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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 Charlotte’s First Birthday Cake Smash | Lovely Look | Connecticut Family Photographer


The first photos of Spring are finally here. With Spring time comes sunshine, love, laughter, and cake! Hopefully lots and lots of cake because this cake smash photo shoot was too darn cute! I can happily take photos like these ones for the rest of my life. Seeing an infant taste cake for the first time is an absolute delight for not just the baby and proud mom and dad, but for me as a photographer. We all had so much fun watching this little one smash her cake. The full blog post is coming soon with Charlotte’s first birthday portraits, cake smash, and a lifestyle shoot of a day at home with mom and dad.

There are a lot of big changes coming to Lovely Lens Photography, the biggest change will be the name. Lovely Lens will now be Live Lovely Photography so expect major changes (good ones!) for the web site, Facebook, and all social media by the summer time. Live Lovely is also expanding to work more with families and high school seniors, although couples and weddings are still my specialty.



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Boudoir Photo Review | Professional Connecticut Boudoir Photographer


My last boudoir client, Meredith, sent me a really lovely e-mail thanking me for her photos. She told me that she absolutely loved her images and had fun at the photo shoot too. When I asked her if she wouldn’t mind writing up a small review for me to share I couldn’t have been more surprised to read this in return. Meredith, thank you for your kind words and this awesome review. I am so thrilled that you loved your photos and that your boyfriend did too. I appreciate the review and am beyond words happy that you are sharing your experience today.


“My boyfriend and I have been in a long distance relationship for a looong time. I decided I wanted to give him something extra special for Christmas.  I came across Lovely Lens Photography and really liked Courtney’s take on Boudoir Photography. It was classy, intimate, raw, and beautiful. That was what I wanted. All her information was there, with great photos, and a great philosophy. I think what most impressed me is that she wanted the photos to be genuine and not take away someone’s true self.


I emailed her and she got back with me right away and we began planning my photoshoot. She asked questions and helped me get an idea of what to wear, bring, and what to expect. All of her preparations made the shoot a lot more comfortable.


I was quite nervous at first. I wasn’t sure how I felt about having basically a stranger photograph pictures of me scantily clad.

Courtney suggested I bring a friend to help me feel more at ease. My sister-in-law came a long and was a big help!


So we met and discussed the details and then set up the room and we started with a simple outfit and simple poses. It was a relaxed atmosphere, and no pressure. I felt like I could be myself without any judgement. She demonstrated the poses and had some examples to help me figure out what to do. We put music on, chatted about life and just had a lot of fun. It wasn’t as scary as I thought. Courtney was so encouraging, and kind, and not over bearing.


After the shoot I felt more confident about myself and my personal image. I felt more desirable which has really helped in my relationship. I was so excited to finally receive the images. I surprised my boy friend with them for Christmas. He couldn’t believe I would do that for him! He was and is still in love with all of the photos. It definitely helped us feel more close and intimate with each other!


Overall the Boudior Photoshoot with Lovely Lens Photography was a life changing experience and I would recommend it!”



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