What’s NewAs seen in the November 2013 issue of Arizona Parenting Magazine
About London's LensThank you for visiting me here and checking out my site.
Three years ago I was given the opportunity to leave my corporate 9-5 job to stay home with my kids. A luxury in today's world. While home I discovered that my hobby of shooting way more pictures than I could ever print was something I not only enjoyed but something I was good at. After watching other photographers pose my kids for years, I decided to try photographing them. It wasn't long after my first 'shoot' with my kids that friends and friends of friends started to ask me to photograph them. I started attending training classes, and I haven't put my camera down since.
I love capturing personalities, milestones and interactions of my kids with each other in a permanent media. It's this love of capturing those moments that I want to share with others. Over time I have found just as much joy in capturing similar moments in families, seniors, couples and newborns.
As a portrait photographer I focus on capturing wonderful memories and moments that individuals and families can enjoy and pass on to future generations. I strive to capture both the posed moments as well as the in between laughter. I look forward to capturing these for you.
Your Photographer - London Stokes
I am mother to three amazing little girls who fell in love with photography as a child and watched that hobby grow into a passion when my kids arrived. I'm a happy, relaxed person that truly loves being outside and with my camera. I love meeting new people and photographing them. I believe that the more comfortable you are the more you will like your photos and that is exactly what I aim for. The most important thing to remember is that this is your session. Come happy and ready for fun.
I am a 'lifestyle' photographer. While I will happily capture poses of you, your children and your family, I believe the best images are the candid moments. True smiles and moments. Your ideas and your interactions as they really are. Not every one of your portraits will not all be the perfectly posed shots, but will hopefully bring back the laughter and memories of what you, your kids and your family were like at this stage and moment in time. We live in a beautiful state that allows for on-location shoots for most of the year. Because of this I prefer to shoot outside in natural light whenever possible. If you have a favorite location or park just let me know and I'd be happy to meet you there. I also have locations that I love to shoot at to help you find the perfect spot.
I love when people come to a shoot with ideas in mind. Do you have a pose you want to create or recreate? Let me know. I love when kids want to pose themselves. You get to capture their true personalities when they set themselves up or bring their own props. Email me ideas, pictures, themes, link me to your Pinterest board, like images on my Pinterest boards or bring ideas or images with you! I of course have poses and props to bring and add to the session for you. Let's make this session what you want it to be!
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InvestmentThe fee for all London's Lens sessions includes my time and talent at the session as well as the digital post processing. A minimum of 20 images will be presented in a private online gallery for you to view and order from. Minor touch ups (for example the removal of baby acne) will be done to your images at no additional fee. Your session fee does not include any images, either prints or digital negatives; these must be purchased separately. I offer quality prints in several sizes, CDs of your images, beautiful wall art for your home and some fun specialty items. Once you have ordered your images I will put a gallery of those images up on facebook. All images can be shared from that gallery.
Watch Me Grow! - Package 1
This package has 3 photo sessions: Newborn, 6 months and one year. You will receive two accordion mini-albums. One album will be of the newborn session and the other will include images from all three sessions to show the growth. Cost for this package is $374.99. Price can be split between the three sessions
Watch Me Grow! - Package 2
This package has five photo sessions through out your baby's first year: Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and one year. You will receive two accordion mini-albums. One album will be of the newborn session and the other will include images from all five sessions to show the your baby's growth. Cost for this package is $549.99. Price can be split between the five sessions.
Add an additional session at around 20 weeks to announce the gender of your child and/or add an additional maternity session! Maternity sessions are best done at around 35 weeks of pregnancy, but we can schedule them when you feel best. Sessions can be outdoors, in studio or in your home. Add either session to any of the Watch Me Grow packages for just $49.99 each.
Please see this web site and contact me for information and pricing on my wedding packages.
Non-Wedding Event Packages
I have limited availability for non-wedding special events, but am happy to check my schedule. Contact me for pricing.
I am based in Chandler, Arizona but shoot throughout the East Valley and into Maricopa without a travel charge. I cover Casa Grande and Tucson on a limited basis.
"As a mom who loves pictures, I've invested hundreds and hundreds of dollars in photos with various photographers and photography studios. With London, not only did I end up with more pictures than customary from a single session, they were all exceptional. The shoot was very comfortable, London was a natural with my children and she was patient, accommodating and professional. I will forever cherish the gallery of photos London captured of my family and I'm grateful to have found a photographer that delivers great quality and creativity for a reasonable price." - Deborah from Mesa, AZ
"I just received my prints and I have to tell you once again, THANK YOU! You are always so professional and work so well with my girls. I can't wait to have another shoot with you." - Michelle from Phoenix, AZ
"I had a wonderful experience with London Stokes taking newborn pictures of my baby boy! She was great! She came over to MY house and set up everything in my dining room which was soo convenient since my son was only 19 days old and I was nervous to take him out of the house very much at that point. London was very patient and understanding. She captured some cute moments that I'm glad we will never lose. The gallery of photos after was awesome. Lots of variety and poses to chose from. My prints came super fast as well! I would HIGHTLY recommend this professional and personal photographer to anyone who wants to capture a time in their life they never want to forget." - Merissa from Gilbert, AZ
I feel totally blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you, your work is amazing!! - Amy from Chandler, AZ
"I just wanted to thank London of London's Lens for all her help on my unique project. I was able to work with London strictly over the internet with my unique photography request. London took my basic idea and put her artistic ability to work. The end result is astonishing. My client was very pleased as was I with the final shot and London's ability to meet out time deadline. I would strongly recommend London's Lens to my clients and my friends." - Michael from Huntington Beach, CA
"Why do I LOVE my photographer so much?? Because of THIS. I don't know many photographers that are this gentle and soothing and put forth this much effort to get the good shots. London .. I ♥ you SOO much and can't wait for our next session in 2 months! EEK!" - Ashley from Maricopa, AZ
* Photo by Valisa Henderson Photography