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, March 29, 2009

Where are you, Lala??

I'm still here - I have family in town, and all sorts of other stuff going on! But I am back in the studio tomorrow (maybe outside, but..I doubt it. It snowed on me today! yuck!) for a 6 month session of a total cutie I CANNOT wait to see! Stay tuned for the sneek peek tomorrow!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Go Vote for the Fresh Face of Boise!

The finalists have been choosen, and it's time to vote!

Head on over to the Shady Lane Studios blog to cast your vote!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sneak Peek - Baby Photography in Boise

You might recognize this little angel - I am so lucky to see to see her so often. hehe.



Hand over the Easter Eggs and no one gets hurt!



peeking for spring

Thanks so much for coming in!

What else is on the agenda? Two more maternity sessions this week, and some baby ones.Also meeting with Shane tomorrow to plan some exciting events coming up soon!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fresh Faces Contest! - No Longer Accepting Entries


We are no longer accepting entries for this contest. We are now in the process of picking our finalists and will contact you if your child is a finalist.Voting will be on the Shady Lane Studios blog as soon as we get the finalists chosen.

As some of you MAY know, I am opening a NEW studio in Eagle, Idaho with a photographer friend! I am so excited! We are Shady Lane Studios :-D

To kick off our Opening - We are having a Fresh Faces Contest!


TO Enter: Email a CURRENT Snapshot of your kiddo (birth-10 years old) to ShadyLanePhotography@gmail.com along with their First name,age, Parents name and Parent Contact infomation.Photos
MUST be entered by a Parent or Guardian.

One Entry per child, but you may enter individual photos of all your Children.

10 Finalists will be chosen and Contacted - then we will having Open Voting on the Shady Lane Studios Blog. Only the First names and ages of the 10 Finalists will be released WITH Parental Consent.



Custom Family Portrait Session
16x20 Portrait
and a Digital Image Package ($600 + Value!)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive
A Custom Child Portrait Session and 11x14 Portrait

Photo Entry Deadline March 24th 2009 - with voting to Start March 26th 2009.

Winner to be announced April 1st!

Tell your Friends!

Lauren and Shane

Other Important information:

  • Photos must be entered by PARENTS or Guardians only.
  • Sessions will take place between April-June 2009.
  • Prizes are Non-Transferrable
  • One Prize per family.
  • Child and parent must be residents of Idaho or be willing to travel to Boise,Idaho for winning session.
  • The Session will be held in Boise or Eagle, Idaho.
  • We will not sell your email address or information.
  • We reserve the right to change the dates if needed due to response of entries.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sneak Peek - Newborn Tutu Portraits in Boise

The Princess has arrived! I got to meet this little sweetie today, she's only 6 days old! We also did Mom's maternity photos!

We had alot of fun with her, I told you I was going to make it poofy and pink!

{tuckered out princess}

lovely lips and lashes

snug as a baby in a hatbox

A dream come true

Adding this one only because I thought she had the cutest ears with adorable Ear Fur!


Thanks again! She's beautiful!

A break from sessions for me for a few days, but I'll be back in the studio on Wed for a baby session!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sneak Peek - Newborn Portrait Photography in Idaho

I get so excited when my clients have new babies, you'd think they were family! This little man was so adorable, and so good for me (well, I did mess with him alot..lol)

We just did him alone today, then next week will be doing the whole family (and some things we didn't get to do today!)



I just liked this one, the pose we were trying wasn't working, but his feet are just so darn cute!


John Deere Stuff!! The photo in the cowboy hat like big brothers will come next week...Extra special thanks to Kamieo for making me this John Deere Knit hat!




Thanks so much!

I have another newbie (a girl!!) tomorrow, so stay tuned for a whole bunch of pink froofiness, because I intend to go all out. Now, I'm off to..the Sales at the Grand Opening of the new Joanns! They almost know me by name now..hahaha.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sneak Peek - Maternity Portrait Photography

The photo says it all! Twins will be arriving soon!

Twin Momma in the Hizzouse - YO!

We had alot of fun, Thanks for coming in!

As for me, I am hard at work trying to get all of my galleries up and print orders fufilled for this week. I have two more newbies coming in on the weekend, so I am thinking of new ideas (although I have a ton of new props and crazy hats already..hahaha) and just enjoying myself.

