Sometimes a child hates getting their picture taken - oh wait, MOST of the time! For all the moms out there who feel like you could never get pictures because your child hates pictures - I promise you, we make it work! Little Sal here wanted no part in his first birthday pictures. He is the fastest crawler I have ever come across, he cried and threw fits because he so badly didn't want to sit still for me. I am pretty sure I put his shoes back on about 28 times. However, with the help of mom and grandma - and sesame street on the phone, and singing wheels on the bus super loud, and clapping our hands, and screaming his name, and putting him back time after time again - WE GOT PICTURES. We may have felt like we ran a marathon, lost 5 pounds sweating, and maybe lost our voice - but look at this. This mom has pictures, and I bet you that you would never believe all of that was happening behind the scenes.
It is so very rare that I have children come into the studio and ham it up for me, smile, sit still, give me perfect CHEEESE smiles. SO RARE. Like maybe 1 out of every 15. That's less than 10%. Your child will most likely require some form of bribery (lollipops, candy, gummy bears, goldfish, whatever works for them) or they may be bribed to go to Toys R US after the shoot and pick out a toy for being a good listener. This happens. ALL. THE. TIME.
So, don't be discouraged. Be hopeful and feel "normal" that this may and most likely will happen to you. But remember, I do my job - I get the pictures that you then look back on and say, "How the hell did she get that during all of the commotion". Well, again - this is my job.
I had to include a picture of mister Sal crying because it was too cute and perfectly sums up my message to you here.
"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)