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  • Lovely Lens Photography, LLC.

    Welcome to my new and improved website!

    My name is Courtney Murray and I am the owner and photographer of Lovely Lens Photography, LLC. I studied photojournalism and graduated from Cazenovia College in 2012 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts Specialization in Photography. Originally I planned on becoming a photojournalist, but in 2011 I assisted with a wedding and fell in love with wedding photography. Later on in 2011 I was introduced to the art of boudoir photography, now another photo session that I love to do. My passion is photographing people, particularly new families to newborns. I like to call it positive-photojournalism and there is nothing else I would rather do. I love my creative job!

    If you were wondering what happened to my old site, it may still be found at My skills and technique are forever evolving. Although I am proud of my older work, my new style is stronger and having this new site is the best way to showcase my latest work. I hope that you enjoy browsing through my photos!


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Baby Darren’s First Cake Smash | Professional Photographer | Cake Smash Photography

Baby Darren is turning one! Darren’s mother Didi and I planned a cute little cake smash to celebrate his first birthday. Some little ones get a little upset when cake gets all over their fingers, but Darren went right for it with gusto. Back in the spring I met this lovely family when I took photos of Darren when he was only 6 months old. The photos may be found here.  It is always a pleasure to see a family again. Babies grow so fast! I hope that you enjoy these photos just as much as Darren enjoyed his first ever taste of birthday cake.

Sometimes a balloon is simply the best thing in the world. 

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Shawn & Keristen | Venice, Florida | Venice Beach Engagement | Destination Photographer

    I was so thrilled by they surprise engagement photo shoot all the way in Venice Florida this past Tuesday morning. In Maryland the leaves are all changed and quickly falling from the trees, leaving them barren and looking as chilly as the air feels. A beautiful 84 degree Florida day was just what I needed to rejuvenate from the end of summer blues. Shawn and Keristen woke up early to get to Venice Beach at 6 a.m. before the sunrise. We wanted to get there in time to see the sun approach the sky. Having the advantage of the dark sky for these backlit shots was also a must.

The night before Keristen confided to me her goals for their photo shoot and we only had a short while to take the photos because Keristen had to take a plane home. I’m a morning person, but I am usually not up before the sun. I might have to make it into a habit of asking my clients to meet me for sunrise instead of sunset. The morning light was magical and I was energized for the rest of my day. I adore Keristen’s white blanket and candle idea for the beach. The morning breeze kept blowing out all of the candles, but we still got these great shots. I was in photographic bliss while taking photographs of this beautiful couple on this gorgeous Florida beach. Every time I look at them I feel like I could step outside my door to warm Florida sunlight.

If you enjoyed Keristen and Shawn’s engagement photos please click on the Facebook link at the top of this page and like my Facebook page. It helps sport my business, builds up my online presence, and even helps me to book more photo shoots. Lovely Lens Photography, LLC. is also on Twitter @LovelyLensPhoto and Instagram @LovelyLensPhotography. Thank you! 

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