortable. Easy. Exciting. Memorable. Lynda allows you to feel at ease and be yourself. She comes up with ideas and has an eye for things you wouldn’t think of making the end product so anticipated. And most of all she creates an atmosphere for memories to be made. What I loved most about working with Lynda was how relaxed but driven she is. She makes you feel so comfortable like nothing is going on yet gives her all into getting the perfect picture without you even realizing. If I had to describe LRP Studios I would say: It’s perfect. You feel at home, cared for and welcomed. She has everything you may need from coffee to diapers to a couch with the games on so your husband, if he so chooses to come, can sit back and relax on. It’s clean, organized and filled with pictures and love from her clients, family and friends. It’s beautiful. - L.K NY (Newborn & Milestone Session)
My biggest fear was having a newborn and the unknown of how the session would go as they are unpredictible!
I chose LRP because of viewing her blog and galleries, reading the amazing client testmonies, and seeing her passion for what she does! She has an amazing gift of patience when working with these little ones! My biggest fear was him not cooperating and when that started to happen, she made me and my son feel so calm. She really let us customize the props we wanted, made sure she knew what we were looking for! When we couldn’t get the family photos done she was so accommodating by coming to our home on a second occasion so we could get them! She goes above and beyond to make you feel special, and well, her work speaks for itself! She loves what she does, she is patient, calm, gentle and accommodating! She is exactly who you want working with your little one when capturing these precious memories! - Nicole, NJ (Newborn Session)
I had been actively looking for a photographer in the area to grow with me and my family. Lynda had a model call for a sitter and after looking at her website, I felt her style was exactly what I was looking for. Her photos really capture personality - which is what I wanted more than anything! Luckily we were selected and after our session, I was extremely happy. I have a family / milestone session coming up this month and can't wait for the results! Lynda as a person is very relatable. She is a NJ mom just like me so we were able to have real conversations. It made me so comfortable to tell her what I was looking for in my photos. She also takes the time to edit and select your photos for the gallery - and even does a reveal session in person to make it personalized!- Katelin, NJ
***** 5 Stars! What made me choose LRP was her availablity, flexibility and price. The experience with LRP that was so unique was the ease of reviewing photos online and downloading afterwards.The most important thing someone should know about Lynda is that it is so easy to communicate with her during and after the photoshoot. - Jaymie, NJ
During a newborn session for my second daughter she made my older daughter feel super special and important during the shoot. This was extremely touching to me because my older daughter went from being the star, single child, sole grandchild on both sides of the family to having to share the spotlight with her new sister and new cousin who are 11 weeks apart! Lynda is caring and compassionate. As a current teacher I see the former teacher in Lynda come out when she works with children. Most of the qualities you want in a teacher is almost everything you want in a photographer, too- PATIENT, calm, enthusiastic about her work, patient, knowledgeable, friendly, loving and oh did I mention patient? - Maria, NY (Newborn Session)
I wanted a fresh take on my photos and had promised to give her the opportunity. She definitly delivered. It was so easy!! Nothing felt rushed or forced. She knows exactly where to place you, and has tons of patience. It was a pleasure. I didn't have to think about anything...except how I'm going to choose my favorites from all the awesome shots she got.She really knows how to get the perfect shots with light, etc. and makes it so easy (even with a 2 yr old in the shots! - Stephanie, NJ (Family/Maternity Session)
I have used Lynda Renee Photography for my wedding and my daughter's newborn pictures. I had no fears for my daughter's pictures but my wedding I was a little concerned that Lynda's specialty was babies not weddings, but I should have known I should not have any fears because the pictures were perfect. I am not someone who likes to take pictures. I needed someone who I knew to gently but firmly take the pictures I needed to remember my wedding. For my daughter's newborn pictures I just knew Lynda was the one to take the best shots of her so we could always see how amazing she was as a newborn. - Krista, NY (Wedding & Newborn Session)
I’m sure everyone feels this way about her (so it may not be too unique) but it’s amazing to find someone who has been a part of your journey of starting a family, adding to it, and everything in between! Lynda is truly one of kind who makes you feel comfortable and captures moments which you will cherish forever! -Melissa, NY (Maternity/Family and Newborn Session)
What a great experience! The studio is beautiful and Lynda was extremely gentle and patient with my newborn. The preview photos were sent before we returned home and came out beautiful. I highly recommend! - Taryn, NY (Newborn Session)