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TORONTO BABY PHOTOGRAPHER | COBOURG BABY PHOTOGRAPHER: SEVEN MONTHS

Toronto baby photographerWhat a lovely time I had working with this little man and his lovely parents last month! He was all smiles and giggles for the camera and kept wowing me with those dazzling baby blues! His parents requested a clean, crisp, minimalist photo session and these darling striped overalls really made it!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: VALENTINE’S DAY PRINT

Toronto wedding photographer Toronto wedding photographerAre you in a jam for Valentine’s Day this year? Then consider this fine art Romantic Rose print. It is a flower that never wilts and doesn’t need watering. Pen a sentimental little something on the back, pop it into a beautiful frame and you are good to go! This pretty little petaled 5×7 print comes in a gorgeous crisp white mat that fits seamlessly into any 8×10 frame! You can order yours here if you’re interested!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: 3 ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

More and more modern couples are opting out of the traditional engagement photo session because they don’t love the idea of ‘posing’ in front of the camera to announce their upcoming nuptials.

What I most often hear from clients is that they a) don’t really want that many photographs of just themselves b) they aren’t doing save the date cards or c) that they would rather have photographs of another occasion surrounding their upcoming wedding.

So, LLB Creative has cooked up three fantastic alternative shoot ideas to book in lieu of an engagement session.

1) A GLAMOUR SESSION
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Consider this – most brides-to-be spend up to an entire year getting into the best shape of their lives for the big day. You work really hard so that the gorgeous dress fits just right and looks absolutely spectacular when you walk down the aisle. So why not celebrate what you’ve worked for with an intimate, yet elegant boudoir session that shows off your radiant bride-to-be time of life?

LLB Creative has teamed up with Luxette Lingerie to create a stunning glamour/boudoir photography package that guarantees final photos that look like they came from a magazine while celebrating the true you! Our all female team offers professional hair and makeup, professional styling and the comfort of a private, welcoming studio.

We have an in-person consultation before your shoot so that we are sure to capture exactly what you are looking for. And ALL photographs that identify your person are kept completely offline! This means that your intimate moments remain just that – yours!

A glamour session can be as dressed up or as dressed down as you’d like. We can do super glam or very casual — you set the tone and style! Regardless of which approach you would like to take, we will create a custom experience that suits you to perfection! Have questions? Don’t be shy! Just zip us an email and ask!

{Above photo credits: Photography LLB Creative | Styling Luxette Lingerie | Hair and makeup Nikki B | Model Marie Machete}

2) A BRIDAL SHOWER PHOTO SESSION
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Think of how beautiful the last bridal shower you went to was. There were probably pretty flowers, stylish decor and a fabulous cake, not to mention all of your friends a little bit dressed up for the occasion. Maybe it was a carefree picnic with loved ones or perhaps a lively cocktail party?

Choosing to have your bridal shower professionally photographed is a fantastic way to do two things. Firstly, it captures lovely lifestyle shots in a very organic and genuine manner that you can cherish forever – after all, your grandmother did spend weeks planning and making your shower cake from scratch. Secondly, it is a fantastic way to introduce some of your wedding guests to your photographer, which will ultimately help them to relax on your big day when flashes are going off here there and everywhere. Isn’t it always nice to see a friendly face?

A lot of great moments happen at a bridal shower, it’s a shame not to document them in a beautiful manner. No bridal shower? Then consider having a photographer document your visit to a bridal shop, engagement party or rehearsal dinner!

3) A POST-WEDDING FASHION SHOOT
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Of course on your wedding day we will be sure to shoot some memorable (and fashionable!) bridal portraits of you and your better half dressed up to the nines. But for those couples who are feeling a bit adventurous a post-wedding fashion shoot (either in studio or on location) can be an incredible way to create a very magazine-esque look that will wow your family for generations to come.

This concept is very similar to ‘trash the dress’ except we don’t trash the dress (unless, of course, you want to!) With years of experience shooting fashion lookbooks and pieces for various publications, LLB Creative knows how to handle expensive garments with care while getting an unbelievable shot. We will cook up a really cool concept for you, hair and makeup is once again provided and then off we go for your very own magazine quality photo shoot!

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An engagement session package can be swapped out for any of these alternative photo shoot options or added on to any existing LLB Creative wedding package! The possibilities are truly endless to help you get the wedding photography coverage that will suit you and your finance best!

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TORONTO BABY PHOTOGRAPHER: VALENTINE’S DAY MINI SESSIONS

Toronto baby photographerWhy not try a stylish photo session this Valentine’s season for you and your sweetheart, be they your spouse/partner, baby or best pet friend! These are a great way to keep the family photographs up to date and make beautiful, heartfelt gifts for that special someone!

Each ‘Sweetheart Mini Session‘ includes the following:

  • 35 minutes of studio or natural light shoot time
  • two photo subjects (an additional $25 per person/pet)
  • 12 final, edited heartfelt images delivered via Dropbox
  • two 5×7 fine art heirloom prints
  • $150 per session (+HST)

Please note that the number of Sweetheart Mini Sessions available are limited and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. This offer is only valid until February 15th, 2015 and sessions must be purchased by that date.

Gift certificates are available, but need to be used within eight weeks of purchase (in other words, a gift certificate needs to be used by April 11th, 2015).

