Category Archives: Baby Photography

A few weeks ago I met this sweet 3 months old and her parents for a Wyckoff family photo session.  Funny coincidence – this family now lives in Upper Saddle River but the Dad lived in California for many years and he called me to arrange for a session when I was on my girls trip in LA!

Most baby sessions my clients hire me for are either newborn sessions or sitting up sessions (at around 8-9 months) or a one year session.  But I have to say that there is something to be said about a three months session – babies are definitely NOT newborns any more – they are a lot more aware, chunkier, smilier and interact a lot more with their parents.  This was the case with this cute baby N. – she was all smiles and laughter playing with her Mom and Dad.  And the parents were absolutely head over heals in love with her – and it was really amazing to witness and to capture.

If you are located in Bergen County and have a newborn, a baby or a toddler and are looking for a family and children photographer reach out to me.  Lena Antaramian has been photographing babies and children since 2008.  You can choose Live Love Laugh Photos Ridgewood photography studio to do baby pictures; or if you prefer you can do your session on location – Lena is available for photo sessions all over Bergen County.

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Eight months is such a great age for sitting up photos and I really enjoy photographing squishy adorable babies  at my Bergen County photo studio!  I loved loved loved meeting this sweet little guy – who shared a birthday with my niece (you can see her sitting up pictures here).  Being a Ridgewood family photographer I’ve photographed a lot of babies and kids over the years but I have to say that I’ve never met a guy who went from sleeping to happy in no time at all!  He was sleeping when his Mom brought him to my studio and I was worried that he might be a bit cranky when we woke him up (I am not the happiest camper when people wake me up from a nap).  But my worries were completely unfounded – he opened his eyes and did not stop smiling till the end of the session!

Little G. ‘read’ his books, played with his toys and trucks and chewed on everything in sight – and judging from how happy he looks I think he had a pretty great time at his Ridgewood photo shoot:)

Lena Antaramian of Live Love Laugh Photos is a Bergen County family and children photographer with a beautiful natural light photography studio located in Ridgewood.  Lena is available for children and family session in Ridgewood, Allendale, Wyckoff, Old Tappan, Cloister, Saddle River and other towns in Bergen county.  Lena also offers children and family sessions at her Ridgewood photography studio so if you are looking to capture your little ones reach out to us.

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The day after I got back from a girls’ trip to LA (more on that later) I headed to my Ridgewood photography studio to meet this adorable 13 months old her and her super sweet Mom.  Little E. looked at me and then flashed me one of the most gorgeous smiles I’ve seen!  She was so happy – going to and from her Mom (can I just say how much I love Frankenstein-style walks!), ‘reading’ her book and just being a happy all around girl.   This session flew by and I cannot wait to photograph her whole family in the fall!

If you are expecting or have a baby and are looking for a family photographer in Bergen County then you should check out my Baby’s First Year plan – it is a great way to get beautiful images of your child as they grow!

Lena Antaramian of Live Love Laugh Photos is an award winning children and family photographer located in Bergen County.  With a photography studio in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Lena offers studio photo sessions as well as on location sessions in Saddle River, Cloiser, Wyckoff, Allendale, Ramsey and other towns in and around Bergen County.

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Do you have a nice camera but only use it on Auto?   Do words ‘white balance’ and ‘wide aperture’ mean nothing to you  Do you want to know how to use your camera to its full potential and take better pictures of your kids – in between your professional photo sessions with yours truly? 🙂   Then I’ve got great news for you!    My clients have been asking me to do this for a while and I am finally doing it – I am offering Photography Workshops for parents!!!  Choose between Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops or take both of them!

Curriculum:

Level 1
  • Important Camera Elements
  • Exposure
  • Aperture (and aperture priority mode)
  • Depth of field
  • Shutter speed
  • Focal Length
  • Focus Modes
  • and more…
Level 2
  • Drive modes
  • ISO
  • Focus area (auto vs single point)
  • Metering
  • White Balance
  • Intermediate lighting techniques
  • Intermediate composition techniques
and more…

Workshop Details:

  • 2-2.5 hour small group class – limited to 8 people
  • Hand-outs and camera guides – these will help you remember everything we will cover in the class as well as camera settings
  • 30 min one-on-one with me that you can schedule after the class.  This is a great opportunity to ask me anything you like – from reviewing your images to anything else!
  • $50 Live Love Laugh Photos gift certificate to be used towards a Simplicity or Signature Session (to be used by the end of 2017)

Pricing:

  • One Workshop (Level 1 or Level 2):$300
  • Two Workshops (Level 1 and Level 2) – $550
  • Sign up by the end of July and receive $25 discount per workshop

Bring a Friend Promo

If you and your friend sign up for a class (everything is more fun with a friend!) each of you will receive a $100 Live Love Laugh Photos gift certificate instead of $50.

Schedule

First round of workshops will take place in August – exact date TBD
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I’ve been photographing many many many adorable babies at my Ridgewood photography studio lately but I have to say that this one is one of my favorites… Maybe the fact that I am her aunt and may be a teeny tiny bit biased has something to do with it but seriously – how cute is she?!  Baby Michelle is the youngest in the family and is absolutely adored by everyone – including my dog!  She has chunky legs, even chunkier cheeks, elbow dimples, huge eyes, super long eye lashes and the most amazing smile!   Michelle just turned 8 months – which is a perfect age for studio photos:)

Live Love Laugh Photos is a Bergen county premier photography studio that specializes in authentic children and family portraits.  Our Ridgewood photography studio is a perfect location for fun and natural children portraits.  So if you want to capture your baby as she is growing up, give us a call!

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