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 http://lovelylensphotography.wordpress.com/ 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!
Meredith’s boudoir session was a special Christmas gift for her boyfriend. Any man would be lucky to have these gorgeous photos for Christmas. Her amazing sister-in-law, Heather, was there and an incredible help during the entire shoot. Heather is the one that styled Meredith’s stunning hair and make up. It was a pleasure meeting the both of them and a special thank you to Meredith for allowing me to share these images on my blog. Boudoir photography is always confidential but every once in a while there is a session that I really want to add to my portfolio. It makes my day when a client loves her images enough and has the confidence to let me share my favorite images.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you would like to book a boudoir session for yourself as a special gift, book your photo shoot before the end of January to have your photos by the 14th. This $650 session is now on sale for only $400 for the month of January 2015. Limited space available. The session comes with up to two hours of photography, a custom image-wrapped DVD case with a disc of your professionally edited image files, and a complimentary 8″x10″ print.
The New Year is always a promise of new adventures, new stories, and sometimes even a new you. So I thought it was the perfect time to share a few photos from baby Hazel’s newborn photos. You may recognize her parents, Carl and Stephanie from a wedding I photographed in 2013. It is such an honor being a part of the journey my couples walk through as they grow their lives and their families together. Wishing you the best of the new year.