Behind the scenes at LSP

Lots have been going on behind the scenes at Life Seen. We are expanding our market some and it has been a lot of work but so worth it to be able to provide our work and services to more people in the future.

We have also had a ton of newborns in the last month and we have 7 on the schedule already for July and August so it you are needing newborn portraits make sure to book us as soon as possible.

We will be a Featured vendor at the 2018 Baby Expo in Martinsburg on July 21.

Facebook Event: Kids and Baby Expo 2018, Martinsburg, WV

All expecting moms should stop by our booth for an awesome gift. 

We are also already planning our Holiday Portraits Session for the Holiday season this year. We will have several dates and set ups that will be released next week for Christmas in July Sale!  By booking early you will save big!

So much more exciting work to be done, so I’m off to do it! Check in next week for our Christmas in July Deals!

~Juana G.

Galler Wedding April 2018

This April, Life Seen had the pleasure to work with a lovely family in capturing another milestone along their journey. This wasn’t our first time working with them but as always they were  such fun and it was treat to be invited to document their wedding. Here are just a few of our favorites from the wedding event.

Theresa, The Bride, enjoying the prep work of getting ready for her special day.

 

Of course you have to have a selfie moment, once you are almost ready! 🙂

Baby Ralynn- 4 days new!

Baby Ralynn was such a doll to work with.  Smiling already at only 4 days. Isn’t she just adorable! I hope to work with her again for her milestones sessions over the next year.

~Loving what I do, Juana G.

Baby John ~19 Days New!

This little guy was a dream to work with in the studio. He was so calm and relaxed the entire session. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

Getting Ready for your Newborn Session

The first few days of your babies life are fulled with so much love and so much to get used too even for experienced parents. One thing you want to make sure to do in this short time where they are brand new to the world is capture those moments in portraits.

Let’s get you on the schedule…

I recommend booking your newborn session as early as three months prior to your approximate delivery date. That gives me enough time fully customize a newborn session just for you! If anything else is needed such as a coordinating headband or matching outfit, I will have enough time to research and purchase any additional items as needed. When you first schedule you will be sent a questionnaire to complete which will help us coordinate your session and make sure it is just how you envisioned it.

Baby’s Arrival…

Congratulations on your newest addition! I am super excited to capture all the little fingers and toes for you. Once you are released from the hospital, please contact me right away to schedule the date and time of your  newborn session. Sessions typically are scheduled within the first week, following your release. While is is ideal for some of the newborn poses, if you have to wait until the 10-21 day mark, no worries. My training and experience as a mom of 4 has taught me a few ways to nurture and soothe an older newborn to sleep and still capture some beautiful portraits.

Day of Session…

-Please bathe your newborn about two hours before your session. This will wake them up and get them nice and clean. If they have flaky skin, feel free to apply lotion after the bath.

– Baby will need to be kept awake for 2 hours prior to your session start time. Just before
you leave, you can give baby a full feeding in the comfort of your home, where both mom and baby are relaxed. Once feeding is finished, it is best to put baby in as little clothing as possible, blankets and car seat covers will keep baby warm (of course depending on weather). With a full tummy and little clothing, this allows me to start the session as soon as you arrive.

-Please bring a soother for comforting baby between poses and set ups. Even if you are
not using one, it is strongly suggested to bring one and will not cause nipple confusion for the short time use.

-The studio will be quite warm! Your little one will be naked the majority of the session, so to keep baby’s warm, the studio will be a toasty 80 degrees. Please dress lightly or in
layers.

– Newborn sessions typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete, with soothing, feeding, posing
and changing props. I will have snacks and water available, but recommend eating a meal before your session.

Safety is my utmost priority when handling your baby, so either mom or dad will be my spotter/assistant. All eyes and hands are to be kept around baby during posing. During the session I will be handling and posing baby, but don’t worry I have plenty of experience handling a newborn (don’t know if I mentioned I have four kiddos of my own!) I will hold and care for him or her as if they were my own, I promise!

I want you to feel comfortable and enjoy your session with me if you have any questions before or during please feel free to ask . It is also recommended to bring a change of clothes as your little one will be naked. When baby is held by mom or dad, I keep a blanket around them to hopefully catch any mess. Accidents do happen and it is quite possible someone or something will get peed or pooped on. This is quite common so don’t be alarmed if by the end of the session I have a laundry pile of props.

You are all set!

I look forward to meeting your sweet bundle of joy!

Life Seen Photography - Newborn Services

 

Miss S |Hagerstown, MD Milestone Photographer|

Little Miss S, was in the studio recently to capture her Pre-K Cap and Gown portraits just in time for upcoming graduations. Let the new adventures begin for all the little ones who are graduating this summer and moving on to Kindergarten.

Life Seen Photography Cap and Gown PreK 2018

Life Seen Photography’s Spring and Easter Minis

Hello There!

I know right now we are still in for tons of winter weather for the next few weeks, but spring is on the way! It is one of my favorite times of the year.

Last year, I offered our first indoor Easter Mini and it was very popular, so this year I am offering it again. With 3 different set ups available in the month of March on select dates. I will have three days available at our studio and one day available at our favorite local consignment shop here in Martinsburg, WV, The Wee Cycle.

Here are a few of our images of our set ups that will be available. Thank you to all three models and moms that came out for me to work with for my promo ads, I appreciate it! You are all such a treat to work with!

Click on image to be linked to there Event to sign up!

To warmer days that are slow but coming,

~Juana Greaves