It's been a while I have been wanting to update my website, and I am proud to say it is finally done!
Having done it myself, that was a much bigger endeavor I anticipated it to be, but much needed.
-It simply represents my evolved work better as I constantly grow as an artist. As soon as you get to the main page you can see in a flash what my global style is:
Fresh clean & crisp images with soft colors and glowing natural light where the subject is the focus.
-My Full Price List is now online!
Please visit: http://www.lilisweetphotography.com/pricelist
It includes all session digital package deals, print prices and canvas.
If you have a special request like:
Pro headshots or social media photos, artistic shots or family photos with older kids, children or teens...etc
please contact me for an estimate at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More sections are visible on my portfolio section, accessible through flickr:
-Photos of newborns & toddlers outdoors in the studio's garden:
-And artistic Photos of newborn with a black background
WOW! Good things keep happening to me this month! I am featured in this month’s issue of Bokeh Magazine (Volume 44) By answering this lengthy interview I actually learned a lot about myself. This is a wonderful honour and the whole team was just great to work with. Thank You to Lewis and Eric Lin for this awesome opportunity. Bokeh is a fantastic professional photographer's magazine. Get your subscription. Download your Bokeh magazine app on itunes and read my feature/entire interview. 😀
Also, I have been shooting non stop all summer & I have so insanely busy that I do not have time to post on the blog but I will try to catch up soon. There are so many good pictures to post, I don't know where to start. xx
Pregnancy is the most special and unique time in your life. As a maternity photographer, my goal is to create beautiful and timeless art to be treasured for years to come. I see pregnancy as a sacred process, a time for self reflection and connecting with these magical creative energies! Documenting this wonderful journey only seems natural... Let me take care of that!
Maternity Sessions are typically done between 29 and 36 weeks, but if your schedule does not allow for that I would be happy to work with you on the timing. Feel free to contact me as soon as possible to book your maternity photography session.
After you book your session, I offer a free consultation over the phone or email.
I will assist you with wardrobe and will discuss ideas on poses, lighting, props and style.
Your partner can be included in these photos at no extra cost.
Specializing in timeless maternity photography I think that beauty of pregnancy is being best captured in the most organic way - nude or semi nude. A beautiful selection of sheer and silk draping as is provided for your session, I make beautiful dresses out of these. Most of my clients love to capture the combination of artistic nudes and less revealing or fully clothed portraits. You may bring anything you feel comfortable wearing. I recommend bringing a formfitting bodycon dress, lingerie, maternity skirt or pants, bandeau top, etc. You can bring various accessories such as jewelry, scarves, flowers, hats, etc. You can purchase a maternity dress on Etsy if you want something specific. After reserving a date for your session I will provide you with the What to Bring Guide so that you can have a better idea of what to bring to your maternity session.
I'm looking forward to capturing this special time for you
2015 was wonderfully busy and creative. My photography, posing and editing skills improved so much because of all the opportunities that arose! Thanks to all my customers for supporting my business and my friends and family for your ongoing cheers and encouragement. I feel extremely blesses to be immersed full time in my passion. It was only when I refused to compromise, created a vision and followed up on it while setting my fears aside that life allowed me to thrive from my passion. While many seek out prosperity, they do not believe that it is possible to feel fulfilled by what you do at the same time. But isn't it better the accumulate what nurtures your heart and soul and live simply? I believe if you do this and focus on happiness and believe in your powers of attraction, then eventually, prosperity can not escape from you. I wish you the courage to embrace all of your craziest dreams for 2016! Love, Lili.
Here are some of 2015's best!
While all the single guys were crying, (lol!) I got busy this past December, running down the isle and marrying the love of my life of 10 years: Mr Bobby Brown. No my name is not Whitney and it is not the Bobby Brown you are thinking of!!!...lol, Bobby Brown and I have been together for 10 years now and have a beautiful 5 year old daughter. We tried to organize our wedding several times but we got annoyed at the complexities of wedding planning every time and finally decided we would wait for our baby girl to be old enough to enjoy it and be part of it. We chose a destination beach wedding at the beautiful Now Sapphire resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico...Here are some pictures of my special day, I'd like to share with you. I thought the resort pictures would end up being pretty cheesy but in the end, our photographer Ana, did a fantastic job! I strongly recommend her if you choose this option.
Since I am usually behind the camera, I thought I would treat my family to a mock-engagement (I say mock because I got engaged 8 years ago) photo session. My wonderful neighbor, Danielle took these pictures, while I chose the a set up/clothes & did the artistic direction. If you ever want to showcase your family in a similar fun way, I would love to capture those moments for you. Just gather the clothes and I will think of a set up.
Later I turned a few of these pictures into a Happy New Year Greeting we sent to our family & friends.
No we don't dress like this everyday, but this represents how colorful my family is, and how much we like to joke around. Above all I'm so happy that my daughter is still such a ham for the camera after all the hassling she's gotten from my paparazzi ways over the years...
My daughter, Miss BIG SUNSHINE!
Love to all and HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL!
