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    Hi! This is Jamie Meier, Photographer and Owner of Live Love Lens Photography.
    That's me to the <-- left with my family (5.5 yr old Jade, 2 yr old Levi, and handsome hubby, ageless). :)

    I absolutely LOVE being a Photographer and I can't wait to work with you and your loved ones. I work hard to capture you being YOU. Please browse my photo galleries to get a feel for the images we will create together. And check my Instagram accounts!

    I am based in Maplewood, NJ (Essex County). Here's a little note about our move to town!

    I can't wait to hear from you! Contact me today. I am truly honored to work with each and every one of my clients.

What an honor to be a Guest Blogger this month at 30 Minutes in the Life – an extraordinary network of 28 SERIOUSLY TALENTED photographers who capture 30 minutes of precious time in photos each month.

A little nervous, but here are mine….
My “30 Minutes” was captured on a recent trip to our town library (Maplewood, NJ) with my kids  – Levi, 2, Jade, 5.5. They really love the library! They are obsessed with running up the long ramp to the entrance, peering through the fish tank, reading “character” books (“Dora”/”Pinkalicious”/”Thomas” to name a few) and any “big girl” chapter books my daughter finds like the “Ramona” series. They proudly use their library cards and excitedly share their book choices with the librarian. They read to each other now, which is awesome. One of my favorite shots in this series is Jade reading to Levi with such pride and joy; she has learned to read this year and it’s amazing to listen to. Going to the library is such a simple activity, but classic, free, fun, and will never go out of style. I’m so glad I grabbed my camera for this trip!
After browsing this series, I invite you to check out an incredible photographer, Sonia Epple, based in Ausberg, Germany. Her work is stunning and soulful, and is she part of the 30 Minutes circle. I really loved looking through her site!

One of my favorite photo sessions is a newborn lifestyle session that includes an older sibling. It’s very real. It’s usually a roller coaster of emotions for the older one – life has changed for them tremendously and they feel it. The session is usually a mix of pride, excitement, jealously…and some anger. I try to make it as fun and relaxing as possible and just roll with the feelings. And pay extra special attention to the proud big brother or sister. This was such a sweet family – they welcomed their little boy Theo who was just a doll. So glad we got to take photos both indoors and outdoors. Thank you to big bro for being a rock star and ending our session on a super high note.:)