Special Offer! | Austin Photographer

If you book a session between now and Friday, May 22nd you will receive $50 off the session fee and a FREE gallery mount of your choice with the purchase of a package. Gallery mount can either be a 10×20 or 12×12 and one image or a storyboard, your choice. That’s over $200 in savings so if you’ve been thinking about booking a session, don’t wait! Session must occur in 2009 and this special cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts (except for the 24 hour order discount – that one always stands).

Want to hang out in the backyard, let the kids run through the sprinkler and enjoy popsicles?  Or think ahead now for those holiday sessions and Christmas card photos!  It’s also a great time to book family photos for baby milestones.  Want to trash your wedding dress?  Or celebrate your marriage with photos of just the two of you?  The possibilities are endless!

While the session must occur anytime in 2009, it must be reserved by Friday, May 22nd to take advantage of the discount and free gallery mount. Contact me at lstradtner at mac.com for more info.

I figured it out | austin family photographer

The cure for baby fever.  The perfect birth control.  Photographing my own family.  We had plans while my mom was in town to head out for a family session and then go out to dinner.  We talked to the kids about being cooperative and being well behaved.  Unfortunately, the PCS was at an all time high and the Mother’s Day gift of cooperation soon turned to the gift of frustration.  I can honestly say that I was on the verge of tears…..why are my kids so tough?  Why is it easier to photograph clients?  I’ve totally ruined them with daily “quick” and “one or two here and there” exposure to the camera.  Don’t they understand that it would be easier to just have fun and cooperate for 5 minutes instead of sending their mother into a frenzy for almost an hour?  Why can I have so much fun photographing other peoples families and dread it with my own? why does ty squint on purpose?  Why does taryn constantly say “I’m not doing that“.  And Teagan was fast, really fast.

i know there are other photographer mommas out there going “uh-huh, i feel ya girl, i’ve been there”.  Next time, I will hire someone!  In the end, it was worth it.  My poor mom, she had no idea how bad it (PCS) was going to be.  She was shocked we got these out of the hour of terror….

this is the look I get when I hold the binky next to my lens.  lesson, don’t mess with the binky mom.

Have I mentioned Ty has his first girlfriend?  I don’t want to talk about it.

ahhhh, the perfect place to caup-a-squat and ignore my mommy and that big black box of torture attached to her face.

i love this series, so her.

ty caught this one

two of my favorite goobers in the whole world.  he’s alllllmost as tall as she is, but not quite.

and my mom did awesome capturing a few of jase and i

two of my boys

i love love love love these!  I’m so thankful for my mom.  She is creative and fun and very thoughtful, all things I’d hope to be too.  She’s one of my biggest cheerleaders and a great shoulder when I need one.  But most of all, she’s a great Gee Gee.

and I know I already posted this, but it makes me laugh so much.  I love him.  Really love him.  And this makes me smile….and laugh.  This one image alone is worth all the frustration.

I’ll leave you with this….before you say pfffffttttt and think my kids were cooperative, for each of those above, I had at least 100 of these….no kidding!

Anyone wonna photograph them for family pics at Christmas?  Lord knows I need some recovery time before I do this again!  I am not a total glutton for punishment!

2009-05-11T11:33:32-05:00May 11th, 2009|Austin Photographer, My Family|

model casting call | austin photographer

I’m looking for a few fresh faces to participate in some fun, different and modern photographs in and around the Austin area.  I am looking for:

A man who is about to do a surprise proposal for his girlfriend!

* Must be planning a surprise proposal anytime between now and July in a public place.
* Engagement will be photographed on the sly….I’ll be the chic with the camera hiding behind that tree over there.
*  Must be willing to sign a portrait agreement including a model release giving Life in Motion Photography permission to use the images for promotional purposes (website, blog, marketing materials, etc.)

A set of brothers (2 or more in one family) between the ages of 13 and 18.

* Must be between the ages of 13 and 18, no exceptions.
* Must be available on April 25th (location to be determined).
* Siblings will be photographed individually and together.
* We’ll do several outfit changes, so be ready to let your personality shine through your clothing choices!
* Parent or guardian for anyone under 18 must submit their info and be present at the session.
* Parent or guardian must be willing to sign a portrait agreement including a model release giving Life in Motion Photography permission to use the images for promotional purposes (website, blog, marketing materials, etc.)

Sessions will include:

* Waived session fee, a $250 value
* 8×10 mounted print of your choice and a few other goodies
* 25% off package pricing

To apply simply drop me an email at lstradtner@mac.com and include your name(s), age and why you think you’d be a great fit!  I’ll post here when the spots are filled and the call for models is closed.  Thanks!

2009-02-20T08:35:53-05:00February 20th, 2009|Announcements, Client Work|

call for models – the sneak peek | austin teen photographer

MC and I headed into downtown Austin first thing this morning to shoot the call for models.  It was COLD….but they were all troopers and we had a blast….are they gorgeous or what?!?!

A little stolen moment that soooo makes me wish I had sisters to laugh with ….

I hope you like your sneak peek girls – MANY more to come!  Thanks for all the fun!

2009-01-25T13:21:28-05:00January 25th, 2009|Client Work|

**CLOSED** call for models . ages 13-18

THE CALL IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WHO APPLIED!  MY INBOX IS REALLY FULL AND IT WILL TAKE ME AWHILE TO GO THROUGH IT ALL AND SELECT THE MODELS.  I WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON!

Know anyone in the Austin area between the age of 13 and 18?  I’m looking for a few fresh faces to participate in some fun, different and modern photographs.  Here is the deal:

* Must be between the ages of 13 and 18, no exceptions.

* Must be available to be in downtown Austin on the morning of January 25th.

* Families with more than one teen in this age range are welcome to inquire, siblings will be photographed individually and together.

* We’ll do several outfit changes, so be ready to let your personality shine through your clothing choices!

* Parent or guardian for anyone under 18 must submit their info and be present at the session.

* Parent or guardian must be willing to sign a portrait agreement including a model release giving Life in Motion Photography permission to use the images for promotional purposes (website, blog, marketing materials, etc.)

Sessions will include:

* Waived session fee, a $250 value

* 8×10 mounted print of your choice and a few other goodies

* 25% off package pricing

To apply simply drop me an email at lstradtner@mac.com and include your name and the names / ages of the teen(s).  I’ll post here when the spots are filled and the call for models is closed.  Thanks!

2009-01-02T16:17:17-05:00January 1st, 2009|Announcements, Client Work|

Thank You For A Great 2008

2008 was the year we moved our business from Louisiana to Austin, and to be quite honest, I was a nervous wreck about it.  While I only worked here for a few months due to maternity leave, I had some of the most amazing clients!  Thank you for making my first months here so amazing….without you, these moments would never be captured!  Here are just a few of the favorites that caught my eye this year….

I am still shocked an amazed that I was named Austin’s Best Kids Photographer for 2008 by the Chronicle.  Thank you to each of my clients for entrusting me with your memories and for allowing me to do something I love so very much.  I can’t wait to see what is to come in 2009!

ps – If you’re reading via google reader, head on over to the blog and check out the new headers….you might see someone you know!

pps – I’ll be showcasing some of my favorite family images from 2008 in the next couple of days

ppps – I have a little secret – but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what it is!

2009-01-01T09:48:57-05:00January 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|
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