I am in the process of changing completely to "Shady Lane Studios" instead of Ooh La La Photography. Please go to the Shady Lane blog by going here

You can also check out the Studio Facebook Page for updates and Sneak Peeks.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Night Owl - Boise Baby Photographer

To prove that I am really working, and not just playing on the timesuck known as the internet - here's a recent favorite photo:

{almost there but not quite}

I am almost done editing all of the sessions for the past few weeks! yay! Go me! I also got a few things done to the website, and will be updating it more in the next few weeks. I also updated the calendar section, if anyone was wondering when I am available...

Yesterday I got to catch up with a friend who I hadn't spoken to in a while, and she told me my blog was sort of a guilty pleasure for her - sweet, huh? I thought maybe some of you might like to know about me - I have a list of things I love on my about me page so I thought I'd elaborate a little, and make that a weekly post.

1. I love.. Halloween. No really, It's an obsession. I cannot wait until stores get in their decorations, and plan my costumes months in advance. I go trick or treating with my Cousins Luke and Daniel every year - I even had a Halloween themed Wedding!

2. Tim Burton Movies - Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands are my fave "live action" ones - The theme to Edward Scissorhands was our Processional at my wedding, and the them to Beetlejuice was our recessional! We had a Corpse Bride cake too! I also am a huge Nightmare before Christmas fan.

3. Danny Elfman - all tied in with the Tim Burton movies - I could listen to his music ALL day (and am right now, actually) I even love Old Skool Oingo Boingo :-)

4. Alice in Wonderland - One of the first novels I ever read. Soon I will be doing a Alice themed session (I hope) and I have my eye on one of my FAIRIES to be Alice...oooo

5. Barbie Dolls - I think it's because of the clothes - I loved the clothes. I collect Vintage and other Barbies that I like. At this time I have 5 Vintage Barbies and friends, and over 50 Never Removed from the Box Barbies..and over 200 out of box Barbies. YIKES!

6. My favorite colors are Pink and Red. just cuz they make me happy. I wear pink almost every day and have 5 pairs of pink shoes!

7. Carosels - Just love them. Love riding them still, and I collect carosel horses, or used to. I want to get one for a prop!

8. Carnivals, freak shows, circuses - I just dig the carnie thing I guess. I love Clowns and the like. When I was a kid - we used to go to a Fair that had an actual Sideshow/Freak show - and Mom used to make me go in by myself to see the 2 headed snake in a jar! Monkey Boy! Bearded Lady! Geez - I loved it. lol

9. Eeyore - A favorite since I was little. He's just sweet. I own alot of Eeyore stuff as well (this list is making me realize I have too much STUFF!!)

10. Road Trips! The best. Crank the tunes, pull out the map...stop in weird places..On our hunnymoon we stopped in Alamo, Nevada - which is basically a Farm/Gas Station/Store/resturant? It had chickens running around and a flyer inviting everyone to Kristi's baby shower. it was awesome.

Well, time for me to rest - Catch ya on the flip side!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's New and Improved! - Boise Family Photographer

What is? Why, my Fall Portrait Special! It slices, it dices..wait. Hold the phone - I am a very visual person so first look at this!

It's New and  Improved!

For only $395 all of this can be yours!

  • 1 hour Outdoor Family Portrait Session (4 people) with totally awesome photographer, Lauren! (that's me!)
  • 15 Digital 8x10 Images on CD with Print Release - perfect for making Holiday Cards!
  • 15 4x6's for Albums or Scrapbooking (same 15 images that are on your CD)!
  • 11x14 or 12x12 Mounted Portrait Collage!
  • 20% off additonal prints!

But WAIT! THERE'S MORE! A Wonderful PHOTO TOTE BAG with the Photos included!

This is a limited time offer for the months of September and October - While Supplies LAST!

This package must be asked for at booking, and a $100 deposit is required to hold your session date and time. No discounts or credits please on the package fee. You may choose what photos are on your CD but the bag color and photos with your bag are choosen by me. Please email me or use the contract form on the website

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sneak Peek! - Boise Child Photographer

Can I just say (for the millionenth time) that I love my job?? We did a combo session today - Family, Maternity, Child, Birthday, Fairytale...all in one! It was so hard to narrow down the images to just a few for the sneak peek - here are some of my absolute faves!

{sweet and serene}

{waiting to go ride}





Thanks so much you guys! I might even put up one more later...a fairy one.

Now, I am going to play catch up for all of the sessions I've done over the last few weeks. I am having some technical difficulties with my laptop so I am archiving and transfering everything to another one - if you are expecting a gallery, I might be a little late due to having to transfer everything over. Please be patient!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sneak Peek! - Boise Newborn Photographer

I know, crazy busy me - one more - and then I get a break until Friday!

She was an absolute angel!

{sweet sweet}

{nursery rhymes}

{all snugged up}

He told me her name was "Baby SISSER!" lol

{that's my baby sisser!}

{a place to rest}

:-D Thanks for letting me photographer her!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Ultimate Fairy Sneak Peek

Yes, they are finally here - Gorgeous Boise Fairies! and you know what, this is my
100th blog post!! So, of course, there is a contest. But first, enjoy some fairies, in no particular order!


{calling all butterflies}


{my posey fairy}


{baby flutterby}


{looking for fairies}


{fairy spokesmodel}

{butterfly secrets}


{goldilocks faery}


{pucker up}


{darling faerie}

Now, here's the contest! Please vote (once per person Please) for your favorite fairy! She will win a Free 8x10 Portrait Collage! and please comment as well - I will do a drawing of all local clients (or wanna-be clients) for a free FairyTale Session of your own!

