Thursday, January 26, 2012

JULIE, JOE and ADAM | huntsville, al photographer

Meet Julie, Joe and their baby Adam! I had the pleasure of photographing Adam when he was brand new :)

Adam is nuzzled in knitted pea pod made by The Spirit Orchard found on Etsy! (I love Etsy!!)

To vote them as your favorite of 2011, visit the Best of 2011 album on Facebook! For the contest details, visit here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

French toast cravin' on a Sunday morning | huntsville, al photographer

This was all prompted when I watched a late night Saturday episode of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. I had an instant craving that needed to be fixed!

As some of you know I have quite the list of food allergies, so I'm constantly modifying recipes.. it's always a moment of surprise when I have that first bite if it's good or not! It's basically an experiment every time!

Well.. The french toast was a success! Such a success I had to share :)

I went the classic french toast route, modifying this recipe: BUT I also had to share this fun list:

P.S. If you're ever in Arlington, VA visit Metro 29 Diner for breakfast! :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Leah Ann, Ben, Aaron, Jackie, Travis and Dan | huntsville, al photographer

This was an especially fun session because the whole family came along! Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Dan joined Leah Ann, Ben and their 6 month smiley Aaron! Oh my goodness was he adorable! My favorites below :)

To vote them as your favorite of 2011, visit the Best of 2011 album on Facebook! For the contest details, visit here:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's Contest Time!

What better way to start 2012 than with a contest!

Vote for your favorites! Comment, Like, or Share any session or image you love!

The perks...

The session or image that receives the most votes wins one complimentary Lifestyle Session (valued at $285)!

2nd and 3rd place winners receive a $50 print credit towards any session or product!

A Special Bonus...anyone who votes will be randomly selected to win a gift certificate mini session (valued at $95)!

How To Enter:

1.) "Like" Lauren Tomasella Photography Facebook Page:
2.) Vote on your favorite image from the "Best of 2011" album. Don't forget.. for your vote to count "Like" Lauren Tomasella Photography on Facebook!

It's that easy!

The contest ends February 13th and the winners will be announced February 14th!

** Any Like, Comment or Share counts as a vote. Unlimited comments welcome, but only one entry per person per image!**

I'll be blogging the remaining sessions as the contest goes along so you can see more from each session!

Good luck!!!

CHRISTEN, CHRIS and MARLEE | huntsville, al photographer

Meet Christen, Chris and their most adorable little red head you'll ever meet, Marlee! I was so excited to get Christen's inquiry.. 1.) because she explained "No, we don't really know where the red hair comes from! haha!" .. and 2.) because Marlee was turning one in August so she wanted to have the setting match Marlee's party theme of bugs and flowers! We decided there's no better place to go then.... a garden nursery! :) Thanks to the all resourceful Google, I did a quick search which led me to Bennett Nurseries. The owner of the nursery was more than helpful and welcomed us in with open arms (I love the South!). It was a BEAUTIFUL spot for this session and I'm just in love with how it turned out. Below are a few of my favorites!

Monday, January 9, 2012


2011 was a year to remember and a year I'll never forget.

  • It was the year I got my business license in the State of Alabama and officially made it official (come February it will be a year!).
  • I *attempted* P90x.
  • I became an Aunt and realized I have so much love I don't even know how to express.
  • I racked up quite the mileage driving to and from Alabama to Ohio.. so thankful it's only a 6 hour drive! (but seriously, most of the time my family and friends didn't where I was).
  • I ran a Huntsville Groupon Deal of the Day which has allowed me to meet so many wonderful families and couples! I am extremely grateful for its success so far!
  • The first of my friends started getting hitched (meaning mini reunions)!
  • I celebrated my one year anniversary working part-time for Bella Baby Photography... which also means I've been in Huntsville for over a year now!
  • I realized just how admirable, loving and inspirational grandparents are. I hope I never forget the times I shared with them. Lots of love to A.F., Papa, Grandma Jody and Nana. Miss you always.

2011 was a whirlwind. It was a year of growth. New adventures, travels and traditions. I'm so glad I had my camera along to capture it all. It was a delight going through these images from this past year. Thank you all again for allowing me to share in this time!

Now for a look back.. Enjoy!

P.S. Most of these sessions never got blogged and I am 100% guilty! They'll be coming soon though!! And a giveaway is to follow! (Hint.. it'll be time to pick your favorites of 2011!)