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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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Apple & Pumpkin Picking Family Session | Family Photographer | Gaver Farm, Maryland

 

Happy Autumn! The leaves are vibrant, apple pies are baking, and pumpkins are being carved. Some of you may find this family familiar and you are right. Exactly one year ago I had the honor of photographing Jess and Chris’s Herrington Bay Wedding which you can see here. I have also photographed little Riley’s recent 2nd birthday party. I was thrilled when Jess asked to book an apple picking family session with me at Gaver Farm because it is such a fun family activity and a wonderful opportunity for memorable family photos. This session was exciting because it was more than a family photo shoot, it was also an anniversary mini session.

Riley kept us busy with his endless energy so we had to take these shots quickly in between out takes of chasing Riley from the other rows in the apple orchard. For families out there with toddlers, getting perfect posed images every time is not very likely, so having a fun (and picturesque!) activity to do together such as apple or pumpkin picking is a great way to get lovely candid photos of your child having fun. Props, such as these amazing apple and pumpkin signs hand made by Jess, are also a fun way to add variety.

Thank you, Jess and Chris for asking me to once again photograph your beautiful family! I’m beginning to feel like we are cousins that you see at every family pic nic. I also made the most delicious apple pie with the basket of apples you gave me to bring home. Enjoy your autumn adventures. 

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Historic Gettysburg Train Station Wedding | Belladonna & James | Gettysburg, PA

Belladonna and James were married on October 4th at the historic Gettysburg Train Station  in Gettysburg, PA. The day started out cloudy, but the sunlight and blue sky came out at their closest family and friends were celebrating their wedding. It was the perfect day for this beautiful autumn wedding. The leaves were beginning to turn to vibrant shades of red and yellow and they fell along the rail road tracks. I had been looking forward to their special day since I first heard from Bella a year before and it was wonderful to be able to finally meet this lovely couple. We spoke through e-mail and over the phone because Bella was living all the way in Tennessee before moving to Gettysburg to marry the love of her life. Congratulations, Belladonna and James! It has been such an honor to be a part of your wedding day. I truly enjoyed every moment and all of the thought and love that went into every detail, from the self-uniting ceremony and James’s singing at the ceremony to the unique location and gorgeous flowers. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. 

Hotel: Gettysburg Hotel 

Reception and catering: Gettysburg Train Station 

Hair Stylist: Kaitlyn from Town and Campus Hair

Bridal Portraits: Gettysburg Train Station and Gettysburg College

Rings: Scott & Co. Fine Jewelry 

Custom bridal gown (Bella had her gown custom made for her wedding): KMK Designs

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Bakery: Karen Rodkey Cakes

 

 

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