The contest ended on August 30th - Thanks for Voting!

and of course, a group portrait

{NINE little fairies all in a row}

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fairy Party Teaser

Yes, I photographed 9 little girls today - all dressed as sweet fairies!

I am crashing after a busy few days (in the past 24 hours I've gone to roaring springs, photographed the 9 kids, went to a babyshower and then did the fair - Lala is POOPED!)

but, I wanted to say thanks to all of the parents who brought their littles to the park today for me - Thanks!

and here is a teaser:

{darling faerie}

Stay tuned for a BIG Sneak Peek of all of the fairies, sprites and pixies!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Newborn Sneak Peek! - Boise Newborn Photographer

I tried so hard to get this up last night, but I was running on empty. I've been waiting for this little one for a long time - I did the maternity pix too.

Isn't she CUUUTEEEE????

{sweet girl}

{me tired? naw}

{don't you pout, don't you cry}

{finally here!}

{mama snuggles}


{uh yeah - this photographer chick stuck me outside! help!}

{woodsy princess}

I've been running around crazy trying to get so much stuff done - it's insane. I have ONE date left in August - I've just been so busy - but I like to be busy! If you are interested in doing a session in August - please email me or use the contact form on my website.

I have a special event coming up tomorrow - stay tuned to hear about it!

and tonight? I am going to roaring springs with a friend, and I'm going to slip on my sunglasses and float in the river for like 2 hours so I can relax :-D

and to the parents of this adorable little one - if you can get 20 comments on this post by the 29th I will gift you a 12x12 collage! Name and email address must be included with comment for it to be valid.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sneak Peek! - Boise Engagement Photographer

Some of my very good friends are getting married! I couldn't be more excited for them!

{you put these flowers to shame}

{circle of light within your arms}

{when the evening comes purply soft}

I also did family pix and pix of the kiddos too - but those will have to wait until later because I have ALOT on my plate today! Just a peek into my to do list:

1. 4 sessions plus a wedding to edit
2. Prepare studio for a newborn session tonight
3. Finish making props for a special event on Saturday!
4. sleep? Ha! Sleep is for the weak! lol

Stay tuned for a newborn peek later!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm a leavin in a jet plane...

but I haven't left yet and I know when I'll be back again...

I am going to be out of town between September 9th and September 16th - I'm going to Portland to visit my friend Hedy AND teach her some photography stuff. If you know people in P-Town who might be up for a session so I can teach her the ropes - Let me know.

I also might (very slim chance!) be going to the Bay Area, Ca sometime soon - you see my Godmother told me like 7 engineers at her company were pregnant and love my photography - so I told her to have them pool their session fees and fly me out there! heh. A girl can dream, I love to travel! I also want to go to the Winchester Mystery House again - It's SOOO cool!

Well, I'm off to an engagement session - stay tuned for a sneak peek later!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Dear Text Messenger Person

That is sitting in front of me at the movies - The one time my husband and I really get to get AWAY and not think about work, and enjoy ourselves - is your text message really so important that you need to blind the row behind you with the blue hideously bright light of your phone LCD? Seriously - what could you be need to text about in a movie? Come on pepople!

Thank you

PS Why would you also bring a 3 year old to Iron Man at 10 pm? Wow.

This has been a public service announcement from Ooh La La Photography!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Family/Engagement Sneak Peek! - Boise Family Photographer

This is the second time I've gotten to work with this gorgeous family!

{and under the willow tree}


Getting married soon!
{under the apple tree}

seriously - she's the cutest. and I should know, because she's on my business cards!


{getting big!}

There are many more as well (because we all know I am a little snap happy!)

Tomorrow I get to take my fair entries in! yay!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sneak Peek! - Boise Family Photographer

This family was just too much fun! I hope you guys like these! This is a ginormous sneak peek because I just had TOO many faves...

Cute family (and I have tons more - I just liked this one)

{everyones laffing at my crazy faces}

Little Sis

{lil sis}

Big Sis

{big sis)

Sisters and Friends

{a sister is a forever friend}

Too Cool

{their own pose}

{little miss bright eyes}

A Hop and a Skip and a Jump...

{skip to my lou}

Tie Dye Fairies!

A family after my own heart...

And we made a new friend at the park today - A Bunny! I spotted him, and the girls said "It's Thumper!!" so I guess that's his name now. Isn't he (she?) cute??

guess who found a bunny?

Well, I am off to rest a little before going out with a friend for Girl Time!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wisdom Via Email

I rarely read anything forwarded to me (and I get ALOT forwards!) but I read this one today, and liked it -

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a
well. The animal cried piteously for hours as
the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the
well needed to be covered up anyway;
it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and
help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began
to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the
donkey realized what was happening and cried
horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he
quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally
looked down the well. He was astonished at what
he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel
dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it
off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey
stepped up over the edge of the well and
happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds
of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well
is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out
of the deepest wells just by not stopping,
never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

So. So. True!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sneak Peek! - Boise Maternity Photographer

These guys are just too much fun - and I love their clothes!


{let there be light}

{she's having a baby!}

{rock star mama}

{just monkeyin' around}

{thinking of you}

I am so excited about their new baby - of course, with the site launch today and about 3 giant diet cokes, I am pretty wired!