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    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 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!

    -Courtney

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Morgan & Cliff’s Annapolis Naval Academy Wedding | Part One | Annapolis Wedding Photographer

Here it is, Part One of Morgan and Cliff’s gorgeous Naval Academy Elopement at the Main Chapel. We had the perfect Spring Day for these photos. Morgan and Cliff travelled all the way from Texas with their closest family and friends to get married at the Naval Academy. We had a fun day starting at this beautiful chapel and then walking around the Academy grounds. Matthew and I have never been inside of the Academy before and Cliff was the perfect tour guide. Part One is all about the ceremony. In a few days I will be posting Part Two with the stunning portraits we took in the Buchanan Gardens and around the Academy. Please leave a comment below for Morgan and Cliff and like my page on Facebook at Facebook.com/LovelyLensPhotography.



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Morgan & Cliff’s Annapolis Naval Academy Elopement | Lovely Look | Annapolis Wedding Photographer

Congratulations, Morgan & Cliff! This beautiful couple had their wedding at the Annapolis Naval Academy yesterday. It was the perfect Spring day. Here is a lovely look of some of their photos. The full post will be coming soon. 

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The Lovely Lens Photography Mobile App

Lovely Lens Photography, LLC. now has an app! Before today I would not have considered making an app, until an ad came across my Facebook page that looked kind of interesting. Personally, I am not a huge fan of apps. I have Instagram and Pants Vs. Zombies, but that is it. However, I know there are a lot of people out there who love using their phones for everything. To be honest, I’m just not one of them. Yet I do see the appeal. My little sister for example has an app for just about everything.

Here is why I like the app:

I get to share my photos with a wider audience. I have included galleries for all of the services Lovely Lens offers. It also connects to my twitter feed and I can share the latest events, photos, sales, coupons, etc. that I have going on in my business right at my finger tips. The awesome part is that you can interact too. Leave a comment or a photo on the news feed. If you’re a guest at a wedding I am photographing you can share your own photos as the wedding happens. How cool is that?!

How to get the app:

click on the link below. It will take you to the page pictured under the link. Enter your phone number in the box and hit “send.” Awesome. You now have a text with my app link. Click on the link on your phone, install Yapp for free, then open my app and enjoy. Please leave me a helpful comment or just a nice hello in the news feed.

Or:

Use the QR code below to get the app on your phone.

 

http://my.yapp.us/ATNYNR


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Jessie’s Maternity Session | Connecticut Photographer | Lovely Maternity

My idea of a maternity photo shoot is to show the beauty of motherhood and the relationship of the parents-to-be. Cliches and heart shaped hands over bellies can be cute, but do not show the nature of motherhood. I have seen a lot of artistic nude maternity photos, which at times can be very beautiful, but don’t really show the personality of the mom-to-be. When taking maternity photos my goal is to showcase the beauty of the subject, not just as a mother, but as an individual as well. Jessie and Wojtek are a stunning couple and will be amazing parents. Over the past couple years they have been redesigning their new home together. The best place to start a maternity photo shoot is at the home-sweet-home of the family and that is where we started our journey. We ended up at the local Fairfield Beach in Fairfield Connecticut. 

Jessie makes it look so effortless, but it was freezing on Sunday with a strong breeze by the water. Behind me Wojtek stood ready with her jacket to bundle her back up. I told her we didn’t have to take any more photos, that we had taken a lot already, but she wanted to see the photo shoot through. Now that is my kind of dream client: someone who wants the best shot just as much as I do! It was definitely worth it. 

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Jessica & Brian’s Baby Gender Reveal Party | New York Family Photographer

To celebrate the announcement of their baby’s gender, Brian and Jessica had a gender reveal party with their family at their home in New York. Jessica requested that guests wear pink if they thought she would be having a girl and blue if they thought the baby was to be a boy. She spent a lot of time perfecting the details of their day.

When the time came to reveal if the baby was a little boy or girl, the grandmothers-to-be were seated in front of the guests and each handed a baby gift to open. 
Congrats! A baby girl! Little Elliana is due this coming July. I love the look little Payton has on his face in the bottom right:
Family all the way in Tennessee joined the party through skype on Jess and Brian’s television. 
Jess came up with the idea for this cookie cake herself. She also decorated the hot pink cupcakes that everyone loved. 
This tree idea is really neat. Guests were instructed to select a color tag depending on if they thought the baby was a boy or girl. At the beginning of the party they wrote their name and the day they thought the baby will be born with the estimate weight. 
A pink and blue balloon were tied to the front steps. The blue balloon didn’t make it to the end of the party. Jess thought it was amusing seeing how the pink balloon was still afloat and the baby was revealed to be a little girl.

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