Category Archives: Families

Who remembers these cuties when they were only 4 days new!  Hunter and Nolan are now 6 months old!  Chubby cheeks, toothless smiles, lots of baby talk, and little giggles!  When Kristin and Kevin reached out to get together for a session, I could not pass up the opportunity to see how much these little guys have grown!  They just make me smile cheek to cheek, and they are only getting cuter!

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I love taking this first part of the year to reflect back on the year prior.  2013 was filled with so many beautiful moments and I am just reminded how much I love what I do, how much I love my couples and families, and how I much I just love pure joy!  February marked my third year of owning my own business here in Huntsville and I am so grateful and so blessed to have the love and support from so many.  To each and every one of you, thank you!  Your words of encouragement continue to inspire me!  Cheers to a wonderful new year!

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Thank you again for an incredible year!

Now for the Best of 2013 Contest!

Vote for your favorites! “Like” Lauren Tomasella Photography on Facebook and Comment, Like, or Share any session or image you love from the “Best of 2013” album!
The session or image that receives the most votes wins one complimentary Disc Collection (valued at $350).
2nd place wins a complimentary Portrait Session (valued at $135)!
 3rd place wins a $75 gift certificate towards any session or product!
** Any Like, Comment or Share counts as a vote. Unlimited comments welcome, but only one entry per person per image! **
A Special Bonus…anyone who votes will be randomly selected to win a Gift Certificate Portrait/Lifestyle Session!
The contest ends April 1st!  Winners will be announced April 2nd!  Good luck and thank you for participating!!

If you have any questions about the contest, email me at lauren.tomasella@gmail.com 🙂

I am so excited to share one of my most favorite family sessions of 2013.  Meet Karina, Charles and their boys Maddox and Liam! The fabulous and extremely talented Karina is the photographer at Sweet Roots Photography.  It was such an honor to do this session for her.  When Karina first contacted me and told me her idea of having a family session in the rain.. boots, umbrellas and all, I was ALL for it!  So different and it was definitely going to be my first (planned) session in the rain.  We set the date and hoped for the best.  Well, session day came.. and it RAINED!!!  It could not have been more perfect.  Not to mention this family is a BLAST!  Thank you Karina, Charles, Maddox and Liam!  Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this session!   ltp-acker-family-001 ltp-acker-family-002 ltp-acker-family-003 ltp-acker-family-004 ltp-acker-family-005 ltp-acker-family-006 ltp-acker-family-007 ltp-acker-family-008 ltp-acker-family-009 ltp-acker-family-010 ltp-acker-family-011 ltp-acker-family-012 ltp-acker-family-013 ltp-acker-family-014 ltp-acker-family-015 ltp-acker-family-016 ltp-acker-family-017 ltp-acker-family-018 ltp-acker-family-019 ltp-acker-family-020 ltp-acker-family-021 ltp-acker-family-022 ltp-acker-family-023 ltp-acker-family-024 ltp-acker-family-025 ltp-acker-family-026 ltp-acker-family-027 ltp-acker-family-028 ltp-acker-family-029

First off, I was blown away by the response this year for the Best of 2012 Contest/Giveaway!  You all deserve to win!!!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  2012 was another great year and I am blessed to have met so many kind and genuine people.  To all of those families and friends who voted, THANK YOU!
And now for the winners!!
1st Place..
Molly, Jason, Parker, Riley and Brooks!
1st place receives one complimentary Portrait/Lifestyle Session + CD of their 35 favorites (valued at $400)!  
2nd Place..

2nd place receives a complimentary Portrait Session (valued at $125)! 

3rd Place..
Jan, Bryan, and Riley!
3rd place receives a $75 gift certificate towards any session or product! 

The Special Bonus…one lucky voter was randomly selected to win a Gift Certificate Portrait/Lifestyle Session (valued at $125)! That lucky voter is Julie Hosier!
Thank you again for voting and becoming fans of Lauren Tomasella Photography on Facebook! Continue following for future specials and contests! THANK YOU!

I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who stopped by booth D24 yesterday!  It was such a pleasure to meet and get to know so many wonderful people.  THANK YOU!  And if you are new to my blog, welcome!  Take a look around!  Leave some love 🙂  I would love to hear from you!

At the end of the post, there is a long list of thank you’s to everyone who made yesterday a success!  I am truly grateful for all of the help and support!  Be sure to also check out the winners of the giveaway!