Check this post for the rest of my March Availibility - it's going FAST.

(Remember, I reserve special times for maternity and newborn sessions - although it's always good to book sooner rather than later!)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sneak Peek - Boise Newborn and Family Portraits

When it rains, it pours! Yes, another sweet newbie today came in. He was a doll. I took their maternity photos too, and that was a blast, so I knew today would be fun.

yes, more crazy hats. I'm obsessed.


moody baybeeeee


now the three of us


It was great seeing you guys again!

Phew. I'm beat. I need to rest up for my maternity session tomorrow...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sneak Peek - Boise Idaho Newborn Photographer

This little man sure gave Mom and I a workout today, but he's so sweet that I forgive him.


Little bear

more little bear

snugglie and smilin'

Thanks so much for coming in!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sneak Peek - Baby Photography in Boise

I did a session today for Shady Lane Studios -


She was so much fun! Check out the rest of the session here

Public Service Announcement! - March Availibility!

Update: All of March is booked. We are now booking for April and May.

I only have FOUR dates left in March for sessions! This means if you wanted Easter Photos back BEFORE Easter - you need to book now!I will be doing 2 sessions per weekend day but no more.

Days Available -

Thursday March 19th
Sunday March 22nd
Saturday March 28th
Sunday March 29th

Important - if you need Maternity or Newborn photos, please contact me - I have days "saved" for time sensitive sessions!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

No Chickies Were Harmed in the Making of This Photograph - 2009 Version

No Chickies were harmed in the making of this photograph - the 2009 version

Most people who know me know that I am a big softie when it comes to animals! We always had lots of pets when I was growing up (between birth and 18 years old we had - 7 cats, 3 dogs, several fish, hamsters, a bunny, a turtle, 3 chickens, a rooster and a parrot. but not all at the same time!!!) I currently have 2 pets, a cat and a rat and would have more if I had to the room (and a nice big yard!) to take of them!

One thing that has always bothered me, is photographers who take Easter portraits of little tykes with bunnies and chicks.This is dangerous for both the child and the animal! The animal could make the child sick (as children are known to put their hands in their mouths alot!) or the child could accidently hurt the poor animal.

Several years ago, I worked for a place who did seasonal "bunny" portraits of children, with a live bunny. I love bunnies, and most PET bunnies are sweet and soft - but a bunny who has been handled by several curious hands all day long, in an strange enviroment - is not a happy bunny. I got scratched several times, and it was not a pleasant experience, when the day was over either!

Please also think before giving an "Easter" pet to a child as a gift! If you have the time, the place and the love to truly take care of the animal, then welcome them into their lives! Please check out this link for more information.

and of course, I have several Easter themed props available for portraits too!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sneak Peek - Idaho Baby Photographer

This little sweetie is 3 months old, and such a darling. Isn't she cute?



She took a little nap...

and she sleeps..

then woke up to smile in the easter basket...


Thanks so much for coming in - it was great meeting you!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sneak Peek - Easter Portraits in Boise

I was just grinning ear to ear waiting for this sweet miss to come in - I'm convinced she is the smiliest baby in the universe!

Somebunny is comin' to town.

She really liked the eggs...


Some cute close-ups



I also have a hilarious series of her wearing sunglasses, I'll post that soon.

Thanks so much for coming in!

What else is new? I have a busy few weeks to coming up - Hoping some newborns will be ready for their newborn photos, some baby sessions, a maternity session and a pet session! I was out of service for a little while because I was sick, but I am all better now and ready to play!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spring Portrait Special $125 - Boise Easter Photography

Spring has...not sprung but I am dreaming of it

$125 Mini-Session (45min - 1 hour) 1-3 children (no family groups)

Studio OR Outdoors if Weather Permits

1 8x10
4 5x7's (To clarify - this is 4 5x7's only, not 4 5x7's on two poses (8 prints)
16 Wallets (same pose)

15 4x6 Easter or "Thank you" Cards (good for anytime of the year!) or 1 Extra 8x10

Add-ons at a discounted price
5 Digital Images - $100
15 Digital Images - $200
11x14 Mounted Portrait - $40
20% off any other Ala Carte Items