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  • Golden Photography


    Hello!  My name is Stacy Golden and I own Golden Photography.  I'm a Chicago area photographer with a studio based in Lake Zurich, IL.  I've been photographing newborns, kids, and families since 2009.

    While I love outdoor family and milestone sessions, for me, I feel drawn to the art of newborn photography.  I love perfecting the details in my sessions so parents have those relaxed, peaceful images to forever cherish.  My style is natural and neutral and I use little pops of soft, muted or sometimes monochromatic color in my newborn sessions.  I also like a vintage, organic look to my images.  For me, I like to keep the focus on the baby and use minimal props and accents to keep it that way.  Of course I am a hoarder and I keep everything I need at the studio for my sessions, so families just have to show up (with the baby, of course).  They can relax, make some coffee, or even nap while I work with their newest addition.

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    For non-newborn sessions, I love going outdoors and shooting during the golden hour to get that warm, glowing light that I chase after.  When the fall colors come out, you better believe the light is extra magic.  I love the natural warmth in my photographs!

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    With all of my sessions, I enjoy creating wall art with the photographs I have created!  It's the "thing" I do that I feel helps to showcase photographs for each session.  I love getting to know each family's style so that I can design something special for each of them.  Truth be told, no two things I have designed have ever been the same because each family is different. Sometimes that means families want framed art, sometimes its canvas or wooden prints, and sometimes its a large wall gallery with a mixture of different sizes and materials.  Printing and displaying photos is the way to ensure photographs will be enjoyed for decades to come rather than hiding digitally on a computer somewhere, so I am happy to offer this specialty service to each family I have the honor of photographing.

    COMPANY: Golden Photography


    SOCIAL: Facebook, Instagram

  • 1783 Photography - Annapolis, MD Wedding Photographer


    I’m so excited to be featured on the Basic Invite blog today! First I want to introduce myself. My name is Lindsay and I am a Portrait and Wedding photographer based in Annapolis, Maryland. Although I love my little historic town, I serve couples all over Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia!

    I love photographing couples in love and especially ones who like to have fun in front of the camera! I believe those are the best pictures, when you see people laughing and having a good time. I want to capture the true personality of my couples.

    I’ve always loved being outside in nature and getting that breath of fresh air. That's where I started my love of photography. I would spend hours outside taking photos of flowers and anything I could find in my parents backyard. My style is definitely light and airy and now that I’m taking photos of people, I like to put them outside in natural light!

    The shoot I decided to share on this blog is of my most recent styled shoot. We called this shoot a windswept beach styled shoot because when we got to our location, the wind was crazy! Thankfully it was only blowing in one direction, so we were able to use it to our advantage!

    Styled shoots can be stressful but once everything is together, they are so much fun and the end result is always amazing! I was able to work with some awesome vendors who I will list below. So if you’re getting married in the Maryland area you should definitely check them out! We used a beach in Southern Maryland and also had a bridesmaid model to add some variety to the shoot! We did a variety of poses, some serious because our model was so gorgeous with the wind blowing through her hair and her dress! But also some of my favorite poses with laughter and tons of smiles! We definitely laughed A LOT during the process and off camera were our hair stylist and an assistant of mine setting up the table decor and quick! By the time we arrived we had less than an hour to shoot but I ended up snapping 600 photos! I couldn't have done it without everyone's help and we are all so happy with how everything turned out!

    The list of vendors who helped put this shoot together:

    Bridal Salon - Gamberdella Bridal Salon

    Hair Stylist - Love Letters by Kayla

    Makeup Artist - Kaity MUA

    Wedding Planner - Enchanting Events & Design

    Handmade Decor & Calligraphy - Grateful Heart Shop

    Rentals - Baltimore's Best Events

    Florist - Travis Floral Designs

    COMPANY: 1783 Photography


    SOCIAL: Facebook Instagram Pinterest


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