I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed yesterday.  It was so exciting to be among so many wonderful local businesses.  I am just in pure amazement of the talent in Huntsville.

Without the following list of people, yesterday would not have been a success! They all contributed to making my vision become a reality.  I am so thankful.

First, thank you, Chamber of Commerce, for giving me this opportunity!  Since I moved here two years ago, the Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama have been extremely supportive of my business.  Not just my business, but all small businesses!  I highly encourage anyone just beginning, to contact them!  You will not regret it.

Krista and her family.  Krista is a fellow photographer and a good friend of mine in Huntsville.  I owe this girl so much!!! She kept me sane.  She helped me paint.  She offered her garage 🙂 And her Suburban for transport!  I am telling you, I am forever indebted to this girl!  Krista came with me the day of the Expo, helped me set up and stood by my side.  Thank you, Krista, for being there.

Krista and her husband, Daniel, also put me in touch with Travis.

Travis Boginski of GT Construction literally made this vision a reality.   I knew I wanted to construct a wall with hollow doors, I just could not wrap my head around how to do it.  While it would have taken me days upon days to build, he knocked it out in less than an hour.  He builds houses for a living, so my measly wall was nothing! 🙂  The best part, he made it easy for me to take apart/put together.  Amazing.  Thank you, Travis!!

Another thank you goes to my favorite printing vendors, ProDPI, Vision Art, WHCC, and Simply Canvas.  I have ProDPI and Simply Canvas to thank for my canvases.  I also have ProDPI to thank for my prints and 10×20 standout with my logo.  Another thank you goes to Vision Art.  Vision Art specializes in printing fine art books, which are my all-time favorite.  I love them because I love telling stories with my images and books are a perfect way to do just that.  Thank you Vision Art!  WHCC does all my printing for press products, including the 4.5×5 brochures I created to handout. They also make the adorable 3×3 brag books.  These vendors have the quality.  They have incredible customer service.  And they also make my work look good! 🙂  I could not be more pleased with their services.

Erin Lindsey of Erin Lindsey Images is another local photographer that I love and adore.  I highly recommend her!!  She was with me in the beginning stages of this project and helped brainstorm ideas for the living room concept.  She helped me shop, pointed me in the direction of some pretty fabulous thrift stores and antique malls (where I acquired the table and bookcase shelf). She was also kind enough to let me borrow those two adorable chairs and pillows.  AND the vintage camera and decorative books!  She is so awesome and would drop anything to help you.  Seriously, go check her out!

My mints!  As a gift, I handed out mini mint tins with my logo.  I kept a tin for myself, because they are so delicious!!  They were made by Forever Wed.  If you are ever in need of personalized gifts, wedding favors and more, I recommend them!

My sister and brother-in-law.  And I’ll throw my niece, Avery, in there too!  I don’t even know where to begin to thank them.  They are miles away, but I feel like they are right next door.  They are always there to offer advice, wisdom, criticism regardless of the time or day.  I am extremely grateful to have them in my life.

Morgan Trinker!  I have to give this girl a shout out!  Not only is she an amazing photographer, she is unbelievably kind and generous.  In this specific situation, she calmed my nerves and offered genuine advice on having a booth.  No exaggeration, she is a true inspiration.

My past clients.  Thank you for trusting in me.  Giving me opportunities.  Photographing you and your families.  Capturing and preserving your memories.  With every session, I am so honored.  Thank you.

To Krista, Luis, Maisee and Niroshen for helping me take down the set up!

To my parents, just because! 🙂

And Alex.  My best friend and love of my life.  He’s been in Hawaii the past two weeks… for work… (Not fair right!) 🙂  And even though he’s been gone the past two weeks, he’s been there every step of the way.

THANK YOU!!!!  AND now.. the winners of the giveaway!  Those who stopped by the booth had the opportunity to fill out a ticket or drop their business card into the drawing to win one of three prizes..

The Grand Prize..
Free Lifestyle Session ($285 Value)
The Grand Prize goes to Donna Cowart!

The Second Prize..
16×20 Gallery Wrap Canvas ($195 Value)
The Second Prize goes to Shari MacPherson!

The Third Prize..
$100 Print Credit (toward any product of Lauren Tomasella Photography)
The Third Prize goes to Erin Railey!

Thank you again to all of those who participated in the giveaway!