Hope you can join me and 34 other designers when we share our runway designs on Saturday, June 3 at The Corning Museum Of Glass for Recycled Runway 2017. The event will benefit The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Just a share, my future daughter-in-law came into the studio. It was an exciting time, photographing in her wedding gown before her big day arrives. What a gift for this mother of the groom. While we were winding down from the fun of the day, time allowed for us to capture a few more special images that didn't spoil any of the details.
It's a tradition, I have always selected a Frasier fir tree for Christmas because they are my favorite.
However, this year I (gave in to great pressure) let my youngest select his favorite type of tree.....a grand fir.
It is definitely beautiful. It smells absolutely wonderful. It is also.....well....huge!!!! Not quite sure if I have enough lights to add to it. Guess we'll figure it out when the time comes to decorate it.
He's rather proud of himself. He's been bragging to his older brother and father that he can now prove that he's the favorite child - because he "convinced" me to get a different type of Christmas tree this year. I'm just waiting till his sister hears about it.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was very nice...quieter than in years past since the kids are getting older and off celebrating with significant others now days. We had our official dinner on Wednesday so our youngest (and only child still at home) could spend the holiday with his girlfriend and her family. The hubby and I lounged around on Thursday and left-overs were greatly enjoyed - my favorite is always the stuffing.
Now we are in the process of preparing for Christmas. I started a tradition many years ago of hanging up the Christmas lights on the front porch so that the kids could turn them on after Thanksgiving dinner to start the season off officially here at home. This year it was the hubby who actually had his chance to kick off the season.
Slowly the decorations are being brought out of storage and it is time to start preparing the annual Christmas card mailing. An activity I truly enjoy. I know how important it is to stay in touch with those you love and it is exciting to share the joy of the season.
If you are still undecided about what kind of greetings to send to your friends and family this year there is still time for you to come into the studio for your portrait session and order holiday cards.
Sessions are being held on Saturday, December 3rd between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sessions are $595 and include:
30 minutes of studio time
50 Premium quality Holiday Cards with envelopes. Greeting and one image on the front and one image with sentiment on the back
You will also receive 2 - 5x7 prints, one of each or two of the same
Upgrade packages are available for additional cards, more prints, larger prints and products
Times available are first come, first served: 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Date: December 3, 2016
To reserve your spot a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule your Holiday Portrait Session. Call (607) 368-3367 or email me at infoRLStudios@gmail.com.
No walk-ins accepted. Gift vouchers will not be accepted for Holiday Portrait Sessions. Image selection will be made at your image reveal and buying session held the week of December 5th - 9th.
Sometimes it is still like a dream. The opportunity to photograph a women to preserve this very moment in time for her. Having a job where I am able to see a woman fall in love with herself. To have the skills to create something beautiful for her to keep as a special memento of the day and to share with loved ones both near and far. It is a life nothing short of magical. For these reasons I will always be thankful.
RLStudioPortraiture.com the magazine is available on issue.
It is so exciting to share that there is a new member of the team. Her name is Mackenzie and she will be your hair stylist when you contact the studio for for your in studio portrait session. I have known Mackenzie since she was in elementary school. It has been a pleasure to know her all these years and a great joy for me to be able to watch her grow into an amazingly beautiful and talented woman.
The holiday season is fast approaching and portrait session dates are still available. Call to set up your complementary pre-consultation soon to ensure you receive your prints for the holidays. You will have the opportunity to meet Mackenzie and celebrate just a little bit early.
Be sure to watch the video below to see more images from Mackenzie's very own portrait session. It is a short peek at the newest issue of my magazine. The magazine will be available in print soon.
October is breast cancer awareness month. I personally have
never been diagnosed with breast cancer nor do I have immediate family who has
been. But I do know for a fact, at one time or another we will all be affected
by the impact of a cancer diagnosis. I myself am a survivor of Thyroid cancer.
My grandmother was diagnosed and passed away from complications related to
Mesothelioma. Most recently my mother was diagnosed and treated for lung
Through each of these trials, I have been fortunate and will
be forever grateful to have a wonderful support system of amazing women. They
have helped by listening, have made suggestions about treatments, referrals
about physicians, and have suggested many services I might never have heard of.
They may not have had all the answers but they were there to offer support and bring
a source of happiness, hope and healing to otherwise difficult days. Which is
why I am extending an invitation to you.
On October 15th, Deb Hassler of Wit’s End
Fashions in Big Flats, NY. , is hosting an event. It is called “Hope. Healing.
Inspiration. Women helping Women” and will be held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Many
of the women I mentioned above will be in attendance and I want you to meet
them. Some of them will be available as guest speakers sharing stories of survival;
others will be offering information about resources, and their services.
This event is open to the public. It’s purpose is to help all
women who are affected by breast cancer or cancer in other forms. The event will also share information for the families and friends who are caring for them on a daily basis. The entire mission is about women helping women.
I will be taking part in this day too, I personally
invite you to share your stories with me. I believe every day is a celebration of life and the connections we have with one another.
Bring your mother, your
sister, your girlfriend and have your portrait taken by me in my “Tickled Pink” pop-up studio.
Make it a day of remembrance, celebration, renewed self-love, and inspiration. I would
be honored to create a memory of the day for you.