Lately, I'm obsessed with making newborn headbands out of upcycled t-shirts and vintage lace. Does it show?
And my newest compulsion? Yes Crowns!..Oh boy, does it ever end?
Props are important to Newborn photography. Although you can bring your own accessories and props to a session if you wish to make it more personal, I offer a large quantity of these. I am always shopping for new ones or even making them myself or re-hauling them.
Here is my ever growing collection of baby wraps, hats, headbands, blankets and furs. These are my artist palette, my inspiration....Every piece in the studio has a particular story and is waiting to make new ones with your family! Don't hesitate to let us know which piece you feel particularly attracted to or to bring your own.
Props are great but I also believe they are not everything. A picture with a naked baby and a white blanket is one of my favorite set up... The pieces I choose are usually organic and able to showcase baby without dominating the picture.
I am more interested in the magic your angel carries than anything else, but I am equipped and ready for anything!
Here is where the magic happens! Look at the beautiful light I have flowing from my double window panels...Everything is set up so that it is an arm stretch away & for baby's comfort. When the light fails I am equipped with great back up light softboxes that do an incredible job! On the left side of the studio, I am set up for family/maternity sessions (with seamless paper rolls that pull down from the ceiling and lightboxes) so that I can switch from one to the other in the same session without having to change my set up completely. Welcome! Hope to see you soon!
This is just a small part of the props I own...This does not include the entirety of my growing newborn collection, my toddler or my maternity props....Featured in the the photos above are some quilts (I am obsessed with finding these!), wool fluffs (whole or in large knits), handmade angora bonnets, knitted by a local artist, animal hats, diaper covers and a few crowns. All at your disposition! Presently working on needle felting little animal friends! Can't wait to show you :)
Here is my last flea market score i got this past August... Ohhhh, I can't tell you how excited I was that day! One of my best collect to date and already got a lot of use!
Had fun designing a few timeline covers for my Facebook page and had I more time, I'd spend all day on this, it's kind of fun! But now I can not decide which one is my favorite...Which is yours?
I am definitely not the best blogger, I keep meaning to post more stuff but work piles on with so many things on the to do list. I have a bunch of sessions to share with you but at last let me share one of my favorite January sessions...
William came as a late x-mas present on December 26th. A miraculous gift of 7.6lb. Daddy Neil and mommy Clare were overjoyed and came to my studio when Will was 14 days. Later than I like to pose newborns but William was perfect and practically behaved like a 1 week old. Lucky me, that does make my work easier. The January overcast but bright day, offered us perfect lighting for this loving trio. Neil & Clare loved the pictures so much, they ended up purchasing them all. I have to say there were so many good shots (which I am struggling to post a fraction here) it made it impossible to limit it to a selection. In most my newborn sessions now, I also offer to do family +newborn, newborn+mommy & newborn+daddy pictures (newborn +siblings if there is some). And almost everyone chooses this option. I love photographing intimate family moments and I feel so privileged to be invited to do so.
I love these 2 black and white images. I started to do more and more black background images in my session just to offer variety. A nice changed from my typical whitewashed ones. I have never posted an image of a newborn crying before. I don't usually like them but for some reason I love this one so much. It almost looks like the baby was just pulled out of the womb (after a good clean up, yes, he's awfully clean). On the second shot I find William looks like he is dancing & completely free of worries...lol, Here's a feeling, I wouldn't mind experiencing again.
Thank you William for putting up with all my requests so patiently & thank you Clare & Neil for being such wonderful parents & assistants (holding my reflector and so on...) Can't wait until our next meeting.
Want to support an artist during this holiday season? Get 15%, taxes included, on regular photo sessions now, until December 23rd. We can e-mail you a printable gift certificate, or you can pick up a voucher. Write to me at email@example.com for details & prices.
Encouragez un artiste pendant les fêtes...Pourquoi pas moi? Je vous offre 15% de rabais, taxes incluses sur les certificats cadeaux (toutes les sessions de photo à prix réguliers) jusqu'au 23 décembre. Je peux vous envoyer un certificats imprimmable. Pour la liste de prix, écrivez-moi à firstname.lastname@example.org Joyeuses Fêtes!
Special Holiday session deals, all taxes included
150$ for 4 high resolution, retouched digital files and a 45 minutes session
100$ For 2 digital Files and a 30 minute session
75$ for 1 digital file and a 20 minutes session.
E-mail email@example.com for bookings.
Spéciaux et Taxes incluses sur les sessions des fêtes
150$ pour 4 fichiers digitaux et session de 45 minute
100$ For 2 fichiers digitaux et session de 30 minutes
75$ pour 1 fichier digital et session de 20 minutes
Ecrivez-moi lilisweet@ hotmail.com pour prendre rendez-vous!
Book a maternity session now and get 10% off when you book a newborn session! All taxes are included in our prices!
Lili Sweet is a newborn, maternity & family photographer with over 20 years experience from Montreal, Canada. To book a session or to get a quote please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 514-272-7119 & visit my main website HERE