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TORONTO BABY PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRISTMAS MINI SESSIONS

Toronto baby photographer Toronto-baby-photographer-holiday-mini-session-2-and-3 Toronto baby photographerThis year LLB Creative hosted some cheerful Children’s Holiday Mini Sessions in our downtown Toronto studio. A minimalist vibe was adopted to give a festive vibe that could still be framed and shared on the family photo wall all year round. Here are a few frames from this little guy’s time in the spotlight. He adored the giant Christmas bauble and our resident studio bear, Filbert.  It was a fun, giggle filled day. More from the Holiday Mini Session event coming soon!

BOOK YOUR BABY PHOTO SESSION TODAY!
(and ask about LLB Creative gift certificates! They make excellent Christmas presents!)

 

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TORONTO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER: NICE TO MEET YOU

Toronto newborn photographerA wee glimpse into this wee one’s newborn photo session. He was only eight-days-old when this photo was taken and I can’t get enough of his teeny tiny hands and fingers! Documenting a sweet baby’s earliest natural moments at home with their parents is truly magical. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… I feel so incredibly lucky and honoured to be invited to meet and photograph brand new babies!

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TORONTO BABY PHOTOGRAPHER: HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS

Toronto baby photographer holiday mini sessionsChristmas is a magical and fleeting time, especially if you’re watching a little one eagerly await Santa Claus’ visit. Capture those delighted smiles, those enthusiastic giggles and those adorable holiday inspired pjs and outfits with a Children’s Holiday Mini Session! Come by LLB Creative’s cheer filled studio for some Christmas music, cookies and memories!

Holiday Mini Sessions are an amazing way to keep your baby’s photographs updated, plus they make beautiful gifts for grandparents and family members!

COST
– $100 + HST

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– 30 minutes of shoot time
– children only
– up to 2 children per session (extra $25 per person)
– chic, timeless and festive props
– 12 final, retouched images for up to 8×10 DIY printing
– complimentary web-formatted copies of your collection
– in-studio viewing session of your final images
– one 8×12 print, showcasing 5 images (value $20)
– a surprise gift for each kiddo at the end of their session!

ADD ONS
– custom designed Christmas cards based on one or more of your images
– collection of all your photos as flawless fine art prints

WHEN
December 6th  |  11AM – 4PM

HOW TO BOOK
In order to give every wee one complete and undivided attention, these mini sessions are limited. To reserve your space,
please email me at lauralbenn@gmail.com and tell me your kiddo’s name, age and what time you would prefer!

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TORONTO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER: MODERN BABY PORTRAITS

Toronto-baby-photographer-baby-portraitThis little man was only 20-days-old when I showed up with my camera to capture some of his earliest moments with mum and dad. It is always such a delight to photograph a newborn in their home and makes for a truly beautiful, natural and relaxed session. Much more from this wee one’s session coming soon!

EMAIL ME TO BOOK YOUR NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION TODAY!
(gift certificates available for a truly memorable baby shower gift!)

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TORONTO BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY: BRIDAL BOUDOIR LOOKBOOK

LLB-Creative-Luxette-Lingerie-Toronto-Boudoir-Photography-3 LLB-Creative-Luxette-Lingerie-Toronto-boudoir-photography-9 LLB-Creative-Luxette-Lingerie-Toronto-boudoir-photography-10 LLB-Creative-Luxette-Lingerie-Toronto-boudoir-photography-15LLB-Creative-Luxette-Lingerie-Toronto-boudoir-photography-4 LLB-Creative-Luxette-Lingerie-Toronto-boudoir-photography-20The results of a lookbook I shot for Luxette Lingerie this fall — a new Toronto-based lingerie company that creates stylish intimate wear for women of all body types! Their first luxury line is inspired by ancient Egypt and was designed to be feminine and flirty with a modern twist. The Luxette ladies use sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics as much as possible and create beautiful, comfortable pieces that inspire inner confidence. It was such a wonderful project to work on! To shop the complete collection, visit the Luxette Lingerie website!

Credits
{Hair and makeup: Nikki B | Photography: LLB Creative | Models: Christina Angelopoulos, Jennifer Alexander and Natasha Sade  | Gaffer: Nik Benn  |  Wardrobe: Luxette Lingerie}

EMAIL ME TO BOOK YOUR PHOTO SESSION TODAY!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: EDWARDS GARDENS ROMANCE

Toronto-wedding-photographer-Edwards-Gardens-LLB-CreativeLast weekend I had the honour of photographing a gorgeous autumn wedding — although the weather felt more like mid-summer than crisp fall! The joy of the day was palpable, the laughter non-stop and the happy tears plenty. It was certainly a celebration to be remembered and although the final wedding collection is shaping up to be rich in stunning fall colours, I thought a quiet, tender moment captured in classic black would be a nice little sneak peek! We were going for soft, romantic and timeless. More from this spectacular day coming soon!

EMAIL ME TO CHAT ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS TODAY!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: QUEEN WEST ENGAGEMENT SESSION SNEAK PEAK

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Queen West Engagement SessionQueen West Engagement Session A few weeks ago I had the enormous pleasure of photographing a modern, trendy engagement session. This wonderful couple wanted something that felt very urban, yet classic and also relaxed, so we hit the streets of the Queen West neighbourhood (recently named the second coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue… in case you were wondering) and had a fantastic afternoon! So much more from this engagement session on its way soon!

EMAIL ME ABOUT YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING PHOTOS TODAY!

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