I love my job. Every session begins with an opportunity to meet with a woman who in many cases has not had her portraits taken in many years some may have never had the experience at all. I call this first meeting a pre-consultation and it is where dreams are discussed, questions are answered, fears and concerns are laid to rest. One particular day I had the honor to meet a beautiful woman who was a referral by a previous client. Her name is Sandy. She came in to discuss her dream of surprising her husband with a gift. It had to be something so out of her normal comfort level that he would never expect it. It had to be something special for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Here is her experience in her words.
"I am 72 years old and had never had my portrait taken.
I decided for our 50th wedding anniversary, I would have pictures taken. I have recently lost 110 lbs. and thought it would be a good anniversary present for my husband.
I have a friend who recommended Rebecca Lewis. I previewed my friends pictures, and saw what a beautiful job Rebecca did, so I set up a session.
I felt like a queen for a day. They did my make-up, and hair. When I viewed the photos, I couldn't believe it was me. It was so much fun posing for the photos. Rebecca made feel at ease and comfortable. She had different outfits for me to wear, as well as some of my own. She also provided a lunch.
I fell in love with Rebecca, and feel like I have a new friend. I highly recommend having this done. Every woman deserves it. And oh ya, my husband cried when he opened the portrait. He has shown it to everyone."
If you have not met this beautiful woman yet, her name is Martha. It has been one year, one month, and one day since she started working with me in the studio. Our paths crossed a few months before. We met in a parking lot where we made our first introductions. You can read about it here.
I cannot begin to say how amazing this year has been. Having her work side by side with me and create beautiful work for every client who has had the opportunity to sit in her makeup chair has been fun to watch, a valuable learning experience, and her presence has made each session more exciting.
Her talent and creativity is beyond measure. For that I am forever grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Martha.
Martha is available to assist you with your makeup and beauty needs, assisting you with preparing for your wedding and all your special events. To learn more about Martha, get in touch, and stay in the know check out her Facebook Page - Makeup by Martha
To see beautiful locations, visit museums, take in the culture fills my heart. The best part is always meeting new people and making new friends. It's long been a dream of mine to share these experiences with other women who dream of traveling too.
Big Ben, London
This is why I am excited to share with you that after much work and planning, you are now able to experience your portrait session in a whole new beautiful way. Welcome toDestination Dream Sessions!
Destination Dream Sessions is a portrait experience that allows you to take a journey, visit new locations, and have your dream session at the very same time. It is designed as a getaway vacation for all women age 21 and over. Imagine waking in a new city. Begin your day in luxury by being pampered by my amazing team the morning of your portrait session and enjoy the experience of a portrait session like those you have only read about in magazines. Let us create the most beautiful images you have ever seen of yourself. I will do your pre-consultation with you in-person if you live near my studio or via Skype if you are more than 100 miles away from my studio. All you need to do is make your destination selection at the store, make your travel arrangements, arrive the day before your session with your wardrobe, don't forget to make plans to take in the sites and go out on the town the night of your session. We will take care of the rest. The first destination is planned for January 2017 and there is only one opening.
Let's talk if you want to share the experience with someone special. I will be happy to discuss ideas.
This is me, 29 years ago. Commemorating my senior year and all of my hard work to get to this point.
My senior pictures were taken in our high school. A local portrait studio came in and set up a mini studio to take our pictures. One by one we were called down to one of the administration offices to sit for the photographer in front of a traditional blue/gray backdrop. I chose a single outfit. It was my favorite, a black velvet dress with a square neckline, and a single strand of pearls. Pearls were and still are my favorite.
I admit, I actually love my portrait. It's definitely very 80's but I'm not afraid to have it on display in my home.
Which is why I want to create beautiful portraits of you and capture this amazing moment in time.
How exciting for you to be a member of the Class of 2017! I am positive you have been thinking about this time and have known exactly how you want to be photographed for what seems like forever. And if you don't, that's okay because I am able to help you with the details. I want you to love your images for all time. Your experience begins with your complimentary in-person consultation before any images are even taken. We will meet in the studio where we will get to know each other, discuss your ideas about the look and style your are going for, and schedule your session date. Each session includes makeup, hair styling, a full day in the studio, and light refreshments. Upon completion of your photo shoot we will schedule your reveal session. Your reveal will take place 2 weeks afterwards. This is where you will be shown approximately 25 expertly hand picked, edited selection your gorgeous images. You may then choose which images to purchase.
Packages are sold separately. All packages include both print and digital images. You may choose from canvas prints, custom framing, a custom designed photo book, and designer folio boxes.
I was introduced to Lora by a long-time friend. Lora came in a couple of weeks ago a little nervous for her pre-consultation, not quite sure what to expect, but after seeing Marty's imagesshe knew she had to come in for her own personal session. Here is what she had to say after her reveal. ______________________ "I believe everyone comes into your life for a reason and at the perfect time. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Lewis of R. L. Studio Portraiture and experienced an unforgettable day in her studio. Her ability to capture a soul through image photography is amazing. She, along with Martha Meheganher makeup artist, worked with me, laughed with me, shared stories with me, and shared and amazing day with me. Thank you Rebecca, for stopping time for just a moment in my photos; I will treasure them forever." From the bottom of my heart, thank you Lora. ______________________
We first met four years ago when we took up sailing. She was an instructor with the Seneca Sail and Power Squadron when our youngest son took the ABC course. Now she excitedly awaits the arrival of her 4th child. I am so happy that I was able to capture these beautiful images for her.
"The Art of the Selfie - Mastering your creative Beauty"
Through hands-on experience, you will receive a greater understanding of the tools we hold in our hands every single day. You will grow a new appreciation of an artistic process and utilize “The Art of the Selfie” as a form of self-expression.