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Our Photoshoot in Rome

As a family photographer I believe that pictures are so important.  And I do follow my own advice when I comes to photo sessions – we hire a photographer at least once a year to do our family photo session. But I also think that it is important to get images of Moms and Dads (without kids) so this year – Victor and I had ‘us only’ photo session.  First time we did it was when we were in Edinburg, Scotland; this year our location was even more photogenic – the Eternal City – Rome!  We’ve been to Rome once before during our Italian honeymoon back in 2003.  But unfortunately all I remember about Rome from that trip was how hot it was – we were there in July during one of the worst heat waves they’d seen.

This time around the weather was more perfect and I have to say that I was completely blown away by how beautiful this city is.  For the longest time Paris was my favorite ‘go-to’ European City but Rome pushed Paris out of my ‘#1’ european city spot (New York still has my heart) – the whole city is like an open air museum!   We met with our photographer by Roman forum and she took us to places that we did not know were there!  After the photoshoot Victor, who does not mind being photographed but let’s be honest – this is not his idea of a good time – told me that the session was ‘so fun because we got to discover lots of cool places’!   And here are some images that were captured during our meandering through Rome.

And stay tuned – pictures taken by ME will be posted to this blog soon … well, maybe not soon but eventually:)

 

Rome

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HUGE Industry Recognition | Award Winning Photographer

I am back from my great European adventure (Sicily and Malta were awesome and deserve a dedicated blog post, which will see the light of day eventually) – and while I was away I got some great news.  One of my images got a merit award at the International Image Competition held by NAPCP (National Association of Professional Children Photographers)!  This is a very well regarded photography competition with literally thousands of professional images submitted from all over the world so receiving this award is a HUGE honor!   And the fact that both of my girls are in this award winning picture makes it even more special!:)

 

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Fun Bergen County extended family photo session with long time clients | Ridgewood photographer

You know what they say  – “man plans, God Laughs?”  That is what happened with this Ridgewood family photo session with one of my oldest clients.  For their extended family session (they had family visiting from out of country and wanted to get images of everybody together) we thought that it would be nice to split the session into two: we would start downtown with a session with  the immediate family of three – Mom, Dad and one of my favorite girls in the world – G.and and then head over to their house for the extended family portion of a photo shoot.   Well that’s not how it worked out (we’ve got a smoked chicken to blame for that!) and instead we ended up photographing four girls downtown.  It was definitely a different session from what we had it mind but probably a more fun one – there was lots of hugging and laughing and jumping and ice cream eating:)

 

 

and then we did go back to their Ridgewood home for the second part of the photoshoot – and there was more hugging and laughing and even some pool diving:)

I am seriously very lucky to have such amazing clients – who come back to me year after year after year, allow me to watch their kids grow from adorable toddlers to beautiful girls (and boys), who laugh with me and give me hugs when I need them.

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A Ridgewood family photo session

Enjoy this blast from the past in this edition of blog Throw Back Thursday

One of my favorite things about being a New Jersey family photographer is meeting children and families from all over in Bergen County.   And one of my favorite things about meeting new families is seeing love and interaction between parents and kids and brothers and sisters.  And there was so much love at this family session – so much of it that I could almost physically feel it!   As the youngest child and the only girl in a family with two big brothers you expect this young lady to be loved and doted on.  But to say that this baby girl is loved is an understatement.  She is absolutely ADORED by her big brothers and parents.  The brothers were showering her with love (and grass!), kissing and hugging her and making her laugh.  She is one lucky little girl:)  Actually all five of them are pretty lucky because they belong together!

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Ridgewood lifestyle family photo session | Bergen County photographer

Being a Bergen County family and children photographer for close to 8 years I’ve photographed many many many families over the years.  I do my best to blog these sessions and share what I think makes each family and session special.  As result there are probably hundreds of blog entries on this website and of course you can view them in Archives on this website but really, who has time to look through that, right? 🙂   So I’ve decided to introduce Throw Back Thursdays to this blog!  I am so excited that old family and children sessions will get to see the light of day again as part of Throw Back Thursday series:)  So without further ado I present to you a Ridgewood family photo session I did with one of my favorite families – enjoy!

Can I just say how much I LOVED this Ridgewood family photo session?  This is my fifth session with this awesome family – every time I photograph them I feel that the session I just did is my favorite session. And of course this was the case this year – I absolutely love the images we got and now this is my favorite session of this family:)

This year we decide to split up the session between their Ridgewood home for fun images with their house and downtown Ridgewood – for some urban shots.  That’s a great thing about my Signature sessions – they don’t have to take place in the same location and so many of my clients take advantage of that – and get a great variety of images and capture places that are meaningful to them!

This family loves lifestyle family photography and so do I – and I had a blast photographing parents and kids doing what they do best – having fun together.  There were kites and bubbles, chocolate chip cookies and peek-a-boos, hugs and cuddles and even some upside-down action:)

I love looking through these images – I think they capture an idillic childhood and an immense amount of love these kids grow up with!

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Lena Antaramian of Live Love Laugh Photos is a nationally recognized family photographer located in Bergen County New Jersey.  She specializes in authentic lifestyle family images that are not posed and capture precious family memories.  If you are looking for a professional photographer to photograph your children and family and are located in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes or other towns in Bergen County please reach out to us to schedule your session.

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